Collaborating with the Eastern Mediterranean Public Health Network and regional public health leaders

Author (s): 

Denise Traicoff

The Eastern Mediterranean Public Health Network (EMPHNET), founded in 2009 with a vision of better health for people in the eastern Mediterranean region has been a strong advocate of improving field epidemiology and surveillance.  EMPHNET is also leading efforts to strengthen the management skills of leaders of public health programs in the region. In July Sara Andrist and I teamed up with EMPHNET in Amman, Jordan to conduct two initiatives related to successful program operations.

October 2011: University of Zambia DPH launches its Management for Public Health Program

Author (s): 

Denise Traicoff

After months of careful planning the University of Zambia Department of Public Health launched a new management development program, with the goal of increasing public health managers’ ability to improve health outcomes. The program itself is the brainchild of 2 MIPH graduates, Dr. Alwyn Mwinga- CDC Zambia and Oliver Mweemba- UNZA, who identified this need during the 2010 course in Botswana.

Short Course Training Materials


Below is a list of instructor-led NCD-focused training modules developed specifically for short courses for non-FETP trainees.   The introductory and more advanced modules can also be given during the short course.

The goal of this type of training is to create a pool of qualified NCD implementers within a Ministry of Health, who are not part of the FETP.  Participants will be health professionals, but not necessarily with a medical degree.

Elective Training Materials

Below is a list of NCD-focused elective training materials.  They donot teach the core, required competencies, but can be given to FETP residents who have (or will have) management responsibilities or to other health professionals to build NCD capacity.   The training modules that are self-paced/ paper-based can be completed one-on-one with a mentor OR in the classroom.  The webinars will be offered by subject matter experts periodically, but can also be taught in a classroom using the PowerPoint presentations.

Core, Required NCD Training Materials: More Advanced Training

***Please note that these training modules are currently being finalized.   Once they are finalized, they will be accessible to download.***


Below is a list of NCD-focused core training modules that can be given to FETP trainees after the introductory modules.   There is one webinar and five self-paced/paper-based training modules. The self-paced materials can be given one-on-one with the guidance of a mentor, or in a classroom. 

Noncommunicable Disease (NCD) Training for the Field Epidemiology Training Program (FETP)

The NCD training for the FETP was developed to strengthen countries’ capacity in NCD.

The NCD training for the FETP was developed to strengthen countries’ capacity in NCD.  The training modules and related project work are the fruit of a collaborative effort between the Division of Public Health Systems and Workforce Development (DPHSWD) at the Center for Global Health and the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) at CDC.  The core, required NCD training material is aimed at those FETP trainees who choose to focus on NCD and gain a higher level of skills and competencies in areas related to chronic disease.  The NC

Conduct Powerful Training Needs Assessments: How will Monday be different?

This DISTANCE BASED course enables learners to use practical methods to conduct training needs assessments that are focused on learner performance. This course could be used to as continuing education after classes such as Effective Training from Start to Finish.

Public file: 

Powerful Training Needs Assessments: Advice for the real world

We can all pick up a book or search the internet for the 'right' way to deliver high quality training: you conduct an assessment to identify performance gaps, pull out the ones that can be addressed through training, then proceed to design, develop and delivery outstanding training--monitoring and evaluating all along the way, to make sure each step is just right. But when was the last time you had the opportunit to deliver training 'by the book'? What challenges are you encountering now that you would like to discuss with the community?

Management Webinar - Conducting powerful training needs assessments: How will Monday be different?

Based on the sustainability framework introduced by Washington University, this session addresses an aspect of Organizational Capacity. Workforce readiness is a vital component of organizational capacity, and training programs are a popular intervention.

Partnerships in International Applied Epidemiology Training and Service, 1975–2001

Author (s): 

Mark E. White,1 Sharon M. McDonnell,1 Denise H.Werker,2,3 Victor M. Cardenas,3,4 and Stephen B. Thacker1


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