The AzPHTC’s mission is “to assess, develop and deliver responsive competency-based training to current and future public health professionals, community leaders and community partners in Arizona through community engagement, education and training activities that strengthen the public health infrastructure.” The AzPHTC fulfills this mission by specifically collaborating with the public health workforce that provides services in rural/frontier areas, to members of Native American Tribes, to communities along the US-Mexico border, and to underserved populations in Arizona’s major metropolitan areas. This is where health disparities are greatest and training opportunities are least available. The center serves Arizona’s 15 counties and 22 federally recognized Native American tribes in the state.
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under UB6HP27880 and Affordable Care Act (ACA) Public Health Training Centers for $900,579. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.