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Education (courses, webinars, etc.) and training (general, fellowship and postdoctoral opportunities) in HSR.

Education and Training Opportunities - Federal (U.S.)

  • IMHD Health Disparities Research Institute - (National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, NIH (NIMHD) USA)  Details

    The Summer Institute will be held from August 15, 2016, to August 19, 2016 in Bethesda, MD. Applications from postdoctoral students, assistant professors, early career research investigators, and scientists engaged in minority health and health disparities research will be accepted.

  • CDC Learning Connection - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))  Details

    Learning products and resources from across the public health community to help improve public health knowledge and skills.

  • CDC Recorded Videos - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))  Details

    Collection of archived videos available from CDC on YouTube.

  • Child Health Evaluation and Research Unit (CHEAR) - (University of Michigan (U-M))  Details

    Research conducted by the CHEAR Unit provides information to improve the delivery of child health care and enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of public and private health care programs.

  • Effective Communication Tools for Healthcare Professionals - (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA))  Details

    Online interactive training course that aims to raise the quality of provider-patient interactions by teaching providers and their staff how to gauge and respond to their patients' health literacy, cultural background, and language skills.

  • Genetics and Social Science: Expanding Transdisciplinary Research - (Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, NIH (OBSSR))  Details

    The overarching goal of this course is to improve social and behavioral scientists' genetics literacy in several key areas, broadly grouped into conversation, imagination, evaluation and integration. The course will provide sufficient knowledge to support the integration of genetics concepts in the behavioral or social scientist's own research and will allow for collaborative studies with geneticists. The course will provide users with the ability to conceive of progressive but feasible studies. Scientists will develop the skills necessary to assess genetics research for validity and utility.

  • HCUP On-line Tutorial Series - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))  Details

    The HCUP Online Tutorial Series provides HCUP data users with information about HCUP data and tools, and training on technical methods for conducting research with HCUP data.

  • HSR&D Career Development Program - (Health Services Research and Development Service, Veterans Administration (HSR&D))  Details

    A description of Career Development and other mentoring and training opportunities within VA HSR&D for clinicians and non-clinicians.

  • Health Indicators: a 4-Part Webinar Series - (National Library of Medicine, National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology)  Details

    Recorded webinar series that provides an overview of health indicators, an in-depth review of a county-level indicator project, practical approaches in using health indicator data to engage with communities, and an exploration of several important new indicator efforts.

  • Health Literacy for Public Health Professionals - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))  Details

    Free web-based course to educate public health professionals on the importance of health literacy and their role in providing health information and services and promoting public health literacy.

  • How to Apply for a HRSA Grant - (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA))  Details

    This site is an online technical assistance resource, offering webinars, application and submission guidance, as well as tips for writing successful proposals to HRSA.

  • Public Health Law Program Training and Educational Resources - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))  Details

    The Public Health Law Program (PHLP) develops and shares a growing portfolio of courses and other learning materials in applied public health law. This website features selected learning resources for public health lawyers, public health practitioners, students, and others.

  • Research Data Assistance Center - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS))  Details

    Provides free assistance and training to academic and non-profit researchers interested in using CMS data for research.

  • TeamSTEPPS for Office-Based Care - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))  Details

    TeamSTEPPS for Office-Based Care adapts the core concepts of the TeamSTEPPS program to reflect the environment of office-based teams. The examples, discussions, and exercises are tailored to the medical office environment. It is a full version of TeamSTEPPS, including all of the fundamentals modules as well as modules to assist in implementation.

  • The SHARE Approach - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))  Details

    SHARE is a five-step process for shared decision making that includes exploring and comparing the benefits, harms, and risks of each option through meaningful dialogue about what matters most to the patient. The website includes information about webinars, tools, workshops, and the AHRQ Knowledge Transfer project.

Education and Training Opportunities - Other

  • MAPP Trainings - (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))  Details

    The Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) Training teaches how to take action steps toward a healthier community.

  • Medicare Learning Network - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS))  Details

    A free Medicare education and information portal from CMS geared towards health care professionals. MLN provides educational resources, web-based training, and an electronic mailing list.

  • APHA Webinars - (American Public Health Association (APHA))  Details

    Upcoming and recorded webinars on public health topics.

  • Fellowship Opportunities - (Commonwealth Fund)  Details

    Commonwealth Fund fellowship programs are designed to give promising young researchers the opportunity for in-depth study of various health care policy topics, working with investigators, policy analysts, government officials, and others in a number of U.S. and international settings.

  • Health Policy Orientation - (AcademyHealth)  Details

    Held yearly in Washington, DC, this meeting provides an in-depth introduction to the key players, formal and informal policymaking processes, and critical health policy issues.

  • Health Services Researcher of 2020 Summit Series - (AcademyHealth, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) U.S.)  Details

    AcademyHealth conducted an exploratory study to assess the needs of the field as viewed from multiple perspectives. Based on recommendations from this report, AcademyHealth launched a series of high level meetings on the field's infrastructure needs. The Summits covered the topics of workforce, methods and data, and knowledge transfer.

