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Tackling Equity: A Ten-Part Series

Last week, we released the first of ten episodes focusing on health equity as part of our Share Public Health podcast.

Each week we will explore a different health equity topic, including social determinants of health, immigration, race, and more. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts!

For more information and resources related to health equity, check out our new resource center and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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New course! Systems Thinking: Through A Public Health Lens

This one hour self-paced course helps participants be able to:

  1. Describe the connection between leadership and systems thinking.
  2. Explain systems thinking through the social ecological model lens.
  3. Recognize selected Public Health accreditation components as a system thinking approach, and
  4. Explore action steps to adopt the strategic skills in given scenarios.

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New Course! Chronic Disease: Diabetes

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Resources Opportunities


Public Health Associates Program

The Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) is a competitive, two-year, paid training program with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. PHAP associates are assigned to public health agencies and nongovernmental organizations in the United States and US territories, and work alongside other professionals across a variety of public health settings.

Applications for candidates will be open January 22-28, 2020. Applications for host sites will be open April 1-14, 2020.

Strategic Scholars Program

The Strategic Scholars Program, developed and implemented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI), uses a community of practice cohort model and multiple learning modalities to build governmental public health workforce capacity in eight strategic skill areas. The program will launch its second cohort in February 2020; selected Public Health Scholars will have the opportunity to build their skills in Resource Management, specifically in the areas of fiscal, budget, grant, and contract management.

The Strategic Scholars program is open to personnel working in state, tribal, or local health departments. Aapplicants must apply as a team with one representative who works in performance improvement and one representative from Administration

Midwestern Public Health Training Center Field Placement Program

Each year, MPHTC funds at least 20 interships throughout Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas. We are in search of host sites in Iowa. If you have a great project for a current graduate student, please connect with Hannah.

Kansas Public Health Collaborative

The Kansas Public Health Collaborative was developed and launched in 2019 by state and local health department leaders and other public health stakeholders. The new website features articles about public health in action around the state, announcements, information about training opportunities, a public health toolbox including tools, templates and access to subject matter experts on a variety of topic areas, an interactive data map and much more.

Upcoming Events and Webinars

Take a look at our website for upcoming webinars and conferences. We update it regularly with webinars and events from across the national network of public health training centers. A few highlights are below:

  • Save the date: Kansas Governor's Public Health Conference, March 31-April 2, 2020 in wichita, KS.
  • Save the date: Iowa Governor's Conference on Public Health, April 7-8, 2020 in Des Moines, IA.
  • Save the date: Nebraska Public Health Conference, April 7-8, 2020 in Lincoln, NE.
  • Public Health Improvement Training (PHIT), June 2-4, 2020 in San Antonio, TX.
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