About Us

In January 2010, Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH), Office of Public Health Practice, was selected as the vendor. BUSPH actively partners with MDPH and the Institute Advisory Committee on issues including long-term vision, scope of trainings offered, target audiences and curriculum development.

Key Principles

  • Address training needs of all agencies that provide public health services on the local level as articulated by local health leaders in Massachusetts through the Advisory Committee
  • Augment current MDPH and local education and competency-based training opportunities
  • Incorporate and track specific public health and emergency preparedness competencies
  • Emphasize hands-on and interactive exercises that build sustainable skills, and classroom presentations that respond to the needs of diverse adult learners
  • Develop strategies to ensure seamlessness integration of training opportunities across professional groups, boundaries, cultures and jurisdictions
  • Provide continuous leadership development to ensure collaboration and connectivity

The Institute offers standardized courses and training materials as well as other trainings upon request. It also works on related projected such as the development of emergency preparedness and other competencies and links those to the development and delivery of specific trainings.

Many of the Institute’s online training modules are developed in collaboration with the New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC). This training and all related documents and materials has been developed by the New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC). NEPHTC, managed by Boston University School of Public Health, is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP27877. 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.

Below is the most recent yearly Progress Report, which describes the Institute’s major accomplishments from July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017 and provides recommended next steps in the coming year. Older annual reports can be found under Archived Updates.

LPHI Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Report Executive Summary (PDF) LPHI Fiscal Year 2017 Annual Report (PDF)