Since 2005, the MWPERLC has coordinated with public health partners at the federal, tribal, state, and local level to provide quality education, exercise support, and technical assistance to enhance professional development in the intermountain region.
We work with both existing and new partners to evaluate needs, surmount obstacles, and identify actions to define success. Coordination plays a key role in achieving this goal.
Coordination denotes the informal relationships that exist between organizations while each maintaining their own mission, structure, and objectives. Information is shared as needed, and each agency retains their own authority. We have, and will continue, to coordinate with numerous agencies to meet the needs of our preparedness partners.
Recently, the MWPERLC has embarked on a coordinated effort with fellow PERRC’s and PERLC’s to better translate, disseminate, and implement our products to ensure that trainings are turned into practice within the public health community. That effort is supported by a grant from the CDC and coordinated by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health.
A list of grantees and their associated affiliation follows:
· Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health (https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/)
· University of Washington School of Public Health (http://sph.washington.edu)
· University at Albany SUNY School of Public Health (http://www.albany.edu/sph/)
· Emory University Rollins School of Public Health (https://www.sph.emory.edu/)
· University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (http://www.publichealth.pitt.edu)
· UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health (http://ph.ucla.edu/)
· University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (http://mwperlc.arizona.edu/)
In addition, the MWPERLC coordinates closely with the Western Regional Public Health Training Center (http://www.wrphtc.arizona.edu) here at the University of Arizona to provide quality education for the public health workforce to improve police and programs.