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New Data to Action Modules in a series

Click here to enroll in Module One of the Region 2 Public Health Training Center's Data to Action series.

More modules to come!


Human Trafficking Awareness: Identifying Victims and the New York State Referral Process

Recorded live Tuesday, June 27th in the Axelrod Theater, Albany

Enroll in the LMS course: NYSDOH-HumanTraffick

Human trafficking takes many forms and impacts people across communities.  In response, New York State has developed an Inter-Agency Task Force on Human Trafficking which has developed guidelines to increase awareness and assist in the identification, confirmation and referral of human trafficking victims.  Specific learning objectives include:

  • Participants will have a greater understanding of human trafficking, existing state and federal laws and regulations, and its impact;
  • Training will assist participants in identifying potential victims of human trafficking; and
  • Participants will understand the New York State Referral Process and be able to complete the referral process.

    To enroll in the course in the LMS Click Here


Performance Improvement TRAINING- PMG-140

The NYS Department of Health's Office of Performance Improvement Presents PMG-140, Meeting Management - A Framework for Planning and Leading Productive Meetings. Click Here to Enroll.

The purpose of this tutorial is to introduce the Six Step Meeting Agenda, a simple and effective way to help you plan and lead more productive meetings. Also, to learn about 4 meeting tools that help make meetings, and what happens between meetings, more efficient. The ultimate goal of this brief tutorial is that you will leave it wanting to test the Agenda Framework and tools at your very next meeting.  We want to restore your faith in the value of meetings. 

At the end of this tutorial you will be able to:
  • Understand the components of the Six Step Meeting Agenda
  • Learn about 4 meeting tools to support meetings
  • Be able to test the Six Step Meeting Agenda framework


NYSDOH Course on Confidentiality Available

Search Course Catalog or click for: NYSDOH-CONF100

Click on course name in results and then click to enroll.

This training will help you understand how to ensure confidentiality and privacy in the course of your daily work at the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). Intended to build on the mandated course Privacy and Security of Health Information in New York State, this course discusses NYS' policies and procedures, including those in the NYSDOH Administrative Policy and Procedure Manual (APPM), as well as other policy and practices, both written and unwritten, that help ensure you maintain confidentiality and privacy relevant to your work at NYSDOH.


The training should take no more than 30-45 minutes.

Upon completion, you will be able to:

· Describe the types of confidential data and information at NYSDOH.   

· Describe ways that confidentiality could be breached.

· Apply public health confidentiality concepts and principles to case scenarios.   

· List confidentiality best practices in and outside of the workplace.


This courses was created with support from:

• HRSA Region 2 Public Health Training Center  at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health (SPH)

• UAlbany SPH –Center for Public Health Continuing Education

• New York State Department of Health

•  Some course content was used with permission of NYS Governor’s  Office of Employee Relations from the “Privacy and Security of Health Information in New York State" course.


Region2-PHTC Climate Health 3-part Web Series

The HRSA Region 2 Public Health Training Center, the Great Lakes Public Health Training Collaborative and the New York State Department of Health hosted a 3-part webinar series on Climate and Health and a new online course!

Online Course (suggested pre-requisite for webinar series): "Climate Change and Public Health 101 - Northeast Edition" - Search Course Catalog for: BRACE-Climate101 or click  BRACE-Climate101

The first webinar program was recorded Wednesday March 30, 2016 and featured Dr. Asante Shipp Hilts, MPH from the New York State Department of Health - Office of Public Health Practice.

NYS Department of Health: Climate & Health Profile

Search Course Catalog for: Reg2PHTC-Climate1 or click Reg2PHTC-Climate1

Climate and Health Research: How have extreme weather and natural disaster affected human health in New York State? -and- Integrating Climate and Public Health Data into the Hazard Vulnerability Analysis Process   

Search Course Catalog for: Reg2PHTC-Climate2 or click  Reg2PHTC-Climate2

Ahmedabad Heat Action Plan: Improving city resilience against extreme heat-waves

Search Course Catalog for: Reg2PHTC-Climate3 or click  Reg2PHTC-Climate3


Orientation to Public Health Online Course

"Orientation to Public Health" from PHTC-Online

...is a web-based course that provides learners with a basic understanding of public health's mission and functions. Designed to orient newly hired support and technical staff to the field, the course consists of two parts:
  • Part One introduces the mission and six obligations of public health.
  • Part Two explains the ten essential services.

The course uses the metaphor of a new worker orientation (computer-based) to present information. By reading e-mails, completing assigned tasks, and participating in simulated desktop conferences, the learner discovers that public health is very much a part of everyday life, and learns how many different agencies work to carry out its mission.

