Essential Services of Environmental Health


This course is a CD ROM and requires a separate registration. Click the course title to launch to the registration page. When prompted, either login if you have an existing account with them, or register. You will then be allowed to register. When finished, print your completion certificate, then return to the LMS and choose Mark Complete from the action menu in your Learning Plan found in your Workspace.

This training module provides information about the history and development of the Ten Essential Services of Public Health and the application of the Essential Services to environmental health practice. The module provides instruction on how to conduct the training and provides educational tools and exercises that an organization can use to assess an organization's readiness to integrate the Essential Services. It provides instruction on how to write performance indicators and on how to conduct a group exercise to practice writing indicators. Case studies of six environmental health units which underwent the training and wrote performance indicators are also available to the trainer for instruction. Sample pre- and post-surveys are provided to evaluate the effectiveness of the training.

ObjectivesDescribe the history and rationale for the Ten Essential Services
Explain the value of the Essential Services to environmental health practice
Identify the organization's challenges or barriers to incorporating the Essential Services
Develop strategies to address the challenges or barriers
Write performance indicators for the Essential Services
Identify next steps in incorporating the Essential Services into their organization