New Online Certificate Program in Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response

UIC School of Public Health will soon offer one of the nation’s only completely online programs in public health emergency preparedness and response.
A 4-course (14 credit) certificate program will be available beginning in
January 2013 through UIC SPH’s Division of Community Health Sciences.

Applications will be accepted in Fall 2012 for admission into this program, which is based on ASPH’s recently released Master’s-Level Public Health Preparedness and Response Competency Model.

In conjunction with the ongoing Online MPH Program in Community Health Sciences, the courses in the new certificate program will allow an individual to complete an online MPH degree with a specialization in public health preparedness and response.

The Public Health Emergency Preparedness Certificate program was developed by the Illinois Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (IPERLC) as part of its Year 2 work plan. IPERLC is one of 14 preparedness and emergency response learning centers funded by CDC’s Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response.

Suzet McKinney, DrPH, Deputy Commissioner for Preparedness at the Chicago Department of Public Health, will coordinate the new program through her part-time appointment at UIC School of Public Health.

For more information about this certificate program, please contact David Brand –