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ASPPH to Serve as Coordinating Center for Public Health Preparedness

The CDC Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (OPHPR) recently awarded ASPPH the role of Coordinating Center for a project focusing on the translation, application, and evaluation of research products and trainings developed by CDC-funded Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Centers (PERRC) and Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Centers (PERLC) to improve public health preparedness and response practices, policies, and programs.

As part of this initiative, ASPPH convened an independent and objective review panel to review applications submitted by eligible schools of public health to conduct work under three sub-projects.  Based on the recommendations of the review panel, CDC approved funding for the following projects:

Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health – “The Evidence Based Preparedness Project – Synthesis and Translation of Public Health Preparedness and Response Research”

University of Washington School of Public Health – “UW Preparedness & Emergency Response Learning Center”

University at Albany SUNY School of Public Health – “Albany CPHP-PERLC Psychological First Aid Demonstration Project”

Emory University Rollins School of Public Health – “Emory Public Health Preparedness Translation and Dissemination Initiative”

Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health – “Translation, Dissemination and Implementation of Evidence-Based Public Health Preparedness Tools and Trainings”

University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health – “Translation, Application, & Evaluation of the Emergency Law Inventory: A PHASYS Research Product”

UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health – “Building Resilient Regions: Workforce Capacity for Translation, Implementation and Evaluation of Promising PERRC Products”

University of Washington School of Public Health  “University of Washington Preparedness and Emergency Response Research and Learning Center – PERRCoLate”

University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health –Building an Effective Tribal and Multijurisdictional Response Network to Improve Preparedness and Response”

ASPPH will be sharing information about these projects in the Friday Letter and at meetings including the 2016 ASPPH Annual Meeting.