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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 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.
Training Needs Assessments & Training Plans: We help public health departments understand and respond to local workforce development needs.
Professional Development: We help professionals build the core skills and competencies necessary to address public health challenges.
Future Leaders Program: We help students gain valuable practical experience through funded applied public health experiences at agencies working with underserved communities.
The consortium consists of a Central Office at the University of Arizona's Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, and four Community-Based Training Partners, including: