Interested in becoming a Trained Public Health Leader in your Community? New York State and Cornell University have partnered to launch the New Citizen Public Health Training Program.
Over the past year, New Yorkers have come together to limit the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and support health and wellbeing in their communities. All New Yorkers are invited to sign up and complete the training, so that you will better understand the coronavirus and other public health issues facing our communities and will gain the tools to understand the facts and be a trusted source of information and support in your community.
The goal of this program is to have at least one Citizen Public Health Leader in every neighborhood and community. Leaders will understand the state of health in NY and the factors that influence health. They will have foundational knowledge related to key public health issues and skills to connect and communicate with peers, allies, and key social resources. As a Citizen Public Health Leader, you will be able to take an active role in helping your community prevent and rebuild from the effects of COVID-19. Over the longer term, you’ll be a part of an informed network that can be mobilized to share information and plan for prevention, detection, and response in the event of public health emergencies.
[Source: New York State & Cornell University]
Learn more about the training and sign up at the links below:
Cornell University's Public Health Program has developed a four-part online training program to help build community-led initiatives and support surrounding prevention, detection, and response in the event of public health emergencies. With two hours of content per week, each module will build up your core knowledge, skills, and abilities, along with specific “calls to action” to help you translate learning into action within your community and network. Each module will also have one or more live (and recorded) conversations with experts to share up-to-date information, and to answer key questions.
- Unit 1: Preventing and Addressing COVID-19
- Unit 2: Healthy New York Communities
- Unit 3: Public Health for Community Resilience
- Unit 4: Public Health Preparedness
Who Should Enroll
- Community leaders
- Public health leaders and volunteers
- Volunteers working with high risk populations
- Outreach coordinators
- Anyone who wants to help fortify their community for the future
[Source: Cornell University]