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Public Health Training Events

The Opioid Epidemic: What can we do differently?

A Webinar Series offered by the Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center, in collaboration with the Regional Office (Region III) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Mid-Atlantic Training Collaborative for Health and Human Services (MATCHHS).

Medications Used to Treat Opioid Addiction

February 7, 2017--REGISTER HERE!

Working Together to Address Opioid Addiction: We are all part of the solution!

February 21, 2017--REGISTER HERE!

Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practice, Changing Lives*

February 28, 2017--REGISTER HERE!

APHA Webinar: Health for All Adolescents: What is shaping adolescent health today and how can you help
Feb. 1, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. EST
Globally, the health of adolescents continues to lag behind the dramatic gains we have seen in women’s and younger children’s health. This webinar provides an overview of adolescent health across the globe and a closer look at the policies and multi-sectoral factors affecting adolescents in the United States. Youth-serving professionals will learn what they can do to support adolescent health. Register here.

Public Health Training

Virginia Performance Site of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center 

In September 2015, the Institute for Public Health Innovation (IPHI) became the Virginia performance site of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center. The PHTC Program is funded by the Federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in order “to improve the Nation’s public health system by strengthening the technical, scientific, managerial, and leadership competence of the current and future public health workforce.  Emphasis is placed on developing the existing public health workforce as a foundation for improving the infrastructure of the public health system.”

Contact Mike Royster for more information.

Master of Public Health Programs Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health

Eastern Virginia Medical School/Old Dominion University

George Mason University - also offers 100% Online MPH in Public Health Practice

University of Virginia

Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Tech

Masters of Public Health Programs (Awaiting Accredited Status)

Liberty University

Lynchburg College

Undergraduate Public Health Education Resources

James Madison University

Marymount University

Information on undergraduate majors and minors and curricular materials and

Syllabi, curriculum materials and other curriculum resources, as well as a location to upload and share education materials is being established:

Online Training and Resources

TRAIN is a free public health training and education course site provided as a service of Public Health Foundation and operating through collaborative partnerships with state and federal agencies, local and national organizations, and educational institutions.

The National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training facilitates the Public Health Learning Network (PHLN) which provides access to a growing network of ten university based regional public health training centers and 40 affiliate training centers (or "local performance sites") that provide skills-based training in communities across the United States, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virginia Islands, and U.S. territories. is the largest public health student education portal in the world. It has been cited by Harvard University, APHA, CEPH, and more. They showcase a public health person of the week, regularly interview Deans, Directors and Chairs from different public health programs, and maintain information on MPH programs across the nation.

Health Sciences Online (, a virtual health sciences learning center that provides access to carefully selected courses, references, textbooks, guidelines, streaming videos in medicine and public health.

The Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) within HRSA recently announced the availability of a new resource for MCH professionals working in state agencies and at the community level who seek to advance their learning and skills mastery. The MCH Navigator is a learning portal that links individuals to existing open-access training, organized in areas consistent with nationally endorsed public health and Maternal and Child Health (MCH) leadership competencies. Online training resources – like archived webcasts and webinars, instructional modules and self-guided short courses – have undergone academic review and have been handpicked for, and vetted by, MCH audiences.

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