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Strategic Skills

Policy Engagement
Move It: A Case Study in Policy Change and Health Promotion Program Planning
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The Built Environment can be defined the arrangement of structures built and used by people, i.e. buildings, sidewalks, roads, land-use zoning, and public transportation systems. This training demonstrates the Built Environment’s influence on physical fitness, rates of exercise and chronic disease morbidity and mortality.

After completing the course, the learner will be able to:

  • Demonstrate increased awareness of the Built Environment’s influence on physical fitness, rates of exercise and chronic disease morbidity and mortality.
  • Identify barriers to physical activity in the Built Environment to improve fitness.
  • Identify activity solutions in the Built Environment to improve fitness.
  • Demonstrate increased interest and knowledge in mediating sedentary behavior by increasing availability for physical activity through the Built Environment.
  • Identify local, state, federal, and private funding resources for Built Environment intervention.
  • Be able to list two leading causes of morbidity and mortality and recognize the impact that physical activity has in ameliorating chronic disease.
  • Identify one intervention component from the case study that would work in their jurisdiction or community of residence.
Care of Populations Badge: Policy
$158.23
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Policy Development & Program Planning: Policy development is a core public health function.  Program planning to implement policies or to support policy development is foundational to understanding public health work. Course activities will help student build awareness, understanding and capacities related health improvement planning, developing program goals and objectives, strategic planning, public health policy, and quality improvement.

$158.23 for 0.5 credit hours of undergraduate credit *Tuition and fees listed are subject to change by action of the Kansas Board of Regents.

Health Equity: A Public Health Essential
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How healthy we are when we are born, how likely we are to get sick as we age, and how long we can expect to live are all determined to a surprising extent by our place in society. Disparities in health among income, racial, and ethnic groups in the U.S. are significant and, by many measures, expanding. This course serves as a primer for illustrating the root causes that shape health and health disparities. In addition to describing the complex interplay of social conditions associated with health disparities, it also provides a framework for exploring public and community health frameworks for addressing health equity.

Training Tools for Healthy Schools: Module 2: School Health Index: A Self-Assessment and Planning Guide
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The School Health Index is a self-paced training module, delivered in rich, multimedia content with short videos that can be viewed sequentially or individually. Additional content can be accessed in Go Further, a series of questions and answers and helpful resources. The SHI offers a team approach to improving school health and safety policies and programs.

Topics covered: School health and safety policies and environment, health education, physical education and other physical activity programs, nutrition services, school health services, school counseling, psychological, and social services, health promotion for staff, family and community involvement.

Planning and Budgeting for Public Health: The Business Plan
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Practitioners in the field of public health find themselves in serious competition for funding. How do we make sure that the activities we advance to protect, maintain and promote the health of the public are a priority for funders. One of the ways we can improve our chances is to make a strong business case for our work. This brief overview will give you a simple outline to assist you in building a business plan for public health activities.

Introduction to Policy Analysis in Public Health
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Public health professionals play an important role in the policy process by conducting policy analysis, communicating findings, developing partnerships, and promoting and implementing evidence-based interventions.

This course will help familiarize you with the role of policy in public health. It will also help to foster a common understanding of what policy is and a process by which it is conceptualized and developed.

The 90-minute course, designed for public health practitioners, introduces the learner to the CDC policy process and provides specific instruction on the policy analysis component of the process. Instructional content will result in the learner having a better understanding of what policy analysis is, its use in proactively assessing policy options under consideration, and how it can contribute to public health’s role in policy. The course is text-based and includes helpful visuals and activities to engage learners.

This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills.

This learning opportunity addresses training topics identified in PHWINS 2017.

Organizing a Strategic Policy Coalition
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This extensive online course explores the early stages of the policy process and introduces a model for a coalition structure intended to achieve a specific local policy goal.

This module is part of “Foundations And Strategies of Tobacco Control” and is funded by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment State Tobacco Education and Prevention Partnership.  Learners can expect useful visuals, easy navigation, and relevant, applicable content.

This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills. This learning opportunity addresses training topics identified in PHWINS 2017.

Practical Law for Public Health Officials
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Do you know how the law contributed to motor vehicle safety, vaccination, or safer workplaces? Law reform or litigation has played a part in most of the greatest public health achievements in the 20th century. As public health professionals and leaders, understanding public health law and how to use it is essential to protecting the public’s health. This 90-minute interactive online course, drawn from the experience of public health officials and lawyers who have worked with them, is designed to help public health leaders and professionals recognize legal issues, work effectively with legal counsel, and understand their legal responsibilities and authority. By the end, learners will be able to use core concepts of public health law to more effectively protect the public’s health while avoiding legal trouble.

In this text based training, learners can expect understandable information that is presented in a clear and logical format.

This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills.

This learning opportunity is aligned with training needs identified in PH WINS 2017.

Systems Thinking
Care of Populations Badge: Leadership
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Leadership & Systems Thinking will focus on: Leadership skills consistent with collaborative approaches are essential and need to be part of organizations that interest with the larger public health system. This badge will introduce six key practices of collaborative leadership: Assessing the Environment, Creating Clarity, Sharing Power and Influence, Building Trust, Self Reflection, and Developing People.  Course activities will build collaborative and team-oriented leadership capacity among public health professionals as well as diverse state and local community partners.

Introduction to Systems Thinking
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Systems thinking provides a framework for identifying and addressing the underlying causes of complex problems. This innovative approach minimizes responding to problem symptoms and the associated unintended consequences of quick fixes. This foundations training will provide an overview of key concepts and specific tools for use with a systems thinking approach.

