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Conducting a BT-Tabletop: A How To Guide (PDF)


Tabletop exercises are one of the strategies that the public health workforce can use to convene and engage their community partners. The purpose of Conducting a BT-Table Top: A “how-to” guide is to provide state and local public health entities with information and guidance on the key ingredients to consider when developing and facilitating a tabletop exercise including, setting goals; selecting participants, a coordinator, and a facilitator; developing the scenario and questions; and logistical issues. The document is 20 pages long and is available in PDF format.

Format: PDF

Primary Toolkit:

APC Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Advanced Practice Centers, All-Hazards, Strategic National Stockpile (SNS)


Institutional Author:

Dekalb County Board of Health Advanced Practice Center





Five most recent user comments

5 Stars of 5 - Extremely Useful
Conducting a BT-Tabletop: A How To Guide
By Teresa Bates

This tool is easy to understand and walks you through the process of setting up and conducting a tabletop.  This tool can be customized for use by any type of 1st responder agency.

5 Stars of 5 - Extremely Useful
Overview for Planning and Conducting a Bioterroris
By Martha Wagaman
This document is a "must read" for new exercise planners.  It should be reviewed with the exercise design team during the initial planning meeting.  It's also a perfect pre-cursor to utilizing the Master the Disaster!  Exercise Builder CD to create a bioterrorism table-top exercise.

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