The MidAmerica Center for Public Health Practice (MCPHP) has been training public health professionals since 1991. The nationally-known faculty and the academic staff, experienced in public health practice, offer a variety of services that are customized to address the needs of practice organizations. Among the services provided to date, MCPHP has developed specialized trainings in the areas of preparedness, management and leadership; customized face-to-face, online and blended learning courses; assisted organizations in the application of web technologies to facilitate organizational learning; and, provided expertise in planning meetings and conferences that addressed a wide range of timely public health-related topics. MCPHP can also work with organizations and partners to identify gaps in public health system capacity, design business plans and develop funding proposals to support workforce development needs.

If you wouSteve Whitman speaking at the Institute for Faith and Public Health Leadershipld like to discuss your organization’s training and program needs, our services, potential partnership opportunities or research collaborations, please contact us by using the form on the right side of the page (bottom of the page if viewing this site on a mobile device).


What Others Are Saying About Us

“The training center is an excellent example of linking the expertise of academia with public health practice.  Through our experience with the Project Best Practice program, a functional partnership was forged between Training Center, IDPH Training and Resource Center, and our local health department.  The array of services offered by the Training Center during the past year has strengthened our  capacity for strategic training at the community level. ”

– Kevin D. Hutchison R.N.,M.S., M.P.H. , Executive Director, St. Clair County Health Department

“We commend your accomplishments and efforts to strengthen the skills and knowledge of the public health workforce in Illinois and Indiana. The partnership enhances the Indiana State Department of Health objectives related to public health workforce development activities, and is also an opportunity to address the training needs of public health professionals in both Illinois and Indiana.”

– Judith A. Monroe, MD, State Health Commissioner, Indiana State Department of Health

The MidAmerica Center for Public Health Practice has developed and delivered several emergency preparedness trainings for us (Illinois Primary Health Care Association) over the past year. They have been flexible in developing trainings that met the specific needs of our organization. The trainings have been thorough and effective and the trainers have been incredibly knowledgeable of the subject matter.

– John Longo, Illinois Primary Health Care Association