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PH 101: A Short Course
This on-line self-study course consists of seven “lecturettes,” or short modules, that will introduce participants to the history, mission, achievements, structure, challenges and opportunities for Public Health in the United States and Ohio. This course is designed as self-paced, interactive, independent learning, including a variety of activities and opportunities to apply the learning to participants’ own work. Learn More!
Introduction to Applied Financial Management
Introduction to Applied Financial Management in Public Health is a six module continuing education course that introduces participants to the knowledge and skills needed to successfully manage a local health department fiscal office. Topics include, but are not limited to: key functions of applied financial management, budgeting for programs and agency, integrating with state and local systems, fulfilling statutory requirements and responsibilities, financial analysis and reporting, and risk management.
This course addresses competencies within the Council on Linkages Financial Planning and Management competency category. Learn More!
CQI for Public Health: The Fundamentals
This on-line self-study course introduces the principles of quality improvement and methods for problem-solving, provides details on the application of the Continuous Quality Improvement process, and identifies how to use a team to improve a process in an organization. It consists of three modules that provide the basics of quality improvement in public health. Other Modules provide training in the quality improvement tools. Learn More!
Practice in Action Webinars
Practice in Action Webinar Series is an opportunity for public health practitioners and their community partners, academicians, and students to address emerging issues, promising/best practices, practice-based research activities, and other relevant and timely issues in public health practice. The format of the webinars allows for learning and distance discussion. Upcoming topics are public health agency accreditation, tips for rapidly finding reliable public health information on the internet, and environmental changes that encourage physical activity. Some past topics that are currently available as archives are using competencies for workforce development and creating a workforce development plan.
Webinars are jointly sponsored with the Pennsylvania Public Health Training Center. Learn More!
Creating Opportunities for Healthy Communities
This interactive course will provide basic knowledge about how our social networks, community structures and local and state policies affect our health and health behavior. Its goal is to discuss the importance of planning and implementing public health strategies to create environments that make the healthy choice the easy choice and support healthy living.Learn More!
Get continuing education credits while honing your disaster-preparedness skills at our recently-updated Public Health Nursing Surge course. The course consists of four learning modules, and is designed to be completed online at your own pace.The modules are based on objectives from the 25 Public Health Nursing (PHN) Competencies related to disaster capability. While it's highly recommended that participants complete all four modules, the modules can also be taken "a la carte." Learn More!
Evidence Based Public Health Practice
Public health practitioners must engage in ongoing decision-making and development of plans, procedures and policies. These activities are not always driven by, or based on, published evidence of suggested or recommended approaches that are supported by refereed qualitative and/or quantitative data.The purpose of this self-instructional series is to introduce principles of evidence-based practice with specific emphasis on public health. Learn More!