Florida Public Health Training Center Online Mentor Program

About the Program

The FPHTC Online Mentor Program is funded by a federal grant awarded to the USF Center for Leadership in Public Health Practice (CLPHP) by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to develop the technical, scientific, managerial, and leadership competencies and capabilities of the current and future public health workforce in Florida and nationally.

It is specifically designed to meet the Core Competency for Public Health Professionals 8A6: "Participates in mentoring and peer review or coaching opportunities." The program also meets one of the 10 Public Health Essential Services: "Assure a competent public health and personal health care workforce."

The FPHTC Online Mentor Program is specifically designed to:

  • Assure a competent and diverse public health workforce in Florida that is capable of adapting to the rapidly changing workplace environment.
  • Develop the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals.
  • Expand the knowledge, skills, and abilities of Florida Department of Health employees and USF College of Public Health students participating in the Online Mentoring Program.
  • Broaden and/or enhance the understanding of the Florida Department of Health and its missions and programs.

Participation in FPHTC Online Mentor Program supports the development of any or all of the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals, which include:
(Council on Linkages, 2010)

  • Analytical / Assessment Skills
  • Policy Development / Program Planning Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Cultural Competency Skills
  • Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
  • Public Health Sciences Skills
  • Financial Planning and Management Skills
  • Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills