The Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice (Council on Linkages) has long recognized the importance of high-quality continuing education. To support the ongoing training of public health professionals, the Council on Linkages launched the Public Health Training Impact initiative to identify methods and tools for improving and measuring the impact of training. This initiative was guided by the Training Impact Task Force, which has expertise in training and evaluation.
Through the Public Health Training Impact initiative, a Guide to Improving and Measuring the Impact of Training was developed. This online resource is intended for training institutions and programs, trainers, public health organizations, and sponsors of training interested in improving and measuring the impact of their training efforts. It includes strategies and methods aimed at enhancing training activities, as well as references to literature on training and evaluation of training.
The Guide to Improving and Measuring the Impact of Training will continue to grow as new resources are discovered. In addition, examples and tools to help implement the strategies and methods described are being collected and will be incorporated into the online resource.
For more information about the Public Health Training Impact initiative or to suggest resources for the Guide to Improving and Measuring the Impact of Training, please contact Kathleen Amos at firstname.lastname@example.org.