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Program Details

HHS: Regional Public Health Training Centers (PHTC) Program HRSA-18-017

The Regional PHTC Program seeks to increase the number of individuals in the public health workforce, enhance the quality of this workforce, and improve the ability of this workforce to meet national, state, and local health care needs. Specifically this program aims to strengthen the public health workforce through tailored training and technical assistance involving collaborative, community-based projects. Training curricula will provide skill-based, interactive instruction and quality education using multiple modalities (i.e., synchronous, asynchronous, distance-based, bi-directional video), underscoring eight cross-cutting core public health competency domains in: (1) systems thinking, (2) change management,(3) persuasive communication,(4) data analytics,(5) problem solving, (6) training a “health work force [sic] that reflects and responds to the cultural diversity of populations served” as supported by section 766(b)(1),[1] (7) resource management, and (8) policy engagement.

USC may only submit only one application per campus (defining a campus as a division of a university that has its own grounds, buildings and faculty)in response to this program announcement. Your application submission MUST be coordinated with the Office of the Vice President for Research. Please send a two page abstract via email to Richard White ( by Nov 28, 2017. In addition to the 2-page abstract, you should also submit a biosketch for the PI.

HHS indicates that a letter of intent is NOT REQUIRED and a completed application is due by Jan 19, 2018. For more information:

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