Planning and Budgeting for Public Health: Part II - The Budget


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Course Description
This course describes how all in the practice of public health knows the importance of financial resources to carry out our activities. This very basic introduction course will provide a definition of the growing field of public health finance, assist students to develop a working knowledge of the planning cycles in governmental public health organizations, understand how to navigate and use budget planning documents, forecasts, governmental financial statements, and grants to support important public health activities and priorities.

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Target Audience
Public Health professionals seeking to build a business plan to protect funding.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Define public health finance
  2. Describe the Minnesota budget and forecast process
  3. Explore public finance using examples from Minnesota health department s budget
  4. Develop an understanding of financial statements
  5. Understand the basics of grant proposals

Council of Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (COL)/COL Tier(s)
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Professional/Disciplinary Competencies
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Online/ Self-study

Credit /CEU
0.1 CEU

1 hr.

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Course Publication Date
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