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The Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center is offering an opportunity for public health professionals from around the country to participate in a unique, online training series, which covers core concepts like: defining public health issues, conducting community assessments, prioritizing options, and evaluating program and policy impacts. Read more about the topics.

Participants will watch recorded lectures and complete homework assignments and then attend online live learning sessions. A facilitator will lead guided discussions and activities related to the online content with the cohort of participants.  A topic expert will also be on hand to answer questions and engage in the discussion. These sessions will provide an opportunity for participants to connect evidence-based decision making concepts to their daily work.

This online course uses a flipped classroom approach. This gives you the opportunity to work through course content on your own time prior to connecting with a small group of peers during a live learning session. All from the convenience of your home or office.


This course is free.  

Registration Instructions:

Please read all the information below to ensure you have a full understanding of the course. This is a 2-step registration process.

  • Step 1 - After you’ve read the course information and confirmed you’re available for all of the Live Learning Session dates, register on this page (green button, top-right). 
  • Step 2 - Download the Letter of Commitment ; complete and email to Ashley.Rankin@ucdenver.eduYou will only have a confirmed spot in the course after your Letter of Commitment has been received.


New this summer! Join us for an optional extra session with the experts from 12:00 – 12:30 (This is an optional additional 30 minutes to continue the conversation with the subject matter expert following the regularly scheduled hour session.)

Online Course shell opens - 5/3/17

Live Learning Sessions – participation in these live sessions is expected:

  • 1- Introduction - 5/17/17, 11:00am – 12:30pm Mountain (note this is the only session that is 1.5 hours)
  • 2- Community Assessment - 5/24/17, 11:00am –12:00pm Mountain
  • 3- Quantifying the Issue- 5/31/17, 11:00am –12:00pm Mountain
  • 4- Initial Statement – 6/7/17,11:00am –12:00pm Mountain
  • 5- Searching and Summarizing the Literature – 6/14/17, 11:00am –12:00pm Mountain
  • 6- Prioritization – 6/21/17, 11:00am –12:00pm Mountain
  • 7- Economic Evaluation – 6/28/17, 11:00am –12:00pm Mountain
  • 8- Action Plan – 7/5/17, 11:00am –12:00pm Mountain
  • 9- Evaluation – 7/12/17, 11:00am –12:00pm Mountain


In this course, you will:

  • Learn content through recorded lectures by SMEs and readings and complete activities (for example: discussions and practice exercises) in which you utilize the content that you watched or read.
  • Solidify your learning through scheduled, facilitated discussions with subject matter experts and your peers, held via bidirectional video. Ask questions; share your knowledge and experience; and learn from others.
  • Continue to enjoy access to the online content and resources indefinitely after the end of the course.
  • Be invited to join the EBPH LinkedIn group.

What to expect as a participant:

  • This course will require the following time commitment: 9 one-hour Live Learning Sessions and approximately one hour of preparation work prior to each session, for a total of 18 hours. Preparation will include watching recorded presentations and completing a few exercises prior to the live sessions.
  • You will be sent an invitation to the Learning Management System (Canvas) approximately 2 weeks before the first Live Learning Session. You will need to sign in, do some activities and make sure that you know how to connect to the Live Learning Session (Don’t worry about the technology! We have staff to help you. You’ll receive all the information you need once you log in.)
  • You will need to join the Live Learning Sessions (check your calendar to make sure you’re available) via video (an external webcam or a built-in camera in your laptop, tablet, or smart phone).  Our staff can help you get set up if this is new for you.