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Preparing for future outbreaks requires the energy and expertise of varied groups and leaders - each of whom also brings a diverse educational background. We’re committed to providing no-cost, accessible learning opportunities that fill in knowledge gaps - ultimately empowering a statewide network with the skills they need to ready their local community.

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Early Detection

Much like using radar to detect and plan for hurricanes, identifying emerging threats early is a key component to outbreak preparedness. At TEPHI, we’re using innovative science and collaborating with partners across the state to establish a fair, effective, and sustainable early alert system for emerging pathogens so communities can take proactive steps to slow or stop their spread.

Baylor Early Detection Lab
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Effective communication is essential before, during, and after an outbreak - and is also an essential pillar of TEPHI. While communication, outreach, and messaging are important aspects of all our program initiatives, we are also intentionally advancing communication best practices to ensure public health leaders have the tools they need to inform their communities.

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Public Health Reserve Network

Everything’s bigger in Texas… and our public health network is no exception. We’re working to engage key partners statewide to build a network of proud, prepared Texans - equipped with the tools, data, and knowledge needed to be ready to respond to an outbreak in the places where they live, work, and play. Our partners represent multiple sectors in Texas, including public health, large and small businesses, community organizations, rural and urban health care, and the agricultural industry.


Are you interested in collaborating with us? We want to talk with you!

Contact [email protected] or call 866-89TEPHI (866-898-3744) to start the conversation.

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