A series of free webinars, TEPHI Talks highlight Texas business sector pandemic preparedness and response, and are offered free of charge to business professionals. Since its launch in July 2022, TEPHI Talks has featured key leaders from Texas businesses, including HEB, Office Depot, and McKesson.
An additional series of free webinars, Grand Rounds works to update the public health community and healthcare workers on emerging/reemerging infections of interest in the state of Texas and beyond. Since its launch in July 2022, topics covered have included Monkeypox, severe hepatitis in children, and lessons learned from COVID-19.
The Infection Prevention and Control Module Series is a free training meant to better equip small rural hospitals and healthcare professionals, and covers 5 topics: basic infection prevention, preparedness, environment of care, implementation of infection prevention and control programs, and hospital-acquired infections.
In July 2022, TEPHI hosted the inaugural Texas Public Health Summit in collaboration with the UTHealth School of Public Health and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). The conference was free and planned as an annual event addressing prescient topics in public health locally, regionally, and nationally. Attended by nearly 100 individuals in-person, and over 200 virtually, the Summit, was dedicated to health communication.
The Pandemic Preparedness Communication course covers the fundamental aspects of communication for pandemic preparedness and response at an organizational level. In this course, we go over the preparedness plans to put in place before a pandemic, discuss best practices for communication during a pandemic, and finally, highlight the importance of synthesizing lessons learned after a pandemic.
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