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Training Catalog

We are pleased to offer a comprehensive collection of competency-based public health and public health-related trainings. Our training programs are free, high-quality, and interactive — designed to fully engage learners and impart needed knowledge and skills for the public health workforce. Click on a title to read a brief description of the training, including the estimated time to complete and available continuing education units.

The training programs branded NY-NJ were developed by the former New York-New Jersey Public Health Training Center (NYNJ-PHTC). The NYNJ-PHTC was a ten-year partnership between of the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, University at Albany School of Public Health, and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Public Health. As of August 31, 2011, the NYNJ-PHTC ceased to exist under that name, as the three partners received individual grants to work more closely with and better tailor training offerings to the public health workforce in their respective target geographic areas.

 

Building Logic Models

Learners will build logic models based on a few scenarios – ranging from simple to complex.

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Introduction to Qualitative Research

Learners will explore the most common approaches to and data collection methods in qualitative research.

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Introduction to Mixed Methods Research

The following course is designed to provide the learner with an introduction to the benefits of mixed methods, different mixed methods research designs, and methods of analyzing and integrating mixed methods data.

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Facilitating Focus Groups

Focus groups are commonly used in the field of public health and are especially appropriate in pursuing “how” and “why” questions. Learn how to plan and moderate a focus group using specific skills, strategies, and techniques.

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Advanced Program Evaluation

Learn how to complete the advanced program evaluation tasks. Using the CDC Program Evaluation Framework, learners will connect each step of the framework with a section of the evaluation plan.

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Introduction to Qualitative Analysis with ATLAS.ti

This module covers foundational information on qualitative research, how to design a rigorous qualitative study within the confines of limited time and resources, and the basic steps of the analysis process using ATLAS.ti.

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Moderating a Focus Group

A focus group is a type of qualitative research technique used to gain information about a specific issue from a group of individuals who have some common interest or characteristic. Focus groups are commonly used in the field of public health and are especially appropriate in pursuing “how” and “why” questions. This webinar taught specific skills, strategies, and techniques a moderator should use to plan for and conduct a focus group.

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Succession Planning for Local Health Departments: An example of how to do it (Part 3 of 3)

In this third presentation of a series of three introductory level webinars, Dr. Schmalzried addressed the following learning objectives: to learn from an example of succession planning for LHD management level positions and to learn from an example of developing a succession plan for a health department director/health commissioner.

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Succession Planning for Local Health Departments: How do we do it? (Part 2 of 3)

This is the second presentation of a series of three introductory level webinars. Dr. Schmalzried addressed the following learning objectives: Learn how the scope of succession planning can be determined for a local health department; Understand how gap analysis can be conducted in a local health department; Learn about various tools used for succession planning and workforce development; Know about the essential components needed to design a succession plan for a local health department; and Discuss succession planning strategies that could help overcome civil service and collective bargaining challenges at local health departments.

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Succession Planning for Local Health Departments: What it is and What should we do? (Part 1 of 3)

This is the first in a series of three introductory level webinars. Dr. Schmalzried addressed the following learning objectives: to understand the concept of succession planning; to appreciate the importance of creating a succession plan; to learn about motivating factors and key principles behind succession planning; and to understand why LHDs have not developed succession plans.

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