THE MISSION
The mission of the Heartland Center for Public Health & Preparedness (HCP) is to "link with state and local health agencies and other partners in order to train the public health workforce and other first responders and to improve their capacity to respond and provide essential services in bio-terrorist incidents, emerging infectious diseases and other public health threats and emergencies while building resilient community systems for long term recovery."


Capacity Development

The HCP program was initiated in 2000 to strengthen terrorism, all hazard, and emergency preparedness capacity expansion by linking academic expertise to state and local multi-sector agency needs.


Projects

HCP in collaboration with academic and practice partners, is engaged in the design, development, implementation and evaluation of programs and products that are designed to meet partner needs in the areas of education, training, and capacity expansion.


Partners & Resources

HCP has developed collaborative partnerships with academic, practice, and governmental entities at the local, state, and federal level that can provide important resources in emergency preparedness planning, response, and recovery and resilience.

 
NEWS & EVENTS | SEE ALL

31 July 2011 – HCPHP Conducts Influenza Vaccination Project for St. Louis County DOH
The Heartland Center for Public Health Preparedness at Saint Louis University School of Public Health completed a Health Care Workforce Influenza Vaccination Project for the St. Louis County Department of Health on July 31, 2011. | SEE MORE..

25 July 2011 – The HCs' Webinar Series Highlights Emerging Issues Public Health Preparedness
During their monthly Webinar Series, the Heartland Center for Public Health Preparedness at Saint Louis University School of Public Health presented the St. Louis Area Regional Response System: Development of the St. Louis Medical Operations Center (SMOC) on July 25, 2011. | SEE MORE..


HCP Partners