Online Learning

The Center has a new face to its online learning management system (LMS). The Center transitioned this summer from Canvas, to the University’s ScarletCanvas.

Please click here to access the new LMS, ScarletCanvas.

We currently have the following courses available:

The following information is important to note about the new LMS:

  • You will need to create a user profile within the new system, even if you had an account with us previously. You will be prompted to set up this profile when you attempt to register for your first course.
  • Canvas is not compatible with Internet Explorer as a web browser. It is suggested to use either Google Chrome or Firefox.

Please notify us immediately if you experience technical problems when accessing our catalog or any of our courses – we want to know so that we can make it better! Contact us at

In addition to Center developed trainings, several courses have been created via collaboration with other organizations. You can find further information about these courses below.

Foundations of Public Health Practice to Replace Public Health 101: A Short Course

The Center’s Public Health 101: A Short Course is no longer available. Please check out an alternative course via our partners at the Region V Public Health Training Center course Foundations of Public Health via the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Please click here to learn more and to enroll today.

This module was designed to address 12 foundational learning objectives of public health. The module is divided into four parts – you will hear from University of Michigan faculty as well as practitioners from the Great Lakes region about the core philosophies of public health, the importance of evidence-based practice, the various factors that influence health, and the necessity of taking an ecological perspective to population health.

Online Performance Management Training Series

The Center took part in providing an exciting online Performance Management Training series that is now available! This free, introductory-level series is intended for individuals working in governmental public health who are new to performance management and/or who are responsible for building a performance management system for their agency. To learn more and to register for this three-part series, click here! 

One Key Question® Certification Training

One Key Question is a transformative tool that starts the conversation about if, when, and under what circumstances a patient wants to get pregnant and have a child. This interactive training will teach clinical and non-clinical providers how to offer this pregnancy desire screening tool at their site, and how to provide follow-up care based on the patient’s response – whether that is for birth control, preconception health care, prenatal care, or other services.

This training will take approximately 4-6 hours to complete. Providers can exit out of the training at any time, and work will be saved.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the rationale for using One Key Question in their practice;
  • Articulate how One Key Question supports people in achieving reproductive well-being;
  • List strategies to identify and address unconscious bias and promote reproductive autonomy at the individual level;
  • Demonstrate how to ask One Key Question and follow the 4-response Pathways to Care with fidelity;
  • Identify resources and tools on contraception and pre/interconception care;
  • Describe key components of One Key Question implementation workflow.

Continuing Education Credits

CME: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of OHSU School of Medicine and Power to Decide. The OHSU School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. OHSU School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CPH: This course is approved for 6 CPH CEs by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.

MCHES/CHES: Sponsored by the Center for Public Health Practice (MEP100177), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., this program is designated for (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to total 6 category I contact hours in health education. Maximum advance-level contact hours available are 2.

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Preconception and Contraception Pathways to Care Training

The Preconception and Contraception Pathways to Care training increases a provider’s knowledge of contraceptive methods, introduces factors a patient may consider when choosing a method, and describes essential elements of preconception care. Providers will learn how to build patient-centered preconception and contraception pathways to care.

The Preconception and Contraception Pathways to Care training will take approximately 1-2 hours to complete and includes videos, reflections, knowledge checks, and modules on patient-centered counseling, contraception, and preconception

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Mobilizing Rural Communities to Prevent Childhood Obesity A Toolkit

This toolkit and online learning modules are the product of a multi-state (Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin), multi-disciplinary research project titled Mobilizing Rural Low-income Communities to Assess and Improve the Ecological Environment to Prevent Childhood Obesity, more commonly referred to as Communities Preventing Childhood Obesity (CPCO). The goal of the CPCO project was to increase capacity in rural communities to create and sustain environments to prevent childhood obesity among preschool age children. For more information, contact Family and Consumer Sciences Educator, Jennifer Lobb at or Associate Professor and Field Specialist, Carol Smathers at

Healthier Pregnancy: Tools & Techniques to Best Provide ACA-Covered Preventive Services

Healthier Pregnancy: Tools and Techniques to Best Provide Affordable Care Act Covered Preventive Services addresses successful practices in implementing U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations around obesity, alcohol, depression, intimate partner violence, tobacco, and breastfeeding in pre- and perinatal care settings. Click here to access the trainings!