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

A Time to Remember, A Time to Prepare

September is National Preparedness Month – a campaign to improve the preparedness of our nation.  It focuses on inspiring individuals, families, businesses, and organizations to take meaningful action to make themselves and their communities more prepared.  Visit Ready.gov for more information about monthly activities and general emergency preparedness information.  September 20th is the designated Get Ready Day and APHA’s Get Ready campaign can help you plan your Get Ready Day activities.

Visit our Trainings & Events page to learn more about MCPHP’s locally scheduled events and trainings for the month of September.

UIC-SPH Receives CDC Award as Public Health Emergency Response Learning Center

The Illinois Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (IPERLC) at UIC was recently funded and is one of 14 such centers at accredited schools of public health.  The network of PERLCs  are expected to serve in a national capacity for fulfilling the preparedness and response training and education needs of the U.S. public health workforce. This center will support tailored workforce development needs by offering assistance to its statewide public health partners. Before receiving this funding, MCPHP housed the CDC-funded Illinois Public Health Preparedness Center, from 2000 until August, 2010, when funding for the program, ended.