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Announcements: Kicking Off Work on the Learning Navigator, PHLN at APHA and More!

Check out our Summer/Fall list of featured news, accomplishments and updates about strategic initiatives from the Public Health Learning Network.

The Learning Navigator is Coming. Get Involved in Two Key Ways.

The Public Health Learning Navigator is coming in May of 2018. Find out more about this curated experience to help learners navigate to high-quality online learning, tools and resources in the blog post, “The Public Health Learning Navigator: Preparing the Public Health Workforce of Today and Tomorrow,” by Jennifer McKeever from February 2017.


Enlarge to learn more about the PHLN Navigator.

Development of the Learning Navigator is underway and has been largely informed by public health practitioners like you. While there are many tools out there to access eLearning (electronic learning opportunities, often conducted over the Internet), the Learning Navigator solves this need: “Finding online training is easy. Finding the right training is tough.”

To connect learners with the “right” training, both relevance and quality is necessary. Relevant topic areas have started to be identified and prioritized by public health practitioners. Get involved to ensure that the Learning Navigator meets your needs and expectations these ways:

1. Nominate Quality eLearning Content to be Reviewed

Know about a great eLearning course? Let us know! The Learning Navigator seeks nominations for eLearning courses to be reviewed and possibly featured. We are open to receive nominations in any public health topic area but are particularly interested in communications and leadership. Complete a simple eLearning nomination form for eLearning courses you would recommend.

Nominate eLearning courses »

2. Become a PHLN Reviewer

The Learning Navigator embraces a peer review process to identify high-quality eLearning. The process is designed to include three reviewers per eLearning course:

1) a public health practitioner

2) a subject matter specialist

3) an instructional design expert.

Reviewers are being sought in all three categories that are not mutually exclusive. Reviewers will:

  • Be trained to use the Training Attributes Checklist quality assessment tool
  • Commit to reviewing at least two trainings per year (travel not required)
  • Gain in-depth experience in the quality review process
  • Learn while advancing the quality of eLearning

Take the first step today toward applying to become a PHLN Reviewer. To receive more information about this opportunity to become a reviewer, submit your name.

Become a reviewer »

PHLN at the 2017 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting


At the PHLN Exhibit booth during APHA 2016.

The Public Health Learning Network will attend the 2017 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting in Atlanta. Find us at Booth 716 and check out our 19 accepted sessions and posters at this year’s meeting that showcase the innovative work being done within the Network.

See a list of the PHLN’s sessions at APHA 2017 »

Healthy People 2030 Proposed Framework Seeks Comments

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is soliciting written comments on the proposed framework for Healthy People 2030 that was developed by the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives for 2030.

This framework includes the Healthy People 2030 vision, mission, foundational principles, plan of action, and overarching goals — and it will guide the selection and prioritization of objectives for Healthy People 2030.

Members of the public are invited to submit comments on the proposed framework from June 27 through September 29, 2017.

Learn more »


See the September 2017 edition of Elevate, your resource for lifelong learning »

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