Training Catalog

The trainings developed by the Region V Public Health Training Center (RVPHTC) and partner agencies aim to strengthen the public health workforce in the Great Lakes region and beyond in order to improve population health. 

While our target audience is the frontline governmental public health workforce, we also offer trainings for cross-sector professions, including but not limited to, those in health care, academia, behavioral health, and the nonprofit sector.

The Region V PHTC, one of ten PHTCs in the nation, is part of a national network that works to address the strategic skills identified by the de Beaumont Foundation. The RVPHTC covers a wide variety of topics and skill areas, from health equity to accreditation, financial management, behavioral health, and more.

Learning Management System (LMS)

Our training offerings are located on the RVPHTC Catalog. There, you will be able to enroll in a course and create/manage your account through the Student Dashboard.

The course material for all our trainings is available through Canvas, which is tied to our Training Catalog. 

Please use Chrome, Safari, or Firefox when navigating the Training Catalog or Canvas. Internet Explorer and Edge are not compatible browsers with our LMS.

CE Credit

Types of Continuing Education credit (CE):

The RVPHTC primarily offers two main types of CE: CHES and CNE. Credit offered varies by training and is specified in individual course descriptions.

CHES credits: The Michigan 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 continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Create a New Account

If you are a new user, you will first need to create an account with us before you can enroll in a training.

1. Enroll
  1. You will be able to create a new account when you click ENROLL for a course or certificate component of a course.
2. Complete All Fields
  1. Please make sure you complete each field within this form. The Enroll in Course button at the bottom will appear to be clickable but will not submit if a field is left unanswered.

Create a New Account

If you are a new user, you will first need to create an account with us before you can enroll in a training.

Instructions
  1. You will be able to create a new account when you click ENROLL for a course or certificate component of a course.

  2. Please make sure you complete each field within this form. The Enroll in Course button at the bottom will appear to be clickable but will not submit if a field is left unanswered.

Create a New Account

If you are a new user, you will first need to create an account with us before you can enroll in a training.

Testimonials

We welcome feedback on our courses and aim to continuously improve our webinars and online courses. Here’s a snapshot of what participants are sharing.

I love Canvas as a platform for online education. The modules make it easy to follow and return to information if needed. And the expectations are clear. Perfect amount of information without being overwhelming.

Jenai Jackson, May 2020

Advocacy Communications for Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change

I thought this tool was great. It was nice to see the course outline and I liked that it was broken up into smaller chunks, which made it easier to go back and review certain sections.

Janelle Miller, August 2019

Epidemiology for Non-Epidemiologists

The training painted a broad picture of the problem of the Black maternity health crisis in America and ways to tackle the problem. The material is useful at this time deep racial divide to heal wounds and create more opportunities for the disadvantaged population.

Anonymous, April 2020

Centering Black Bodies and Voices in the Public Health Response to the Black Maternal Health Crisis

The training was presented with great explanation and tools local health departments can use when working through their strategic planning process.

Anonymous, February 2020

Plan to Plan Strategic Planning Series, #1 - Introduction to Strategic Planning

This is the best webinar I’ve watched about health equity and how to begin the process of advancing towards health equity. Thank you so much! I can’t wait to share the recording with my team and possibly reach out to HIP [Human Impact Partners] about possibly working to build our own and our partner’s capacity and knowledge about health equity and how to move towards transformational change.

Anonymous, August 2019

Changing Internal Practices to Advance Health Equity

Thank you for all the insight on how to build a data platform in terms of colors, structure, visibility. I will be able to use this information immediately.

Anonymous

Public Health 3.0 / National Public Health Accreditation Series, #3 - Data Visualization

LOVED the conversational nature of this webinar and the first webinar in the succession planning. Very engaging and interesting, kept my attention in a way that typical webinars do not.

Anonymous

Organizational Sustainability in Changing Times, Part 2 - Mentoring Staff

Ramona is an excellent trainer and made the information accessible. It was also very comprehensive. This training reinforced the necessity of keeping current on LGBTQ+ issues and terminology. I appreciated the video sent ahead of time as well. Thank you!

Anonymous, May 2020

Rural LGBTQ+ Populations: Creating Welcoming and Inclusive Health Care Experiences

The training was very thorough and presented well. I was especially appreciative of the training exercises utilizing Excel so that hands-on learning was feasible even through an online course.

