Region V Public Health Training Center

Applying Systems Thinking to Public Health

This is an all levels course offering CPH — Free
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1.50 hours


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This self-paced course aims to equip participants with resources and tools to effectively recognize, discuss, and implement systems thinking approaches to dynamic problems. Through analysis and hands-on application, participants will be introduced to several models and theories which can be utilized in many levels of public health.

This learning opportunity topic is aligned with one or more of the strategic skills.  

This learning opportunity addresses training topics identified in PHWINS 2017. 


What You'll Learn

  • Recognize core concepts of a systems thinking approach
  • Examine the application of systems thinking to public health issues
  • Map and measure relationships through a social network analysis
  • Discuss complex issues using systems dynamics and feedback loops

Competency Terms

Analytical/Assessment Skills
Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
Strategic Planning
Leadership & Systems Thinking Skills
Systems Thinking

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