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Note: This is a recording of a webinar held on February 12, 2020. Training Overview During this webinar, we will discuss how the existing racial disparities and health inequities in our country have amplified the effects of COVID-19. From infection rates, hospitalizations, and deaths, communities of color have been impacted by COVID-19 at higher rates. Now, after more than a year since the world woke to a spreading viral pandemic, an effective COVID-19 vaccine offers protection and a promise of normal life. But a final-step challenge persists – getting the vaccine into the arms of people who need it most. Please join us for a presentation and conversation with Taison Bell, MD and moderated by Sam Fulwood, PhD. 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 Taison Bell, MD, is an assistant professor of medicine in the divisions of Infectious Diseases and International Health and Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at UVA. He is also the Director of the medical intensive care unit (ICU) and director of the UVA Summer Medical Leadership Program. Dr. Bell has been treating inpatient ICU COVID-19 patients throughout the pandemic. Sam Fulwood III is a senior fellow for Politics and Elections and interim vice president for Race and Ethnicity at American Progress. He is also the former director and founder of American Progress’ Leadership Institute, a program to assist with the advancement of people of color in public policy. Fulwood earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of North 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 27, 2020. Training Overview COVID-19 has highlighted the critical role that public health plays in the US and it also has demonstrated that this virus does not affect everyone equally. While it has affected the lives of all Americans, some racial and ethnic groups have been more likely to contract and die from COVID-19 than others. In this webinar, we will discuss some of the biological, behavioral and contextual factors that affect COVID-19 transmission and severity, and what public health professionals can and have been doing to reduce the impact of this virus on individuals and communities.  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. Derek M. Griffith is Professor of Medicine, Health and Society, and he is the Founder and Director of the Center for Research on Men’s Health at Vanderbilt University. Trained in psychology and public health, Dr. Griffith has collaborated with colleagues in Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the United States promote the health and well-being of African American and Latino men, to address institutional racism in public health departments and systems, and to pursue health equity. Dr. Griffith is a contributor to and editor of two recent books – Men’s Health Equity: A Handbook, and Racism: Science and Tools for the Public Health Professional. Dr. Caldwell is a seasoned public health leader who currently serves as the Nashville and Metro Davidson County Director of Public Health and Chief Medical Officer. Prior to his current role, Dr. Caldwell served for 19 years as the Commissioner of Health for Dutchess County, NY, the home of Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt.      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 1, 2021. Training Overview During this webinar we will discuss racism and social determinants of health, and the role bias plays in healthcare decision making as well as its impact on adverse health outcomes. We will discuss how our backgrounds inform our perspectives and how we relate to colleagues and patients. We will also explore strategies that students and physicians can employ to mitigate bias.   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. Bussey-Jones is a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine of Emory University’s School of Medicine.  She received her BS in Sociology and later her MD from Emory University. She currently serves as the Chief of Grady General Medicine and Geriatrics, the Vice-Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Department of Medicine, and the Director of Education for Emory’s Urban Health Initiative – leading community-based participatory programming and training of health professionals to improve the health and decrease disparities among diverse populations in Atlanta.   Dr. Bussey-Jones has nationally recognized educational expertise in the areas of minority health, health equity, as well as patient and provider education.  She has developed several program initiatives addressing health promotion and disease prevention for vulnerable populations.  She developed and directed curricula on cultural competence,  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 15, 2020. Training Overview In this presentation, we’ll discuss the nature and dynamics of sex and labor trafficking, and the health impact on adults and children.  We’ll review possible indicators of trafficking that may be present under varied conditions, and discuss screening tools that may be helpful in identifying persons at risk of exploitation.  We’ll talk about the trauma-informed, rights-based approach to interacting with trafficked persons, and review resources available to those in need.  Finally, we’ll discuss how the COVID pandemic is expected to impact the dynamics of human trafficking and exacerbate existing risk factors for exploitation. 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 Jordan Greenbaum, MD, received her medical degree from Yale School of Medicine and is board-certified in anatomic and forensic pathology. She served as the medical director of the child protection program at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin from 2001-2006 and the medical director of the Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta from 2006-2015. She is the Medical Director of the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children on their Global Health Initiative. She co-chairs the Education/Training committee for HEAL Trafficking, an organization of professionals working on human trafficking issues.  Her research focuses on designing and validating a screening tool to be used in healthcare settings to identify youth at risk for trafficking/sexual exploitation. She is a long-time member of the International Society on the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect and helps lead their anti-trafficking initiative. 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 13, 2017. Training Overview This webinar presentation explores refugee resettlement, health surveillance methods that help identify health conditions among newly arriving refugees, and the impact of refugee health from multiple perspectives. During 2016, approximately 80,000 refugees and other entrants were resettled into virtually every state in the US as part of the federal refugee resettlement program.  Refugees bring with them a variety of health conditions and health needs that are important to address in order for them to achieve the self-sufficiency required for success resettlement.  As refugees represent multiple cultures and speak many different languages, integration into local society requires that communities be competent to address the cultural and communication needs of their new community members.  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 Ruth M. Carrico, PhD, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, FSHEA, CIC Dr. Carrico is an Associate Professor and Family Nurse Practitioner with the University of Louisville School Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases. She is founding Associate Director of the School of Medicine Global Health Initiative and received healthcare epidemiology training at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in conjunction with the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). 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 October 12, 2021. Training Overview “Although not everyone needs an effective public health system, everyone benefits when it works. Decades of evidence directly link economic prosperity to the health and wellness of people. Investing in economic security without similar investments in the public’s health is short-sighted and ultimately futile. For our communities to experience sustainable economic growth, they must first become physically healthier.” – William E. Cooke, MD, FAAFP, FASAM, AAHIVS, AAFP’s 2019 Family Physician of the Year Dr. Cooke is a physician in a rural, southern Indiana town of Austin, Indiana, and has first-hand knowledge of how the resources and opportunities available to communities impact the health, prosperity, and wellbeing of the people living there.  Discrimination and deindustrialization have left pockets of concentrated poverty, toxic stress, and inequity and created health disadvantages for many.  Unfortunately, our public health system has not risen to the challenge.  In his book, Canary in the Coal Mine: A Forgotten Rural Community, a Hidden Epidemic, and a Lone Doctor Battling for the Life, Health, and Soul of the People, Dr. Cooke discusses these factors and how they came into play in his fight against the opioid epidemic and the worst drug-fueled HIV outbreak ever seen in rural America. In this webinar and based on his experiences in Austin, Dr. Cooke will discuss the need to reinvest in the health and wellness of America and to build an effective public health system that benefits everyone in the community. 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. 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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