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Training and Technical Assistance

MCD Public Health staff members provide training, consulting, and technical support to integrate and spread research and best practice among individuals, organizations, businesses, and governments.


MCD Public Health provides services in clinical health settings as well as public health and education settings. Training and technical support can be specific to an area of content expertise (for example, blood pressure screening, suicide prevention, diabetes support), or application of tools as they relate to a specific health objective (for example, strategic planning, social marketing, coalition-building, quality improvement).


Clinical Health Settings

MCD Public Health offers training, technical assistance, tools, and educational resources on a variety of health care improvement topics, including:

  • Clinical Care Team Integration
  • Quality Improvement Coach Training
  • High Blood Pressure Detection and Management (Training in accurate BP measurement)
  • Cardiovascular Health Guideline Awareness, Education and Utilization (BP, cholesterol and women's guidelines)
  • Health Literacy (Improving Methods For Patient Education And Self-Management Support)
  • Patient Self-Management Supports and Community Connections
  • Improving Continuity Of Care For Patients With Cardiovascular Disease
  • Telehealth Training and Technical Assistance/ Northeast Telehealth Resource Center (NETRC)
  • Best Practices in Telephonic Diabetes Education and Support– TDES©
  • Oral Health/ Dental Home Initiative

In Public Health and Education Settings

MCD Public Health offers training, technical assistance, tools, and educational resources for diverse audiences in public health and education settings.


Topics include:

  • Worksite Wellness
  • Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Suicide Preventio
  • Kids Oral Health
  • Social marketing
  • Coalition-building
  • Policy advocacy
  • Health communication
  • Media advocacy
  • Social media

Areas of Expertise

MCD Public Health offers training and technical support related to specific content expertise, as well as the application of tools and strategies as they relate to a specific health objective.


Content expertise topics include:

  • Cardiovascular health
  • Substance abuse prevention (includes marijuana, prescription drugs, and alcohol)
  • Suicide prevention
  • Blood pressure screening
  • Diabetes education and support
  • Worksite Wellness
  • Oral Health
  • Diabetes telephonic education and support

Tools and strategies expertise topics include:

  • Social marketing
  • Coalition-building
  • Policy advocacy
  • Health communication
  • Social media
  • Message Framing
  • Motivational Interviewing

Rural Health Webinars

“Over the years, MCD has built substantial capacity for planning, providing, and evaluating programs. Every chance I get I let them know that they provide the best trainings I have attended in over 20 years in the community and school health field.”
- Karyn Martin, SAD #59 School Health Coordinator



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