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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 basic awareness entry-level (Tier-1) 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 presenters discussed MWPERLC adaption process from design to delivery, benefits of adapting curriculum for local use, and partner collaboration required to adapt courses.


Brenda Granillo, MS
University of Arizona, Department of Health Policy and Management

Mona Arora, MSPH
Senior Research Specialist
University of Arizona, Department of Health Policy and Management

Nicole Roland, MA
Planning Response Coordinator
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Competencies and Capabilities:

This webinar addresses the following public health preparedness capabilities and preparedness and response core competency:

  • Capability 1 – Community Preparedness
  • Capability 3 – Emergency Operations Coordination
  • Competency 3.3 – Participate in improving the organization’s capacities (including, but not limited to programs, plans, policies, laws, and workforce trainings).

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For more information on Adapting Tier-1 Training, please contact Brenda Granillo at