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Learning Opportunities: Change Management and Public Health Law

The Public Health Learning Network is proud to announce a live training (in-person and webcast) from Region 9, and a featured training on the Public Health Learning Navigator Region from 10.

From Region IX – University of Hawai’i, Manoa

Change Management and Evaluation: Local Hawai‘i Case Studies in Prevention of Youth Violence and Suicide

Live webcast on December 14: Managing the change process within public health organizations is important to ensure improved organizational performance. However, the change process poses formidable challenges. Managers are also facing increased pressure to respond to environmental influences and provide the necessary leadership to their organizations in the change process. In fact, managing organizational change has become a key competency for healthcare managers. In this talk, best practices to establish a change-oriented organization with the culture and capacity for change will be emphasized, including the importance of assessing and addressing change readiness.

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss general concepts and best practices of organizational change in public health.
2. Examine the importance of addressing readiness when pursuing organizational change.
3. Describe two examples of local organizational change – youth violence prevention through school connectedness and youth suicide prevention.

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From Region X – Northwest Public Health Training Center

Practical Law for Public Health Officials

Featured on the Public Health Learning Navigator: As public health professionals and leaders, understanding public health law and how to use it is essential to protecting the public’s health. This 90-minute interactive online course, drawn from the experience of public health officials and lawyers who have worked with them, is designed to help public health leaders and professionals recognize legal issues, work effectively with legal counsel, and understand their legal responsibilities and authority. By the end, learners will be able to use core concepts of public health law to more effectively protect the public’s health while avoiding legal trouble.

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