Welcome to the Alabama-Mississippi Public Health Training Center

Alabama-Mississippi Public Health Training Center Mission and Goals

The Alabama-Mississippi Public Health Training Center (AL-MS PHTC) strengthens the technical, scientific, managerial, and leadership competence of the current workforce in Alabama and Mississippi by advancing the knowledge and skills of the future public health workforce through programs that meet identified needs in medically underserved areas throughout the states.  Training and education programs developed by the AL-MS PHTC are competency-based, grounded in core public health functions and Essential Public Health Services, and designed to improve the capacity of the public health workforce, including those in community-based organizations providing public health services in underserved areas.  Training and education programs are tailored for specific target audiences and delivered through distance education technologies and on-site programs. 

Building on long-lasting relationships with public health partners across the partnership region, the AL-MS PHTC investigators are working with practice partners to:
  • Identify workforce development capacity and needs targeting public health workers in community-based organizations (CBO), including those that provide HIV/AIDS prevention and care services, public health nutrition services, maternal and child health services specifically in the medically underserved areas (MUA) of the partnership region.
  • Develop and provide competency-based education and training to improve the capacity of the public health workforce in the underserved areas of Alabama and Mississippi.
  • Develop opportunities for public health faculty, students, and practitioners to work collaboratively on identified public health needs in MUAs and with medically underserved populations (MUP).
  • Provide opportunities for faculty and/or practitioners to mentor public health students in organizations that serve MUAs and MUPs
AL-MS PHTC Focus Areas
Providing education and training for those working in the areas of:
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Maternal & Child Health
  • Public Health Preparedness
  • Distance Education
  • Finance & Budgeting
  • Leadership & Management
AL-MS PHTC Key Partners

The Alabama-Mississippi Public Health Training Center is considered a local performance site within the Region IV Public Health Training Center network. The mission of the Region IV Public Health Training Center (R-IV PHTC) is to strengthen competence of the current and future public health workforce in HHS Region IV (R-IV), develop a learning community within the Central Office and the Local Performance Sites (LPSs), expose public health students to the value of working in underserved areas, advocate for public health systems and policies, and contribute to the work of the national Public Health Training Center (PHTC) program. Click here to learn more about the Region IV PHTC.

Grant Acknowledgment“This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP27875-01-00, Affordable Care Act (ACA) Public Health Training Centers for $975,634.00. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.”