Introducing the Public Health Learning Network!

Mikhaila Richards, MSPHLN LOGO
Communications Strategist
National Network of Public Health Institutes
Direct: 202.609.8836 Fax: 504.301.9820


The Public Health Learning Network Introduces a New Era of Public Health Training

WASHINGTON, DC, May 13, 2016 — To ensure the nation’s 500,000 public health professionals can respond rapidly to critical and ever-evolving needs, the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training (NCCPHT) has partnered with the Great Lakes Public Health Training Collaborative along with the nation’s nine additional Regional Public Health Training Centers (RPHTCs) and 40 local performance sites (LPS) to develop a unified, national network—the Public Health Learning Network (PHLN).

Funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the PHLN is the nation’s most comprehensive system of public health educators, experts, and thought leaders. The growing network aims to:

  • Advance public health practice by enabling the sharing of best practices among Public Health
    Training Centers across the U.S.
  • Improve population health in the United States through skills-based training and ongoing
    research in communities across the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and U.S.
  • Offer high quality, free, adaptable, and easy-to-access training tools available online and
    in- person.

What is distinct about the PHLN is its long-standing relationship with learners and partner organizations within communities, coupled with a national presence that offers cohesive and rigorous development and delivery of education and knowledge sharing across the country. For more information, visit

About the National Network of Public Health Institutes:

As the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training, the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) is a collaborative leader and facilitator of the PHLN. To build healthy communities, NNPHI supports the public health workforce, promotes collaboration across sectors, and drives the field towards cutting-edge research and practice. The Public Health Learning Network is
supported by HRSA of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under HRSA-UB6HP27435.



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