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Regional Public Health Training Centers Program

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.516
Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jan 19, 2018

For programmatic or technical questions:
Michael L. Jenkins, Jr., MPH, CHES

For grants management or budget questions:
David K. Treer


This opportunity provides grants to support Regional Public Health Training Centers (PHTC) designed to increase the number of individuals in the public health workforce; enhance the quality of the workforce; and improve the ability of the workforce to meet national, state, and local healthcare needs.

Proposed projects should strengthen the public health workforce through tailored training and technical assistance involving collaborative, community-based projects. Training curricula should provide skill-based, interactive instruction using multiple modalities in the 3 primary areas of:

  1. Systems thinking
  2. Change management
  3. Persuasive communication

Applicants may also develop trainings in the secondary areas of:

  • Data analytics
  • problem solving
  • Training a culturally competent health workforce
  • Policy engagement

In addition to local needs, applicants are encouraged to consider addressing the clinical priorities of the Department of Health and Human Services, including mental health, opioid abuse, and childhood obesity.

Priority points will be given to applicants that identify strategies for recruitment, placement, and retention of current and future public health professionals likely to practice in community-based primary care in rural and/or underserved communities.


Eligible applicants are accredited schools of public health or other public or private nonprofit institutions accredited for the provision of graduate or specialized training in public health.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $1,105,000 per year
Project period: 4 years
Estimated number of awards: 10
Estimated total program funding: $9,100,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application procedures are available through

Applicant webinar recording
Playback Number: 866.351.5759

Tagged as
Culture and cultural competency · Health workforce education and training · Illicit drug use · Mental health · Obesity and weight control · Prescription drug misuse · Primary care · Public health

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