Strengthening the Workforce

Busy professionals need training that quickly boosts their skill set.  We use adult-learning methods to ensure what you learn is relevant to the job or project.  All of our learning events are grounded in public health evidence from published research.  Our goal is for you to gain new skills and the strategic insight to use them effectively.  Our learning events can be custom tailored to meet your needs.

 

A Sample of Our ​Curricula

Systems Change for Health:  a series of five 2-day, skills-building courses for state/local public health professionals and their partners.  Visit our Systems Change for Health website for more information.

Injury Policy Opportunities Project (IPOP):  a 2-3 day exploration of an injury topic to help state teams develop systemic interventions.  In 2017 the workshop topic was the prevention of opioid overdose.

SKIPP (Skills & Knowledge for Injury Prevention Partners):  two learning tracks provide an introduction to injury & violence prevention concepts and tools.  The first track is a 5-day workshop series for individuals (CORE).  The second track is a 4-session project-based experience for teams (ENHANCED).  Visit our SKIPP website for more information.

Introduction to Health Impact Assessment (HIA): a 1-day workshop for public health professionals and their planning partners to experience using HIA tools using a case example.

Multiple Generations:  a 1-day workshop to help professionals learn to collaborate across generational differences in the workplace.

Walking and Bicycling Suitability Assessment (WABSA):  a 1-day orientation with tools to audit urban streets for walkability and bikeability.  Visit our WABSA website for more information and free tools.

Technical Assistance

Our team specializes in tailoring information, curricula, strategies, and intervention plans to meet the needs of each client.  We also provide support and technical assistance during the planning, training, implementation, and evaluation stages of a project.  

We develop guides, manuals, and reports for our clients.  One example was a collaborative project with the CDC which focused on the tribal motor vehicle injury prevention program (TMVIPP).  We provided extensive technical assistance during two phases of implementation and evaluation.  Then we combined what we learned with experiences from similar work for the Indian Health Service and published the TMVIP Best Practices Guide (2016).  Tribes and their partners continue to use the Guide to select, adapt, and implement evidence-based strategies.