Public Health Resources

Professional Development

           

CDC Public Health Grand Rounds   - Monthly series to strengthen CDC's common scientific culture and foster discussion and debate on major public health issues. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Dialogue4Health Web Forums   - Online workshops and webinars to unite organizations, communities, and individuals in conversation about the Public's Health. (Public Health Institute)

Health Workforce Technical Assistance Center Webinars   - Slides and videos from webinars sponsored by the HWTAC on using health workforce data. Topics include health professional shortage areas, data visualization, cartography, and using health workforce data to inform policy. (State University of New York, University at Albany, School of Public Health, Health Workforce Technical Assistance Training Center)

Public Health Webinars   - List of public health webinars series, upcoming webinars, and archived webinars. (Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce (PHPartners))

    • + Online Learning
      • CDC Learning Connection Learning products and resources from across the public health community to help improve public health knowledge and skills.
      • CDC/STRIVE Infection Control Training The CDC/STRIVE curriculum was developed by national infection prevention experts led by the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) for CDC. Courses address both the technical and foundational elements of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) prevention.
      • Census Academy Training hub offers courses, webinars, and short 2-to-3 minute, "how-to" videos on using Census data.
      • Center for Public Health Preparedness e-Learning Center Freely available online courses related to public health preparedness from the University of Albany School of Public Health.
      • Community Health Maps Tutorial This self-paced online course from the National Library of Medicine® (NLM) will help you gain the skills needed to use Community Health Maps to: empower communities, collect health data, and create maps. CE credit is available.
      • Community Tool Box Online TRAIN Courses for Community Health Improvement Free online courses to support your community health assessment and community health improvement work.
      • Coursera: Medicine & Healthcare Courses Coursera offers free online courses on many public health topics, including epidemiology, global health, statistics, obesity, dental health, systems science, and community change.
      • Ebola, Merging & Highly Infectious Diseases Portal E-learning portal provides public health professionals and clinical practice partners access to workforce education, training, and resources to enhance professional development and knowledge in emerging infectious diseases.
      • Educating the Workforce Towards Integration Collection of educational resources and tools to support increased collaboration between public health and healthcare workforces. Resources include curriculum guides, competencies, reports, learning modules, frameworks, and case studies.
      • Empire State Public Health Training Center One of 33 Public Health Training Centers across the nation funded by the HRSA to provide fundamental training to the public health workforce. All online courses are free and open to the public. Topics include performance management, tobacco, public health basics, communication & cultural competency, and community health workers.
      • Epidemiologic Case Studies Interactive case study exercises developed to teach epidemiologic principles and practices. They are based on real-life outbreaks and public health problems and were developed in collaboration with the original investigators and experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
      • Essentials of Collaboration: An Interactive Guide to Effective Collaboration This interactive course explores how to produce positive population health outcomes through effective collaboration. Using a case study to help share key concepts, the course give directions on breaking down silos, aligning activities, and working productively together.
      • Evidence-Based Public Health Training Series Free online training consisting of nine modules that cover core concepts of the evidence-based public health framework, such as defining public health issues, conducting community assessments, prioritizing options, and evaluating program and policy impacts.
      • Great Lakes Public Health Training Collaborative Online training modules in core public health concepts.
      • Health Equity and Prevention Primer Web-based training series for public health practitioners and advocates interested in policy advocacy, community change, and multi-sector engagement to achieve health equity.
      • Health Literacy for Public Health Professionals Free web-based course to educate public health professionals on the importance of health literacy and their role in providing health information and services and promoting public health literacy.
      • Health Statistics on the Web Course materials for a hands-on course that focuses on the location, selection, and effective use of statistics relevant to health on the local, state, national, and international levels.
      • Healthy People eLearning Online educational resource designed to help students and health professionals learn how to reach our Nation's health goals. All educational offerings feature a case study of a community working to achieve Healthy People 2020 objectives.
      • Influenza and Viral Respiratory Disease Training Resources Educational materials to improve influenza surveillance, detection, and response in the U.S. and abroad, including seasonal, pandemic, and avian strains.
      • Informatics Training for CDC Public Health Advisors (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) - Slide Presentations July 1997
      • JHSPH OpenCourseWare Project Provides access to content of the School's most popular courses.
      • Just In Time Disaster Training Library Online library of videos that cover disaster-related mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery training for a wide variety areas.
      • MCH Navigator Learning portal for maternal and child health professionals, students, and others working to improve the health and well being of women, children, and families.