Newly registered learners login to find a virtual “desktop” they will use to navigate through the course. Sections called “Inbox,” “Documents,” “Tasks,” and “Conferencing” provide access to content. Course components are generated dynamically in response to the learner’s progress.

As each new area is explored and tasks completed, more material is added. Once learners have entered the course, a “task list” appears on their desktop. This serves as a progress indicator, helping those who logout and later return to remember where they have been, and reminding them of work they still need to complete. Learners have 30 days within which to complete the course. After their access expires, learners must re-register and begin again.

As learners work through their assigned tasks, feedback alerts them to how well they have understood the material presented. Upon finishing the course, they may print out a certificate of completion.

"Orientation to Public Health" is unique in its approach to web-based content delivery. Please let us know what you think by filling out the evaluation form at the end of the course. We look forward to your comments and suggestions for enhancements.

Click here to enroll today!


The Public Health Educator Continuing Education Program (PHEd-CEP2012)

The NEW Public Health Educator Continuing Education Program 2012 (PHEd-CEP2012) is now available!

Background: Changes made to the State Sanitary Code in 2008 require public health educators, hired after 8/20/2008, to complete 15 hours of continuing education within their first year of employment.  The original Public Health Educator Core Curriculum 2010, and the NEW Public Health Educator Continuing Education Program 2012, were both developed to assist PH Educators in LHDs to meet this requirement. 

Intended Audience:


  • Public Health Educators hired after August 20, 2008
    • It must be completed within the individual’s first year of employment. 
  • ALL public health educators are encouraged to take the Core Curriculum.

The Core Curriculum covers key areas of public health education, including:


  • The role of public health education;
  • Assessment and evaluation;
  • Public speaking, media and relations;
  • Program planning in the real world;
  • Public health informatics; and
  • Working with a community.


Click here to view the Program catalog and select the "NEW Public Health Educator Continuing Education Program 2012 (PHEd-CEP2012)" from the list of available Programs.


ALL NEW Public Health Nursing 2 and Supervising Public Health Nurse Continuing Education Programs are now available!

Anyone still needing either program to meet continuing education requirements of the NYS Sanitary Code will be expected to enroll in the NEW 2012 versions of the programs.

Background:  Changes made to the State Sanitary Code in 2008 require staff hired (after August 20, 2008)  to Public Health Nurse 2 and Supervising Public Health Nurse titles (at NYS Local health Departments) to complete 15 hours of continuing education within their first year of employment.  The Public Health Nursing Continuing Education Programs were developed to assist in meeting this requirement.



Public Health Nurse 2



This program is made up of eight (8) CORE Courses and one (1) Elective Course (PHN2-CEPTRK) which can be met by completing one of the following courses:

·         NYNJ-068a Practicing Cross-Cultural Communication

·         NYNJ-182a The Messenger Chronicles: Introduction to effective communication strategies for difficult conversations


·         NYNJ-257 Program Development and Evaluation

For more information, enroll in the program and see the section details of PHN2-CEPTRK.



Supervising Public Health Nurse


The SPHN-CEP2012 consists of six (6) online courses, one (1) archived webinar, nine (9) short format videos, and one “Tracker” course.  Aside from the short format videos, ONLY one (1) course will be new.


RE: The short format videos.

These are passive learning and not calculated in the total contact hours required to meet the Sanitary Code Requirement,  the rest of the program totals 15 hours.    We want SPHNs to be aware of the short format videos which are recommended watching. They will be required for completion of the program however they will be set as “self-certify” to allow learners to approach them if beneficial to their work.


Intended Audience:


  • PHN 2 and SPHN hired after August 20, 2008
    • Complete the program within their first year of employment.   
  • ALL public health nurses are encouraged to take the programs.   


  • The Program must be completed within the individual’s first year of employment. 
  • ALL Public Health Nurse 2s (PHN2) and Supervising Public Health Nurses (SPHN) are encouraged to compelte the Continuing Education Programs (CEPs).
  • If a newly hired PHN2 or SPHN should have any difficulty completing the program within the first year of employment, they should contact LMS Administration at edlearn@health.ny.gov.

Click here to view the Program Catalog and then select the appropriate program from the available Programs list to enroll in courses.


Enrolling In The Program:

  1. Scroll down to the bottom of the program description page, you will find a Course Status Table displaying your status for each course in the program.  
  2. To enroll in the program you must click on the “Begin Program Enrollment” button below the course status table.
  3. On the resultant page you must scroll down beneath the course status table and enroll (choose section and continuing education credits, if applicable) for each program course that you are not yet enrolled in or have not yet completed.


