University of Minnesota Center for Public Health Preparedness
The University of Minnesota CPHP was established in 2002 and was in operation until 2010. During that time, CPHP trained state and local and tribal public health personnel and others to prepare for, respond to, and recover from public health threats and emergencies.
CPHP collaborated with state and local departments of health to create a strong public health workforce and has a primary service area of Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.
The Minnesota CPHP was a member of the national network of public health preparedness training centers and was funded in part by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Learning activities were designed to meet identified needs and utilize innovative teaching and learning methods, expert faculty, and competency-based assessment and evaluation approaches.
Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center
In 2010, the University of Minnesota was awarded a new Center for Disease Control grant (cooperative agreement) as a Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (PERL).