Public Health Essentials in Action Online

Course Summary:

This multimedia training will provide a dynamic look at the some of the most fundamental aspects of public health from the unique points of view of members of the workforce and of community members as well. Learners will gain a grounded understanding of the Three Core Public Health Functions and the Ten Essential Public Health Services.

Learners are asked to develop an action plan detailing immediate, short term, and long term goals that they will strive towards in building a capacity to better serve their public health community. The goals in the action plan relate to the learner's role in the delivery of services as they relate to the systems management section of the Public Health essentials continuum.


  • Describe and define public health.
  • Identify the role your work plays in public health.
  • Define three social determinants of health.
  • Recognize the three Public Health Core Functions.
  • Relate examples of each of the Ten Essential Public Health Services.
  • Discuss the role individuals and teams in the workplace play in good health outcomes for the community.

Continuing Education Information:  1.0 CECH for CHES; 1.0 CPEU for RDs (exp 9/6/19)

This educational activity is jointly provided by the Western Region Public Health Training Center and the University of Arizona Continuing Nursing Education.

University of Arizona Continuing Professional Education is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Continuing Nursing Education Group, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


CPEU Accredited Provider number: 21216

CHES Provider number:  99036

Disclosures:  The planners, reviewers, and authors have no declared conflicts of interest

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