Evidence-Based Public Health (EBPH) - August 24, 2023


8/24/2023 – 10/26/2023

*Includes required live sessions on Thursdays from 9:00-10:00 AM MT

You will be able to access online materials for the course beginning on August 10, 2023.


FREE for participants in our region (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY). $160 for participants outside our region. Waitlisting is free and if a spot becomes available, we will contact you for payment.

Primary Competency

Public Health Sciences Skills

Ideal for: Professionals working in Public Health, Mental Health, Public Policy, and Global Health

Take your evidence-based decision-making skills to the next level! Through this course, you’ll learn to develop a concise written statement of a public or community health problem, issue, or policy—and how to measure it. Explore various data sources, practice methods for prioritizing program and policy options, and learn about planning and logic models. Finally, you’ll learn how to conduct an economic evaluation and concepts of measurement validity and reliability.

The goal of this 10-week course is to help professionals in public health, mental health, public policy, and global health think critically about issues of health equity, and how you can utilize evidence-based decision-making as a tool to advance equity in your communities.

What to Expect

We use a flipped-classroom approach, so you’ll work through course content independently and then connect with a small cohort of peers weekly for live learning sessions that provide an opportunity to ask questions, share your knowledge, and learn from others.

10 Live Learning Sessions: THURSDAYS, 9:00-10:00 Am (MT)

Each session will include a facilitated discussion among class participants related to that week’s topic. A subject matter expert will lead the discussion, engage participants, and answer questions. This is a unique opportunity to connect concepts of evidence-based decision-making in your daily work! Below is the schedule for our live sessions.

  1. 8/24: Introduction (note, this class is an extra 30 minutes)
  2. 8/31: Community Assessment
  3. 9/7: Quantifying the Issue
  4. 9/14: Initial Statement
  5. 9/21: Searching & Summarizing Literature
  6. 9/28: Prioritization
  7. 10/5: Action Planning
  8. 10/12: Economic Evaluation
  9. 10/19: Evaluation
  10. 10/26: Communicating and Disseminating Evidence to Policymakers

Successful completion of this course requires your participation in these sessions by video using a webcam or built-in camera on your device. Contact us if you need assistance accessing a webcam.

weekly Online Learning activities

Each week, you must complete assigned online learning activities that include reading and watching videos. There will also be a short assignment to complete in preparation for each live learning session.

course ACCESS

Look for an email from us two weeks before your first live session with instructions on how to access the course online. If you don’t see an email (don’t forget to check your spam folder), email registration.rmphtc@ucdenver.edu. Make sure you sign in before your first live session to complete the required activities and ensure you know how to connect with your camera.

We strive to host inclusive and accessible events that enable all individuals, including those with disabilities to engage fully. Please let us know of any accommodations that will assist your full participation. 

Learning Objectives

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the evidence-based decision-making process.
  • Formulate recommendations for public health programs and policy decisions based on evidence.
  • Conduct sound program evaluations (literature searches, logic models, and data collection) in your area of practice in public health.
  • Apply tools to conduct a community assessment.
  • Apply program planning and quality improvement frameworks.
  • Develop an action plan to complete goals and objectives.
  • Create and disseminate messages about evidence-based solutions to diverse audiences.


Length of Learning Opportunity
10.5 hours over 10 weeks
Registration Information

Click on 'Register' to register for the course. You will need to log in or create an account. Please email registration.rmphtc@ucdenver.edu with registration questions.

Course Preview

In this course, you will:

  • Learn content through recorded lectures by SMEs and readings and complete activities (for example: discussions and practice exercises) in which you utilize the content that you watched or read.
  • Solidify your learning through scheduled, facilitated discussions with subject matter experts and your peers, held via bidirectional video. Ask questions; share your knowledge and experience; and learn from others.
  • Continue to enjoy access to the online content and resources indefinitely after the end of the course.
  • Be invited to join the EBPH LinkedIn group.
Geographic Relevance
Priority will be given to individuals from Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, or Wyoming

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