Training and Education Resources for the Workforce
CDC offers a variety of continuing education courses and other trainings to develop and strengthen the public health workforce. Additionally, courses developed by CDC partners will equip your workforce with high quality training opportunities.
Public Health Training
Discover public health training opportunities, including many that offer free continuing education, and learn how to develop quality training.
Fellowships, Training, and Learning Opportunities
Provides students and professionals at all career stages with opportunities and invaluable experience with CDC
STEM at CDC
Provides students, teachers, and professional information on utilizing STEM skills for a career in public health. Public health is STEM and more!
- Training and Professional Development
Compiles CDC training and professional development resources targeted to public health professionals in state, tribal, local, and territorial health agencies
- National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health
Offers an innovative style of leadership development by bringing together teams of leaders from multiple sectors who actively engage their communities to improve population health and achieve health equity.
- Supporting the Performance Improvement Workforce
Offers a comprehensive portfolio of workforce development activities focused on performance improvement in public health. These activities include trainings, conferences, learning communities, and programs designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of public health professionals.
- Emergency Preparedness and Response Resources for Emergency Health Professionals (CDC)
Offers a variety of resources for clinicians, communicators, laboratorians, emergency planners and responders, and disaster relief volunteers to prepare to respond to a public health emergency
- Emergency Responder Training Program (CDC, NIOSH)
Addresses the occupational safety and health burden among fire fighters, paramedics and other emergency responders—in partnership with the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)—by providing state of the art training that translates scientific discoveries into practice
- Environmental Health Services (CDC, EHS)
Access free training and workforce development resources for environmental health practitioners
- Healthy Equity Community Health Workers
Provides promotores de salud, also known as promotoras, with needed resources to support health education and prevention efforts, and access to health insurance programs, in Spanish-speaking communities
- Laboratory Training, CDC Division of Laboratory Systems
Helps scientists combat emerging threats, learn evolving practices, and stay current with the newest standards and technologies
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (CDC, NIOSH) Training and Workforce Development
Supports academic degree programs and research training opportunities in areas including industrial hygiene, occupational health nursing, occupational medicine, and occupational safety as well as short-term training programs for professionals
- Workplace Violence Prevention for Nurses (CDC, NIOSH)
Offers a free, interactive course that earns health professionals continuing education (CE) units and is designed to help healthcare workers better understand the scope and nature of violence in the workplace
- Community Health Worker Resources
Provides resources from across CDC for community health workers such as web pages, fact sheets, journal articles, reports, training courses, and other educational materials