Training Resources

Check out the links below for more public health training resources:

TRAIN: www.train.org

The TrainingFinder Real-time Affiliate Integrated Network, or TRAIN, is the nation’s premier learning resource for professionals who protect the public’s health. TRAIN is comprised of the national www.train.org site and participating TRAIN affiliate sites. Affiliate sites are managed by many state public health agencies, academic partners, and others. As TRAIN grows, it serves a larger portion of the U.S. public health workforce.  Because all TRAIN sites are connected, TRAIN users can access information about state, local, national, or international training available to them through any participating TRAIN site.

Public Health Learning Navigator: www.phlearningnavigator.org

The Learning Navigator is a streamlined, curated online resource supporting quality learning for the public health workforce. The Learning Navigator saves you time, by doing the hard work of finding quality, online learning opportunities. Our quality review process is transparent, and supports continued improvement for learners and training developers alike. 

Making Health Happen: www.makinghealthhappen.org

A collaborative website supported by the University of Nevada Reno's School of Public Health, the Larson Institute, the Nevada Public Health Insittute, the Nevada Public Health Training Center, and the Western Region Public Health Training Center. Webinars, conferences, trainings, and other resources from the Nevada Public Health Training Center can be found here. 

Public Health Communications Collaborative: www.publichealthcollaborative.org

The COVID-19 pandemic has powerfully demonstrated the critical need for public health protections. Misinformation and conflicting messages about COVID-19 have confused Americans and eroded trust in public health organizations. Maintaining and strengthening the credibility of these organizations at the federal, state, and local levels is critical to making communities healthier and ultimately saving lives. The Public Health Communications Collaborative (PHCC) was formed in 2020 to coordinate and amplify public health messaging on COVID-19 and increase Americans’ confidence in guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local public health officials. 

Berkeley Media Studies Group: www.bmsg.org

BMSG is a nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding advocates’ ability to improve the systems and structures that determine health. Through media advocacy training and consultation, we help advocates harness lessons from that research and develop the skills they need to shape journalists’ coverage of health issues so that it illuminates the need for policies that improve the places where people live, learn, work and play.

UC Berkeley's School of Public Health | The Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Life Course Perspective, Practice, & Leadership course 

The Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) Life Course Perspective, Practice, & Leadership course is designed to provide an understanding of life course perspective, its practical applications, and related leadership opportunities. The life course perspective is a conceptual framework for understanding health trajectories of populations over time. This course first provides a brief summary of the development and central components of this perspective, then focuses on practical applications of this perspective in both healthcare settings and public health interventions. Through interviews with leaders in the MCAH field, including clinicians, researchers, and public health practitioners, this course will highlight essential leadership knowledge and skills necessary to apply a life course perspective in practice.

Reviews and Ratings of Selected Online Courses for Public Health Professionals: Review and Ratings

The WRPHTC continues its efforts in reviewing and rating select online courses for public health professionals. Public health interns review TRAIN courses in an effort to avoid duplication of courses while addressing the training topics needed by health departments. The WRPHTC adapted the Quality Matters form from the University of Arizona’s Office of Instruction and Assessment to develop a guide that lists high-scoring, recommended courses.