Category: Law

The University of Iowa College of Public Health's Institute for Public Health Practice, in cooperation with the Iowa Association of Local Public Health Agencies (I-ALPHA), has developed a series of practiced-based educational programs targeted toward new public health administrators and nursing administrators. The programs are part of the Institute's continuing effort to provide training to strengthen the skills and knowledge of the current public health workforce.

Intended Audience

public health administrators and nurse administrators who are relatively new in their positions (3 years or less) and who seek to enhance their skills and knowledge.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Listthree reasons why it is important to put agreements in writing
  • Describethe major elements of a contract
  • Describethe major guidelines for writing an effective contract
  • Describeat least two examples of actual contract used by local public health

Pre-requisites/Learning Level

No pre-requisites

Competencies addressed

Core competencies for Public Health Professionals identified

Domain 5: Community Dimensions of Practice Skills

  • 5A5. Collaborates with community partners to improve health in a community (e.g., participates in committees, shares data and information, connects people to resources)
  • 5B6. Facilitates collaborations among partners to improve health in a community (e.g., coalition building)
  • 5C6. Establishes written agreements (e.g., memoranda-of-understanding [MOUs], contracts, letters of endorsement) that describe the purpose and scope of partnerships

Domain 7: Planning and Management Skills

  • 7A7. Provides information for development of contracts and other agreements for programs and services

CEUs Offered





Online Self-Pace


1 hour

Presenter(s) and/or Content Experts

Marty Ralston

Technical requirements:

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
  • Flash Player 
  • Speakers

Registration requirements

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Creation and/or update

September 17, 2013