Cited work reviewed in the training is globally recognized. Learners can expect to participate in learning examples, case studies, and interactive activities. Public Health Training Center staff may find this training particularly useful in the grant process.

This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills.

This learning opportunity addresses training topics identified in PHWINS 2017.

Community Engagement
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The Community Engagement course focuses on community engagement in the community health assessment process. Particular emphasis is placed on using the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) model with the County Health Rankings and Roadmap. This model also meets non-profit hospital Community Health Needs Assessment requirements in ACA IRS regulations. 

Strategic Planning Within the Context of the Ten Essential Services
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A practiced-based educational program targeted toward new public health administrators and nursing administrators.  The programs are part of the continuing effort to provide training to strengthen the skills and knowledge of the current public health workforce

Change Management
Leadership and Influence
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Being able to lead others—to motivate them and commit their energies and expertise to achieving the shared mission and goals of the emergency management system—is a necessary and vital part of every emergency manager’s, planner’s, and responder’s job.

The goal of this course is to improve your leadership and influence skills. To that end, this course addresses: leadership from within, how to facilitate change, how to build and rebuild trust, use personal influence and political savvy, foster an environment for leadership development.

Coaching Skills
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As a manager, you wear two hats that can be difficult to manage effectively. On one hand, you have to evaluate your employees and make decisions regarding promotions, demotions, salary actions, and terminations. On the other hand, you are also a coach and an advocate for your employees’ success. Employees may be reluctant to be frank and discuss weaknesses or mistakes. While there is no perfect solution, this course will help you to understand the problems and provide you with a strategy to effectively balance these two inherently conflicting roles.

Data Analytics
Program Evaluation
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This course is designed to familiarize local public health administrators and members with program evaluation, which is an essential organizational practice in public health.  Program evaluation is defined as “the systematic collection of information about the activities, characteristics, and outcomes of programs to make judgments about the program, improve program effectiveness, and/or inform decisions about future program development. This course will go over the steps of the program evaluation process as well as a basic evaluation plan.

Program Evaluation in Public Health
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Your public health program is up and running but how do you know if it’s paying off? This self-paced module can help you determine just that! First, you will receive some background on program evaluation—who, what, when, and why—and then you’ll be taken through the steps to plan and conduct an evaluation. As you move through the module, you’ll follow Joe Jones, an environmental public health manager, as he evaluates his food safety program. You’ll see the evaluation process in action and learn how a successful evaluation can help you do your work even better.

Advanced Program Evaluation
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Learners will take on the role of a staff member at the Middleton County Health Department who is tasked with helping to develop an evaluation plan for an obesity-prevention program recently launched in Middleton County. Using the CDC Program Evaluation Framework, learners will connect each step of the framework with a section of the evaluation plan, going into detailed discussion about: selecting and incorporating stakeholders in the evaluation process, developing relevant evaluation questions, designing an evaluation study and using standard notation, choosing a sampling strategy, and thinking through limitations and threats to validity. Additionally, learners will review strategies for conducting rigorous evaluations within constraints of budget, time, and resources.

Diversity and Inclusion
Health Equity 101
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This engaging and upbeat interactive course highlights concepts related to health equity and showcases local and national data in support of the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center’s Strategic Plan priority to train all staff on the social determinants of health and their impact on our community and residents. The data, concepts, and cases presented are applicable to a variety of locations and agencies. External partners and internal employees can benefit from this training. Course Objectives:

  • Increase awareness of health equity concepts as they relate to public health services:
    • Describe the Ideal State of Health Equity
    • Identify the Drivers of Public Health
    • Indicate the Social Determinants of Health at both Micro & Macro levels
  • Acknowledge disparities and health inequities affecting our local community:
    • Recognize the Conditions and Contributing Factors of Health Inequities related to Cardiovascular Disease, Obesity, and Diabetes
    • Compare/contrast health disparities among Lake County communities

*This training may not be mobile-ready; please access using a computer.

Serving Diverse Communities: Building Cultural Competence and Humility into the Workplace
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The content of this course includes:

  1. Introductions to culture, cultural competence, cultural humility.
  2. Resource demonstrations that you can use to help build a more culturally competent and humble workplace.

You will have the opportunity to watch the demo of accessing these resources.

Length

One hour

Intended Audience

Public health professionals and healthcare providers interested working with non-native English speakers that needs to provide access to reliable health information.

Learning objectives

At the end of this training module, you will be able to:

  1. Define culture, cultural competence, and cultural humility;
  2. Describe the differences between cultural competence and humility; and
  3. Utilize three online resources that you can use to help build a more culturally competent and humble workplace.

Pre-requisites/Learning Level

No pre-requisites

Competencies addressed

Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals

Domain 3: Communication Skills

  • Cultural Competence: 4A1 – Describes the concept of diversity as it applies to individuals and populations (e.g., language, culture, values, socioeconomic status, geography education, race, gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, profession, religious affiliation, mental and physical abilities, historical experiences)

Public Health 3.0

  • Foundational Infrastructure – Focusing on equity and cultural competence

CEUs Offered

Is offered part of the series, 1.0 hour of MLA CE (Medical Library Association)

Cost

Free

Modality/format

Online Self-Pace

Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts

Derek Johnson, MLIS

Serving Diverse Communities: Finding Data on Health Disparities
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This course will cover resources that provide information on finding data on health disparities.

