42 USC 295a - Public health training centers

(a) In general 
The Secretary may make grants or contracts for the operation of public health training centers.
(b) Eligible entities 

(1) In general 
A public health training center shall be an accredited school of public health, or another public or nonprofit">nonprofit private institution accredited for the provision of graduate or specialized training in public health, that plans, develops, operates, and evaluates projects that are in furtherance of the goals established by the Secretary for the year 2000 in the areas of preventive medicine, health promotion and disease prevention, or improving access to and quality of health services in medically underserved communities.
(2) Preference 
In awarding grants or contracts under this section the Secretary shall give preference to accredited schools of public health.
(c) Certain requirements 
With respect to a public health training center, an award may not be made under subsection (a) of this section unless the program agrees that it
(1) will establish or strengthen field placements for students in public or nonprofit">nonprofit private health agencies or organizations;
(2) will involve faculty members and students in collaborative projects to enhance public health services to medically underserved communities;
(3) will specifically designate a geographic area or medically underserved population to be served by the center that shall be in a location removed from the main location of the teaching facility of the school that is participating in the program with such center; and
(4) will assess the health personnel needs of the area to be served by the center and assist in the planning and development of training programs to meet such needs.