Evidence-Based Public Health (EBPH) - January 31, 2023


1/31/2023 – 3/28/2023

*Includes required live sessions on Tuesdays from 11:30-12:30 PM (MT)

You will be able to access online materials for the course beginning on January 17, 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: Public Health Professionals, Public Policy Practitioners, Global Health Practitioners

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 public health practitioners 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.

9 Live Learning Sessions: TUESDAYS, 11:30-12:30 Pm (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. 1/31: Introduction (Note, this class is an extra 30 minutes)
  2. 2/7: Community Assessment
  3. 2/14: Quantifying the Issue
  4. 2/21: Initial Statement
  5. 2/28: Searching & Summarizing Literature
  6. 3/7: Prioritization
  7. 3/14: Action Planning
  8. 3/21: Economic Evaluation
  9. 3/28: Evaluation

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 2 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.


Learning Objectives

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

  • Assess the Community: Define the components of community health assessments, identify the types of data commonly used in assessments, and explain the reasons for conducting a community assessment.
  • Quantify the Issue: Explore a variety of public health data sources and learn to search for and interpret relevant data.
  • Develop a Concise Statement: Develop a concise statement for the public health problem/issue/policy under consideration in a measurable manner.
  • Search & Summarize Literature: Use the process in systematic reviews, and identify key practice-relevant resources that summarize the literature on effective interventions.
  • Prioritize: Describe why and how to prioritize program and policy options. Plus, gain an introduction to the role of group decision-making during the prioritization process.
  • Action Plan: Identify key characteristics of public health planning, including the purpose and use of logic models, and the essential elements of work plans.
  • Apply Economic Evaluation Concepts: Focus on the types of economic evaluations and how they can inform decision-making regarding public health interventions. Learn the steps involved in conducting an economic evaluation.
  • Evaluate: Execute the basic components of an evaluation, including design, methods, and measurement. Plus, how to use and share results for policy intervention.
Length of Learning Opportunity
10 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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