Health Literacy for Public Health Professionals Training Program
Resource Materials and Free Web-based Training (CE Credits)
Nearly nine out of ten adults in the U.S. may lack the skills need to manage their health. As a health professional, clearly communicating vital health information to the populations you serve will help reduce health care costs and poor health outcomes. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has compiled resource materials for health professionals as well as free web-based training with continuing education credits.
For more information, visit the links below:
Health Literacy Program Overview (CDC)
Online Training Program Overview
Health Literacy for Public Health Professionals (Course Link):
Rx for Robust Boards
Moving Your Nonprofit Board from Average to Exceptional
A highly engaged, quality board of directors is critical to the overall success of your organization. This publication will help you understand your board’s role and structure, assess its strengths and weaknesses, and help move it from disengagement to engagement.
Recommended Citation: Rx for Robust Boards: Moving Your Nonprofit Board from Average to Exceptional, Nicole Lezin, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #25, March 2008
Nonprofit Business Plan Development:
From Vision, Mission and Values to Implementation
Business planning is a vital component for any nonprofit organization. This planning is the blueprint that helps to establish a foundation upon which the organization can focus on its vision, tailor its mission and incorporate values it deems essential to the organization’s success. This document provides and overview of the steps in the planning process (including SWOT analysis), vision and mission statement development, and goal setting.
Recommended Citation: Nonprofit Business Plan Development: From Vision, Mission and Values to Implementation, Terri Theisen, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #24, March 2008
Technology Planning and Assessment
How Healthy is Your Nonprofit IT Infrastructure?
Effective technology planning is an involved process. It takes a commitment of time and resources from senior managers and other staff. In order to make good decisions, an organization also needs to understand key aspects of technology.
This document, developed in partnership with Techbridge, will help your organization:
- Increase daily operational efficiency
- Manage your budget and spend money more effectively
- Build an online community and boost fundraising efforts
- Give donors more confidence in your organization
- Protect your organization from the impacts of employee turnover
Organizational Assessment: A Framework for Stregthening Georgia's Nonprofit Organizations
Recommended Citation: Organizational Assessment: A Framework for Stregthening Georgia's Nonprofit Organizations, Nicole Lezin, Healthcare Georgia Foundation, Publication #16, January 2007
Investing in Sustainability – Adding Value in Georgia
How to sustain successful efforts once funding ends is an issue that most health nonprofits routinely face. Organizations need to learn how to make strategic decisions regarding sustainability. How can grantmakers help current and future grantees sustain their community improvements? This publication examines issues related to planning for sustainability, keys to achieving it, examples from nonprofits and recommendations for grantmakers and individual philanthropists on how to help nonprofit health organizations achieve their missions.
Media Training Guide
Raising awareness is crucial to the success of any health organization or program. Whether your goal is convincing people to adopt a healthy behavior, increasing funding levels, strengthening your membership base or simply generating buzz about a program, communications is a critical tool in helping you achieve results.
This comprehensive guide will help your program or organization understand the "ins and outs" of working with the Media, including:
- Communicating effectively and accurately
- Developing an effective media strategy
- Writing for the Media
- Building strong, ongoing relationships
- Preparing for an interview