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December 2013
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Online Course Spotlight
Emergency Preparedness: The Role of the Pharmacist

This course will define what a public health emergency is and familiarize pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with the basic components of public health emergency preparedness and the role pharmacists play in disaster events. This course will cover basic policies and directives related to public health emergencies and review the federal and state resources available, with a specific look at the organizations involved in responding to a public health event in Mississippi. Finally, an overview of the Category A biological agents and their treatment algorithms will be addressed.  Learn More

Transition from Management to Leadership

This course is intended to give the participant an overview of the characteristics and skill sets for both managers and leaders. It is intended to help the participants reflect on their own career and how they view themselves and to reflect on where they are in their professional development. It is meant to broaden the view of what both managers and leaders do and how they think.  Learn More

Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) Emergency Support Function 8 Training Course
The Emergency Support Function 8 (ESF-8) Training course consists of five modules focusing on the goals and objectives of ESF 8 and other annexes; disaster behavioral health response, including Psychological First Aid; disaster operations compensation; Emergency Operations Centers; Incident Command Structure; Medical Special Needs Shelters; and volunteer management. In addition, this course provides emergency preparedness and response strategies, resources, and management tools for evacuees and/or their caregivers.  Learn More

Introduction to Program Monitoring and Evaluation in Maternal and Child Health: Session Four - Outcome Evaluation

This session discusses the importance of outcome evaluation in establishing a causal link between an intervention and observed results. The first part of this session will focus on identifying proper outcome measures; the second part will focus on the different types of evaluation designs. Students will get to formulate outcome evaluation questions and identify an evaluation design for the Child Wellness Program. **NOTE: This session is part four of a six-course series.  Courses 5 & 6 are currently in development.  Learn More

Introduction to Program Monitoring and Evaluation in Maternal and Child Health: Session Three - Process Evaluation

This session discusses the importance of process evaluation in understanding the context of program implementation. This session will introduce the Family Nurse Partnership program to illustrate process evaluation findings. Students will get to formulate process evaluation questions and indicators for the Child Wellness Program. **NOTE: This session is part three of a six-course series.  Courses 5 & 6 are currently in development.  Learn More

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

Facilitation Management

This course focuses on facilitation management and has 7 modules. The first module introduces the concept and importance of facilitating collaboration and coalition building. Modules 2, 3 and 4 present an easy-to-use process for facilitation and highlight some essential logistical considerations. Module 6 provides some key components of meeting follow-up, and module 7 illustrates how to use a facilitation tool kit for meeting facilitation and coalition evaluation. Facilitation skills provided can help you plan, facilitate and evaluate meetings more effectively and productively.  Learn More  **This course is located on the ALPHTC LMS and requires a separate login username and password. 
On Demand Webcast
The Affordable Care Act: Mandates, Exchanges, Medicaid...and All That

Original Broadcast Date:  Tuesday, October 22, 2013 
The Affordable Care Act called for the establishment of a Health Insurance Exchange in every state.  Many states have taken the federal-default option.  Nonetheless, all of the Exchanges, now called Insurance Marketplaces, began open enrollment on October 1st of this year.  Coverage begins on January 1, 2014.  This program describes what an exchange is supposed to do and what roles the states have in the default options.  It describes the functions the exchanges will be performing, the nature of the coverage offered, the size of the subsidies available to individuals, the taxes and fees that arise as a result of the exchanges, and why insurance premiums in some states are increasing while they are decreasing in others.  As part of this program, the interplay of the exchanges and Medicaid are considered and the implications of states not expanding their Medicaid programs are discussed.

For more information or to view the program, click here

Produced by the Alabama Public Health Training Center in collaboration with the Maternal and Child Health Leadership Education Training Programs at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the University of South Florida, Tulane University, and the Alabama Department of Public Health

Conference Videos
Maternal & Child Health Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day, March 26, 2013 ARCHIVED Conference Video

Speaker: Stephen Dantzig, PsyD
School Psychologist, Professional Photographer, and Author of Get Up, Your Bus is Here: Living My Life with Cerebral Palsy

Upcoming Conference
NACCHO Preparedness Summit   April 1-4, 2014   Atlanta, GA

Stronger Together: Aligning Public Health and Healthcare Preparedness Capabilities to Protect Our Communities

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


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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.


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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 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.