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New two-part introductory series to the Collective Impact framework.

Reg2PHTC-CI1, Collective Impact Part 1: Common Agenda and Shared Measures


Reg2PHTC-CI2, Collective Impact Part 2: Mutually Reinforcing Activities, Continuous Communication, and Backbone Support


Two New Data to Action Modules in a series

Click here to enroll in Module One of the Region 2 Public Health Training Center's Data to Action series (Reg2PHTC-Data2Action1).


Click here to enroll in Module 2, Reg2PHTC-Data2Action2

More modules to come!




Performance Improvement TRAINING- PMG-140

The NYS Department of Health's Office of Performance Improvement Presents PMG-140, Meeting Management - A Framework for Planning and Leading Productive Meetings. Click Here to Enroll.

The purpose of this tutorial is to introduce the Six Step Meeting Agenda, a simple and effective way to help you plan and lead more productive meetings. Also, to learn about 4 meeting tools that help make meetings, and what happens between meetings, more efficient. The ultimate goal of this brief tutorial is that you will leave it wanting to test the Agenda Framework and tools at your very next meeting.  We want to restore your faith in the value of meetings. 

At the end of this tutorial you will be able to:
  • Understand the components of the Six Step Meeting Agenda
  • Learn about 4 meeting tools to support meetings
  • Be able to test the Six Step Meeting Agenda framework




NYSDOH Course on Confidentiality Available

Search Course Catalog or click for: NYSDOH-CONF100

Click on course name in results and then click to enroll.

This training will help you understand how to ensure confidentiality and privacy in the course of your daily work at the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). Intended to build on the mandated course Privacy and Security of Health Information in New York State, this course discusses NYS' policies and procedures, including those in the NYSDOH Administrative Policy and Procedure Manual (APPM), as well as other policy and practices, both written and unwritten, that help ensure you maintain confidentiality and privacy relevant to your work at NYSDOH.


The training should take no more than 30-45 minutes.

Upon completion, you will be able to:

· Describe the types of confidential data and information at NYSDOH.   

· Describe ways that confidentiality could be breached.

· Apply public health confidentiality concepts and principles to case scenarios.   

· List confidentiality best practices in and outside of the workplace.


This courses was created with support from:

• HRSA Region 2 Public Health Training Center  at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health (SPH)

• UAlbany SPH –Center for Public Health Continuing Education

• New York State Department of Health

•  Some course content was used with permission of NYS Governor’s  Office of Employee Relations from the “Privacy and Security of Health Information in New York State" course.




Region2-PHTC Climate Health 3-part Web Series

The HRSA Region 2 Public Health Training Center, the Great Lakes Public Health Training Collaborative and the New York State Department of Health hosted a 3-part webinar series on Climate and Health and a new online course!

Online Course (suggested pre-requisite for webinar series): "Climate Change and Public Health 101 - Northeast Edition" - Search Course Catalog for: BRACE-Climate101 or click  BRACE-Climate101

The first webinar program was recorded Wednesday March 30, 2016 and featured Dr. Asante Shipp Hilts, MPH from the New York State Department of Health - Office of Public Health Practice.

NYS Department of Health: Climate & Health Profile

Search Course Catalog for: Reg2PHTC-Climate1 or click Reg2PHTC-Climate1

Climate and Health Research: How have extreme weather and natural disaster affected human health in New York State? -and- Integrating Climate and Public Health Data into the Hazard Vulnerability Analysis Process   

Search Course Catalog for: Reg2PHTC-Climate2 or click  Reg2PHTC-Climate2

Ahmedabad Heat Action Plan: Improving city resilience against extreme heat-waves

Search Course Catalog for: Reg2PHTC-Climate3 or click  Reg2PHTC-Climate3





Orientation to Public Health Online Course

"Orientation to Public Health" from PHTC-Online

...is a web-based course that provides learners with a basic understanding of public health's mission and functions. Designed to orient newly hired support and technical staff to the field, the course consists of two parts:
  • Part One introduces the mission and six obligations of public health.
  • Part Two explains the ten essential services.

