SPHTC Overview

The Southeast Public Health Training Center (SPHTC) represents a partnership between academic and practice partners in North Carolina and West Virginia. The Center's primary focus is on training development, dissemination, maternal and child health, rural public health, leadership and management and competency development and application.

The SPHTC is located at the NC Institute for Public Health at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and is part of the National Public Health Training Center Network.


The SPHTC's mission is to:

  1. assess and strengthen competency-based training delivery systems with regard to academic and practice linkages;
  2. build state regional and national capacity for workforce development
  3. share best practices locally, regionally and nationally
  4. support and enhance regional collaboration
  5. respond to requests from state and local health departments for training.

About the Public Health Training Centers

Public Health Training CentersThirty-eight Public Health Training Centers across the United States have been funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to strengthen the core public health competencies and capabilities of the current and future public health workforce, particularly in under-served areas. The core competencies are critical to the delivery of the 10 essential services and are the foundation on which preparedness competencies are built. These 38 centers comprise the National Network of Public Health Training Centers.

Academic and Practice Partners

North Carolina

West Virginia

Other Partners


Last updated June 6, 2014