The USA Center for Rural Public Health Preparedness

The USA Center for Rural Public Health Preparedness
Mission:

The mission of the USA Center is to work with both internal and external partners to promote the development of skills and competencies that support emergency response and preparedness in primarily rural states and rural sections of the country.

Approximately 325 million people reside in the United States; 20 percent live in rural areas. The USA Center for Rural Public Health Preparedness, under the Office of Special Programs at the School of Public Health, was established in 2005 to provide public health preparedness, technical assistance, and training resources to rural and tribal areas that have fewer assets and resources, less access, and are forced to compete against urban areas that receive national focus and priority.

Center focus areas include: community engagement, technical assistance, education and training, assessments, consulting, exercises, and education, material development.

School of Public Health
Phone: 979.436.9472