The California Public Health Training Center is located at the California Area Health Education Center (AHEC) in the University of California,
San Francisco, School of Medicine's Fresno Medical Education Program. The AHEC improves access to and the quality of health care for underserved populations of California using academic-community partnerships for health education and workforce training. This mission is acheived through
continuing education programs for health professionals practicing in CHCs and other underserved areas, teaching health professionals students and
residents to present health information to community members and clinic patients, community based clinical training for health professions students
and residents, and other programs to expose high school students to college and career opportunities in the health professions.
Services We Provide
Implementation of an online competency and training needs assessment for public health department: California Public Health Training
Needs and Competency Assessment
Links to competency-based training (online, in-person, webinar) TRAIN.ORG
Marketing/promoting trainings and other activities to public health workforce in PH departments and FQHCs
Developing outreach materials for diverse communities
Collaborative development and implementation of case-based learning modules in Decision Simulation
Placement of graduate MPH students for identified internship projects
The California Public Health Training Center (CAPHTC) is part of the Western Region Public Health Training Center (WRPHTC), a consortium
of training centers that is funded by Health and Human Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The consortium consists of Arizona,
Nevada, California, Hawaii and US Affiliated Pacific Islands.
Our mission is to assess, develop and deliver responsive competency-based training to current and future public health professionals, community
leaders and community partners in California through community engagement, education and training activities that strengthen the public health
infrastructure. We fulfill this mission by specifically collaborating with the public health workforce that provides services in rural/frontier areas, and to
underserved populations in California's major metropolitan areas. This is where health disparities are greatest and training opportunities are least
available. The center serves health professionals in California's 58 counties.
Regional Public Health Training Centers
The 10 Regional PHTCs provide graduate and specialized training in public health to expand and enhance training opportunities that focus on the
technical, scientific, managerial and leadership competencies and capabilities of the current and future public health workforce. Emphasis is placed
on developing the existing public health workforce as a foundation for improving the infrastructure of the public health system
The National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training
The National Coordinating Center provides technical assistance to the Regional PHTCs to enhance their capacity and infrastructure to improve the
Nation’s public health system by strengthening the technical, scientific, managerial, and leadership competencies of the public health workforce.