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Note: This is a recording of a webinar held on December 8, 2021. Series Description: Systems problems, by definition, are complex and can seem impossible to tackle. However, there are tools and innovative approaches that might help public health professionals and partners make progress on these problems. Join us for a 3 part webinar series to learn tools and approaches for tackling large-scale community challenges, from maternal health to opioid overdoses. In the first webinar, we will cover stakeholder mapping and how understanding the whole ecosystem of players can help you decide who to include in co-creating solutions and what communications approaches to use. The second webinar will cover right-sizing your problem so that you can effectively approach and tackle it. Finally, building off the identified parts of the ecosystem, in the third webinar, we’ll journey map the current, as well as the ideal, situation. These are interactive webinars in which learners will engage with the instructor and other participants.   Description of Webinar 1 (Stakeholder Mapping): The innovation approach is human-centric, so to start we need to first and foremost be centering those affected by the issue. We do this through stakeholder mapping. This goes beyond just identifying one single ‘user’, but rather steps back to look at the multiple tiers of stakeholders and explore how they all relate and affect each other. This is one of the foundational pieces of fully understanding and reevaluating challenges.  Speaker Information Meaghan Kennedy Meaghan’s experience intersects innovation, public health, and social entrepreneurship. After an epidemiology research career at CDC, she founded Orange Sparkle Ball, an innovation and impact consultancy that accelerates initiatives in the private and public sector and works with both domestic and global partners. With an acceleration methodology rooted in design thinking, Orange Sparkle Ball focuses on open innovation, innovation program design, social entrepreneurship and community activation. Meaghan has taught at Georgia Institute of Technology and the Centers for Disease Control andPrevention. She has been a guest reviewer at Georgia Tech since 2007, a judge and mentor for the Global Social Venture Competition and Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA), a mentor for social entrepreneurs and is a frequently invited to speak on innovation and entrepreneurship. Sophie Becker Sophie is a design strategist who joined Orange Sparkle Ball after being a design apprentice at their sister organization, Spark Corps. She is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology with a BFA in Industrial Design and a minor in psychology. She focuses on strategy and communications for community networks and public health innovation projects. She has a particular interest in how design and innovation can drive progress addressing in systemic challenges, which a particular interest in housing and health. Previously she has worked as an industrial designer for a startup, a product designer at a traditional design agency, and a graphic designer at a corporate sustainable beauty company. Liris Berra Liris Berra is a Public Health Innovation Analyst who joined the Orange Sparkle Ball team through the Rollins Earn and Learn partnership with Rollins School of Public Health. She is a graduate of the University of Miami with a dual BS degree in Public Health and Elementary Education with minors in Psychology and Biology. As part of the Orange Sparkle Ball team, Liris works to develop public health communications, explores the intersection of implementation science, innovation, and design, and analyzes quantitative and qualitative data. Her previous work has been primarily in community-based settings, working as an educator, the social service sector, and with NGOs at the local level. Liris is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health and a certificate in the Social Determinants of Health. 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. 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 January 8, 2018. Training Overview This webinar will expose participants to both the challenges and benefits of a transgenerational workforce for public health professionals as it relates to the future of health and healthcare delivery in the United States. It discusses evidence-based research and strategies for mentoring and professional development in this environment. Participants will learn how to elicit feedback from partners, techniques for effectively mentoring individuals of different generations, and how to develop and implement strategies to enhance opportunities for professional development. Additionally, this webinar will teach participants how to assess staffing needs, evaluate qualifications of staff members and volunteers needed for programs, and develop and implement strategies to retain staff members and volunteers. 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 Guwan Jones, MPH, MCHES® Through her work with three healthcare systems and other not-for-profits, she has worked on issues such as funding to increase access to health insurance for children, focusing community resources on providing health care access for low socio-economic populations, organizing resources for HIV/AIDS patients, and more. Guwan holds a Master of Public Health from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth and a Bachelor of Science in Health Science from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Guwan is also a Certified Health Education Specialist and received the 2008 U.S. Surgeon General’s Healthy Youth for a Healthy Future Champion Award. 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 self-paced online course.  