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Center for Public Health Practice

The Center for Public Health Practice (CPHP) is part of the Drexel University 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 CPHP 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. CPHP achieves this through training and technical assistance, conducting needs assessments, and preparing for accreditation.  

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 or register for MAR-PHTC events

News and Photos

Grant Writing for Emerging Leaders photo

On June 15th, 2017, the Center hosted "Grant Writing for Emerging Leaders", a training to strengthen the skills of public health professionals for their next grant opportunity. This training will continue on as a summer-long, cohort-based online training, led by Dierdre McKee. MA, MPH

What's New at the Center for Public Health Practice?

Check out upcoming professional development opportunities:

Recent Practice Activities

Strategic Planning/Program Development

  • Community Health Assessment and Planning
  • Departmental Preparation for Accreditation
  • Health Center Development
  • Preparation of Federal Grants

Workforce Training through the Mid-Atlantic Regional PHTC

  • Training Needs Assessment
  • Development of Training Plan
  • Training Public Health Workforce
  • Continuing Education

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.