Community Partnerships and Perspectives (Basic Level)

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Date Developed: Unknown. Source: South Central Public Health Partnership. Presenter(s): Linda Usdin, PhD. Type: Online Course Video. Level: Introductory. Length: 30 minutes.


This module introduces and provides an introduction to the “Community Partnerships and Perspectives” series, focusing on concepts and skills necessary for working with communities to improve public health. Participants learn about the differing perspectives of the definition of “community,” and methods available to analyze community dynamics. Course exercises and a workbook are available.

Learning Objectives

• Discuss current factors and trends influencing health and public health practice.

• Define community from the perspective of insiders and outsiders.

• Understand ways of analyzing community dynamics.

• Discuss innovating means of approaching public health practitioners.

Special Instructions

Registration to the South Central Public Health Partnership is required. For new users it will take one weekday to receive an access email. If you are registered in TRAIN, login using that username and password. Click on "Course Offerings" and search for "Community Partnerships and Perspectives-Basic Level". [Note: videos may not be compatible with Macs]

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.