The Western Massachusetts Public Health Training Center (WMPHTC) assists local communities and health organizations across the four counties of western Massachusetts (Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin and Berkshire) including both urban (Springfield, Holyoke, and Pittsfield) and rural settings. WMPHTC provides support through:
- workforce development training programs for front-line health workers in local community health organizations,
- opportunities for student interns to support community efforts and contribute to other chronic disease management and prevention projects; and
- small grant funding awards to partner community health centers and other organizations.
National Network of Public Health Training Centers
- The Western Massachusetts PHTC is 1 of 38 Public Health Training Centers in the nation, funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
- The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) -funded Public Health Training Centers are partnerships between accredited schools of public health, related academic institutions, and public health agencies and organizations.
- The PHTC Network improves the nation’s public health system by strengthening the technical, scientific, managerial and leadership competence of current and future public health professionals.