The UMDNJ School of Public Health (SPH) and New Jersey Medical School’s
Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health (DPMCH) are
partnering to implement a New Jersey Public Health Training Center (PHTC), with
new funding of $3,200,000 awarded by the federal Health Resources and
Services Administration from the Health Care Reform Act.
UMDNJ has been a part of the New York and New Jersey PHTC since 2001, and will now, with significantly more funding, be able to focus on workforce development
issues and training for New Jersey’s public health workers. The PHTC efforts will help increase the capacity of local health departments to deliver the essential services of
public health. Most importantly, this program will, in time, have a positive
impact on the health of New Jersey residents.
The NJPHTC will collaborate with the NJ Health Officers Association, the NJ
Department of Health as well as local health
departments throughout New Jersey to accomplish the following goals:
- continuing quality improvement activities for local health departments
- linking public health students with community organizations/community service
- increasing public health training across NJ
- working with community colleges to establish an online public health course
The Center will provide statewide training opportunities to public health professionals and students in leadership, public health topics of importance to New Jersey, and public health practice. The Newark campus will place both School of Public Health and medical students for elective rotations in local health departments statewide, and will provide technical training sessions for public health professionals. The new program will further enhance the skills, efficiency, and effectiveness of the current and future New Jersey public health workforce.
For more information www.njphtc.org