Amanda Cooper, July 2020

Key Aspects of Financial Management

I very much appreciated the content and especially the aspect of how addressing racism will improve the other isms.

Anonymous

OPHA Public Policy Institute #2: Franklin County Public Health Case Study: Health Equity and Racism as a Public Health Crisis

Ben was a great and engaging presenter – hard to find in these days of so many online meetings. Really great job and really great take aways from this learning session.

Anonymous

Public Health 3.0 / National Public Health Accreditation Series, #3 - Data Visualization

This was a great presentation. I liked that I was able to print slides ahead of time to review and that I could look at the slides on the computer and see the presenter on screen. I also liked being able to see the chat box and listen in to questions that apply to my practice in public health as well.

Anonymous, June 2020

OPHA Public Policy Institute #2: Franklin County Public Health Case Study: Health Equity and Racism as a Public Health Crisis

I thought that the content was delivered great. Having a survivor as well as current health workers in the field and experts allowed for multiple viewpoints.

Amber Brooks, November 2018

Human Trafficking Prevention and Advocacy

I want to thank you for the webinar last week. I learned so much and it will definitely help guide and shape my department’s efforts and strategies moving forward. I must admit prior to that presentation I was feeling overwhelmed… My City did proclaim Racism as a Public Health Crisis but we now need to formulate action steps! Thank you again. Looking forward to part two.

MaryAnn O’Connor

OPHA Public Policy Institute #1: Racism as a Public Health Crisis (June 2020)

This is my favorite training that I’ve completed so far through the PHTC, and I have done around six or so others. The systems thinking training includes frequent interactive opportunities to apply the information learned. The amount of content per slide was just right. Slides were highly visual and enhanced my learning. Systems thinking is still a relatively new skill for public health, and I appreciate the open-ended questions throughout. The presenter was highly effective and an inspiration for teaching and learning! She was informative and also came across as very authentic. I almost feel like we had a conversation–which is really incredible since this was an asynchronous training. I hope she will lead more trainings like this!

Julie, June 2020

Applying Systems Thinking to Public Health

I really enjoyed how there were multiple different ways that the training was delivered. I liked how it was like listening to a recorded lecture but there were also main points listed along with helpful diagrams. There were also questions at the end of each sections and case studies that could be discussed. Overall, I like how the information was presented in many different forms.

Madeline VanGorden, April 2020

CBPR: A Partnership Approach for Public Health

This session was immensely useful to me, and as evidence, I took 4 pages of notes. I feared stepping away and missing any nuggets of wisdom. I particularly appreciated the focus on tangible outcomes and skills one could consider in a mentorship relationship, and specific actions to take. I appreciated the informal discussion, and sharing of personal experiences. I would love to continue to hear the presenters discuss mentorship in more detail.

Anonymous

Organizational Sustainability in Changing Times, Part 2 - Mentoring Staff

I LOVED one of Dr. Roberts’ closing remarks, “It is time to think differently and to do differently.” Powerful words! As a white person in a position of power (college lecturer), I struggle with how to use my power, position and privilege in the classroom to dismantle racism, to name it, and to see where I am complicit. After this training, I am adding the language of “centering, listening to, and amplifying black voices!”

Anonymous, April 2020

Centering Black Bodies and Voices in the Public Health Response to the Black Maternal Health Crisis

It was great to hear the different ideas and strategies on mentorship from panelists coming from different backgrounds/organizations, and also the difference between mentorship from coaching. In my workplace, we never had any formal type of mentorship. So, it was great to learn more about this topic and how to implement it in our organizations.

Anonymous, June 2020

Organizational Sustainability in Changing Times, Part 2 - Mentoring Staff

Tony and Mang gave good examples on how groups of people are culturally different even when they speak the same language and their personal beliefs in treating illness. I believe the information and best practices for reaching these communities was extremely valuable. This pandemic has really tested not only the public health system but also healthcare. All the speakers provided realistic strategies in reaching both communities and have identified ways in which our old practices will not be as effective during covid-19 (i.e., not being able to work due to the shutdown and food insecurity is not an acute problem during covid-19, it has become a chronic problem for families throughout our nation).

Anonymous, June 2020

COVID-19: Engaging Hmong and Hispanic Populations in Bidirectional Communication