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December 2017

Putting Public Health Evidence in Action

December 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on December 15, 2017 at 1:00pm

Two Fridays, December 8 and 15, 2017  •  1-3pm EST on both dates •  Online Workshop Training Description This highly interactive distance-based training will teach community program planners and health educators about tools for planning and evaluating community health intervention strategies. It will cover how to define evidence-based programs, policies or strategies; and locate, select, and adapt evidence-based programs, policies or other strategies. Practice-based examples primarily include chronic disease or cancer prevention and control, but principles and tools are cross-cutting…

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Cross-sector Collaboration to Address the Prescription Drug Misuse Crisis

December 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Monday, December 18, 2017  •  12-1:30pm EST  •  Webinar Training Description This webinar will describe East Tennessee State University’s efforts to curb the opioid epidemic along the continuum of addiction. ETSU’s Academic Health Science Center has engaged multiple constituents to conduct federally funded research, community based practice and more importantly, to foster cross-sector engagement and education. The team hosts monthly meetings to facilitate partnerships across sectors with multiple aims. These aims include regional health improvement, research capacity development and community…

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January 2036

Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication (CERC): Examples from Ebola

Health communication is a critical piece of keeping the public safe during a public health emergency. During this two hour interactive session, the audience will learn the principles behind crisis and emergency risk communication. Because each emergency is different, we will discuss ways to tailor messages for the crisis and emergency risk communication. During times of crisis, developing partnerships with stakeholders to disseminate messages is very important. Participants will learn about ways to develop these relationships for successful health communication.…

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Public Health Evidence into Action Part 2: Balancing the Evidence with Your Community Needs [Selecting and Adapting Evidence-based Approaches (EBAs)]

The following series of three 60 minute webinar sessions (Jan-Feb 2015) aim to equip public health practitioners, community leaders, and health educators to implement evidence-based approaches (EBAs) relevant to community practice. Sessions will be spaced 2-3 weeks apart. Case examples include real-world EBAs from work with our partners in nutrition, physical activity, tobacco control, and cancer screening. The content, timeframe, and case examples can be adapted to specific audience needs and interests. Strategic criteria for selecting EBAs that fit a…

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Public Health Evidence into Action Part 3: Implementing and Evaluating with Quality and Fidelity

The following series of three 60 minute webinar sessions (Jan-Feb 2015) aim to equip public health practitioners, community leaders, and health educators to implement evidence-based approaches (EBAs) relevant to community practice. Sessions will be spaced 2-3 weeks apart. Case examples include real-world EBAs from work with our partners in nutrition, physical activity, tobacco control, and cancer screening. The content, timeframe, and case examples can be adapted to specific audience needs and interests. Once an EBA is adopted, high quality implementation…

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Georgia Legislative Update and the Impact on Public Health

Scott Maxwell, Founding Partner of Mathews and Maxwell, Inc. and Legislative Liaison for the Georgia Public Health Association will provide an update on the 2015 Georgia Legislative Session, including highlights of legislation and appropriations that will have an impact on public health.  The presentation will also include a forecast for public health-related legislation, including the tobacco tax, likely to be included in the 2016 session as well as how Georgia's political scene might impact public health.  Scott will leave participants…

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Basic Tenets of Risk Communication for Public Health Professionals

The goal of risk communication is to influence risk perception sufficiently enough to motivate the audience to protective action. This course details the components of communicating risk effectively, including targeting audiences and developing messages. The course also outlines psychological factors associated with risk perception and decision making. LENGTH:  43 MINUTES ORIGINAL TRAINING DATE:  APRIL 2015 VIEW TRAINING

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Assessment and Management of Travelers and Returnees to the US from Countries with Active Ebola

Students will learn protocol and methods of monitoring arrivees into the US from Ebola risk zones. Students will also receive an overview of the roles of state and local health departments in Ebola monitoring as well as information regarding current Ebola monitoring technology. LENGTH:  1 HOUR ORIGINAL TRAINING DATE:  MAY 2015 VIEW TRAINING

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Public Health Preparedness: The Process of Planning

Public Health Preparedness is a collaborative endeavor between internal (e.g. nurses and environmental health specialists) and external (e.g. emergency management and military) partners. Large-scale public health emergencies do not occur often, making it difficult to demonstrate the importance of public health preparedness planning during non-emergency operations.  As a result, public health preparedness coordinators must demonstrate how preparedness concepts correspond with small- and medium-size public health investigations/responses. This webinar will detail the public health preparedness planning process, a few obstacles that…

