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Relighting the Fire: Summer Institute 2011

In August 2011, public health professionals from across the globe convened in Seattle for hands-on training to expand their practical skills at NWCPHP.

August 29, 2011

"It relights your fire for what you do!" exclaimed a participant of the 2011 Summer Institute for Public Health Practice. This month, public health professionals from across the globe convened in Seattle for hands-on training to expand their practical skills. Participants chose from one of three tracks for the week of study. They also attended plenary sessions with regional and national public health experts.

For many, the Institute was immediately applicable to their work. "I will be using what I developed during the course to present our program to the planning agency and city council and to help them understand the program's return on investment," said one of the participants in the Implementing Program Planning, Evaluation, and Return on Investment track. The other two tracks were Health Communication and a class called Understanding Data and Measuring Health Outcomes.

Overall, 100 percent of participants that completed the evaluation rated this year's institute as "very good" or "excellent." NWCPHP Assistant Director and Summer Institute instructor, Luann D'Ambrosio, echoed the participants' positive feedback, "The Summer Institute was a great success this year, with thought-provoking plenary presenters, an engaging leadership panel, and a solid cross-section of engaged participants. It was an exhilarating week!"

 

 

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