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PERLC Webinars

The 14 PERLC develop, deliver, and evaluate core competency-based training and education for the public health workforce that addresses the public health preparedness and response needs of state, local, and tribal public health authorities.

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Previous Webinars

Title: Focused Continuity of Operations Planning (FCOOP): A Management Approach

PERLC: University of Alabama at Birmingham

Date: Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013


The need for continuity of operations plans (COOPs) has been well established and FEMA offers an outline for the general organization and content of COOPs. FEMA does not; however, recommend an efficient process for the development and maintenance of workable and practical COOPs. The development of efficient and effective COOPs requires considerable strategic thinking, the participation of key organizational personnel, and the development of detailed time-specific implementation plans. During this webinar the presenters from the: South Central Preparedness & Emergency Response Learning Center (SCPERLC) will discuss the process, known as FCOOP (Focused Continuity of Operations Planning) and how it can be a simple, structured, participative, efficient, and effective process for developing and maintaining COOPs.

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Title: Use and Application of the Texas Public Health Risk Assessment Tool

PERLC: Texas A&M University

Date: Wednesday, Apr 16, 2013


During the past year, Training and Education Collaborative System Preparedness & Emergency Response Learning Center (TECS-PERLC) has engaged with state and regional partners in various roles related to the Texas Tool for Public Health Risk Assessment (Texas Tool). The Texas Tool, an evidence-based risk assessment tool, determines hazard, residual risk scores, and resource availability for 41 hazards, and the ability to respond using the PHEP capabilities. During this webinar the presenter, discussed the development of the tool, the use and application of the tool’s strategies and activities document, and ongoing efforts for continued use of the tools.

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Title: Designing and Delivering Relevant Public Health Preparedness Training: Adapting Tier I Training for State and Local Health Departments

PERLC: University of Arizona

Date: Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013


State and local partners identified a strong need for local adaptation of existing Tier I basic awareness level training in public health preparedness. Mountain West Preparedness & Emergency Response Learning Center (MWPERLC) collaborated with state and local public health professionals to make curricula more geographically and culturally appropriate by incorporating case studies, learning activities, and examples the target audience could identify with. During this webinar the

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