If you have completed any of the constituent program courses outside of the LMS, it will not displayed as complete on the LMS.  To correct this, please contact the LMS administrator at edlearn@health.ny.gov and include electronic copies of any relevant completion certificates.


If you have any questions about the Continuing Education requirement, program/course enrollment or completion email edlearn@health.ny.gov or call 518-473-4223 and speak with Tom Reizes or Abbey Greenbaum.


Leadership Self-Assessment Tools

The leadership self-assessment tools were created to support the development of leadership skills in New York State’s public health workforce. Your Leadership Self-assessment will help identify your strengths and where you can benefit from training. A completed self-assessment will result in recommendations of online, distance learning opportunities.


You or your staff members do not need to limit your self-assessments to current leadership roles. As part of considering career growth options, you may wish to complete a self-assessment for a higher level leadership role.


Intended Audience


Three leadership self-assessments target entry, mid and senior level leaders from state and local public health agencies.


·          Entry Level: an individual providing leadership/supervision to a small group of workers or an individual coordinating a small group working on a specific program component.

·          Mid Level: an individual managing/leading a program unit or large program component or an individual coordinating a major advisory process for a program.

·          Senior Level: an individual leading a major subsection of a health agency or coordinating groups contributing to a statewide initiative.


  1. Click here to view the "My Assessments"  page.  
  2. Click on the plus sign (+) to expand “Public Health Leadership” and select your leadership level.
  3. Click the “continue” button to begin the assessment.
  • Note: If you have previously completed an assessment you will need to click on "Take New Assessment", and then continue with step 2 above.
  • Even though you may "wear many hats" in your job, it is easier to select and assess for one role at a time. 
  • You will still be able to access previous assessment history and course recommendations.
  • If you have any questions you can contact edlearn@health.state.ny.us for asssitance.  Please provide your name, the reason you are contacting us and a phone number where you can be reached.


NYNJ Public Health Training Center Courses

NYNJ-042 Communicate to Make a Difference (Part 1): Exploring Cross-Cultural Communication
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NYNJ-068a Practicing Cross-Cultural Communication: Hepatitis A Outbreak (Module A)
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NYNJ-068b Practicing Cross-Cultural Communication: The Bamboo Dragon (Module B)
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NYNJ-068c Practicing Cross-Cultural Communication: Community Health Workers (Module C)
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NYNJ-068d Practicing Cross-Cultural Communication: Flood (Module D)
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NYNJ-069 Move it: A Case Study in Policy Change and Health Promotion Program Planning
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NYNJ-089a Health Literacy and Public Health (Module 1 of 2)
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NYNJ-089b Strategies for Addressing Low Health Literacy (Health Literacy & PH, Module 2 of 2)
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NYNJ-118 Mastering the Roles of Supervision
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NYNJ-182a Messenger Chronicles: Introduction to effective communication strategies for difficult conversations
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NYNJ-182b The Messenger Chronicles: Flex Time Fiasco
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NYNJ-182c The Messenger Chronicles: Be Prepared!
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NYNJ-182d The Messenger Chronicles: Managing Stress and Time
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NYNJ-200 Pharmaceuticals In Our Waters: A Public Health Perspective
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NYNJ-201 Orientation to Public Health
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NYNJ-PHC Understanding Preconception Health: A Course for Community Health Workers
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Emergency Preparedness Courses from UAlbany CPHP-PERLC

UACPHP-200: Microbiology: An Introduction
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UACPHP-201: Mass Dispensing: A Primer for Community Leaders
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UACPHP-202: Emergency Preparedness Training for Hospital Clinician
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UACPHP-203: County Animal Response Team
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UACPHP-204: Your Family Disaster Plan
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UACPHP-205: Zoonosis, Preparedness, and Public Health
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UACPHP-206: Field Epidemiology
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UACPHP-207: Detecting Bioterror
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UACPHP-208: Working in a Point of Dispensing (POD)
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UACPHP-209: Terrorism, Preparedness and Public Health:  An Introduction
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UACPHP-210: Preparedness and Community Response to Pandemics
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Updated: UACPHP-211: Personal Preparedness
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UACPHP-212: HazMat Transportation Incidents: Using the Emergency Reponse Guidebook
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UACPHP-213: Nuclear Terror: Pathways and Prevention
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UACPHP-214: Risk Communication
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UACPHP-215: Basic Emergency Preparedness for Staff of Community Health Facilities
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UACPHP-216: Ethics and Public Health in an Age of Terrorism
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UACPHP-217: Long-term Care Facilities: Emergency Preparedness Plans
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UACPHP-218: Emergency Animal Sheltering
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UACPHP-219: Special Medical Needs Sheltering
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UACPHP-220: Preparedness & Community Response to H1N1
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UACPHP-221: Personal Safety and Health for Emergency Responders

