Population Health Exchange.

Learning that lasts a lifetime. Dynamic education, in person and online.

The Population Health Exchange (PHX) is SPH’s lifelong-learning initiative. Public health is a dynamic field, and practitioners are entering more career sectors than ever before. To be successful, these professionals need continuing training—both virtual and in person—in new skills, tools, and techniques.

The PHX site is the one-stop shop for all lifelong learning at SPH. The flexible curriculum offers options that meet learners’ needs, interests, and schedules with an array of continuing-education experiences, both in person and online. To ensure access to education about pressing public health issues, PHX offers free and low-cost programs.

“Hearing how participants will use these skills in their work makes PHX one of my favorite spots to teach!”Summer Institute Instructor Amanda Makulec (SPH’10)

For alumni, professionals, and more

PHX has several audiences: SPH alumni who want to continue their public health education, professionals who seek refresher training courses, the public health workforce, external organizations, our peer schools; the surrounding Boston community, and people new to the field, from across all sectors, who hope to learn about population health.

These learning experiences come in a variety of formats, including:

  • Short, immersive training programs held on campus and online
  • Practically Speaking” videos with helpful tips and techniques
  • Free Associations” podcasts
  • Public health educational resources and tools
  • Customized programs, some offering credentials or digital badges

PHX directly addresses the call from SPH alumni for more flexible access to new skills, tools, and techniques to advance their careers. It also addresses a larger goal of our school: to improve population health through our research, education, and translation efforts, explicitly integrating our academic and practice missions.

For help exploring which options best fit your interests, please reach out to Jacoba van Heugten, Assistant Dean of Development, at 617-358-3321 or at jjvh@bu.edu.