The course uses the metaphor of a new worker orientation (computer-based) to present information. By reading e-mails, completing assigned tasks, and participating in simulated desktop conferences, the learner discovers that public health is very much a part of everyday life, and learns how many different agencies work to carry out its mission.

Newly registered learners login to find a virtual “desktop” they will use to navigate through the course. Sections called “Inbox,” “Documents,” “Tasks,” and “Conferencing” provide access to content. Course components are generated dynamically in response to the learner’s progress.

As each new area is explored and tasks completed, more material is added. Once learners have entered the course, a “task list” appears on their desktop. This serves as a progress indicator, helping those who logout and later return to remember where they have been, and reminding them of work they still need to complete. Learners have 30 days within which to complete the course. After their access expires, learners must re-register and begin again.

As learners work through their assigned tasks, feedback alerts them to how well they have understood the material presented. Upon finishing the course, they may print out a certificate of completion.

"Orientation to Public Health" is unique in its approach to web-based content delivery. Please let us know what you think by filling out the evaluation form at the end of the course. We look forward to your comments and suggestions for enhancements.

Click here to enroll today!





Leadership Self-Assessment Tools



The leadership self-assessment tools were created to support the development of leadership skills in New York State’s public health workforce. Your Leadership Self-assessment will help identify your strengths and where you can benefit from training. A completed self-assessment will result in recommendations of online, distance learning opportunities.


You or your staff members do not need to limit your self-assessments to current leadership roles. As part of considering career growth options, you may wish to complete a self-assessment for a higher level leadership role.


Intended Audience


Three leadership self-assessments target entry, mid and senior level leaders from state and local public health agencies.


·          Entry Level: an individual providing leadership/supervision to a small group of workers or an individual coordinating a small group working on a specific program component.

·          Mid Level: an individual managing/leading a program unit or large program component or an individual coordinating a major advisory process for a program.

·          Senior Level: an individual leading a major subsection of a health agency or coordinating groups contributing to a statewide initiative.


  1. Click here to view the "My Assessments"  page.  
  2. Click on the plus sign (+) to expand “Public Health Leadership” and select your leadership level.
  3. Click the “continue” button to begin the assessment.
  • Note: If you have previously completed an assessment you will need to click on "Take New Assessment", and then continue with step 2 above.
  • Even though you may "wear many hats" in your job, it is easier to select and assess for one role at a time. 
  • You will still be able to access previous assessment history and course recommendations.
  • If you have any questions you can contact edlearn@health.state.ny.us for asssitance.  Please provide your name, the reason you are contacting us and a phone number where you can be reached.




NYNJ Public Health Training Center Courses

NYNJ-042 Communicate to Make a Difference (Part 1): Exploring Cross-Cultural Communication
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NYNJ-068a Practicing Cross-Cultural Communication: Hepatitis A Outbreak (Module A)
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NYNJ-068b Practicing Cross-Cultural Communication: The Bamboo Dragon (Module B)
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NYNJ-068c Practicing Cross-Cultural Communication: Community Health Workers (Module C)
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NYNJ-068d Practicing Cross-Cultural Communication: Flood (Module D)
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NYNJ-069 Move it: A Case Study in Policy Change and Health Promotion Program Planning
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NYNJ-089a Health Literacy and Public Health (Module 1 of 2)
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NYNJ-089b Strategies for Addressing Low Health Literacy (Health Literacy & PH, Module 2 of 2)
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NYNJ-118 Mastering the Roles of Supervision
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NYNJ-182a Messenger Chronicles: Introduction to effective communication strategies for difficult conversations
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NYNJ-182b The Messenger Chronicles: Flex Time Fiasco
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NYNJ-182c The Messenger Chronicles: Be Prepared!
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NYNJ-182d The Messenger Chronicles: Managing Stress and Time
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NYNJ-200 Pharmaceuticals In Our Waters: A Public Health Perspective
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NYNJ-201 Orientation to Public Health
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NYNJ-PHC Understanding Preconception Health: A Course for Community Health Workers
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Emergency Preparedness Courses from UAlbany CPHP-PERLC

