The Florida Public Health Training Center is housed in the Institute of Public Health, College of Pharmacy, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU).  The Florida PHTC provides continuing professional education for the public health workforce in Florida as well as student field placements and faculty-student collaborative projects. Areas of expertise include: health disparities, cultural competency, community-based participatory research, and interprofessional collaboration.

Founded in 1887, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) is a land-grant institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, resolution of complex issues and the empowerment of citizens and communities.  FAMU’s faculty educate students at the undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and professional levels; and prepares graduates to apply their knowledge, critical thinking skills and creativity in their service to society.  Created in 1995, the mission of the Institute of Public Health (IPH) is to develop and produce culturally competent public health practitioners and leaders through graduate training, research and service. The IPH offers both the master of public health (MPH) and doctor of public health (DrPH) degrees, with the MPH degree being offered both in an online and traditional format. The IPH program is the only accredited public health degree program that is administratively housed in a college/school of pharmacy. It is also ranked #5 in the production of African Americans with a public health degree.

FL PHTC Areas of Expertise

Health Disparities

differences in health that adversely affect groups of people who have systematically experienced greater social and/or economic obstacles to health and are closely linked with social or economic disadvantage.

Community-Based Participatory Research

a collaborative approach to research that equitably involves all partners in the research process and recognizes the unique strengths that it brings.

Cultural Competency Training

involves understanding and appropriately responding to the unique combination of cultural variables and the full range of dimensions of diversity that the professional and client/patient/family bring to interactions.

Data Analysis and Management

designed to help participants learn how to manage, analyze and transform data into actionable insights embraced by decision makers.

Public Health Genomics

assesses the impact of genes and their interaction with behavior, diet, and the environment on the population's health.

Program Evaluation

a systematic method for collecting, analyzing, and using data to examine the effectiveness and efficiency of programs

Community Health Assessment

a state, tribal, local, or territorial health assessment that identifies key health needs and issues through systematic, comprehensive data collection and analysis.

Interprofessional Collaboration

a partnership between multidisciplinary fields and a client in a collaborative and coordinated approach to shared decision making around health and social issues.

FL PHTC Key Partners

State Academic Institutions

County Health Departments (Florida)

Community-Based Organizations (local and state)

Get in Touch with Us

Our Headquarters are Tallahassee, FL

1515 South Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Suite 307-E
Tallahassee, FL 32307

Phone: (850) 599-3254
Fax: (850) 599-8830

Educating Professionals. Elevating Practice.