Empire State Public Health Training Center


Empire State PHTC is a partnership between two accredited schools of public health: the University at Albany School of Public Health (UA-SPH) and the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions (UB-SPHHP). The University at Albany and the University at Buffalo are two of the four University Centers within the State University of New York (SUNY) system. UA-SPH is the lead school for Empire State PHTC through its Center for Public Health Continuing Education (CPHCE). Empire State PHTC also involves a number of practice partners representing the NYS public health workforce that include, but are not limited to state and local health departments (LHDs) and Area Health Education Centers (AHEC).

Goal: Public Health Training Centers seek to improve the public health system through strengthening the competency of the current and future public health workforce.

Major activities/areas of focus:
1. Needs assessments and development of competency-based training with a focus on distance learning
2. Emphasis on training projects for rural public health and public health nursing
3. Academic focused collaborative projects and field placements/internships addressing public health issues particularly in medically underserved areas



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NYSACHO is incorporated as a not-for-profit, non-partisan charitable organization with 501(c)(3) tax exempt status.