Region IV Public Health Training Center Catalog
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This webinar will focus on the role of adverse childhood experiences (ACES) in the development of addiction disease, or substance use disorders (SUDs), in adolescents and adults. After a brief discussion of the epidemiology of ACES and of substance use disorders in adolescents, the discussion will include issues of trauma, socioeconomic deprivation, and other social determinants of health, as related to their contribution to the ACES that increase risk for the development of SUDs.
This course provides an introduction to community assessment, data collection and sharing data findings. It is an introductory-level course designed to build competence in data analytics and assessment as well as community engagement in public health professionals, especially those in the governmental public health workforce.
What is Harm Reduction? How does it improve public health? By focusing on positive change, harm reduction encompasses a range of evidence-based and cost-effective services to reduce negative consequences for people who use drugs.
This online course is an overview of Public Health Reaching Across Sectors or PHRASES, a compilation of communication strategies and tools for public health professionals to use to foster a better understanding of public health and the greater willingness of other sectors to engage in cross-sector partnerships. It will provide an introduction to how productive framing and messaging can improve partnerships and overall health outcomes, and an overview of the tools and strategies PHRASES provides to improve communication to other sectors.
The landscape of public health is shifting dramatically as demands grow for impact and approaches that address the social determinants of health. It is in this context that Public Health 3.0, the Health Impact Pyramid, and the Collective Impact Model have emerged.
Becoming the Hero of Your Story: Developing and Distributing Persuasive, Resonant Messages for Your Key Audiences
Travel with us into the world of message development and learn how crafting the right calls to action can help your key audiences on their journeys to better health.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a second pandemic of stress, anxiety and fear. As public health workers, your work has a unique level of stress during this time. We are best able to maintain our mental health through these difficult times if we stay aware of the effects of stress, take steps to stay mentally healthy, and maintain connections with others. This webinar will offer information on awareness, self-care and connection with others so public health workers can develop a plan for maintaining their mental health. We will discuss common issues such as coping with fear, anxiety and loss; changing work demands; navigating family relationships; and coping with an uncertain future as the pandemic continues.
This webinar will introduce you to some ideas and tools that can support your effectiveness and well-being. We’ll discuss the relationship between change, challenge, and personal energy.
Systems thinking, especially with simulation models, facilitates understanding of complex health policy problems.
As we begin discussions of re-opening the nation, we are all faced with the reality of walking back into a world that is vastly different than just a few months ago. Perhaps most noticeably, many public places have initiated mask policies. In a recent study completed in Hong Kong, it was determined that wearing a mask can decrease infection by 75%. In short, by wearing a cloth mask you significantly reduce your own risk of exposure to and spread of virus containing particles. Wearing a mask can be an effective protective measure in preventing community spread of COVID-19, however, we can’t ignore its effects on day to day life. Masks are annoying, uncomfortable, and inconvenient, especially when you need to vocally communicate while wearing one. The workforce is also moving towards virtual platforms in with thunderous acceleration. Virtual platforms also create challenges for communication from home-office ergonomic blunders to prolonged conference calls with less than superb equipment.
This webinar is purposed to equip a diverse, public-facing group of professionals with information and skills necessary to overcome these communication barriers with excellence. Topic areas will include the anatomy and physiology of communication, purposeful enhancement of communication techniques to overcome physical and digital barriers, and recovery techniques to combat work and life related vocal fatigue.
This course introduces the components of windshield and walking surveys, explains the data collection and analysis process, and discusses how observational data can be used to inform subsequent phases of the community assessment. It is an introductory-level course designed to build competence in data analytics and assessment as well as community engagement in public health professionals, especially those in the governmental public health workforce.
Community assessments use qualitative methods to learn about beliefs, values, and perspectives of needs and assets of a community. Qualitative methods include interviews, focus groups, and forums. The purpose of this course is to introduce focus groups as a method to gain valuable community-level data and provide a practical strategy to plan for, conduct, and analyze the results of a focus group. It is an introductory-level course designed to build competence in data analytics and assessment as well as community engagement in public health professionals, especially those in the governmental public health workforce. There are no prerequisites.
This course contains four modules: an interactive video, reflection questions, resources and an evaluation. The entire training is expected to take 40 minutes to complete. After finishing all modules, learners will earn a certificate of completion. When the certificate is available, learners will see a Certificate button on their dashboard.
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The webinar will discuss COVID-19 in pediatric patients specifically focusing on their pre-hospital management with a target audience of first responders. We will review the epidemiology of COVID-19 in pediatrics, assessment and management of pediatric patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, prehospital management of pediatric respiratory emergencies and patients with COVID-19, discuss the emerging illness known at MIS-C, and review prehospital cases of pediatric patients with COVID-19.
Forward-thinking public health professionals are reaching across sectors to build healthier communities. Many leaders in other sectors do not understand the value of collaborating with public health.
As the nation continues to become increasingly diverse, public health professionals and health care providers must become culturally competent in their knowledge, development and implementation of practices informed by differing cultures, beliefs and attitudes.
In order to strive to eliminate health disparities, public health practitioners must go beyond cultural competency which is part of the process rather than an end goal.
