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Proximate Learning connects health professionals to their leadership potential.

What We Do

Proximate Learning offers customized learning programs, curriculum development, coaching, and instruction to professional  health organizations.  Our eight consultants specialize in the following areas:  Adult Learning, Leadership Development, Human Resources, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Change Management, and Translation of Science to Action.

“Proximate Learning developed a top-notch course on Leadership that was tailored specifically to our agency and audience in healthcare."
Specialist in Oncology, Ft Worth, Texas

After taking the community assessment training, I partnered with Proximate Learning to help build our agency staff's capacity to successfully complete our public health accreditation process.  We received the guidance and direction we needed and our staff learned valuable skills.

GA Department of Public Health

“Proximate Learning developed and implemented a hybrid training program for our interns . The program was superior to others we used in the past and the interns were thrilled to be able to complete some of the trainings online.

Texas Department of Health and Welfare, WIC

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Proximate Learning, LLC  is a woman-owned small business that works with non-profits and government organizations to provide learning and leadership consultation to health sectors.  Founded by Dr. Kirsten Rodgers in 2016, the business has grown to include a network of eight doctorally trained education consultants. Proximate Learning has worked with over 53 clients in 10 states to provide quality professional development and continuing education for healthcare and public health professionals.  





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Focus on a building capabilities.


Self-paced courses that are customized for learners

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Healthcare and related fields require a variety of skills, some in which an agency, or office may not have an expertise. Whether a skill gap has been identified or whether an expert is needed to help identify a gap, Proximate Learning training services can offer guidance when you or your agency needs it.  With expert advice and customized training programs, Proximate Learning will provide your agency or office with learning support and expertise.

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Training should adequately prepare health professionals to do their jobs better, more efficiently, and with less stress. Often trainings span hours or days and are theoretical in nature. The lack of active learning or just the lag between education and experience makes it difficult for learners to effectively translate new knowledge into action. Proximate Learning consultants are experts in how adults learn and offer the best learning opportunities for immediate practice.



Proximate Learning understands that health professionals are busy. Career credentials require recertification and it can be difficult to find affordable and useful learning experiences. While webinars and online trainings offer sufficient topic-specific materials, they do not often have the time to develop new skills or dig deeper into a content area. Proximate Learning is dedicated to offering virtual and hybrid professional development courses for health professionals in the comfort of their home or office.

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Training Spotlight:

Managing Successful Partnerships

A 2 week course offered to public health and healthcare professionals who are interested in sustaining connections with external and internal partners.

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Leadership Course- A 5-module self-paced interactive course that helps professionals develop themselves and others to serving and leading teams in healthcare.

Intervention Planning and Implementation- 5-module course designed for medical professionals to learn the foundations of behavioral science.

Community Assessment for Public Health Professionals-4-module, self-paced course for those in public health.

Community Assessment for Medical Practitioners- 4-module, self-paced course for medical or health-related professionals.

Public Health Intervention Methods- 5-module course for federal or state employees working with evidence-based interventions.

Health in All Policies Training- a 4-hour self-paced course for health educators who work at the community level.


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A "must" for every public health practitioner who works with community interventions or administers public health programs. A great course for grantees or those applying for grants.

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