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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.


Jennifer M. Griffith, DrPH, MPH
Assistant Professor
Department of Health Policy and Management
Texas A&M University

Bruce Clements, MPH
Public Health Preparedness Director
Texas Department of State Health Service

Michael Felan
Program Specialist
Texas Department of State Health Service Regions 2 and 3

Jennifer Kiger, MPH
Public Health Preparedness Manager
Texas Department of State Health Service Regions 5 and 6

Competencies and Capabilities:

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

  • Capability 1 – Community Preparedness
  • Competency 1.3 – Facilitate collaboration with internal and external emergency response partners
  • Competency 3.1 – Contribute expertise to a community hazard vulnerability analysis
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For more information on the Texas Public Health Risk Assessment Tool, please contact Barbara Quiram at