NEPHTC has received a $3.7 million award from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) agency. These funds will be used over the next four years to improve the ability of the public health workforce to meet national, state, and local needs under the direction of Principal Investigator Patricia Janulewicz, with management of daily operations by Karla Todd Barrett, Senior Program Manager, Training Specialist.
BUSPH has been the home of the Public Health Training Center grant since 2000. This round of funding covers the time period July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2026.
NEPHTC envisions a public health workforce sufficient in size, diversity, and capabilities to improve health equity and meet the public health needs of all residents across New England. NEPHTC’s mission: Our role in achieving the vision is to strengthen the public health workforce by understanding the training and TA needs of the workforce and through delivery of tailored training and TA, including a leadership institute; collaborative community-based projects, including support of pipeline efforts; and student placements.
The NEPHTC mission aligns with the HRSA PHTC program’s goals to increase the supply/diversity of public health professionals; enhance the quality of the public health workforce through student field placements; and provide tailored quality training to address current and emerging public health needs.
NEPHTC staff works hard to maintain strong partnerships in each state in New England, and to partner together in workforce development, with flexibility for their needs in the rapidly changing public health environment.
Training and Technical Assistance partners include:
- In Connecticut, the Yale School of Public Health
- In Maine, the University of New England and the Maine Public Health Association
- In Massachusetts, the Local Public Health Institute (BUSPH) and the School Health Institute for Education and Leadership Development (BUSPH)
- In New Hampshire, the Southern New Hampshire AHEC and the New Hampshire Public Health Association
- In Rhode Island, the Rhode Island Department of Health and the Rhode Island Public Health Institute
- In Vermont, the Vermont Public Health Institute and the Vermont Public Health Association
NEPTHC’s organizational chart: