Training & Events Archive


View information about our previous MCPHP-sponsored trainings and events as well as presentations, photos, and video from these events, if available.


Change Institute

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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Institute for Faith and Public Health Leadership

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:

Wisdom from the Institute for Faith and Public Health Leadership

  1. Introduction and Root Causes
  2. Assets
  3. Assessment
  4. Advocacy
  5. Strategies

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.

View archives from the Institute for Faith and Public Health Leadership:

Illinois Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (IPERLC) & Illinois Public Health Preparedness Center (IPHPC)

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)

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.


Pfizer Moments in Leadership Grand Rounds Series

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
Grand Rounds
Linda Shak, MSW (link opens in new window)
Program Manager, Prevention Institute

April 7, 2010
Grand Rounds
Linda Rae Murray, MD, MPH
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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
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Clinical Professor; Director, Community Health Sciences Division; Director, Illinois Public Health Preparedness Center
University of Illinois at Chicago


Rural Public Health Institute

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.

Masood Athar speaking at the 2014 Rural Public Health InstituteView archived presentations from previous Rural Public Health Institutes:

Speaker Presentations

View presentations from previous MCPHP trainings and events covering a range of topics — Leadership Studies, Epidemiology, Strategic Management, etc.

Leadership Studies

Systems Thinking

Core Functions

Epidemiology

Preparedness

Crisis Management

Collaboration

Strategic Management

Other Archived Trainings & Events

Please visit our Case Study Library for a collection of presentations from speakers at previous MCPHP events and from previous MARPHLI cohorts.