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Successful Strategies for Integration of Immunization and Emergency Preparedness Programs in Planning and Practice


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

12:00 - 1:30 pm (CST)

*Nursing and Social Work CEUs applied for


This broadcast will convene a panel of subject matter experts from both immunization and emergency preparedness programs to address national policy recommendations developed by the Association of Immunization Managers (AIM).  Program faculty will uncover and highlight the best approaches to achieve AIM's recommended goals by pulling from experiences with the 2009 H1N1 pandemic.  Faculty will discuss successes and challenges as well as identify how successful relationships can be forged and maintained between the programs to improve emergency response efforts.


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Nuclear Power Plant Safety and Public Health Response


Friday, April 13, 2012

12:00 - 1:30 pm (CST)

*Nursing and Social Work CEUs applied for


Recently, the Dai-ichi nuclear plant crisis in Japan in 2011 impacted countries located thousands of miles away. Several issues became evident including protective action measures and population monitoring.  Globalization and the large number of nuclear reactors around the world underscore the need to educate all members of society, particularly healthcare providers, about nuclear power plant emergencies and to solidify preparedness for such rare yet devastating events.


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Disaster Preparedness:  Are We Ready for Kids?


Thursday, April 19, 2012

12:00 - 1:30 pm (CST)

*Nursing and Social Work CEUs applied for 


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.


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 Come See What the South Central Public Health Partnership Has to Offer

havetoofferThe South Central Public Health Partnership has a vision of a prepared public health workforce able to perform the essential public health services and respond to natural disasters, infectious disease outbreaks, bioterrorism, and other public health emergencies.  Some of the topics covered by our trainings are: 


  • Special Needs Populations
  • Communication
  • Bioterrorism Preparedness
  • Environmental Health 
  • Maternal and Child Health

 We offer several certificate programs that focus on specific areas to help enhance the public health work force.  Certificate program topics are:


  • First Responder Preparedness
  • Bioterrorism Preparedness
  • Environmental Health in Disasters
  • Leadership Communication

We also have two Maternal and Child Health course bundles in Leadership and Communication.

To take any of our trainings, certificate programs, or course bundles please visit our LMS

Interested in becoming a more effective communicator and member of your crisis response team?  communicationcourses


The South Central Public Health Partnership offers several free, self-paced online courses in risk communication.  The following courses provide information about risk and crisis communication during a public health emergency.  Courses cover topics such as establishing an effective dialogue with stakeholders, developing agency crisis communication plans, and delivering public health messages by working with the media.  To learn more, click on a course name for a course description and an opportunity to enroll.

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





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


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To register for this program, CLICK HERE


Participants have 7 weeks to complete each course. A certificate of completion is awarded to those who score 70% or better on the knowledge-based assessment.


All courses offered by the South Central Public Health Partnership are FREE, sponsored by grants from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources Administration.


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. These projects are also supported under a cooperative agreement from HRSA grant number 1UB6HP22824-01-00 for the Alabama Public Health Training Center.  The contents of these programs are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC, DHHS, or HRSA.