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Note: This is a recording of a webinar held on April 26, 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 Suzanne Girdner, Community Outreach Manager, Georgia Organics Girdner manages the community outreach program, Georgia Food Oasis, which works alongside communities to build diverse local food coalitions to address the barriers to healthy food access and nutrition education so that more Georgians are empowered by and connected to their food choices.  Girdner served as Director of the Atlanta Local Food Initiative from 2014-2016, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Common Market Georgia. She lives in Athens, GA with her husband and two young children. Girdner has an MSc in Spatial Planning, and B.A. in Political Science.   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 10. 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 Jean O’Connor, JD, DrPH, FACHE is a consultant to both the Task Force for Global Health and the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors on non-communicable disease. She is an adjunct associate professor of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory and at Health Policy and Management at the College of Public Health at the University of Georgia. Previously, she was the chief policy officer and chronic disease prevention director for the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), where she led policy development and evaluation activities for the agency focused health behavior and systems of prevention. She has nearly 20 years of experience in public health practice, public health law, and health policy.  Before joining DPH, she worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a health scientist and in other policy and strategy roles in state government.  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 22, 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 Marlaina Dreher is the evaluator for the Georgia Department of Public Health’s SNAP-Ed program. She comes to CDPS from the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities where she provided program evaluation support. Ms. Dreher has more than ten years of experience providing monitoring and evaluation, data management, program implementation, and research support. Ms. Dreher is also a sociology adjunct professor at Southern New Hampshire University and has previously taught sociology at Georgia State University. Ms. Dreher has a MEd. in Educational Leadership from Argosy, a MA. in Social Science from Georgia Southern University, and is in her final months of her doctoral program in sociology at Georgia State University. 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 12, 2015. Training Overview Commissioner Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald of the Georgia Department of Public Health discusses Georgia's leading health priorities and the role public health can play in addressing these issues.  This is the first in a 5-part lecture series.  Subsequent lectures take a deeper look at the health priorities discussed in Dr. Fitzgerald's presentation. The Models of Excellence lecture series highlights a current public health issue or topic. The goal of the series is to explore the connection between innovation and public health practice as well as identify ways in which public health practitioners and health science faculty can facilitate the translation of innovation into practice.  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 A board-certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist and a Fellow in Anti-Aging Medicine, Fitzgerald directs various state public health programs and leads the state’s 18 public health districts and 159 county health departments. Fitzgerald previously served on the board and as president of the Georgia OB-GYN Society and she worked as a healthcare policy advisor with House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Senator Paul Coverdell. She has served as Chairman of the Board for the Georgia Public Policy Foundation and remains a Senior Fellow. 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 12, 2016. Training Overview Commissioner Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald of the Georgia Department of Public Health discusses Georgia's leading health priorities and the role public health can play in addressing these issues.  This is the first in a 5-part lecture series.  Subsequent lectures take a deeper look at the health priorities discussed in Dr. Fitzgerald's presentation. The Models of Excellence lecture series highlights a current public health issue or topic. The goal of the series is to explore the connection between innovation and public health practice as well as identify ways in which public health practitioners and health science faculty can facilitate the translation of innovation into practice.  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 A board-certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist and a Fellow in Anti-Aging Medicine, Fitzgerald directs various state public health programs and leads the state’s 18 public health districts and 159 county health departments. Fitzgerald previously served on the board and as president of the Georgia OB-GYN Society and she worked as a healthcare policy advisor with House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Senator Paul Coverdell. She has served as Chairman of the Board for the Georgia Public Policy Foundation and remains a Senior Fellow. 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 12, 2016. Training Overview Commissioner Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald of the Georgia Department of Public Health discusses Georgia's leading health priorities and the role public health can play in addressing these issues.  This is the first in a 5-part lecture series.  Subsequent lectures take a deeper look at the health priorities discussed in Dr. Fitzgerald's presentation. The Models of Excellence lecture series highlights a current public health issue or topic. The goal of the series is to explore the connection between innovation and public health practice as well as identify ways in which public health practitioners and health science faculty can facilitate the translation of innovation into practice.  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 A board-certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist and a Fellow in Anti-Aging Medicine, Fitzgerald directs various state public health programs and leads the state’s 18 public health districts and 159 county health departments. Fitzgerald previously served on the board and as president of the Georgia OB-GYN Society and she worked as a healthcare policy advisor with House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Senator Paul Coverdell. She has served as Chairman of the Board for the Georgia Public Policy Foundation and remains a Senior Fellow. 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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