Aimed at busy public health professionals, these webinars cover hot topics in public health as well as practical needed skills that are taught by experts in 1-2 hours

Course Information

  • Audience: Heads of local or regional health departments and managers or directors in city or state public health agencies in Massachusetts; managers of community organizations may also find valuable
  • Format: Recorded Online Webinar
  • Date/Time: November 29, 2016, 9:00-11:30am (Eastern Time)
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour and 46 minutes
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Certificate of completion
  • Competencies: None
  • Learning Level: Performance
  • Supplemental materials: PowerPoint
  • Technical Requirements: Modern web browser, such as Internet Edge, Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. Speakers or headphones
  • Companion Training: Managing Effectively in Today's Public Health Environment
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

What trends are happening in the external environment that are affecting the public health organization and how can you manage them? How can contemporary theories of management and motivation inform your work? Learn about the skills needed for managers to thrive in today’s new normal.

What you'll learn

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Classify trends affecting public health organizations today into one of five types
  • Give two examples of consequences of the trends on public health organizations
  • Name two contemporary theories of management and two parts to employee engagement
  • Identify four effects of contemporary theories of management and motivation on organizations today
  • Describe three skills needed to thrive in the “new normal”

Subject Matter Expert

Registration and Contact Hours

Select the Enroll button below to register for this webinar. If you have any trouble accessing the webinar, contact trainingmanager@nephtc.org.

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the webinar. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

Course Information

  • Audience: Public health, school administration, school health, teachers, parents, coaches, community leaders, law enforcement
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: June 29, 2017
    12:00-1:00pm (EST)
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hours
  • Competencies: Communications Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Supplemental materials: Consolidated resource list for working with youth
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

Cannabis legalization approved in MA in 2016- many individuals who care for or work with youth have questions about how this will affect youth use and what they should be doing. In this one hour webinar, we will discuss the different ways that the effects of legalization of cannabis may have on youth use based on other states experiences and what we can do in MA to take steps to optimize youth health and well-being.

What you'll learn

At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the latest that is known about the effects of cannabis on youth development
  • Identify lessons learned from other states that have legalized cannabis
  • Describe two ways that the participant can communicate with youth and parents about the risks of cannabis use

Subject Matter Experts


  • Sarah M. Bagley, MD

    Director, CATALYST Program, Boston Medical Center
    Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, BU SOM
    Boston Medical Center

Registration and Contact Hours

Select the Enroll button below to register for this webinar. If you have any trouble accessing the webinar, contact trainingmanager@nephtc.org.

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the webinar. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

Course Information

  • Audience: Heads of local or regional health departments and managers or directors in city or state public health agencies in Massachusetts; managers of community organizations may also find valuable
  • Format: Recorded Online Webinar
  • Date/Time: February 28, 2017, 9:00-11:00am (Eastern Time)
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour and 32 minutes
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Certificate of Completion
  • Competencies: Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
  • Learning Level: Performance
  • Supplemental materials: PowerPoint
  • Technical Requirements: Modern web browser, such as Internet Edge, Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. Speakers or headphones
  • Companion Training: Managing Effectively in Today's Public Health Environment
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

What are the principles of evaluation and how can your agency use data for effective evaluation? Evaluation is one of the most important skills that public health practitioners can use to meet the needs of the population they serve, to understand what is needed in their particular population, and to demonstrate the effectiveness of programs and services. Governmental and private funders providing resources for public health services are really interested in knowing that programs make a difference and that money is being spent well. Databases of evidence based programs and services, and requirements to use the programs and services, are ways to share ideas, and to show how some programs work better for some populations than others. Learn about this important part of the public health skill set in this webinar.

What you'll learn

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize four basic principles of evaluation
  • Describe three types of evaluation:  formative, process, and outcome
  • List five sources of quantitative data and five methods to collect qualitative data
  • Learn about developing an evaluation plan for a public health program

Subject Matter Expert


  • Justeen Hyde, PhD

    Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Implementation Research (CHOIR)
    Bedford Veteran’s Administration

Registration and Contact Hours

Select the Enroll button below to register for this webinar. If you have any trouble accessing the webinar, contact trainingmanager@nephtc.org.

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the webinar. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

Nurses: Fitting CHWs into your Public Health or Health Care Practice

What is the role of the Community Health Worker? How are organizations using the combined skills of their CHWs and their nurses to better promote health?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Heads of local or regional health departments and managers or directors in city or state public health agencies, providers and primary care team members, emergency department management, community health workers and medical assistants, social workers, hospital nurses, school nurses, organizations in community-based prevemtion and care, social service staff
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: March 15, 2017 (Archived)
    12:30-1:30pm
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Competencies: Financial Planning and Management
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Supplemental materials: None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

At a time when Community Health Workers are increasingly important as a way of reaching vulnerable populations, hear from a leader who directs implementation across multiple programs and settings. Whether your organization already employs community health workers and wants to integrate their practice more effectively, or is considering how to introduce them and define their roles, this webinar will allow you to hear from both nurses and CHWs. Discover how working together has influenced their scopes of work and effectiveness.

What you'll learn

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the role of the Community Health Worker in comparison to the role of the public health or other nurse
  • Describe two models of CHW & nurse collaboration from real cases
  • Identify areas for potential improvement in collaborating with CHWs

Subject Matter Expert


  • Abby Charles

    Senior Program Manager
    Institute for Public Health Innovation

Registration and Contact Hours

Select the Enroll button below to register for this webinar. If you have any trouble accessing the webinar, contact trainingmanager@nephtc.org.

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the webinar. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

Living on Grants: Practical Budgeting Guidelines

How can your public health organization be better prepared for budget time? Learn the basics of grant budget development and how to manage a grant-based budget from proposal to post award.

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Course Information

  • Audience: Heads of local or regional health departments agencies
  • Format: Webinar
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1.5 hours
  • Competencies: Financial Planning and Management
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Supplemental materials: None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

No Matter what level of budget management or review is your responsibility, this webinar can help you identify the requirements and limitations for grant budget development and the fiscal requirements after your proposal is awarded.

What you'll learn

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • List the three stages of a grant lifecycle that require budget consideration
  • Identify proposal requirements and limitations that impact budget development and fiscal grant management
  • Define allowable expenses and how they are determined and documented

Subject Matter Experts


  • Lu'Ann Thibeau

    Manager of Finance and Administration
    University of New England

Registration and Contact Hours

Select the Enroll button below to register for this webinar. If you have any trouble accessing the webinar, contact webinar@nephtc.org.

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the webinar. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.