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Training Opportunities

Training and education for the public health workforce and public health partners is a major priority for the Center for Public Health Readiness and Communication.

We regularly provide lectures and other educational programs on topics like crisis and emergency risk communication in disasters, the use of social media in disasters, specific hazards that pose a threat to the public health, and incorporating community-based partners into public health preparedness planning.

We offer training in a variety of formats, including ‘in-person’ lectures, webinar technology, and videoconferencing. The Center has also developed and conducted tabletop preparedness exercises for medical professionals as well as public health and other professionals.

The Center also hosts student interns and fellows who are interested in applied research and other projects related to public health emergency preparedness. Graduate and undergraduate students in public health and related disciplines have worked in the Center to complete Applied Practice Experiences, practicums, Master’s Projects, Integrated Learning Experience projects, and other projects as part of completing degree requirements.

Please contact the either Tom Hipper at or Esther Chernak at to arrange for a presentation or training program.