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June 2013
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Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) & Points of Dispensing (POD) Training


If an event occurs in which the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) has to be accessed by the State of Alabama, health professionals and others should be familiar with the SNS and how to respond when received.  Training venues for 2013 sessions have been selected to offer the current SNS training course to health professionals including pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, nurses, social workers, mental health personnel, emergency management personnel, immunization personnel and others.
The training activities will include the following:
  • Plenary sessions providing a general overview of the SNS for all participants
  • Demonstration and exercise of a Point of Dispensing (POD) site
  • Breakout sessions for each of the disciplines to discuss professional issues, evaluations, awarding of certificates and adjournment.  Each breakout session will be led by a professional(s) within that discipline
Session Date and Location:
**Registration is free but you must register to attend.
Sunday, June 23, 2013 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Daphne Civic Center, 2603 U.S. 98, Daphne, AL  36526
Click here for more information including instructions on registration.
Upcoming Webcast
Sexually Transmitted Infections and the Law in Alabama: Examining the Legal Responsibilities and Supportive Services for Persons Living with STIs/HIV

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
12:00 - 1:30 (Central Time)

Over the past 30 years, much has been written about legal rights, healthcare policies and procedures, and confidentiality measures specific to sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV.  Program faculty will provide a forum for the presentation and discussion regarding Alabama laws and the State Board of Health's rules and regulations specific to STIs/HIV.  Information regarding how these laws, as well as Federal law, apply to the practice of case management are also provided.  While this information pertains to practitioners and public health employees in Alabama, participants from other states and jurisdictions are welcome to view this program.

Continuing Education:
Nurses and Social Workers Pending

For more information:
View the conference flyer

To register click here

Produced by the Alabama Public Health Training Center in collaboration with the UAB AIDS Training and Education Center (ATEC), the AL-NC STD Prevention Training Center (STD PTC) and the Alabama Department of Public Health.


Online Course Spotlight

Cultural Competency for Community Management of Special Needs Patients in Disaster  

Disaster imposes adverse consequences upon a community and its people. Disasters can injure the physical infrastructure and disrupt social integration and the capability to provide basic elements of the population's fundamental needs. Additional and exceptional vulnerabilities may be revealed by crisis, especially among community members with special needs. These include members of sub-populations who have not yet been entirely integrated into community life and plans or whose lifestyle and customs place them at additional peril. Learn More 



Advanced Leadership and Practice - Part II


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. These leadership skills are essential for designing and advocating for programs and policies necessary to promote health.  Learn More  


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


This broadcast convenes 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.  **NOTE - This course was originally delivered as a satellite broadcast.  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 **This course is located on the ALPHTC LMS and requires a separate login username and password.



Improving the Provision of the 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  **This course is located on the ALPHTC LMS and requires a separate login username and password.  



Resilient Leadership: Building an Organizational Culture of Resilience


This course provides an overview of the nature of and practices which constitute "resilient leadership." Resilient Leadership may be thought of as the attitudes and practices which may serve to create a "culture of resiliency" within a given organization. Such a culture promotes mutual support and success while viewing adversity as opportunity. Learn More



Focused Strategic Thinking 


This course introduces the process of using Focused Strategic Thinking (FST) to develop an organization's strategic action plan during a one and a half day retreat. The course presents each component of the FST process, provides examples of activities, and discusses expected outcomes of each phase from preliminary analysis to implementation. Learn More **This course is located on the ALPHTC LMS and requires a separate login username and password.    


Upcoming Conferences & Partner Announcements
Alabama Department of Public Health
Volunteer Symposium 2013
Thursday, June 27, 2013
The Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center
Montgomery, AL
The Alabama Department of Public Health's Center for Emergency Preparedness presents the 2013 Volunteer Symposium "Understanding the Challenges Facing our First Responders:  Treating Those Who are Suffering from Trauma and Stress Brought about by Acts of Terrorism".
For the conference agenda click here.
Partner Spotlight
Andrew Rucks (PI) and Pete Ginter have begun a research project entitled "Improving Regional Pediatric Surge Networks" funded by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education in collaboration with the American Academy of Pediatrics.


Development on the Environmental Public Health Online Courses (EPHOC) began in 2006.  The major partners in this project were the Jefferson County Department of Health (JCDH) Environmental Health Services and the University of Alabama - Birmingham's (UAB) School of Public Health.  This UAB program was a partner in the South Central Center for Public Health Preparedness (SCCPHP) with Tulane University's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.  An article on the successful implementation and use of the EPHOC program was recently published in the June issue of the Journal of Environmental Health (see link below), authored by Lisa McCormick, DrPH and Jesse Pevear, III, MSPH, both from the UAB School of Public Health.  To read the article click here

Other Training Opportunities

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


Looking for CEUs?


The South Central Public Health Partnership has many courses available that offer both Nursing and Social Work CEUs.  For a list of courses currently offering continuing education, click here.


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 trainingnow@tulane.edu and let us see if we can be of help.  Thank you. 


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.