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NWCPHP’s Top Accessed Online Training Resources in 2017

A review of the most accessed NWCPHP online training resources in 2017 reveals the topics that are of most interest to public health professionals.

A review of the most accessed NWCPHP online training resources in 2017 reveals the topics that are of most interest to public health professionals.

December 29, 2017

Public health professionals who accessed NWCPHP’s online training resources in 2017 were most interested in strengthening and expanding their understanding of core public health issues, based on a review of the courses, webinars, toolkits, and other online training resources available from the Center's website.

In 2017, NWCPHP's online training resources were accessed more than 24,500 times. Courses that teach how to generate, use, and analyze data, as well as concepts and principles to effectively run public health programs, were some of most in demand by public health professionals.

Here are the top 10 NWCPHP training resources, as well as their links and short descriptions, accessed by public health professionals in 2017 (as of December 25): 

1. Emergency Preparedness Leadership Training Series
This online series helps emergency preparedness professionals cultivate leadership skills in change management, decision making, and communication.

2. Analysis and Interpretation of Public Health Data, Part 1
Some of the objectives of this Part 1 of NWCPHP’s data analysis series include explaining the purpose of descriptive epidemiology and how it is used for assessment.

3. Analysis and Interpretation of Public Health Data, Part 2
Part 2 of this data analysis series includes discussion of the six measures that are commonly used in public health.

4. Basic Infectious Disease Concepts in Epidemiology
Part of a nine-part series on epidemiology, this course introduces public health workers to basic concepts and principles of infectious disease in epidemiology.

5. Business Planning for Public Health Programs
In first course of this two-part series, public health workers learn the basics of business planning, and determining if writing a business plan makes sense for their public health program. 

6. Cause and Effect in Epidemiology
Part of a nine-part series on epidemiology, this course helps public health workers describe and distinguish association and causality in epidemiology.

7. Community Assessment
The second module of the Evidence-Based Public Health Training Series, this course provides insights to public health workers into the communities they serve.

8. Data Available to Public Health Professionals
The fifth one-hour installment of the five-part Basic Concepts in Data Analysis for Community Health Assessment series, this course lists commonly used Washington data sources for public health assessment.

9. Data Collection for Program Evaluation
This online course teaches useful skills, such as how to design a basic survey questionnaire, to help public health workers collect the evidence needed to measure their program’s impact.

10. Data Interpretation for Public Health Professionals
Part of a nine-part series on epidemiology, this course introduces the terms used to describe the public's health and provides an introduction to reading and presenting data.

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