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Public Health 101 (No CE)

Started Feb 17, 2021


Full course description

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

This self-study course consists of seven short modules that will introduce participants to the history, mission, achievements, structure, challenges and opportunities for Public Health in the United States and Region V. This course is designed as self-paced, interactive, independent learning, including a variety of activities and opportunities to apply the learning to participants’ own work.


Entry-level public health professionals across disciplines including but not limited to health educators, nurses, administrators, environmental health workers, community health workers, etc. This training is also suitable for public health graduate students. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Recognize the ten essential services of Public Health.
  2. List three accomplishments of Public Health in the 20th century.
  3. List five examples of organizations that make up the Public Health system.
  4. Identify five factors that influence health.
  5. Describe the role of government in the delivery of Public Health services.
  6. List three emerging issues for Public Health.


Joanne Pearsol, MA, MCHES, Associate Director, Center for Public Health Practice, College of Public Health at Ohio State University


This training was originally developed by The Center for Public Health Practice at the Ohio State University. An update of the course was 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 HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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