  • Population Health Academy - (Thomas Jefferson University, School of Population Health)  Details

    Summer Session: July 18-22, 2016 / Fall Session: October 17-21, 2016. Philadelphia, PA.

  • Public Policy Events - (Urban Institute (UI))  Details

    Series of public policy events on a wide variety of current topics. Drawing from Institute researchers and area experts, these lunchtime discussions offer authoritative analysis and audience interaction on topics ranging from social services and politics to faith well-being. Audio-recordings of past events are accessible at this site.

  • Research Methods Knowledge Base - (Cornell Office for Research on Evaluation US)  Details

    Comprehensive web-based textbook that addresses all of the topics in a typical introductory undergraduate or graduate course in social research methods. It covers the entire research process including: formulating research questions; sampling (probability and nonprobability); measurement (surveys, scaling, qualitative, unobtrusive); research design (experimental and quasi-experimental); data analysis; and, writing the research paper.

  • Training & Education in Comparative Effectiveness Research - (NYU Langone Medical Center, Section on Value and Effectiveness (SOLVE) USA)  Details

    These programs are directed toward individuals with an interest in health policy, outcomes research, or public health. The mission of the programs is to increase the nation's supply of physician-investigators and other researchers who examine health decisions that affect urban underserved communities. Both a two-year Master's program and a one-year Certification program are available.

Online Courses and Materials

  • IHI Open School - (Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI))  Details

    An educational portal that provides courses on patient safety, healthcare quality, and cost of care. Courses are free for students, medical residents, university faculty and need-based scholarships are also offered.

  • ACHIEVE Webinar Archive - (Action Communities for Health, Innovation & Environmental Change (ACHIEVE))  Details

    ACHIEVE webinars support the policy work of communities nation-wide, making professional development and education easy and affordable.

  • ASTHO Recorded Webinars - (Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO))  Details

    Collection of archived webinars available from ASTHO on YouTube.

  • Archived Kaiser.edu Tutorials - (Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) US)  Details

    This website lists all tutorials available on kaiserEDU.org at the time that the website was closed in September 2013. The webinars will not be updated.

  • Comparative Effectiveness Research Online Training Center - (Ohio State University, College of Public Health US)  Details

    These resources were developed with funding from the National Institutes of Health to provide training in Comparative Effectiveness Research methodology and application. While the IOM Priority Area for this program was Birth Outcomes, the modules were created to addresses CER methods and application more generally. There are 16 modules.

  • Concepts in Economic Evaluation - (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health)  Details

    This free, online course describes how economic theory is linked to economic evaluation techniques like cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis and introduces concepts that are specific to economic evaluation.

  • Evidence Based Practice Toolkit for Nursing - (Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) US)  Details

    This tutorial is designed to support both curriculum-based EBP instruction and the ongoing education of practicing professionals. The tutorial consists of five instructional modules: What is EBP; Asking your question; Levels of evidence; resources; and evidence appraised.

  • Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) Tutorial - (Duke University Medical Center Library US, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Health Science Library US)  Details

    Intended for any health care practitioner or student who needs a basic introduction to the principles of Evidence-Based Medicine.

  • Finding and Using Health Statistics: A Self-Study Course - (National Library of Medicine, National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology)  Details

    This online course describes the range of available health statistics and presents strategies to successfully find health statistics.

  • Grey Literature Web Conference Series - (AcademyHealth)  Details

    This three-part Web conference series, held in April 2011, provided an overview of grey literature and approaches to searching the grey literature for health services research; a consumer's guide to conducting advanced searches of grey literature; and a producer's perspective on the "searchability" of grey literature and how to effectively produce and distribute research.

  • HCUP Events - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))  Details

    Included in this website is information on upcoming presentations at meetings, as well as information on upcoming webinars and workshops.

  • HCUP On-line Tutorial Series - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))  Details

    The HCUP Online Tutorial Series provides HCUP data users with information about HCUP data and tools, and training on technical methods for conducting research with HCUP data.

  • Health Equity and Prevention Primer - (Prevention Institute)  Details

    Web-based training series for public health practitioners and advocates interested in policy advocacy, community change, and multi-sector engagement to achieve health equity.

  • Health Services Research Doctoral Core Competencies - (BioMed Central)  Details

    This manuscript, by Dr . Christopher Forrest and colleagues, presents an initial description of doctoral level core competencies for health services research (HSR). The competencies are described in broad terms which reflect the unique expertise, interests, and preferred learning methods of academic HSR programs. The paper discusses the important learning objectives and methods for HSR training, and clarifies the unique skills of HSR graduates.

  • Health Services Research Methods Seminars - (AcademyHealth)  Details

    Full-day June Annual Research Meeting Seminars, 2-hour live and archived Web-based Cyber Seminars, and full-day Fall Methods Seminars on using Federal and state databases.

