Public Health Workforce Development

Through our public health workforce grants and cooperative agreements, we work to meet national, state, and local health care needs.

Our programs increase the number, quality, and ability of individuals in the public health workforce.

Which public health programs do we fund?

Public Health Training Centers (PHTC)

We fund schools of public health and other programs that provide graduate or specialized training in public health. These work to expand and improve training opportunities.

These opportunities focus on technical, scientific, managerial, and leadership competencies of the current and future public health workforce.

Through cooperative agreements, PHTC supports Regional Public Health Training Centers.

Preventive Medicine Residency with Integrative Health Care Training (PMRIH) Program

We fund the planning, development, operation, or participation in approved preventive medicine and public health residency programs (including financial assistance to residents).

The PMRIH is part of the Preventive Medicine Residency (PMR) Program.

Date Last Reviewed:  July 2019