The Pacific Emergency Management, Preparedness, and Response Information Network and Training Services (Pacific EMPRINTS) is a broad-based consortium of public and private health educators and health services providers that was established with funding from the U.S. Health and Human Services’ Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) in late 2005. In March 2007, the program was transferred to the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). Pacific EMPRINTS was one of only nineteen continuing education grants awarded across the nation, including grants awarded to the Yale New Haven Health System, the University of California San Francisco, and Columbia University. Currently, it is receiving federal funds from the Hawaii State Civil Defense's FY08 Homeland Security Grant Program.
Pacific EMPRINTS is a continuing education (CE) training partnership of several organizations, such as the Hawaii State Civil Defense, which has statewide emergency management responsibilities for Hawaii. In collaboration with other partners below, we offer an extensive variety of online distance learning courses, face-to-face and online problem-based learning courses, podcasts, live training exercises, disaster life support training, GIS and GPS training and support, instructional lectures, and a number of other workshops and Pacific EMPRINTS-sponsored conferences to health professionals and first responders in Hawaii and the Pacific region.
Collaborating Partners (Current and Past)
- University of Hawaii Manoa, College of Social Sciences (Grant Recipient)
- Hawaii State Civil Defense
- UH John A. Burns School of Medicine
- UC Davis - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Point-of-Care Technologies Center [NIBIB, NIH]
- Yale University School of Medicine, Center for Continuing Medical Education
- Hawaii State Department of Health
- UH School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
- UH Kapiolani Community College, Department of Emergency Medical Services
- Schools of Public Health at San Diego State University, Loma Linda University, UCLA and UC-Berkeley
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration