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Public Health Pronto: Module 1.2

Public Health Pronto: Module 1.2

Analytical / Assessment Skills

Module 1.2: 5 Learning Opportunities

This module builds on what we learned about this competency by introducing you to 5 learning opportunities from the MCH Navigator catalog.

Click below to: Learn more with our 5 learning opportunities, Comment on this module's trainings, and Interact with other MCH professionals who are also taking the Public Health Pronto program.


These 5 learning opportunities represent some of the most relevant and/or recent online trainings in the field and have been chosen based on their ease of access, focus, brevity, and their integration with principles necessary to advance the transformation of the MCH Block Grant. Trainings have been identified by MCH Navigator staff and further vetted by a group of MCH experts in the states and in academic settings.

Take one or all of the trainings to sharpen your knowledge and skills, either individually or with your colleagues as a team-building exercise.

  1. The Importance of Data to Public Health and Health Care CollaborationsYear Developed: 2015. Source: The Practical Playbook; de Beaumont Foundation. Presenter(s): Brian C. Castrucci. Type: Video. Level: Introductory. Length: 5 minutes.
  2. Basic Concepts in Data Analysis for Community Health Assessment. Year Developed: n.a. Source: Northwest Center for Public Health Practice. Presenter(s): n.a. Type: Online Course. Level: Introductory. Length: 60 minutes.
  3. What is Epidemiology in Public Health? Year Developed: n.a. Source: Northwest Center for Public Health Practice. Presenter(s): Victoria Holt, PhD, MPH, RN. Type: Narrated Slide Presentation. Level: Introductory. Length: 45 minutes.
  4. Statistical and Epidemiological Framework for Public Health Analyses. Year Developed: 2015. Source: MCHB, CDC, CityMatCH. Presenter(s): Deb Rosenberg, PhD. Type: Narrated Slide Presentation. Level: Intermediate - Advanced. Length: 77 slides. Audio
  5. Collecting the Data: First Steps in Achieving Health Equity. Year Developed: 2013. Source: School of Public Health, University at Albany, State University of New York. Presenter(s): Nirav R. Shah, MD, MPH; Marcia J. Wilson, PhD, MBA; David Zingmond, MD, PhD; Steven M. Safyer, MD; Dennis Whalen. Type: Video. Level: Advanced. Length: 90 minutes.

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You can share your learning experiences with others who have taken the same trainings by entering your comments here. Tell us how you will use what you have learned, ask questions about the trainings, or suggest additional trainings that can be used by others to support learning in this competency.

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Tell us how you will use what you have learned:
  • I really enjoyed the "conversation" component of the module. It provided really good resources for data.
  • I wish I had more time to spend on the module!
  • I really enjoyed the information comparing what we know about individual care vs. community care.
  • It is interesting to think about how environmental/community data could be collected without risking confidentiality and client empowerment.
  • I love the examples used in the first video--they really help clarify some of the problems with our current data.
  • I plan to look into my county's specific information to see what areas need more attention.
  • It's refreshing to see a system that is starting to integrate health care services across mediums, and to objectively see what type of information is being collected, what services are out there etc.
  • I didn't think I was going to find anything short and relevant enough to be useful for such a big topic this week, but your list of learning opportunities had a great selection for me to choose from. I normally don't have a lot of time to focus on learning, so this is a nice way of getting a little bit of professional development in between responding to emails!
  • Thanks for including data as the first training. As we are required to use data more and more to justify programs and expenses, it's important to understand the uses (and limitations) of data. Very useful and timely.
  • I'm a big fan of the Northwest Center for Public Health Practice. Good to see their resources here.
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $180,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.