The Future of Public Health report, published in 1988, by the Institute of Medicine, highlighted emerging issues and questioned health departments’ infrastructures and capacity to respond. The report revealed a public health system in disarray. Over the years, public health has evolved, and many health concerns have been addressed.
Without feedback, individuals and organizations cannot grow. Feedback is the key to better serving your community and getting the most out of your team.
Dr. Camara Jones presents a Cliff Analogy for understanding three dimensions of health intervention
Panelists include Pam Diggs, Co-Founder & Principal, Renewed Pathways, Crystal Dixon, Assistant Professor, UNC-Greensboro,and Cornell Wright Executive Director, NC Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities with Leah Mayo, UNCW Center for Healthy Communities as moderator.
This webinar is being co-sponsored with the Injury Prevention Research Center at Emory.
Description: Youth suicide in the United States is on the rise and suicide is a leading cause of death for this population. Youth suicide is a public health challenge and requires a comprehensive approach to address its multiple risk and protective factors. Strategies with the best available evidence to prevent suicide range from strengthening economic supports of families, to reducing access to lethal means among people at risk, to promoting connectedness, teaching coping and problem-solving skills, and identifying and supporting people at risk.
This webinar will expose participants to both the challenges and benefits of a transgenerational workforce for public health professionals as it relates to the future of health and healthcare delivery in the United States.
Public health data are often imperfect, which means we have to rely on multiple data streams to get a clearer picture of the present situation. Proper understanding of data with context is the antidote to disinformation. In this webinar, we’ll go through how to find and evaluate data, identifying the merits and challenges of different data sets, to make sure we have the right data to answer our questions.
Now more than ever public health is doing more with less. How can we grow, retain and better engage our best resource: our people?
With dozens of COVID-19 vaccine trials in development and updates changing daily, in this webinar, Dr. Carlos del Rio will discuss a few of the leading COVID-19 vaccine trials, the progress that has been made and next steps in the COVID-19 vaccine trial process. We will also explore the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine trial process.
The current opioid epidemic exists in the context of unique drivers and circumstances including pharmaceutical marketing, business decisions of illicit drug distributors, stigma, inadequate medical and behavioral health systems, social determinants of health, among other factors.
The webinar will describe the epidemiologies of opioid misuse and associated harms including HIV, hepatitis C (HCV), and overdoses in the US, and will use empirical evidence to describe the pathways linking opioid misuse to these harms.
In recent months, we have seen an extraordinary number of people take to the streets to protest police violence and systemic racism. This webinar will focus on police violence as a public health issue, a framework that allows us to view police violence in a broader societal perspective. We will discuss basic measures of police violence across populations and limitations of the existing data. De-funding and abolition will be discussed as possible strategies to reduce police violence.
This webinar introduces participants to public health ethics, describes practical skills for ethical decision making, and provides links to resources for meeting the new Public Health Accreditation Board standards for addressing ethical issues.
Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Capabilities: National Standards for State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Public Health
The purpose of this webinar session is to provide public health professionals with an initial working knowledge of the CDC capability update initiative for emergency preparedness.
Rates of healthcare-associated infection continue to decline due, in part, to an organized collaboration between healthcare facilities and public health partners.
COVID-19 has highlighted the critical role that public health plays in the US and it also has demonstrated that this virus does not affect everyone equally. While it has affected the lives of all Americans, some racial and ethnic groups have been more likely to contract and die from COVID-19 than others. In this webinar, we will discuss some of the biological, behavioral and contextual factors that affect COVID-19 transmission and severity, and what public health professionals can and have been doing to reduce the impact of this virus on individuals and communities.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, schools across the country are deciding how to begin the 2020-21 school year, whether for in-person instruction, virtual learning, or a hybrid approach. In this webinar, health and education experts from the Center for American Progress will discuss the current state of school reopenings, considerations for local officials making decisions about reopening, and related health and education research.
Leaders in all levels of an organization take on many roles in leading people toward the strategic direction of the organization.
COVID-19 has been called the “patchwork pandemic” because of its uneven impact across regions and subpopulations. Emerging evidence indicates a similar pattern for the mental health effects of the pandemic. Dr. Benjamin Druss will review what is currently known about COVID-19 and mental health, with a focus on which populations are at elevated risk of developing behavioral health problems. He will address the complementary roles that clinicians and public health practitioners can play in addressing the mental health consequences of the pandemic.
The Interface of Public Health and Health Care: Population Health through Improved Infectious Disease Prevention and Management
This webinar will introduce the audience to the national dialogue about public health and healthcare system integration.
Change can be scary. It involves terrible things like the unknown, discomfort, work, and losing control. It can also be an opportunity for discovery, growth, creativity, and letting go. In fact, these things are often two sides of the same coin. So how can we make the most out of a world where so much is constantly in flux?
Unconscious bias refers to the biases we hold that are not in our conscious control. Research shows that these biases can adversely affect key decisions in the workplace.
In this presentation we will discuss how models predict viral spread including the spread of COVID-19 as well as the impact it has on the community. We will review three modeling strategies used to model viral spread and how assumptions in models impact decisions made from various model outputs. We will also explore how models are used in public health policy to control infectious disease spread.
