Prioritizing Public Health Problems

Date published
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


Participants learn about participatory planning, consensus building, and the common criteria for prioritizing public health problems. After approximately 90 minutes of an interactive, facilitator-led discussion, participants are asked to identify four non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and risk factors of importance in their country and reach consensus on the two highest priority NCDs on which to focus prevention and control efforts.

Note: The facilitator guide contains copies of all slides and guidelines on what to say and do for each slide.  It also contains the skill assessment (i.e., exercise) and potential answers.

The participant guide contains copies of all slides, some key points, a place to take notes, and all exercises. 

You must have "instructor" membership status to download the (MS Word) facilitator guide and PowerPoint presentation.

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Learning Resource Package
Community health assessment
Non-communicable diseases
Epidemiology training
Multiple regions
Country or Area
Multiple countries