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Foundations for Local Public Health Practice

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. […]

MA PHIT Housing

Are you responsible for responding to housing complaints or enforcing housing-related laws and regulations in your community? MAPHIT— Housing helps local public health officials understand and apply inspection and enforcement standards that protect the health, safety, and well-being of occupants and the general public. About this course: Massachusetts Public Health Inspector Training: Housing is designed […]

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 Communication Cultural Competency Community Dimensions of Practice Leadership Learning level: Awareness […]

What is Public Health?

Training Overview Audience: Massachusetts local and regional board of health members and staff, health department personnel and anyone interested in learning about public health. Format: Online, self-paced Price: Free Length: 1.5 hours Contact hours: Massachusetts CHO, RN, RS Competencies: Community/Public Health Learning level: Awareness Prerequisites: None Companion training: •Health Promotion and Health Equity •Orientation to […]

MA PHIT Housing Code

Training Overview Audience: Municipal and state agency personnel charged with enforcement of housing and related laws and regulations, as well as attorneys, court personnel, and others who work on housing-related matters. Format: Online, self-paced Price: Free Length: 1.5 hours Contact hours: Massachusetts CHO, RN and RS National Environmental Health Association REHS/RS Competencies: Basic Public Health […]

Final Topics: Foundations for Local Public Health Practice

Training Overview Audience: New and seasoned public health professionals who have an interest in advancing their knowledge and building their skills to practice public health in Massachusetts. Course participants may be Massachusetts local, regional, or state public health agency Format: Online, self-paced Price: Free Length: 1.5 hours Contact hours: REHS and Massachusetts CHO, RS, RN […]

Mutual Aid for Public Health in Massachusetts

Training Overview Audience: Public health professionals and emergency managers or planners Format: Online, self-paced Price: Free Length: 1 hour Contact hours: Massachusetts CHO, RN, RS Competencies: Emergency Preparedness Learning level: Awareness Prerequisites: None Companion trainings: •Emergency Preparedness in Massachusetts and the Role of Local Public Health •Health and Medical Coordinating Coalitions Supplemental materials: •Facilitators Guide […]

Opioid Epidemic and Substance Use Disorder : A Primer for Massachusetts Boards of Health

Training Overview Audience: Massachusetts local and regional board of health members and staff, health department personnel and anyone interested in learning about the opioid epidemic Format: Online, self-paced Price: Free Length: 2 hours Contact hours: Massachusetts CHO, RN, RS and REHS/RS Competencies: Community Dimensions of Practice Learning level: Awareness Prerequisites: None Companion training: •Medical or Biological […]

Onboarding New Employees

Training Overview Audience: Anyone who supervises other employees Format: Online, self-paced Price: Free Length: 1 hour Contact hours: Massachusetts CHO, RS Competencies: Management Learning level: Awareness Prerequisites: None Companion training: Coaching Skills Supplemental materials: •Facilitators Guide (PDF) is available if used in a classroom •Instructions to navigate the online training. An effective onboarding plan helps new employees […]

The Ten Essential Services of Public Health in Action

Training Overview Audience:Public health professionals and anyone interested in public health Format: Online, self-paced Price: Free Length: 1.5 hours Contact hours: Massachusetts CHO, RS, RN Competencies: Community Dimensions of Practice Learning level: Awareness Prerequisites: •Infectious Disease Case Management •Surveillance of Infectious Diseases Companion training: •Emergency Risk Communication Supplemental materials: •Facilitators Guide (PDF)is available if used […]