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Note: This is a recording of a webinar held on May 5, 2021. Training Overview With the pressure of pandemic politics, we are seeing an impact on the public health workforce including burnout and an exodus of public health workers. During the worst pandemic in over a century, we also saw the devastating impact of politics on public health. This webinar will explore how politics made the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic more difficult, and the long-term impact on the public health workforce.  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. Mullen is the Associate Dean for Health Equity at Dell Medical School, as well as an associate professor in the school’s population health and internal medicine departments. She also serves as Director of Health Equity at Ascension Seton. Dr. Wiesman has more than 30 years of governmental public health experience focusing on whole systems approaches to improving health. Starting July 1, 2021, Dr. Wiesman will work as a Professor of Practice at the University of North Carolina-Gillings School of Global Public Health and will be the program director of its executive Doctor of Public Health Program (DrPH).  The webinar will be moderated by Dr. Fraser who is chief executive officer of The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO).  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 April 11, 2018. Training Overview Rates of healthcare-associated infection continue to decline due, in part, to an organized collaboration between healthcare facilities and public health partners. These successes have likely been influenced by in-depth assessments that reinforce the need for basic infection prevention and control practices. This session will review the history of healthcare-associated infection and the many interventions that have influenced outcomes.   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. Carrico has served as the editor for the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. and e-version of the primary textbook for infection preventionists used worldwide.  She has worked with acute care hospitals, long term care facilities, outpatient surgery centers and clinics, and physician and dental offices.  At present, she is responsible for the clinical operations at the University of Louisville’s Global Health Center that includes the Vaccine and International Health and Travel clinics as well as the Refugee Health and Immunization program. Dr. Carrico served as the 2016 president of the Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc., the organization responsible for board certification for infection preventionists worldwide.  In 2016, Dr. Carrico co-founded the Infection Prevention Institute a virtual training site focusing on infection prevention education for healthcare personnel working in any healthcare setting.   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 31, 2021. Training Overview During this webinar, we will discuss the causes and impact of poverty as well as the role of public health in building cross-sectoral partnerships to improve social determinants of health.  We will discuss the Purpose Built Community approach to building healthier communities and more equitable neighborhoods and the impact COVID-19 is having on the community development strategies.   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 Carol Redmond Naughton is the Chief Executive Officer of Purpose Built Communities, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving racial equity, economic mobility and health outcomes in communities across the country. Purpose Built works to improve neighborhoods so that they become platforms that support families working to improve their lives.   Building on the framework developed during the revitalization of Atlanta’s East Lake neighborhood, Purpose Built Communities works with local leaders to help them plan, implement and sustain holistic neighborhood revitalization initiatives that create healthy neighborhoods that include broad, deep and permanent pathways to prosperity for low income families.  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 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

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