      • MEDLIB-ED List of courses, educational webcasts, and resources related to the use of health information resources.
      • MMWR Continuing Education Continuing Education (CE) credit for reading MMWR weekly and serial publications. Persons seeking CE credit need to register and take an examination.
      • MMWR Medscape CME Activity Medscape provides online continuing medical education (CME) for selected journal Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report articles, allowing clinicians the opportunity to earn Medscape CME credit.
      • Management Essential Training Series The series provides a fresh perspective and a broad introduction to three (3) topics critical to your success: 1) Strategic Planning, 2) Successful People Management, and 3) Fundamentals of Financial Management. This series is designed to enhance the skills of new local health officials (LHOs) to address the complex, real-world, issues facing local health departments on a daily basis. NACCHO encourages LHOs with one to three years of experience who are seeking additional management training to take these trainings.
      • NACCHO University Courses to help LHD staff develop knowledge and competencies. Users may design their own learning and take intriguing and challenging courses to advance their careers.
      • NExT - Nursing Experts: Translating the Evidence The NExT project website is a tool for learning about evidence based public health practice and a portal to evidence based practice resources. The site was developed with a primary audience of public health nurses but will be of interest to everyone interested in learning more about evidence based public health. The site includes a free online course which offers 3 free CEUs to nurses.
      • NLM Learning Resources Database Animated tours, tutorials, and other online training material for NLM products and services.
      • NN/LM Class Descriptions A listing of national and regional courses available from the NN/LM on National Library of Medicine resources.
      • NN/LM Training Schedule List of upcoming NN/LM training opportunities to learn about National Library of Medicine resources.
      • National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Online and Face to Face Training Source for free, competency based online public health courses, training materials and resources offered by Columbia University.
      • National Network of Libraries of Medicine Training Office (NTO) The NTO offers e-learning and in-person classes related to National Library of Medicine products and services.
      • North Carolina Institute for Public Health Training This site offers free short Internet-based trainings on public health preparedness topics such as disease surveillance, basic epidemiology, bioterrorism and new/emerging disease agents.
      • Northwest Center for Public Health Practice (NWCPHP) Training NWCPHP offers a wide variety of training opportunities for public health professionals including online trainings, certificate programs, toolkits, and guides to help the public health workforce stay up-to-date on the latest research and best practices.
      • Office of Minority Health Education Resources Free, continuing education e-learning programs, designed to help users provider culturally and linguistically appropriate services (CLAS).
      • Online Evidence-Based Behavioral-Practice Training Online learning tools to help behavioral practitioners and students integrate research and practice in real-world conditions. Free registration is required to access the tranining portal.
      • OpenWHO OpenWHO is WHO's interactive, web-based platform that offers online courses to people preparing to work in epidemics, pandemics and health emergencies or already doing so.
      • Orientation to Public Health A web-based course that provides learners with a basic understanding of public health's mission and functions. Participants are required to create a free account.
      • PHTC Online Training Catalog Online Public Health Training Center (PHTC) courses open to the public. Participants are required to create a free account.
      • Pathways to Safer Opioid Use An immersive, interactive training tool that was designed using the opioid-related recommendations outlined in the National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention (ADE Action Plan). The training uses the principles of health literacy and a multimodal, team-based approach to promote the appropriate, safe, and effective use of opioids to manage chronic pain.
      • Planning for Healthy Places with Health Impact Assessments Online course on how to conduct health impact assessments (HIAs).
      • Principles of Prevention (POP) An online course (75-90 minutes to complete) which features videos, animation, and interactive exercises developed to allow participants to define violence, describe the burden of violence in the United States, distinguish primary prevention from secondary and tertiary prevention, identify the 4 levels of the Social Ecological Model, and describe the public health approach to violence prevention.
      • Public Health 101 Series The Public Health 101 Series is a set of courses that provides an introduction to public health and covers the sciences essential to public health practice including epidemiology, public health informatics and surveillance, health economics, public health laboratory science, and related fields.
      • Public Health Emergency Law Online Training The Public Health Emergency Law Online Training consists of three competency-based units and covers legal issues to consider before, during, and after public health emergencies. Each interactive unit takes about 40 minutes to complete.
      • Public Health Law 101: A Foundational Course for Public Health Practitioners Foundational course on public health law as a learning resource for public health practitioners, students, and others. The course comprises nine lecture units for delivery by legal counsel to health departments and by other persons trained in law.
      • Public Health Law Academy The Public Health Law Academy offers free online training for three types of courses: Introduction to Public Health Law, Hot Topics in Public Health Law, and Legal Epidemiology Overview.
