The trainings on this page have been categorized based on the Public Health core competencies, past and present. Click on the name of the core competency above a course title to access additional trainings for this competency.
The goals of this online resource are to help support public health professionals in creating an environment where they can achieve success during times of increasing difficulty and overall challenges as well as to better equip individuals with practical actions and tools
As public health professionals and leaders, understanding public health law and how to use it is essential to protecting the public’s health.
We begin by examining the various definitions of ‘community’ and the processes by which we ‘diagnose’ or seek to understand the structure and characteristics of different types of communities.
In this module, you will learn how to identify the characteristics of a system in a public health context.
This course will help you build emergency decision-making skills by helping you understand the specific pressures on emergency decision-making.
Social marketing is a widely used and effective approach to changing behavior largely through promoting the use of healthy products and services.
How can you make the best use of employee time in meetings? Learn about the key components to running a successful meeting.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
This module explains the utility of the adaptive leadership model and the 4 dimensions of change readiness to address public health workforce issues, specifically focusing on staff morale. It also guides you through Kotter’s 8-step model to plan, implement, and sustain change within an organization.
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
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
Leaders are often called upon to share information with the public, the media, and other stakeholders in the midst of a crisis. This course will help you develop skills in risk communication. You will learn how people perceive risk and how best to frame messages in order to help them cope with emergencies and make informed decisions.
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
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
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
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
The purpose of this intermediate course is to acquire a conceptual framework with tools to manage diversity in the workplace as a way of improving service delivery, quality, and accessibility. It is expected that each participant will be able to identify their role in their own organization with respect to diversity and cultural competency and to position their organization as a leading organization in the delivery of culturally competent services.
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.
This training outlines how health professionals can work with communities to understand and address the factors leading to vulnerability in specific situations, including situations that arise in the course of public health research and practice.
The purpose of this scenario is to use the principles of crisis and risk communication during a response for public health emergency.
Analyze resources to access reliable health information in multiple languages.
Describe the current population of non-native English speakers in the United States.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Public health professionals play an important role in the policy process by conducting policy analysis, communicating findings, developing partnerships, and promoting and… Read More
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
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
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