This webinar is an opportunity to address what works to reduce disparities in rural communities and what’s needed in future research and practice.
Unexplained Pediatric Deaths: Investigation, Certification, and Family Needs: Procedural Guidance and Key Considerations Developed by the National Association of Medical Examiner’s Panel on Sudden Unexpected Death in Pediatrics
The workshop focuses on the medicolegal investigation of sudden, unexpected pediatric deaths, focusing on those deaths which remain incompletely understood or entirely unexplained. It discusses the evolution of our understanding and practice in the area of sudden, unexpected pediatric death investigation. Procedural guidance for investigation, certification and reporting, and key considerations for prevention and working with family members and other professional team members are provided.
In this webinar, participants will learn how online simulations with virtual humans are being utilized for workforce development and public education to curb chronic disease and improve behavioral health.
This webinar will describe recent outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, explore trends in national vaccination rates, and discuss challenges in vaccination.
This is the first in a series of two webinars about Values Based Care.
Value Based Care 101 will be presented by Michaelle Gady, JD, President and CEO of Atromitos, LLC, Peter Freeman, Senior Consultant at Atromitos, and Sarah Jagger, Vice President of Operations at Atromitos. This is a one-hour presentation followed by 30-minutes of Q&A.
This is the second in a series of two webinars about Value Based Care.
Value Based Care 201 will be presented by Michaelle Gady, JD, President & CEO of Atromitos, LLC, Peter Freeman, Senior Consultant at Atromitos, and Sarah Jagger, Vice President of Operations at Atromitos. A one hour presentation will be followed by 30 minutes of Q&A.
The maternal mortality crisis most often focuses on the physical causes of death. However, maternal mental health should not be separated, but rather linked to this crisis. The connection between maternal mental health and maternal mortality deserves more attention from public health professionals. This webinar is an opportunity to address this emerging issue and its impact on overall health of mothers.
Participants in this interactive workshop are invited to consider the role of stakeholders from multiple sectors in creating healthier communities.
This is an all-day, in-person, skills-based workshop. A limited number of these classes are held at local, state and tribal health departments in Region IV (AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN).
The “One Health” approach recognizes the linkage between human health, animal health, and the environment.
Joyce White Vance was one of the first five U.S. attorneys nominated by President Barack Obama. When few recognized the emerging epidemic of heroin- and opioid-related deaths, Vance, in her role as U.S. attorney, convened the first “Pills to Needles Summit” in June 2014 that overnight galvanized community leaders around this new public health threat.
Addressing Racial HIV Disparities Using Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Among Young Adults: Considerations for Practice
African Americans are disproportionately affected by HIV. Reducing HIV rates among African American young adults may produce the most meaningful impact in addressing the HIV epidemic in the US. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a medication regimen to reduce risk of HIV infection, is a promising HIV prevention strategy but its benefits have not been fully realized among African American young adults. This webinar focuses on barriers to PrEP access and uptake among this population and examines approaches to address these barriers. Considerations regarding PrEP during the COVID-19 pandemic will also be explored.
With our state and local public health workers being at the forefront of this pandemic, you are in a position to provide your community with life-saving information. Yet, with the COVID-19 landscape changing so rapidly, it is hard to have the latest, accurate information to educate those in your community. With this webinar you will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive feedback from our speaker, Carlos del Rio, MD. This webinar will have a brief update on the pandemic with the majority of the time spent on Q & A.
Every day millions of Americans are exposed to air pollution levels that have been shown to be linked to both acute and chronic health effects. Sources of air pollution are not created equal, however, and some are known to be more toxic than others.
This series includes:
Self Care in Challenging Times: Care for the Caregiver in the Age of COVID-19, broadcast on July 22, 2020
Intersection of Stigma and Fear: Living with HIV in the Age of COVID-19, broadcast on July 8, 2020
Addressing the Needs of Consumers with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) in the Age of COVID-19, broadcast on June 24, 2020
Addressing the Needs of Older Adults in the Age of COVID-19, broadcast on June 10, 2020
Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. It is the most common form of dementia and accounts for 60-80% of all cases of dementia in American’s aged 71 and older.
This program will address one of the biggest public health challenges of our time: antibiotic resistance. Faculty will aim to provide better understanding of the roles of professionals in Antibiotic Stewardship.
Students will learn protocol and methods of monitoring arrivees into the US from Ebola risk zones.
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.
Bivariate Linear Correlation introduces the correlation coefficient, r. The course reviews graphical representation of correlation as well as computation and evaluation of r.
Bring the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Health Literacy Precautions to Life in Your Practice
The purpose of this presentation is to inform and engage participants about health literacy.
This webinar will present to public health professionals the association between strategies and budgets, the types of budgets, the process of formulating a budget using a case study from a local public health department, and the fundamentals of measuring budget effectiveness.
This webinar will discuss an overview of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of State and Local Readiness and Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Program
The modern public health workforce must not only be specialized and knowledgeable experts in scientific disciplines, but also in the strategic skills necessary to be impactful in an increasingly complex industry.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created numerous challenges to EMS and Healthcare Providers including responding and managing injuries from exposures to cleaning chemicals and disinfectants by patients who are concerned with virus transmission. Additionally, recent protests have raised concerns regarding risks of viral transmission during crowd gatherings, however, injuries from trauma and tear gas have also been reported. During this webinar, two experts in medical toxicology, will discuss hazards from disinfectants, cleaning chemicals and tear gas as well as the emergency assessment and management of associated injuries.
The purpose of this program is to raise awareness of the dangers caused by single and dual use chemicals that have been used in warfare such as arsenicals.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than 1 in 4 child deaths could be prevented by cleaning up the environment. Because of their developing bodies and minds, children can be at greater risk of harm to environmental toxicants than adults.
The COVID-19 pandemic has provided and continues to provide huge challenges to our public health system. One challenge has been behavioral, in that mitigating the consequences of the disease involves huge behavioral changes and long term cooperation on the part of the public at large. Changing behavior and gaining the public’s cooperation is in part a problem in communication and persuasion. In this webinar, we will discuss four challenges to communicating successfully during the COVID-19 pandemic including: (1) the need for clear, consistent, credible and apolitical communication (CCCaP); (2) how various types of informational uncertainty challenge CCCaP; (3) how misinformation challenges CCCaP and how it can be addressed (and not addressed); and (4) looking ahead to the virus’ demise with the development of a successful vaccine, public health campaigns must ready the public to accept vaccination especially in communities which have traditionally had low vaccination rates.
The purpose of this one‐day interactive training is to provide those working in public health or community‐based health organizations with the practical skills needed to conduct a community assessment.
There are three workshops in the series: basic, intermediate and advanced concepts of epidemiology. All workshops are presented by Danielle Fastring. Dr. Fastring is an Assistant Teaching Professor at the University of Southern Mississippi in the School of Nursing and Health Professions where she teaches graduate courses in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Environmental Health, and SAS programming.
She received her PhD in Epidemiology from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She was a Fellow in the Maternal Child Health Epidemiology Doctoral Training Program sponsored by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
Dr. Elizabeth Herman, senior scientist with the Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Branch, National Center for Environmental Health at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will share the national perspective on the burden of asthma.
This webinar will share information on what the COVID-19 is, how it is transmitted and the current distribution of cases. Participants will learn how to identify the symptoms of a COVID-19 infection and how to report a person under investigation. The webinar will conclude with key prevention and protection strategies as well as communication messages for the public.
The Department of Public Health Sciences (DPHS) at the Medical University of South Carolina presents a COVID-19 Mini-Series.
Friday, June 5th 12pm-1pm:
“Perspectives on COVID-19 from MUSC and SC DHEC: prevention, testing, and contact tracing” presented by Dr. Jeff Korte, DPHS Faculty Dr. Brian Bossak, SC Department of Health and Environmental Control
Friday, June 12th 12pm-1pm:
“Resilience during a pandemic” presented by Dr. Hermes Jose-Florez, DPHS Department Chair
Friday, June 19th 12pm-1pm:
“COVID-19 Health Disparities” presented by Dr. Marvella Ford, DPHS Faculty
This series of on-demand recordings includes:
Disease Detectives: Epidemiology in the Field with Dr. Colin Smith
The Epidemiology of COVID-19: How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going? with Dr. Julia Buck
COVID-19 Vaccine: The Science Behind Our Immunity with Dr. Jennifer McCall
Combating COVID-19 in New Hanover County
Building a Resilient Community
Creating a Learning Agenda for Systems Change: A Toolkit for Building an Adaptive Public Health Workforce
Many complex and systemic challenges such as racism, the opioid crisis and mental health stand at the root of community health issues. These are challenges that no individual can address alone, and no single solution or intervention will solve. Therefore, the public health workforce needs to have the knowledge and skills to respond adaptively and to engage in multi-sector collaborations and multi-level interventions. Existing public health workforce development models, however, largely address gaps in specific skills or content areas of individual learners and individual competencies.
The Public Health Learning Network (PHLN) has developed the Learning Agenda Toolkit to help the public health workforce develop a coordinated system of effective, efficient and quality learning to address complex challenges. The Creating a Learning Agenda for Systems Change: A Toolkit for Building an Adaptive Public Health Workforce includes a conceptual Learning Framework, Rapid Assessment Tool, Discussion Guide, and Learning Approach Planning Tool to help public health leaders and workforce development specialists build a robust Learning Agenda and achieve their vision of systems change. The purpose of this presentation is to provide an overview of the Learning Agenda Toolkit and how different Learning Approaches – implemented over time – can be used to build collective competency to address community challenges. The session will also include a discussion of some ways that public health leaders might use the Learning Framework and tools to better align Learning Opportunities to address their communities’ challenges.
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.
Crisis on Top of Crisis: Guidance for Disaster Shelters during the COVID-19 Pandemic and How to Deliver the Message
Preparing for hurricane season can be stressful especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. During this webinar, CDC experts will discuss special considerations for general population hurricane shelters during the COVID-19 pandemic and how community leaders, nonprofit organizations, and public health professionals can effectively communicate messages. They will also share hurricane resources and educational materials you can use and distribute within your own communities.
