Workforce Training and Continuing Education

The WVU Public Health Training Center offers workforce training and continuing education opportunities for a variety of clients. Below are the available courses.

Community Engagement for Public Health

Description: Community Engagement for Public Health Parts I and II focus on community engagement in the community health assessment process. Particular emphasis is placed on using the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships model with the County Health Rankings and Roadmap. This model also meets non-profit hospital Community Health Needs Assessment requirements in ACA IRS regulations.

NOTE: Part I is a pre-requisite for Part II.

Part I outlines the processes of engaging community members in organizing, developing partnerships, visioning, and assessing the community to develop a county profile and identify strategic issues.

Part II provides a framework to work with strategic issues to formulate goals and create, implement, and monitor action plans to help the community reach its vision.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this self-paced course, participants will be able to:

  • Outline, define, and put into action the precesses of engaging community members in organizing, developing partnerships, visioning, and assessing the community to develop a county profile and identify strategic issues.
  • Formulate goals as well as create, implement, and monitor action plans to help the community reach its vision. 

Target Audience: This presentation is appropriate for public health practitioners.For more information about this course, contact Lauren Wright at leskeens@mix.wvu.edu.

The Public Health Training Center within the WVU School of Public Health is proud to be West Virginia's Local Performance Site for the Health Resources and Services Administration Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center.

Acknowledgement: This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP27882 Affordable Care Act (ACA) Public Health Training Centers for $855,000.00. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Financial Management

Description: Financial Management explores how public health is financed and introduces learners to the issues that influence resource availability at federal, state, and local levels for public health practitioners. An overview of the grant application process is also included. Participants will become familiar with the grant development process and gain an in-depth understanding of the role of grants in public health.

Learning objectives: At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the basic concepts of public health financing.
  • Use the grant development process to outline a grant proposal or a performance management project; and
  • Explain the influence of public health financing on the public’s health. 

Target Audience: This presentation is appropriate for public health practitioners.  For more information about this course, contact Lauren Wright at leskeens@mix.wvu.edu.

The Public Health Training Center within the WVU School of Public Health is proud to be West Virginia's Local Performance Site for the Health Resources and Services Administration Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center.

Acknowledgement: This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP27882 Affordable Care Act (ACA) Public Health Training Centers for $855,000.00. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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