New Training Course: TEPHI – Pandemic Preparedness Communication
Format: Online and Self-paced
Time: 60-75 Minutes
The Texas Epidemic Public Health Institute (TEPHI) has partnered with the Center for Health Communication at UT Austin to bring you a short course all about communication before, during, and after a pandemic!
The Texas Epidemic Public Health Institute (TEPHI) Pandemic Preparedness Communication course will cover the fundamental aspects of pandemic preparedness at an organizational level. In this course, you will go over the preparedness plans to put in place before a pandemic, discuss best practices for communication during a pandemic and finally, discuss how to synthesize lessons learned after a pandemic. As the learner of this course, you will have the opportunity to analyze this information and reflect on how it applies to your unique situation.
UTMRC 2023 Newsletter: Spring Edition
To our valued UTMRC volunteers, welcome to the Spring 2023 Newsletter!
This season marks our one year anniversary of sharing events, highlighting volunteers and keeping connections going with our extraordinary community. As our journey continues, we are changing the timing of the newsletter to become a monthly edition. We feel that staying updated on all current events and trainings will work well in the future to ensure that our outreach will stay intact and information will be communicated in a more timely fashion. This edition will be the last quarterly update. Going forward, be on the lookout for monthly updates, current events and highlighted volunteers creating positive change for the University of Texas and beyond.
UTMRC Volunteer Spotlight Spring 2023: Highlighting the Work of Ms. Kelly Guzman Machado
Congratulations to our volunteer of the month, Ms. Kelly Guzman Machado!
Professor Guzman has been an extremely dedicated and active UTMRC member the month of March 2023. Ms. Machado has helped connect us to students and faculty at the Austin Community College to spread the word about our organization and even volunteered to help take over Emergency To-Go Bag trainings! We are so appreciative of Professor Guzman’s great efforts for UTMRC.
FBI: Active Shooter Safety Resources
An active shooter is an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area, and recent active shooter incidents have underscored the need for a coordinated response by law enforcement and others to save lives. The FBI is committed to working with its partners to protect schools, workplaces, houses of worship, transportation centers, other public gathering sites, and communities.
Just in Time (JIT) Training
Our Just in Time training (JIT) include resources on topics such as Mental Health Team, Contact Tracing, Testing/Swabbing, and Alternate Care Site that is made available to support preparedness training activities and provide JIT training for our members and volunteers.