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June 2014 
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Online Course Spotlight
Risk Communication: Best Practices for Communicating Effectively in High Stress Situations  

Risk communication is an interactive process of exchange of information and involves multiple messages about the nature of the risk. During high stress, emotionally charged situations, communication requirements change dramatically. This course provides practical, applicable, and effective communication solutions. This course uses a number of case studies to illustrate risk communication strategies.
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A Multi-state, Multi-organizational Solution to Limited Regional Pediatric Medical Surge Capacity in the Southeastern United States

A lack of pediatric surge capacity is particularly acute in the Southeastern United States because of the relatively low number of pediatric facilities and limited health resources. Program faculty will address the obstacles faced in regional pediatric surge and discuss the efforts of more than 40 organizations to organize and maintain the Southeastern Regional Pediatric Disaster Surge Network - a voluntary group of health care providers, public health departments, volunteers, and emergency responders from five southern states.  Learn More

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

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. 
Satellite Broadcasts
The Human Side of Disasters: The People Behind the Faces
Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 9:00-10:00 a.m. (Central Time) 
10:00-11:00 a.m. (Eastern) 8:00-9:00 a.m. (Mountain) 7:00-8:00 a.m. (Pacific)


Best Babies Zone: A Place-Based Approach to Transforming Communities and Improving Birth Outcomes Across the Life Course
Satellite Conference and Live Webcast 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014  12:00-1:30 p.m. (Central Time)

Upcoming Conferences
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
New Certificate Programs
Leadership Development Certificate Program

The "Leadership Development Certificate Program"  is an online version of the highly successful South Central Public Health Leadership Institute. The online version aims to enhance and develop leadership skills in participants through education and individual change and growth.  The certificate program stresses application of core functions to public health issues and translation of leadership skills  into  tools for community empowerment.  The goals of the program are to:

*Effect individual growth and change
*Develop leadership skills among participants
*Apply leadership skills and techniques in public health practice
*Improve organizational effectiveness, efficiency, and equity
*Develop collaborative partnerships to generate healthy communities
*Develop the skills to create online learning environments conducive to program outcomes

To register for this program, CLICK HERE

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.


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.