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WASHINGTON, DC, May 13, 2016 — To ensure the nation’s 500,000 public health professionals can respond rapidly to critical and ever-evolving needs, the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training (NCCPHT) has partnered with the Western Region Public Health Training Center along with the nation’s nine additional Regional Public Health Training Centers (RPHTCs) and 40 local performance sites (LPS) to develop a unified, national network—the Public Health Learning Network (PHLN).

Master the policy process with Arizona Common Ground (AZCG), as Krista gives a behind the scenes glimpse of the state legislative system to familiarize current and future public health workforce on how health bills can become laws.

Lynn Gerald, professor of public health at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, provided expert testimony before the Arizona House of Representatives Committee on Health on Feb. 2, 2017.

Lynn Gerald, professor of public health at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, provided expert testimony on a school-based stock inhaler program for students with asthma in Pima County.

View a newly developed 10-minute training video on pathogen exposure prevention for first responders. 

NNPHI has launched the Public Health Learning Navigator: a curated, guided, and individualized experience to help public health learners navigate to high-quality training, tools, and resources they need to support community and population health. This tool helps ensure learners have access to trainings that have been reviewed for quality, relevancy, and accessibility. 

Several women’s health conditions are common, but they do not have to be because they are treatable or preventable.

It is a new dawn for public health in the United States. As you may know, the public health system is currently undergoing a very rapid change in response to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the epidemiological transition occurring in our Nation. At the same time, the public health workforce is aging and an expected 250,000 positions will need to be replaced by 2020.

Learn more about how we are supporting the public health workforce.

Thank you to everyone who presented and attended our virtual conference on "Adapting Public Health to the New Normal." The presentation recordings are now available on Moodle.

Over 150 individuals were screened for depression during the World Diabetes Day event held at the College of Micronesia-FSM (COM-FSM) on November 16, 2018 in Pohnpei, FSM.  The event was a joint effort between the PIHOA Pacific Islands Public Health Training Centre (PIPHTC) and the Doctors and Dentists for Tomorrow (DDFT) program’s MEDDENT Society.  Those screened were primarily students from COM-FSM, but also included faculty and staff.  

Many victims of human trafficking come into contact with health care and social service professionals and remain unidentified. Potential victims can present with a wide-range of physical and psychological health issues and social service needs. The SOAR training aims to educate health care and social service professionals on how to identify, treat, and respond appropriately to potential victims of human trafficking.

Western Region Public Health Training Center

More than 97,000 public health professionals have taken free courses through the Western Region Public Health Training Center since 2015, with a focus on the top public health issues today: childhood obesity, the opioid epidemic, and mental health.

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We would like to thank the wonderful group of community health workers that attended our workshop "Improving Indigenous Public Health Systems". Having so many passionate people in the room created an inclusive and supportive environment where everyone could share experiences and perspectives on working toward a common goal. Please watch this short video made with testimonials from participants. 

Kacey Ernst testifies before a U.S. House subcommittee, saying that a recent study expects the Aedes aegypti mosquito to increase in numbers across the South and East.​