Planning for Health Places with Health Impact Assessments
This free course is a guide for conducting health impact assessments (HIAs). It explains the value of conducting an HIA and the steps involved. It was developed by the American Planning Association and the National Association of County & City Health Officials, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The course also includes examples of health impact assessments. This entire course takes approximately 6 hours to complete and is free.
Making Data, Policy and Politics Work for Public Health
Offered through the Michigan Public Health Training Center, this course intended for public health professionals and decision makers provides the needed knowledge base to locate, interpret, and use health related data to influence public and policy needs. The 2.5 hour course is free and can be taken individually or in a group setting.
Effective Leadership for Healthy Communities: Concepts, Collaborations and Case Studies
This course covers the fundamental concepts of collaborative leadership and clarifies the multiple layers of influence that impact health. Course topics include the nature of successful collaboration and a discussion of the collaborative leadership practices. This free course requires 3-5 hours to complete and continuing education credits are available.
The Power of Policy: A Cost-Effective Tool for Improving Population Health (Archived webinar) With presentations from Georges Benjamin, APHA executive director; Judith Monroe, CDC OSTLTS director; Thomas Farley, New York City Health Commissioner; and Paul Kuehnert, Kane County, IL Public Health Director, this webinar presented solutions to policy formation effecting health. Topics addressed include an overview of public policy and its role in health policy; cost-effective policy initiation measures including the CDC’s Six Winnable Battles, the National Prevention Strategy, and the Community Guide; examples of policy implementation on federal, state, and local levels as proven successful in New York City; and overcoming fiscal challenges in public health policy development as implemented in Kane County, IL. This hour long webinar concludes with a question and answer session and further resources mentioned in the webinar can be found on the APHA web-site.
Eight Essential Elements for Strong Public Health Policy (Archived Webinar)
This webinar by Public Health Law and Policy describes how to craft sustainable public health policy that supports healthier environments by defining the problem, finding policy solutions that work and locating resources for help.
Transportation, Health, and Equity Webinar Series
The American Public Health Association’s archived webinar series includes the topics community health and transportation planning, the health benefits from active transportation, health impact assessments (HIAs) in transportation, and preventing roadway fatalities and injuries.