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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. 


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.

More Information

Program details (Opportunity Closing Date: 03/31/2010)
Active Grants and Abstracts
The Future of Public Health Training Centers (PDF- 175 KB)
Public Health Training Centers Overview (PDF- 294 KB)

Affordable Care Act

Program details (latest competitive Funding Opportunity Announcement)
Active Grants and Abstracts


Julia Sheen-Aaron, MPH 
(301) 443-3875


Public Health Resources

Public Health Training Center Network with hundreds of training opportunities and related resources

National Center for Health Workforce Analysis Public Health Workforce Reports

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) Disaster Behavioral Health Information Series Resource Collections 
This collection provides help to health care providers who have patients affected by disasters, including the immediate aftermath of droughts, hurricanes, and tornadoes.

Open Funding Opportunities

HRSA-14-077 Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) for Professionals

HRSA-14-126 Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training for Paraprofessionals

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