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Upcoming Satellite Broadcast:


Systems Thinking for Maternal and Child Health:  Application in Practice


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. (Central Time)

*Nursing and Social Work CEUs Applied For


Systems thinking and using the systems approach to manage public health controversies can provide new and exciting opportunities and collaborations, yet the importance of this concept is often overlooked. Many disciplines converge in this problem-solving approach and bring new ideas to the forefront of today's critical public health issues. In this seminar, Dr. Donna Petersen will explore how systems thinking can be applied to Maternal and Child Health and analyze the advantages of using this method to solve current and future challenges in public health.


For more information on this broadcast, you can view the flyer here.


To register, please visit:




Need Help Studying for your NEHA Exam? New to Environmental Health? Need Some Refresher Courses? 





The Environmental Public Health Online Courses (EPHOC) training program has been developed specifically for you - the most important frontline environmental health professional.  This program will not only give you the knowledge and application of the basic subjects needed in your environmental health practice, but also expose you to the broader field, as well as introduce some of the newest concepts that will shape the future of how environmental health will be protecting our communities and our world.  

The fifteen EPHOC courses are taught by a group of environmental public health subject matter experts from across the country.  The instructor group is a mix of academic professors and environmental health practitioners in several different agency settings.  Course content includes the various roles and responsibilities of environmental public health staff in the over 45 hours of online training provided.  The courses can be taken individually on demand.  They have been divided into multiple 40 to 60 minute modules for each course.  Successful completion of the course content and the post test will allow online students to print out a course certificate.  NEHA members can submit the certificate for pre-approved continuing education hour credits toward credential maintenance.



EPHOC training programs are designed for: 


* New hire environmental public health professional and in-service refresher training

* Individuals preparing for a state or national credential exam

* Environmental health and related-discipline students

* Environmental public health professionals wanting to improve their technical knowledge or receive continuing education hours


For more information, go to http://www.cdc.gov/nceh/ehs/eLearn/EPHOC.htm


To register for this program, CLICK HERE


Mississippi Live Well


The Mississippi State Department of Health and the North Mississippi Medical Center will be giving out free flu shots November 8, 2011 from Noon - 7:00 p.m. at the Tupelo Furniture Market  1879 North Coley Road, Tupelo, MS.
If you would like to volunteer to work this event, please contact Roger Riley at [email protected]

Marketing Your Event or Training


If you are a partner with the South Central Public Health Partnership and would like to market your training or event in our next e-announcement, please submit the details and contact information to Brandi Bordelon at [email protected]

Participants have 7 weeks to complete each course. A certificate of completion for each course is awarded to those who score 70% or better on the knowledge-based assessment.  This bundle of courses is designed to be used as a study guide for the NEHA exam.  At this time there isn't an official certificate that will be awarded for completion of all 15 courses.


All courses are FREE. Sponsored by a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


This email was sent to you because you have participated in a training offered by the South Central Public Health Partnership. These projects are supported under a cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) grant number 1U090TP000400-01, and the Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources Administration (HRSA) grant number UB6HP20201. The contents of these programs are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC.