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Ethics in Public Health (On Demand-CE)

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PLEASE NOTE: You must pay a $3 fee to enroll in this CE version of the course. 

If you are NOT seeking CE or a certificate of completion, please enroll in the free version:

Public health work often involves dealing with complicated ethical questions. Approaching ethical issues requires intentional strategies and a dedication to upholding ethical practice. This recorded webinar discusses approaches to identifying and addressing ethical issues in public health practice, and the role of an ethics committee in this process.

This training was originally held on June 20, 2022.


Public health professionals, particularly those in governmental public health (e.g., frontline response staff and nurses)

Learning Outcome

At the conclusion of the educational activity, participants will self-report knowledge gain of ethics-related principles in public health practice using a 4-point Likert scale.

Learning Objectives

  • Define ethics in a public health setting
  • Distinguish between ethical questions, legal questions, and personal questions
  • Analyze proposed solutions for their ethical merits
  • Apply strategies for resolving ethical dilemmas


Janine O’Donnell, MPH, Public Health Program Supervisor, Kent County Health Department

Jeffrey Byrnes, PhD, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Grand Valley State University

Continuing Education Credit

  • 1.0 CHES Category I CECH (Areas of Responsibility: 8.1.1)*
  • 1.0 Nursing Contact Hours (This course was reviewed for CNE on 9/28/22. CNE expires 6/30/25)
  • Certificate of Completion

*We report credits to NCHEC on a quarterly basis: January, April, July, and October.

The Region V Public Health Training Center is a designated provider (ID# 99038) of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

Region V Public Health Training Center is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


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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