Workforce Development and Training

The Iowa Institute for Public Health Practice, Research and Policy has produced a wide array of training opportunities for the public health workforce. 

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Communicating Data

This training series is designed to help build skills, knowledge, and confidence in interpreting and communicating data.

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Health Equity Training

Building Health Equity is a series of trainings, webinars, and podcasts that teach health equity concepts to health department employees.

Students participate in the 2019 Healthy LifeStars Step-a-Thon.

Healthy LifeStars

Healthy LifeStars is a national non-profit dedicated to ending childhood obesity through education, awareness and changed habits.

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Lead Poisoning Prevention

Learn more about the work of the Iowa Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program and the Childhood Lead Advisory Workgroup.

Tabletop Exercise Programs

Tabletop exercises provide a low-risk, highly effective way to assess emergency response plans in advance. logo

Preparedness Training

See our comprehensive, open catalog of online training for the Public Health workforce, and many disciplines that work with Public Health.

Wildfire Webinar

Explore atmospheric phenomena, meteorology, pulmonary toxicology, environmental epidemiology, health effects, and public health preparedness and response.

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Public Health Training

Our Midwestern Public Health Training Center provides high-quality education, tools, and resources for public health.

Archived Trainings


Learn more about the new look of nicotine addiction in this training on vaping and e-cigarettes.

Mental Health Training

This training strives to support the mental health and wellness of the public health workforce.