Heartland Center

Training · Resources · Education


30+ years in Public Health Learning


Since 1989, the Heartland Center management, faculty and staff have developed a national reputation for extensive academic and practice partnerships, education and training collaborative networks and systems. This includes the expertise to provide consultation and technical support for development of comprehensive competence-based education and training programs for public health and multi-sector workforce and leadership capacity development to improve community health, safety and resilience. This includes development, in collaboration with partners, of comprehensive onsite and technology mediated quality multi-sector professional development series and certificate programs. The HC website (heartlandcenters.com) provides an overview of HC projects, programs and partners, including the Heartland Center for Public Health and Community Leadership, the Heartland Public Health Training Center (national network of centers), the Heartland Center for Public Health Preparedness (developed as a national network of centers), the HC managed National Network for Public Health Leadership Development (NLN) and the Heartland Center Learning Management System and Leadership Learning Portal (leaderslearnportal.com) HC has received various grants and contracts from federal, state and local health agencies, including the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the CDC Environmental Public Health Branch, the American Association of State Health Officials (ASTHO), the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (MDHSS), the St. Louis City Health Department, and the St. Louis County Department of Health.


The mission of the Heartland Center for Population Health and Community Systems Development is to strengthen the competence, performance, and capacity of current and future health care, public health, and other workforce leaders and organizations to improve population health and community systems. We accomplish our mission through education and partnerships that contribute to enhanced practice linkages across related health and community sectors.