About Us

Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH), manages the Local Public Health Institute, and has done so since January 2010. Staff actively partner with the local public health workforce and with MDPH on 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
LPHI offers standardized courses and training materials as well as other trainings upon request. Staff meet on work related projects such as the development of emergency preparedness and other competencies and links those to the development and delivery of specific trainings. Many of the LPHI’s online training modules are developed in collaboration with the New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC). Below is the most recent yearly Progress Report, which describes the LPHI’s major accomplishments from July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019 and provides recommended next steps in the coming year. Older annual reports can be found under Archived Updates.

LPHI Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Report (PDF)