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
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.
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.
Application Submission Information
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 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 Thursday from 9:00 am to 10:30 am MST. Course material will be available via Canvas August 10th, 2023.
|Session #1: Orientation Session||August 24th, 2023|
|Session #2: The Foundations of Public Health 3.0 - Working Upstream||September 7th, 2023|
|Session #3: Centering Community||September 21st, 2023|
|Session #4: Working with Partners to Track Your Impact: Using Measures and Stories||October 5th, 2023|
|Session #5: Getting Our Own House in Order: Focusing on Self and Systems||October 19th, 2023|
|Session #6: Paying for Change: Innovative Approaches to Funding Upstream Efforts||November 2nd, 2023|
|Session #7: Pulling it All Together||November 16th, 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 JUNE 5TH TO JULY 25TH, 2023 at 11:59 PM MST.