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Note: This is a recording of a webinar held on February 2, 2016. Training Overview "Outbreaks: Protecting Americans from Infectious Diseases" Richard Hamburg, Interim President and CEO of Trust for America's Health (TFAH) will present “Outbreaks: Protecting Americans from Infectious Diseases” lecture, which is focused on the TFAH's December 2015 Report of the same name.  The report provides state-by-state infectious disease prevention and control indicators as well as national issues and recommendations for improving our nation's efforts to fight infectious disease.  The lecture will share examples of key emerging disease, infections and emergency threats; highlight key report findings; and provide recommendations for strengthening disease prevention and control efforts.  The Models of Excellence lecture series highlights current public health issues or topics. The goal of the series is to explore the connection between innovation and public health practice as well as identify ways in which public health practitioners and health science faculty can facilitate the translation of innovation into practice. 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 Richard Hamburg has helped lead TFAH's efforts to ensure disease prevention is a centerpiece of health reform, and has been instrumental in TFAH's work on obesity prevention, building national pandemic flu and public health emergency response capabilities, and increasing support for public health programs. Prior to TFAH, Mr. Hamburg served in a number of roles with the American Heart Association (AHA), including as its national Director of Government Relations. At AHA, Mr. Hamburg managed health topics ranging from healthcare reform to tobacco control, to public access to defibrillation. He is also a past Director of Government Affairs at AHA's New York City affiliate. A native New Yorker, Mr. Hamburg is a graduate of the State University of New York at Albany, from which he received a B.A. in Political Science and a Masters of Public Administration.  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 June 26, 2017. Training Overview The webinar describes the epidemiologies of opioid misuse and associated harms including HIV, hepatitis C (HCV), and overdoses in the US, and will use empirical evidence to describe the pathways linking opioid misuse to these harms. The webinar ends with a review of public health approaches to respond to these epidemics, which include medication assisted treatment, syringe exchange, and overdose prevention interventions. 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 Trainers Sasha Mital, MPH, is pursuing a PhD in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. She is conducting research on opioid and medication assisted treatment use in the United States. She has an MPH in Global Health from Emory University and works as an epidemiologist in CDC's Division of Global HIV and TB, focusing on implementation and evaluation of HIV prevention programs for key populations.  Dr. Hannah Cooper is an Associate Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education at Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health. Her research pertains to the social determinants of substance misuse and related harms in the United States. 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 19, 2021. Training Overview This webinar was co-sponsored with the Mental Health Technology Transfer Center at Emory University.  The recent pandemic has created a confluence of uncertainty, social isolation, and disruptions in services and supports important to children.  The nature and extent of the mental health impact on this age group depends on pre-existing vulnerabilities, contextual issues related to their COVID experiences, and the effectiveness of response efforts. In this interactive, virtual webinar, risks and protective factors will be identified, and effective strategies for promoting recovery from pandemic related distress will be explored using a developmental lens, and a social-ecological framework. Whenever possible, child and parent narratives will be used to illustrate concepts. 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 Ginny Sprang, Ph.D., is a professor in the College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Kentucky, and executive director of the UK Center on Trauma and Children. She is the Principal Investigator of the SAMHSA funded Category II Secondary Traumatic Stress Innovations and Solutions Center, the Category III Child and Adolescent Trauma Treatment and Training Institute, and Chair Emeritus of the Secondary Traumatic Stress Collaborative group. She has or currently holds national leadership positions in the National Child Traumatic Stress Network as a steering committee member and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Special Interest Group Chair for the Terrorism and Disaster committee. Dr. Sprang has over 125 publications on topics such as child trauma, trauma-informed care, the commercial sexual exploitation of minors, implementation and sustainability, disaster response and secondary traumatic stress.  Her work involves the creation of translational 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 25, 2020. Training Overview Pediatric obesity has continued to challenge our clinics and communities for effective and supportive approaches to improve health and treatment of disease.  We will refine the clinical assessment of the severity of the disease of obesity and its complications as well as discuss treatments appropriate for the different classes of obesity.  Then we will explore community efforts to promote health, prevent obesity, and support those working to lose weight.   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 Trainers Brooke Sweeney, MD, FAAP, ABOM is a Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatric Physician and the Medical Director of Weight Management services at Children's Mercy Kansas City and the Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.  Nationally, Dr. Sweeney is on the Governance Board of POWER (Pediatric Obesity Weight Evaluation Registry) and the Co- Director of POWER Operations and Sustainability. Dr. Sweeney is active in the Weight Management Expert Exchange of the Children's Hospital Association/American Academy of Pediatrics Institute for Healthy Childhood Weight. She is board certified in Obesity Medicine.  Her clinical expertise is in prevention and treatment of severe obesity through medical weight management and bariatric surgery for children with severe obesity.  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 August 10. 2020. Training Overview In recent months, we have seen an extraordinary number of people take to the streets to protest police violence and systemic racism. This webinar will focus on police violence as a public health issue, a framework that allows us to view police violence in a broader societal perspective. We will discuss basic measures of police violence across populations and limitations of the existing data. De-funding and abolition will be discussed as possible strategies to reduce police violence. 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 Trainers Dr. Fullilove is a social psychiatrist and professor of urban policy and health at The New School. From her research, she has published numerous articles, book chapters, and monographs. Dr. Cooper holds the Rollins Chair of Substance Use Disorders Research at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH), where she co-directs the Emory University Center for AIDS Research Prevention Sciences Core, and directs the Research Core of the Injury Prevention Research Center at Emory. Dr. Sewell (they/them/their) is Associate Professor of Sociology at Emory University and Founder and Director of The Race and Policing Project.  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 28, 2016. Training Overview Population Health is the term du jour in healthcare. The session will explore the operational approach driving the most recent evolution in clinical care contrasted with recent trends in public health. Tenets of population health including the transition from volume pricing to value-based payments and how this impacts the delivery of care will be covered. The evolving public health issues and financing of public good programs contrast with the medical delivery system in the U.S. The evaluation of population health performance includes a mix of conventional and new measures. These discussions summarize the tension and contrast for innovative approaches to public health vs. population health as the latest in a series of experiments to dampen the medical inflation and long term condition increases in prevalence within the U.S. economy.  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 Trainers John Vena, PhD is the Founding Chair of the Dept of Public Health Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). He currently serves on the SC Clinical and Translational Research Institute Workforce Development & Training Committee and is the Director of the SC PHTC.  Philip Smeltzer, PhD joined MUSC in October 2014 as the Program Administrator, Total Population Health. He is responsible for health improvement activities and strategies for patient populations served by MUSC Health.   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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