Community Dimension of Public Health Practice (Module 2)



This self-paced, online course is Part 2 of 2 on Community Dimension of Public Health Practice. Community partnerships are beneficial to achieving broad public health goals, including the development, implementation, evaluation and promotion of population-based health programs. These partnerships may include collaborations with private organizations or local, state or federal government. Identifying the needs of a community and existing community assets are important public health activities and can also involve community partnerships.

NOTE: This course does not feature a "resume" function. Please complete the training in one session.


Public health professionals including public health nurses.


By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • List contributions and benefits of a public-private partnership in public health.
  • Recognize 6 steps in identifying community assets.
  • Describe sources and methods for collecting information for a community health assessment.
  • Describe the role of government in public health.

Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals

  • 5A7. Describes the role of governmental and non-governmental organizations in the delivery of community health services.
  • 5A8. Identifies community assets and resources.

Quad Council of Public Health Nursing Organizations Core Competencies for Public Health Nurses

  • 5.7. Explains to community groups and partners the role of government and the private and non-profit sectors in the delivery of community health services.
  • 5.8 Utilizes community assets and resources to promote and deliver care to communities/populations.


Originally launched June 2012

Estimated Time to Complete

1 hour (complete in one sitting)


Free and open to the public.

Technical Requirements

A modern web browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox is required to view the pages. The Flash player plug-in is required.

The planners and course authors have no financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity. No commercial support has been accepted for this activity.

Employed by or in New York State?

If you are employed by NYS or a local health department in NYS, we recommend that you enroll for this course through the NYS Department of Health Learning Management System (DOH LMS).