  1. History, definition of health disparities and how health disparities intertwined with the social determinants of health.
  2. Online resources for accessing data on health disparities
  3. Scenario Practices

You will have the opportunity to watch the simulation and then practice it where you have the chance to apply the knowledge.

Addressing Health Equity: A Public Health Essential
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How healthy we are when we are born, how likely we are to get sick as we age, and how long we can expect to live are all determined to a surprising extent by our place in society. Disparities in health among income, racial, and ethnic groups in the U.S. are significant and, by many measures, expanding. This course serves as a primer for illustrating the root causes that shape health and health disparities. In addition to describing the complex interplay of social conditions associated with health disparities, it also provides a framework for exploring public and community health frameworks for addressing health equity.

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe terms related to health equity.
  • Identify how historically major advances in health status resulted from broad-based social reforms.
  • Identify the health outcomes of affected populations.
  • Describe the social determinants of health and how they contribute to health disparities and inequities.
  • Describe the Healthy People 2020 approaches to address health inequity.
  • Illustrate the role of the public health workforce in addressing health inequity.
  • Describe evidenced-based approaches to addressing health equity
Introduction to Outreach Methods and Strategies
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As a community health outreach worker, a key role you play is providing health outreach to vulnerable populations to connect them with services. To do this well, community health workers must be able to identify when outreach should happen and how to develop the most effective plan for the outreach. Those training to become a community health worker as well as those in need of a refresher course can benefit from this training.

This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills. This learning opportunity addresses training topics identified in PHWINS 2017.

Human Health Effects of Climate Change
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Do you know how climate change will affect health in your community and what you can do to reduce climate-related impacts?

Following a short overview of the causes and mechanisms of climate change, this informative course reviews current and expected human health impacts, with particular emphasis on impacts in Vermont and the northeast. These include heat-related illness, water-related impacts, vector borne diseases, air quality impacts, and mental health and well-being. Because climate change affects some people more than others, populations of concern and measures of vulnerability are addressed. The course includes plenty of helpful and timely resources, and culminates with examples of strategies used in Vermont and nationally to reduce climate change impacts on health and to improve health through climate change mitigation actions. Learners can select Level 1 for an overview or Level 2 for a deeper exploration of the five types of health impacts.

Measuring Health Disparities
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This interactive course focuses on some basic issues for public health practice -how to understand, define and measure health disparity. This course examines the language of health disparity to come to some common understanding of what that term means, explains key measures of health disparity and shows how to calculate them.

The course is designed to be accessible to a broad audience of practitioners across all sectors of the public health and related workforce who are concerned about the issue of health disparity. Parts III and IV are more technical; although not required, it is helpful to have a background in statistics, epidemiology, or other related sciences for ease of understanding these sections.

Strategies to Advance Health Equity: How Health Departments Can Protect the Health of Immigrants
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This self-paced, interactive module prepares public health professionals working in state and local health departments to develop or support health care, social services, and public health programs to protect the health of immigrants. This session begins with an introduction to immigration policy and its relationship to health as well as local strategies to protect immigrant health. Next, learners will explore three case studies that highlight real policy changes governments have implemented to create more immigrant inclusive communities. During these case studies, learners will have time to reflect on ways their organization can partner with government agencies to support immigration health.

This training offers learners helpful learning tables, optional narration, and descriptive definitions on key terms.

This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills.

Health Literacy for Health Professionals
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The purpose of this public health literacy web-based training program is to educate public health professionals about public health literacy and their role in providing health information and services and promoting public health literacy. This web-based course uses a 508-compliant template, knowledge checks, evaluation, CE and other credits, include glossary and resources tabs, scenario-based interactions and video clips.

Cross-Cultural Communication and Nutrition Assessment
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This course is designed for WIC personnel and other health care providers who complete nutrition assessments. Awareness of cross-cultural communication allows WIC personnel to create a more rich and enhanced assessment and counseling experiences with clients. The goals of the course are to:

  • Define cross cultural communication and why it is necessary in practice
  • Provide examples of effective communication techniques when completing nutrition assessments
  • Identify appropriate communication strategies when working with clients that have a language difference
Strategies to Advance Health Equity: Understanding and Influencing Corporate Practices of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Food and Beverage Industries to Promote Health
Strategies to Advance Health Equity: Understanding and Influencing Corporate Practices of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Food and Beverage Industries to Promote Health Image

Tobacco and alcohol use and the consumption of unhealthy foods and beverages are all major causes of preventable deaths and disease in the United States and around the world. While individuals are responsible for the use and consumption of these substances, this training emphasizes how public health can take a new approach to this issue: by changing the ways that the tobacco, alcohol, and food industries currently promote their products and make a profit at the expense of community health. This training details tobacco, alcohol, and food corporate strategies that can have harmful affects on population health and also provides timely and relevant examples of health departments that have used research, advocacy, and education to tackle these industry tactics and advance a public health agenda.

There are 5 major sections of the module: Introduction, Four Corporate Strategies that Boost Profit- and Harm Health, How can we take on these harmful practices – and promote health, three different Case Studies, and What Else Can We Do?.

Learners can expect reflection exercises that give them the opportunity to apply knowledge gained to their work setting. Learners may benefit from participating in the training with a colleague and reflecting on questions and activities together.

This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills.

This learning opportunity addresses a need area identified in PH WINS 2017.

Strategies to Advance Health Equity: How Health Departments Can Promote Living Wages
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The social determinants of health, or the structures and economic systems that shape patterns of wellness and illness, can influence health issues like obesity and teen pregnancy. Upstream factors that influence health are broad, deeply entrenched in our society, and can appear daunting to change. While public health often focuses on individual-level health behaviors, this approach requires a high level of effort from the targeted individual and has little influence on widespread population health.

