About Us

The Arizona Public Health Training Center (AzPHTC) is part of the Western Region Public Health Training Center (WRPHTC), a consortium of training centers that is funded by Health and Human Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The consortium consists of Arizona, Nevada, California, Hawaii and US Affiliated Pacific Islands.

Our mission is to assess, develop and deliver responsive competency-based training to current and future public health professionals, community leaders and community partners in Arizona through community engagement, education and training activities that strengthen the public health infrastructure.

We fulfill this mission by specifically collaborating with the public health workforce that provides services in rural/frontier areas, to members of Native American Tribes, to communities along the US-Mexico border, and to underserved populations in Arizona’s major metropolitan areas. This is where health disparities are greatest and training opportunities are least available. The center serves Arizona’s 15 counties and 22 federally recognized Native American tribes in the state.

Services We Provide

  1. Establish user groups for each performance site in AZTRAIN, a learning management system to provide online continuing education programs
  2. Customization and implementation of the online competency and training needs assessment using Qualtrics
  3. Tailored, competency-based training development and dissemination (online, in-person, webinar)
  4. Marketing and promoting trainings and other activities to public health workforce within State and local public health departments, critical care hospitals, and federally qualified health centers
  5. Developing outreach materials for diverse communities
  6. Collaborative development and implementation of case-based learning modules in Decision Simulation
  7. Placement of graduate MPH students for identified internship projects 
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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.

The nation’s premier learning resource for professionals who protect the public’s health.

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