Training

SLM Consulting can facilitate training on a variety of topics designed to support and inform public health practice. SLM Consulting has developed, facilitated, and organized various training and education modules focused on educating and building the capacity of public health professionals and community health advocates, including train-the-trainer modules, face to face, web-based, workshops and independent learning modules. Training topics include evidence-based public health practice, public health 101 and the ten essential services, multi-sector collaborations, grant writing, action planning, data mining, priority setting, community health needs assessment and improvement planning, place-based health, and policy development.

Case studies:

  • Develop and facilitated webinar training to over thirty state public health professionals focused on the evidence-based public health framework, including finding and using evidence to inform public health practice. 
  • Collaborated with partner agencies to facilitate an in-person grant training to community coalition representatives, community health advocates, and public health professionals focused on the building capacity to navigate the public health funding landscape, develop competitive proposals, and secure funding.
  • Developed and facilitated a two-day training to university extension specialists to support implementation of a Centers’ for Disease Control and Prevention grant focused on the development and sustainability of wellness coalitions in high-obesity prevalent counties in South Dakota, including American Indian Reservations.

Facilitation

SLM Consulting provides facilitation services to convene and guide diverse groups of public health professionals, community health members and key decision makers through collaborative dialogue to identify and implement actionable strategies to achieve short-term and long-term outcomes that address public health priorities. SLM Consulting will work with you to build and strengthen multi-sector collaborations to guide strategic planning efforts that address evidence-based public health strategies to address community health.

Case studies:

  • Support implementation of statewide chronic disease plan through facilitation of workgroups comprised of diverse partners who represent healthcare, community, school, and worksite sectors who work collaboratively to develop evidence-based resources to enhance chronic disease prevention and health promotion.
  • Facilitate a statewide taskforce of public health professionals focused on reducing ultraviolet radiation exposure among youth and adults through implementation of evidence-based approaches shown to reduce the burden of skin cancer.