This webinar will describe East Tennessee State University’s efforts to curb the opioid epidemic along the continuum of addiction.
This is a 90-minute recording of a live webinar scheduled for Friday, October 23, 2020 at 12:00pm ET.
The webinar will be presented by Elizabeth A. Brown, PhD, MPA Assistant Professor in the College of Health Professions.
Mrs. Kiara Dale-Adenola currently serves as the regional Minority HIV/AIDS Coordinator for the Florida Department of Health in Leon county (DOH-Leon).
This workshop will focus on aspects of data analytics as defined by the de Beaumont Foundation in Building Skills for a More Strategic Public Health Workforce: A Call to Action.
Data Collection Assessment Examples and Resources applies knowledge of correlation, reliability, and validity of measurements to examples in relevant health science literature.
This is a multi-lesson module composed of three lessons: Gestational Diabetes Mellitus, Type I Diabetes and Type II Diabetes.
This training will provide professionals information on different community-based programs focused on the prevention and management of diabetes. Participants will learn program content, how to register, cost, and other useful information to guide referral and usage.
Children represent an at-risk segment of the population in the face of natural and man-made disasters.
Discussing Privilege as a Social Determinant of Health: Use of a Modified Privilege Walk to Promote Discussions on Privilege and Race
The webinar will be presented by Elizabeth A. Brown, PhD, MPA Assistant Professor in the College of Health Professions.
Dr. Ian Lapp, Associate Dean for Strategic Educational Initiatives, Harvard School of Public Health, discusses how massive open online courses (MOOCs) will impact higher education, noting that some suggest the modern university, as we know it, will be irrevocably changed.
DEAL is an interactive online course designed for experiences public health educators who are currently delivering live, in-person trainings and want to adapt existing curricula for a distance-based audience.
Dynamic Education And Learning (DEAL) is designed for public health professionals who want to elevate the quality of the distance-based trainings they develop and deliver. The series covers training planning, promotion, implementation and evaluation. Although much of the content is developed with distance-based training in mind, many concepts can also be applied in in-person trainings as well. Learners can register for any or all of the five sessions.
This webinar is appropriate for all public health professionals interested in leveraging tools, resources and data to educate policymakers.
Empowering Your Audience to Improve Their Health: Tools for Elevating Chronic Disease Communications to Support Your Programs
This webinar will present the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors’ approach to effective communications about chronic diseases and chronic disease programming.
Join us as we discuss mental illness warning signs, facts and statistics. Guest presenters Annie Connor and Lauren Paul are with the Georgia chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Health.
Domestic abuse and sexual assault identification, resources, and education is ever increasing, particularly in the trauma-informed treatment of patients in the clinic setting.
Epi Info is used for outbreak investigations; for developing small to mid-sized disease surveillance systems; as analysis, visualization, and reporting components of larger systems; and in the continuing education in the science of epidemiology and public health analytic methods at schools of public health around the world.
This program will look at seven situations where unethical, unprofessional or illegal behavior is exhibited. Program faculty will discuss the behavior exhibited in the situations and review the National Association of Social Work Code of Ethics, as well as, the Alabama State Board of Social Work Examiners Administrative Code.
Join this webinar to learn about the current findings about the current influenza epidemic and preparations for the season to come.
Dr. Ian Lapp, Associate Dean for Strategic Educational Initiatives, Harvard School of Public Health, discusses how massive open online courses (MOOCs) will impact higher education, noting that some suggest the modern university, as we know it, will be irrevocably changed.
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
Zika presents unique challenges to communicators because of the complexity and unknowns of the virus.
The increasingly diverse and multicultural 21st century US population requires health departments to be deliberate when it comes to ensuring their programs, services, practices and policies do not reinforce health inequities and disparities.
The field of informatics deals with the study of information; how it is collected, organized, stored, retrieved, transmitted and secured.
This video includes an overview of health literacy to address health literacy among African Americans.
Health Literacy is essential for successful access to care and use of services, self-care of chronic conditions, and maintenance of health and wellness. Health literacy is fundamental to healthcare that requires individuals to have a more active role in decisions and management.
Julio Frenk, Dean of the Harvard School of Public Health, discusses educating future health professionals in the 21st century.
Helping Alabama Stay Healthy Through Assessing for Substance Use: Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
This program will focus on the assessment of substance use as a prevention tool. Program faculty will discuss an evidenced based assessment method called SBIRT that has been shown to be effective in reducing substance misuse.
HIV & Hepatitis C – A Public Health Emergency of Nationwide Concern: Kentucky & Indiana’s Local Response
This webinar will characterize the HIV and Hepatitis C outbreak in Scott County in IN and regions within KY.
The webinar will be presented by Virginia Fonner, PhD, MPH Assistant Professor of the Division of Global and Community Health.
Clients and patients present for services in varying degrees of readiness to change. Motivational Interviewing (MI) is one evidence-based method deemed effective for addressing behavior change across the spectrum of motivation.
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.
This course is designed to assist management and leadership public health professionals more proactively manage one of their most important resources: their workforce.
