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September 2013
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Upcoming Webcast
Changes since H1N1:  Perspectives from Immunization Managers in a National Survey

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 
12:00 - 1:30 PM (Central Time)

This broadcast will convene a panel of researchers and practitioners in the field of immunizations and emergency preparedness and response.  This panel will describe results from a 2012 survey conducted among the 64 different immunization programs funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Program faculty will describe perceptions and observations from immunization program managers about changes that have been made since the H1N1 pandemic to policy, infrastructure, practice, and relationships between state-level immunization and emergency preparedness programs.  Lessons learned since H1N1 for responding to an emergency requiring vaccine administration will also be discussed.

For more information:
View the conference flyer

To register click here

This project continues the South Central Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (SCPERLC) collaboration with the Emory University Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center (PERRC) by developing a training activity that will further promote and disseminate completed research of the Emory PERRC. This collaborative effort supports the mission of both Centers to develop products that address identified gaps in preparedness and emergency response training, while improving organizational capabilities

Produced by the South Central Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center in partnership with the Alabama Department of Public Health

Online Course Spotlight
Social Media:  The Blurring of Professional Boundaries

Social media has become a great way to connect with people, but in the healthcare profession, social networking can often blur the ethical lines in a patient-provider relationship.  Postings on Facebook and similar sites have cost some healthcare professionals their jobs and some others have even lost their license to practice.  Program faculty will explore the issues which make social media a potential liability for healthcare providers and discuss ways to teach professionals how to avoid the misuse of this new media.  **NOTE:  This course was originally delivered as a satellite broadcast.  CEUs: Nursing 1.5 hours, $10 fee to receive CE certificate via email.  Learn More

Managing Change in Public Health:  Bringing out the Leader in Each of Us

Some say that the only people who want to be changed are babies!  The reality is that all of us experience resistance to innovation and change, rather than embrace or take charge of it.  Individuals can choose to be proactive toward change and adopt leadership strategies for taking charge of change instead of letting it take charge of them. This course will explore the change process and examine typical responses to change, environmental influences, and strategies for adapting successfully within the public health field.  **NOTE:  This course was originally delivered as a satellite broadcast.  Learn More

Facilitation Management

This one-hour course addresses the concepts and importance of facilitating collaboration and coalition building within public health organizations.  The course outlines an easy-to-use process for facilitation and highlights some essential logistical considerations, including some key components of meeting follow-up.  Examples on how to use a facilitation tool kit for meeting facilitation and coalition evaluation are provided.  Learn More
**This course is located on the ALPHTC LMS and requires a separate login username and password. 

8 Steps to Building and Sustaining Effective Coalitions

Have you ever tried to convince your health director, mayor, school board, minister, or business owner to support your community coalition? It's not always easy, especially if he or she is not convinced that working in partnership is the best approach. This presentation will help you define coalitions, learn when and how to use them, and provide eight steps for building effective coalitions that promote health, a healthy environment, and prevent disease. By focusing on these steps, your coalition will be poised to reach its goals and sustain itself for the long haul. **NOTE - This course was originally delivered as a satellite broadcast.  Learn More

Changing World of Work: Are you Changing Too?

Business as usual is over, even in health care and public health. This course will challenge you to adopt a proactive stance to your work life. Faculty will provide insight on how to position yourself to not only survive but also thrive in this new world of work. **NOTE - This course was originally delivered as a satellite broadcast.  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  


 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.    


Partner Announcements
On August 13th, Dr. Peter Ginter and Dr. Andy Rucks represented the South Central Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (SCPERLC) in a webinar entitled "Focused Continuity of Operations Planning (FCOOP): A Management Approach".  Association of Schools & Program of Public Health (ASPPH), in cooperation with the CDC and the SCPERLC, presented this webinar for faculty of the CEPH-accredited schools and programs of public health and Federal, state, local and Tribal governmental public health practice partners. The webinar focused on a specific method of developing and maintaining continuity of operations plans (COOPs), known as Focused COOPs. Dr. Rucks and Dr. Ginter were the featured speakers. A guest speaker, Ms. Tanya Phillips, Preparedness Coordinator at Jackson County Health and Human Services (Oregon), spoke about the COOP training and how it has improved her organization's preparedness efforts.  To view the 1-hour webinar click here

To read Dr. Rucks' interview with the America's Blood Centers regarding FCOOP, please 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.