Health departments are increasingly moving upstream to tackle the core issues that affect the communities they serve, such as income. This module details how raising the minimum wage is a public health issue and provides a case study of one health department that used research, communication, and advocacy to influence low wages.

Learners can expect clear, easy to follow navigation, and many opportunities for reflection in this case study.

This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills.

This learning opportunity responds to training needs identified in PH WINS 2017.

Strategies to Advance Health Equity: How Health Departments Can Grow a Healthy Public Food Sector
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This self-paced, interactive module prepares public health professionals working in state and local health departments to develop or support food policy changes in their communities to encourage healthy food systems. The session begins with a discussion of why the public sector should be involved in developing policies around food and how local health agencies can lead the charge. Next, participants will learn about food system goals that can promote health and how to achieve those goals. Finally, learners will explore case studies that demonstrate how public health agencies have planned and implemented changes to their food systems.

This course provides a foundation of knowledge about supporting food policy and strategies using content expertise and best practice examples. Both text and audio are available for different learning needs for entire training.

This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills.

This learning opportunity is aligned with PH WINS 2017.

Serving Diverse Communities: Accessing Reliable Health Information in Multiple Languages
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This course is designed for participants to access reliable health information resources in multiple languages.

Intended Audience

Public health professionals interested in advancing their ability to locate reliable health information. This may include public health nurses, community health workers, academic researchers, policy makers, and epidemiologists.

Length

The length of time for participants to take this course is estimated to be 1 hour.

Course Content

This course will cover resources that provide reliable health information in multiple languages.

  1. Data on current population of non-native English speakers in the United States
  2. Online resources for accessing health information in multiple languages
  3. Scenario Practices

You will have the opportunity to watch the simulation and then practice it where you have the chance to apply the knowledge.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this training module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the current population of non-native English speakers in the United States.
  • Identify at least three online resources for accessing health information in multiple languages.
  • Analyze resources to access reliable health information in multiple languages.

Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals

Domain 3: Communication Skills

Communication Skills: 3C1 – Ensures that the literacy of populations served (e.g., ability to obtain, interpret, and use health and other information; social media literacy) is reflected in the organization’s policies, programs, and services

Domain 4: Cultural Competence

Cultural Competence: 4B5 – Ensures the diversity of individuals and populations is addressed in policies, programs, and services that affect the health of the community

Public Health 3.0

Foundational Infrastructure – Focusing on equity and cultural competence

Introduction to Cultural Competency and Title VI
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Learning Objectives:

  • To explain what Title VI is and its implications for workers in the health care industry, especially public health
  • To outline the demographic distribution of people by language and race in the United States
  • To discuss cultural competence in the healthcare setting and how this relates to Title VI legislation
  • To state the laws concerning cultural competence
  • To outline the process of achieving cultural competency according to the cultural competency continuum, and
  • To list the standards for measuring cultural competency in the healthcare industry
Care of Populations Badge: Culture
$158.23
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Culture influences health behavior and when major differences exist between a patient’s and provider’s cultural framework for illness, a host of adverse outcomes may result. This badge introduces students to the concepts of health and health care disparity and the importance of learning how individuals define, react to, and treat illness and other health risks.

$158.23 for 0.5 credit hours of undergraduate credit *Tuition and fees listed are subject to change by action of the Kansas Board of Regents

Practicing Cross Cultural Communication: The Bamboo Dragon
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“Communicate to Make a Difference: Practicing Cross-Cultural Communication” is a collection of case studies that examine the practical application of the “Ten Strategies for Effective Cross-Cultural Communication,” as described in the“Exploring Cross-Cultural Communication” training. One of the essential services of public health is to enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety. “The Bamboo Dragon” begins with the health inspection of an Asian restaurant. Can the stakeholders overcome the barriers to communication that cultural differences have created?

Recognizing Cultural Influences on Food Beliefs and Practices
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This course is designed for WIC personnel and other health care providers who complete nutrition assessments. Awareness of cultural differences allows WIC personnel to have better and enhanced conversations with all populations.

The goals of the course are to:

  • Define cultural competence and why it is necessary in practice
  • Provide examples of eating practices from various cultures, specifically in the context of the WIC food package
  • Increase awareness of resources, at the local and national levels, that enable WIC personnel and any health care provider to improve services to diverse participants
Persuasive Communication
Don’t Panic: Principles of Crisis and Risk Communication Scenario
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The purpose of this scenario is to use the principles of crisis and risk communication during a response for public health emergency.

Risk Communication for Special Populations
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Recent events have shown the need to reach everyone in the community, including those outside of the “mainstream”. Must define these groups, locate them and ascertain how best to communicate with them. Some regions have done more on this than others. In wide-spread emergencies public health efforts must be inclusive. The goal is to make sure every member of the community understands the information needed to prepare, cope and recover from health emergencies.

This specialized course is intended for anyone responsible for communicating risk to special populations during an emergency situation. Note: A basic understanding of the principles of risk communication a prerequisite for this course

Effective Communication for Environmental Public Health
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Do you find yourself struggling to communicate your public health message? This self-paced, interactive module is designed for public health professionals, especially those responsible for implementing environmental health programs. It introduces key communication strategies to help field workers successfully educate the public about environmental public health issues, communicate important environmental health information to diverse audiences, resolve conflicts, and market the value of environmental public health activities to clients and the public.

