Training & Education

OPHTC staff develop and manage a variety of training opportunities for students, academic faculty, community colleagues, and the lay public.

Contact Us to learn how we can help you with educational needs!

Stipends for Student Training Projects

The OPTC offers stipends annually to selected students. Applications are usually accepted in the fall semester.

Application Instructions for the 2017-2018 academic year

Stories of Impact from the 2016-2017 awardees!

Stipend Awardees

Step-Up For Dementia Care Project

The Public Health Training Center was awarded funding by the Civil Monetary Revolving Fun (63-1-107.4) grant number 3409021915, Office of Protective Health services, Oklahoma State Department of Health to implement a hands-on training that builds empathy and improves skills for dementia care. Delivered at 120 nursing home locations in OK, the free “Step-Up for Dementia Care” program helps build daily care skills, increase understanding of the disease state, increase sensitivity toward residents living with dementia, and reduce care provider stress in nursing home staff. “Train-the-Trainer” sessions ensure that facility staff can provide future employees with the education. Targeted quality measures include dementia-related deficiency citations, antipsychotic medication use, and deficiencies associated with abuse and neglect.

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Downloadable Documents:

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Personal Preference Indicators

NH Agreement Form

Project Photo Release

Training Evaluation Form - BWB

Training Evaluation Form - WWD



Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals


OK Public Health Association Conference

OPHA 2018 Conference Updates

OPHA 2017 and Conference Agenda

OPHA 2012 Brochure & OPHA 2012 Conference Agenda


OK2SHARE Tutorial

OK2SHARE is a web-based data query system that allows users to access public health datasets for the state of Oklahoma. The data used here are only intended to support evidence-based decision making for improving, evaluating, informing, and implementing public health in the state.

  • For a tutorial on the how to use the website and access data, click here.
  • For a PDF version of the tutorial, click here.

An AI/AN Cultural Awareness Orientation curriculum

For more information, click here


Webinars (the recurring webinar program ended in 2012)

Healthy Weight Plans: Developing, Implementing, and Engaging Partners in the Process

  • This webinar is sponsored by Collaborate for Healthy Weight. If you're inerested in helping reduce obesity, the discussion will engages the "developing and implementing healthy weight plans" and "engaging partners in community-based obesity prevention initiatives."

Minority Health Project to Eliminate Health Disparities

  • The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has a great series of webinars covering many topics in health disparities research. Take a look at some of their archived material.

Oklahoma Geriatric Education Center Webinars (curently offline)

  • This is an excellent collection of 48 presentations covering issues of geriatric patient care, preparedness, ethics, and public health.

Webinar Invitation - Bullying and Suicide Prevention

  • The Suicide Prevention Resource Center hosted a webinar on 2/2/2012, and this invitation also contains links to additional information on understanding and preventing bullying.

Presentations, Articles, and Resources

Primary Care and Public Health Integration, Strategic Priorities, & American Journal of Public Health Special Issue

  • The American Journal of Public Health released a special 2012 issue covering topics of public health, primary care, health promotion, and the need to integrate these systems. Check out their in-depth articles for more information.

"Million Hearts" Heart Attack and Stroke Initiative

  • The CDC and CMS are co-leading an initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes in 5 years.

Health and Equity Metrics for Sustainable Public Policy

  • Rajiv Bhatia, MD, MPH from the San Francisco Department of Public Health delivers a keynote speech at the 2012 OPHA conference in Norman, OK.

Orientation to Public Health in Oklahoma

  • Those interested in a high-level overview of public health will find this presentation helpful and informative.

COPH Public Health Rundown

  • This powerpoint presentation offers broad information on general public health, Oklahoma health statistics, and recent breakthroughs.