About Us

TECS-PERLC was established in 2010 as one of fourteen Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Centers.  It is a collaboration between three schools in Texas —

  • Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health in College Station
  • University of North Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health in Fort Worth
  • University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston
Our goal is to enhance the public health workforce and improve capacity for community resilience by providing training and exercising at the state, local, and/or tribal level.


Read more about TECS-PERLC, our partners, and our programs here.


We work closely with our state and tribal partners to ensure we understand their strengths and challenges and that we are responsive to them.  Our partners include:




South Dakota




TECS-PERLC is supported by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Grant/Cooperative Agreement Number 5U90TP000408-02. Contents of this website are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC.


These same three Texas schools also collaborate as part of the HRSA-funded Texas Public Health Training Center.  The goal of TPHTC is to provide training and continuing education to the broader public health workforce.