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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

Public Health Traineeships
Program Details
(Opportunity Closing Date: 05/19/2014)
HRSA-14-124 Technical Assistance Slides (PDF - 33 pages)
HRSA-14-124 FAQs (PDF - 400 KB)

Regional Public Health Training Center
Program details (Opportunity Closing Date: 06/09/2014)
HRSA-14-076 Technical Assistance Slides (PDF - 34 pages)
HRSA-14-076 FAQs (PDF - 763 KB)

National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training (NCCPHT)
Program details (Opportunity Closing Date: 06/09/2014)
HRSA-14-119 Technical Assistance Slides (PDF - 23 pages)
HRSA-14-119 FAQs (PDF - 768 KB)

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


Angela Landeen, MS, CHES, CPH
(301) 443-3875