Western Region Public Health Training Center at the University of Arizona College of Public Health

Systems Thinking for Childhood Obesity Prevention

This is an all levels course offering CHES, CNE, and CPH — Free
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3-5 minutes


0.50 hours


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Systems thinking is an approach to solving complex problems promoted by researchers and policy makers.  This training guides you through taking a systems approach to childhood obesity prevention, and presents ways to think about evaluating your approach.

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

Explain how to identify critical leverage points within a system.

Explain methods for evaluating effectiveness of systems approaches.

Practice taking a systems approach for childhood obesity prevention.

Competency Terms

Chronic Disease & Injury Prevention
Maternal Child Family Health
Policy, Program, & Service Impacts
Public Health Science Skills
Application of Public Health Sciences
Leadership & Systems Thinking Skills
Systems Thinking
Advocacy for Public Health

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Behavioral Health Professional
Community Health Worker
Department/Bureau Director
Deputy Director
Health Educator
Health Officer
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Other - Schools
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Other Physician
Other Registered Nurse-Clinical Services
Program Director
Public health - multiple occupations will benefit
Public Health Manager/Program Manager
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Related Job Tasks

Investigate health problems, including environmental health
Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services
Evaluate program performance