Institute for Public Health Practice at the University of Iowa

Strategic Planning Within the Context of the Ten Essential Services

This is an all levels course offering CPH — Free
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The University of Iowa College of Public Health's Upper Midwest Public Health Training Center (UMPHTC), in cooperation with the Iowa Counties Public Health Association (ICPHA), has developed a series of practiced-based educational programs targeted toward new public health administrators and nursing administrators. The programs are part of the Institute's continuing effort to provide training to strengthen the skills and knowledge of the current public health workforce.

Learners can expect to explore information on the 10 essential services of public health, and how they are tied to strategic planning for health department staff. This course offers access to relevant material, interactive learning assessments, and a unique question and answer session. 

Public health administrators and nurse administrators who are relatively new in their positions (3 years or less) and who seek to enhance their skills and knowledge can find value from this course.

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

  • Discuss Public Health's scope of practice (i.e. the Ten Essential Public Health Services).
  • Describe the rationale for Strategic Planning in Public Health.
  • Discuss the guiding principles of strategic planning.
  • Discuss the major questions that should be addressed during the strategic planning process.

Related Occupations

Department/Bureau Director
Deputy Director
Other Management & Leadership
Program Director
Public Health Agency Director
Public Health Manager/Program Manager