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.