YSPH’s Office of Public Health Practice (OPHP) is the Connecticut partner of the New England Public Health Training Center, delivering a wide range of training programs and services that strengthen the public health workforce. OPHP leads the Connecticut Partnership for Public Health Workforce Development which brings together key training stakeholders to leverage resources and provide continuing education opportunities to Connecticut public health practitioners. The Office is also a designated provider of continuing education activities for Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®) and Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES®).
The OPHP team offers workshops, webinars and distance learning opportunities in partnership with public health professional associations, governmental agencies and community-based organizations. To access our trainings, go to TRAIN Connecticut, a free learning management system. OPHP also offers training design, curricula development and course evaluation services. For governmental public health agencies seeking PHAB accreditation, consultation on training need assessments can be provided. Local health departments can also connect with students by posting internships and employment opportunities.