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February 2014 
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Online Course Spotlight
Introduction to Program Monitoring and Evaluation in Maternal and Child Health: Session Six - Analyze and Disseminate Findings

This session discusses the analysis and use of program evaluation findings. This session provides strategies and steps to analyze quantitative and qualitative data and to disseminate findings. Students will get to develop a dissemination matrix for the Child Wellness Program. **NOTE: This is the final session of a six-course series.  Learn More

Introduction to Program Monitoring and Evaluation in Maternal and Child Health: Session Five - Data Collection

This session discusses the issues to consider when making decisions about data collection. It will survey the most common data collection methods used in the evaluation of MCH programs. Students will get to outline a data collection plan for the Child Wellness Program. **NOTE: This session is part five of a six-course series.  Learn More

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

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

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
Intensive Course "Nutrition for Infants, Children & Adolescents"
Birmingham, AL 
February 17 - 19, 2014 

This is a three day program with the purpose to improve the nutritional status of infants, children and adolescents by updating health professionals in infant, child and adolescent nutrition at both the individual and public health level.  The course will provide leadership training in pediatric/adolescent nutrition by developing high levels of clinical competence, provide instruction in nutrition needs and services for children, and providing training in systems of delivery of nutrition care.  This course is designed for pediatrics practitioners including dietitians, nurses, nutritionists, pediatric nurse practitioners, physicians, and other professionals who are involved in the care of children
Topics include: Pediatric Growth and Development, Feeding Concerns and Disordered Eating, Genetics, Sports Nutrition, Sleep Problems, Reviews of current treatments in Pulmonary, GI, Renal, Cardiology, Inborn Errors of Metabolism, Children with Special Health Care Needs, Overview of Nutrition and the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and How to Address the Gaps in Nutritional Services under ACA.  

CEU: 20 hours has been requested from the Commission on Dietetic Registration and Alabama Board of Nursing
For more information call Charlene Rhoades at (205) 639-9254 or see our website at

Ann Dial McMillan Endowed Lectureship in Family and Child Health

Best Babies Zone: A Place-Based Approach to Transforming Communities and Improving Birth Outcomes Across the Life Course 
February 25, 2014  11am-12:30pm Central Time

Cheri Pies, MSW, DrPH 
Clinical Professor, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley

UAB Alumni House Auditorium, 1301 10th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294 

NACCHO Preparedness Summit   April 1-4, 2014   Atlanta, G

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

Mississippi State Medical Response System Expo
February 17-21, 2014
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

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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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.


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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.