Alabama PHTC Online Courses & a New LMS
The South Central Public Health Partnership would like to highlight a new training and education resource that is currently available. The Alabama Public Health Training Center, located at UAB, has developed a Learning Management System (LMS) that will house online courses, webcasts, and other educational resources. In combination with our existing South Central Public Health Partnership LMS, housed at Tulane, we believe the addition of this resource will benefit our partners and organizations by expanding the variety of public health training courses offered.
Users will need to create a profile prior to accessing the courses in the Alabama Public Health Training Center LMS, regardless if you are an existing user in our South Central Public Health Partnership LMS. Currently there are five online courses on the Alabama Public Health Training Center LMS ready for enrollment. All of these self-paced courses are available at no cost to users and many have continuing education credits awarded.
Please visit the Alabama Public Health Training Center website and LMS for more information:
Disaster Preparedness: Are We Ready for Kids
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. This course will examine how effective communication among all parties, including the public, will serve to improve preparedness in advance of a disaster. Learn More
HIV 101 for Community Health Workers
The purpose of this course is to expose community workers to basic knowledge about HIV's history, prevalence, biology, diagnosis, and prevention. Presenters in this program explain and illustrate statistics related to HIV, how HIV enters and replicates itself, how HIV is diagnosed and treated, and ways to prevent the spread of HIV. Information focuses on universal methods of diagnosis and transmission as well as concerns unique to health care providers. Learn More
Motivational Interviewing and Health Behavior Change
This course introduces health care workers to Motivational Interviewing, a strategy used to initiate conversations related to changing unhealthy behaviors. In this presentation, participants will learn the principles of motivational interviewing and view examples of the motivational interviewing process. Additionally, practitioners will learn strategies that can be immediately implemented to improve their communication with patients. Learn More
Improving the Provision of Male Health Care in Public Health
This course examines the barriers to men's health and provides information on how practitioners and organizations can better serve male populations. The course also discusses socialization factors that may contribute to men's increased health risks. Learn More
Reducing Disparities in Health through Nutrition: The Life Course Theory and Model
The Life Course approach to health care needs emphasizes the role of early events in shaping an individual's health throughout life. This course introduces the Life Course concept and nutritional influences of early life that impact populations, especially areas in which there are disparities. Specifically, the presenter addresses factors including maternal health during pregnancy, parenting style, food availability, and sleep and their impact on obesity and other health threats. In addition, the course addresses ways in which public health workers can reduce health disparities. Learn More
**For technical assistance or questions about these trainings, please contact Will Bruer, 205-934-7140, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Rongbing Xie, 205-934-7238, email@example.com.