      • Public Health Law Training and Educational Resources The Public Health Law Program (PHLP) develops and shares a growing portfolio of courses and other learning materials in applied public health law. This section features selected learning resources for public health lawyers, public health practitioners, students, and others.
      • Public Health Learning Modules Public Health Learning Modules contain video lectures, slide presentations, student assessments, in-class activities and resources that follow the framework of Healthy People 2020.
      • Public Health Learning Navigator The Learning Navigator is a streamlined, curated online resource supporting quality learning for the public health workforce. Users can filter training based on job task, occupation, topic area, continuing education credit, and more.
      • Public Health Pronto A micro-learning project that allows users to participate in short bursts of learning throughout the year to improve public health skills. Program addresses the eight Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals and three Health Transformation cores.
      • PublicHealthLearning.com PublicHealthLearning.com offers access to a free, public-accessible learning management system (LMS), where you can assess yourself on key professional competencies (core public health, leadership, emergency preparedness, and others), and find appropriate training opportunities offered by IPHPC, MAPHTC, and outside partner organizations.
      • QI Quick Guide Tutorial Tutorial to identify quality improvement (QI) tools and problem solving steps.
      • Region V Public Health Training Center Online courses to improve the competence of the current and future public health workforce in health literacy, nutrition, LGBTQ humility, health equity, opioid use, customer service, and more.
      • Roots of Health Inequity An online training course for the public health workforce focused on different aspects of social justice as it relates to public health.
      • SOPHE Center for Online Resources & Education (CORE) The Center for Online Resources & Education (CORE) is a dedicated source for continuing education and skills in demand by today’s employers in public health education and promotion. The CORE provides CHES/MCHES credits to those who are members and non-members of SOPHE.
      • Six Weeks to Genomic Awareness An online series of presentations designed to provide public health professionals a foundation for understanding how genomics advances are relevant to public health.
      • Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) Training Plan This training plan provides an overview of the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH). In general, SDOH refer to the different aspects of a person’s social and physical environment that contribute to his or her health.
      • Supercourse: Biostatistics Repository of lectures on biostatistics.
      • Supercourse: Epidemiology, the Internet and Global Health Supercourse is a global repository of lectures on public health and prevention targeting educators across the world. Supercourse has a network of over 2 million scientists in 174 countries who are sharing for free a library of 199,982 lectures in 33 languages.
      • TRAIN Learning Network TRAIN is a national learning network that provides quality training opportunities for professionals who protect and improve the public’s health. A free service powered by the Public Health Foundation (PHF), the TRAIN Learning Network brings together agencies and organizations in the public health, healthcare, and preparedness sectors to disseminate, track, and share trainings for the health workforce on a centralized training platform.
      • The Challenges of Global Health This MOOC is available via Coursera. It includes 11 hours of video and assessments and provides an introduction to key challenges and concepts important to understanding the current status and determinants of global health.
      • The Science of Sex & Gender in Human Health - Online Course Series This online series of courses was designed to create a permanent foundation for sex and gender accountability in medical research and treatment by enabling researchers, clinicians, and students in the health professions to integrate knowledge of sex and gender differences and similarities into their research and practice.
      • Think Cultural Health (TCH) Provides resources and tools to promote cultural and linguistic competency in health care including access to free and accredited continuing education programs.
      • University at Albany Center for Public Health Preparedness The University at Albany Center for Public Health Preparedness uses its monthly Grand Rounds satellite broadcasts, webstreaming and online courses to improve the capacity of the public health workforce to respond to current and emerging public health threats with a focus on bioterrorism and infectious disease outbreaks.
      • University of Minnesota School of Public Health Online Courses Online training for public health professionals in emergency preparedness and response, environmental health, health policy & management, public health sciences and research, maternal and child health, occupational health and safety, and public health practice and skills.
      • Vulnerable Populations in Health Care and Health Research This free, on-demand 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.
    • + Training
      • APHIS Professional Development Training Professional development programs and upcoming events from the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), USDA.
      • CCPH Training Training and technical assistance in service-learning, community-based participatory research, partnership development, partnership evaluation, institutional change and other areas that are critical to successful community-campus partnerships.
      • Disaster Information Specialist Program The Disaster Information Specialist Program is a collaborative effort to explore and promote the role of information specialists in the provision of disaster-related information resources to the workforce and communities.
