Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Training Opportunity: Evidence-Based Public Health


The Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center is offering an opportunity for public health professionals from rural Colorado to participate in a unique, online training series, which covers core concepts like: defining public health issues, conducting community assessments, prioritizing options, and evaluating program and policy impacts. Read more about the topics.

Participants will watch recorded lectures and complete homework assignments and then attend online live learning sessions. A facilitator will lead guided discussions and activities related to the online content with the cohort of participants.  A topic expert will also be on hand to answer questions and engage in the discussion. These sessions will provide an opportunity for participants to connect evidence-based decision making concepts to their daily work. This training is especially designed for professionals working on public health issues such as vaccination and equity in rural Colorado.

This online course uses a flipped classroom approach. This gives you the opportunity to work through course content on your own time prior to connecting with a small group of peers during a live learning session. All from the convenience of your home or office.

After completing the assignments and attending the live sessions of the EBPH online course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the basic concepts and the value of evidence-based decision making
  • Define the components of a community assessment and identify the types of data for assessing the needs and assets of the population/community of interest
  • Develop a concise written statement of the public/community health problem, issue or policy under consideration in a measurable manner
  • Find and use various data sources for public health practice
  • Describe and locate resources that assist in searching and summarizing the scientific literature
  • Identify and practice methods for prioritizing program and policy options
  • Identify and discuss the importance of key characteristics of planning and logic models
  • Describe the steps involved in conducting an economic evaluation
  • Discuss the concepts of measurement validity and reliability

Click Here to learn more and to register