Are you new to local public health in Massachusetts or do you need to know the fundamentals of local public health practice?

Foundations is a free, self-paced online extended studies course that gives new and experienced local public health practitioners the core knowledge and skills necessary to increase the impact and efficiency of their work.

Suggested Audience:

  • Public Health Staff (i.e. agents, directors, emergency preparedness coordinators or planners,
    environmental health sanitarians or specialists, health inspectors, health officers, sanitarians, public health nurses)
  • Members of governing bodies (boards of health, commissioners)
  • Professionals new to the field
  • Professionals with experience and an interest in advancing knowledge and skills

Anticipated Hours to complete course: ~35 hours

After enrolling in Foundations for Local Public Health Practice, you will take a series of On Your Time trainings that provide an introduction to public health, and cover legal and administrative matters, environmental health, community health and population health, and more. Upon completion of ~35 hours of training, with a minimum score of 80% learners will receive a certificate of completion.


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