NY Launches Citizen Public Health Training Program To Address Health Crisis – NBC New York

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NY Launches Citizen Public Health Training Program To Address Health Crisis - NBC New York


What there is to know

  • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the Citizen’s Public Health Training Program – a free educational initiative that he hopes will enable citizens to solve, and possibly even prevent, future public health issues, including COVID-19.
  • Cornell University will offer the advanced free online program. The university has developed the 8-session, 16-hour program, which includes eight interactive sessions with Cornell and SUNY professors and national experts.
  • Registration for the program begins Wednesday and classes began April 30. Those interested can register online at ny.gov/citizenpublichealth.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the Citizen’s Public Health Training Program – a free educational initiative that he hopes will enable citizens to solve, and possibly even prevent, future public health issues, including COVID-19.

Cornell University will offer the advanced free online program. The university has developed the 8-session, 16-hour program, which includes eight interactive sessions with Cornell and SUNY professors and national experts.

Cornell University’s Dr Lorin Warnick called the program “innovative”.

“At Cornell, we are very honored to be a part of this effort,” said Warnick. “The course will be offered to all New Yorkers. It will enable the citizens of our state to learn from Cornell educators and to become leaders in public health for their families and communities. ”

Those who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of completion from Cornell and the state Department of Health.

“In the event of another health emergency, that would be a group of people who could volunteer to help in their community,” Cuomo said, adding that he believes the program will attract many people.

Registration for the program begins on Wednesdays and classes begin on April 30. Those interested can register online at ny.gov/citizenpublichealth.



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