Technical Assistance

The University of Illinois-Chicago’s (UIC) Policy, Practice and Prevention Research Center (P3RC) (opens in new window) is funded by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) as a strategic planning partner and convener for the Illinois Public Health Workforce Transformation Initiative. The Center for Public Health Systems (CPHS) is the technical assistance provider for the Illinois Public Health Capacity and Cost Assessment (“Illinois CCA”). CPHS staff will provide technical assistance and targeted, collaborative support to participants in completing the Illinois CCA. Support offerings include but are not limited to:

  • Offering live orientation and office hours as well as recordings of past events and webinars (see below).
  • One-on-one or group support, as needed and as capacity allows.
  • A variety of materials made freely available through the Resources (opens in new window) folder (see Resources page).

Contact the UMN CPHS at with any questions related to the Illinois CCA and consider scheduling a discussion (opens in new window) with the CPHS team.

Contact the UIC P3RC at for questions related to the Illinois Public Health Workforce Transformation Initiative.

Weekly Office Hours

CPHS will host twice-weekly office hours between the weeks of May 12th and October 20th (tentative). These office hours will be recorded with the recordings posted within the week following each office hours session (anticipated by Monday of each week). The UIC P3RC will share Outlook calendar invites for the Tuesday and Wednesday series; please contact the P3RC at to request invitations.

  • Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. CT
  • Wednesdays, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. CT

Additionally, participants may either create their own weekly events using the following URL or join any Tuesday or Wednesday meeting: Zoom Link for Office Hours (opens in new window)

CPHS and P3RC have devised the following schedule of topics for the weekly office hours (subject to change):  Technical Assistance Schedule (opens in new window). We encourage all participants to work at their own pace to complete data collection and submit their Tool by August 15th (tentative).

Field Testing (March 18–April 19)

CPHS hosted an initial field testing for a small number of local health departments and IDPH, which included additional, in-depth overviews of the Illinois CCA and the FPHS Capacity and Cost Assessment Tool.

Orientation and Special Sessions

CPHS and UIC hosted an orientation to the Illinois CCA and the FPHS Capacity and Cost Assessment Tool and other special sessions to assist participants in the Assessment.

Weekly Office Hours

Please see the following recordings and related materials for each of the Tuesday and Wednesday office hours series. A short title or synopsis will describe major discussion topics.

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