Human trafficking is the illegal trade of human beings, through abduction, the use of threat of force, deception, fraud, or sale for the purposes of sexual exploitation or forced labor.
Human Trafficking in Alabama: Resources for Healthcare Workers to Identify and Combat Human Trafficking
Human trafficking is one of the largest criminal industries in the world, second only to drug trafficking.
Trafficking in persons has existed since the beginning of time. What was once thought to be limited to slavery in foreign countries, is now recognized as occurring in numerous forms and much closer to home. Human trafficking is a $150 billion dollar a year industry, and the numbers are rising.
This module discusses the physiology and treatment of hypertension, also known as high blood pressure.
Dr. Patrick O’Neal, Director of Health Protection in the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and Mr. Steve Mitchell, Georgia Immunization Director with DPH will provide an overview of the value of immunization.
Child sexual abuse prevention starts with knowledge and awareness of the problem. This webinar provides professionals who work with children and families with an overview of the issue as well as tools and strategies to create safer environments for children in both a professional and personal setting. The webinar will cover practical actions adults can take to reduce instances of child sexual abuse in their organizations, families, and communities, and will give participants information about evidence-informed training programs available to deepen knowledge and enhance skill building to prepare adults to speak up and prevent sex abuse.
Each year, billions of U.S. tax dollars are spent on research and hundreds of billions are spent on service delivery programs.
The purpose of the program is to educate community and public health care support service staff about health literacy and their role in health literacy for improved patient outcomes, and strategies to implement health literacy practices in their organization.
This webinar will share concepts and tools that are useful whether you have a direct role in speaking to the media or assist public health teams that present priorities, talking points, and data to those directly representing public health in the media.
Influences on Correlation Coefficients is the second course in a two-part series. The preceding course is Bivariate Linear Correlation.
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.
The purpose of this one‐day interactive training is to cover basic skills and fundamentals of epidemiology to non-epidemiologists working in public health agencies.
Change is a constant in the world of public health. The National Consortium for Public Health Workforce Development has identified change management as an indispensable skill for the entire public health workforce.
Measles 411 provides an overview of measles, including symptoms and treatment.
This second webinar will discuss a mental health response to human-created disasters. The phases of response to a human-created disaster will be described as well as the factors that lead to resilience.
This webinar is part one of a two-part series. The first webinar will discuss a mental health response to both natural and human-created disasters.
During this webinar, we will review how the COVID pandemic has detrimentally affected HIV care and steps that have been taken to mitigate these effects. This webinar will be presented by Edgar Overton, MD, Associate Scientist at the University Alabama Center for AIDS Research.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created numerous challenges for EMS including out-of-hospital management of patients and PPE use by EMS personnel. Dr. Lekshmi Kumar will discuss the operational changes that have been adapted by Grady EMS during the COVID-19 pandemic including changes to personnel and PPE for patient and personal safety, airway management, resuscitation, and cessation when responding to a cardiac arrest patient. Dr. Isakov will discuss best practices in protecting EMS healthcare personnel and strategies for overcoming PPE resource challenges and complacency in the use of PPE by EMS personnel.
The purpose of this program is to delve deeper into the complexity of the evolving opioid epidemic. This program will discuss how the opioid epidemic has evolved including current trends in opioid prescribing and use, early causes of the opioid epidemic, and factors that sustain the epidemic today.
In order to address the opioid misuse crisis, public health needs examples of prevention strategies at multiple levels from opioid tapering to bio-psycho-social-spiritual approaches to manage chronic pain.
This self-directed course offers an overview of prevalent international infectious disease outbreaks from 2014 to 2015.
This program will enhance participants understanding of culture, cultural competency, disability, and people first language. Program faculty will discuss the importance of cultural sensitivity in providing appropriate and effective patient care.
Pediatric obesity has continued to challenge our clinics and communities for effective and supportive approaches to improve health and treatment of disease. We will refine the clinical assessment of the severity of the disease of obesity and its complications as well as discuss treatments appropriate for the different classes of obesity. Then we will explore community efforts to promote health, prevent obesity, and support those working to lose weight.
Do you like to be told what to do or how to think? Most people don’t! But, as public health professionals, we are tasked with influencing behaviors, communities, and systems for the greater good.
Many people are at high risk for contracting HIV infection. Those at risk could benefit from pre exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Many people have never heard of PrEP and are not receiving it. Many health providers have also never heard of PrEP and those who have may be uncomfortable prescribing it.
Population Health is the term du jour in healthcare. The session will explore the operational approach driving the most recent evolution in clinical care contrasted with recent trends in public health.
It is well known that preterm birth rates are higher in the U.S. than in other developed countries, and preterm birth rates are higher in Alabama than in many other states in the U.S.
This webinar will discuss Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) applicable to the COVID 19 crisis. It is assumed that students are aware of standard PPE certification/requirements ( e.g. the US Department of Labor: OSHA standards for both personal and respiratory protection ). This webinar will focus on how to adapt these to the current situation, as well as crisis standards applicable when PPE may be limited/unavailable.
This class will focus on building practical, utilization-focused evaluation skills using the CDC Six-Step Framework for Evaluation as a guide.
This is the first course in a two-part series including Confidence Intervals of Relative Risks and Odds Ratios.
