The Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health is home to several research-funded and interprofessional centers, whose members engage in public health research, service and teaching:
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The Western Region Public Health Training Center provides free training and continuing education for the public health workforce in Region 9 of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which covers Arizona, California, Nevada, Hawaii and the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands.
We are a consortium of public health professionals that have a mission to develop, provide and monitor need-based trainings for current and future community health workers to strengthen their public health competencies. We also provide additional expertise in the areas of nutrition, physical activity and obesity to the national network of Public Health Training Centers.
The consortium consists of a local performance site at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health; University of Nevada, Reno, School of Community Health Sciences; University of Hawai’i, Manoa, Department of Public Health Sciences; Pacific Island Health Officers Association; and University of California, San Francisco, ant the California Area Health Education Center Program.
Our vision is to have a strong collaborative public health network and public health workforce that collectively works towards the development of healthy communities in HRSA Region 9 and the Nation. Visit the website: wrphtc.arizona.edu
The University of Arizona created the Western Mining Safety and Health Resource Training Center under the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Western Training Grant to support the occupational health needs of the mining community. This interdisciplinary collaborative program spans the Departments of Mining and Geological Engineering; Teaching, Learning, and SocioCultural Studies in the College of Education; and the Department of Community, Environment and Policy at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.
The Training Resource Center provides timely and relevant mining community-specific information, resources, and methods that increases the capacity and efficacy of exposure measurement, safety training, and leadership for miners. The Training Resource Center offers (1) a full range of Mining Safety and Health Administration safety courses on a regular schedule; (2) courses on adult and English language learner education for trainers; (3) mining leadership; (4) industrial hygiene and occupational health support; and (4) technology integration. Visit the website: miningsh.arizona.edu