Social Marketing for Health
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Social marketing is a widely used and effective approach to changing behavior largely through promoting the use of healthy products and services.

Social marketing interventions can help achieve many goals: 

  • Improved healthy behavior
  • Increased availability of public health products and services
  • Increased range of available products and services at a variety of prices and variations
  • Reduced burden on the public sector by shifting clients with some ability to pay to the private sector
  • Increased program sustainability
  • Improved targeting of donor funding

This course will help you understand the key principles of social marketing, clarify misunderstandings, outline under which circumstances it is best used, and how social marketing, when employed effectively, can improve health outcomes.

Marketing Public Health
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Whether you are managing a single community program or an entire public health department, understanding the basic principles of branding and marketing can be crucial to your success. Every program and organization has key stakeholders, and the goal of this course is to offer you concrete strategies for communicating with those stakeholders in order to support your broader program and organizational goals.

The People, Power, and Pride of Public Health
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The People, Power, and Pride of Public Health provides an engaging overview of the incredible accomplishments and promise of the public health field. The first module includes interviews with legendary public health figures whose work led to millions of lives saved with vaccines, air bags and car seats, and the federal Women Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program. The second module brings key public health tools to life — including use of data, communications, and policy – through discussions with experienced professionals who have used these tools to save lives. The third module includes a “Carpool Karaoke”-style trip through Baltimore County, Maryland with NACCHO President Dr. Umair Shah to see and hear real public health workers talking about how they serve their communities. Learners will come away from this course with a deeper understanding of the public health field and a greater enthusiasm for their own work in public health.

Joint Information Center - How Does It Work
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This course is an introduction to joint information efforts for public health information officers new to the process. There are practice activities/exercises throughout the lessons that involve application-level learning. These practice activities/exercises will provide you with an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills presented in these lessons. Feedback and evaluation measures are provided. The origin, purposes, and implementation of Joint Information Centers are portrayed.

The three lessons in this course are:

  1. Defining the Joint Information Center
  2. Getting Information to the Public
  3. Staffing and Organizational Structure
Emergency Risk Communication
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If you work in public health, during a crisis or emergency, you will likely become a risk communicator, even if your job description does not include public information or media relations. Effective communication is vital to protect the community’s health. Communication with the public and the media in an emergency presents unique challenges. People are highly emotional. They want to know what happened and who is responsible. Most importantly, people want to know what they can do to protect themselves and their loved ones. Yet the unexpected and chaotic nature of emergencies often makes it difficult to answer the public and the media’s demand for information and reassurance.

In this 2.5-hour course, you’ll learn how to plan for an emergency, create effective messages, and interact with the media and community in times of crisis.

Problem Solving
Pandemic: A Critical Thinking Scenario
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The goal of this scenario is to assess and train mid-level public health professionals in the application of critical thinking as a means of solving problems related to community preparedness for public health emergencies, such as an Influenza Pandemic.

Quality Improvement Team Development
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Quality Improvement Team Development is one part of the Performance Management Series. The work of a QI project is accomplished by a team of individuals, which is known as a QI Team. The purpose of the team is to design, manage, and monitor performance improvement activities to achieve the aim of the QI Project.

Business Planning for Public Health Programs
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Do you need a new approach to generating revenue? Do you have a program that you want to continue after your grant runs out? Then business planning may be the answer. This 45-minute module will help you understand the basics of business planning and determine if writing a business plan is appropriate for your public health program.

Project Planning
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Good planning can make all the difference in creating a successful public health project. Project planning can be thought of as a series of specific steps, keys to success that will help projects of all types run smoothly and effectively. You don’t have to be a project management expert to successfully plan a project. If you carefully think things through and use common sense, your plan can provide a solid foundation for your project and help you make and communicate important decisions.

Using Evidence-Based Practices: A Webinar for Public Health Practitioners & Community Partners
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This is the archived version of the January 12th, 2017 Using Evidence-Based Practices: A Webinar for Public Health Practitioners & Community Partners presented by the University of Iowa Prevention Research Center and the Midwestern Public Health Training Center.

Online Resources to Support Evidence-Based Practice on Population Health
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At the end of this training module, you will be able to:

  • Discuss population health and its relation to Healthy People 2020
  • Describe the purpose of MedlinePlus, PubMed, and HSRProj databases
  • Identify when to use each database based on the information need
  • Perform advanced searching techniques to identify more accurate results
Personal Performance Management System
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This program will help knowledge workers better control day-to-day work with everyday tools (Microsoft Outlook), plus adapt better planning, prioritizing and decision-making routines. The result will be:

  • One hour more per day on higher value (goal-related) activities,
  • Better control over a higher work volume
  • Less stress (caused by too many tasks / not enough time, forgetting things, etc.)
  • Practical boost to your Employee Performance Management System.
Project Management Tools
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Projects can take days or weeks or years to complete and are a difficult challenge for managers. Dr. Vicky Parker explains project management, development of a project charter, and using Gantt charts as planning tools. Includes video, visuals to explain concepts, and template tools.

Leading Improvement Projects
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This online training will cover from start to finish what to expect in a quality improvement (QI) project. This training was developed for people that will be helping to facilitate QI projects within their agency and are looking for tools, templates and experience with doing so.  Registering for this training gives you access to an online toolkit, which includes these modules:

  • The Process
  • Scope & Resources
  • LEAN Problem Solving

You may access the materials within the toolkit in any order. This is designed to be a resource you can easily return to as needed.

