Writing an Issue Statement Virtual Workshop Summer 2020 - June 24th


9:00 - 10:30am MT

Course materials will become available on June 10th.



Primary Competency

Communication Skills

Crafting issue statements is an essential element of persuasive communication that is used in community engagement; policy, systems, and environmental change; and change management efforts. In this virtual workshop, you will learn the steps and criterion involved in writing an issue statement, combining data and conversations with stakeholders to identify the root cause of a problem and articulate how the issue is impacting the community. You will then practice the steps and craft your own issue statement for a community or public health problem, issue or policy.


What to Expect

  • This course will take 2 weeks to complete.
    • Online course materials and a live session (Please put this session on your calendar)
    • Course schedule
      • June 10th – Course shell opens
      • June 24th – Live Session
  • Online course materials
    • You will have activities to do on your own before the live session.  The activities will include things like watching videos and reading.
    • There will be a short assignment to complete in preparation for the live session. (The live session goes quickly. Doing the activities and assignments helps you use the time well.)
  • Live Session
    • A facilitator will lead a guided discussion and activities related to the online content with you and your classmates.
    • A topic expert will also be on hand to answer questions and engage in the discussion.
    • The live session gives you the opportunity to connect concepts of evidence-based decision making to your daily work.
  • Communication
    • You should receive 2 emails from us before the course begins.  Please email us at registration.rmphtc@ucdenver.edu if they do not show up in your inbox (please check your spam folder, as well).
      • Registration confirmation – immediately after registering
      • Course welcome and instructions – 2 weeks before the live session
  • Technology
    • Live Session
      • You must join the Live Learning Session by video (an external webcam or built-in camera in your laptop, tablet, or smartphone).  Our staff can help you get set up if this is new for you.
    • Online course materials
      • You will be sent an invitation to the Learning Management System (Canvas) approximately 2 weeks before the Live Learning Session.  You will need to sign in, do some activities and make sure that you know how to connect to the Live Learning Session.  Don’t worry about the technology!  We have staff to help you.  You’ll receive all the information you need once you log in.
Learning Objectives
  1. Describe the steps in creating an issue statement.
  2. Define a criterion for the components of a sound issue statement.
  3. Develop a concise written issues statement of the public/community health problem, issue, or policy under consideration in a measurable manner.

This training addresses the strategic skill of persuasive communication.

Length of Learning Opportunity
1.5 hours
Registration Information
Click on the green "Register Now" button at the top left of this page. You will need to be logged in or will need to create an account prior to registering for this training. Creating an account will not automatically register you for this training. You will need to re-open this page and register. Please email registration.rmphtc@ucdenver.edu with registration questions.
Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts
Feliciana Turner, BSAD, serves as the Performance Improvement Manager in the Wyoming Department of Health’s Public Health Division. In this role, she works to advance the use of data to manage and improve performance. Her multi-faceted role supports performance management and quality improvement, workforce development, and accreditation coordination for the division. One of her current projects is the development of the state health improvement plan (SHIP). Additionally, she serves as a member of the division's Evidence-Based Public Health training team. Previously, Feliciana worked in substance abuse, suicide, and chronic disease prevention programs both in state government and in a nonprofit setting. She is passionate about public health and has over 10 years of experience in the field. Outside of work, Feliciana loves to spend time with her family, play outdoors with her one-year-old daughter, and experiment in the kitchen (as only a long-time Chopped fan would).
Geographic Relevance
For individuals in Colorado, Montana, North & South Dakota, Utah, or Wyoming

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