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About the WRPHTC

WHO WE ARE:

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 (HRSA) 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.

 

OUR VISION:

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.

 

WHAT WE DO:

  • Development and implementation of skill-based public health trainings (online, in-person, webinars)
    • We offer free continuing professional education courses.
    • We are an accredited provider of CPEUs that is available to all Registered Dietitians/Nutrition and Registered Dietetic Technicians. 
    • We are an accredited provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) that are available to all Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES). 
  • We provide stipends to support undergraduate juniors, seniors, and graduate students conducting community-based health projects.
  • Customization and implementation of an online public health core competency and training needs assessment for public health organizations.

 

WHO WE PARTNER WITH:

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

 

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