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August 2014 
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Online Course Spotlight
Needs of Our Children:  Pediatric Care Before, During and After Disasters

The purpose of this presentation is to provide relevant information related to children's needs during emergency or disaster events from both a clinical care and a public health planning perspective. The speakers will provide a brief overview of the needs of the pediatric population and the delivery system that specifically serves children; discuss experiences from recent disasters where resources for children were limited; and discuss efforts and potential solutions on the state, regional, and national levels. 
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Health Communication
 
 
This course covers general steps to planning a health communication intervention, as well as how to apply health communication theory when promoting behavior change. Social marketing principles are introduced, in addition to steps to reduce the literacy burden that often restricts health communication. This course includes four tutorials titled: An Introduction to Health Communication; Health Communication and Theory; Health Literacy; and A Brief Intro to Social Marketing.  Learn More 


Staffing for Emergency Response and Recovery

In recent years, attention and resources have focused on emergency preparedness plans, systems and training. Few would question that our workforce is better trained to handle disasters, but do we have the right people in response positions; those capable of handling the extreme stress and uncertainty of a major disaster? Additionally, are managers and supervisors ready to handle the overwhelming staffing complexities related to catastrophic events? This program will address these questions and provide lessons learned in human resources in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. 
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Utilizing Government Resources in a Disaster

The expectation in emergencies is that all citizens affected in the disaster area receive prompt appropriate care. Hurricane Katrina caused extensive and severe damage over the southeastern United States, including the entire Mississippi Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005. Federal disaster declarations blanketed 90,000 square miles of the United States, including 49 counties in Mississippi. Hurricane Katrina has been classified as the worst natural disaster to affect the United States to date. This presentation will provide valuable information, facts, and lessons learned from Katrina that will help all states with future disasters. Conference faculty are emergency management professionals that will provide insight from both a public health and planning perspective. They will also provide an overview of the state's role and federal role in both planning and response activities; discuss valuable documents such as the Stafford Act, National Response Plan, and Concept of Operations; and assets available to assist with emergency healthcare needs. 
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Motivational Interviewing and Health Behavior Change

This course introduces health care workers to Motivational Interviewing, a strategy used to initiate conversations related to changing unhealthy behaviors. In this presentation, participants will learn the principles of motivational interviewing and view examples of the motivational interviewing process. Additionally, practitioners will learn strategies that can be immediately implemented to improve their communication with patients.  Learn More  **This course is located on the ALPHTC LMS and requires a separate login username and password.


Improving the Provision of Male Health Care in Public Health

This course examines the barriers to men's health and provides information on how practitioners and organizations can better serve male populations. The course also discusses socialization factors that may contribute to men's increased health risks.  Learn More  **This course is located on the ALPHTC LMS and requires a separate login username and password. 
 
Partner Activities
CDC Blast Injury App

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced the release of a new CDC Blast Injury mobile application, which may be downloaded for free from the iTunes store. The program is designed to assist in the response and clinical management of injuries resulting from terrorist bombings and other mass casualty explosive events. The application provides clear, concise, up-to-date medical and healthcare systems information to assist healthcare providers and public health professionals in the preparation, response, and management of injuries resulting from terrorist bombing events. http://emergency.cdc.gov/masscasualties/blastinjury-mobile-app.asp
Upcoming Conferences
Advanced Trauma Care for Nurses (ATCN)  
2014 Provider Course Dates: October 31-November 1, 2014 
Sponsored by Central MS Trauma Region

http://www.traumanurses.org/atcn-courses.html


APHA 142nd Annual Meeting and Exposition  
November 15-19, 2014, New Orleans, LA
APHA's Annual Meeting & Exposition serves as the home for public health professionals to convene, learn, network and engage with peers. With the Annual Meeting, we strengthen the profession of public health, share the latest research and information, promote best practices and advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research. Come experience APHA.

For more information including registration and housing please click here.
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? 

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL PUBLIC HEALTH ONLINE COURSES (EPHOC)

 

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.