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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 self-paced online course. Training Overview This course focuses on the 10 PHRASES (Public Health Reaching Across Sectors) framing recommendations and four framing tools. The four framing tools included in the PHRASES Toolkit are frame elements, sample emails, "When You Say They Think" charts, and reframed answers to tough questions. The entire training is expected to take 30 minutes to complete. There are no prerequisites. After finishing all 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: PHRASES is a joint project of the de Beaumont Foundation and the Aspen Institute’s Health, Medicine and Society Program. This course was developed with the support of the Region IV Public Health Training Center at the Emory University Rollins Schools of Public 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. By enrolling in this course, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: de Beaumont Foundation, 7501 Wisconsin Ave, Suite 1310e, Bethesda, MD, 20814, US, https://www.debeaumont.org. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact.     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

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 course has limited capacity. If you are unable to enroll, the course might be full. This is an online, interactive workshop on October 28, 2021 from 8:45am-12pm ET. Participants will use Zoom to join with both video and audio. This workshop is sponsored by The Region IV Public Health Training Center. Training Overview This workshop is designed for people who are familiar with the value of evaluation and are looking to hone their practical evaluation skills. This course begins with a review of the CDC’s Six-Step Framework for Evaluation, stakeholder engagement, logic models, and types of evaluation. Next, we will cover strategies for designing and implementing quantitative and qualitative data collection methods, including surveys, interviews and focus groups. At the completion of the course, participants should be able contribute constructively to the design and implementation of evaluations for public health programs. Participants are highly encouraged to review these materials before the workshop: Community Tool Box - Developing an Evaluation Plan A Six-Step Model for Evaluation of Community-based Physical Activity Programs About the Trainer Dr. Ariela Freedman is a strengths-based Learning and Development Consultant with 20 years of experience in community and academic settings. She is a skilled adult educator and has taught a wide range of learners, including public health practitioners, health care professionals, students, nonprofit workers, and community members. Dr. Freedman began her career as a high school English, Drama, and Debate teacher in Chicago. She later directed health programming at Head Start in Minneapolis, worked as an ORISE fellow at CDC, then as an Assistant Research Professor in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. At Emory, Dr. Freedman taught classes and served as an evaluator to the Emory University Medical School and the Emory Public Health Training Center. As an independent consultant with her business, MavenTree Consulting, Dr. Freedman functions as an organizational coach to help build positive workplace environments, and create, operate, evaluate, sustain, and scale up programs. Dr. Freedman’s toolbox includes strategies from public health, education, business, and the arts, resulting in interactive trainings that are skill-focused and fun. Her approach to teaching includes balancing rigor with reality and focuses on teaching practical skills that can be immediately applied in the workplace. Dr. Freedman has a PhD in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education from Emory University and an MPH from the University of Minnesota. She also has a Master of Arts in Teaching and a BA in English Literature. She is a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach and a certified Positive Discipline Trainer. 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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