CDC Awards $13 Million for Preparedness and Response Learning Centers
Funding to maintain and develop public health responders as part of national security
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $13 million to 14 accredited schools of public health to establish Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Centers (PERLC) to enhance public health training and workforce.
The learning centers will 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.
"A prepared and ready workforce is the cornerstone for an effective public health response," said Dr. Ali S. Khan, director, CDC's Office for Public Health Preparedness and Response.
Schools of public health to be funded at $937,657 are:
University of Alabama, Birmingham
University of Arizona, Tucson
University of South Florida, Tampa
University of Iowa, Iowa City
University of Illinois, Chicago
Harvard University, Boston, MA
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg, Baltimore, MD
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
University at Albany SUNY, NY
Columbia University, New York
University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Texas A&M, College Station
University of Washington, Seattle
For more information about the PERLC program visit http://ophpr.cdc.gov/LO/default.asp
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES