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Developing a Business Plan Canvas for Public Health (No CE)



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PLEASE NOTE: No CE or certificate are available for this free course. 

This course gives “basics” of business planning for public health, then introduces participants to a single-page “canvas” tool which can quickly outline a basic business plan.


Mid and upper-level managers in governmental public health and their partners

Learning Objectives

  • Identify when a business plan is appropriate in public health practice
  • Use a planning tool to get started on innovative, revenue-generating ideas with partners
  • Quickly outline a business concept
  • Assess feasibility of a project


Steve Orton, PhD, Deputy Director of Executive Education at the North Carolina Institute for Public Health in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


The Region V Public Health Training Center is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31684 Public Health Training Centers ($924,899). 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 Region V PHTC, HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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