CT-RI Public Health Training Center

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The Connecticut-Rhode Island Public Health Training Center (CT-RI PHTC) was established in 2011 to provide continuing education to the public health workforce, support experiential learning opportunities for students in public health and foster collaboration between academia and the community to address public health problems. In partnership with public health practice organizations and academic programs in public health in Connecticut and Rhode Island, this Center at the Yale School of Public Health brings together key stakeholders to improve the public health workforce and the health of communities. Our academic partners include Southern Connecticut State University, University of Connecticut and Brown University.

Featured Course

SAVE THE DATE! Healthy Equity Action Training (HEAT)

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The goal of this course is to establish the foundation of knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed for participants to integrate health equity into the course of their regular work. The training will be highly participatory, integrating didactic content with experiential activities.

SAVE THE DATE: May 20, 2014 OR May 27, 2014. When registration opens, please choose only one course.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Establish common language regarding health equity, which includes health inequities, social justice and racism. 
  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of the social determinants of health , and their affects on health. 
  • Identify the ways in which institutional oppression perpetuates health inequities.
  • Recognize the pervasive and negative impact that personal biases such as stereotyping and blaming the victim generate. 
  • Develop strategies to address health inequities through their current roles in the public health workforce.