      • Epidemiology and Population Health Summer Institute at Columbia University (EPIC) EPIC provides opportunities to gain foundational knowledge and applied skills for advancing population health research. EPIC's intensive short courses are offered either at the Mailman School of Public Health in New York City or in online distance learning formats. Scholarships are available for selected courses.
      • Global Health University Training workshops, webinars, online courses, and programs designed to develop and nurture the next generation of global health leaders.
      • Local Health Department Learning Laboratory A 12-month program for teams across the country to identify replicable solutions that enable local health departments to successfully transition to population-focused strategies for improving health outcomes in their communities.
      • Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center (MAR-PHTC) The goal of MAR-PHTC is to enhance the ability of public health agencies to provide training programs that focus on a continuous quality improvement model. This site provides access to webcasts, online courses, and public health training resources.
      • NLM Georgia Biomedical Informatics Course A week-long, immersive course on biomedical informatics, including methods, clinical informatics, big data and imaging, genomics, consumer health informatics, math modeling, and telemedicine.
      • National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health The Center serves the U.S. Government as an academic home for the development and dissemination of core skills, knowledge and abilities, and for research on education and training strategies in the fields of disaster medicine and public health.
      • National Laboratory Training Network The National Laboratory Training Network (NLTN) is a collaborative training system of the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Its mission is to improve laboratory practice of public health significance through quality continuing education.
      • National Library of Medicine (NLM) Training & Outreach Highlights training and outreach offered by the NLM.
      • Office of Public Health Practice Links to training opportunities for public health professionals. Includes occupational health and safety training, podcasts, and archived public health seminars.
      • Performance Improvement Learning Series Catalog Learning series to provide public health agencies and organizations with a wide variety of Performance Improvement programs, tools and techniques.
      • Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Centers (PERLC) Core competency-based training to state, local, and tribal public health authorities in the area of public health preparedness and response.
      • Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Training and Technical Assistance Center (PDMP TTAC) The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Training and Technical Assistance Center (PDMP TTAC) at Brandeis University provides a comprehensive array of services, support, resources, and strategies to PDMPs, federal partners and other stakeholders to further the efforts and effectiveness of PDMPs in combating the misuse, abuse and diversion of prescription drugs.
      • Professional Development and Workforce Training Center Provides a variety of training/educational modalities including webinars, training videos, public health lectures and on-line courses in the areas of chronic disease prevention and control.
      • Public Health Law Program Training and Educational Resources The Public Health Law Program (PHLP) develops and shares a growing portfolio of courses and other learning materials in applied public health law. This website features selected learning resources for public health lawyers, public health practitioners, students, and others.
      • Public Health Learning Network The Public Health Learning Network (PHLN) partners with 10 Regional Public Health Training Centers (RPHTC) and 39 local performance sites to offer high-quality training, tools, and resources for thousands of professionals engaged in the critical work of advancing public health practice and improving population health.
      • Public Health Works Public Health Works is a training series for the public health workforce, health care personnel, and other professionals that focus on increasing the effective and efficient use of quality improvement methods and recommendations from The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide) to improve organizational performance and community health.
      • Southeastern Institute for Training & Evaluation (SITE) SITE is a training center within the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, providing continuing education and training opportuntities, needs assessment, curriculum development, and evaluation expertise to public health professionals and communities.
      • The AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Antibiotic Use: A National Program for Antibiotic Stewardship AHRQ, in conjunction with the Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality and NORC at The University of Chicago, created the AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Antibiotic Use to develop and implement a bundle of interventions designed to improve antibiotic stewardship and antibiotic prescribing practices across acute care, long-term care, and ambulatory care facilities across the United States.
      • University Vision, Design and Capacity (U-VDC) Technical Grant Writing Workshops The University Vision, Design and Capacity (U-VDC) technical grant writing workshops, part of the HETAP initiative, provide university and health professionals with strategies to make grant proposals more competitive. This hands-on, two-day workshop is for junior faculty, staff and college/university health professionals who are interested in community-based participatory research; who are committed to working with underserved populations; and who want to build their institution's capacity to compete and receive competitive grant awards.
      • University of Pittsburgh Center for Public Health Preparedness (UPCPHP) The University of Pittsburgh Center for Public Health Preparedness (UPCPHP) trains public health professionals, including professionals in related organizations, to respond to bioterrorism, infectious disease outbreaks, and other public health threats and emergencies.

