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Strengthening Local Public Health Through Training & Education

The mission of the Local Public Health Institute (Institute) is to provide and ensure a competent workforce by strengthening and sustaining the capacity of local boards of health to prepare for and respond to public health issues and emergencies and to promote the health of residents of the Commonwealth.

Local public health professionals are busier than ever, and their training needs are more complex. In order to make the training accessible statewide, the Institute leverages a variety of training delivery methods, including traditional classroom trainings, asynchronous online modules, live webinar sessions, and blended formats. For a full list of Institute offerings, please go to our Training page.

In addition to training, the Institute also sponsors the following program to support public health workforce development.

Fellows of the Local Public Health Institute of MA are selected for their demonstrated mastery of public health practice concepts, commitment to professional development, and willingness to act as stewards for public health practice in MA.

Front row (L to R): Mary McKenzie, Heather Gallant, Sigalle Reis, Dawn Sibor, Larry Ramdin, and Paul Halfmann Back row (L to R): Harold Cox, Mary Clark, Suzanne Condon, Robert Meenan

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