UACPHP-200: Microbiology: An Introduction
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UACPHP-201: Mass Dispensing: A Primer for Community Leaders
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UACPHP-202: Emergency Preparedness Training for Hospital Clinician
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UACPHP-203: County Animal Response Team
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UACPHP-204: Your Family Disaster Plan
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UACPHP-205: Zoonosis, Preparedness, and Public Health
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UACPHP-206: Field Epidemiology
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UACPHP-207: Detecting Bioterror
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UACPHP-208: Working in a Point of Dispensing (POD)
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UACPHP-209: Terrorism, Preparedness and Public Health:  An Introduction
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UACPHP-210: Preparedness and Community Response to Pandemics
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Updated: UACPHP-211: Personal Preparedness
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UACPHP-212: HazMat Transportation Incidents: Using the Emergency Reponse Guidebook
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UACPHP-213: Nuclear Terror: Pathways and Prevention
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UACPHP-214: Risk Communication
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UACPHP-215: Basic Emergency Preparedness for Staff of Community Health Facilities
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UACPHP-216: Ethics and Public Health in an Age of Terrorism
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UACPHP-217: Long-term Care Facilities: Emergency Preparedness Plans
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UACPHP-218: Emergency Animal Sheltering
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UACPHP-219: Special Medical Needs Sheltering
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UACPHP-220: Preparedness & Community Response to H1N1
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UACPHP-221: Personal Safety and Health for Emergency Responders

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UACPHP-222: Emergency Management and Preparedness Planning for Community Health Center Leaders

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Performance Management Series

Performance Management (PM) Series*

As part of the National Public Health Improvement Initiative funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the New York State Department of Health Office of Public Health Practice, Performance Management Group has collaborated with the Empire State Public Health Training Center (ESPHTC) to develop the Performance Management Series.


The Series includes some longer (~20 minute) tutorials designed to provide a comprehensive look at performance management and quality improvement frameworks, as well as shorter quick-learns (<20 minute) to provide users with a more hands-on learning experience related to specific PM and/or Quality Improvement (QI) topics and tools. These quick-learns can be utilized as stand-alone QI training tools or to complement instructor led training modules as part of a blended learning approach.


The tutorials and quick-learns are free, self-paced and open to the public. Currently, continuing education credits are not being offered for the series. Check back regularly as the content of this Performance Management Series is ever expanding.

It is recommended that the tutorials and quick-learns be completed in the following order:

    1. PMG-100 Introduction to Performance Management
    2. PMG-101 The Basics of Quality Improvement for Public Health Practitioners
    3. PMG-110 Performance Measurement
    4. PMG-120 Quality Improvement (QI) Team Development
    5. PMG-130 Targeting Improvement with AIM Statements
    6. PMG-140 Meeting Management: A Framework for Planning and Leading Productive Meetings


Who should register?

The Performance Management Series was created primarily for public health employees in local health departments and the NYS Department of Health, however they may be beneficial to any practitioners in public health and healthcare related fields. The quick learns and tutorials within the Performance Management Series are free and open to the public.

Enroll Today!

Simply click on the course links above or go to the Course Catalog and "Browse by category: Performance Management/Quality Improvement" or search for the keyword: PMG. 

Have Questions?

·         About the NYSDOH LMS (www.NYLearnsPH.com): Email Abbey Greenbaum aeg04@health.ny.gov with questions about the LMS System or call 518-473-4223. 

·         About Empire State Public Health Training Center: E mail ConEd@albany.edu or call 518-402-0330.


*This training series is a collaborative effort by the NYSDOH supported by funds made available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support, under CDC-RFA-CD10-101101PPHF12 the National Public Health Improvement Initiative (NPHII), and the Empire State Public Health Training Center supported by funds made available through Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant number UB6HP20152.   




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