New England Public Health Training Center

New England Public Health logoIn 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. 

Learn more 

Contact: Karen O’Rourke, M.P.H. at

2015 Trainings 

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.

You can access the modules at: 

This link takes you to a login page. Click on "Create a New Account," follow those directions, and you’ll be ready to go.

New Webinar: Numbers in Health: Making the Meaning Clear

Presenter: Sue Stableford, M.P.H., M.S.B., 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.

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Past Trainings

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


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: Practical Guidance for Public Health Program Planning, Evaluation and Data Use

July 28, 2011 

Presentation slides


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

April 7, 2010



Conference Proceedings