The RVPHTC was recently awarded $3.7 million in funding by HRSA. The award provides funding from July of 2022 through June of 2026, and will help the center expand its goal to increase the supply, diversity, and capacity of the public health workforce.
Mental health in the workplace is a major public health concern and the COVID-19 pandemic has shown that the struggles should be more openly discussed, with interventions and solutions for everyone. There are numerous initiatives and efforts to advance the awareness of improving the mental state of our workforce, but the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and remote work are yet to be fully addressed.
Relatively little of our national conversation on health is about public health, which is right in line with our spending on public health; less than 3% of that spending goes toward governmental public health, i.e. public spending through federal, state, and local agencies and services provided by them.
What are the 10 Essential Services? Do they compare to the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals? Find out how these two public health frameworks interact to improve the health of our communities.
Public Health Training Centers offer a variety of public health workforce development opportunities. From epidemiology and foundational skills, to identifying and addressing problems like racial equity, PHTCs offer a robust set of subject-matter experts to strengthen the workforce.