The Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center strengthens the current and future public health workforce


The Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center (MARPTHC) is an educational and training partnership among schools of public health, academic institutions, and public health agencies and organizations across a five-state region. Funded by the Health Resources and Services Adminstration (HRSA) and housed in our Center for Public Health Practice, MARPHTC works to strengthen the capabilities of the current and future public health workforce. 

According to Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management, Elizabeth Van Nostrand, the center's director, "On topics ranging from project management to data analytics, to the opioid epidemic, we work with academic partners, area health departments, and public health agencies, and also with community health centers, to meet the workforce training needs of all these organizations. Our ultimate goal is to improve the public's health by working even better together." 

With new HRSA funding directed to supporting student stipends, we are piloting an initiative called EXPeriential learning Opportunities for students (EXPO). Twenty-seven students from Pitt Public Health and from our three academic partners, Drexel, JHU, and WVU, are being placed this year, both in EXPO collaborative projects where faculty and students work jointly to enhance public health services in medically underserved communities. 



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