Region IV Public Health Training Center

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Note: This is a self-paced online course. Training Overview This course provides an introduction to community assessment, data collection and sharing data findings. It is an introductory-level course designed to build competence in data analytics and assessment as well as community engagement in public health professionals, especially those in the governmental public health workforce. There are no prerequisites. The course contains four modules: the content module, reflection questions, tools and resources, and an evaluation. After finishing all four modules, learners will earn a certificate of completion. When the certificate is available, learners will see a Certificate button on their dashboard. The entire training is expected to take 45 minutes to complete. 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 This course was developed by the Region IV Public Health Training Center at the Emory University Rollins Schools of Public Health. The content was developed by Kirsten Rodgers, EdD, MSPH, MCHES®, Principal and Owner of Proximate Learning.  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 self-paced online course. Training Overview: Community assessments use qualitative methods to learn about beliefs, values, and perspectives of needs and assets of a community. Qualitative methods include interviews, focus groups, and forums. The purpose of this course is to introduce focus groups as a method to gain valuable community-level data and provide a practical strategy to plan for, conduct, and analyze the results of a focus group. It is an introductory-level course designed to build competence in data analytics and assessment as well as community engagement in public health professionals, especially those in the governmental public health workforce. There are no prerequisites. This course contains six modules: an interactive video, an activity, a handout, reflection questions, resources and an evaluation. The entire training is expected to take 60 minutes to complete. 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: This course was developed by the Region IV Public Health Training Center at the Emory University Rollins Schools of Public Health. The content was developed by Kirsten Rodgers, EdD, MSPH, MCHES®, Principal and Owner of Proximate Learning.  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 self-paced online course. Training Overview This course provides an introduction to planning for and conducting community surveys. It introduces concepts and applies knowledge and skills that are essential for planning for and conducting a survey and analyzing and disseminating survey data specifically for the purpose of community assessment.  It is an introductory-level course designed to build competence in data analytics and assessment as well as community engagement in public health professionals, especially those in the governmental public health workforce. There are no prerequisites. The course contains two modules: the content module and an evaluation. After finishing both modules, learners will earn a certificate of completion. When the certificate is available, learners will see a Certificate button on their dashboard. The entire training is expected to take 45 minutes to complete. 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 This course was developed by the Region IV Public Health Training Center at the Emory University Rollins Schools of Public Health. The content was developed by Kirsten Rodgers, EdD, MSPH, MCHES®, Principal and Owner of Proximate Learning.  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 self-paced online course. Training Overview: This course introduces the components of windshield and walking surveys, explains the data collection and analysis process, and discusses how observational data can be used to inform subsequent phases of the community assessment. It is an introductory-level course designed to build competence in data analytics and assessment as well as community engagement in public health professionals, especially those in the governmental public health workforce. There are no prerequisites. This course contains four modules: an interactive video, reflection questions, resources and an evaluation. The entire training is expected to take 40 minutes to complete. 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: This course was developed by the Region IV Public Health Training Center at the Emory University Rollins Schools of Public Health. The content was developed by Kirsten Rodgers, EdD, MSPH, MCHES®, Principal and Owner of Proximate Learning.  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 24, 2021. Training Overview Recently, we have seen an increase in diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace to address public health inequities. The slogan “Nothing for us, without us” has encouraged inclusivity and representation of disparate end-users in the planning and implementation of interventions that address Social Determinants of Health. However, to effectively address disparities, we must reach beyond roles, and collaborate to address multi-sectoral problems that foster inequalities. 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 Venise White, MPH MHPE Venise White is certified Equity and Inclusion Trainer for Cultural Competency in Health and Human Services through the Cross-Cultural Health Care Program in Seattle, Washington. Ms. White holds both a Master of Public Health and a Master of Health Promotion and Education from the University of Pittsburgh. She has over 25 years of public health experience working for universities, government and not-for-profit agencies in several focus areas: Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Prevention, HIV Prevention Education, Teenage Pregnancy Prevention, Cultural Relevancy and currently focused on Chronic Disease Prevention as related to the Social Determinants of Health. She currently provides Cultural Competency and Health Equity Trainings on behalf of the Florida Department of Health Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, where she also manages the Office of Health Promotion and Education and Grants Administration for the Florida Department of Health in Seminole County. 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 6, 2014. Training Overview Dr. Elizabeth Herman, senior scientist with the Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Branch, National Center for Environmental Health at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will share the national perspective on the burden of asthma and efforts to reduce that burden as well as opportunities for state programs to expand access to comprehensive asthma control services through health care reform. Dr. Jean O’Connor, Director, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Section with the Georgia Department of Health, will focus on the burden of asthma in Georgia and what the Georgia Asthma Control program has done to date to address that burden. The Georgia Asthma Control program (GACP) is part of a national initiative launched by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health (Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Branch). GACP aims to reduce the burden of asthma and improve the health and quality of life among Georgians affected by asthma through effective control of the disease. 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 Elizabeth Herman, MD, MPH and Jean O'Connor, JD, DrPH Dr. Herman has a B.A. in anthropology from Princeton University and a degree in medicine from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Herman worked as a primary care physician in India then as a medical officer and clinical director of the ACL Indian Hospital in New Mexico. She later obtained an MPH degree and completed a preventive medicine residency at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. She is the point person for HealthCare Reform issues in her branch.   Dr. O'Connor has served as the Deputy Director of Oregon Public Health and worked in a number of scientific and policy roles at the CDC and Prevention. Her work has focused on public health policy development, strategy, policy impact analysis and evaluation, and building the evidence for policy change to improve chronic disease prevention, promote access to healthcare, and create prepared public health systems. 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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