Community Planning to Improve the Quality of Life

Category: Collaborations/partnerships, Community Health Improvement, Leadership, Program Planning and Health Promotion, Public Health Administration, Public Health Professional

The University of Iowa College of Public Health's Institute for Public Health Practice, in cooperation with the Iowa Association of Local Public Health Agencies (I-ALPHA), has developed a series of practiced-based educational programs targeted toward new public health administrators and nursing administrators. The programs are part of the Institute's continuing effort to provide training to strengthen the skills and knowledge of the current public health workforce.

Intended Audience

for public health administrators and nurse administrators who are relatively new in their positions (3 years or less) and who seek to enhance their skills and knowledge

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, learners should be able to:

  • Identifythe role of public health in community planning


  • Definecommunity planning vs. organizational planning


  • Describehealthy community concepts in relationships to community health planning


  • Definedata collection methodologies


  • Identifyplanning models that can be utilized in community health planning



Pre-requisites/Learning Level

No pre-requisites

Competencies addressed

Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals identified

Domain 1: Analytic/Assessment Skills

  • 1A8. Collects valid and reliable quantitative and qualitative data

Domain 2: Policy Development/Program Planning Skills

  • 2A8. Identifies mechanisms to monitor and evaluate programs for their effectiveness and quality

CEUs Offered





Online Self-Pace


1 hour

Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts

Linda Drey, MPH, MHA, BSN

Technical requirements:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
  • Flash Player 
  • Speakers

Registration requirements

Register a free account

Creation and/or update

September 15, 2013

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