Institute for Rural Health and Safety

The IUP Institute for Rural Health and Safety brings together university personnel from various disciplines and professional backgrounds to solve problems related to rural health and safety.

It provides driver education, improvement programs, and first responder and emergency response team training.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: On November 4, 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid announced an interim rule requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for all healthcare workers (including students and faculty) who provide care, treatment, or services for a covered provider. Some departments at IUP have already received word that many clinical sites are mandating the COVID vaccination for all students and staff who are at their sites. The sites are requiring that students have the first vaccine of Pfizer or Moderna (or the only vaccine of Johnson & Johnson) by December 5, 2021, and the second Pfizer or Moderna vaccine by January 2, 2022. In most cases, it does not appear any exemptions will be granted. The IUP EMT and Paramedic programs want to make sure all EMS students are aware of this requirement. 

Center for Emergency Services Training
The Center for Emergency Services Training offers Pennsylvania Department of Health-certified courses and other programs to emergency-services providers. See our list of courses.

Center for Transportation
The Center for Transportation offers safety and drivers education courses which are offered through the Institute for Rural Health and safety and is the home of the IUP Highway Safety Project.

Videos
Videos from the Institute for Rural Health and safety, including CarFit and Perceptual Driving

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