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April 2014 
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Online Course Spotlight
Futures Methods for Public Health Leaders

This course teaches how public health leaders can use futures methods. The methods include tapping into the aspiring mind of people working in public health to project a vision and to look more objectively at trends and scenarios that help assess likely changes affecting the future of public health. The methods include both looking to alternative futures and then taking the perspective of looking back toward the present from the vantage point of future scenarios to identify goals and milestones. The futures methods complement and enrich strategic plans which use current assumptions and shorter term projections.  Learn More

The Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) Assets in MS and Conclusions

During a public health emergency that requires medical prophylaxis for a significant number of residents within 48-hours, it is essential to recruit private entities to serve its own employees and employees' family members. Closed Points of Dispensing sites (PODs) can be alternatives to public POD sites and address health department staffing challenges. This course provides an overview of the concepts and frameworks of the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) and Closed PODs. Subject Matter Experts from the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) will discuss the process of requesting, recruitment, establishment, and operational matters for Closed PODs. Lessons learned and best practices related to the training, operating, and reporting of Closed PODs will be coveredLearn 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

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  **This course is located on the ALPHTC LMS and requires a separate login username and password. 
Upcoming Conferences
Louisiana Public Health Association Annual Conference
Baton Rouge, LA
April 24-25, 2014

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Advanced Hazmat Life Support Course   
Flowood, MS
May 19 & 20, 2014 
The cost of the course is $525.50 per person.  Course information can be viewed at Point of contact for this training is TSgt. James Johns, (email) or work phone 601-313-1866.
Mississippi Preparedness Summit 2014:  "Partners in Preparedness"  

Biloxi, MS
May 27-29, 2014

Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center, Biloxi, MS.
Registration deadline is May 1, 2014
Purpose: Enable participants to gain valuable knowledge and best practices through networking opportunities with state and federal agencies and private, faith-based, volunteer, and non-governmental organizations.

Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN)  
2014 Provider Course Dates: July 18-19-2014, October 31-November 1, 2014 
Sponsored by Central MS Trauma Region
Upcoming Live Webcast
Developing Alabama's System of Services and Resources for Children With Autism: Lessons Learned and Taught

Wednesday, May 7, 2014
12:00 - 1:30 PM CST
Join this panel discussion to learn about the progress, planning, and current and anticipated impacts of Alabama and national efforts to improve early identification and successful outcomes for children with ASD. For more information on this broadcast including registration, please follow this link:

MCH Certificate Program
Introduction to Program Monitoring and Evaluation in Maternal and Child Health

In 2008, a nationwide Title V training needs assessment revealed a demand for skills and competencies related to program implementation and evaluation. These results reflect the growing demand on administrators, program managers, nurses and other public health professionals to develop and implement successful and effective community health prevention programs. The Introduction to Program Monitoring and Evaluation in Maternal and Child Health course series is designed to address these needs and strengthen the competencies and skills of public health professionals in the area of program planning, monitoring and evaluation.  More specifically, this series will enable students to design and implement evaluations of maternal and child health education programs.  Students will apply their knowledge and develop an evaluation plan for the Child Wellness Program, a program that seeks to decrease obesity among children.

To register for this program, 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


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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.


Interested in a degree in Public Health? 


The UAB School of Public Health's Department of Health Care Organization & Policy offers several degree programs.  To learn more, 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 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.