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Learning Opportunities: CHW Personal Safety, Program Evaluation, Health After Dark, Ethics in Public Health Data

From Region I- New England Public Health Training Center

Practical Strategies to Increase Your Personal Safety While Doing Fieldwork

On Your Time Training: It’s possible that during your time working in the field as a community health worker that you may feel unsafe, threatened, or harmed. Would you know what to do? Community health workers and public health workers can learn to be more aware of safety threats and know what strategies will aid in self-protection, stress management, and de-escalation of potentially violent situations. This 1-hour training will provide practical tips and strategies for improved threat awareness and self-protection during field-work, focused on workplace violence risk. Quick, effective stress management techniques, such as specialized breathing will also be provided. These tools can aid in increasing awareness and safety as well as de-escalation.

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From Region V- Region V Public Health Training Center

Health Workforce Training Program Evaluation Toolkit

Toolkit: The Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center recently launched a Health Workforce Training Program Evaluation Toolkit, available for download. This toolkit is a comprehensive “program evaluation 101” resource for both new and established programs seeking to learn new evaluation strategies.

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From Region IX- Western Region Public Health Training Center

Health After Dark: A “Provocative” Public Health Initiative

Live Training- February 14: This presentation will describe the Health District After Dark (HDAD) initiative at the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD). HDAD is a biannual public health lecture series on “provocative” public health topics offered after hours at SNHD. HDAD is meant to engage the Southern Nevada community, SNHD workforce, and community partners. It is aligned with Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) Domains 8 and 10. The first HDAD was held on October 23, 2019, on Cannabis/CBD. The second HDAD is tentatively scheduled for April 2020. The process of starting HDAD and successes, challenges, and implementation strategies will be discussed.

From Region X- Northwest Center for Public Health Practice

Ethical Issues in Public Health Data Use 

Live Webinar- February 27: What kinds of personal information should be collected, analyzed, and shared for improving population health? In the February session of Hot Topics in Practice, two attorneys explore the legal and ethical issues related to public health data use. This one-hour webinar begins with an overview of how the law can be an effective tool to promote public health and data sharing. The presentation will then discuss which ethical frameworks and questions are most helpful to guide our thinking as we approach data-related activities, as well as big data applications. The presenters will share case studies and action steps that help public health professionals address these seemingly intractable dilemmas and take the lead in initiating these community conversations.

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