Foundations for Local Public Health Practice
Learn how to appropriately provide the ten essential public health services according to local and state laws, regulations, and policies.
- Audience: Public health professionals new to the field as well as professionals with experience who have an interest in advancing their knowledge and skills
- Format: Blended
- Start Date: Week of June 5th, 2017
- Price: $100 for members of MHOA, MEHA or MAPHN, $150 for non-members * [download the application form (pdf)]
- Contact hours: 20
- Length: 22 weeks
- Effort: 2-6 hours per week
- Learning Level: Performance
- Supplemental materials: Course Overview (PDF)
- Written supervisor approval
* Please note, no one will be denied entrance to the course due to inability to pay. If there is an issues with the cost, please email email@example.com to discuss a possible waiver of fee.
About this Course
This course offers a cross-disciplinary approach to local public health practice in Massachusetts and is based on the three core functions and ten essential public health services. It incorporates the US Department of Health and Human Services Healthy People 2020 goals and objectives.
The course goal is for Massachusetts public health workers charged with carrying out routine and emergency environmental and population-focused health functions to appropriately provide the ten essential public health services according to local and state laws, regulations, and policies.
Course participants may be Massachusetts local or state public health agency:
Includes Agents, Directors, Emergency Preparedness Coordinators and Planners, Environmental Health Sanitarians or Specialists, Health Inspectors, Health Officers, Sanitarians and Public Health Nurses
- Governing Bodies
Includes Board of Health members -elected or appointed and Commissioners
Working for state or local public health agencies
The course is appropriate for professionals new to the field as well as for professionals with experience who have an interest in advancing their knowledge and skills.
Participation in the course requires:
- Written supervisor approval
- Two to six hours of work per week (multiple break weeks are built in)
- Attendance at all live lessons (classes and webinars)
- Completion of self-paced E-Learnings
- Completion of individual assignments
- Successful completion of the course requires ALL assignments be completed and ALL live sessions attended
Graduates will receive a certificate of completion and 20 continuing education credits. Self-paced trainings completed as part of the course offer additional certificates and credits.
What you'll learn
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
- Apply the ten essential public health services in local practice
- Employ cross disciplinary partnerships
- Perform routine and emergency environmental and population-focused health functions according to local and state laws, regulations, and policies
This is a blended course and each weekly session will include live lessons (classroom or webinar) or self-paced E-Learnings. Lessons are taught by instructors who are subject matter experts in their field of study. Lessons include optional resources for participants to learn more about each topic.
All course materials will be posted on the New England Public Health Training Center learning management system.
Meet the Course Manager
- Boston University School of Public Health, Activist Lab
- Local Public Health Institute of Massachusetts, funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Additional Funding Provided By:
- Massachusetts Association of Public Health Nurses
- Massachusetts Department of Public Health
- Massachusetts Environmental Health Association
- Massachusetts Health Officers Association
Enrollment and Contact Hours
Note that you must first register for this course by completing a registration form (PDF). Once your registration has been confirmed, you will receive an enrollment key to access the course.
Trouble accessing the course or other course-related questions? Contact Seth Eckhouse at firstname.lastname@example.org.