View information about our previous MCPHP-sponsored trainings and events as well as presentations, photos, and video from these events, if available.
The Change Institute began as a series of trainings for grant recipients of the Model Communities program and their respective partners. Attendees were provided with substantive knowledge vital to implementing policy, systems, and environmental change and successfully completing their grant requirements.
In its present form, the Change Institute aims to build advocacy, knowledge, and skills of individuals and overall capacity of organizations across all sectors that play an integral role in building and sustaining healthy communities.
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The Institute for Faith and Public Health Leadership (IFPHL) was a project co-sponsored by MCPHP’s MidAmerica Public Health Training Center (MAPHTC), Center for Faith and Community Health Transformation, Advocate Healthcare, and the Office for Community Engagement and Neighborhood Health Partnerships. The goal was to equip faith and public health leaders to work together more effectively to improve the health of their communities by identifying and mobilizing the unique assets that both disciplines bring to the work of eliminating health inequities—the preventable and unjust differences in health status based on the social conditions in which a person lives. This series brought together faith and public health leaders from the metropolitan Chicago area working on HIV/AIDS, Emergency Preparedness, Chronic Disease, and Food Access. The Institute provided tools and resources from both faith and public health perspectives to help leaders further develop or start a new collaborative approach to address root causes that lead to health inequities within these areas.
Participants worked in mixed, faith and health teams to explore four topics that are foundations towards developing more coordinated faith and public heath partnerships – Root Causes, Assets, Assessment, and Advocacy. Teams worked together during the Institute and outside the Institute to develop a faith and public health partnership strategy around their topic. Each Institute series included five one-half day sessions:
- Introduction and Root Causes
All sessions drew on content experts from both faith and public health sectors. Sessions were interactive and utilized faith practice as one of the structures for reflection and dialogue. Sessions included time for teams to work together to develop relationships and their partnership strategy.
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A variety of preparedness topics have been addressed by the trainings created by the Illinois Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (IPERLC), Illinois Public Health Preparedness Center (IPHPC) (IPERLC’s previous name), and the MidAmerica Center for Public Health Practice (MCPHP).
IPERLC/IPHPC had expertise in offering training that relates to personal and family preparedness, H1N1 overview and preparedness, emergency preparedness for all hazards, and, emergency response and planning.
Please visit our Preparedness Resources page for a variety of useful preparedness resources.
Previously, the IPHPC created over 60 online courses that relate to a variety of topics in general public health and in emergency preparedness and response. These courses are no longer offered in the instructor led format but are available for reuse or incorporation into other trainings.
The following pages contain the content of each of the courses created by the Illinois Public Health Preparedness Center. All courses were created to be online courses that were continuously available, at no cost, and offered in a unique self-directed, instructor-led format. Please note that much of the reading and background information is based on links to other resource sites. Please verify these links before using as these pages are no longer being actively updated.
IPHPC offered courses in the following core competency areas:
MidAmerica Regional Public Health Leadership Institute (MARPHLI) was established to ensure a prepared public health system by providing leadership training to local and state health officials and their community partners. View archived presentations from previous MARPHLI sessions:
Additionally, our Case Study Library and the Speaker Presentations section on this page house presentations from speakers at previous MCPHP events as well as presentations from previous MARPHLI cohorts.
The following presentations were part of the Pfizer Moments in Leadership Grand Rounds Series presented by the MidAmerica Center for Public Health Practice at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
September 23, 2010
Linda Shak, MSW (link opens in new window)
Program Manager, Prevention Institute
April 7, 2010
Linda Rae Murray, MD, MPH (link opens video in new window)
Chief Medical Officer, Cook County Department of Public Health
October 21, 2009
Theresa Cutts, PhD (link opens video in new window)
Assistant Professor in Preventative Medicine and Psychiatry at University of Tennessee
Senior Scholar, Methodist Healthcare Interfaith Health Program
October 19, 2009
Bernard Turnock, MD, MPH (link opens video in new window)
Clinical Professor; Director, Community Health Sciences Division; Director, Illinois Public Health Preparedness Center
University of Illinois at Chicago
The Rural Public Health Institute provided half and full day training workshops on current, timely topics in the area of Rural Public Health. The Institute was designed to provide an opportunity for professional growth, educational enrichment and networking to those professionals who worked in the fields of: rural public health, health care, surveillance, epidemiology, preparedness, EMSC, mental health, chronic disease, agriculture, and education. Participants would be able to understand and analyze trends and developments in the field of rural public health through lectures, exercises, discussions and professional networking.
