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May 2012
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Upcoming Satellite Broadcast

Community Management of Geriatric Patients During Disasters


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

12:00 - 1:30 pm (CDT)


The future is viewed as a gathering storm where changes in perils and population vulnerabilities could lead to serious consequences.  The creation of an operational model utilizing the Delta Analysis process will help address challenges faced by elderly patients during times of disaster.  Program faculty will demonstrate a need to break from the way in which communities have prepared and reacted in the past in order to achieve survival and success in the future.



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New Online Courses

Overview of Community Management of Patients in Disaster  


The South Central Public Health Partnership's Learning Management System provides primary care practitioners and support personnel convenient access to authoritative educational resources designed to efficiently develop and enable their responder skills in creating community resilience and response capability. Learn More   


Pediatric Trauma and Disaster
*Nursing CEU: 3.3 Hours; Social Work CEU: 3.25 Hours  


This online course addresses specific topics in pediatric trauma care, hospital disaster preparedness, and response for incidents involving children.  The course provides an overview of early hospital responder care for pediatric trauma and disasters with an emphasis on hazards and response capabilities. Learn More 


Family Advocacy and Involvement in Title V Programs
*Nursing CEU: 1 Hour; Social Work CEU: 1 Hour  


Collaboration between Title V Maternal and Child Health Programs and family leaders provides a "win-win" opportunity to leverage programmatic expertise with families as an action arm for advocacy. Program faculty will discuss appropriate roles for family advocates and describe the nuts and bolts structure and organization for how Title V programs can meaningfully operationalize their involvement. Learn More  


Advanced Leadership and Practice    


Dramatic change will occur in public health and health care in the next decade. This course provides public health practitioners and other health care providers with the leadership skills necessary to work effectively in the change environment at a community, state or regional level. Learn More 


Coaching and Mentoring:  Learning with and from Others 


Learners participating in this web-based course will examine how individuals can purposefully learn with and from others. Learners will examine coaching and mentoring from a triad of perspectives: as a protégé, as a mentor, and in light of environmental features of their respective organizations. Learn More 


Clinical Challenges in the Community Management of Patients with Special Needs in Disaster 


The evolution of modern medical competencies and expanded populations of increased vulnerability pose a significant challenge to today's public health professional in providing shelter and support during times of disaster in both the urban and rural environment. This course will address some of the significant existing challenges.  Learn More   


Decision Making in Disasters:  Lessons from the Field 


The current increasingly technical and urbanized centers of human population present critical challenges and opportunities to the profession of Disaster Management in the early 21st century. The lessons and practices of yesterday no longer address a widening and diversifying pattern of population vulnerabilities which modern medical therapeutics, evolving demographics and lifestyle enhancement have generated on a global scale. Learn More  


Orientation:  Louisiana Primary Care Association  


The Louisiana Primary Care Association (LPCA) is a membership organization of 26 Federally Qualified Community Health Centers (FQHCs) with a total of 82 sites and supporters committed to the goal of achieving health care access for all and elimination of health disparities.  This course serves as an orientation for new members joining the LPCA. Learn More

Other Training Opportunities
Initial Medical Management of Radiation Injuries Course


This one-day course will address specific key topics on the initial evaluation and management of radiation and nuclear related injuries. This training course will focus on training first receivers (physicians and nurses) and emergency medical services personnel, using a combination of didactic sessions and scenario-based discussions, on the proper and safe, initial evaluation and management of victims injured in an overt or covert radiological or nuclear incident. Further, the initial management of internal contamination will be discussed along with management strategies. Acute Radiation Syndrome and long term effects of acute radiation exposures will also be covered.

To get further information and to register for this course click the date below:


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Houston County Health Department

1781 East Cottonwood Road

Dothan, AL  36301 


We Want to Hear From You


Looking for more training on a specific topic in public health?  Need additional training on a current public health hot topic?  We want to help you address these needs.  Please email us and let us know about your current training needs/interests/issues.  We will evaluate our current trainings to see if we have something that can address your area of interest.  If we don't have the resources already available, we will look into the possibility of developing those resources for you.  Please send us an email at [email protected] and let us see if we can be of help.  Thank you. 


Interested in Becoming a More Effective Communicator and Member of your Crisis Response Team? 


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.


Risk Communication in Public Health Emergencies 


Crisis Communication for Hospital Administrators


The Role of Health Literacy in Disaster Preparedness


Understanding Emergency Public Health Risk Communication: Partners & Preparedness beyond the Public Health System


Understanding Emergency Public Health Risk Communication: Resources & Relationships Within the Public Health System


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


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.