Center for Public Health Practice

Supporting Excellence in Public Health Practice

The Center for Public Health Practice was established in 2014 and its mission is to support excellence in public health practice.

The Center for Public Health Practice helps practitioners by:

Filling the Gap

The Center for Public Health Practice fills a critical void in public health funding and capacity in the state by providing these services. In 2016, Indiana was ranked 49th nationally by America’s Health Rankings for public health funding available in the state. Public health funding allows states to proactively implement preventive and educational programs for improving health contributing to decreased mortality from preventable causes of death such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer.


The Center for Public Health Practice has assisted over 35 counties in Indiana with technical assistance and consulting services.

Complete List of Service Projects

Public Health Corps

Public Health Corps StudentsThe Corps is a volunteer group of students who engage in service-learning experiences with partnering health agencies.

Public Health Corps


The IU Student Enteric Response Team (SERT) is comprised of MPH Epidemiology students investigating enteric outbreak cases and response in Indiana. Students interviewing cases, record case interviews, ensure isolates are sent to the ISDH laboratory, notify state and local authorities of potential outbreaks, and educate patients on prevention and control measures.

IU Student Enteric Response Team

Insights & Innovations

Insights & Innovations is our monthly webinar series for public health practitioners. We've covered the Culture of Health and the 12 Domains of Public Health Accreditation. Our current series focuses on Creating Opportunities to Achieve Optimal Health.

Monthly Webinar Series

Drug Take Back Days

Drug Take Back The IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health hosts drug take back days at the IUPUI Campus Center. Students, staff and faculty can bring in old or expired prescription or over-the-counter drugs for proper disposal.

Drug Take Backs