Information on our Learning Management System and Continuing Education options is outlined below. You will also find a full listing of our courses, which can be searched or filtered to better find the right training for your needs.

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Learning Management System (LMS)

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Continuing Education (CE) Credit

Most trainings from the RVPHTC offer some form of CE. The primary types of CE offered are CHES and CNE. Check individual course listings for details on type of CE offered.

Types of CE

The RVPHTC primarily offers two main types of CE: CHES and CNE.

CHES credits: 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.

Nursing Contact Hours (CNE) credits: The Michigan Public Health Training Center at the University of Michigan School of Public Health is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

For more information on CE and instructions on navigating the Catalog, please visit the CE and Catalog Information page.

Training Library
Continuing Education Credit
Foundational Public Health Services
Strategic Skill Domains
Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals
Professional Tier
Emergency Preparedness & Response/COVID-19

Suicide: A Preventable Public Health Priority (On Demand)

This session will provide a snapshot of suicide prevention as a public health issue, with emphasis on strategies for physicians and health systems.

Population Health and Health Equity

This self-paced training introduces key concepts, strategies, and resources for learners to consider and apply in their own practice to improve the health of their communities.

Organizing for Policy, Systems, and Environmental (PSE) Change Webinar Series

The Organizing for Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change Webinar Series will develop public health professionals’ knowledge and understanding of policy, systems and environmental (PSE) change and share an associated advocacy framework designed to create large-scale social change. Through a combination of traditional instruction and case study presentation, participants will learn about all stages of the PSE change process and its practical application in real-world scenarios. This series was developed by the Policy, Practice and Prevention Research Center at the University of Illinois Chicago School of Public Health. It was co-sponsored in part by the Region V Public Health Training Center.

Introducing a Graphic Essay on “Understanding the Public Health Workforce’s COVID-19 Mental Health Challenges"

The National Council for Mental Wellbeing has created a graphic essay to address the ongoing mental health challenges currently faced by public health workers.

Public Health Program Business Planning

This self-paced course introduces learners to business planning which is a valuable framework for Public Health professionals. You should be very well positioned to make good decisions about how to take your idea and implement it in a sustainable way to improve the public's health in your community.

Communications in Public Health

In this episode, we'll hear from public health partners in Indiana about a variety of communication efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Come hear about the different approaches and modalities that were used in governmental and academic response to communicate with the public and media.

Public Health Ethics Committees

How can staff in governmental public health address ethical challenges fairly and equitably? This episode discusses the importance of an ethics committee within a local health department and provides ideas for starting one in your agency.

Effective Management Strategies 2: Mentorship and More

This webinar is the second in a two-part series on strategies for improved management in public health. Discussion will explore various formats of mentorship programming and individual professional development plans.

Effective Management Strategies 1: Tips for the New Manager

This training will answer questions related to managing staff during the COVID-19 pandemic and remotely. Discussion will also involve strategies to treating staff with a wellness focus.

Environmental Justice: Advocating for Equity

In this live webinar, we will hear from an experienced panel of environmental justice advocates of various backgrounds and disciplines on what environmental justice means and why it's important to public health. Panelists will cover important topics such as the connection between environmental health and racial disparities, the need for cross-disciplinary collaboration in environmental justice, and ways that public health professionals can advocate for health equity through promotion of environmental justice.

How to Maintain Your CHES/MCHES Credential 2021

This training describes the purpose and process for continuing education contact hours for CHES/MCHES.

Evaluating your Workforce: Assessing your Organizational Environment, Selecting your Competencies, and Assessing your Training Needs

This second webinar in a 3-part series will address evaluating your agency public health workforce and go over training and evaluation resources.

Writing Your WDP: Developing WFD Plan and Assuring PHAB Alignment

This third webinar in a 3-part series will address writing and implementing the workforce development plan.

Environmental Health and Equity Series: Air Pollution, Health, and Justice

In this first episode in our Environmental Health and Equity Series, we’ll be learning about air pollution and its effect on health. We'll also gain insight into its ties with structural racism and health equity, and discuss opportunities to contribute to environmental justice.

Workforce Development Plan: What is it and how to get ready?

This first webinar in a 3-part series will provide overview of process and expectations for the webinar series; discuss the process of developing a Workforce Development Plan; and provide an overview of required components.

Equity in Motion: Moving Beyond the Conceptual Into Actionable

This recorded webinar will explore the inequities faced by African Americans in career advancement within the healthcare industry and will propose a solution-oriented approach for tangible change.

Vaccine Hesitancy in the Time of COVID-19

In this recorded webinar, will define what vaccine hesitancy is, discuss how it is connected to misinformation, explore vaccine hesitancy in different disease contexts, and discuss appropriate and evidence-based strategies for addressing vaccine hesitancy.

Developing a Business Plan Canvas for Public Health

This course gives “basics” of business planning for public health, then introduces participants to a single-page “canvas” tool which can quickly outline a basic business plan.

Awareness & Advocacy: How Improving the Dental Workforce Can Improve Children’s Oral Health

This recorded webinar will bring awareness on the inequities surrounding oral health and barriers to care among children, as well as advocacy approaches to address oral health outcome and access issues.

Public Health Advocacy, Demystified - Part 2

This webinar is the second in a two-part series that will help public health professionals learn how to communicate effectively to advance policy and advocacy goals.

Public Health Advocacy, Demystified - Part 1

This webinar is the first in a two-part series that will help public health professionals learn how to communicate effectively to advance policy and advocacy goals.

Financial Management in Public Health

In this episode, we'll review some of the basics of financial management in public health and we’ll also discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on funds management and budgeting. We hope this conversation will provide some guidance for managers and others involved or interested in managing funds, particularly those working in governmental public health agencies.

Resilience Strategies for Community Health Workers

This podcast episode will explore the need for Community Health Workers (CHWs) to address mental health challenges for professional and personal wellbeing and will also explore how CHWs can incorporate resilience strategies into their own practice. CE will be available for CHWs only, via MiCHWA at

CHWs: Trusted Communicators in Public Health

In this recorded panel webinar, participants will learn about the role of CHWs, how they strategically serve their communities, and ways in which CHWs can be incorporated into public health practice.

Strategies to Support Wellbeing and Retention of BIPOC Staff

This course will equip health care and public health professionals with strategies on how to retain Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) staff members.