Orientation to the Essentials of Public Health - Introductory Level

Course Description:

Orientation to the Essentials of Public Health, Introductory Level provides a brief history of public health in the US. It also discusses the guiding principles for those who practice public health. From the initial three core functions of public health first defined by the Institute of Medicine in 1988 through the current 10 essential services of public health set by the US Department of Health and Human Services. The expanded role of public health in the times of disasters is also explored. Examples of current public health initiatives in the Southeast as well as testimonials by current public health employees demonstrate the importance of public health in today's society.

Target Audience

Academic Faculty/Staff, Federal Government Employees, State Government Employees, Local Government Employees, Non-Government Employees and Students

Learning Objectives

  •     Describe the history of public health in the United States
  •     List principle concerns of public health in the 20th century
  •     Name and describe the 10 core functions of public health
  •     Explain the role of public health in today's society
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Participation/CE
    Tulane Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) awards 1.00 hour(s) of credit for completing Orientation to the Essentials of Public Health - Introductory Level
Course opens: 
10/20/2021
Course expires: 
01/01/2040
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
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Instructors:

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Available Credit

  • 1.00 Participation/CE
    Tulane Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) awards 1.00 hour(s) of credit for completing Orientation to the Essentials of Public Health - Introductory Level

Price

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