County Health Rankings & Roadmaps hosted a webinar entitled "Creating Communities That Thrive: The Intersection of Public Health and Community Development." A recording of the webinar and relevant documents are on their website. "Participants will leave the webinar with a greater understanding of how to partner with community development organizations as well as how to engage residents in neighborhood revitalization that builds health equity. You will hear practical strategies from Avenue Community Development Corporation (CDC), a NeighborWorks network organization, to help you get started or take your work to the next level."
All In: Data for Community Health learning network and the Illinois Public Health 3.0 WorkForce Developmental Forum jointly hosted a webinar called "Effectively Stewarding Multi-Sector Partners for Health System Transformation." This webinar offered insights from ReThink Health’s research and fieldwork about the conditions under which health system transformation can occur and shared practical resources that health leaders can use to advance their efforts.
Region IV Public Health Training Center presented a webinar on "Becoming the Health Strategist - Putting your Skills into Action." From their website: "The landscape of Public Health is shifting dramatically as demands grow for impact and approaches that address the social determinants of health. It is in this context that Public Health 3.0, the Health Impact Pyramid, and the Collective Impact Model have emerged. From these has come the need for public health and its leaders to learn to think and act as a Chief Health Strategist." You must register to watch the recording of the webinar, but it's presented for free.
The Commonwealth Fund has released its 2018 Scorecard on State Health System Performance. The organization uses recently available data to assess every state and Washington, DC on more than 40 measures of health care access, quality, efficiency, health outcomes and disparities. Colorado ranked "better-than-average" for its region (West).
County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHRR) is a valuable tool for not just analyzing your county's health data but also learning about how those data can be used to study topics such as health equity in your community. CHRR has a wealth of webinars available to public health advocates with topics around equity, poverty, and getting the most out of your ranking information.
Independent Learning Modules are a great tool for busy professionals to familiarize themselves with various topics at their own pace. Through the Colorado School of Public Health's (CSPH) Center for Public Health Practice's Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center (RMPHTC), interested learners can view lessons about topics such as tobacco, marijuana, and oil & gas drilling, as well as other public health concerns. These free modules are an invaluable resource for underserved areas, especially those in rural counties. To see the list of independent learning modules available through RMPHTC, or to peruse their full list of online trainings and toolkits, visit their website.
NACCHO has a podcast! Listen to in-depth interviews with public health officials discussing hot topics in their field. Find the series on iTunes here.
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASHTO) has a podcast about public health that discusses topics ranging from the opioid epidemic to being a successful public health leader.
ChangeLab Solutions, an organization that creates innovative laws and policies to ensure everyday health for all people, has created a six-part webinar series called Building Healthy, Equitable Communities. The series examines how law and policy coupled with community power can catalyze new opportunities for everyone to achieve their full health potential. One webinar will be held per month (visit their website to register), and past "episodes" are posted on their website for free viewing. The series concludes in October 2018.