Empire State Public Health Training Center

About Us

Empire State PHTC is a partnership between two accredited schools of public health: the University at Albany School of Public Health (UA-SPH) and the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions (UB-SPHHP). The University at Albany and the University at Buffalo are two of the four University Centers within the State University of New York (SUNY) system. UA-SPH is the lead school for Empire State PHTC through its Center for Public Health Continuing Education (CPHCE) in collaboration with UB-SPHHP, Office of Public Health Practice. Empire State PHTC also involves a number of practice partners representing the NYS public health workforce that include, but are not limited to state and local health departments (LHDs) and Area Health Education Centers (AHEC).

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Our Goal

Public Health Training Centers seek to improve the public health system through strengthening the competency of the current and future public health workforce.

Major Activities/Areas of Focus

  1. Needs assessments and development of competency-based training with a focus on distance learning
  2. Emphasis on training projects for rural public health and public health nursing
  3. Academic focused collaborative projects and field placements/internships addressing public health issues particularly in medically underserved areas

Empire State PHTC Staff

University at Albany School of Public Health

Dawn M. Bleyenburg, MS, MCHES
Director, Center for Public Health Continuing Education
518-402-0330
dbleyenburg@albany.edu

Lindsay Ruland, MPH, CHES
Assistant Director, Center for Public Health Continuing Education
518-402-0330
lruland@albany.edu

Christian Herasimtschuk
Program Coordinator, Empire State PHTC
518-402-0330
Empire State Public Health Training Center
cherasimtschuk@albany.edu

 

University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions

Donald Rowe PhD
Director, Office of Public Health Practice and Public Health Liaison, School of Public Health and Health Professions
716-829-6776
dwrowe@buffalo.edu

 

 

This Date in
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On this date in 1963, Maurice Hilleman isolated the mumps virus from his daughter.

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