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FREE Online Quality Improvement Course for Public Health Professionals

The Office of Local Public Health (OLPH) is very pleased to announce a free, credited, online training course in quality improvement (QI), specifically supporting the public health community: "Process Improvement for Busy Public Health Professionals" is a credited course accessible via the New Jersey Learning Management Network (NJLMN). For more information, please click here.

The American Public Health Association (APHA) has launched a new video that answers the question, “Does public health provide a return on investment (ROI)?” This video shows how public health surrounds us and has an impact in all aspects of our lives, underscoring the need to protect and prioritize public health funding. Please feel free to share and post it on local health department websites.

Click HERE to see a brief and powerful infographic from the American Public Health Association (APHA) on how funding public health not only saves lives but also protects our communities and kids and ultimately, saves money.

Public Health is the science and art of protecting and improving the health of communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention. Public health professionals analyze how genetics, personal choices, and the environment affect health in order to develop programs that protect the health of your family and community.

Overall, public health is concerned with protecting the health of entire populations. These populations can be as small as a local neighborhood, or as big as an entire country. Public Health is also concerned with limiting health disparities and advocating health care equity, quality, and accessibility. more...

Public Health impacts your life everyday---where you live, work, relax or play.

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