Probability Overview offers a review of statistical procedures for calculating probability and making inferences from data.
Are you building a new program or revamping an existing one? This training course provides practical skills for developing effective and engaging programs.
Although Sweden is viewed by the U.S. as having a healthy population that has unlimited access to healthcare, there are still some challenges.
Join Dr. Ernie Kaninjing as he discusses prostate cancer disparities in Florida. At the University of Florida, Dr. Kaninjing conducts research examining the biological, behavioral, and environmental risk factors for prostate cancer in Black men globally.
Richard Hamburg, Interim President and CEO of Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) will present”Outbreaks: Protecting Americans from Infectious Diseases lecture, which is focused on the TFAH’s December 2015 Report of the same name.
On March 25, 2016 Beth P. Bell, MD, MPH, Director of CDC’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, discussed the latest research findings about the current Zika outbreak and provided an overview of how health officials and health care providers can protect the public’s health from Zika virus infection.
This webinar will provide an overview discussion of current definitions of mass violence incidents (MVIs) and hate crimes, impact on victims and communities, as well as current best practices in preparing for and responding to MVI events. Participants will learn about short-term and long-term approaches to assisting communities in healing after a MVI or hate crime that has impacted a broader community. In addition, participants will be provided a brief overview of the latest resources available from the National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center (NMVVRC) which was established in October of 2017 in partnership with the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) within the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.
This Introduction to Public Health curriculum is composed of six sections: History of Public Health, Principles of Public Health, Public Health Tools and Services, the Public Health Workforce and Health Professionals, Public Health Institutions, and Health Care Systems and Ethics of Public Health.
This course provides an introduction to public health nutrition, discusses the methods of promoting public health nutrition, delineates the dangers and complications of obesity, and provides resources for public health nutrition education.
This training provides a practical understanding of statistical approaches to data summary, presentation, and analysis that can be used by public health professionals at all levels.
The series aims to equip public health practitioners, community leaders, and health educators to implement evidence-based approaches (EBAs) relevant to community practice. Case examples include real-world EBAs from work with our partners in nutrition, physical activity, tobacco control, and cancer screening.
Public Health in a Time of Change: Charting the Course for Health Policy, Population Health, and Evidence-Based Prevention
This webinar will focus on the efforts to strengthen and adapt public health to address the current health needs of the population at a moment of change and uncertainty.
This course is designed for public health professionals who are seeking an overview of public health informatics. Participants do not need to have specific skills in informatics, but a desire to develop knowledge in this area.
Public health law has important implications for protecting the public’s health. However, the need to protect the public’s health must be balanced with the rights of affected individuals.
The Region IV Public Health Training Center has partnered with the J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development at the University of Georgia to offer the Region IV Public Health Leadership Institute (PHLI).
This course is a 3 module design that will help professionals learn what CQI is and introduce tools and techniques to improve organizational productivity and process outcomes.
This webinar is co-sponsored by the Injury Prevention Research Center at Emory.
In this presentation we’ll discuss the nature and dynamics of sex and labor trafficking, and the health impact on adults and children. We’ll review possible indicators of trafficking that may be present under varied conditions, and discuss screening tools that may be helpful in identifying persons at risk of exploitation. We’ll talk about the trauma-informed, rights-based approach to interacting with trafficked persons, and review resources available to those in need. Finally, we’ll discuss how the COVID pandemic is expected to impact the dynamics of human trafficking, and exacerbate existing risk factors for exploitation.
This webinar presentation explores refugee resettlement, health surveillance methods that help identify health conditions among newly arriving refugees, and the impact of refugee health from multiple perspectives.
Dr. Ness discusses her statement,”The joy of producing surprising improvements in health and prosperity has become outweighed by societal caution. That caution embodies the fear that science might not produce the immediate pay-offs that we expect from our investments.
Relative Risks and Odds Ratios explains the difference between the two measures while giving instruction for evaluating them.
This webinar presents evidence that religion should be considered among the social determinants of health, based on epidemiological research.
At the end of this module, the learner will be familiar with resources available to clinicians from the Million Hearts website.
This webinar will focus on the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Black community and discuss how stigma, disease prevention & awareness, and access to care & treatment play a pivotal role in elimination of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on the national, state, and local level.
This webinar will discuss what PrEP is, indicators for its use and how health departments can support its expansion and effective use.
This workshop is designed to help public health professionals better understand these determinants of health so that they may best serve their communities.
This hands-on one-day training course will provide practical tools and strategies on how social marketing and health communication can be used in public health practice.
Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health will provider a State of the State Address on the Georgia’s Health Priorities.
This presentation will cover the rising rates of STDs in the United States, drivers of these rates and innovative approaches to mitigate these trends. The role of STDs in Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) and the impact of COVID-19 on STD trends will also be discussed.
Leaders shape both the direction of their organizations and also shape the culture. Successful leaders are self-aware and recognize their roles in shaping culture.
This course is designed to be an introduction to public health definitions and structures for those who are new to the field.
This training is designed to ensure all new hires, sub-recipients, contractors, and service beneficiaries are aware of the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the minimum requirements to be in compliance with its rules, laws, and regulations.