Region V Public Health Training Center   - Online courses to improve the competence of the current and future public health workforce in health literacy, nutrition, LGBTQ humility, health equity, opioid use, customer service, and more. (University of Michigan)

ACPM Online Career Center   - Resource to connect healthcare employers, hiring managers and recruiters, with highly qualified specialists in preventive medicine. (American College of Preventive Medicine)

ASPPH Jobs Resources   - Job-search resources and opportunities to gain practice the field of public health. (Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH))

ASTHO Job Bank   - Job seekers can browse for jobs and anonymously post resumes. State health agencies and other public health organizations can post job openings. (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO))

Applied Public Health Epidemiology Career Center   - Career center for applied public health epidemiologists maintained by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE). CSTE is the professional home for applied epidemiologists representing multiple levels of public health practice.

Avenir Health Careers   - List of open positions within the Avenir Health (formerly Futures Institute) which is dedicated to enhancing social and economic development in the fields of HIV/AIDS, family planning and reproductive health, child survival, and infectious diseases. (Futures Institute)

Careers at APHA   - APHA provides opportunities to advance professional skills and make a contribution while helping to improve the health of the public. (American Public Health Association (APHA))

Health Workforce Connector   - Job postings for health-related positions within the National Health Service Corps and NURSE Corps in underserved and rural communities across the U.S. (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS)

ISPOR HEOR Career Center   - Career Center offers a platform for health economics and outcomes research (HEOR) candidates seeking the next step in their career and for employers looking for the most qualified HEOR professionals. (International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR))

Job Opportunities at NLM, NIH, DHHS   - Comprehensive job listings for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and detailed information about the National Library of Medicine (NLM) job announcements. (National Library of Medicine (NLM), NIH)

Jobs @ NIH   - (National Institutes of Health (NIH), HHS)

MySPH Opportunity Manager   - Opportunities for graduate assistantships, internships, and fellowships. (Arnold School Office of Public Health Practice, University of South Carolina)

NACCHO Career Network   - Interactive job board for online employment connections with a focus on local health departments and public health professions. Employers can post jobs online and search for qualified candidates. Job seekers can learn about employers and employment opportunities in public health, post resumes, browse and view available jobs. (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))

Public Health CareerMart   - Job site for public health professionals that offers a career guidance center for employers and job seekers. (American Public Health Association (APHA))

Public Health Law Career Tool   - This interactive tool provides an introduction to career paths available to public health law professionals, including an overview of organizations that work on public health law issues. (Network for Public Health Law)

PublicHealthJobs.net   - Public health job opportunities including jobs in epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, health administration, preparedness, preventive medicine, and community health sciences. (Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH))

SOPHE Career Connection   - The SOPHE Career Connection serves as a crossroads for connecting health education students, practitioners and researchers with employers looking for professionals with health education expertise and/or specific experience in various settings. (Society for Public Health Education)

SOPHE Careers   - SOPHE provides global leadership to the profession and promotes the health of society through advances in health education theory and research, excellence in professional preparation and practice, advocacy for public policies conducive to health, and the achievement of health equity for all. (Society for Public Health Education)

USAJOBS   - The U.S. Federal Government's one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information. (U.S. Office of Personnel Management)

Fellowships & Internships   - A full listing of public health fellowships and internships. (Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce (PHPartners))

American Board of Preventive Medicine   - The American Board of Preventive Medicine certifies physicians in aerospace medicine; occupational medicine; and public health and general preventive medicine. (American Board of Preventive Medicine)

Building Expertise in Administration and Management (BEAM)   - Program's mission is to provide public health professionals with the foundational business acumen needed to succeed in the workplace. The BEAM Certificate program emphasizes professional development, financial management and reporting, budgeting, contracts and management. BEAM is designed for professionals who have formal or informal public health leadership responsibilities. (University of Miami)

CPH Content Outline 2019 (June 2017)   - The Certified in Public Health content outline for exams after January 1, 2019. Content spans ten domains and 160 unique tasks related to those domains. (National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE))

Certificate in Field Epidemiology   - Online 12-credit hour program of the study of field epidemiology. The curriculum addresses the core functions of outbreak investigation, surveillance systems and methods, infectious disease epidemiology and field epidemiology methods. (University of North Carolina, Gillings School of Global Public Health)

Certified in Public Health (CPH)   - The Certified in Public Health (CPH) credential is the nation's only voluntary core credential for public health professionals. The CPH designation demonstrates that an individual graduate from a CEPH-accredited school or program of public health has mastered foundational competencies in public health. (National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE))

Certified in Public Health (CPH) Webinars   - Webinars and handouts that provide preparation tips and information about taking the Certified in Public Health Exam. (National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE))

Disability Studies in Public Health Online Graduate Certificate   - The Disability Studies in Public Health program examines the multiple aspects of public health, health care, society, culture, politics, economics, history, legislation, education, and social attitudes that impact people living with disabilities. (University of Connecticut)

JPSPH Public Health Certificate Programs   - Certificate programs which provide academic training to students seeking targeted education in a specific area of public health. (Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health)

Public Health Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate   - The UIC Public Health Geographic Information Systems online certificate program provides students with an understanding of fundamental GIS tools and their practical applications. Combining cartography, spatial analysis and data management, GIS is a rapidly emerging field in public health. (University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health)

2014 Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Archived Webinar)   - This archived webinar provides an overview of the 2014 version of the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals, changes made in this version and how these changes address feedback from the public health community, and tools and resources available to support use of the Core Competencies. (Association of Public Health Nurses)

Applied Epidemiology Competencies   - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) developed the Competencies for Applied Epidemiologists in Governmental Public Health Agencies (Applied Epidemiology Competencies or AECs for short) to improve the practice of epidemiology within the public health system. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Community/Public Health Nursing [C/PHN] Competencies   - The competencies are useful to guide and revolutionize practice, education, research, and policy at all levels and represent the continuum of evolving PHN practice roles, responsibilities, and functions for which public health nurses may have to account. (Quad Council Coalition)

