The Center for Public Health Continuing Education (CPHCE) provides exemplary education for the public health and health care workforce and is nationally recognized for distance learning training, including the award-winning Public Health Live! webcast series and numerous interactive, self-paced online courses. These programs, as well as in-person trainings, webinars, and webcasts, provide free or affordable nursing contact hours, continuing medical education credits, Certified in Public Health renewal credits, continuing education contact hours in health education, lactation continuing education recognition points, and social work continuing education hours. Support for CPHCE is through state and federal funding.

Visit Public Health Training Courses Online to access over 40 self-paced, online trainings. Many offer CE credits!


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

Blended Learning – This includes classroom based-training with a distance (online via the internet) learning component, such as 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 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.).

Please contact us if your organization could use any of these services. E-mail [email protected]u or call us at 518-402-0330.


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