Free Online Learning

CPHP is outgrowing our current learning management system. On December 1, 2016, the current LMS (www.cphplearn.orgwill no longer be available while we transition into our new, improved system. After December 1, you will no longer be able to access the courses or your transcript. We encourage you to complete any courses you may have in progress by no later than November 30, 2016.

The new system will be up and running in early 2017. As a current user, you will be notified via email once this new system is launched. You will need to create a new account to access the same great courses.

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

(Closed for content updates and CE renewal.)

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. 

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 Dos and Don'ts and Organizing at Work.

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. 

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. 

 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. 

Writing a QI Plan for Your Agency

This online, self-study module will assist you and your agency in writing a quality improvement plan that is aligned with Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) standards. You will be presented with strategies for creating an effective QI plan and several supplemental resources. You will also be introduced to a template that can be used to write you plan. 

Mobilizing Rural Communities to Prevent Childhood Obesity
A Toolkit

This toolkit and online learning modules are the product of a multi-state (Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin), multi-disciplinary research project titled Mobilizing Rural Low-income Communities to Assess and Improve the Ecological Environment to Prevent Childhood Obesity, more commonly referred to as Communities Preventing Childhood Obesity (CPCO). The goal of the CPCO project was to increase capacity in rural communities to create and sustain environments to prevent childhood obesity among preschool age children. For more information, contact Family and Consumer Sciences Educator, Jennifer Lobb at or Associate Professor and Field Specialist, Carol Smathers at


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