Competencies for Performance Improvement Professionals in Public Health   - Based on the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies) and the Core Competencies for Performance Improvement Managers, these competencies were developed to offer additional guidance in PI for public health professionals with responsibilities related to developing or implementing plans and activities in the areas of quality improvement, performance management, workforce development, accreditation readiness, or community health assessment and improvement planning. (Public Health Foundation (PHF))

Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals   - The Core Public Health Competencies are a set of skills desirable for the broad practice of public health, reflecting the characteristics that staff of public health organizations may want to possess as they work to protect and promote health in the community (i.e., deliver the Essential Public Health Services). (Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice)

Genomic Competencies for the Public Health Workforce   - The purpose of this activity is to present essential public health competencies that incorporate specific aspects of genomics and present the required core knowledge, skills, abilities, and crosscutting functions related to public health programs. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Including People with Disabilities: Public Health Workforce Competencies (2016)   - Guide provide foundational knowledge about the relationship between public health programs and health outcomes among people with disabilities, and are primarily designed for professionals already working in the public health field but can also be used for public health workforce training. (Association of University Centers on Disabilities)

MPH Core Competency Model   - The Master of Public Health (MPH) core competencies set a baseline for skills that master students should be competent in upon graduation. The model includes competencies in the five traditional core areas of public health and seven interdisciplinary/cross-cutting areas and applies to students upon graduation from a CEPH-accredited school or program of public health. (Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH))

Public Health Emergency Law Competency Model   - Set of competencies in public health emergency law for mid-tier public health professionals. The PHEL competencies can be used to advance the inclusion of law-based content in public health emergency training, resources, and tools. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Public Health Informatics Competencies   - Competencies to enable public health professionals to leverage the power of modern information technology in the science and practice of public health. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

    • + Training
      • 2020 Cross-jurisdictional Systems Improvement Partnership Technical Assistance Opportunity To improve public health systems and infrastructure, the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support (CSTLTS) with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has partnered with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), the National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO), and the National Indian Health Board (NIHB) to support a collaborative technical assistance opportunity as part of its Strong Systems, Stronger Communities (SSSC) initiative. This opportunity builds on ASTHO, NACCHO, and NIHB’s previous Accreditation Support Initiatives and continues a commitment to the strengthening of public health systems by offering support and technical assistance directly to regions.
      • Accreditation - Collect and Organize Documentation Resources Sample documentation for accreditation is provided. Also includes links to periodic webinars as part of NACCHO's continued commitment to QI and preparing local health departments (LHDs) for national accreditation. Past webinars are archived and available for viewing.
      • Introduction to Workforce Development Planning for PHAB Accreditation Course is made up of seven modules designed to assist local health department staff to prepare for the Domain 8 requirements for PHAB accreditation, with a focus on the development and implementation of a workforce development plan.
      • PHAB Online Training & Web Conferences Online training modules and webinars to assist applicants and site visitors with the public health accreditation process.
      • Performance Improvement Technical Assistance Teleconference Series Teleconference series on local health department (LHD) performance improvement including accreditation, community health assessment and improvement planning processes, and Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships.
      • TRAIN Accreditation Webinar Series Recorded three-part webinar series on public health accreditation.
      • Tribal Accreditation Learning Community (TALC) Webinar Series TALC is a free, monthly webinar series held the second Friday of every month. It is designed for sharing and learning about public health accreditation in Tribal communities.

ASTHO Accreditation Information   - ASTHO supports the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) in its development of a voluntary national accreditation program for state, local, territorial, and tribal health agencies. ASTHO provides its members with technical support to become accredited and continuously improve the performance of their health agencies (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO))

ASTHO Accreditation and Performance   - ASTHO provides technical assistance and resources to states in the areas of accreditation preparation, national performance standards assessment, and quality improvement. (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO))

Accreditation Coordinator Handbook for Public Health Department Initial Accreditation (July 2018)   - Handbook provides a description of the responsibilities and skills necessary for a health department's Accreditation Coordinator to be successful in her or his role. It describes the accreditation process and roles of the Coordinator for each step of the process, and includes information about resources to supplement their knowledge and skills on specific elements of the accreditation process. (Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB))

Benefits of National Accreditation for Local Health Departments (2014)   - This research brief presents findings from a survey of accredited local health departments (LHDs) conducted in 2014. The survey sought to develop a preliminary list of benefits from pursuing and achieving accreditation, determine the technical assistance needs of accredited LHDs, and verify anecdotal information from the field. In order to download this PDF, you will need to register for a free account. (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))