Successful communication is part of being professionally successful. This course delineates some methods and tips on successfully communicating with diverse populations.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, long-standing systemic health and social inequities have been exposed and certain populations are at an increased risk of the impacts of COVID-19. During this webinar we will discuss how systemic racism has historically prevented Latinx communities from adequate healthcare and other economic opportunities. We will discuss the impact COVID-19 is having on the Latinx community and how we must look at the systemic issue of race and health disparities as we move forward.
This presentation shares the unique perspectives of Tennessee Commissioners’ of Health who served the State for over 30 years.
Looking at public health from a business perspective is vital, particularly in this uncertain economic time.
Although health literacy has gained much-needed attention over the past decade, an alarming number of American adults continue to report a poor understanding of healthcare information.
In the past several decades diagnosed cases of diabetes have increased at alarming rates, costing billions of dollars in medical expenditures and lost work and wages for people known to have the disease.
The Georgia Meth Project is a large-scale prevention program aimed at reducing Meth use through public service messaging, public policy, and community outreach.
Most people understand that technology is the future of healthcare, but few have actual experience with what this looks like and how you can use it to facilitate your health and wellness.
This program will provide an introductory overview of opiate use and abuse from Dr. Leonard Rappa.
Dr. Fran Close discusses applying cultural competence and cultural humility to public health practice, understanding how mental health and the stigma impacts communities, and understanding how mental health conditions adversely impact maternal health.
This is the Ann Dial McMillan Endowed Lectureship In Family & Child Health featuring Sara Rosenbaum, JD, Professor of Health Law & Policy and Founding Chair, Dept. of Health Policy, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University.
Sex trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery in which individuals perform commercial sex through the use of force, fraud, or coercion. This type of modern-day slavery isn’t just relegated to brothels and back alleys of larger cities. It’s happening in all 50 states.
This webinar will explore the role of stigma and how it interacts with the disease of addiction. Addiction is a chronic medical condition characterized by relapses and remissions that is often misunderstood, unrecognized and seldom appropriately treated. We shall examine stigma from three perspectives.
Join Dr. Donald Axelrad, PhD, MS, Assistant Professor Environmental and Occupational Health at Florida A&M University for a discussion of the toxic metal lead in drinking water.
Are you now working remotely? Are you finding it difficult to manage your stress and productivity? Are you frustrated by inefficient virtual meetings? Are you responsible for transitioning in-person trainings to the online environment? If you are grappling with these issues and others, you are not alone.
The Midwestern Public Health Training Center, the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center, and the Region IV Public Health Training Center have collaborated to create this course, Thriving in an Online Work Environment. Full of useful tips, practices, and resources for staying productive and connected in an online environment, this course can be viewed in its entirety or by individual topics.
Dr. Tim McAfee, Director of CDC’s Office of Smoking and Health presents the national perspective on tobacco control, including on the recently released Surgeon General’s Report and newly revised evidence-based best practices.
Towards Cultural Competence: A Conversation for Health Care Managers and Leaders.
Use of Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) for Assessing Behavioral and Mental Health
The Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) is an epidemiologic technique designed to provide household-based information about a community’s needs in a timely, inexpensive, and representative manner. While CASPER is well established in determining the needs and health status of the community, it is increasingly being piloted to assess mental and behavioral health. This webinar will present an overview of CASPER, its impact, and examples to highlight how CASPER can be useful to assess and monitor behavioral health.
Vaccine refusal or delay has substantial public health implications. During this webinar, we will discuss vaccine hesitancy among African American communities. We will discuss the history of vaccine hesitancy and how we can build trust in the African American community to increase vaccine uptake. At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to: a) define vaccine hesitancy, b) describe racial disparities in vaccine coverage, c) describe approaches to overcome vaccine hesitancy
This webinar will be presented by Sarah Schillie, MD, MPH, MBA, and Jeffrey E. Hall, Ph.D., MA, MSPH. Sarah Schillie, MD, MPH, MBA, is the Team Lead for the Education Team within CDC’s Immunization Services Division. Jeffrey E. Hall, Ph.D., MA, MSPH, is the Deputy Director of the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (OMHHE) and the Chief, Minority Health and Health Equity (MHHE) team, for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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.
Validity in Health Sciences reviews definitions of validity and the various ways the validity of an instrument can be evaluated.
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.
Stan Brock, Founder of Remote Area Medical, discusses advocating for the health care needs of the world’s under-served populations.
What’s working? Population-based Strategies for Obesity Prevention through Improving Healthy Eating and Active Living Opportunities for Georgians
The epidemic of obesity is profound in our state and across the nation. Obesity is one of the Georgia Department of Public Health’s top health priorities.
This is a three-part webinar series on health equity co-sponsored with Whitefoord, Inc.
July 7, 2020: Health Equity in Young Children
July 23, 2020: Food Insecurity
This webinar highlights federal programs and services, with emphasis on how health departments can leverage available resources that may improve health outcomes within communities they serve. Health departments, committed to maintaining and improving the health of the communities they serve, may be unaware of the vast array of federal programs and services that they can tap into to help them achieve their mission.