U-M School of Public Health to serve as regional public health training center

The University of Michigan School of Public Health has received a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to designate the school as a regional Public Health Training Center, effective July 1.

The School of Public Health has administered the Michigan Public Health Training Center since 2000, with a focus on strengthening the capacity of the public health workforce within the state of Michigan. This new grant expands the school’s scope, establishing Michigan Public Health as the coordinating lead for Region V, which includes Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio.

The Region V Public Health Training Center will work to strengthen the capacity of the region’s public health workforce by assessing training needs, responding to those needs through the development and delivery of distance-based continuing education trainings, and cultivating partnerships among academic and practice partners to collectively engage in workforce development and planning throughout the region. Training is offered to the public health workforce free of charge.

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