WORKING TOGETHER TO SUPPORT THE PUBLIC HEALTH WORKFORCE

We look forward to hearing from you about your training needs and how we can work together to support the public health workforce. Contact the Center to learn more about how we can assist your group in your important work ahead.

Trainings are: 

  • Developed for the public health workforce, broadly defined as those who work in public health agencies as well as those who work in other organizations impacting the health of the public, including the health care workforce in medically underserved rural areas and in American Indian Nations. 
  • Tailored to current needs and delivered using a variety of methods, including state-of-the-art online and in-person trainings and facilitated discussions.
  • Developed in collaboration with local, state, and national partners.
  • Designed to support the implementation of evidence-based and innovative practices and policies to address emerging health priorities.
  • Linked to the ten essential public health services and the core competencies for public health professionals.
  • Designed to link the public health and health care sectors for population health improvement as outlined in the Affordable Care Act.

Selected examples of previous trainings:

  • Evidence-based Public Health: A Course in Chronic Disease Prevention
  • Shaping Policy for HealthTM
  • Community Health Assessment
  • Cultural Competency
  • Introduction to Public Health Practice
  • Evaluation
  • Public Health for County Commissioners
  • Project TEACH (Teaching Equity to Advance Community Health)
  • Policy and Environmental Change Strategies
  • Coalition Building and Collaborations
  • Chronic Disease Collaborations: Bridging Public Health and Health Care
  • Patient Navigation Foundational and Advanced Trainings

With funding from HRSA to support the six state Region VIII Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center, additional trainings will be developed that will be web-based , use video peer learning platforms, and/or other new technologies to make workforce development opportunities more accessible.

Tobacco Control

The Center works in collaboration with the CDPHE to develop and deliver on-line and in-person tobacco control training programs.   Designed to meet the needs of community grantees who receive funding from STEPP (State Tobacco Education and Prevention Partnership), these trainings address the burden of tobacco use, social and cultural factors that contribute to tobacco use, tobacco industry marketing strategies, tobacco control efforts and success, and tobacco control best practices.

Cultural Competency: The Foundation for an Inclusive Environment

During this interactive workshop participants learn techniques on how to work effectively in multi-cultural settings. The goal is to make clear that cultural competence is an active and ongoing process that one attempts to aspire rather than achieve.  Participants focus on becoming aware of personal assumptions about human behavior, values, biases, and preconceived notions; creating policies and procedures that enable organizations to work effectively cross-culturally; and developing and incorporating culturally relevant and appropriate programs, materials and interventions.

Using an Evidence-Based Public Health (EBPH) Framework to Improve Outcomes

This 3-day course is designed for public health practitioners and is delivered by a team of trainers representing the Colorado School of Public Health and state and local public health agencies. A key aim of this course is to increase the use of scientific approaches in ‘‘real world’’ public health programs and policies. The course is designed to assist participants in integrating new and existing skills to make evidence-based program and policy decisions.   This process relies on several related disciplines, including epidemiology, biostatistics, behavioral sciences, health care management, and health policy development.

Clients and Partners

  • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

These projects are/were supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under a grant for the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center, grant number UB6HP27876, for a total grant award of over $825,000 per year. 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.

  • Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
  • Directors of Health Promotion and Education
  • National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
  • Colorado Public Health Alliance
  • Colorado Local Public Health Agencies
  • 9 Health Fair