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The Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center (MAR-PHTC) is a partnership among schools of public health, academic institutions, and public health agencies and organizations. It works to strengthen the capabilities of the public health workforce to support the delivery of high quality public health services throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.

MAR-PHTC engages state and local public health agencies to serve public health and health care practitioners across Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D.C., and West Virginia. It also supports thousands of other personnel in community-based agencies (such as behavioral health agencies, federally qualified health centers, and AIDS service organizations) that play important roles in connecting low-income, racial, and ethnic minority residents to preventive and clinical services in the region. The University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health serves as the Central Office, collaborating with Community-based Training Partners in the development and delivery of training opportunities to the current and future public health workforce.

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Based at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Public Health, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center is part of the national network of public health training centers that are funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration.

MAR-PHTC is committed to providing public health professionals with the necessary skills and knowledge to carry out the core functions of public health. We recognize inequities in adverse health outcomes facing our region and realize that centering health equity is imperative to all our initiatives Efforts to address diversity, equity, and inclusion include 1) developing and maintaining diverse and interdisciplinary partnerships; 2) training students and practitioners on community-centered and inclusive service delivery; and 3) assessing areas of improvement through routine reflection and continuous quality improvement.

Community-based Training Partners

DC Health

Delaware Department of Health and Social Services

Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health

Institute for Public Health Innovation

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers

◾ West Virginia Local Health Inc.

West Virginia University School of Public Health


This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number 2 UB6HP31689-05-00 “Public Health Training Centers” for $3,746,494. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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