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Cultivate Critical Skills for Tomorrow, Inspire New Solutions for Today

The 2012 Summer Institute takes place August 6–9, and is currently enrolling.

The 2012 Summer Institute takes place August 6–9, and is currently enrolling.

April 30, 2012

When it comes to the future of public health, one thing is certain: It will take skilled professionals to guide organizations through the many changes ahead. To help practitioners prepare, the Summer Institute for Public Health Practice offers an intensive three and a half day training opportunity to build critical skills needed for the public health of tomorrow.

The 2012 Summer Institute takes place August 6–9, and is currently enrolling. Six courses are available for participants to choose from:

  • Implementing Program Planning, Evaluation and Return on Investment
  • Interpreting and Using Health Data
  • Health Communication
  • Preparing for Accreditation
  • Presentation Tools and Technologies
  • Systems and Strategies in Public Health Management

Each course emphasizes systems-level thinking, leading and embracing change, and strategic rather than short-term planning.

“When preparing each course, our goal is always to make sure that participants return to work with practical skills they can use right away,” said Jack Thompson, MSW, Director of the Summer Institute. “These aren’t just skills for the distant future—they’re to help you with your work today.”

In addition to the in-depth learning that takes place through each course focus, all participants gather daily for plenary lectures presented by national leaders and for lunch.

“The intense learning that happens in the courses when combined with plenary lectures and group lunches creates a very well-rounded experience,” said Luann D’Ambrosio, MEd, NWCPHP’s Assistant Director. “Participants hone specific skills in their chosen course, they are introduced to national public health leaders, and they are also able to establish relationships with other professionals from all over the region. Each year, we are energized by the learning that happens through each of these avenues.”

Discounts are available for early registrants through June 30 and for groups of three or more.

For 21 years, the Summer Institute has been one of the cornerstones of NWCPHP’s training opportunities to help public health professionals advance in their careers.

See the 2012 Summer Institute for Public Health Practice page for more information and to apply.

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