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Note: This is a self-paced online course. Training Overview: This online course is an overview of Public Health Reaching Across Sectors or PHRASES, a compilation of communication strategies and tools for public health professionals to use to foster a better understanding of public health and the greater willingness of other sectors to engage in cross-sector partnerships. It will provide an introduction to how productive framing and messaging can improve partnerships and overall health outcomes, and an overview of the tools and strategies PHRASES provides to improve communication to other sectors. 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 June 18, 2018. Training Overview The landscape of public health is shifting dramatically as demands grow for impact and approaches that address the social determinants of health. It is in this context that Public Health 3.0, the Health Impact Pyramid, and the Collective Impact Model have emerged. From these has come the need for public health and its leaders to learn to think and act as a chief health strategist. What does this mean? How do we go about it? This webinar will provide context and examples of implications while laying the foundation for change leadership. 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 Ronald Chapman, MSW Mr. Chapman's clients have included five Centers and 25 divisions of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 20 state health departments, a number of local public health entities, HealthSouth Corporation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico and Oregon, several national non-governmental organizations, the World Health Organization, and a wide array of coalitions and practice-based groups. Ron holds a Masters Degree in Social Welfare and international accreditation as only one of 75 motivational and inspirational speakers and workshop leaders around the world through Toastmasters International. He is also the past chairman of the board of Holistic Management International, a non-profit specializing in the restoration of land and the lives of people who depend on it. In his spare time he is an author and audio producer with an eclectic mix of two works of non-fiction, two novels, three audio sets, and regular blogging. 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 6, 2008. Training Overview This webinar is presented in partnership with the Georgia Society for Public Health Education (GASOPHE) and the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD). How do you make data the hero in a world of anecdotes? How do you transport a general audience on an epic tale of evidence-based adventure? Can you find the secret to persuading audiences to change their behavior? Travel with us into the world of message development and learn how crafting the right calls to action can help your key audiences on their journeys to better health. 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 At Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, one of the largest pediatric healthcare organizations nationally, Ms. Rohe oversaw clinical and operational communications for the medical staff, managed serious infectious disease communications, and led several flagship public affairs efforts, including the award-winning launch of the clinically integrated network, The Children's Care Network. She was assistant director for news and information at The Carter Center, which houses the press office for former President Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter. She supported publicity and social media for the Center's Health Programs. She traveled with President and Mrs. Carter to Haiti/Dominican Republic, South Sudan, and San Diego, CA, and brought documentary film crews to Ethiopia and Liberia to cover the Center’s work. She began her career in Washington, D.C., working for APCO Worldwide, a public affairs consultancy, and has since completed freelance writing and social media projects for several nonprofits and academic institutions. 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 4, 2016. Training Overview The vision and mission of an organization cannot be accomplished without a carefully crafted strategic plan. A strategic plan with its objectives and action plans cannot be implemented without the allocation of resources in proportion to scope and scale of the action plans. This webinar will present to public health professionals the association between strategies and budgets, the types of budgets, the process of formulating a budget using a case study from a local public health department, and the fundamentals of measuring budget effectiveness. 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 Andrew C. Rucks, Ph.D. Dr. Rucks is a professor in the department of Health Care Organization and Policy, Director of Finance and Administration, and Executive Director of the Survey Research Unit. Dr. Rucks has almost 30 years of academic and business experience. Dr. Rucks has authored more than 40 peer-reviewed papers and has more than 30 years of experience in project management. He serves as Executive Director of the Survey Research Unit of the UAB School of Public Health. He holds a PhD in management science from the University of North Texas. He served as an Investigator in the Alabama-Mississippi Local Planning Site (LPS) of the Region IV Public Health Training Center (PHTC). 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 22, 2021. The Southeast Mental Health Technology Transfer Center co-sponsored this webinar. Training Overview The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a second pandemic of stress, anxiety and fear. As public health workers, your work has a unique level of stress during this time. We are best able to maintain our mental health through these difficult times if we stay aware of the effects of stress, take steps to stay mentally healthy, and maintain connections with others. This webinar will offer information on awareness, self-care and connection with others so public health workers can develop a plan for maintaining their mental health. We will discuss common issues such as coping with fear, anxiety and loss; changing work demands; navigating family relationships; and coping with an uncertain future as the pandemic continues. 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 70 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. Mark R. Evces is a psychologist in private practice and co-editor, with Gertie Quitangon, MD, of Vicarious Trauma and Disaster Mental Health: Understanding Risks and Promoting Resilience, published by Routledge Press.  He is founder of WorkHaven Consulting Group, a team of clinical psychologists helping nonprofit organizations foster well-being and psychological resilience. Prior to his consulting work, Dr. Evces was the Assistant Director of Mental Health in the NYU School of Medicine WTC Health Program Clinical Center of Excellence (NYUSOM CCE) and Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine. His research has examined the effects of psychotherapy on reducing posttraumatic stress in first responders. 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 7, 2017. Training Overview This webinar will discuss an overview of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of State and Local Readiness and Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Program, including the following: Public Health Preparedness Capabilities, State and Local Operational Readiness, Public Health Emergency Preparedness Resources, and Role of Public Health in Emergency Response. 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 Harald Pietz Mr. Pietz has served as a CDC Branch Chief; Senior Advisor; Environmental Protection Specialist; Management Analyst; Emergency Management Specialist; Public Health Advisor, and Personnel Generalist.   He has a wealth of experience and has been actively engaged in emergency preparedness and response for over a decade, starting with September 11 and anthrax attacks and continued through SARS; Monkey Pox; Space Shuttle Columbia; hurricanes Isabel, Katrina, Rita, Ivan, Gustav, Ike, Harvey, Irma, and Maria; various white powder and Ricin threats; H1N1; Haiti earthquake; Ebola and Zika. He serves in leadership within the State Coordination Task Force when it is activated for public health emergency responses.  He has supported planning and preparedness for National Special Security Events, Presidential Inaugurations, and served as the Deputy for the HHS Secretary’s Emergency Response Team for the G-8 Summit. He has a BA from Jacksonville State University in political science, cum laude. 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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