Effective Communication for Environmental Public Health

Contact: N/A
Phone: (206) 685-1130
E-mail: nwcphp@u.washington.edu

Description:
Do you find yourself struggling to communicate your public health message? This self-paced, interactive module is designed for public health professionals, especially those responsible for implementing environmental health programs. It introduces key communication strategies to help field workers successfully educate the public about environmental public health issues, communicate important environmental health information to diverse audiences, resolve conflicts, and market the value of environmental public health activities to clients and the public.

Objectives:

  • Summarize the five components of the communication process
  • Describe three skills important for effectively educating the public about environmental public health issues
  • Explain four skills for communicating information to a variety of audiences
  • Describe five key skills that are necessary for facilitating the resolution of a job-related communication conflicts
  • Explain four strategies that are important for marketing the value of environmental public health activities to clients and the public

Delivery Modality:
Online course with interactive exercises

Intended Audience/Level of Training:

Public health professionals, especially practitioners who are responsible for implementing environmental health programs.

Course Length:
1.5 hours

Costs:
Free

Continuing Education Units (CEU):
1.5 contact hours of continuing education credits

Competency:
Communications 1.1 & 1.8. Listen actively and respectfully while acknowledging the thoughts and opinions of others.  Foster communication between health care providers and patients.

Launch:

External Training - Northwest Center for Public Health Practice