Addressing Social Determinants of Health March 31st 2022 - June 23rd 2022


The goal of this course is to equip public health professionals with the information and skills they need to apply a systems thinking approach in order to:

  • Identify upstream determinants impacting specific health outcomes

  • Identify shared risk factors across multiple health outcomes

  • Identify and select particular upstream factors which they want to target

  • Describe metrics by which to measure changes in upstream health determinants

  • Identify strategies to impact those upstream determinants

  • Communicate and work with partners to identify common goals

  • Identify and implement collective funding approaches to support innovative efforts in this area

  • Assess organizational readiness or barriers to authentically engage the community in a shared risk approach

  • Identify actionable steps to impact the root causes resulting in poor health outcomes in their communities 

Work for the course will be completed together in pairs. Together, partners will take their understanding of social determinants of health to the next level as they identify actionable steps to impact the root causes resulting in poor health outcomes in their communities.

In order to be registered for this training, participants must have a partner from within their department or organization. Once partners have been identified, both individuals MUST submit an application.

Please review or download the application questions here if you'd like to work on your application offline as you must be able to submit your application information in one-sitting. When you are ready to submit your application, please click on the link to submit it.


 No cost for registrants from our region (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming), $160 for registrants from all other states, no cost for registering for the waitlist - payment arrangement will be made by staff if spot becomes available.


SCHEDULE (Course material will be available via Canvas March 17th, 2022) This course will take place from 9:00 am - 10:30 am Mountain Time.

Orientation Session - Thursday, March 31st, 2022

Session 1: The Foundations of Public Health 3.0 - Working Upstream - Thursday, April 14th, 2022

Session 2: Centering around Community Leadership - Thursday, April 28th, 2022

Session 3: Using Data Metrics to Set Your Goals and Track Impact - Monday, May 9th, 2022

Session 4: Getting Your Own House in Order - Thursday, May 26th, 2022

Session 5: Getting Creative with Financing - Thursday, June 9th, 2022

Session 6: Pulling it All Together - Thursday, June 23rd, 2022



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