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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
Training Tools for Healthy Schools: Module 2: School Health Index: A Self-Assessment and Planning Guide Image

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.

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
Care of Populations Badge: Policy Image
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
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 societ... 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 cont... 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 promo... Read More
Introduction to Policy Analysis in Public Health Image
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
Organizing a Strategic Policy Coalition Image
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
Practical Law for Public Health Officials Image
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