Free Online Learning

The Center offers a variety of courses in an online format at no cost.  All courses, with the exception of PreparED Talks, can be accessed on our Learning Management System at

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 until Fall 2016 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 Do's 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. 

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.

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. 


Addressing Workforce Development in your Agency

(Closed until Fall 2016 for content updates.)

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. 

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. 


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