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2018 Public Health Management Certificate Application Period Now Open

Applications are now being accepted for NWCPHP’s 2018 Public Health Management Certificate program.

Applications are now being accepted for NWCPHP’s 2018 Public Health Management Certificate program.

March 7, 2018

As the challenge to deliver efficient public health services becomes more pronounced in today’s public health environment, it’s important for managers to possess critical skills in core areas such as budgeting, planning, organizing, and personnel management.

NWCPHP is now accepting applications for the 2018 Public Health Management Certificate program to help public health professionals build these important skills to be successful managers in their workplace.

Applications will be accepted through May 31, with early-bird rates available for those who apply by May 1.

“I have personally and professionally benefited from this program by becoming more knowledgeable in how to work with my organization’s personnel, understand finance, and how to identify opportunities to create and sustain positive change,” said Marilou Gonzalez, MD, Co-Lead and Deputy Medical Director at Marimn Health in northern Idaho, who is completing the Management Certificate this year.

Public Health Management Certificate Program Quick Facts

When: June 2018 to June 2019

Format: Distance-based and in-person learning; one Seattle on-site (July 30 – August 2, 2018), plus weekly webinars (Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Pacific)

Application Process: Applications are now being accepted until May 31, 2018.

Cost: Early-bird rate (by May 1): $3,500 per person or $3,300 per person for groups of three or more. After May 1: $4,000 per person or $3,800 per person for groups of three or more.

To Apply:

In an interview with NWCPHP last year, Dorota Carpenedo, 2016–17 program scholar, said participating in the Management Certificate made her feel empowered. “I am ready to take on more challenging projects with the skills I gained, and better prepared to engage in systemic change,” she said.

NWCPHP Director Betty Bekemeier said the Management Certificate fills the training gap encountered by many public health professionals who may be experts in their respective fields, but who want management training.

“Since its first year in 2011, the Management Certificate has become the go-to program for public health professionals who are looking to sharpen their management skills,” she said.

A yearlong distance-based program with one Seattle on-site, the Management Certificate is an award-winning training program that helps build structure and consistency within organizations by improving their managers’ efficiency and effectiveness.

Scholars will take core courses to deepen their knowledge related to managing people, money, and information. They will take part in an integrated project that incorporates what they learned into real-world situations that are relevant to their own workplace, such as developing a feasibility or business plan, a quality improvement plan, or an evaluation plan.

The learning goals of Public Health Management Certificate program encompass management competencies developed by the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice.

These competencies include improving skills in assessment, policy development and program planning, communications, cultural competency, financial planning, and leadership and systems thinking skills.

For questions about the Management Certificate, contact Janell Blackmer, Management Certificate Coordinator.

Applications are also being accepted through March 23 for NWCPHP’s 2018 Northwest Public Health Leadership Institute. Framed through a life-course lens connected to health equity and social justice, the 2018 Leadership Institute is designed to help public health professionals’ strengthen collaborative leadership and change management skills. The Leadership Institute is a nine-month online program with three on-site sessions in Seattle.


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