Roadmap for State Program Planning: Training
Training resources listed on these pages are interactive CD-ROM courses, self-study guides, and web-based courses developed by the CDC, American Heart Association, or other private organizations and federal agencies. A fee may apply for some courses.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
BRFSS Data Systems Course
Online training resource teaches the purposes and applications of statistical methods used in interpretation of BRFSS data.
BRFSS Interviewer Training
Online training module teaches skills to be an effective interviewer.
An overview of the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.
HDSP Annual Training Presentations and Materials
Annual training with a focus on program priority areas and skill building for State HDSP Program staff, state health department staff, and American Heart Association National and Regional Health Alliance directors.
Partnerships for Communication...or a Guide to Dating [PDF–2.1M]
Training focused on establishing partnerships for health communication initiatives, developed by the Academy for Educational Development (AED) and the CDC. A Partner Assessment Tool is included in this training.
American Heart Association
Workplace Training Courses
CD-based and online courses on CPR, AED and HeartSaver First Aid.
Private Organizations and Other Federal Agencies
Blood Pressure Measurement in the 21st Century
A self-study toolkit for health care professionals to update their blood pressure measurement skills and knowledge regarding current guidelines for the detection and evaluation of hypertension. The kit is available free of charge to health care professionals only. To order a copy, call 1-800-SENTARA.
Proposal Budgeting Basics
Basics of developing a project budget, geared to those who have general knowledge of proposal development.
Public Health Foundation Courses
A user account must be created to access the courses. Useful courses to search for include—
Assessment Competencies—An introduction to assessment competencies.
Changing Roles of Local Boards of Health: Balancing Surveillance, Service and Assurance—Examples of activities and information on planning and programs, including partnerships with academia and the CDC Guide to Community Preventative Services. Fee applies.
Community Partnerships and Advocacy—Self-study (Online). Information developing partnerships among private and public sector for the purpose of improving health communities. Fee applies.
EPI Info: Relational Databases—Public health preparedness learning modules for public health, medical, veterinary, pharmacy, emergency management, hospital and other professionals.
Framing An Economic Evaluation—Basic information about economic evaluation in a self-study format, targeted to public health professionals at the local, state, or federal level. Fee applies.
Health Behavior Theory—An overview of why health education and promotion professionals should use health behavior theory in program applications. Fee applies.
Health Care Statistics—Maintenance, compilation, analysis, and presentation of health care statistics. Topics include basic statistical principles, morbidity and mortality, commonly computed hospital rates, uniform reporting requirements, and selection and construction of data displays. Fee applies.
Health Promotion Program Evaluation—Information on conduct evaluations of health promotion or health education programs.
Implementation/Evaluation of Health Promotion Programs—Development and application of evaluation protocols for health promotion programs. Process, impact, and outcome measures are examined. Fee applies.
Introduction to Surveillance—A basic introduction to surveillance systems.
Leading Effective Teams—Information on team concepts, including advantages and disadvantages of working with teams, key roles in creating effective teams, and how to develop team creativity. Fee applies.
Population Screening—An introduction to the natural history of disease and population screening.
Writing Clearly—A guide on learning to make clear, forceful sentences, arranging sentences into logical paragraphs, and assembling paragraphs into documents.