Community Dimensions of Public Health Practice:
Module 1: Building Relationships to Improve the Health of the Community

This self-paced, online course is Part 1 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. It is important to develop relationships with partners and stakeholders for a given public health problem and understand a public health professional’s role in to making these partnerships successful.

Learning Outcome

As a result of this training, the learner will acquire enhanced knowledge and competence on building relationships to improve the health of the community.


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

  • Describe the role of relationships in improving the health of a community.
  • Identify strategies to develop and maintain community relationships.
  • Recognize the importance of a public health professional's role in collaborating with community partners.

Continuing Education Credits

CNE Credits offered until February 28, 2022. All other credits offered until January 31, 2024.

Sponsored by the School of Public Health, University at 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. Continuing Competency credits available are 1.0. Provider ID# 99086.

There is a $5.00 fee for this credit (debit/credit card only), payable at the end of the training.

The University at Albany School of Public Health is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education 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.

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: January 5, 2021
  • Estimated time: 1 hour
  • Training is 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.