The Great Plains Public Health Training Center

The UNMC College of Public Health is pleased to announce the Great Plains Public Health Training Center.  The Great Plains PHTC is a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)-funded Public Health Training Center (PHTC).  PHTCs are partnerships between accredited schools of public health, related academic institutions and public health agencies and organizations. The PHTC Program is designed to improve the Nation's public health system by strengthening the technical, scientific, managerial, and leadership competence of current and future public health professionals.

The Great Plains Public Health Training Center, funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) will address public health workforce education and training needs through: governmental, academe, Tribal and regional collaboration; systematic assessment of needs; competency-based adult learning and workforce development, leadership and management training; field placements and collaborative projects and evaluation and quality improvement.

Achieving the mission of public health--assuring conditions in which all people can be healthy--requires competent public health workers. Current and emerging threats to health and safety must be countered with an educated and trained workforce. Changing landscape and demographics of the public health workforce calls for an increased need for education and training.

National Public Health Training Centers Network
Expand your public health skills by using the training and resources available from the Public Health Training Centers (PHTC) Network. Choose from hundreds of courses in our Distance Education Center, which covers topics such as leadership and management, epidemiology, and basic public health skills. There are also resources and publications with tools and information relevant to public health practitioners.

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Contact Us
Brandon Grimm, PhD, MPH
Co-Director, Great Plains Public Health Training Center
UNMC College of Public Health
984355 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4355
Ph: 402-559-5645
FAX: 402-559-4961
Cell: 402-575-0994