Happy new year! The Midwestern Public Health Training Center is trying something new this year: a quarterly newsletter. This is our first so please let us know if there is anything you'd like to see as we develop more.
Did you know MPHTC is a regional center with community based partners in Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska, in addition to the coordinating center in Iowa?
St. Louis University's College for Public Health and Social Justice manages training center activities in Missouri through the Heartland Center for Population Health and Community Systems Development. Kristin Wilson and Kate Wright keep things running smoothly.
In Kansas, training center activities are coordinated by Suzanne Hawley and Sonja Armbruster out of Wichita State University. Suzanne and Sonja work closely with the state health department and state public health association to provide training and workforce development support, including the ten-month Kansas Public Health Fellowship Program.
Our community based partner in Nebraska is the Office of Public Health Practice at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health. They are involved in a variety of workforce development activities, including the year-long Great Plains Leadership Institute. Learn more about the Institute and their other programs here.
The Institute for Public Health Practice at the University of Iowa serves as the coordinating center for MPHTC. Our staff coordinate center activities, working with the country's nine other training centers and the Health Resources and Services Administration.
Keep an eye out this year for communications trainings, podcasts, the Nebraska Leadership Institute, the Iowa Diabetes Summit and a lot more!