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Center for Public Health Practice

The Center for Public Health Practice is part of Drexel University's Dornsife School of Public Health. The goal of the Center is to translate knowledge into practice by creating a bridge between academia and the public health workforce. This both assists faculty in the dissemination of their work and responds to the needs of the public health community.

The Center brings the resources of the school to public health practitioners and engages public health organizations, healthcare organizations, and academia in meaningful and sustained partnership to address health in cities and improve the health of our communities. The Center achieves this through training and technical assistance, conducting needs assessments, and preparing for accreditation.

Public Health Practice Council

Dornsife's Public Health Practice Council helps to guide and inform the Center for Public Health Practice, elevating the School's commitment to creating bridges between academia and the public health workforce. The 16 professionals on the multi-disciplined council each bring a unique expertise and set of skills that enrich students’ experiences in the field, whether in their co-op or their applied practice experience.

“The Practice Council provides us with a great opportunity to regularly convene public health leaders and discuss issues and initiatives concerning our school, learn more about the priorities of their organizations, and put our heads together on how we can collectively work to improve the health of our region,” says Jennifer Kolker, MPH, Clinical Professor of Health Management and Policy.

Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center

The CPHP is the home of the federally funded Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center, a collaborative project with the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health to increase the technical skills of the public health and health care workforce.

Learn more about MAR-PHTC trainings and events

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The Center hosts trainings on topics such as grant writing, program planning, communications, health equity and inclusion, data analytics, and systems thinking. These trainings are meant to strengthen skills and broaden opportunities for public health professionals in the workforce.

What's new at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center? Check out upcoming professional development opportunities and resources.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number 1 UB6HP31689-01-00 "Public Health Training Centers" for $3,699,596. 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. Additional support for this project is provided by Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health.