The University of Arizona

Training/Technical Assistance

The Mountain West Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (MWPERLC) has been providing public health preparedness training, exercise support, and technical assistance to the public health workforce in the intermountain west region for the past 10 years.

Our partnerships and personal relationships with our public health system practitioners are centric to our approach in building and maintaining a high level of competency and capability to protect the public’s health when emergencies occur.
The MWPERLC has the expertise to provide technical assistance activities (PTA) to our tribal, state, and local partners. The PTA’s are modeled after the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Technical Assistance (TA) Program to build and sustain capabilities in support of the prevention, protection, response, and recovery mission areas. They are adapted to meet the specific public health needs of our partners who are recipients of public health emergency preparedness (PHEP) or Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) funding, but also for our partners who do not receive these funding streams.
  • Level 1 – Information Resources: General information to raise awareness or enhance familiarity with best practices/protocols required within all jurisdictions.
  • Level 2 – Models, Templates, and Samples: Delivery of solution packages and performance models drawn from Federal, state, and local studies, best practices, and experience that guides the implementation of various initiatives.
  • Level 3 – On-site Workshops: Delivery of rigorous, customized solutions through direct, on-site support, including workshops, guidance, and facilitation.



Once you complete the form, an automated email notification of your request will be sent to an MWPERLC administrator. A MWPERLC staff member will then contact you within 72 hours to gather further information regarding your online submission.