For Public Health Professionals
Health Education Resources
The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) is a nonprofit, independent professional association that represents a diverse membership of nearly 4,000 health education professionals and students in the United States and 25 international countries.
Health IT Resources
The New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC, pronounced “nice”) is a non-profit organization, working in partnership with the New York State Department of Health to improve healthcare collaboratively leading, connecting, and integrating health information exchange (HIE) across the state.
On behalf of New York State, NYeC leads the advancement of the Statewide Health Information Network for New York (SHIN-NY), a network connecting healthcare professionals statewide, The SHIN-NY connects eight regional networks, or Qualified Entities (QEs), which allow participating healthcare professionals, with patient consent, to quickly access electronic health information and securely exchange data with any other participant in the state.
Aware Prepare Update. This monthly electronic newsletter is your guide to upcoming Public Health Emergency Prepredness satellite, videoconferencing and Webcast trainings.
The Community Tool Box is a free, online resource for those working to build healthier communities and bring about social change. It offers thousands of pages of tips and tools for taking action in communities. Want to learn about community assessment, planning, intervention, evaluation, advocacy, and other aspects of community practice? Then help yourself to over 300 educational modules and other free tools.
e-Distance Learning The e-Distance Learning Communique is your monthly guide to upcoming public health satellite broadcasts, video conferences, and Webcasts.
The Empire State Public Health Training Center is a partnership between two accredited schools of public health: the University at Albany School of Public Health (UA-SPH) and the University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions (UB-SPHHP). The University at Albany and the University at Buffalo are two of the four University Centers within the State University of New York (SUNY) system. UA-SPH is the lead school for Empire State PHTC through its Center for Public Health Continuing Education (CPHCE). Empire State PHTC also involves a number of practice partners representing the NYS public health workforce that include, but are not limited to state and local health departments (LHDs) and Area Health Education Centers (AHEC).
National Network of Public Health Institutes Created in 2001 as a forum for public health institutes, today NNPHI convenes its members and partners at the local, state, and national levels in efforts to address critical health issues. In serving our members, NNPHI provides: Technical assistance and training (including organizational development, quality improvement, performance management, health impact assessment, and evidence-based public health policy and practice); Research and program evaluation; Stakeholder convening, facilitation, and management; Organizational capacity building; Program development and incubation; Fiscal intermediary services.
The NYLearnsPH.com Learning Management System (or L-M-S) is a web-based tool designed to facilitate the registration and tracking of learners in competency-based courses for staff in state, local public health and allied health agencies throughout New York.
NYS Association of Counties County Government Institute (CGI). Through courses and training CGI prepares rising and experienced county leaders for the challenges counties face, and equips them to engage in informed, constructive, and civil dialogue. The Institute is a partnership between NYSAC and Cornell University/Community and Regional Development Institute.
Region 2 Public Health Training Center The Region 2 Public Health Training Center is a partnership of two Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accredited schools of public health, including the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Rutgers School of Public Health Office of Public Health Practice. The Center also partners with Impactivo (a consulting organization in Puerto Rico), the University of the Virgin Islands Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning Center, and the New York State Association of County Health Officials.
SPEED Rounds (Science, Program Evaluation, Epidemiology, Data) showcases the research and activities of DOH staff with hour-long presentations that are broadcast to DOH and LHD staff across the state.
The UAlbany School of Public Health Center for Public Health Continuing Education (CPHCE) provides exemplary education for the public health and health care workforce and is nationally recognized for distance learning training, including the award-winning Public Health Live! webcast series and numerous interactive, self-paced online courses. These programs, as well as in-person trainings, webinars, and webcasts, provide free or affordable nursing contact hours, continuing medical education credits, Certified in Public Health renewal credits, continuing education contact hours in health education, lactation continuing education recognition points, and social work continuing education hours. Support for CPHCE is through state and federal funding. This site also includes Public Health Nurse Ready (PHN Ready) and Nurse TIP.
Western Region PHTC - review of selected online courses for Public Health Professionals. The WRPHTC reviews and rates select online courses for public health professionals. Public health interns review TRAIN courses in an effort to avoid duplication of courses while addressing the training topics needed by health departments. The WRPHTC adapted the Quality Matters form from the University of Arizona’s Office of Instruction and Assessment to develop a guide that lists high-scoring, recommended courses.