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Vaccines: They’ve Got To Be Used To Work-Lessons from the 2015 Measles Outbreak

This 90-minute live-satellite broadcast presentation. Program faculty discussed how the measles outbreak may have improved the public’s perception of the benefits of vaccination programs, leading to improved vaccination rates in at-risk communities. LENGTH:  1 HOUR, 30 MINUTES ORIGINAL TRAINING DATE:  MAY 2015 VIEW TRAINING

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Ending AIDS: A Deep South Summit

Ending AIDS: A Deep South Summit engaged participants in a statewide dialogue which serves as a platform for a larger Southern regional dialogue. Our goal was to bring together consumers, advocates, medical and supportive service providers, public health officials from across the Deep South, and key national leaders in the field to engage in a dialogue on implementation and successes across the continuum of HIV prevention and treatment, aligned with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and Continuum of Care Initiative. Attendees…

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HIV 101 for Community Health Settings

The purpose of this course is to expose community workers to basic knowledge about HIV’s history, prevalence, biology, diagnosis, and prevention. Presenters in this program explain and illustrate statistics related to HIV, how HIV enters and replicates itself, how HIV is diagnosed and treated, and ways to prevent the spread of HIV. Information focuses on universal methods of diagnosis and transmission as well as concerns unique to health care providers. LENGTH:  2 HOURS ORIGINAL TRAINING DATE:  MARCH 2012 VIEW TRAINING

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Improving the Provision of Male Health Care in Public Health

Improving the Provision of Male Health Care in Public Health LENGTH:  2 HOURS ORIGINAL TRAINING DATE:  APRIL 2012 VIEW TRAINING

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Motivational Interviewing and Health Behavior Change

This course introduces health care workers to Motivational Interviewing, a strategy used to initiate conversations related to changing unhealthy behaviors. In this presentation, participants will learn the principles of motivational interviewing and view examples of the motivational interviewing process. Additionally, practitioners will learn strategies that can be immediately implemented to improve their communication with patients. LENGTH:  3 HOURS ORIGINAL TRAINING DATE:  APRIL 2012 VIEW TRAINING

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Disaster Preparedness: Are We Ready for Kids

Children represent an at-risk segment of the population in the face of natural and man-made disasters.  Effective pediatric planning at the state and local level requires an awareness of hazard vulnerabilities and the advance consideration of the unique needs of children and families.  Improved readiness can be achieved through collaboration between public health and emergency management leadership and key pediatric care experts and stakeholders in the private sector.  This course will examine how effective communication among all parties, including the…

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Reducing Disparities in Health through Nutrition: The Life Course Theory and Model

This module is designed to introduce participants to the Life-Course Model and how this model might be used to reduce disparities across the population and incorporated into MCH programs and policies. LENGTH:  1 HOUR ORIGINAL TRAINING DATE:  JUNE 2012 VIEW TRAINING

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Focused Strategic Thinking

This course introduces the process of using Focused Strategic Thinking (FST) to develop an organization’s strategic action plan during a one and a half day retreat. The course presents each component of the FST process, provides examples of activities, and discusses expected outcomes of each phase from preliminary analysis to implementation. LENGTH:  3 HOURS ORIGINAL TRAINING DATE:  MARCH 2013 VIEW TRAINING

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Facilitation Management

This course focuses on facilitation management and has 7 modules. The first module introduces the concept and importance of facilitating collaboration and coalition building. Modules 2, 3 and 4 present an easy-to-use process for facilitation and highlight some essential logistical considerations. Module 6 provides some key components of meeting follow-up, and module 7 illustrates how to use a facilitation tool kit for meeting facilitation and coalition evaluation. Facilitation skills provided can help you plan, facilitate and evaluate meetings more effectively…

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Ebola: The Basics and Predictions

The following presentation took place on October 28, 2014, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham"s  School of Public Health. Craig Wilson, MD, Professor and Director of the Sparkman Center for Global Health at the UAB School of Public Health, delivers a comprehensive  overview of the Ebola virus from origin, to historical trends, and a focus on the current outbreak in West  Africa. Dr. Wilson has extensive experience and expertise in international global health programs. His primary goal with the…

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Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) Coronavirus: Epidemiological Challenges from its Discovery to Current Surveillance

Review of the etiology of the MERS Coronavirus, with a focus on the epidemiological challenges that exist. LENGTH:  1 HOUR ORIGINAL TRAINING DATE:  NOVEMBER 2014 VIEW TRAINING

