Welcome to the New Public Health Educator Continuing Education Program.
Background: Changes to the State Sanitary Code require all newly hired public health educators at local health departments (LHDs) in New York State changes to complete a minimum of 15 hours of applicable continuing education within their first year of employment.
NOTE: THIS REQUIRMENT IS SUSPENDED DURING COVID-19 Response. Questions: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-473-4223 and select Tom Reizes or Abbey Greenbaum from the phone tree.
The Public Health Educator Continuing Education Program (formerly: PHEd Core Curriculum) was developed to assist in meeting this requirement. We have revised the 2010 and 2012 versions of the curriculum to include new strategic skills training, including change management, persuasive communication, systems thinking and collective impact courses.
This program is intended to support new and existing public health educators in their role at local health departments (LHD) in NYS. If you are having difficulty meeting this requirement within the first year of employment at an NYS-based LHD please contact LMS Adminstration at 518-473-4223 and request the extension for Abbey Greenbaum or Tom Reizes for assistance.