Ohio State Launches New Online Course in Applied Public Health Finance for Practitioners

Introduction to Applied Financial Management in Public Health is a six module continuing education course that introduces participants to the knowledge and skills needed to successfully manage a local health department fiscal office. Topics include: budgeting for programs and agency, integrating with state and local systems, fulfilling statutory requirements and responsibilities, financial analysis and reporting, and risk management. This course is also a core course in the Ohio State University Center for Public Health Practice's Leadership and Management certificate program.

The course utilizes a blended, in-person and distance-based, approach. Over an 8 month period, a cohort of 20 participants will engage in self-study learning activities, applied exercises, facilitated live webinars, and a ½ day in-person capstone experience that will allow participants to network and engage in an applied public health finance exercise together. Nearly 50 local public health practitioners in Ohio applied for the first cohort. Practitioners not selected for the 1st cohort and others will be able to take the course as self-study in the near future.

For more information, please contact Melissa Sever, MPH, MCHES at (614) 292-2047 or msever@cph.osu.edu.



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