Northwest Center for Public Health Practice at the University of Washington

Communicating Effectively

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


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Welcome to Communicating Effectively. This module is the second in a three-part series that is designed to help you use data to identify and address health disparities in your community.

In this module, we will look at how to communicate data to audiences in your community.

The story and activities in this module are inspired by problem-based learning (PBL). Through PBL, teams examine thoughtful, collaborative solutions to workplace problems. This module will ask you to apply these solutions to fictional scenarios that help prepare you for similar, real-world situations.


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

This learning opportunity addresses training topics identified in PHWINS 2017. 


Reviewers say, "The training has quality graphics, a high level of engagement and lots of external resources for learners."

"Make a note of the navigation, which changes from scrolling down and clicking/ swiping horizontally."

"The activities were helpful, along with the hints to review key points if you needed additional assistance as you worked through the activity sections."

What You'll Learn

  • Describe your audience(s) and what motivates them
  • Explain three key strategies for effective health communication
  • Identify the most important content and data to share with your specific audience(s)

Competency Terms

Communication Skills
Information Dissemination

Related Occupations

Department/Bureau Director
Deputy Director
Grant & Contracts Specialist
Health Educator
Health Officer
Other Management & Leadership
Program Director
Public health - multiple occupations will benefit
Public Health Agency Director
Public Health Informatics Specialist
Public Health Information Specialist/Officer
Public Health Manager/Program Manager
Social Worker
Student - Professional & Scientific

Related Job Tasks

Inform, educate, and empower people about health concerns
Provide education to the public
Serve on committees, boards, or task forces
Post or publish information for staff use