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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-16-065 Nurse Faculty Loan Program

HRSA-16-045 Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Program

HRSA-16-059 Graduate Psychology Education (GPE) Program

HRSA-16-042 Primary Care Training and Enhancement (PCTE) Program

HRSA-16-070 Advanced Nursing Education Program

HRSA-16-076 Oral Health Service Expansion

HRSA-16-066 Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention – Bachelor of Science in Nursing Practicums in Community Settings Program

HRSA-16-068 Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention- Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Program: Behavioral Health Integration

All Open Opportunities