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School & Program Updates

School & Program Updates

SUNY Albany Preparedness Initiatives

The University at Albany Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (PERLC) offers a combination of in-person and distance-based training to the public health workforce.  Our distance-based programs afford us a national and international audience. Web-based products cover a wide range of contemporary and vital topics in the field of public health preparedness and include twenty-one interactive online courses, more than 50 broadcasts, and our Top-Ten trainings and toolkits. The self-paced, highly interactive web-based courses, such as the flagship Preparedness and Emergency Response to Pandemics course, the Terrorism, Preparedness and Public Health course, the Emergency Preparedness Training for Hospital Clinicians course, and the Working in a POD course are continuously updated to include the most recent and relevant emergency preparedness information. Along with easy access, the interactive online courses provide learners with the opportunity to earn free continuing education credits (CEUs).

A major focus of the UAlbany PERLC has been development of training for Public Health (PH) workers to assist them in addressing the needs of vulnerable populations during a disaster.  Recent activities include the following:

In recognition of National Preparedness Month, the Center will collaborate with local partners to provide additional Emergency Preparedness training on to the Karen Refugee community.  For more information about these events and trainings, please contact us at or visit our website