CDC Community Health Improvement Navigator   - This website is aimed at those who participate in CHI work within hospitals and health systems, public health agencies, and other community organizations. It provides vetted tools and resources for community health improvement. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Community Health Assessment & Health Improvement Planning   - This site helps state, tribal, local, and territorial (STLT) health departments as they develop community health assessments and health improvement plans, whether for accreditation preparation, nonprofit hospital collaboration, or other reasons. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Menu of State Public Health Department Accreditation Laws (2014)   - Comprehensive summary of state laws that reference public health accreditation. The summary can be a useful resource for policymakers and public health practitioners interested in the legal methods by which other states have required, encouraged, or financed public health department accreditation. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships - MAPP   - MAPP is a community-wide strategic planning tool for improving community health. Facilitated by public health leadership, this tool helps communities prioritize public health issues and identify resources for addressing them. (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))

NACCHO Accreditation Preparation   - Information and tools for local public health departments to prepare and apply for public health accreditation. (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))

NALBOH Accreditation Resources   - Materials and resources to assist local Boards of Health understand their role in public health accreditation. (National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH))

NNPHI Performance & Quality Improvement   - Accreditation and performance improvement resources including tools, trainings, lessons learned, and archived materials from meetings and webinars. (National Network of Public Health Institutes)

Public Health Accreditation Board   - Provides information about a national voluntary accreditation program for state, local, territorial and tribal public health departments. The goal of the accreditation program is to improve and protect the health of every community by advancing the quality and performance of public health departments. (Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB))

Public Health Centers for Excellence   - A partnership between the Spokane Regional Health District and the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, the Centers provide consulting services to public and tribal health agencies on their journey to quality and accreditation.

Public Health Improvement Resource Center   - Searchable online database of resources and tools aimed to build better public health systems. The resources support efforts to improve performance management and quality improvement, community health information and data systems, accreditation preparation, and workforce development. (Public Health Foundation (PHF))

Quality Improvement (QI) Quick Guide   - With a contribution from the National Library of Medicine, the Public Health Foundation (PHF) developed a Quality Improvement (QI) Quick Guide for public health practitioners, which was launched online in August 2010. The QI Quick Guide addresses a need identified by public health practitioners for assistance in determining which resources to use as they pursue QI initiatives. (Public Health Foundation (PHF))

Quality Improvement in Public Health: It Works! (2012)   - This publication provides stories of quality improvement (QI) successes in public health departments and offers resources to assist public health professionals apply QI to public health practice. (American Public Health Association (APHA))

Roadmap to a Culture of Quality Improvement   - The Quality Improvement (QI) Roadmap provides local health departments with guidance on progressing through six phases or levels of QI integration until a culture of QI has been reached and can be sustained. (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))

Transforming Public Health Practice Through Accreditation   - Special issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice that highlights the emerging evidence base around public health department accreditation through research studies, commentaries, and case reports. (Journal of Public Health Management and Practice)

APHL Recognition Program: Awards   - APHL's Awards Program highlights some of the outstanding achievements in laboratory science and creative approaches being made to solve today's public health challenges. The award listing includes the Thomas E. Maxson Education, Training and Workforce Development Award. (Association of Public Health Laboratories)

Center for Health Policy at Columbia University   - The Center for Health Policy works with leading researchers at the Columbia University School of Nursing to build a competent workforce for successful public health systems and practice. (Columbia University, School of Nursing)

Environmental Health Traineeship and Fellowship Programs   - The programs provide travel for current laboratory staff to attend relevant conferences or trainings, or short-term (1-6 week) specialized training in environmental health technology and testing methods at another state health department, NCEH/CDC, or other state or federal agencies (such as ATSDR, EPA, NIEHS or NIOSH). (Association of Public Health Laboratories)

Epidemiology Elective Program   - The Epidemiology Program Office (EPO) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers an elective in epidemiology for senior medical and veterinary students. The purpose of the elective is to provide an introduction to preventive medicine, public health and the principles of applied epidemiology. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

National Mentoring Program in Public Health   - The National Mentoring Program in Public Health is a project of the APHA Student Assembly. The program pairs public health students and recent graduates with knowledgeable public health professionals. (American Public Health Association (APHA))

Academic Health Department Learning Community   - The Academic Health Department (AHD) Learning Community serves as a platform to explore collaborations between health professions schools (Colleges of Medicine, Schools of Public Health, etc.) and state and local health departments. The site provides access to AHD resources and tools. (Public Health Foundation (PHF))

Africa Health Workforce Observatory   - The Africa Health Workforce Observatory promotes, develops and sustains the knowledge base for human resources for health in the African region to provide evidence for informed health policy decisions in order to strengthen health systems to provide more effective and efficient health service delivery. (World Health Organization (WHO))

Asia Pacific Action Alliance on Human Resources for Health (AAAH)   - The Asia Pacific Action Alliance on Human Resources for Health (AAAH) is a response to international recognition of the need for global and regional action to strengthen country planning and action on health workforce system. As of January 2007 it has 15 members including Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Nepal, PNG, Philippines, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam. There are 5 priority actions for the first two years including: HRH advocacy, information monitoring, capacity strengthening, knowledge generation, and technical coordination. (World Health Organization (WHO))

