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Colorado Public Health Training Center Joins Others to Form Public Health Learning Network

To ensure the nation’s half a million public health professionals can better respond to critical and evolving needs, the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training (NCCPHT) has partnered with the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center in the Colorado School of Public Health’s Center for Public Health Practice.

Combined with the nation’s nine other Regional Public Health Training Centers and 40 local performance sites, NCCPHT has developed a unified, national network — the Public Health Learning Network (PHLN).


The PHLN, funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), is the nation’s most comprehensive system of public health educators, experts, and visionaries to date.

This newly created network aims to:

Dr. Elaine Scallan, principal investigator with the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center and associate professor with the Colorado School of Public Health, articulated that the formation of the PHLN is an exciting step in assuring that high-quality, distance-based training is easily accessible for all.

What is unique to the PHLN is its long-standing relationship with learners and partner organizations within communities, coupled with a national presence that offers cohesive, rigorous development and delivery of education and knowledge sharing across the country.

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