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Policy Development and Program Evaluation
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Care of Populations Badge: Policy Development & Program Planning
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.
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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.

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.
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.

Policy Development and Program Evaluation
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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.  Program evaluation is defined as “the systematic collectio... Read More
Training Tools for Healthy Schools: Module 2: School Health Index: A Self-Assessment and Planning Guide Image
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 content can be accessed in Go Further, a series of questions and... 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 background on program evaluation—who, what, when, and why—an... Read More
Health Equity: A Public Health Essential Image
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 society. Disparities in health among income, racial, and ethnic gr... Read More
Business Planning for Public Health Programs Image
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-minute module will help you understand the basics of business ... Read More
Business Planning for Public Health Programs Image
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-minute module will help you understand the basics of business ... Read More
Care of Populations Badge: Policy Development & Program Planning Image
Care of Populations Badge: Policy Development & Program Planning
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 activi... Read More
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.
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. This training demonstrates the Built Environment’s i... Read More
Planning and Budgeting for Public Health: The Business Plan Image
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 promote the health of the public are a priority for funders. One ... Read More

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