UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley School of Public Health

CALPACT Berkeley offers an array of training programs, events and opportunities, both in-person and online, that reach a range of public health professionals throughout California. Learn more about who we are here.

Highlights of 2013-14 training programs, events and opportunities tailored to meet the needs of specific health agencies and their workforces include:

  • Innovative Leader Speakers Series
  • Annual Leadership Conference
  • 2014 Isms Collaborative Retreat
  • Professional Development Workshop Series
  • New Media Training Series 
  • Health Communication Matters! Webinar Series
  • IHI Open School

Innovative Leaders Speaker Series

CALPACT is pleased to present the 2013-2014 Innovative Leaders Speaker Series for the continued professional development of our public health workforce. The Series is co-sponsored with the Center for Health Leadership (CHL) and our goal for the Series is to provide public health professionals with an opportunity to learn about innovative ideas and new ways of thinking while creating a forum to share these ideas with others. Each speaker in the Series provides lectures with key leaders in the core competencies of leadership, performance improvement, funding management, work-life balance, and leadership and management. Learn more here!




2014 Annual Leadership Conference

On May 30th and May 31st, 2013, CALPACT and co-sponsor Center for Health Leadership (CHL) presented Health 3.0: Transforming Community Health and Care Delivery - Upstream Innovations in an Era of Health Reform. This conference focused on a call to action, skills and vision for focusing on upstream innovation and care transformation. Learn more here!




2014 Isms Collaborative Retreat

On January 30th, the Isms Collaborative participated in a retreat. We celebrated the work of long time Isms Collaborative members and and thanked them for their years of commitment and love for this work. We also dialogued about future opportunities for growth and development for the Collaborative. We created an "Epic Tale" in order to have a visual representation of the unique, effective and rich "isms" work done by the Collaborative.


Professional Development Workshop Series

CALPACT is pleased to co-sponsor with the Center for Public Health Practice (CPHP) PH291: The Professional Development Workshop Series: Essential Skills for the Public Health Workforce, at UC Berkeley's School of Public Health. PH291 is a series of skills-based workshops designed to introduce public health professionals and students to specialized skills needed in the public health workplace. These workshops are intended to complement the core curriculum of the School of Public Health (SPH) and are selected based on regular feedback from public health practitioners, faculty and students. Workshop facilitators include consultants, CPHP field supervisors, UC Berkeley Lecturers, and public health practitioners with expertise in the subject. This course is open to all graduate students in the SPH, and undergraduate students and public health professionals are encouraged to attend. To learn more about each workshop and how to register, please visit our Classroom Trainings page.

New Media Training Series

As new media tools become increasingly important for public health education, advocacy, and promotion, CALPACT has implemented a New Media Training Series for California health professionals. By providing opportunities for health professionals to learn how to strategically use new media for public health practice and health care, CALPACT is building the new media literacy of the health workforce and providing the tools for leaders to communicate with and engage diverse communities. The series of new media and social media trainings provide public health/health care professionals and leaders with the new media knowledge and skills they need to advance their missions and support their work to improve the health of communities in California.

Explore the recordings, slides, and resources from our latest 2014 New Media Training Series, Are We There Yet? New Media Best Practices for Creating and Measuring Impact! Be sure to check out all the resources from our past Series as well - all on the Resources Page

Health Communication Matters! Webinar Series

The Health Communication Matters! Webinar Series will help participants in all walks of public health to apply health literacy principles to their everyday communications.

What audiences do you communicate with--consumers, health professionals, disenfranchised communities, your public health peers? Whatever your role in public health, it's likely that you need to communicate effectively. But how do you know your communication is effective? Only about 10 percent of the population is considered "health literate." That leaves the vast majority of us with barriers to understanding the health-related information we read.

Learn more about our recent and upcoming webinars in the Series here!

Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School

Are you interested in exploring opportunities for online education? The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School for Health Professions is a wonderful interprofessional educational community that gives students the skills to become change agents in health care improvement. Topic areas include quality improvement, patient safety, teamwork, leadership, and patient-centered care. Employers are looking for these skills and patients expect providers to have them.

The Open School aims to help you fill that void. The IHI Open School is an educational community that's free - there's no applications, no admissions requirements, and no due dates. It's a simple process of registering through our school - UC Berkeley, School of Public Health - browsing the courses, and getting started!

For instructions on how to register, please click here. Learn more about the IHI Open School!