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The Training and Workforce Development site is your source for public health training and workforce development learning resources. From here, you will be able to access many resources such as:

Continuing Education Courses

Continuing Education Certificate in Public Health Practice

  • Introduction to Public Health-Prerequisite
  • Community Engagement
  • Data Skills for Public Health
  • Evidence-Based Public Health: Program Planning and Evaluation
  • Public Health Finance
  • Public Health Policy and Advocacy

On-Demand QuickLearn Tutorials

Workforce Development Resources

Reusable Core Public Health E-Learning Modules for Faculty and Staff use

Public Health History Timeline

Preceptor Training: Intro to Public Health

We can help you or your organization assess your training needs. Contact: Janet Place, MPH, Director of Workforce Development jplace@mailbox.sc.edu or 803-777-8980.

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    This course provides a comprehensive overview of public health from its historical roots to defining what public health is today. It also teaches participants how governmental public health agencies are organized while covering the core public health functions and 10 Essential Public Health Services. Overall, the course is designed to give you a better understanding of the core concepts of public health. The course may be taken alone or as part of the CE Online Certificate in Public Health. It is completely online and self paced.

    This online and self-paced course provides a comprehensive overview of Evidence-Based Public Health. It teaches participants the steps for impactful program planning and evaluation that are based on sound scientific data. The course includes: how to write issue statements; performing scientific literature searches; determining program or policy priorities; creating action plans and logic models, and finally, creating your evaluation plan.

    The course may be taken alone or as part of the CE Online Certificate in Public Health. It is completely online and self paced.

     

    The Community Engagement course focuses on community engagement in the community health assessment process. Particular emphasis is placed on using the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) model with the County Health Rankings and Roadmap. This model also meets non-profit hospital Community Health Needs Assessment requirements in ACA IRS regulations. 

    The course may be taken alone or as part of the CE Online Certificate in Public Health. It is completely online and self paced.

     

    Welcome to Data Skills for Public Health. This course covers data sources, common epidemiology designs, validity and reliability of data and public health informatics. The course may be taken alone or as part of the CE Online Certificate in Public Health. It is completely online and self paced.

    The Financial Management course examines the financing of Public Health and the underlying issues that influence resource availability on the federal, state and local levels, including an overview of the grant writing process and the use of basic financial analysis tools. The course may be taken alone or as part of the CE Online Certificate in Public Health. It is completely online and self paced.

    This course provides an overview of issues surrounding advocacy and policy development. Specifically, it examines how to apply advocacy and agenda setting principles in public policy making. The course also explains the relevant legislative and regulatory processes. Overall, this course will increase your familiarity with public health policy, interpretation, and public health decision making. 

    The course may be taken alone or as part of the CE Online Certificate in Public Health. It is completely online and self paced.

    It is highly recommended that you complete Evidence-Based Public Health or a similar EBPH course.

    This Success Story training is based on a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention template. Success stories can be used to give your program more visibility.  It is a reader-friendly, concise way to tell funders and the public about what you are accomplishing.  This course provides you training and resources that will help you develop a brief one page story that can be shared with stakeholders, funders, and the general public.  

    The following video explains the purpose, structure, and design of Cross-Sectional Studies.

    The following video explains the purpose, structure, and design of Cohort studies.

    The following video explains the purpose, structure, and design of Case-Control studies.

    A comparison of quantitative and qualitative data, collection methods, limitations and appropriate uses of each.

    A definition and comparison of three different levels of measurement (Nominal, Ordinal, and Ratio). 

    An overview of the types of data resources available for public health.

    Learn how to develop SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Results-Oriented, Time-Bound) Objectives.

    A How-to instructional video on developing an issue statement.

    An overview of how to use data to describe the burden of disease, develop interventions, and evaluate public health programs.

    This contains the webinar series, Community Engagement in South Carolina, Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP), Experiences from the Real World.  This series consisted of six webinars addressing the six phases of MAPP. These were presented by Community Engagement practitioners from throughout South Carolina, each of whom provided an overview of the topic, a practical overview how they approached the MAPP phase, and lessons learned.

    An overview of the drawbacks of group decision making. 

    An overview of public health concerns in decision making.

    An explanation of the positive uses of group decision making.

    An overview of the Stepladder, PMI, and Starbursting decision making techniques.

    Develop successful MAPP partnerships through these six steps.

    A definition and overview of the development of healthy communities using public health practice.

    An overview of how and why to identify strategic issues through the MAPP framework.

    How to write goals and strategies for MAPP.

    An explanation of the process of assessing the local publich health system.

    An explanation of the process of assesing the forces which may change public health, within the community.

    An overview of the process of assessing the community's themes and strengths, including community values and health perceptions.

    An overview of the process of assessing the community's current health status.

    An overview of the steps of the visioning process.

    An overview of data and its uses in community assessment.

    An explanation of the different types of communities which may be assessed.

    An explanation of the MAPP framework.

    An overview of the ways in which the MAPP framework can be developed from current practices.

    What is community assessment in the context of public health?

    An overview and explanation of the action cycle process.

    An overview of the keys to successful MAPP implementation, with case study.

    A brief rationale for the use of scientific literature in public health practice and education.

    A guide to using issue statements in evidence based public health practice.

    In some cases, evidence based practices are not appropriate.

    A brief definition of evidence and how it is used in Public Health Practice.

    Challenges to utilizing Evidence Based Public Health effectively.

    An explanation of the usefulness of evidence based public health practice.

    Weaknesses of some Public Health decision making practices.

    A guide to using evidence based public health in program planning and evaluation.

    An overview of determining the value of evidence for your public health practice.

    A brief definition of evidence based Public Health Practice.

    An overview of the CDC evaluation model.

    An overview of the different evaluation styles.

    A brief explanation of the evaluation process.

    An overview of external influences on the success of programs.

    An argument for avoiding stereotyping and the limitations it can place on brainstorming.

    An overview of the process of creating and maintaining timelines in logic planning.

    This video explores the importance of examining the results of interventions in planning.

    An example Logic Model.

    A brief overview of action planning.

    Writing SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-Phased) Objectives.

    An overview of the process of writing goal statements.

    An explanation of Logic Models and their applications.

    An explanation of variance analysis, the difference between actual and expected results.

    An explanation of the process of trend analysis in financial planning.

    An explanation of the use of quartiles in financial planning.

    An explanation of the practice of forecasting in financial planning.

    An explanation of the practice of translating numbers into percentage for comparison.

    A review of the relationship between public health and primary care in health.

    A breakdown of the administration and regulation of federal funding (grants).


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