Free Online Learning

PreparED Talks

PreparEd Talks is a series of free, online learning lectures that provide an introduction and analysis of ten current topics on emergency preparedness from both a public health and medical perspective. The talks were produced in collaboration with the University of Toledo. Learn more!

Ohio Policymaking Basics

This on-line self-study course consists of a single module that will introduce participants to the process, structure, actions, and decision-making bodies related to policy in Ohio. This module is designed as self-paced, interactive, independent learning and focuses on wellness and prevention issues. Learn More!

Workplace Tips and Tricks: 3 Short Courses

The Center for Public Health Practice in conjunction with the Northeastern Ohio Medical University is proud to present three short courses designed to enhance the professional skills of public health practitioners. Courses include Social Media in Public Health, Presentation Do's and Don'ts and Organizing at Work. Learn More!

CQI for Public Health: Tool Time

This on-line self-study course provides the most commonly used tools for continuous quality improvement (CQI) and is designed to accompany the CQI for Public Health: The Fundamentals course.This course was developed for public health agencies and their partners, although the principles, process and tools have been used in all kinds of organizations and can be used anywhere – even at home. Learn More!

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!

Disaster Surge for Public Health Nurses

This Public Health Nursing Disaster Surge Course is based upon the 25 Public Health Nursing (PHN) Competencies for disaster surge, and is intended to provide participants with a comprehensive view of PHN surge from preparedness to response to recovery. The course consists of four modules.  Each module is a stand-alone learning opportunity and can be completed as a separate unit.  However, completion of all four is suggested for an inclusive understanding of the PHN role in a disaster. Learn More!

Introduction to Applied Financial Management in Public Health: Self - Study

This five module introductory-level course increases participants’ awareness of key financial management concepts for local public health agencies including, but not limited to: budgeting, auditing, financial analysis, and forecasting.  The course is delivered in an online, self-study format and takes approximately three hours to complete.  While some of the examples provided within the course are Ohio-specific, the concepts have broad application. 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!

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!

Addressing Workforce Development in your Agency

A competent, capable workforce is at the center of any successful public health agency.  This requires public health agencies to look closely at workforce gaps and identify creative strategies to address needs.  PHAB Accreditation Standards (Domain 8) place added emphasis on the need for this work.  This 30  minute self-study module will help you describe strategies, list resources, and utilize a workforce development plan template.  Learn More!





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