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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.


Introduction to Qualitative Research

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


Accreditation & Quality Improvement: A New York Departments of Health Perspective

As a follow up to the “National Accreditation & New York State Departments of Health” webinar on the Livingston County experience with the Public Health Accreditation Board national accreditation process, Drew Hanchett, MPH from the Office of Public Health Practice will present on the state experience with the accreditation process and take a closer look at the requirements for Domain 9 related to Quality Improvement.


National Accreditation and New York State Departments of Health

This presentation discusses Livingston County’s experience becoming the first accredited Health Department New York State, and highlights the process, steps, strategies and tools used for determining agency readiness, preparation and submission of the application through hosting the Accreditation Team Site Visit, through the site visit report and PHAB Accreditation Committee decision.


A Few Thoughts on Spatio-Temporal Epidemiology

Employing techniques of spatial statistical analysis can provide important insights in research studies. In this webinar, Dr. Jaymie Meliker provides a historical perspective on GIS, spatial software tools, and spatial data; describes the importance of space-time data and software; argues why spatial statistical analysis is important; and explains examples of cluster analyses of early and late stage breast cancer, cancer clusters in case-control residential histories, and space-time exposure reconstruction over the life-course.


Sustaining Grassroots Coalitions: Examples from the Field

Effective coalition building is an increasingly important activity in the field of public health, where working with community partners is critical to achieving improved health outcomes. Drawing on her extensive experiences with building community coalitions, Pamela Valera, PhD, MSW, a faculty member at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, discussed basic information and best practices on beginning, building, and maintaining a coalition and described in-depth a case example of her work with the Bronx Reentry Working Group.