Local Public Health Institute of Massachusetts

The mission of the Local Public Health Institute (“the Institute”) is to improve public health and preparedness capabilities and the health of the residents of the Commonwealth by creating, implementing, and sustaining workforce development activities for local public health and other public health system partners.

Local public health professionals are busier than ever, and their training needs are more complex. In order to make the training accessible statewide, the Institute leverages a variety of training delivery methods, including traditional classroom trainings, asynchronous online modules, live webinar sessions, and blended formats.

The Institute is a Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) funded entity created to strengthen local public health through training and education. It has been housed at Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH), Office of Public Health Practice since 2010.