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Measles 411

Measles 411 provides an overview of measles, including symptoms and treatment.  Participants will receive information about recent measles incidence in the United States and prevention strategies and learn to identify infections appropriately. LENGTH:  1 HOUR ORIGINAL TRAINING DATE:  MAY 2015 VIEW TRAINING

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Implementing a Statewide Health Disparities Research Agenda: The Florida Health Equity Research Institute Approach

Florida is one of the most diverse states in the United States. Florida's Health Equity Research Institute (HERI) was established to implement recommendations from the Health Disparities Research Agenda, which was developed by a group of over 30 scholars and community stakeholders. LENGTH:  1 HOUR ORIGINAL TRAINING DATE:  July 2015 VIEW TRAINING

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Bivariate Linear Correlation

Bivariate Linear Correlation introduces the correlation coefficient, r. The course reviews graphical representation of correlation as well as computation and evaluation of r. Students will be able to estimate the correlation coefficient from a graph of data points, compute r from values in a data set, and evaluate and interpret the correlation coefficient to determine the strength of the correlation. LENGTH:  15 MINUTES ORIGINAL TRAINING DATE:  OCTOBER 2015 VIEW TRAINING

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Data Collection Assessment Examples and Resources

This is the second course in a two part series, following Validity in Health Sciences. Data Collection Assessment Examples and Resources applies knowledge of correlation, reliability, and validity of measurements to examples in relevant health science literature. The course provides resources to investigate the topic further, and see more examples of data collection assessment. LENGTH:  30 MINUTES ORIGINAL TRAINING DATE:  NOVEMBER 2015 VIEW TRAINING

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Influences on Correlation Coefficients

Influences on Correlation Coefficients is the second course in a two part series. The preceding course is Bivariate Linear Correlation.Influences on Correlation Coefficients describes how the value of r and other coefficients can be biased by items including outliers, restriction of range, and errors of measurement. A summary is provided for calculating correlation coefficients based on the nature of variables being evaluated. The course distinguishes correlation from causation, and explains how to best evaluate the correlation coefficient. LENGTH:  30 MINUTES…

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Introduction to Data Collection and Reliability

Introduction to Data Collection and Reliability provides background for the methodology of quality data collection, and an introduction to statistical methods for measuring reliability of an instrument. Students will evaluate and select appropriate data collection instruments, distinguish between reliability and validity, and employ methods for determining reliability of an instrument. LENGTH:  1 HOUR ORIGINAL TRAINING DATE:  OCTOBER 2015 VIEW TRAINING

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Relative Risks and Odds Ratios

Relative Risks and Odds Ratios explains the difference between the two measures while giving instruction for evaluating them. Contingency tables, equations and computations, study design, and interpretation of values are reviewed. These methods are applied through examples in data sets to practice the material learned. LENGTH:  30 MINUTES ORIGINAL TRAINING DATE:  OCTOBER 2015 VIEW TRAINING

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Validity in Health Sciences

Validity in Health Sciences reviews definitions of validity and the various ways the validity of an instrument can be evaluated. The course covers content, criterion-related, and construct validity as well as specificity, sensitivity and positive predictive value. The presentation applies these concepts by providing examples of these measures found in relevant literature. LENGTH:  30 MINUTES ORIGINAL TRAINING DATE:  NOVEMBER 2015 VIEW TRAINING

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Various Rates Used in Clinical Research

This is the second course in a two part series including Relative Risks and Odds Ratios. Various Rates Used in Clinical Research gives an overview of rates used to describe clinical research observations. While odds ratios and relative risks are used extensively, this presentation covers experimental event rates, control event rates, absolute risk reduction, relative risk reduction, and number needed to treat. LENGTH:  15 MINUTES ORIGINAL TRAINING DATE:  NOVEMBER 2015 VIEW TRAINING

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At-Risk Elderly During Disasters

This training discussed challenges older persons face in disasters and facilitating resources for emergency preparedness and response for older persons. LENGTH:  2 HOURS VIEW TRAINING

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Building Blocks of Public Health

Mary Kennedy of the Tennessee Department of Health covers the history of and reasons for formulating public health policy in this lecture. LENGTH:  1 HOUR VIEW TRAINING

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Disruptive Innovations in Public Health Education

Ian Lapp discusses how MOOCs will impact higher education, noting that some suggest the modern university “as we know it” will be irrevocably changed. LENGTH:  1 HOUR VIEW TRAINING

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Outbreak Update 2014-2015

This self-directed course offers an overview of prevalent international infectious disease outbreaks from 2014 to 2015. Participants will learn to identify health issues related to these outbreaks and receive information regarding treatment, protocol and prevention. LENGTH:  1 HOUR ORIGINAL TRAINING DATE:  May 2015 VIEW TRAINING  

