Evidence-Based Public Health (Accelerated Course) - Summer 2018


July 31 -  August 28, 2018 



Primary Competency

Public Health Sciences Skills

The Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center is offering an opportunity for public health professionals from from Colorado, Montana, North and South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming 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.

This summer EBPH course is offered in an accelerated format, meeting twice weekly over 5 weeks instead of the usual 9 to accomidate busy professionals. Participants will watch recorded lectures and complete homework assignments and then attend live sessions via video. 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 Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:00-1:00pm Mountain Time (participants should plan to attend all sessions)

  • Course opens: July 17, 2018  

  • 1 - Introduction - July 31

  • 2- Community Assessment - August 2  

  • 3- Quantifying the Issue - August 7   

  • 4- Initial Statement - August 9 

  • 5- Searching and Summarizing the Literature - August 14

  • 6- Prioritization - August 16 

  • 7- Economic Evaluation - August 21

  • 8- Action Plan - August 23

  • 9- Evaluation - August 28 

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 info.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.

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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