About the WRPHTC

The Western Region Public Health Training Center (WRPHTC) is one of ten Regional Public Health Training Centers (RPHTCs) funded by the Health Resources & Services Administration to support the public health workforce. The WRPHTC is located in HRSA Region 9, which includes Arizona, California, Nevada, Hawaii and US Associated Pacific Islands.

We are a consortium of public health professionals that work to develop and provide innovative, skill-based training to address gaps identified by training needs assessments for the public health workforce.

The consortium consists of a Central Office at the University of Arizona's Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, and ten Community-Based Training Partners and Technical Assistance Partners, including:

  • California Statewide AHEC Program at UCSF, Fresno;
  • Health Officers Association of California;
  • Hawaii Public Health Institute;
  • Children's Healthy Living Program at the University of Hawai’i, Manoa;
  • Hawaii State Rural Health Association;
  • Southwest Telehealth Resource Center;
  • Arizona Foundation of Human Service Providers;
  • Nevada Public Health Training Center at the University of Nevada, Reno, School of Community Health Sciences;
  • Pacific Island Health Officers Association; and
  • National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training (NCCPHT) at NNPHI.

Our vision is to have a strong collaborative public health network and public health workforce that collectively works towards the development of healthy communities in HRSA Region 9 and the nation.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant UB6HP31687 "Regional Public Health Training Center Program" for $1,013,453. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.