Rural Public Health Preparedness

The Center for Rural Health Practice (CRHP) at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford is the rural coordinating unit of the University of Pittsburgh Center for Public Health Preparedness (UPCPHP), assuring that new training initiatives reflect issues related to rural health preparedness.

The UPCPHP and the CRHP provide in-person, county-level training, targeting Pennsylvania's 48 rural counties. County EMA directors are recruited to host trainings and bring together all of their rural responders. Regional occupational safety and health administrative officers, EMA directors, and local Pennsylvania Department of Health staff are invited to present components of the training to assure connectedness to local issues and concerns.