Addressing Social Determinants of Health March 7th 2023


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

  • 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 as a team in pairs or trios. Together, teams 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.


Application Information

In order for a team application to be reviewed and considered for this training, participants must have at least 1-2 other partners (up to groups no larger than 3 people) from within their department or organization to form a team. Once all partner(s) have been identified, submit one application per team with all partner(s) listed.

If you do not have a team, please still submit an application as we may be able to assist you in finding one. Please note however, if we cannot pair you with a team we will not be able to admit you into the course and encourage that you re-apply for consideration at a future opportunity.

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.


Application Submission Information

When your team is ready to submit your team application, please click on this link to submit it through Qualtrics.



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.


This course will take place every other Tuesday from Noon - 1:30 pm MST. Course material will be available via Canvas February 21st, 2023.

Session #1: Orientation SessionMarch 7th, 2023
Session #2: The Foundations of Public Health 3.0 - Working UpstreamMarch 21st, 2023
Session #3: Centering around Community LeadershipApril 4th, 2023
Session #4: Using Data Metrics to Set Your Goals and Track ImpactApril 18th, 2023
Session #5: Getting Your Own House in OrderMay 2nd, 2023
Session #6: Getting Creative with FinancingMay 16th, 2023
Session #7: Pulling it All TogetherMay 30th, 2023

**Please note that once you begin the application, you will be able to return to where you left off only if you are using the same device and have not reset your internet browser. 

"We strive to host inclusive and accessible events that enable all individuals, including those with disabilities to engage fully. Please let us know of any accommodations that will assist your full participation."

APPLICATION IS OPEN FROM NOVEMBER 21ST TO February 15th, 2023 at 11:59 PM MST.


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