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Note: This is a recording of a webinar held on July 30, 2020. Training Overview This webinar is co-sponsored by the Alabama Fire College Workplace Safety Training Program and the Deep South Biosafety Worker Training Program. This webinar will discuss Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) applicable to the COVID 19 crisis. It is assumed that students are aware of standard PPE certification/requirements ( e.g. the US Department of Labor: OSHA standards for both personal and respiratory protection ). This webinar will focus on how to adapt these to the current situation, as well as crisis standards applicable when PPE may be limited/unavailable.  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 Dr. Cocciardi has spent more than 35 years in the fields of public safety and public, occupational, and environmental health. An emergency responder himself, he formerly developed and managed the Emergency Response Program for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s largest state agency. Dr. Cocciardi is an internationally published author. He has developed Health and Safety Plans for most national and international events of consequence since 2001. He holds various state and federal licenses to work with toxic materials. He has been qualified and testified as both an expert witness and a litigative consultant. Dr. Cocciardi is a Board Certified Safety Professional, a Board Certified Industrial Hygienist, and a Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian. He is a member and/or Chair of more than a dozen international Health and Safety Committees. 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 December 17, 2018. Training Overview Health officials regularly face tough decisions involving ethics such as allocating scarce resources or ensuring that risks and benefits are equitably distributed.  This webinar introduces participants to public health ethics, describes practical skills for ethical decision-making, and provides links to resources for meeting the new Public Health Accreditation Board standards for addressing ethical issues. We also call attention to the human-centered design approach and highlight Brokered Dialogue, an innovative method for dealing with controversial topics such as establishing Syringe Service Programs to address the opioid crisis. We will conclude by discussing an ethics case study centered on childhood obesity. 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 Ortmann was a CDC Public Health Ethics Fellow, addressing ethical issues surrounding chlamydia treatment. He was previously a Senior Associate for Programs at the Tuskegee University National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care. Dr. Ortmann holds a BA and PhD in philosophy from Yale University and The Pennsylvania State University, respectively. He currently is conducting research on Brokered Dialogue and editing a book on narrative ethics that use Dr. Trott came to CDC in 2016 as a Presidential Management Fellow as the special assistant to the director of the Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention. Prior to coming to CDC, he worked as a staff reviewer for the University of Wisconsin - Health Sciences IRB. Kory received his BS in Biological Anthropology from the George Washington University before getting his Masters of Public Health from Drexel University and his JD from the University of Wisconsin. 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 16, 2021. Training Overview The field of public health is booming with opportunities for students to put public health into action beyond the classroom. From the public sector to the private, and both in governmental and nongovernmental spaces – there are endless directions that students can take public health degrees. This session, featuring Montrece Ransom, JD, MPH, Director of the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training, is designed to introduce students to the purpose of coaching, mentorship and sponsorship and how to leverage these relations for career growth. Session discussions will focus on preparing students for their next role now while in practicums and the do’s and don’ts of being an effective mentee. By examining their skill gaps and opportunities for growth, students can shape their practicum experiences to position them to get the job they want upon graduation. Students will leave this session with strategies to build their skillsets and invest in valuable relationships to land their next role with confidence!  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 Montrece McNeill Ransom, JD, MPH, ACC currently serves as the Director of the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training. Montrece is an award-winning expert in public health law and policy, training and workforce development. Prior to this role, Montrece led training and workforce development efforts in public health law at CDC. During that time, she was awarded the Jennifer Robbins Award for the Practice of Public Health Law from the American Public Health Association (2017) and the American Bar Association Champion for Diversity and Inclusion Award (2019).    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 22, 2022. Training Overview This session, featuring Gillian Landgraff, Senior Learning Consultant, Learning & Organizational Development, Emory University, is designed to introduce proven techniques to demonstrate confidence when speaking publicly, describe components of an effective presentation, recognize common errors in the use of A/V equipment, PowerPoint, and props, and identify ways to assess and gain control of the audience. Session discussions will focus on preparing participants with presentation techniques and the do’s and don’ts of being an effective presenter. By examining their skill gaps and opportunities for growth, participants can enhance presentation skills for career success. Participants will leave this session with strategies to build their skillsets to deliver the presentations with confidence while captivating the audience! This recording is approximately 2 hours. 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 Gillian Landgraff Gillian Landgraff is a Senior Training Consultant for Emory University. She has over 20 years of experience developing and delivering engaging leadership programs in healthcare and academic settings. While working at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Gillian managed the New Employee Orientation program which reached up to 2,000 employees annually. Her role at Children’s afforded her the opportunity to work with the Marcus Autism Center, Human Resources, the Hematology/Oncology department and multiple departments across the Children’s system. Since joining Emory University, she has worked with multiple departments including the Humphrey Fellowship Program in the Rollins School of Public Health, the Radiology Leadership Academy Program and Oxford College.  She currently manages the Mentor Emory and Aspiring Leaders programs in addition to facilitating sessions for the Administrative Professionals, Essentials of Leadership, Emerging Leaders, and New Leaders Orientation at Emory programs. She has also worked with Georgia State University. Gillian is an expert in delivering the DiSC Assessment tool and is certified in Crucial Conversations, DDI, Situational Leadership, Presentation Skills and Increasing Personal Effectiveness. In her personal time, Gillian enjoys volunteering at Habitat for Humanity and Clifton Sanctuary Ministries, art projects, hiking and jogging, and spending time with family and friends. 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, 2016. Training Overview On March 25, 2016 Beth P. Bell, MD, MPH, Director of CDC’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, discussed the latest research findings about the current Zika outbreak and provided an overview of how health officials and health care providers can protect the public’s health from Zika virus infection. Dr. Bell also described prevention messages targeting the public and special groups such as pregnant women and travelers, and she identified credible resources that health officials and health care providers can use to train staff and educate the community about Zika and other mosquito-borne illnesses.  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 Beth P. Bell, MD, MPH, is the director of the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), Office of Infectious Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She provides leadership for the prevention and control of a broad spectrum of infectious diseases, including rare but deadly diseases like Ebola and anthrax, and more common conditions like foodborne diseases and healthcare-associated and antibiotic-resistant infections. In addition, Dr. Bell provides oversight for a diverse portfolio of science-based programs that promote water safety, global health and the health of migrating populations, and the identification and control of diseases transmitted by animals and insects. She is responsible for providing leadership and direction for NCEZID's world-class laboratories, which are developing new tests, vaccines, and next-generation sequencing to enable faster diagnosis and more effective prevention and control of infectious diseases.   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 19, 2020. Training Overview This webinar is being co-sponsored with the Injury Prevention Research Center at Emory.  This webinar will provide an overview discussion of current definitions of mass violence incidents (MVIs) and hate crimes, impact on victims and communities, as well as current best practices in preparing for and responding to MVI events. Participants will learn about short-term and long-term approaches to assisting communities in healing after a MVI or hate crime that has impacted a broader community. In addition, participants will be provided a brief overview of the latest resources available from the National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center (NMVVRC) which was established in October of 2017 in partnership with the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) within the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.  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 Dr. Rheingold is a licensed clinical psychologist and Professor at the National Crime Victim's Research and Treatment Center (NCVC) within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina. She is the Associate Director of Administration and Director of Clinical Operations at the NCVC. In addition, Dr. Rheingold is the Director of the Preparedness, Response & Recovery Division of the National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center. Her expertise includes evidence-based treatment of trauma related mental health issues, grief and loss, and traumatic loss by homicide.  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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