Institute for Public Health Practice at the University of Iowa

Systems Thinking: Through A Public Health Lens

This course offers CPH — Free
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This course is designed to introduce participants to the idea of systems thinking. At the end of this training, you will be able to apply the principles of systems thinking to relevant public health issues.

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

1. Describe the connection between leadership and system thinking.

2. Explain system thinking through the social ecological model lens.

3. Recognize selected Public Health accreditation components as a system thinking approach, and

4. Explore action steps to adopt the strategic skills in given scenarios.

Competency Terms

Performance Management
Leadership & Systems Thinking Skills
Systems Thinking

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