  • Healthcare Quality: Measurement and Implications Series - (National Pharmaceutical Council (NPC) US, University of Maryland)  Details

    This online course consists of two modules which include an introduction to the terminology, the trends, the stakeholders and leadership, and the quality improvement programs at play in the current healthcare environment. These two modules represent 3.5 hours of certified continuing education.

  • Informed Consent and Authorization - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))  Details

    Section of AHRQ toolkit offers some strategies for those who seek to serve as change agents in their organizations to improve the informed consent and authorization process.

  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Map - (Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI))  Details

    This map is a free, open resource for those interested in sharing IHI's mission of improving health care. This includes access to various "How To Guides," for example, prevent ventilator-associated pneumonia; prevent surgical site infection; prevent adverse drug events, etc.

  • Insurance Education - (America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP))  Details

    Current, comprehensive, and economically priced self-study courses for professionals seeking to advance their understanding of the health insurance industry.

  • Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice - (Duke University Medical Center Library US)  Details

    This tutorial is intended for any health care practitioner or student who needs a basic introduction to the principles of Evidence-Based Practice.

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    An online introduction to the issues and methodologies of health services research.

  • MLA Educational Clearinghouse - (Medical Library Association (MLA))  Details

    List of courses, educational webcasts, and resources related to the use of health information resources.

  • Measuring Health Disparities Details

    This interactive course focuses on some basic issues for public health practice -- how to understand, define and measure health disparity. This course examines the language of health disparity to come to some common understanding of what that term means, explains key measures of health disparity and shows how to calculate them. This computer-based course provides a durable tool that is useful to daily activities in the practice of public health.

  • Multiple Chronic Conditions Education and Training - (Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) U.S.)  Details

    This website provides access to training materials those delivering care to persons living with multiple chronic conditions. Included are a series of curriculum and a searchable repository of education and training resources.

  • On-line HCUP Overview Course - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))  Details

    The cCourse is an online, interactive, modular course that provides information about HCUP data, software tools and products.

  • Online Research Ethics Course - (University of Montana US)  Details

    Intended to provide a foundation for institutions that are working to promote Responsible Conduct of Research.

  • Online Training on Pediatric Healthcare Quality, Quality Improvement, and Patient Safety - (Children's National Medical Center US)  Details

    The EMSC National Resource Center (NRC), in collaboration with the Alliance for Pediatric Emergency Medication Safety, has produced a series of training modules. These presentations target medical students, residents, and fellowship trainees and focus on three primary objectives: (1) to educate trainees about pediatric medication safety issues in the emergency setting; (2) to describe potential solutions to improve medication safety; and (3) to equip trainees with the tools to implement a quality improvement initiative in their training program.

  • Population Health: Behavioral and Social Science Insights - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), National Institutes of Health (NIH))  Details

    A new book, Population Health: Behavioral and Social Science Insights, produced jointly by AHRQ and NIH's Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, is a collection of papers that highlight the varied contributions of the behavioral and social sciences to population health.

  • Public Health Law Program Training and Educational Resources - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))  Details

    The Public Health Law Program (PHLP) develops and shares a growing portfolio of courses and other learning materials in applied public health law. This website features selected learning resources for public health lawyers, public health practitioners, students, and others.

  • Quality Improvement & Risk Management Training - (Health Services Research and Development Service, Veterans Administration (HSR&D))  Details

    Learn about how to design and implement a successful Quality Improvement program that meets core program and FTCA requirements and drives quality-related activities from this website.

  • Research Reporting Guidelines and Initiatives: By Organization - (National Library of Medicine (NLM) U.S.)  Details

    This site provides acces to a chart listing the major biomedical research reporting guidelines that provide advice for reporting research methods and findings. The chart also includes editorial style guides for writing research reports or other publications.

  • TRAIN - (Public Health Foundation (PHF))  Details

    TRAIN is a learning resource for professionals who protect the public's health. A free service of the Public Health Foundation, www.train.org is part of the newly expanded TrainingFinder Real-time Affiliate Integrated Network (TRAIN).

  • TalkingQuality.Gov - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ))  Details

    TalkingQuality is a comprehensive resource and guide for organizations that produce and disseminate reports to consumers on the quality of care provided by health care organizations (e.g., hospitals, health plans, medical groups, nursing homes) and individual physicians.

  • Webinar: Exploring Health Impact Assessments - (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))  Details

    In a webinar originally aired on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 2:00 pm, RWJF examines how Health Impact Assessments are used to examine the potential health impacts of a policy, project or plan.

  • e-Source: Behavioral and Social Science Research - (Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, NIH (OBSSR))  Details

    - This website provides access to 20 interactive chapters with authoritative answers to methodological questions on behavioral and social science research. With contributions from a team of international experts, this anthology provides the latest information on addressing emerging challenges in public health.

  • eHealth University - (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS))  Details

    This education portal will give a curriculum organized by level, from beginner to advanced, in a variety of formats, including fact sheets, guides, videos, checklists, and webinars.