The mission of the UAB Center for the Study of Community Health (CSCH) is to conduct and facilitate research to guide programs and policies that promote the vitality of community health.
The Deep South Center for Occupational Health and Safety, sponsored by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, is a consortium of programs at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Auburn University that offers graduate education and research training in occupational health and safety, industrial hygiene, hazardous substances, occupational health nursing and occupational safety and ergonomics. The Center’s approach to graduate education is interdisciplinary in nature, developing graduates that are highly recruited by industry, business and academia. The Deep South Center for OH&S offers excellent short courses in a variety of topics to develop professional skills and knowledge for those practicing in occupational health and safety.
Many students in the graduate program are supported in part by funds received by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and other resources within the Deep South Center for OH&S. .
Federally endowed in 1987, the Lister Hill Center has a university-wide mission to facilitate the conduct of health policy research, to disseminate the findings of that research beyond the usual channels of academic publication, and to sponsor the Lister Hill Health Policy Fellows program.
South Central Preparedness & Emergency Response Learning Center
The South Central Preparedness & Emergency Response Learning Center (SCPERLC) was launched in 2010 to strengthen and improve the nation’s public health, preparedness and response capabilities. This initiative continues the 15 year history of collaboration with academic institutions, state and local health departments, and other emergency response partners – the South Central Public Health Partnership for Workforce Development – and focuses on providing training and training technical assistance to the public health workforce and other responder communities in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, the Poarch Band of Creek Indians of Alabama, and the Mississippi Band of the Choctaw Indians.
A federally endowed center with a mission of contributing to solutions of health problems in developing countries by implementing comprehensive, graduate-level training and educational public health programs that are organized collaboratively with academic institutions, international agencies, and health ministries within the host country.