Yale University

Public health school expands, awarded $2.6 million

The Yale School of Public Health is expanding its education beyond the walls of its campus. Through a $2.6 million federal grant provided by the Health Resources and Services Administration, the school will help train the public health workforce in both Connecticut and Rhode Island.

The grant, which was awarded in late August, will enable the School of Public Health to expand its training program for public health professionals through the creation of a new center. The Public Health Training Center, which is part of a national network run by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will be based out of Yale’s Office of Community Health in New Haven but will also work with a satellite center located at Brown University in Providence, R.I.

The center will be the first of its kind in Connecticut.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for the Yale School of Public Health to really partner with practical public health and advance our overall public health mission,” said public health lecturer Elaine O’Keefe, who is the executive director of the Office of Community Health and the center’s principal investigator.

Published: Thursday, September 22, 2011