HDGP Training and Technical Assistance

Watch this webinar and view the presentation slides by the PiER Center to learn about the Semi-Annual Reporting System.


The CCPD and HD Grant Programs are contracting with the Center for Public Health Practice to provide training and technical assistance. View the list of curated resources.

CCPD and HDGP Grantee Kick-off Meeting: A Time to Learn, Build, Share and Connect
Use the link above to access the materials and resources shared during the meeting. This meeting served as an opportunity for FY19 grantees of CDPHE's CCPD and HDGP to come together to learn, build, share, and connect. Grantees had the opportunity to meet face-to-face with CDPHE staff, technical assistance providers, evaluators and other grantees.

May 13, 2020: Two Topics: Understanding the Differences between Advocacy and Lobbying and Community-Led Budgeting
Use the link above to watch the recording. The presentation on Advocacy vs. Lobbying will help grantees understand what types of activities are allowable under the HDGP statue. The presentation on Community-led Budgeting will cover: the purpose, the process, how the process in facilitated, how the community is trained, how the budget is managed, and lessons learned. 
Understanding the Difference between Advocacy and Lobbying

Community-led Budgeting

November 13, 2019: FY20 Policy, Systems & Environmental Change Trainings
Use the link above to watch the recording. This presentation will cover the suite of trainings for HDGP grantees related to policy, systems and environmental change with live training dates and on-demand training launches.
Resource: Presentation slides

February 13, 2019: Recognizing Power, Strategies for Authentic Engagement to Advance Equity
Use the link above to watch the recording. This presentation will cover the basics of equity and inclusion, and discuss ways to form meaningful partnerships with community that recognize their power, knowledge and expertise.
Resource: Authentic Community Engagement to Advance Equity Sweet Tool

November 14, 2018: Collective Capacity Building Tool
Use the link above to watch the recording. The Collective Capacity Building Tool (CCBT) supports community-engaged projects in joint planning and shared decision-making to help advance community engagement and health equity efforts and goals.
Resources: CCBT slidesCCBT tool, and suggestions on how to use the CCBT tool

    Recording of the workshop on grassroots community organizing

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    This series was designed to be accessible to non-communications professionals who are interested in and motivated to build their communications skills.

    Each training is approximately 45-50 minutes long.

    1. Part 1: How to be an ambassador
    This training is for anyone who wants to improve their public speaking skills and is great for those who give presentations, lead coalitions, serve on committees or act as a spokesperson.

    2. Part 2: Using Audience Insights to Boost Engagement
    In this training, learn how to use audience insights to refine your messages to gain maximum impact by identifying ways to explore your audience’s attitudes, beliefs, values and behaviors. This training is for anyone who is interested in finding ways to better reach and engage their audience and is appropriate for both communications and public health professionals.

    3. Part 3: Social Media: Beyond the Basics | presentation slides 
    You know that social media is a valuable tool for getting your message out there...and so does everyone else. This training will teach you techniques to break through and get your messages seen and heard. This training will also touch on techniques for paid social ads. If you manage digital communications, post to or monitor social media accounts or create digital content, this training will help you build your skills. This training is appropriate for both communications and public health professionals.

    4. Part 4: Be Better at Email: How to Build Newsletters Your Subscribers Can’t Wait to Read | presentation slides
    With so much competition in the inbox, it can be hard to truly connect with your audience. In this training you’ll learn how to get better results in the inbox with tips and techniques on formatting, design and content to boost open rates, clicks and conversions. If you manage email communications or contribute content to newsletters, this training is for you. This training is appropriate for both communications and public health professionals.

    Qualitative and Quantitative Data Reporting to Maximize Stakeholder Engagement | presentation slides 
    As part of the PiER Center's ongoing evaluation TA webinar series, this webinar focuses on reporting quantitative and qualitative data. Communication timing, dissemination best practices, the use of social media and online resources, and planning and preparing manuscripts, journal articles, and conference presentations are discussed. The webinar provides examples of effective data communication, presentation and dissemination traps to avoid, and how to harness the power of social media to engage a wide audience.

    The following training webinars are part of the PiER Center evaluation team's quantitative series.

    1. Data Management | presentation slides 
    This webinar focuses on how to manage data from the start of a project to completion. If you are not an experienced Excel user, improve your skills with free lessons.

    2. Data analysis using Excel | presentation slides
    This webinar covers a variety of methods applicable to analyzing data with Excel. The presenter uses Excel's 2013 version, therefore, some functions may vary if you are using a different version. However, the concepts will still be relevant.

    The following training webinars are part of the PiER Center evaluation team's qualitative series.

    1. Presenting the Conceptual Framework for Exploring a Public Health Issues Qualitative Methods | presentation slides 
    Attendees will come to understand the merit of integrating qualitative data into any existing evaluation. Emphasis is on participant observation and group/ individual interviews with references to use of film and photo. The contents of this session include but are not limited to: the skills needed for your team, analysis of gaps in understanding that can be addressed with qualitative methods, opening and closing your qualitative data gathering session, and developing tentative hypotheses for a systematic search.

    2. Qualitative Coding and Developing Themes from your Data | presentation slides 
    As part of an ongoing PiER Center series related to qualitative evaluation, this webinar focuses on qualitative analysis, including: coding strategies and techniques, essential tools for setting up your data in easy-to-use formats, approaches to coding (individual and group-based coding), and approaches to identify themes in your data. The webinar uses a step-by-step approach to coding and developing themes and will include topics such as:

    • Developing a code book
    • Setting up coding templates
    • Applying the code book to your data
    • Analyzing your codes
    • Recognizing emerging themes across your datasets