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Johns Hopkins Center for Public Health Preparedness



Johns Hopkins Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center

Mental and Behavioral Public Health Systems Preparedness and Emergency Response Research

The Johns Hopkins Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center (JH~PERRC) is one of several CDC-sponsored research centers aimed at strengthening public health preparedness infrastructure and systems to address CDC’s priority areas for research in protecting vulnerable populations in emergencies, and creating, strengthening and maintaining sustainable preparedness and response systems. The JH~PERRC is uniquely focused on mental and behavioral aspects of public health systems research in preparedness and emergency response.

The Center’s goals are to build capacity, competency and coordination of public health systems to prepare for, respond to and recover from the adverse mental and behavioral health effects of emergencies. A brief overview of the topics covered by the four JH~PERRC research projects are listed below. Additional details can be found by clicking each project link.

The JH~PERRC projects focus primarily on the “public mental health system” as it relates to preparedness through four critical components of a public health system—public health infrastructure, communities, media and the legal and ethical environment.


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