The Center for Preparedness and Emergency Response Solutions (CPERS) focuses on research, planning, training, exercises, and education related to public health and health care emergencies. Additionally, CPERS conducts traditional academic and community activities in the fields of preparedness and infectious diseases. This Center provides coordination and support for the interdisciplinary activities of research, education (both graduate and continuing education), and all-hazard preparedness planning locally, nationally, and internationally.
The Center’s programs are designed based on input from the people they serve. In order to keep training affordable, they bring programs and services to the people they serve - traveling across the country to conduct in-person programs, and developing web-based education for public health, health care, emergency responders, and businesses.
In addition to a variety of preparedness-related training opportunities, CPERS provides aid with disaster planning and disaster preparedness exercises. They also provide resources in the form of a free-standing library devoted exclusively to preparedness-related topics, award winning training videos, and a website that is loaded with resources.