The Virtual Campus of Public Health is a network of people, institutions and organizations that share courses, resources, services and activities of education, information and knowledge management in training, with the common purpose of improving the skills of the workforce and practices of public health through the development and innovative use of information and communication technologies for continuous improvement in the performance of continuing education programs in health. Is itself a tool of the technical cooperation of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) for networked learning in the region of the Americas.
Epidat is a nonprofit project that started in the early 90s, between the Xunta de Galicia and the Pan American Health Organization, is the development and dissemination of a freeware program for statistical and epidemiological data analysis. Currently running version 3.1 multilingual (English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Galician) and 4.0 at the moment only in Spanish and Galician.
The World Bank through the World Bank Institute grants access to the latest global knowledge, and using innovative ways to solve development challenges. WBI offers three areas of support to its developing-country clients:
- Open Knowledge: connecting them to global knowledge and learning on the "how" of reform,
- Collaborative Governance: helping them to mobilize for collective action, and
- Innovative Solutions: scanning and incubating innovations to tackle key development challenges.
It offers courses in English related to health services including the essential functions of public health.
The University of North Carolina offers the course: The Basic Science of Public Health, which explores public health issues like cardiovascular and infectious diseases â€” both locally and globally â€”through the lens of epidemiology. Topic areas include: Overview and history of epidemiology and public health and the population perspective, measures of disease occurrence (incidence and prevalence), study designs and measures of association, Basic introduction to causal inference
The University of Michigan offers an interactive course: Measuring Health Disparities, which can be downloaded online for free, and allows basic training and an approach to measures of health inequalities.