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The New York New Jersey Public Health Training Center announces Orientation to Public Health

Thursday, January 01, 2004

This web-based one-hour learning experience was designed for support and technical staff in public health agencies and helpful for anyone new to public health practice, the course can be incorporated into routine orientation programs.

Purpose

Designed for support and technical staff in public health agencies and helpful for anyone new to public health practice, the course can be incorporated into routine orientation programs.

Objectives

  • Define public health and its obligations.
  • Explain how public health differs from health care.
  • Give examples of how a local health agency carries out the essential services of public health.

Convenient for busy people

  • Web-based
  • No charge
  • One-hour - Can be completed in 15 minute segments.

Interactive

The course incorporates simulated e-mail messaging, assignment of tasks, simulated interviews, and tests.

Comments from the pilot test

“I enjoyed the conferencing sessions; found them to be very informative and captivating. The review of wrong answers from the tests was very helpful.”

“I was not particularly enthused to review this web-based program. I have used web mediums and have always encountered problems, small and large, that needed to be solved to complete the program. I was extremely impressed with the ease of navigation and lack of 'glitches' while completing the program. . . .”