New England Public Health Training Center

In September 2014, the University of New England became a local performance site of the New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC) with funding from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

The NEPHTC is administratively housed at Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH), and encompasses all six states in the region. In addition to UNE, other local performance sites include BUSPH, Dartmouth College, University of Massachusetts Amherst and Yale School of Public Health. Other affiliated universities assisting in the work in their specific states include the University of Vermont and Brown University.

The NEPHTC is one of 10 regional centers and one national coordinating center selected and funded by HRSA to address training needs of state and local public state practitioners nationwide.

The goal of the NEPHTC is to strengthen the technical, scientific, managerial and leadership competencies of the current and future public health workforce in New England to ensure regional capacity to deliver high quality essential public health services. It will do this by providing training opportunities for current and future practitioners at public health agencies throughout New England, and by providing support for field placement activities by graduate public health students and faculty/student/agency collaborations that will enhance the work performed by local public health agencies. 

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Contact: Karen O’Rourke, M.P.H. at

Online Public Health Training

UNE partnered with the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (MaineCDC) and the Hanley Center for Health Leadership to create online learning modules for the public health workforce called Public Health Training.

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2016-2017 Trainings

Managing Effectively in Today's Public Health Environment: Management training to build skills in managing staff, budgets, projects and partnerships!

September – December 2016

Description: This 6-session course covers topics needed by emerging or new public health managers in order to be effective in today’s public health environment. The program offers three full-day in-person sessions and three 60-90 minute webinars. Participants gain skills and receive tools and strategies that will help you effectively hire and lead high performance teams and manage public health programs.

Explore some of the topics covered in the webinars below:

Additional Management Course Presentations and Handouts:

Past Trainings


Webinar: Numbers in Health: Making the Meaning Clear

Presenter: Sue Stableford, M.P.H., M.S.B., Former Director, UNE Health Literacy Institute

Description: This webinar introduces the concept of health numeracy, the ability of adults to use numbers. It shares examples of how numbers are used to communicate important health information — information often not grasped by consumers because they lack sophisticated numeracy skills.



Cultural Competency Training for Public Health Workers in Maine. Culturally Sensitive Health Communication*

April 30, 2014

Agenda and Abstract
Speaker Bios


Community Based Participatory Research, Health Equity and Mixed Methods Training for Public Health Practitioners*

June 27 – 28, 2013



Summing it Up 2012: Practical Guidance for Public Health Program Planning, Evaluation, and Survey Design and Use*

August 9 - 10, 2012




Summing it up 2011*:

July 28, 2011 


Climate Change And Public Health. Understanding the role for public health and health care practitioners*

April 7, 2010

*Under the previously funded New England Alliance for Public Health Workforce Development