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Training and Practice Centers

Texas Public Health Training Center

The Texas Public Health Training Center (TPHTC) is one of 37 Public Health Training Centers across the nation. TPHTC is a collaborative effort among the Health Science Center's School of Public Health, the University of Texas School of Public Health, and the Texas A&M University System Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health. The Center's mission is to improve the state's public health system by strengthening the technical, scientific, managerial and leadership competencies and capabilities of the current and future public health workforce. For the last twelve years, these collaborating institutions have been committed to addressing workforce training needs and strengthening this capacity within local health departments, hospitals and other health related organizations to effectively address the needs of the public health workforce. These trainings include live workshops, web-casts and videoconferences. The TPHTC envisions expanding its reach to include other arenas in which public health and health care professionals realize their work, including businesses, corporations, and grassroots organizations.

Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Centers (PERLC)

The CDC-funded Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Centers (PERLC) were established to enhance public health training and workforce. The learning centers serve in a national capacity for preparedness and response training and education needs of the U. S. public health workforce. The learning centers provide unique workforce development needs by offering assistance to nearby state, local, and tribal public health authorities. 
The three schools of public health function as a consortium to provide preparedness and response training to the public health workforce through the Training and Education Collaborative System Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (TECS-PERLC). The TECS-PERLC partners design, develop, deliver, and evaluate trainings and education that support the mastery and performance of the Public Health Preparedness and Response Core Competencies and meet needs or gaps of state, regional, local, and tribal public health workforce. 

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