Community Dimensions of Public Health Practice:
Module 2

This self-paced, online course is Part 2 of 2 on Community Dimensions 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.


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.

Continuing Education Credits

Credits available until February 28, 2021.

The University at Albany School of Public Health is an Approved Provider of continuing nurse education by the Northeast Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This offering is approved for 1.0 nursing contact hours.

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Sponsored by the School of Public Health, University and Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 1.0.

This event is sponsored by School of Public Health, University at Albany, an approved provider of CPH Renewal Credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.

This offering is approved for 1.0 Certified in Public Health Renewal Credits.

1.0 hours of Generic Continuing Education Credits.

  • Training launched: June 1, 2012
  • Estimated time: 1 hour (complete in one sitting)
  • Free and open to the public

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.