The Region V Public Health Training Center has a variety of resources to share from past collaborations.


Indiana Affiliation of Recovery Residences (INARR)

Speaker: AhNonda Bates, MS, LCAC- Indiana Affiliation of Recovery Residences

This presentation focuses on defining and understanding recovery housing and it’s importance to the recovery community. Recovery Residences also play a role in Indiana’s efforts to end the Opioid Epidemic.

Budgeting Within Local Government

Speaker: Joe Gris, Vanderburgh County Health Department

This webinar focuses on budgeting practices within local government.


Collective Impact Podcast

Public Health Talks is a podcast on emerging public health topics. This one is a two-part series exploring Collective Impact, a form of structured community organizing that aims to amplify individual impact. 

Access Podcast


What Works for Health: Evidence for Decision-Making

What Works for Health provides communities with information to help select and implement evidence-informed policies, programs, and system changes that will improve the variety of factors that affect health. The research underlying this site is based on a model of population health that emphasizes the many factors that can make communities healthier places to live, learn, work, and play.

Click the image to be taken to the interactive model and website.

What Works for Health Diagram


Health Equity in All Policies

In 2016, as a result of the ongoing lead water crisis in Flint, the Genesee County Board of Health proposed a Health Equity in All Policies Resolution that was approved by the Genesee County Board of Commissioners. Health Equity in All Policies (HEiAP) is a systematic and comprehensive change in decision-making processes to ensure health and equity are considered before a decision is made. The Genesee County Health Department, with support from the National Association of County and City Health Officials, the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, Community Based Organization Partners, the City of Flint and the Michigan Civil Rights Commission hosted a Health Equity in All Policies workshop on Monday June 4th at the Holiday Inn Gateway Center in Flint, MI. The purpose of the workshop was to engage policy makers, local government officials, and community groups in a discussion about what HEiAP is and how it might be implemented in Genesee County.  

Health Equity in All Policies filmed at the June 2018 workshop in Flint, MI. Two sessions from the workshop were recorded and are available to view:

Genesee County Workshop

Genesee County Panel Discussion


“See for Yourself: What’s in Your Water?”

“See for Yourself: What’s in Your Water?” is a community education project developed in 2016-2017 to increase the Flint community’s ability to protect itself during the water crisis through knowledge and citizen science.

More than 1,000 Flint residents gained skills and knowledge through twenty community education events, covering topics including:

  • How water get from its source to your home,
  • How to test your water for lead and understand the test results
  • Proper filter use
  • Getting connected with people who can answer your questions about the water system and provide resources for your home

All training materials are free and publicly available below, in order to support continued community education. Please feel free to use this information and share it broadly!

Adult Training Materials


Spanish (Espanol)

  • Presentaciόn (PowerPoint) (PDF)
  • Su Plan de Acciόn de SMART (Word) (PDF)
Youth Training Materials

Healthy Food, Happy Kids Nutrition Training Materials

These training materials are offered for you to share with your own staff, partners, clients, etc. The purpose of the content is to provide information on lead-shielding nutrients and tips for incorporating them into the diets of children ages 2-6. It is intended for community health workers, child care providers, and others who work with young children. Please follow these steps to access the materials, and let us know feedback at!

Available materials include:

  • Presentation slides with speaker notes
  • Facilitation guide
  • Resource handouts
  • Evaluation templates

Download the Training Materials

Public Health Guide to Social Media 101

The Michigan Public Health Training Center (PHTC), a part of the Region V Great Lakes Public Health Training Center, is pleased to offer this introductory guide to using social media in public health. There are many established resources available to support your use of technology in advancing health messages – however, social media in particular is an ever-evolving technology. The Michigan PHTC was pleased to partner with the University of Michigan Taubman Health Sciences Library to offer an online training entitled Social Media Tools since 2011, but recognized a need for updated information in 2015. Trisha Zizumbo, BS, MSA, provided her expertise in building upon foundational resources with current information in the updated Public Health Guide to Social Media 101.

Download the Social Media Guide (PDF)

Insights & Innovations Webinar Series

Insights & Innovations is a monthly webinar series from the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, Center for Public Health Practice and features a variety of topics, such as:

HIV Criminalization

Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy

The Clean Power Plan

Safe, Strong & Supportive: Adverse Child Experiences (ACEs)

Colorado LARC Program

Harm Reduction

Syringe Services Programs in Indiana

Leading from the Cliff


Visit the Insights & Innovations Webinar Series web page for the full list of webinars, as well as accompanying Power Point presentations.

Curated Trainings

Before we develop our own training, we take an inventory of what’s already available from other organizations. In this way, we’re able to craft new training around areas of greatest need and interest as well as avoid duplicating material. This inventory is an ongoing resource that is available for you to access to broaden your knowledge of a variety of public health topics which include:

  • Tribal Health and Climate Change
  • Physical Activity and Health
  • Rural Health
  • HIV and HEP C
  • Maternal Child Health
  • Air Pollution, Housing, Asthma
  • Community Violence

Download the curated training inventory

Session Recordings

The following on-demand trainings were developed during events co-provided with our partners across Michigan.

Barred from Care: The Process of Disabling and Imprisoning Communities

April 2019

Presentation by Dustin P. Gibson during the Public Health Students of African Descent (PHSAD) 32nd Annual Minority Health Conference.




Why Your Emotional Health Matters

October 2017

Shannon Cohen Video

Presentation by Shannon Cohen at the Great Lakes Chapter of the Society for Public Health Education Annual Conference.




Strategies for Identifying Legionella Consultants

August 2017

Legionella Video

Panel presentation featuring Janet Stout, David Krause, and Ruth Berkelman.

Download a list of Legionella resources (PFD)




Water Inequalities: Giving Voice to Communities from Flint Crisis to Recovery

February 2017

Water Inequalities Video

Presentation featuring Dr. Pamela Pugh.




Unmasking Racism in Health

April 2017

Presentation from the Public Health Students of African Descent (PHSAD) Annual Health Equity Conference




Preparing Communities for a Changing Climate

October 2016

Climate Change Video

Presentation from the Premier Conference

Download a PDF of the slides




Ideas for Practice – Suggestions from Research

Faculty at the University of Michigan School of Public Health are engaged in a wide array of research activities and their findings suggest strategies for the public health practice community. Check out the short video clips from some of the faculty, below, along with other resources they recommend!

Noise Pollution

Rick Neitzel

In this video, Dr. Rick Neitzel, Assistant Professor of Environmental Health, describes the impact noise can have on health and offers suggestions for public health practice to take action.

Rick Neitzel Video

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Children, Physical Activity, & Classroom Spaces

Rebecca Hasson

Dr. Rebecca Hasson, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Public Health, shares the work of the Childhood Disparities Research Laboratory and their Active Class Space project.

Rebecca Hasson Video

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Community Health Workers in Rural India

Bhramar Mukherjee

In this clip, Dr. Bhramar Mukherjee, Professor of Biostatistics, describes her work with community health workers (CHWs) in rural India. This project is in the pilot phase and works to develop a maternal and child health assessment and monitoring tool.

Bhramar Mukherjee Video

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Social Conditions & Health

Belinda Needham

Dr. Belinda Needham, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, describes her work in exploring how social conditions influence health outcomes and related ideas for public health practice.

Belinda Needham Video

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