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At the MidAmerica Center for Public Health Practice (MCPHP), our team collaborates with local, regional, and national partners to improve population health through public health workforce development. Located at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, MCPHP offers a continuum of consulting services and technical assistance for practice organizations. By linking workforce development initiatives to the strategic needs of partner organizations, we provide customized solutions to address the current challenges in public health practice.


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September 27-28, 2011: Policy 101 – Successful Policy Development

This introductory training in September was presented by Uncommon Solutions and provided two main components: one, an overview of the most critical frameworks and concepts that provide for the foundation for policy, systems and environmental change; and, two, a guided approach to all of the key steps to successful policy development. This includes the “who” – developing and maintaining relationships and coalitions, and the “how” – identifying policy issues, options and prioritizing the best options, developing an advocacy plan, and then supporting implementation and evaluation.  For more information on MCPHP’s trainings and events, visit our Trainings & Events page.

Sept 22, 2011: Engaging Community Health Centers and Local Health Departments

A workshop sponsored by MidAmerica Public Health Training Center and presented by the Primary Care Development Corporation, was provided for Community Health Centers located Battlestar Galactica slot near the Chicago area on September 22, 2011 on emergency preparedness.  An overview of emergency preparedness was conducted, as well as a specific focus on lessons learned, best practices, and introductory information regarding the building blocks of a comprehensive emergency management program (CEMP) for community health centers.

Sept. 16-17, 2011: Community Health Centers – Clinical Leaders Training

The Illinois Primary Healthcare Association in collaboration with MidAmerica Public Health Training Center hosted a two day Community Health Center Clinical Leaders Institute September 16-17, 2011 at UIC School of Public Health in Chicago, IL. This two day training oriented future clinical leaders about different aspects of Community Health Center (CHC) operations, what is expected from them as clinical leaders, and how they fit into CHCs overall governance structure.

For more information on MCPHP’s trainings and events, visit our Trainings & Events page.

A Time to Remember, A Time to Prepare

September is National Preparedness Month – a campaign to improve the preparedness of our nation.  It focuses on inspiring individuals, families, businesses, and organizations to take meaningful action to make themselves and their communities more prepared.  Visit Ready.gov for more information about monthly activities and general emergency preparedness information.  September 20th is the designated Get Ready Day and APHA’s Get Ready campaign can help you plan your Get Ready Day activities.

Visit our Trainings & Events page to learn more about MCPHP’s locally scheduled events and trainings for the month of September.