View archived presentations from previous Rural Public Health Institutes:
- 2005 – 1st Rural Public Health Institute
- 2006 – 2nd Rural Public Health Institute
- 2007 – 3rd Rural Public Health Institute
- 2008 – 4th Rural Public Health Institute
- 2009 – 5th Rural Public Health Institute
- 2010 – 6th Rural Public Health Institute
- 2011 – 7th Rural Public Health Institute
- 2012 – 8th Rural Public Health Institute
- 2012 – 1st Northern Rural Public Health Institute
- 2013 – 9th Rural Public Health Institute
- 2013 – 2nd Northern Rural Public Health Institute
- 2014 – 10th Rural Public Health Institute
View presentations from previous MCPHP trainings and events covering a range of topics — Leadership Studies, Epidemiology, Strategic Management, etc.
- Public Health Preparedness and Leadership – Louis Rowitz, PhD
- Eliminating Health Disparities in an Urban Area – Virginia Caine, MD
- Introduction to Situational Leadership – Louis Rowitz, PhD
- The Interface Between Management and Leadership – Janet Porter, PhD
- Developing Leadership Competencies to Improve Health Status in Illinois – Louis Rowitz, PhD
- Meta-Leadership and the Challenge for Public Health – Joe Henderson, MPA
- Leadership Challenges for Rural Health Departments – Louis Rowitz, PhD
- The Tipping Point: It’s Not Your Father’s Public Health – Louis Rowitz, PhD
- Getting it Right in Prime Time – Bob Howard
- Team Building – Louis Rowitz, PhD
- Leading the Health System Through Policy Development: New Roles for Public Health – Paul Halverson
- Public Health Workforce Development – Louis Rowitz, PhD
- Introduction to Systems Thinking – Louis Rowitz, PhD
- Systems Thinking, Part II – Louis Rowitz, PhD
- The Paradox of Inside/Outside: An Exercise in Complexity – Louis Rowitz, PhD
- Complexity and Chaos – Myron Rogers
- Systems Science in Public Health Practice: Emergence of Practice-Based Research for Strategic Planning and QI – Dawn Jacobson
- Public Health Core Functions – Louis Rowitz, PhD
- Assessment in Public Health: Thoughts, Ideas, and Discussion – Dennis Lenaway, PhD, MPH
- Inhalation Anthrax Investigation: Palm County, FL – Jean Malecki, MD, MPH, FACPM
- Surveillance: The Public Health Version of CSI – Connie Austin and Judy Conway
- Measuring Performance of Public Health Systems – Louis Rowitz, PhD
- Public Health Preparedness and Leadership – Louis Rowitz, PhD
- Public Health Ready: An Overview – Michael Fraser
- Pandemic Preparedness Plan of the Czech Republic 2007 – Radoslav Olejnik, MD, JD
- The Internationalization of Public Health – Judith Munson, JD
- Comprehensive Crisis Management – Ian Mitroff
- Inquiry Systems – Ian Mitroff
- The Unintended Health Consequences of Globalization – Italo Subbarao
- Values Clarification Workshop – Louis Rowitz, PhD
- Collaborative Networks – Louis Rowitz, PhD
- Introduction to Collaboration – Louis Rowitz, PhD
- Introduction to Collaboration, Part II – Louis Rowitz, PhD
- Models of Collaboration – Louis Rowitz, PhD
- Models of Collaboration, Part II – Louis Rowitz, PhD
- A Leader’s Guide to Matrix Management – Louis Rowitz, PhD
- Introducing CDC’s Health Protection Goals – Bradley Perkins, MD, MBA
- Governing by Network: CDC Style – Bradley Perkins, MD, MBA
- What Public Health Leaders at CDC Think About Leadership and Practice – Louis Rowitz, PhD
Please visit our Case Study Library for a collection of presentations from speakers at previous MCPHP events and from previous MARPHLI cohorts.