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Note: This is a recording of a webinar held on June 19, 2017. Training Overview The “One Health” approach recognizes the linkage between human health, animal health, and the environment. It highlights the need for collaboration across multiple sectors in order to ensure the best health for people, animals, and the environment. Based on volume of calls to local health departments, one of the top priority needs is animal bites. On this webinar, Dr. Rabinowitz will share how the “One Health” paradigm can be used to manage and prevent animal bites. The course contains two modules: a content module and a resources and evaluation module. After accessing both modules, learners will earn a certificate of completion. When the certificate is available, learners will see a Certificate button on their dashboard. This recording is approximately 90 minutes. There are no prerequisites. Participants will need a broadband internet connection (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred browsers) and computer speakers. For technical support, please contact emoryphtc@emory.edu. About the Trainer Peter Rabinowitz, MD, MPH, University of Washington Dr. Rabinowitz also directs the Canary Database, an online resource for evidence about animals as sentinels of environmental health threats from both toxic and infectious hazards. He has been a visiting scientist at the Global Influenza Program of the WHO, and also in the Animal Health Division of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization where he researched zoonotic diseases. He is the co-editor of the clinical manual Human Animal Medicine: Zoonoses, Toxicants and other Shared Health Risks. (Elsevier 2010) He is co-director of the Stone Mountain Working Group on One Health Proof of Concept Research. He completed a Family Medicine residency through the University of California San Francisco (Salinas Program). He has also completed fellowships in General Preventive Medicine and Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine, where he served as Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and Director of Electives for the School of Medicine. This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31680, Public Health Training Centers for $4,348,992. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government. Read More

Note: This is a recording of a webinar held on May 10th, 2022. Training Overview Individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) face a disproportionate number of structural, programmatic, and individual-level barriers to address their health and wellbeing. LGBTQ communities also have developed incredible resilience and coping mechanisms in response to daily experiences with stigma and discrimination. In this webinar, Dr. Sarah MacCarthy, the first appointed holder of the Magic City LGBTQ Health Studies Endowed Professorship at the UAB School of Public Health, will discuss different terms and concepts related to LGBTQ health, with attention to the ways in which the rapidly changing landscape impacts research and practice. She will also help detail the growing size of LGBTQ communities across the country. Dr. MacCarthy will describe LGBTQ health inequities nationally and highlight the ways in which unique barriers and facilitators impact the Southeast.  Dr. MacCarthy will also identify resources that health departments can use to find evidence-based practices to serve this population.  This recording is approximately 90 minutes. There are no prerequisites. Participants will need a broadband internet connection (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred browsers) and computer speakers. For technical support, please contact emoryphtc@emory.edu. CERTIFICATE:  The course contains two modules: a module to access the webinar and an evaluation module. After accessing both modules, learners will earn a certificate of completion. When the certificate is available, learners will see a Certificate button on their dashboard. About the Trainer Sarah MacCarthy, Sc.D. has developed a national reputation as a researcher of racially and ethnically diverse LGBTQ populations, having published over 60 peer-reviewed papers. She joins the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health as the first appointed holder of the Magic City LGBTQ Health Studies Professorship.  With extensive experience as both a researcher and educator, she joins UAB most recently from the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, CA, where she was both a faculty member of the Pardee RAND Graduate School, and a Policy Researcher conducting research focused on the critical health issues that affect the unique needs of LGBTQ communities both locally and globally. Dr. MacCarthy grew up in Eswatini and Egypt, then later spent substantial time living and working in Argentina, Malawi, and Brazil. She holds both a masters and doctoral degrees in science from the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. MacCarthy started working in LGBTQ health as an ally, once she started to see the disproportionate impact of HIV and other diseases affecting her LGBTQ friends and family. This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31680, Public Health Training Centers for $4,348,992. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government. Read More

Note: This is a recording of a webinar held on July 14, 2020. Training Overview African Americans are disproportionately affected by HIV.  Reducing HIV rates among African American young adults may produce the most meaningful impact in addressing the HIV epidemic in the US.  Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a medication regimen to reduce risk of HIV infection, is a promising HIV prevention strategy but its benefits have not been fully realized among African American young adults.  This webinar focuses on barriers to PrEP access and uptake among this population and examines approaches to address these barriers.  Considerations regarding PrEP during the COVID-19 pandemic will also be explored. The course contains two modules: a content module and a resources and evaluation module. After accessing both modules, learners will earn a certificate of completion. When the certificate is available, learners will see a Certificate button on their dashboard. This recording is approximately 90 minutes. There are no prerequisites. Participants will need a broadband internet connection (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred browsers) and computer speakers. For technical support, please contact emoryphtc@emory.edu. About the Trainer - Jelani Kerr, PhD Jelani Kerr is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences at the School of Public Health and Information Sciences at the University of Louisville.  He received his PhD in Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior from the University of South Carolina and completed postdoctoral training at St. Michael’s Hospital at the Centre for Research on Inner City Health and the University of Windsor.  His research focuses on HIV vulnerabilities of young people in the African Diaspora in the US and Canada.  Specifically, he investigates behavioral and social determinants that influence HIV/AIDS disparities.  His work extends beyond measuring disparities to reducing them through multidisciplinary collaborations that develop and evaluate community-focused interventions.  His line of research includes examinations of factors that influence Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake and interventions to increase access to and acceptance of PrEP among vulnerable populations. This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31680, Public Health Training Centers for $4,348,992. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government. Read More

