The Center for Public Health Practice held a one-day workshop entitled Introduction to Public Health Practice on February 21, 2014 on the Anschutz Medical Campus.  The training provided a historical perspective on public health accomplishments, offered a brief overview of current trends and emerging issues in public health, and reviewed the scientific disciplines that guide public health practice.  Additionally, the training identified organizations at the local, state and national level that comprise the public health system and explored programs, policies and practices within the framework of the 10 Essential Public Health Services.

The Center for Public Health Practice offers this workshop periodically in different locations throughout the state, and it is open to public health practitioners as well as others interested in public health.  February’s class included 21 participants from local public health agencies, hospitals and other community organizations from across the state including Conifer, Colorado Springs, La Junta, and Denver.

The training was well received with approximately 82% of the participants indicating that they are very likely to apply what they had learned to the work they do, and 94% indicating that within a month they would use at least one thing they learned during the training.   About 9 out of 10 participants rated the training as excellent, and all of the participants indicated they would recommend the Introduction to Public Health Practice training to others!

For information on future offerings, please visit the Center’s website http://publichealthpractice.org/training-center/events .