Strategic Planning

Category: Public Health - General

The University of Iowa College of Public Health's Upper Midwest Public Health Training Center (UMPHTC), in cooperation with the Iowa Counties Public Health Association (ICPHA), 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

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

At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss Public Health's scope of practice (i.e. the Ten Essential Public Health Services).
  • Describe the rationale for Strategic Planning in Public Health.
  • Discuss the guiding principles of strategic planning.
  • Discuss the major questions that should be addressed during the strategic planning process.

Pre-requisites/Learning Level

No pre-requisites

Competencies addressed

  • Analytical/Assessment Skills
  • Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
  • Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills

CEUs Offered





Online Self-Pace


1 hour

Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts

Janan Wunsch-Smith, BSN

Technical requirements

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
  • Flash Player 
  • Speakers

Registration requirements

Register a free account

Creation and/or update

August 22, 2014

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