Cal STAPH has developed partnerships and participated in activities and trainings with the following departments of public health:
- California Department of Public Health
- City of Berkeley Department of Public Health*
- Alameda County Department of Public Health
- Napa County Department of Public Health*
- San Francisco Department of Public Health
We encourage other departments of public health and local health agencies interested in receiving volunteer support from Cal STAPH to contact us at email@example.com.
*Cal STAPH has Memorandums of Understanding in place with these departments of public health.
Cal STAPH aims to provide students with hands-on training in public health practice and opportunities to learn about potential career paths in public health. In addition to preparing and deploying students to assist state and local health departments in the event of an urgent situation, Cal STAPH also maintains partnerships with local health agencies to provide ongoing, non-emergency training opportunities for its members.
Cal STAPH members have participated in the following field activities, trainings, and ongoing partnerships:
Outbreak and Disease Investigations
- Meningitis outbreak response, California Department of Public Health (Spring 2016)
- Measles outbreak investigation, City of Berkeley Public Health Division (Spring 2014)
- Valley Fever outbreak in the Salinas Valley, City of Berkeley Public Health Division (Fall 2013)
- Salmonella outbreak investigation, Napa County Public Health Division (Summer 2012)
- Tuberculosis case and contact investigation, Alameda County Public Health Department (Summer 2012)
- Tuberculosis case and contact investigation, City of Berkeley and Alameda County Public Health Departments (Fall 2012)
- Mumps outbreak investigation, City of Berkeley Public Health Division (Fall 2011)
- Measles contact investigation, City of Berkeley Public Health Division (Fall 2011)
- Pertussis case management, San Francisco Department of Public Health (Fall 2010)
Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Support
Shoo the Flu clinics, Alameda County Department of Public Health (Fall 2016)
- Statewide Emergency Preparedness Exercise, City of Berkeley Public Health Division (Fall 2015)
- Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Preparedness (CASPER), Lake County (Fall 2012)
- Statewide Medical and Health Exercise evaluation, City of Berkeley Public Health Division (Fall 2011)
- Urban Shield full-scale exercise, Alameda County Emergency Medical Services Agency (2010)
- Complex Humanitarian Emergency Leadership and Training Program, UCSF Global Health Sciences (Fall 2010 & 2011)
- Seasonal flu clinic evaluation and support, City of Berkeley Public Health Division (2010-2011)
- Tabletop exercise evaluation, Alameda County Public Health Department (2010)
Applied Public Health Trainings
- Excel for Epidemiologists (Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017)
- Regional Disaster Epidemiology – Rapid Needs Assessment Training, sponsored by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, CSTE (Spring 2012)
- National Incident Management System (NIMS), sponsored by the Napa County Heath Department (Spring 2012)
- Outbreak investigation, Tomás Aragón, sponsored by the Napa County Health Department (Spring 2011)
- Infectious Disease Emergency Response (IDER) Toolkit Training, San Francisco Department of Public Health, Advanced Practice Center, sponsored by the City of Berkeley Public Health Division (2011)
- Community assessment methods, Seasonal and Pandemic Influenza Vaccine Assessment (SPIVA) toolkit, San Francisco Bay Area Advanced Practice Center (2011)
- First aid certification training (2011)
Community Health Education
- WHACK the flu educational campaign, Alameda County Public Health Department (2010)
- Risk communication/public information support, Alameda County Public Health Department (2010)
- Pacific Islander Task Force, projects focused on collecting and disaggregating data to describe the Pacific Islander population in the San Francisco Bay Area (Fall 2016 – Spring 2017)
- HHS Office of Pacific Health, data projects focused on the US Affiliated Pacific Islander population and disparities in access to health (Fall 2015 – Spring 2016)
- Berkeley Cohort, CalREDIE data management with the City of Berkeley’s Tuberculosis and Communicable Disease Program and assistance updating the City of Berkeley’s 2017 Health Status Report (Fall 2014 – Spring 2017)
Cal STAPH also invites speakers from the community to present on topics related to applied public health:
- CDPH Hiring Panel (Spring 2016)
- Applied Epidemiology Fellowships Panel (Fall 2015, Fall 2016)
- Speaking Public Health Publicly with Dr. David Tuller, UCB Graduate School of Journalism (Spring 2015)
- Contagion Screening with Q&A one of the film’s scientific advisors, Dr. Mark Smolinsky, Skoll Global Threats Fund (Fall 2012, Spring 2017)
- Dr. Mark Horton on the public health response to the H1N1 influenza pandemic & multidisciplinary collaboration (2012), co-sponsored by the Center for Health Leadership Fellows, Cal STAPH, and the Association for Public Health Infectious Disease Students (APHIDS)
- Dr. William Keene on investigation of foodborne outbreaks in Oregon (2011), co-sponsored by Cal STAPH and APHIDS
- Commander David Lipin on the Haiti earthquake response by the Disaster Medical Assistance Team, DMAT CA-6 (2010)
Institutional & Funding Partners
Cal STAPH receives coordination and administration support through their Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)-funded Public Health Training Center, CALPACT.
Cal STAPH would like to thank the following other organizations for supporting our work:
- UC Berkeley Center for Public Health Practice and Center for Health Leadership for providing support through the CALPACT grant
- UC Berkeley Center for Infectious Diseases and Emergency Readiness/Cal PREPARE, for providing vision and in-kind training support.
- UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly, Graduate Meeting Events and Resources (GMER) and GA Grant awards, for providing refreshments during meetings.
- UC Berkeley School of Public Health, Student Organization Funding Program, for supporting trainings and guest speaker events.