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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3-5 minutes


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.

Reviewers say, "Great presenter, examples, and engagement" and This is an excellent training that is well designed and well executed. I'm confident recommending this training."

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

Strategic Planning
Systems Thinking

Related Occupations

Public health - multiple occupations will benefit
Registered Nurse - Community Health Nurse

Related Job Tasks

Build and maintain a strong organizational infrastructure for public health
Improve and innovate public health functions through ongoing evaluation, research, and continuous quality improvement