Mini-MPH For Local Public Health Professionals

Training Overview

  • Audience: Massachusetts local, regional, and state board of health members and staff, health department personnel and anyone interested in learning about public health.
  • Format: Online, self-paced
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 5.5 hours
  • Contact hours: Massachusetts CHO, RN, RS
  • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment
    Policy Development/Program Planning
    Cultural Competency
    Community Dimensions of Practice
  • Learning level: Awareness
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Companion training: Foundations for Local Public Health Practice
  • Supplemental materials:

The world’s health needs are changing – evolving day to day, sometimes even hour to hour. It is the role of public health to investigate pressing health challenges and develop meaningful interventions that improve conditions affecting population health. Local board of health officials in Massachusetts should have a foundational knowledge of public health in order to be more effective health and wellness leaders in their community.

Enroll This course requires registration.

What you’ll learn

After completing this training, you will be able to:

  • Explain the differences between health and public health
  • Understand how data is collected and used in practice
  • Advocate effectively for change
  • Detail the laws and policies related to your daily practice
  • Determine root causes of public health issues, and use a public health approach to address them

Subject Matter Expert

  • Dr. Sandro Galea
    Dean, Boston University School of Public Health

  • Lisa Sullivan
    Associate Dean, Boston University School of Public Health

  • Harold Cox
    Professor, Boston University School of Public Health

  • David Rosenbloom
    Professor, Boston University School of Public Health

  • Sophie Godley
    Professor, Boston University School of Public Health


This training was supported by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) with funds made available by the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant 4500-1002. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.
This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP27877 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” 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.