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UACPHP-222: Emergency Management and Preparedness Planning for Community Health Center Leaders

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NEW - Performance Management Series

Performance Management (PM) Series*

As part of the National Public Health Improvement Initiative funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the New York State Department of Health Office of Public Health Practice, Performance Management Group has collaborated with the Empire State Public Health Training Center (ESPHTC) to develop the Performance Management Series.


The Series includes some longer (~20 minute) tutorials designed to provide a comprehensive look at performance management and quality improvement frameworks, as well as shorter quick-learns (<20 minute) to provide users with a more hands-on learning experience related to specific PM and/or Quality Improvement (QI) topics and tools. These quick-learns can be utilized as stand-alone QI training tools or to complement instructor led training modules as part of a blended learning approach.


The tutorials and quick-learns are free, self-paced and open to the public. Currently, continuing education credits are not being offered for the series. Check back regularly as the content of this Performance Management Series is ever expanding.

It is recommended that the tutorials and quick-learns be completed in the following order:

    1. PMG-100 Introduction to Performance Management
    2. PMG-101 The Basics of Quality Improvement for Public Health Practitioners
    3. PMG-110 Performance Measurement
    4. PMG-120 Quality Improvement (QI) Team Development
    5. PMG-130 Targeting Improvement with AIM Statements
    6. PMG-140 Meeting Management: A Framework for Planning and Leading Productive Meetings


Who should register?

The Performance Management Series was created primarily for public health employees in local health departments and the NYS Department of Health, however they may be beneficial to any practitioners in public health and healthcare related fields. The quick learns and tutorials within the Performance Management Series are free and open to the public.

Enroll Today!

Simply click on the course links above or go to the Course Catalog and "Browse by category: Performance Management/Quality Improvement" or search for the keyword: PMG. 

Have Questions?

·         About the NYSDOH LMS (www.NYLearnsPH.com): Email Abbey Greenbaum aeg04@health.ny.gov with questions about the LMS System or call 518-473-4223. 

·         About Empire State Public Health Training Center: E mail ConEd@albany.edu or call 518-402-0330.


*This training series is a collaborative effort by the NYSDOH supported by funds made available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support, under CDC-RFA-CD10-101101PPHF12 the National Public Health Improvement Initiative (NPHII), and the Empire State Public Health Training Center supported by funds made available through Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant number UB6HP20152.   


LowerNYS-PHTC Online Training on Research, Methods and Evaluation

The LowerNYS-Public Health Training Center (LowerNYS-PHTC) is a continuing education and training resource for public health workers statewide, with particular focus in the five boroughs of New York City and Suffolk and Nassau Counties (Long Island) and Westchester, Putnam, and Rockland Counties (Lower Tri). The Center strives to strengthen local public health departments to better serve their communities through a variety of training modalities including these FREE online courses and webinars.

Click on the hyperlinked course numbers to enroll.

LowerNYS-LOGIC Building Logic Models - In this training program, learners will build a logic model based on a scenario – ranging from simple to complex.

LowerNYS-QUALITATIVE Introduction to Qualitative Research - learners follow along with two staff members from the Huntsville Department of Health as they discuss key concepts in qualitative research and decide how to examine an underutilized program using qualitative methods.

LowerNYS-ATLAS.ti Introduction to Qualitative Analysis with ATLAS.ti -

This is a 3-part module. Parts I and II provide foundational information on qualitative research and how to design a rigorous qualitative study within the confines of limited time and resources. Part III must be completed in order to obtain a certificate of completion for this training.



LowerNYS-MIXMETHODS Introduction to Mixed Methods Research - is designed to provide the learner with an introduction to the benefits of mixed methods, different mixed methods research designs, and methods of analyzing and integrating mixed methods data.

LowerNYS-FOCUS1  Facilitating Focus Groups - is designed for individuals who have a background in designing or implementing quantitative research and who would like to expand their work to include conducting focus groups.

LowerNYS-FOCUS2  Moderating Focus Groups - This webinar taught specific skills, strategies, and techniques a moderator should use to plan for and conduct a focus group.

LowerNYS-AdvPE Advanced Program Evaluation - builds on the knowledge and skills obtained from the ProgramEvaluation training series.