The Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center is part of a national network of 10 public health training centers funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration to improve the nation’s public health system by strengthening the technical, scientific, managerial, and leadership competence of the current and future public health workforce.

IPHI is proud to be Virginia’s local performance site for the Health Resources and Services Administration Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center. Based at the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public Health, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center joins with Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, West Virginia University School of Public Health, and the Institute for Public Health Innovation in program delivery at the local level. The MAR-PHTC team includes university faculty, health educators, communication and information technology specialists, instructional designers, program coordinators, and professional trainers.

 

IPHI’s Responsibilities:

As the Local Performance Site for MAR-PHTC in Virginia, IPHI is responsible for:

  • Facilitating the identification of training needs of the VDH and local health department workforce and other public health professionals,
  • Linking those needs with existing training resources or coordinating the development of new training resources, and
  • Supporting the establishment of student field placements and student-faculty projects.

IPHI provides training and continuing education opportunities to reinforce and enhance the expertise of the existing public health workforce in Virginia and Washington, DC. Together with our academic and public health partners, we strive towards achieving the national goal to “improve the nation’s public health system by strengthening the technical, scientific, managerial, and leadership competence of the current and future workforce.”

IPHI’s Resources:

By leveraging technology and connecting learners to cutting-edge, competency-based training resources through extensive partnerships, IPHI intends to promote skill development spanning a wide spectrum of topics, reaching IPHI’s public health constituents across Virginia. To do this, we partner with multiple training and educational stakeholders including Virginia Department of Health, and the Virginia MPH university programs. In addition, IPHI has access to a national network of health institutes.

IPHI’s Expertise:

IPHI’s educational and training opportunities include classroom-based instruction, workshops, and online professional development events on a variety of topics including:

  • Public Health
  • Health Equity
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Community Health Worker Development
  • Leadership and Management

In addition to training, IPHI also provides needs assessment, resource identification, training evaluation and communication support.

For more information about available training offered by the IPHI Local Performance site, please contact Christine Stewart at trainings@institutephi.org.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP27882 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program” for $3,420,000. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.

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[1] Regional Public Health Training Centers Program, HRSA, http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/grants/publichealth/phtc.html