Projects and Centers
Rural Preparedness is important to Pennsylvania. Forty-eight of Pennsylvania's 67 counties are classified rural, and 18 of the remaining 19 counties have rural municipalities. The Center for Rural Health Practice (CRHP) is the rural coordinating unit of the University of Pittsburgh Center for Public Health Practice, assuring that new training initiatives reflect issues related to rural health.
The Pennsylvania Public Health Training Center (PAPHTC) improves the performance of the public health system in Pennsylvania by enhancing the competencies of public health workers to carry out the essential public health services. The Training Center provides continuing education to hundreds of public health practitioners every year through in-person and distance-accessible training opportunities.
PHASYS conducts research to develop, test, and apply criteria and metrics for measuring the effectiveness and efficiency of preparedness and emergency response to hazards with public health consequences. PHASYS is one of nine funded centers in the nation at accredited schools of public health.