Here at the Center for Public Health Continuing Education (CPHCE) we strive to be one of the primary sources of continuing education for the public health workforce. Many of our training opportunities are available free via distance learning. Check out the on-demand webcasts from Public Health Live, the certificate program at Public Health Nurse Ready, the online courses at the Empire State Public Health Training Center, and the Northeast Public Health Leadership Institute as well as our many other programs.

The Center for Public Health Continuing Education can offer your organization a variety public health training and professional development services.

Blended Learning – This includes classroom based-training with a distance (online via the internet) learning component, such a live or archived webinars, webcasts and/or asynchronous online learning platforms. Blended learning can offer a richer continuing education experience for the participant and allow for the transfer of knowledge to practice-based skills.

Continuing Education Credits – Our Center is an approved provider of Continuing Medical Education Credits, Nursing Contact Hours, and continuing credits for Certified Health Education Specialists. For select training programs, we can also offer continuing education credits to those who are Certified in Public Health, lactation consultants and social workers (through collaboration with the University at Albany School of
Social Welfare).

Curriculum Development – The Center can assist with designing a learning experience for adult learners. This includes identifying goals and objectives, choosing the appropriate learning methods, organizing or modularizing content for delivery, and incorporating activities for adult learners.

Distance Learning – The Center specializes in the coordination, delivery (through collaboration with subject matter experts) and evaluation of webinars, webcasts, and self-paced courses. This includes the delivery of information /content to participants via the internet so they do not have to travel or participate in a set
physical location. 

Needs Assessment and Evaluation – The Center can conduct needs assessments to identify specific training needs. This includes the development and distribution of online and/or paper-based surveys, and conduct of focus groups and/or key informant interviews. We also specialize in the development and implementation of post-training surveys, for both online and classroom based training.

Online Registration – The Center can customize registration for various training events and programs. This includes the development and distribution of email invitations, confirmations and reminders.

Technical Assistance – This includes the provision of advice, support, and training on public health related activities such as program planning, action plan development and program evaluation.

Training Coordination and Facilitation - The Center can coordinate both small and large trainings including securing meeting space, managing online registration, room set up and AV equipment, ordering food, developing curriculum, securing subject matter experts, as well as providing on-site training support and facilitation.

Training Program Promotion – This includes the development of flyers, design and maintenance of websites, and identification of unique website urls.

Training Toolkits – This includes the development, design, printing, and collation of hard copy toolkit materials (including folders, frequently asked questions, posters, tear off memo-pads, DVD or jump drive duplication, etc.).  Toolkit materials can also be posted electronically on a website.

Please contact us if your organization could use any of these services. E-mail coned@albany.edu or call us at 518-402-0330.


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