About the Center



Who We Are?

The Midwestern Public Health Training Center (MPHTC) is one of ten regional public health training centers funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Midwestern Public Health Training Center, covering the four-state region of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska, helps to improve public health by strengthening the technical, scientific, managerial, and leadership competencies of the public health workforce.

Our Vision:

The Midwestern Public Health Training Center provides high-quality education and training, tools, resources, to support and advance the public health workforce.

Our Mission:

MPHTC’s mission is to ensure the current and future public health workforce has the knowledge, skills, and abilities to meet the ongoing public health challenges of the 21st century. MPHTC is committed to working with its academic and practice partners across the region to create a culture of training and build sustainability in a dynamic environment that faces economic and workforce challenges.

What We Do:

– We develop and deliver courses for public health professionals.
– We create ​​podcasts to connect you to public health topics, issues, and colleagues.
– We offer internships throughout the region to help students get more hands-on work with the practice community.
– We work with public health agencies to develop workforce needs assessments.

Our partners:

University of Iowa College of Public Health serves as the Regional Coordinating Center
Wichita State University

St. Louis University’s College for Public Health and Social Justice
​​University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Public Health