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School & Program Updates

Colorado Awarded Funding for Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center

The Colorado School of Public Health has been awarded funding from HRSA to be one of the 10 Public Health Training Centers dedicated to building the capacity of the nation’s public health workforce.  The funding will provide $850,000 per year for the next four years.

The Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center will cover all of DHHS Region VIII, serving the states of Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and 32 Tribal Nations. The regional center will utilize a highly collaborative approach to public health training with partners across the region. Highlights will include state-of-the-art online methods of training to engage learners as well linkages between the public health and health care sectors for population health improvement as outlined in the Affordable Care Act.

The regional training center will work in collaboration with several organizations and agencies to design, market, deliver, and evaluate a wide variety of trainings to support the region’s public health workforce in reaching their priority health outcomes.

For more information about the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center, contact

Dr. Tim Byers, RM-PHTC Director ( or

Ms. Laurie Schneider, RM-PHTC Coordinator (