Note: This is a recording of a webinar held on March 26, 2020. Training Overview With our state and local public health workers being at the forefront of this pandemic, you are in a position to provide your community with life-saving information. Yet, with the COVID-19 landscape changing so rapidly, it is hard to have the latest, accurate information to educate those in your community. With this webinar you will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive feedback from our speaker, Carlos del Rio, MD. This webinar will have a brief update on the pandemic with the majority of the time spent on Q & A. The course contains two modules: a content module and a resources and evaluation module. After accessing both modules, learners will earn a certificate of completion. When the certificate is available, learners will see a Certificate button on their dashboard. This recording is approximately 90 minutes. There are no prerequisites. Participants will need a broadband internet connection (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred browsers) and computer speakers. For technical support, please contact emoryphtc@emory.edu. About the Trainer Carlos del Rio, MD is the Executive Associate Dean for Grady Clinical Affairs and a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Emory University School of Medicine.  Dr. del Rio currently holds joint appointments as a professor of Epidemiology and as professor of Global Health at Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, and until recently, he was the Hubert Professor and Chair of the Hubert Department of Global Health at Rollins. He is the Principal Investigator and co-Director of the Emory Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) and co-Principal Investigator of the Emory-CDC HIV Clinical Trials Unit. Carlos del Rio is currently appointed as the Foreign Secretary of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31680, Public Health Training Centers for $4,348,992. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government. Read More

Note: This is a recording of a webinar held on May 4, 2011. Training Overview Every day millions of Americans are exposed to air pollution levels that have been shown to be linked to both acute and chronic health effects. Sources of air pollution are not created equal, however, and some are known to be more toxic than others. This talk will provide an overview of specific urban air pollutants of greatest concern and discuss the relative risk of the air pollution burden in Georgia. We will also learn about methods for estimating human health risk and the limitations for interpreting these estimates. Finally, we will discuss interventions designed to protect individuals from air pollution-related adverse health impacts ranging from public policies to individual behavioral modification. The course contains two modules: a content module and a resources and evaluation module. After accessing both modules, learners will earn a certificate of completion. When the certificate is available, learners will see a Certificate button on their dashboard. This recording is approximately 90 minutes. There are no prerequisites. Participants will need a broadband internet connection (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred browsers) and computer speakers. For technical support, please contact emoryphtc@emory.edu. About the Trainer Jeremy Sarnat, ScD and Tegan Boehmer, PhD, MPH Sarnat has conducted air pollution exposure and health research for the past 15 years, measuring pollutant exposures in various populations, in particular sensitive cohorts such as children, seniors and individuals with CPD. Currently, he has been conducting a study investigating in-vehicle exposures in a cohort of healthy and asthmatic car commuters and corresponding acute heart and lung response. He has worked as staff scientist for 4 years at the Israel Union for Environmental Defense in Tel Aviv, a non-profit organization of scientists and lawyers promoting sustainable development and pollution prevention. Dr. Boehmer has a PhD and MPH degree from Saint Louis University School of Public Health and is a graduate of CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) program where she completed a two-year field assignment at the Tri-County Health Department in Denver, Colorado. Since 2008, she has worked as an epidemiologist in the Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Branch in the CDC. This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31680, Public Health Training Centers for $4,348,992. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government. Read More

Note: This is a recording of a webinar held on November 18, 2019. Training Overview What is Harm Reduction? How does it improve public health? By focusing on positive change, harm reduction encompasses a range of evidence-based and cost-effective services to reduce negative consequences for people who use drugs. During this webinar you will learn about specific harm reduction interventions including Syringe Service Programs (SSP) and Naloxone distribution. Also there will be insight into a few of the barriers to successfully implement harm reductions programs as well as how these programs can make the community stronger and more capable of reducing overdose, disease burden and community isolation. The course contains two modules: a content module and a resources and evaluation module. After accessing both modules, learners will earn a certificate of completion. When the certificate is available, learners will see a Certificate button on their dashboard. This recording is approximately 90 minutes. There are no prerequisites. Participants will need a broadband internet connection (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred browsers) and computer speakers. For technical support, please contact emoryphtc@emory.edu. About the Trainer Robert Childs, MPH is currently a Technical Expert Lead at JBS International, focusing on providing technical assistance on rural overdose prevention projects. He also worked as North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition’s (NCHRC) Executive Director from 2009-2018 and oversaw the agency's operations, program implementation and innovation. Robert Childs specializes in harm reduction practice, overdose prevention and response initiatives, drug policy advocacy and reform, law enforcement assisted diversion (LEAD) and law enforcement occupational safety & drug overdose response. At NCHRC, Robert helped develop the largest syringe exchange network, as well as community and law enforcement based naloxone distribution programs in the US South. He has been invited to speak at the United Nations, the US Congress, the FDA and multiple state legislatures on his work. This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31680, Public Health Training Centers for $4,348,992. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government. Read More

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