The Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) represents the 40 Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)-accredited schools of public health located in the United States, Puerto Rico and Mexico. ASPH promotes the efforts of schools of public health to improve the health of every person through education, research and policy.

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) is a membership organization that supports and promotes a national network of university-based interdisciplinary programs consisting of the University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Programs, and the Intellectual and Developmental Disability Research Centers (IDDRC). These programs serve and are located in every U.S. state and territory and are all part of universities or medical centers. They serve as a bridge between the university and the community, bringing together the resources of both to achieve meaningful change. 

Through its members, AUCD is a resource for local, state, national, and international agencies, organizations, and policy makers concerned about people living with developmental and other disabilities and their families. AUCD programs also train the next generation of leaders in disability-related research, training, service delivery, and policy advocacy to insure that this essential work continues. 

Family Voices aims to achieve family-centered care for all children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities. Through our national network, we provide families tools to make informed decisions, advocate for improved public and private policies, build partnerships among professionals and families, and serve as a trusted resource on health care. 

Health Workforce Information Center provides free access to the most recent resources on the nation’s health workforce in one easy-to-use online location. Resources available through HWIC’s Web site will help health providers, educators, researchers and policymakers around the nation develop strategies to meet future workforce demands. Information contained includes health workforce programs and funding sources, workforce data, research and policy, educational opportunities and models, and news and events. 

Maternal and Child Health Bureau is part of the Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is responsible for meeting the needs of the maternal and child health populations of the United States and its Jurisdictions. 

National Area Health Education Center Organization (NAO) is the national organization that supports and advances the Area Health Education Center (AHEC) network in improving the health of individuals and communities by transforming health care through education. 

National Center for Cultural Competency (NCCC) provides national leadership and contributes to the body of knowledge on cultural and linguistic competency within systems and organizations. Major emphasis is placed on translating evidence into policy and practice for programs and personnel concerned with health and mental health care delivery, administration, education and advocacy.  

The NCCC provides training, technical assistance, and consultation, contributes to knowledge through publications and research, creates tools and resources to support health and mental health care providers and systems, supports leaders to promote and sustain cultural and linguistic competency, and collaborates with an extensive network of private and public entities to advance the implementation of these concepts.  

The NCCC provides services to local, state, federal, and international governmental agencies, family advocacy and support organizations, local hospitals and health centers, healthcare systems, health plans, mental health systems, universities, quality improvement organizations, national professional associations, and foundations. In addition, the NCCC’s on-line training, publications, and products are accessed by tens of thousands of individuals each year. 

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities provides information on disabilities in children and youth; programs and services for infants, children, and youth with disabilities; IDEA, the nation's special education law; No Child Left Behind, the nation's general education law; and research-based information on effective practices for children with disabilities. Anyone can use our services—families, educators, administrators, journalists, students. Our special focus is children and youth (birth to age 22).  

National Public Health Training Center (PHTC) Network Distance Education Center offers an online searchable resource database for PHTC-developed trainings and train-the-trainer tools that are distance-accessible on a 24/7 basis in various formats. 

Public Health Leadership Development Programs are available at the state, regional, national and international level. These leadership institutes and programs are dedicated to meeting the local grassroots needs by developing and enhancing individual and organizational leadership and management for improving and promoting the health of communities. To find out about the program(s) in your area, visit the National Public Health Leadership Development Network website 

Technical Assistance Alliance for Parent Centers (the ALLIANCE) is an innovative partnership of one national and six regional parent technical assistance centers. These seven projects comprise a unified technical assistance system for the purpose of developing, assisting, and coordinating the over 100 Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs) and Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. PTIs and CPRCs in each state provide training and information to parents of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities and to professionals who work with them. The Parent Centers work to improve outcomes for children ages birth-26 years with all disabilities (emotional, learning, cognitive, and physical).  

TrainingFinder Real-time Affiliated Intergrated Network (TRAIN), through the Public Health Foundation, is the nation’s premier learning resource for professionals who protect the public’s health. TRAIN is comprised of the national site and participating TRAIN affiliate sites. Affiliate sites are managed by many state public health agencies, academic partners, and others. Because all TRAIN sites are connected, TRAIN users can access information about state, local, national, or international training available to them through any participating TRAIN site. Functions available to individuals using TRAIN include searching or browsing the nationwide database for on-site or distance learning courses, signing up for e-mails about new courses, and creating a personal learning record of competency-based training.  Training Providers can use TRAIN to Efficiently publicize courses to thousands of TRAIN users through multiple web sites, manage online registration and student rosters, as well as collect feedback and post course materials. 



AMCHP and the Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health (ATMCH), with support from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) surveyed state Title V Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) on workforce and leadership needs between May and August 2008.  Three issue briefs based on preliminary descriptive data have been developed and are available here. The issue briefs provide a national level glimpse of the MCH and CYSHCN program areas, functions and leadership; present preliminary findings related to training needs and professional development strategies; and highlight preliminary findings related to training needs and graduate education strategies, preferences and barriers.  


AMCHP Family Delegate Fundamentals Fact Sheet

The AMCHP Family & Youth Leadership Committee developed a new publication titled the AMCHP Family Delegate Fundamentals Fact Sheet. The purpose of the fact sheet is to address questions regarding what is an AMCHP Family Delegate, their potential roles and responsibilities, how they support families and programs, as well as what states should keep in mind in identifying an individual for this position and examples of support they might provide to an AMCHP Family Delegate. To download the fact sheet, visit here 

If you would like to know who is the AMCHP Family Delegate for your state or have questions about family involvement at AMCHP, please contact Librada Estrada 


2007 State Public Health Workforce Survey Results
 A survey by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) shows that the public health workforce is shrinking, the pool of new public health professionals is limited, and states are at a disadvantage in competing for the few workers available.

State Health Agency Succession Planning Guide
ASTHO has developed a guide that provides practical information about succession planning, what it is, why it is important in today’s state health agencies, how to get started creating a succession plan, and lessons learned from the experience of state health agencies.