The toolkit was developed in partnership with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s Office of Partnership, Planning and Improvement and the Colorado Association for Local Public Health Officials (CALPHO) for public health agencies in Colorado; however, those working in other states and in other settings may find it useful as well.

The Basics of Quality Improvement for Public Health Practitioners
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This tutorial provides the basics of Quality Improvement and how it fits into the Performance Management Framework.  Steps in the Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) quality improvement cycle are broken down in concise, and easy to digest points.

This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills.

This learning opportunity addresses training topics identified in PHWINS 2017.

Targeting Improvement with AIM Statements
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AIM Statements are a vital component to any Quality Improvement project. The AIM process is important for potential applicants to learn how to develop specific statements. What exactly is an AIM Statement? Find out more in this “quick learn” module in the Performance Management Series.

Learners will find interactive activities with immediate feedback on learning assessments and additional resources in this training.

Performance Management Training Series
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This series serves to increase participants’ understanding of the purpose and benefits of performance management and provide guidance for getting started with building a performance management system. The series includes three modules:

  • Module 1: Introduction to Performance Management
  • Module 2: Building Your Performance Management System
  • Module 3: PHAB Requirements Relative to Performance Management

Designed as a self-paced, interactive, independent learning opportunity, each module consists of recorded presentations including exercises and self-check questions.

This introductory-level series is intended for individuals working in governmental public health who are new to performance management and/or who are responsible for building a performance management system for their agency. While the content and examples are focused on governmental public health, many of the concepts can be applied to organizations and agencies in other public-service sectors as well.

Resource Management
Doing A Lot with A Little: Economic Analysis in Public Health
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This self- paced, online course will discuss economic analysis in public health. Data needed to complete a cost-benefit analysis will be outlined and participants will be taken through the process of completing a cost-benefit analysis.

Care of Populations Badge: Financial Planning & Management
$158.23
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Financial Planning and Management principals are key for all organizations. Understanding these elements are crucial for professionals to assist in keeping organizations financially stable. This badge introduces students to various management concepts, as well as the basic principles of financial planning. Students will be exposed to financial and management tools to learn how they are utilized in all areas of decision making.

$158.23 *Tuition and Fees: $158.23 for 0.5 credit hours of undergraduate credit *Tuition and fees listed are subject to change by action of the Kansas Board of Regents.

Introduction to Management in Public Health
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This online training module portrays a wide range of competencies and roles of effective managers in organizations that promote public health. Several tools and concepts from management theory and practice are presented across a wide range of management roles. Public health managers describe their experiences acting within each role.

Economic Evaluation
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This is course 7 of the Evidence-Based Public Health Training Series. It is meant to stand alone, but learners may also take it together with courses in the series to receive a certificate in Evidence-Based Public Health.

Economic factors can play an important role in decision-making on public health interventions. This course will show you how to apply economic evaluation to public health decisions.

This course offers academically focused definitions of health equity and related terms. Pre- and post- learning assessments can help the learner gauge level of learning.

This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills. This learning opportunity addresses training topics identified in PHWINS 2017.

Public Health Financial Management
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This course examines the financing of Public Health and the underlying issues that influence resource availability on the federal, state and local levels, including an overview of the grant writing process and the use of basic financial analysis tools, such as forecasting, common sizing and trend analysis. This course is appropriate to anyone new to financial management and budgeting.

There are three modules in this training that can be self-paced and each section takes approximately 30-45 minutes to complete. Learners can expect clear and digestible content with a diverse selection of knowledge assessments.

The course may be taken alone or as part of the CE Online Certificate in Public Health.

This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills.

This learning opportunity addresses training topics identified in PHWINS 2017.

Onboarding New Employees
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An effective onboarding plan helps new employees adjust to their jobs by establishing better relationships, clarifying expectations and objectives, and providing support through feedback, coaching and follow-up. This leads to higher job satisfaction and performance, lower employee stress, greater commitment to the organization, and decreased staff turnover.

This course is easy to navigate provides useful information particularly for learners interested in human resources processes.

Feasibility Planning for Public Health Business Plans
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Do you have an idea for a new revenue-generating program or a program for which you want to write a business plan? This online course guides you through the process of creating a feasibility plan, a necessary step before writing a full business plan, to determine whether your idea is worth pursuing. The easy to navigate course covers what to consider when writing your feasibility plan and which sources will provide pertinent information. Learners can expect realistic examples and applicable content.

This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills. This learning opportunity addresses training topics identified in PHWINS 2017.

Planning for Financial Success
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Funding public health activities is challenging, and having a team in place ready to respond to funding opportunities from government agencies and foundations is critical for success. Planning for Financial Success is designed to help you pull together the key elements needed for responding to funding opportunities. In this course, we will walk you through the process of preparing grant proposals with case examples, interactive exercises, and additional resources. This course will empower you to consider a funding strategy for the growth and sustainability of your agency, organization, or program team. Learners will gain access to useful job aids, realistic examples, and applicable content.

This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills. This learning opportunity addresses training topics identified in PHWINS 2017.

