Missions & Goals

The Western Massachusetts Public Health Training Center seeks to impact chronic disease prevention and management by developing and training a workforce knowledgeable in fundamentals of both clinical care and public health. 

The WMPHTC assesses the needs of the public health workforce, offers accessible training programs, and collaborates with organizations to meet other strategic planning, education, and resource needs in the four counties of western Massachusetts (Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin and Berkshire) including urban and rural populations. 

Trainings will primarily target front-line health care workers- those who regularly interact with individuals in both clinical and community settings.  Such “front-liners” may have a variety of backgrounds from Community Health Workers to nurses and physicians,. 

Front-liners have the potential to positively impact the health and well being of members of their community and would greatly benefit from an increase in public health knowledge and training. The WMPHTC seeks to provide this necessary support for front-liners in our local communities.