Office of Public Health Practice (OPHP) and the New Jersey Center for Public Health Preparedness (NJCPHP) of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-School of Public Health (UMDNJ-SPH) are developing a project involving JITTEIS.

The mission of the Office of Public Health Practice (OPHP) is to provide a link between faculty and practice partners in teaching, research and the practice of public health. The continuing education activities are designed to strengthen the cooperation between the OPHP and state and local public health practitioners. The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-School of Public Health (UMDNJ-SPH) established the OPHP to promote individual and community health through training, education and service. The programs contained within the OPHP are the Centers for Education and Training; The NY/NJ Public Health Training Center, funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration; and the Center for School and Community Health Education.

  The New Jersey Center for Public Health Preparedness at UMDNJ, established at the UMDNJ-School of Public Health, is one of the nation’s 50 university-based Centers for Public Health Preparedness. Funding is provided by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), with administrative support from the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH). The NJCPHP works in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.


UMDNJ-SPH will be using JITTEIS for refresher training, public health outreach, and public alerts from content repositories and mock social media sites. Participants would also be submitting media using their mobile phones that would be stored and viewed at the mock social media sites.