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SPOTLIGHT: The Basics of Public Health

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Learning products and resources designed to help state, tribal, local, and territorial (STLT) public health agency professionals better understand CDC and basic public health topics.


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Business Planning for Public Health Programs Continuing Education

Provides business planning basics

Offers guidance to determine when writing a business plan is appropriate for a public health program

Evaluating a Public Health ProgramContinuing Education
Serves as a comprehensive tutorial on public health program evaluation

Explores the six steps and four standard groups in the CDC Framework for Program Evaluation

Grantwriting and Budgeting for Public Health Programs
Gives an overview of grantwriting as a way to secure funding for public health programs

Is applicable to all public health, medical, veterinary, pharmacy, emergency management, hospital, and other professionals interested in public health preparedness

Health Literacy for Public Health Professionals
Introduces participants to the fundamentals of health literacy

Demonstrates the importance of health literacy within public health practice

Introduction to Performance Management
Shares quality improvement and performance management concepts and tools

Focuses on active use of performance data to improve public health

Public Health Law 101

  • Provides an introduction to fundamental principles of law, ethics, and the legal system, as they frame public health practice in the United States

What is Epidemiology in Public Health?Continuing Education

  • Offers an overview of the purpose and use of epidemiology in public health practice for health professionals who are unfamiliar with the topic


Valuable training and learning resources on the Spotlight topic, intended for the public health community.

Maintained by: Scientific Education and Professional Development Program Office

Information regarding training products and resources featured in the Spotlight was provided by

  • TrainingFinder Real-time Affiliate Integrated Network (TRAIN), a free service of the Public Health Foundation
  • Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support
  • Page last reviewed: April 1, 2013
  • Page last updated: April 1, 2013
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