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Trainings Featured in Summer/Fall 2017 Elevate, Your Resource for Lifelong Learning

This special expanded edition of Elevate’s Training Highlights showcases top trainings from each regional public health training center in the Public Health Learning Network. Each year, the PHLN training repertoire grows dynamically to meet public health training needs across the country.

Learning opportunities in this issue include:

  • Controlling cancer
  • Corporate policies in public health practice
  • Cultural competency in the workplace
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Establishing health priorities
  • Evaluation
  • Infectious disease prevention for law enforcement
  • Informatics to improve population health
  • Innovations in public health
  • Leadership and environmental health
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Obesity prevention
  • Oil and gas impact in public health
  • Opioid use and response
  • Performance management
  • Social movements that influence health

From: Region I New England Public Health Training Center

Managing Effectively in Today’s Public Health Environment for Trainers

This course is for trainers, associations and health department leaders, and workforce development and accreditation teams who are considering the launch of management programs for employees or their target public health professional audiences.

  • Explore how to identify management topics appropriate for participants and resource levels
  • Describe the blended modality right for the public health practitioner segment
  • Plan evaluation by modifying existing evaluation materials

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Introduction to Outreach Methods and Strategies

This course will facilitate learning about key strategies for health outreach in underserved populations. Learners will identify qualities and characteristics of underserved populations, describe how to choose effective outreach methods and strategies and outline the elements of an effective outreach plan.

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From: Region 2 Public Health Training Center

Moving Public Health Practice Upstream: How Public Health Can Take On The Alcohol, Tobacco and Food and Beverage Industries

As one in a series of trainings about advancing health equity, this module focuses on the tobacco, alcohol and food industries and and their impact on population health. Learners will explore strategies for motivating change in corporate practices to support population health.

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Social Movements in Public Health

To improve economic conditions, protect the environment and safeguard human rights, it is important to understand the relationships between social movements and public health. This training module examines past and present social movements that have or have had implications for public health and describes how public health professionals can promote health by partnering with people who are propelling social movements.

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From: Region III Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center

Using Informatics to Reach Public Health 3.0

This webinar features three content experts who describe health informatics, highlight health informatics tools and demonstrate how health informatics can be used by practitioners to achieve Public Health 3.0.

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From: Region IV Public Health Training Center

Preventing the Spread of Infectious Disease: Law Enforcement

Because law enforcement officers are often the first on the scene or the first point of contact during suspected outbreaks, it is imperative they are properly trained to protect themselves and the public from highly infectious diseases. This self-paced, interactive training module uses an Ebola outbreak to share best practices for preparedness and risk containment.

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Overview of Opioid Misuse, Associated Harms and Public Health Responses in the U.S.

This archived webinar relies on empirical evidence to describe the epidemiology of opioid misuse and associated harms, specifically HIV and Hepatitis C transmission. Presenters also review related public health interventions, including medication-assisted treatment, syringe exchange and overdose prevention.

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2016 State of the State Address on Georgia’s Health Priorities

This 90-minute lecture is presented by Brenda Fitzgerald, MD, the newly appointed Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and former Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH). Dr. Fitzgerald provides an overview of the state’s most pressing health issues as well as the GDPH strategies in place to address them.

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From: Region V Great Lakes Public Health Training Collaborative

Performance Management Training Series

Featuring three self-paced, interactive one-hour modules, this series aims to increase participants’ understanding of the purpose and benefits of performance management. The series also offers guidance for building a performance management system.

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Leading Change

This seven-part immersive webinar series coaches participants through creating long-lasting, effective organizational change. Participants of the recorded webinar sections will develop strategies for addressing individual change initiatives. Participants will also explore criteria for successful implementation, tactics for responding to resistance and steps to enhancing resilience.

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From: Region VI South Central Public Health Training Center

Environmental Public Health Online Courses

Environmental Public Health Online Courses is a comprehensive package of 15 courses for environmental public health practitioners. Taught by experts in the field, courses include information on various roles and responsibilities of environmental public health staff. Use the course bundle as a study guide for the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) exam.

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Diversity and Cultural Competency in Public Health Settings

This course aims to build awareness and knowledge among public health practitioners about incorporating diversity and cultural competency concepts, tools and techniques into their daily work. By the end of the course, each participant is expected to be conversant in issues related to culture and health, health disparities and community health models designed to close the gap in health disparities.

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From: Region VII Midwestern Public Health Training Center

Program Evaluation

This course is designed to familiarize learners with program evaluation, which is an essential organizational practice in public health. Program evaluation is defined as “the systematic collection of information about the activities, characteristics, and outcomes of programs to make judgments about the program, improve program effectiveness, and/or inform decisions about future program development.” The course will review the steps of the program evaluation process as well as a basic evaluation plan.

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MPHTC Webinars and Presentations

The Missouri Iowa Nebraska Kansas (MINK) Public Health Associations held their annual MINK Conference on April 18-19, 2017. The event was hosted by the Kansas affiliate and took place in Overland Park, Kansas. A full audience across the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Region 7 learned about and shared innovations in population and public health. The Midwestern Public Health Training Center (MPHTC) co-sponsored the event with featured keynote presentations by Tomas Quade, President, American Public Health Association, and Karen DeSalvo, Former Acting Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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From: Region VIII Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center

Cancer Control Video Series

A few of the nation’s experts on cancer and cancer control are opening up their offices to you. This 17-part video series offers a primer on cancer for the public health professional. Videos and complementary resources span the topics of cancer sites, risk factors, surveillance, palliative care, and more. Each topic can be accessed individually and offers Certificates of Completion.

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21st Century Oil and Gas Development and Public Health

This learning opportunity is intended for public health professionals interested in understanding the shale oil development process and its impact on public health. The toolkit design allows learners to be self-directed and access topics of greatest interest to them or they may take the full training and receive a Certificate of Completion.

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From: Region IX Western Region Public Health Training Center

Best Practices in Program Planning for Localized Obesity Prevention

This course presents examples of conducting a root cause analysis, developing a logic model and applying the Socio-Ecological Model throughout the process of program planning and evaluation. Evaluators from the Arizona Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education Arm (SNAP-Ed) share an overview of their program planning process, specifically as it relates to re-evaluating and defining the focus of their obesity prevention initiative.

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Getting Results: Motivational Interviewing

This training will familiarize learners with a concept called Motivational Interviewing (MI), a strategy to help guide clients and patients to become their own agent of change. This training reviews MI techniques and offers learners the opportunity to complete a simulated counseling session.

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From: Region X Northwest Public Health Training Center

Emergency Preparedness Training Catalog

This catalog is equipped with more than 400 emergency preparedness trainings and other learning materials. Public health professionals and their partners can use these resources to enhance the preparedness and response skills of individuals and teams.

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