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.

Click on the module name to access the facilitator and/or participant training materials.  The lessons that have not been cross cleared by the Center for Global Health and the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion will be noted by “DRAFT” on the materials.  




Descriptive and Analytic Studies



5.5 hours

  1. Identify the following for an NCD problem:
    • The type of study to conduct
    • The appropriate sources for that data
    • The sampling method
    • The measure of association to calculate the data

2.  Interpret the results of descriptive and analytic studies.


Analyze and Interpret Surveillance Data


3 hours

  1. Describe data to collect based on the objective of a surveillance system.
  2. Identify how to present surveillance data.
  3. Interpret surveillance data, including trends and patterns.
  4. Identify groups and geographic areas to be targeted for interventions, based on surveillance data.

Data Dissemination


2 hours

Identify how you would disseminate data.  Specifically, you will describe the:

  • target audience
  • objective of the message
  • message
  • communication medium

Overview of Evaluating Surveillance Systems

2 hours



Using a sample evaluation report of an NCD surveillance system, identify how the components were described and evaluated.



 Planning Programs

6.5 hours


Plan a program that addresses a health problem.  Specifically, you will:

  1. Define a problem based on population health data, community needs, risk factors, and subgroups affected.
  2. Plan a program to address the health problem that includes:
  • A program goal;
  • At least one specific and measurable long-term objective;
  • A recommended intervention supported by a health strategy and evidence-based interventions;
  • At least one specific and measurable medium-term objective and short-term objective;
  • Potential barriers to implementation and how to address them;
  • A communication plan that will meet the stakeholders' needs;
  • A work plan that details how the objectives will be accomplished; and;
  • An evaluation plan.

Evaluating a Public Health Program


9 hours


Evaluate a program by:

  • Identifying the stakeholders to involve.
  • Developing a project description, including goals and objectives.
  • Identifying inputs, activities, outputs and outcomes (short-term, intermediate, long-term) for a logic model.
  • Creating evaluation questions (process and outcome).
  • Identifying indicators for each question.
  • Identifying sources of data to use or collect.
  • Describing feasible and meaningful recommendations for action.
  • Describing how to effectively communicate findings and recommendations.

Total estimated duration: 26 hours


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