Learning & Resources

We produce diverse training opportunities and share resources to increase the public health workforce’s understanding of issues influencing community health and help public health professionals gain the skills and knowledge they need to increase their effectiveness.

WSPHA Professional Development Activities

WSPHA Annual Conference (formerly known as the Joint Conference on Health)

Washington State Journal of Public Health Practice

WSPHA Webinars Archive

Competencies and Assessment Tools


Council on Linkages (COL) Competency Assessment for Public Health Professionals

Public Health Competency Assessment Tool (Spokane Regional Health) (COL based)


Community Health Assessment Learning Resources Toolkit 2012

Community Health Assessment Self-Assessment Tool 2012

Community Health Assessment and Improvement


Public Health Nursing Competency Self-Assessment, Dec. 2010

Succession Planning

Succession Planning and Management Local Public (John Wiesman, Director, Clark County Public Health), Nov 2012

Succession Planning Leadership Pipeline Matrix

Succession Planning Matrix (Clark County Matrix)

Best Practice Agency Assessment (National Association of County and City Health Officials)

Advocacy & Policy Resources

State Health Innovation Plan

Governor’s Interagency Council on Health Disparities

Public Health Partner Resources


We work in collaboration with numerous state agencies and universities to assess public health workforce needs and develop appropriate trainings for the diverse community of professionals working in public health and related fields.

Washington State Journal of Public Health Practice

Washington State Department of Health

Health Education Resources Exchange (H.E.R.E) – Professional Resources

Performance Management Centers for Excellence

SmartPH Learning Management System (available to local public health, the Department of Health, and tribes)

Washington Public Health Training Network

University of Washington

Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

UW School of Nursing

UW School of Public Health

Public Health- Seattle and King County

Practice Based Research Network


American Public Health Association

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs

Association of State Territorial Health Officials

Community Tool Box – University of Kansas

National Association of City and County Health Officials

National Network of Public Health Institutes

National Practice Based Research Network

Public Health Accreditation Board

Public Health Foundation-Council on Linkages

PublicHealth.org – Master’s in Public Health Degree Information

Public Health Online – In-depth guide for those looking for reliable, expert-driven information on careers and academic programs in health education.

Public Health Training Center – Contains many courses, linked with public health competencies and emergency preparedness capabilities.

Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) Center for Online Resources & Education (CORE)

Training Finder Real-time Affiliate Integrated Network (TRAIN) – Nation’s premier learning resource for professionals who protect the public’s health.

CDC Learning Connection – Many training resources provided and are all free.

MPH Programs List – This website includes over 130+ courses (and growing!) in public health and public health related fields such as epidemiology, disease, biostatistics, social and behavioral sciences and more.