Northwest Center for Public Health Practice at the University of Washington

Evidence-Based Public Health Training Series

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


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Today’s public health professionals must be able to strategically consider research results, political interests, and community requests when leading program and policy work. The evidence-based public health framework is an effective model for this type of decision-making.

The Evidence-Based Public Health Training Series consists of nine modules that cover core concepts, such as defining public health issues, conducting community assessments, prioritizing options, and evaluating program and policy impacts. You may take each of the modules individually and receive a certificate for each one. If you choose to complete all nine modules, you will also receive a certificate for the series as a whole.

Each module consists of several videos, followed by a short quiz. You must watch the videos and take the quiz in order to pass the module. To aid in your understanding, optional activities and questions for reflection or discussion are also included with each module. You may discuss these questions in a forum with other module participants or with peers or colleagues, or you may reflect on them individually.

More information about the modules in this series can be found by selecting one of the titles below.

Module 1: Evidence-Based Public Health Overview
Module 2: Community Assessment
Module 3: Quantifying the Issue
Module 4: Developing a Concise Statement of the Issue
Module 5: Searching and Summarizing the Literature
Module 6: Developing and Prioritizing Program and Policy Options
Module 7: Economic Evaluation
Module 8: Developing an Action Plan
Module 9: Evaluation

Reviewers say, "I realize all of the courses offered in the series can be taken separately...great training series."

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

This learning opportunity addresses training topics identified in PHWINS 2017. 

Related Occupations

Public health - multiple occupations will benefit

Related Job Tasks

Assess and monitor population health status, factors that influence health, and community needs and assets
Investigate, diagnose, and address health problems and hazards affecting the population
Communicate effectively to inform and educate people about health, factors that influence it, and how to improve it
Create, champion, and implement policies, plans, and laws that impact health
Utilize legal and regulatory actions designed to improve and protect the public’s health
Assure an effective system that enables equitable access to the individual services and care needed to be healthy
Improve and innovate public health functions through ongoing evaluation, research, and continuous quality improvement