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Reg2PHTC-L2L202303 Log-in2Learn - The Science of Trust: Implications for Public Health Research

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Course Description

In this month's Log-in2Learn, Renata Schiavo presents on the importance of trust in public health research and practice. She begins by defining “trust” and explaining the importance of gaining trust among communities. Schiavo goes on to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted trust and presents commonly used models of trust. “The science of trust” is then explained by the interconnected nature of biological, social, political and environmental factors, and a new model of trust is presented. Schiavo ends by suggesting implications for practice and next steps.


Course Objectives:

After the webinar, participants will be able to

  1. List key determinants of trust and trustworthiness at the community, population, and patient levels
  2. Discuss the impact of trust and mistrust on behavioral and social outcomes as related to a variety of health topics
  3. Describe implications of "the science of trust" for public health research and practice

Presenter: Renata Schiavo, PhD, MA, CCL- Senior Lecturer, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Credit type and Amount

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If you are seeking CHES credit for this webinar, you must email phtc@columbia.edu after you have completed the post assessment. Please include your full name, CHES ID number, and course title in the email.


National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) - National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC)

Certified Education… CEPH

2021 COL Core Competencies:

Competency Domain

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Domain 1: Analytic / Assessment skills

1.1. Describes factors that affect the health of a community

1.2. Accesses existing quantitative and qualitative data

1.3. Collects quantitative and qualitative data

1.4. Analyzes quantitative and qualitative data

1.5. Manages quantitative and qualitative data

1.6. Uses quantitative and qualitative data

1.7. Applies public health informatics in using data, information, and knowledge

1.8. Assesses community health status


Domain 2: Policy Development and Program Planning Skills

2.1. Develops policies, programs, and services

2.2. Implements policies, programs, and services

2.3. Evaluates policies, programs, services, and organizational performance

2.4. Improves policies, programs, services, and organizational performance

2.5. Influences policies, programs, and services external to the organization

2.6. Engages in organizational strategic planning

2.7. Engages in community health improvement planning


Domain 3: Communication Skills

3.1. Determines communication strategies

3.2. Communicates with internal and external audiences

3.3. Responds to information, misinformation, and disinformation

3.4. Facilitates communication among individuals, groups, and organizations

 3.3, 3.4

Domain 4: Health Equity Skills

4.1. Applies principles of ethics, diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice

4.2. Engages in continuous self-reflection about one’s biases

4.3. Recognizes the diversity of individuals and populations

4.4. Reduces systemic and structural barriers that perpetuate health inequities

4.5. Implements organizational policies, programs, and services to achieve health equity and social and environmental justice

4.6. Contributes to achieving and sustaining a diverse, inclusive, and competent public health workforce

4.7. Advocates for health equity and social and environmental justice

 4.1, 4.4

Domain 5: Community Partnership Skills

5.1. Describes conditions, systems, and policies affecting community health and resilience

5.2. Establishes relationships to improve community health and resilience

5.3. Maintains relationships that improve community health and resilience

5.4. Collaborates with community members and organizations

5.5. Shares power and ownership with community members and others


Domain 6: Public Health Sciences Skills

6.1. Describes systems, policies, and events impacting public health

6.2. Applies public health sciences in delivering the 10 Essential Public Health Services

6.3. Uses evidence in developing, implementing, evaluating, and improving policies, programs, and services

6.4. Contributes to the evidence base for improving health


Domain 7: Management and Finance Skills

7.1. Describes factors that affect the health of an organization

7.2. Secures human resources

7.3. Manages human resources

7.4. Engages in professional development

7.5. Secures financial resources

7.6. Manages financial resources

7.7. Implements organizational policies, programs, and services to achieve diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice

7.8. Manages programs and services

7.9. Engages in contingency planning

7.10. Applies critical thinking in decision making


Domain 8: Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills

8.1. Creates opportunities to achieve cross-sector alignment

8.2. Implements a vision for a healthy community

8.3. Addresses facilitators and barriers impacting delivery of the 10 Essential Public Health Services

8.4. Creates opportunities for creativity and innovation

8.5. Responds to emerging needs

8.6. Manages organizational change

8.7. Engages politicians, policymakers, and the public to support public health infrastructure

8.8. Advocates for public health

 8.3, 8.5

Average Completion Time

1 hours



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