Center for Public Health Practice

Supporting excellence in public health practice

The Center for Public Health Practice's 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.

View the 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

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.

Learn more about drug take backs