Evidence-Based Public Health - Fall 2018



Primary Competency

Public Health Sciences Skills

The Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center is offering an opportunity for public health professionals from around the country 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 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.

Live Learning Sessions @12p on Wednesdays (participants should plan to attend all sessions)

  • Course opens: August 22, 2018 

  • 1 - Introduction - September 5, 12:00pm-1:30pm MT Session 1.5 hours 

  • 2- Community Assessment - September 12, 12:00- 1:00pm MT

  • 3- Quantifying the Issue - September 19, 12:00- 1:00pm MT

  • 4- Initial Statement - September 26, 12:00- 1:00pm MT

  • 5- Searching and Summarizing the Literature - October 3, 12:00- 1:00pm MT

  • 6- Prioritization - October 10, 12:00- 1:00pm MT

  • 7- Action Planning - October 17, 12:00- 1:00pm MT

  • 8- Economic Evaluation - October 24, 12:00- 1:00pm MT

  • 9- Evaluation - October 31, 12:00- 1:00pm MT

Registration Information

Registration is a 2-step process:

  1. Register on this page (you will receive an email with a link to download the Letter of Commitment).
  2. Email completed LOC.

You will be contacted after completion of both steps. 

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.

What to expect as a participant:

  • This course will require the following time commitment: 9 one-hour Live Learning Sessions and approximately one hour of preparation work prior to each session, for a total of 18 hours. Preparation will include watching recorded presentations and completing a few exercises prior to the live sessions.
  • You will be sent an invitation to the Learning Management System (Canvas) approximately 2 weeks before the first 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.)
  • You will need to join the Live Learning Sessions (check your calendar to make sure you’re available) via video (an external webcam or a built-in camera in your laptop, tablet, or smart phone).  Our staff can help you get set up if this is new for you.

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