At the MidAmerica Center for Public Health Practice (MCPHP), our team collaborates with local, regional, and national partners to improve population health through public health workforce development. Located at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, MCPHP offers a continuum of consulting services and technical assistance for practice organizations. By linking workforce development initiatives to the strategic needs of partner organizations, we provide customized solutions to address the current challenges in public health practice.

Latest News and Events

Register Now! Faith – Health Collaboration to Improve Population Health

The National Academies’ Roundtable on Population Health Improvement will be hosting their spring workshop: Faith – Health Collaboration to Improve Population Health on March 22, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EST. This event will also be streamed live.

Register for this free, one-day workshop

For more information, please view the Faith-Health Collaboration to Improve Population Health Flyer.


IPHA Public Health 3.0 Forum Call for Abstracts

Save the Date: May 2nd-3rd, 2018 – Crowne Plaza Hotel – Springfield, Illinois
More information: https://www.ipha.com/events/cfa/1008
All abstract submissions must be submitted online by March 9, 2018 by 5 PM CST.

Public Health 3.0 is a national model and major upgrade in public health practice to emphasize cross-sectoral environmental, policy, and systems-level actions that directly affect the social determinants of health and advance health equity. A forum is planned to focus on how the Illinois public health system can integrate the recommendations and components from Public Health 3.0.

The Public Health 3.0 Workforce Development Forum Planning Committee is seeking examples of multi-sector collaborations that are driving collective action to improve population health and address the social determinants of health. We would like to highlight successes and lessons learned from local health departments, hospital systems, and community partners from across Illinois.

Submit an Abstract

Register Now for Her Body, Our Laws: A Lecture by Michelle Oberman

Register now for “Her Body, Our Laws: A Lecture by Michelle Oberman”

March 8, 2018, 3:30-5:00 PM CST
UIC School of Public Health Room 932
1603 W. Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60612

During this lecture, Michelle Oberman will be discussing her book “Her Body, Our Laws: On the Front Lines of the Abortion War from El Salvador to Oklahoma”. Drawing on her years of research in El Salvador, one of the few countries to ban abortion without exception, Michelle Oberman explores what happens when abortion is a crime.

This event will also be live-streamed, so you can tune in remotely if you are unable to be there in person!

Register now for “Her Body, Our Laws: A Lecture by Michelle Oberman”

Register for the IAPN October Webinar

The next Illinois Accreditation Peer Network (IAPN) webinar will be held October 26, 2017 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm CST. The quarterly webinars are open to any Illinois health department interested in sharing and learning.

Register for the October 2017 webinar here!

At the October 2017 session, the following will discussed:

  • how you are integrating QI into your work including, developing staff competency with QI, public health QI examples, how QI has been formalized into your health department, lessons learned; and
  • what you (the health departments) want to get out of the IAPN sessions including future topics.

Please note, your health department does not need to be interested in accreditation to participate and for it to be a meaningful learning opportunity! This is about professional development related to a topic selected by health departments.