The Institute for Disaster Management (IDM) was awarded the Nursing Home Strike Team (NHST) grant from the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) to increase and support the CNA workforce in Long-Term Care Facilities across Georgia. IDM has partnered with the University of Georgia’s Institute of Gerontology, Alliant Health Solutions, and the Adsmith to ensure the timeliness and quality of all strategies relating to this initiative. The strike team will run over a two year time span.

The Georgia Career CNA Pathway Initiative was created under the NHST grant to better serve the aging community of Georgia. More information on the initiative and becoming a CNA can be found on the website here.


No TNA Left Behind Webinar:

Participants can expect to learn about:

  • Academic Platforms’ new initiative to offer scheduled statewide TNA to CNA Bridge Program courses for TNAs that were employed by a long-term care facility prior to the June 2022 deadline
  • How any long-term care facility can take advantage of these course offerings and get their TNAs through the training
  • Available stipends to support TNAs who complete their CNA didactic and clinical training

Recording of the Webinar

Slides from the Webinar



Prepared For Whatever Tomorrow Brings

Elizabeth Hardister had her eyes set on getting a master’s degree from the University of Georgia Institute for Disaster Management (IDM) before she had even declared an undergraduate major. Her


You Don’t Have to be a Disaster Management Minor to Make a Difference

It’s a common misconception: disaster management is a one-minded field. A branch of public health, disaster management is nothing if not multidisciplinary. It is everywhere and in everything. Its principles


It’s a No-Regrets Decision to study at the University of Georgia Institute for Disaster Management

Ansu Karim, MPH ’23 In February 2021, I was awarded a Fulbright scholarship through the U.S. Department of State to study for a master’s degree in the United States. It