Bureau of Health Workforce (HSRA)   - Reports on the U.S. health workforce including health workforce profiles, shortages, and other analysis reports. (Bureau of Health Professions, HRSA, HHS)

CDC OLOGY   - Crowd-sourcing platform for student engagement with the CDC. CDC staff post unclassified, short tasks that can be performed by registered college student solvers. In return, university students gain insight into CDC's mission and specific projects. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS)

Center for Sharing Public Health Services   - Provides cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) tools, methods, and models to assist public health agencies and policymakers work across jurisdictional boundaries to deliver essential public health services.

Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice   - The Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice (Council on Linkages) is a coalition of representatives from 19 national organizations. It works to furthering academic/practice collaboration to assure a well-trained, competent workforce and strong, evidence-based public health infrastructure. (Public Health Foundation (PHF))

European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies   - The European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies supports and promotes evidence-based health policy-making through comprehensive and rigorous analysis of the dynamics of health care systems in Europe. (World Health Organization (WHO))

Global Health Workforce Alliance   - An international task force that addresses how to finance the scaling up of the health workforce in the developing world. The group of experts focus on helping governments identify their funding needs, finding ways to make more money available and on advising countries how best to spend it. (Global Health Workforce Alliance)

Global Health Workforce Network   - GHWN drives forward the health workforce agenda through leveraging specific activities to which other institutions and constituencies bring expertise, mandate and funding. Its activities focus on inter-sectoral aspects (e.g. education or financing - necessary for effective delivery) and on the human resources for health information and evidence agenda (in recognition of the current fragmentation of initiatives and multiplicity of partners involved). (Global Health Workforce Alliance)

HRSA Health Workforce Data   - HRSA's National Center for Health Workforce Analysis (NCHWA) assesses health surveys and data on the supply, use, access, need, and demand for health workers. (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS)

HRSA Health Workforce Projections   - We estimate the supply and demand (and distribution) of health care workers to inform public policy to help prevent both shortages and surpluses. These U.S. Workforce projections present the national supply of, and demand for, health professions by discipline using HRSA's Health Workforce Simulation Model (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), HHS)

Health Worker Migration Policy Initiative   - *Archived content* The Health Worker Migration Policy Initiative is dedicated to monitoring the health worker flows and issue recommendations to WHO for an International Code of Practice. (Global Health Workforce Alliance)

Health Workforce Advocacy Initiative   - *Archived content* The Health Workforce Advocacy Initiative (HWAI) is dedicated to keeping human resources for health at the top of the agenda at the country, regional and international level. Chaired by Eric Friedman (PHR), this initiative's purpose is to make the case for the policies and sustained investments necessary to develop and empower a health workforce capable of delivering on health goals. (Global Health Workforce Alliance)

NACCHO Workforce Development and Training   - NACCHO offers a variety of workshops and trainings, supports and promotes leadership development and core competency efforts, and engages in national policy discussions to address pressing public health workforce issues. (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))

National Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Organization   - The National AHEC Organization supports and advances the AHEC Network to improve health by leading the nation in the recruitment, training and retention of a diverse health workforce for underserved communities. (National Area Health Education Center Organization)

Oral Health Workforce Research Center (OHWRC)   - OHWRC is based at the Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) at the School of Public Health, University at Albany, State University of New York. OHWRC provides timely, accurate data and conducts policy relevant research to assist in future health workforce planning. (State University of New York, University at Albany, School of Public Health)

Partnership for Public Service   - The Partnership for Public Service works to revitalize our federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and by transforming the way government works. (Partnership for Public Service)

Public Health Activities and Services Tracking (PHAST)   - PHAST works on a variety of projects that develop processes and systems to improve data use by state and local public health departments across the United States. They work to create reliable comparisons across space and time, enabling data-driven decision making to improve population health. (University of Washington, Northwest Center for Public Health Practice)

ASPPH Academic Program Finder   - Find program offerings at schools and programs of public health. Search by areas of study, degree, institution, and distance learning opportunities. (Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH))

ASPPH Financing Your Degree   - Information for students on how to finance their degree, including tips and tricks on obtaining a scholarship and a list of external funding sources for prospective students of public health. (Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH))

ASPPH Member Directory   - Directory of schools and programs of public health that are in the process of or already accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. (Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH))

Accredited Schools and Programs - Search   - Search U.S. Schools of Public Health and Graduate Public Health Programs accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). (Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH))

MPH Degree Report   - Report by the Framing the Future Task Force that provides a set of assertions intended to guide the purposeful transition to a 21st century model of public health education at the professional master's level. (Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH))