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Regional Public Health Training Centers (PHTC)


The purpose of the PHTC Program is 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.  Emphasis is placed on developing the existing public health workforce as a foundation for improving the infrastructure of the public health system.  This program uses the cooperative agreement grant mechanism, which is an award instrument requiring substantial Federal involvement. HRSA currently funds ten  centers representing each of the Health and Human Services regions:

  • Region I Boston University-Public Health Preparedness
  • Region II Columbia University-Health Disparities, Health Equity, Social Determinants of Health
  • Region III University of Pittsburgh-Health Informatics and Health Information Technology
  • Region IV Emory University-Infectious Diseases
  • Region V University of Illinois at Chicago-Environmental Public Health
  • Region VI Tulane University-Behavioral Health
  • Region VII University of Iowa-Chronic Conditions:  Diabetes
  • Region VIII University of Colorado-Chronic Conditions:  Cancer
  • Region IX University of Arizona-Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity
  • Region X University of Washington-Violence and Injury Prevention

Active Grants and Abstracts


Eligible applicants are accredited schools of public health or another public or nonprofit private institutions accredited for the provision of graduate or specialized training in public health.


Kellie Gilchrist, MPH

Open Funding Opportunities

HRSA-16-182 Dental Faculty Development and Loan Repayment Program

HRSA-16-193 Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Paraprofessionals and Professionals

HRSA-17-006 Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) Payment Program

All Open Opportunities