Policy Engagement
Move It: A Case Study in Policy Change and Health Promotion Program Planning Image
Move It: A Case Study in Policy Change and Health Promotion Program Planning
The Built Environment can be defined the arrangement of structures built and used by people, i.e. buildings, sidewalks, roads, land-use zoning, and public transportation systems... Read More
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Care of Populations Badge: Policy
Policy Development & Program Planning: Policy development is a core public health function.  Program planning to implement policies or to support policy development is fou... Read More
$158.23
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Health Equity: A Public Health Essential
How healthy we are when we are born, how likely we are to get sick as we age, and how long we can expect to live are all determined to a surprising extent by our place in societ... Read More
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Training Tools for Healthy Schools: Module 2: School Health Index: A Self-Assessment and Planning Guide
The School Health Index is a self-paced training module, delivered in rich, multimedia content with short videos that can be viewed sequentially or individually. Additional cont... Read More
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Planning and Budgeting for Public Health: The Business Plan
Practitioners in the field of public health find themselves in serious competition for funding. How do we make sure that the activities we advance to protect, maintain and promo... Read More
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Introduction to Policy Analysis in Public Health
Public health professionals play an important role in the policy process by conducting policy analysis, communicating findings, developing partnerships, and promoting and... Read More
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Organizing a Strategic Policy Coalition
This extensive online course explores the early stages of the policy process and introduces a model for a coalition structure intended to achieve a specific local policy g... Read More
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Practical Law for Public Health Officials
Do you know how the law contributed to motor vehicle safety, vaccination, or safer workplaces? Law reform or litigation has played a part in most of the greatest public health a... Read More
Systems Thinking
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Care of Populations Badge: Leadership
Leadership & Systems Thinking will focus on: Leadership skills consistent with collaborative approaches are essential and need to be part of organizations that interest wit... Read More
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Introduction to Systems Thinking
Systems thinking provides a framework for identifying and addressing the underlying causes of complex problems. This innovative approach minimizes responding to problem symptoms... Read More
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Community Engagement
The Community Engagement course focuses on community engagement in the community health assessment process. Particular emphasis is placed on using the Mobilizing for Action thro... Read More
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Strategic Planning Within the Context of the Ten Essential Services
A practiced-based educational program targeted toward new public health administrators and nursing administrators.  The programs are part of the continuing effort to provide tr... Read More
Change Management
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Leadership and Influence
Being able to lead others—to motivate them and commit their energies and expertise to achieving the shared mission and goals of the emergency management system—is a necessar... Read More
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Coaching Skills
As a manager, you wear two hats that can be difficult to manage effectively. On one hand, you have to evaluate your employees and make decisions regarding promotions, demotions,... Read More
Data Analytics
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Program Evaluation
This course is designed to familiarize local public health administrators and members with program evaluation, which is an essential organizational practice in public health.  ... Read More
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Program Evaluation in Public Health
Your public health program is up and running but how do you know if it’s paying off? This self-paced module can help you determine just that! First, you will receive some back... Read More
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Advanced Program Evaluation
Learners will take on the role of a staff member at the Middleton County Health Department who is tasked with helping to develop an evaluation plan for an obesity-prevention pro... Read More
Diversity and Inclusion
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Health Equity 101
This engaging and upbeat interactive course highlights concepts related to health equity and showcases local and national data in support of the Lake County Health Department an... Read More
Serving Diverse Communities: Building Cultural Competence and Humility into the Workplace Image
Serving Diverse Communities: Building Cultural Competence and Humility into the Workplace
The content of this course includes: Introductions to culture, cultural competence, cultural humility. Resource demonstrations that you ... Read More
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Serving Diverse Communities: Finding Data on Health Disparities
This course will cover resources that provide information on finding data on health disparities. History, definition of health disparities and ho... Read More
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Addressing Health Equity: A Public Health Essential
How healthy we are when we are born, how likely we are to get sick as we age, and how long we can expect to live are all determined to a surprising extent by our place in societ... Read More
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Introduction to Outreach Methods and Strategies
As a community health outreach worker, a key role you play is providing health outreach to vulnerable populations to connect them with services. To do this well, community healt... Read More
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Human Health Effects of Climate Change
Do you know how climate change will affect health in your community and what you can do to reduce climate-related impacts? Following a short overview of the causes and me... Read More
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Measuring Health Disparities
This interactive course focuses on some basic issues for public health practice -how to understand, define and measure health disparity. This course examines the language of hea... Read More
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Strategies to Advance Health Equity: How Health Departments Can Protect the Health of Immigrants
This self-paced, interactive module prepares public health professionals working in state and local health departments to develop or support health care, social services, and pu... Read More
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Health Literacy for Health Professionals
The purpose of this public health literacy web-based training program is to educate public health professionals about public health literacy and their role in providing health i... Read More
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Cross-Cultural Communication and Nutrition Assessment
This course is designed for WIC personnel and other health care providers who complete nutrition assessments. Awareness of cross-cultural communication allows WIC personnel to c... Read More
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Strategies to Advance Health Equity: Understanding and Influencing Corporate Practices of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Food and Beverage Industries to Promote Health
Tobacco and alcohol use and the consumption of unhealthy foods and beverages are all major causes of preventable deaths and disease in the United States and around the world. Wh... Read More
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Strategies to Advance Health Equity: How Health Departments Can Promote Living Wages
The social determinants of health, or the structures and economic systems that shape patterns of wellness and illness, can influence health issues like obesity and teen pregnanc... Read More
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Strategies to Advance Health Equity: How Health Departments Can Grow a Healthy Public Food Sector
This self-paced, interactive module prepares public health professionals working in state and local health departments to develop or support food policy changes in their communi... Read More
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Serving Diverse Communities: Accessing Reliable Health Information in Multiple Languages
