Colorado Public Health Training Center


In October 2010, the Colorado School of Public Health was awarded a 5-year grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to establish the Colorado Public Health Training Center (CO-PHTC).  For more information about the National Public Health Training Centers Network, click here.  The purpose of the CO-PHTC is to strengthen skills and improve public health practice among Colorado’s public health workforce.

Trainings are designed for staff of the state and local health departments, community based organizations, foundations, health care providers and others working towards improving the health of the public. The CO-PHTC also offers trainings to public health workers supporting the Southern Ute and Mountain Ute Reservations bordering Colorado and New Mexico and the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Trainings are tailored to current needs and delivered using a variety of methods, including in-person trainings, facilitated discussions, and self-paced online learning modules.

CO-PHTC Trainings

Training modules offered by CO-PHTC staff and partners include:

In-person Training and Facilitation Opportunities:
(See training description links)

  • Using an Evidence-based Public Health Framework to Improve Outcomes (training description)
  • Rocky Mountain Workshop on How to Practice Evidence-based Health Care: An international workshop geared to practitioners and users of evidence in making healthcare decisions
  • Shaping Policy for HealthTM (training description)
  • Chronic Disease Case Management and Navigation (training description)
  • Community Health Assessment (in development)
  • Cultural Competency (training description )
  • Social Determinants of Health (in development)
  • Introduction to Public Health Practice (training description)
  • Public Health for County Commissioners (in development)
  • Creating Committed Collaborations (training description)
  • Project TEACH (Teaching Equity to Advance Community Health)

Web-based Training Opportunities (currently in development):

  • Digital Stories highlighting exemplary leadership in public and environmental health (developed by RIHEL)
  • Creating Online Surveys
  • Communicating Evaluation Results
  • Identifying Stakeholders
  • Qualitative Methods:  Key Informant Interviewing
  • Recorded Public Health Seminars (click here)

Additional trainings may also be offered, based on the needs of Colorado’s public health workforce. 
Each of the courses link directly to the:

  • Ten Essential Public Health Services (click here to read about the ten essential public health services)
  • Council on Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals

For more information contact:

Tim Byers, MD, MPH,
CO-PHTC Director, Associate Dean for Public Health Practice
Office:  (303) 724-1283
Mobile: (303) 256-4054

Laurie Schneider, MPH, CO-PHTC Coordinator
Office:  (303) 724-5892
Mobile: (303) 621-5568