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As a bridge from academic study to practical, community application of information on health promotion and disease prevention, CSCH offers or sponsors training for researchers, public health practitioners, public health advocates (including community health workers, teachers, and members of CBOs and the lay community), and graduate and undergraduate students in health professions. The training unit provides support (assessment and delivery) to the Core Research team and instruction to increase capacity for CBPR in young investigators (Community Health Scholars). The Community Health Advisor training provides 60+ hours of core skills for agency/CBO and lay health workers implementing and managing intervention programs. In collaboration with our community partners, we offer the Community Public Health Certificate Program at the Birmingham-Easonian Baptist Bible College (a non-credit program of 12 hours of lecture and discussion by volunteer faculty and community health partners); the annual Black Belt Institute; and Community Research Day. In addition, the training unit has provided diversity/cultural competence courses for public health, medical, and dental students, as well as traditional and web-based public health training in critical areas for practitioners.


Community-Based Participatory Research


Black Belt Institute


Community Research Day


Public Health Certificate Program




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