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Note: This is a recording of a webinar held on May 6, 2019. Training Overview The federal government is launching an initiative to end the HIV epidemic by 1) increasing the number of US Americans who know their current HIV status,  2) increasing the number of US Americans with HIV infection who are effectively treated and have sustained viral suppression, and 3) rapid expansion and reduced racial/ethnic disparities in PrEP provision to the estimated 1.2 million US American with sexual and injection behaviors that place them as substantial risk of HIV acquisition. This webinar will discuss what PrEP is, indicators for its use and how health departments can support its expansion and effective use. 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 Dawn K. Smith, MD, MPH, MS is the Biomedical Interventions Implementation Activity Lead in the Epidemiology Branch of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She and conducts activities supporting the implementation of daily, oral, antiretroviral preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and other biomedical interventions to reduce rates of new HIV infections in the US, including the development of PHS clinical practice guidelines for PrEP. She spent 4 years as the associate director for HIV research at the CDC field station in Botswana where she established clinical trial infrastructure with integrated sociobehavioral research and initiated PrEP trials. Dr. Smith has served on scientific committees and review panels for WHO, UNAIDS, NIAID, NIDA, NIMH, the NIH Office of AIDS Research, and the Institute of Medicine. She serves on a CDC IRB and on a DSMB for the Canadian Center for Vaccinology. 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 14, 2016. Training Overview Leaders at all organizational levels assume many roles in establishing consensus, setting strategic direction, and motivating performance. One of the most important roles a leader plays is shaping the organizational culture. This webinar will introduce public health professionals to the essential tasks of effective leaders and highlight leaders' behaviors, attitudes and values that shape an adaptive organizational culture. Participants will also learn about principles and strategies for helping an organization become less bureaucratic and more adaptive.  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 Peter M. Ginter, Ph.D., is professor of strategic management and the Associate Dean for Graduate Education in the UAB School of Public Health. In addition, Dr. Ginter is the Director and PI of the Alabama-Mississippi Local Planning Site (LPS) of the Region IV Public Health Training Center (PHTC). Dr. Ginter is active in research in strategic management, leadership, and health care organizations. He is the author or co-author of 16 books including Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations, 7th ed. (2013) with Duncan and Swayne and Public Health Leadership and Management: Context and Cases (2002) with Capper and Swayne. Peter has published more than 150 articles, papers, and cases. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Texas.  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 12, 2018. 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 Adam F. Graham is the new regional director for the Society of St. Andrew in Georgia, an organization that brings people together to harvest and share healthy food, reduce food waste, and build caring communities by offering nourishment to hungry neighbors. He moved to the Atlanta area when his wife accepted a position at a Midtown church this past March. Though originally from a farm on the Tennessee/Alabama border, he lived the past thirteen years in Nashville where he earned his undergraduate degree from Lipscomb University and the Master of Divinity from Vanderbilt University Divinity School. He then spent four years working at Urban Housing Solutions, Nashville’s largest non-profit provider of affordable housing, where he coordinated the housing process for its homelessness programs. He also served as a board member for the Nashville Coalition for the Homeless and the Coordinated Entry and Membership committees of the Nashville/Davidson County Continuum of Care.  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 9, 2018. 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 Amy DeLisio, MPH, RD, is the Director at the Center for Wellness and Nutrition (CWN) and has over 12 years of experience working on nutrition education, social marketing, and chronic disease prevention interventions serving vulnerable populations. Ms. DeLisio has extensive experience in training and capacity building efforts, multi-level interventions, partnership development, and coalition building around common goals. She is passionate about implementing community driven approaches that increase equitable polices and food justice in low-resourced communities. Ms. DeLisio oversees the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) statewide contract funded through the California Department of Social Services and several contracts in the Southeast region of 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 October 12, 2017. Training Overview This is a recording of the live webinar "Basic Principles of Nutrition Education" with Kim Jenkins.  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 Kimberly Jenkins, MHA is the SNAP Education Program Manager for the Chronic Disease Prevention Section. She focuses on implementing interventions related to worksite health. Prior to working for the Department of Public Health, she worked with University of Georgia Cooperative Extension where she managed the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) in several counties in Georgia. Kimberly earned her MHA from Clayton State University and her undergraduate degree in Nutrition Science from the University of Georgia. 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 9, 2017. Training Overview This is a recording of the live webinar "Community Gardens As a Lever to Improve Community Health" with Fred Conrad. 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 Since 1997, the Atlanta Community Food Bank has been fortunate to have Fred Conrad leading its Community Gardens Project. In his role as Community Garden Manager, Fred and his volunteers currently support roughly 150 neighborhood community food gardens across metro Atlanta. In addition to bringing neighbors together to grow their own food, many of these gardens include therapeutic, philanthropic and educational elements. Fred also serves as a steering committee member for the Atlanta Local Food Initiative and was previously on the Board of Directors of Georgia Organics. Fred holds a certificate in Horticultural Therapy. He is described as a wonderfully talented and gifted gardener. 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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