The Heartland Centers for Public Health and Community Capacity Development works with academic and practice partners locally and nationally to support a systemic approach to workforce development. The Center assesses competency gaps and provides competence-based professional development courses online or on-site.
The Center offers more than 600 online modules, as well as programs, tool kits and other resources. We curate these resources every year to ensure they meet nationally recognized professional competence frameworks and quality e-learning standards. The resources also meet the Public Health Accreditation Board’s public health agency accreditation standards for e-learning and other capability and continuing education requirements.
We partner with the academic and practice organizations comprising the Midwest Public Health Training Center, and are a member of the national network of 10 regional training centers funded by the Health Resources Services Administration.
Our mission is to improve competence and capacity among the professionals that provide essential services for the health, safety, and resilience of communities locally and nationally. We do so by providing a comprehensive approach to workforce development in the fields of public health, social service, emergency management, health care and other related fields of practice.