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Public Health 101: A Short Course is a Course

Public Health 101: A Short Course

1.5 credits


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Course Description:

This on-line self-study course consists of seven short modules that will introduce participants to the history, mission, achievements, structure, challenges and opportunities for Public Health in the United States and Ohio. This course is designed as self-paced, interactive, independent learning, including a variety of activities and opportunities to apply the learning to participants’ own work. 

This course consists of seven modules:

  • Module 1: What is Public Health?
  • Module 2: History & Achievements
  • Module 3: Who is Public Health?
  • Module 4: Factors that Influence Health
  • Module 5: Public Health in Ohio
  • Module 6: Challenges to Public Health
  • Module 7: Public Health's Future

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Recognize the 10 essential services of Public Health 
  • List three accomplishments of Public Health in the 20th century
  • List five examples of organizations that make up the Public Health system 
  • Describe the roles of five different Public Health practitioners 
  • Identify five factors that influence health 
  • Describe the role of government in the delivery of Public Health services in Ohio 
  • List three current challenges for Public Health
  • Identify three priorities for Public Health 
This course addresses the following Council on Linkages Core Competencies: 6A1, 6A2, 7A1, 7A2, 1A2, 4A2, 8A8.

The target audience for the course is governmental public health workers new to the field of Public Health. It is also appropriate for individuals who work in other organizations that contribute to promoting and protecting the public’s health.

Continuing Education:

This continuing education activity has been approved by the Ohio State Board of Sanitarian Registration for 1.5 hours. Course number: CE-0000001002 

Sponsored by the Center for Public Health Practice (MEP100177), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., this program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.5 total Category I contact hours in health education. Maximum advanced-level contact hours available are 0.

The course is approved for 1.5 CPH CEs by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.

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