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Texas Health Institute Selected to Lead Regional Efforts to Enhance Ongoing Disaster-Related Health Recovery through Training and Technical Assistance
Hurricane Response Hub to Provide Training and Technical Assistance to Health Departments, Emergency Management, and Community-Based Organizations in Texas
Texas Health Institute has been chosen to serve as one of five regional technical assistance centers for the Hurricane Response Hub (HRH) initiative led by the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI). Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this national program is designed to enhance disaster-related surveillance and environmental and occupational health recovery efforts in areas impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria by building disaster-related public health workforce capacity.
Working with a range of state and regional partners including Harris County Public Health, Texas A&M University School of Public Health, and Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Texas Health Institute will serve as the coordinating body within Texas to lead public health workforce capacity building activities in disaster-related surveillance, environmental, and occupational health needs.
The training and resources developed through this initiative will help health departments, public health institutes, emergency management, law enforcement, health care providers, government entities, and other organizations build workforce capacity and institutional knowledge that improves disaster-related recovery in the future.
For more information about the Texas Hurricane Response Hub, click here.