Training Overview: Change is a constant in both our personal and professional lives. The idea that human beings naturally resist change is deeply ingrained into our culture and how we think about change. This course provides public health professionals with a foundation in change management and practical tools for utilizing formal change management for an informatics or data analytics project. The entire training is expected to take 30 minutes to complete. There are no prerequisites. The course contains three modules: the content module, a workbook, and an evaluation. After finishing all three modules, learners will earn a certificate of completion. When the certificate is available, learners will see a Certificate button on their dashboard. 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 Course Developers: This course was developed by the Region IV Public Health Training Center at the Emory University Rollins Schools of Public Health. The content was developed by Kelley Chester, PhD, MPH, Principal and Owner of C3 Informatics.  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 15, 2021. Training Overview Recent research says that executives average 23 hours per week in meetings and 49% of participants considered unfocused meetings and projects as the biggest workplace time waster and the primary reason for unproductive work days.In this session you’ll learn tactics to reduce meeting attendance and make the meetings you are going to more efficient and (dare we say) more fun. From pre-meeting planning, to structured meeting styles, to post-meeting follow up, participants will do hands-on training that will improve any meeting they are running. Stop steamrollers before they start, draw out the quiet experts in the room, be strategic with your slide deck and keep your agenda on track. By energizing and activating meetings, hopefully we can get out of meetings a little faster and a little happier. 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 Shana Merlin The Founder of Merlin Works, Shana Merlin is one of the most experienced and effective improv-based trainers in Texas. Shana is a lecturer in the College of Medicine Texas A&M University and an associate at the Center for Health Communication at the University of Texas.Presenting and performing nationwide, some of her clients have included Dell, T-Mobile, Silicon Labs, The University of Texas and Deloitte. Winner of “Best Improv Teacher” in Austin from the Austin Improv Collective, Shana founded Merlin Works, in 2003 to provide custom training, interactive presentations, and comedy shows to businesses and organizations using improvisation.  Some of her most requested fun, interactive programs are on the topics of team building, communication, sales, persuasion, leadership, making meetings matter, medical communications, and creativity. 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 September 30, 2020. Training Overview Public health data are often imperfect, which means we have to rely on multiple data streams to get a clearer picture of the present situation. Proper understanding of data with context is the antidote to disinformation. In this webinar, we’ll go through how to find and evaluate data, identifying the merits and challenges of different data sets, to make sure we have the right data to answer our questions. 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 Amber Schmidtke, PhD At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Amber Schmidtke recognized there was a large gap between the way that scientists communicate and how non-scientists receive information. She has combined her roles as a public health microbiologist and college educator to provide meaningful analysis and explanation of disease trends to the public through a popular newsletter and podcast. As a result of these communication efforts she was invited to serve as a member of the Georgia COVID-19 Data State Task Force, advising government agencies on how to package their complex data to meet the needs of the public. In addition, she is a trusted resource for multiple local governments and news media outlets. Dr. Schmidtke holds a Ph.D. in medical microbiology and immunology from Creighton University. 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

Training Overview: This video provides an overview of joint information centers, crisis and emergency risk communication and working with a public information officer to communicate with the media. This training is intended for preparedness and response professionals in Georgia. This is a just-in-time training, and there are no prerequisites. This training addresses Capability 6, Function 1 of the Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Capabilities: National Standards for State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Public Health: identify stakeholders that should be incorporated into information flow and define information sharing needs. The course contains one 6-minute video. Participants will need a broadband internet connection and computer speakers. For technical support, please contact emoryphtc@emory.edu. For more information about hurricane response and recovery, visit the Georgia Hurricane Response Hub.    About the Course Developers: This course was developed by the Georgia Hurricane Response Hub at the Emory University Rollins Schools of Public Health in consultation with the Georgia Department of Public Health.   Funding for this project has been provided to the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) through a Cooperative Agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC – NU1ROT000004-01-00). NNPHI is collaborating with Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health on this project.  Read More

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