Announcing the 2021 Public Health Learning Agenda Toolkit Pilot Testers


The Public Health Learning Agenda Design Team, which includes NEPTHC’s Karla Todd Barrett, is excited to announce the organizations selected to pilot test the first version of the Public Health Learning Agenda Toolkit. This group of 26 teams represents governmental public health agencies, higher education, and other health-related organizations from around the country. The testers completed a kick-off webinar on June 17, and will spend the next two months simulating the development of their own learning agenda and giving feedback about what else is needed to facilitate organizational learning for complex systems changes. Some of the community challenges they will be considering are substance use disorder, lack of health care services, food security, building vaccine confidence, social isolation, and more. Thank you to everyone who applied and congratulations to those who were selected. Stay tuned for the pilot test results and the next steps for the toolkit later this year. Questions? Contact Cassidy Walters, Project Coordinator (

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Temple University College of Public Health
  • Arizona Department of Health Services
  • Hmong Public Health Organization
  • Impactivo, LLC.
  • Rhode Island Parent Information Network (RIPIN)
  • Mississippi State Department of Health
  • South Dakota Department of Health
  • Kentucky Dept. for Public Health
  • Florida Department of Health in Escambia County
  • Ohio Association of Community Health Centers
  • Oral Health Progress and Equity Network
  • Maine Public Health Association
  • Tennessee Department of Health
  • Oregon State University, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Extension Family and Community Health
  • Laramie County Community Partnership
  • Louisiana Office of Public Health
  • UNC MCH Workforce Development Center
  • Johnson County Department of Health & Environment
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Colorado Department of Public health and Environment
  • Montana Public Health Training Center
  • Oregon Health Authority – Public Health Division
  • Healthy Communities of the Capital Area
  • The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities
  • Black Hawk County Health Department


The Public Health Learning Agenda Design Team and Authors

Christina Welter

University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health – Policy, Practice & Prevention Center

Karla Todd Barrett
Boston University, School of Public Health – New England Public Health Training Center

Sarah Davis
Colorado School of Public Health – Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center

Laura Lloyd
Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health – Region IV Public Health Training Center

Barbara Rose
University of Washington, School of Public Health – Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

Acknowledgement: 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 UB6HP31685 “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.

Acknowledgement: This presentation is a product of a Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Center supported by cooperative agreement number U48DP006392 from the CDC. The findings and conclusions on this site are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the CDC.

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