This program promotes and strengthens the New Jersey public health workforce through the coordination and development of educational activities, specifically developed to enhance core competencies, leadership, research, and quality improvement. Emerging public health events and preparedness trainings are critical to effectively protecting the health and well being of citizens. The New Jersey Learning Management Network (NJLMN), a sophisticated web-based public health workforce tool, provides access to discipline-specific and competency-based public health education and training courses in accordance with the Public Health Practice Standards of Performance, N.J.A.C. 8:52.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Learning Connection (CDC LC) is a one-stop learning resource that can help increase public health knowledge and skills and meet professional development needs.
CDC LC was created to increase access to quality public health learning. Features include:
A monthly spotlight on public health topics
CDC TRAIN, a dynamic public health learning management system (LMS)
Quick Learn lessons for mobile learning on the go
These features form a learning system that provides free access to products developed by CDC, CDC partners, and other organizations recognized for developing public health education and training resources. Although the CDC LC is intended for the public health community, it can be accessed by healthcare professionals and the general public.
New Jersey Department of Health Public Service Announcements
The New Jersey Department of Health offers public service announcements (PSAs) featuring Health Commissioner Mary E. O'Dowd.
These audio PSAs provide information on mold education and encourage
volunteers, contractors, and homeowners doing recovery work to protect
their health by wearing protective gear such as gloves, boots and
University of Albany School of Public Health
The Center for Public Health Continuing Education (CPHCE) is nationally known for its distance learning training, including the award-winning Public Health Live (T2B2) webcast series and numerous interactive, self-paced online courses. To achieve its mission, “to provide exemplary education and training for the public health workforce”, CPHCE offers a variety of free and affordable webinars, podcasts, broadcasts and in-person trainings. Nursing, CME and Certified Health Education Specialist continuing education credits are available for many of its programs. Support for CPHCE is through state and federal funding.
Public Health Live Public Health Live is a monthly webcast series designed to provide continuing education opportunities on public health issues. Broadcasts are free and available to all who are interested in furthering their knowledge of public health. The live webcast is always held from 9-10 a.m. eastern time on the 3rd Thursday of each month.
Cape May County Public Health Community Resource Directory
The Cape May County Department of Health has been working with community members and organizations. We are promoting healthy programs and behaviors related to:
Issues related to housing
Linking the public to the appropriate agency or program for assistance
Persons needing assistance with tobacco, alcohol, and substance abuse
Persons with behavioral health concerns
The needs of older adults and children
Through the collaboration with Mobilization for Action through Planning and Partnership (MAPP) workgroups, the Cape May County Public Health Community Resource Directory (PDF) has been created and is being distributed throughout Cape May County. The directory contains a comprehensive listing of organizations and programs available to Cape May County residents and visitors who are in need of assistance.
Community Health Improvement Plan
The Cape May County Department of Health, along with community partners and other health professionals completed the first 5 phases of the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) process. The MAPP tool is used to help communities improve the health and quality of life through community-wide and community-driven strategic planning. MAPP allows the community to develop and implement a strategic plan for public health improvement. MAPP focuses on strengthening the whole local public health system rather than separate pieces bringing together diverse interests to collaboratively determine the most effective way to conduct public health activities. The result of this process was the Community Health Improvement Plan (PDF).