Workshop of Preparation virtual Course " Essential Public Health Functions"

With the aim of developing leadership and management capabilities of the Essencial Functions of the Public Health (EFPH) to help strengthen national health systems and improving the health conditions of the population, will run from May 18 to November 18, 2009, the virtual course essential public health functions.

During the 25 to March 28, was held in the Universidad de la Sabana in Bogota, Colombia, the Workshop Preparation Course, with the aim of clarifying their final design, the educational strategy and its mounting on the Virtual Classroom Campus Health.

This course seeks to expand information and the starting point, generating new strategies for the transformation of the problems of public health practice. With the aim to create networks for sharing experiences and discussions on the critical points identified in each country and generate proposals for action for processing.

Recommendations and actions required of the workshop it was determined that work must be done immediately in the complete assembly of the Course EFPH by the National School of Public Health of Antioquia, the academic co-ordination will be from the Universidad de la Sabana, in the methodologies and tools provided by the Virtual Campus of Public Health (VCPH) and the course will be from the virtual classroom with the assistance of the VCPH Task Force Regional Campus.