This course is designed for participants to access reliable health information resources in multiple languages. Intended Audience Public health professionals int... Read More
Introduction to Cultural Competency and Title VI Image
Introduction to Cultural Competency and Title VI
Learning Objectives: To explain what Title VI is and its implications for workers in the health care industry, especially public health To... Read More
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Care of Populations Badge: Culture
Culture influences health behavior and when major differences exist between a patient’s and provider’s cultural framework for illness, a host of adverse outcomes may result.... Read More
$158.23
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Practicing Cross Cultural Communication: The Bamboo Dragon
“Communicate to Make a Difference: Practicing Cross-Cultural Communication” is a collection of case studies that examine the practical application of the “Ten Strategies f... Read More
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Recognizing Cultural Influences on Food Beliefs and Practices
This course is designed for WIC personnel and other health care providers who complete nutrition assessments. Awareness of cultural differences allows WIC personnel to have bett... Read More
Persuasive Communication
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Don’t Panic: Principles of Crisis and Risk Communication Scenario
The purpose of this scenario is to use the principles of crisis and risk communication during a response for public health emergency.
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Risk Communication for Special Populations
Recent events have shown the need to reach everyone in the community, including those outside of the “mainstream”. Must define these groups, locate them and ascertain how be... Read More
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Effective Communication for Environmental Public Health
Do you find yourself struggling to communicate your public health message? This self-paced, interactive module is designed for public health professionals, especially those resp... Read More
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Social Marketing for Health
Social marketing is a widely used and effective approach to changing behavior largely through promoting the use of healthy products and services. Social marketing int... Read More
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Marketing Public Health
Whether you are managing a single community program or an entire public health department, understanding the basic principles of branding and marketing can be crucial to your su... Read More
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The People, Power, and Pride of Public Health
The People, Power, and Pride of Public Health provides an engaging overview of the incredible accomplishments and promise of the public health field. The first module includes i... Read More
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Joint Information Center - How Does It Work
This course is an introduction to joint information efforts for public health information officers new to the process. There are practice activities/exercises throughout... Read More
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Emergency Risk Communication
If you work in public health, during a crisis or emergency, you will likely become a risk communicator, even if your job description does not include public information or media... Read More
Problem Solving
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Pandemic: A Critical Thinking Scenario
The goal of this scenario is to assess and train mid-level public health professionals in the application of critical thinking as a means of solving problems related to communit... Read More
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Quality Improvement Team Development
Quality Improvement Team Development is one part of the Performance Management Series. The work of a QI project is accomplished by a team of individuals, which ... Read More
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Business Planning for Public Health Programs
Do you need a new approach to generating revenue? Do you have a program that you want to continue after your grant runs out? Then business planning may be the answer. This 45-mi... Read More
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Project Planning
Good planning can make all the difference in creating a successful public health project. Project planning can be thought of as a series of specific steps, keys to success that ... Read More
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Using Evidence-Based Practices: A Webinar for Public Health Practitioners & Community Partners
This is the archived version of the January 12th, 2017 Using Evidence-Based Practices: A Webinar for Public Health Practitioners & Community Partners presented by the Univer... Read More
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Online Resources to Support Evidence-Based Practice on Population Health
At the end of this training module, you will be able to: Discuss population health and its relation to Healthy People 2020 Describe the purpo... Read More
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Personal Performance Management System
This program will help knowledge workers better control day-to-day work with everyday tools (Microsoft Outlook), plus adapt better planning, prioritizing and decision-maki... Read More
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Project Management Tools
Projects can take days or weeks or years to complete and are a difficult challenge for managers. Dr. Vicky Parker explains project management, development of a project charter, ... Read More
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Leading Improvement Projects
This online training will cover from start to finish what to expect in a quality improvement (QI) project. This training was developed for people that will be helping to ... Read More
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The Basics of Quality Improvement for Public Health Practitioners
This tutorial provides the basics of Quality Improvement and how it fits into the Performance Management Framework.  Steps in the Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) quality improvemen... Read More
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Targeting Improvement with AIM Statements
AIM Statements are a vital component to any Quality Improvement project. The AIM process is important for potential applicants to learn how to develop specific statements. What ... Read More
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Performance Management Training Series
This series serves to increase participants’ understanding of the purpose and benefits of performance management and provide guidance for getting started with building a... Read More
Resource Management
Doing A Lot with A Little: Economic Analysis in Public Health Image
Doing A Lot with A Little: Economic Analysis in Public Health
This self- paced, online course will discuss economic analysis in public health. Data needed to complete a cost-benefit analysis will be outlined and participants will be taken ... Read More
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Care of Populations Badge: Financial Planning & Management
Financial Planning and Management principals are key for all organizations. Understanding these elements are crucial for professionals to assist in keeping organizations financi... Read More
$158.23
Introduction to Management in Public Health Image
Introduction to Management in Public Health
This online training module portrays a wide range of competencies and roles of effective managers in organizations that promote public health. Several tools and concepts from ma... Read More
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Economic Evaluation
This is course 7 of the Evidence-Based Public Health Training Series. It is meant to stand alone, but learners may also take it together with courses in the series to receive a ... Read More
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Public Health Financial Management
This course examines the financing of Public Health and the underlying issues that influence resource availability on the federal, state and local levels, including an overview ... Read More
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Onboarding New Employees
An effective onboarding plan helps new employees adjust to their jobs by establishing better relationships, clarifying expectations and objectives, and providing support through... Read More
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Feasibility Planning for Public Health Business Plans
Do you have an idea for a new revenue-generating program or a program for which you want to write a business plan? This online course guides you through the process of creating ... Read More
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Planning for Financial Success
Funding public health activities is challenging, and having a team in place ready to respond to funding opportunities from government agencies and foundations is critical for su... Read More