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Principles of Confidence Intervals

This is the first course in a two part series including Confidence Intervals of Relative Risks and Odds Ratios. Principles of Confidence Intervals gives an overview of the Normal Distribution, how to find a confidence interval, and how to interpret confidence intervals in scientific literature. General statistical procedures and values are reviewed as they pertain to confidence intervals. LENGTH:  30 MINUTES ORIGINAL TRAINING DATE:  OCTOBER 2015 VIEW TRAINING

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Probability Overview

Probability Overview offers a review of statistical procedures for calculating probability and making inferences from data. Students will be able to apply various methods to calculate probability of an event using tables or probability equations. LENGTH:  30 MINUTES ORIGINAL TRAINING DATE:  NOVEMBER 2015 VIEW TRAINING

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Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Lessons

The Tennessee Department of Health, through a rapid interdisciplinary team, played a vital role in the identification and response to the multi-state fungal meningitis outbreak. The Commissioner’s perspectives on this dramatic, nation-wide outbreak, and his interpretations of the “lessons learned” are vitally important for every public health professional. LENGTH:  1 HOUR VIEW TRAINING

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From ETSU to TDH

Bruce Behringer presents lessons he learned during his transition to Deputy Commissioner for Continuous Improvement and Training for the Tennessee Department of Health. He emphasizes quality improvement and accreditation through Baldrige. LENGTH:  1 HOUR VIEW TRAINING

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Health Informatics

The field of informatics deals with the study of information; how it is collected, organized, stored, retrieved, transmitted and secured.  This is on online module about the topic. LENGTH:  6 HOURS VIEW TRAINING

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Health Professionals for the 21st Century

Julio Frenk, Dean of the Harvard School of Public Health, discusses educating future health professionals in the 21st century. LENGTH:  1 HOUR VIEW TRAINING

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Health Services Administration Part 1

Part 1 will introduce the learner to definitions, theories, and methodologies of health administrators, define and describe the role of supervisors and managers, and go into detail about the basics of effective communication. LENGTH:  3 HOURS VIEW TRAINING

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Health Services Administration Part 2

Part 2 offers the learner the opportunity to have an in-depth look into planning, organizing, and staffing. LENGTH:  3 HOURS VIEW TRAINING

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Health Services Administration Part 3

Part 3 offers the learner the opportunity to learn of the dynamics of influence and control. LENGTH:  3 HOURS VIEW TRAINING

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How To Tackle Grants

In this course, students will learn how to evaluate and interpret an RFP, develop action approaches and create a working document from the RFP, and construct an outline that incorporates goals for RFP requirements. LENGTH:  1 HOUR, 30 MINUTES VIEW TRAINING

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Human Resources Management

This course is designed to assist management and leadership public health professionals more proactively manage one of their most important resources: their workforce. LENGTH:  3 HOURS VIEW TRAINING

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Information Resources for Public Health Professionals

This presentation will show the public health workforce how to use the PubMed database and order full-text articles using LoansomeDoc; use the PHpartners.org public health portal; know the basics of evidence based public health; and make use of free resources such as the Tennessee Electronic Library and the National Guideline Clearinghouse. LENGTH:  3 HOURS VIEW TRAINING

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Legal Issues in Human Resources Management

This lecture discusses the challenges faced by management and administration in seeking to follow policies mandated by various legal decisions. LENGTH:  1 HOUR VIEW TRAINING

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Media and Public Relations

Josh Smith anchors WJHL-TV's 5, 5:30, 6, and 11pm newscasts. A native of the Tri-Cities, he joined WJHL in 1999 and anchored the morning news until 2011. His brother, Joe Smith, serves as the Interim Executive Assistant to the President for University Relations at East Tennessee State University.   Together, they bring dual perspectives to the topic of media and public relations. LENGTH:  1 HOUR VIEW TRAINING

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Navigational Tools for Public Health Leaders

Dr. Michael Warren discusses navigational tools for public health leaders. LENGTH:  1 HOUR VIEW TRAINING

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Networking for Interview Opportunities

Dr. David Magee presents Strategies for a Successful Job Search. LENGTH:  1 HOUR VIEW TRAINING

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Population Health Promotion

Incorporating public health principles into the healthcare delivery system is one of the most significant health challenges facing our country today, and may well define the future work environment for many health care professionals. LENGTH:  1 HOUR VIEW TRAINING

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