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Note: This is a recording of a webinar held on February 25, 2019. Training Overview Forward-thinking public health professionals are reaching across sectors to build healthier communities. Many leaders in other sectors do not understand the value of collaborating with public health. PHRASES (Public Health Reaching Across Sectors) is designing the PHRASES Toolkit to provide evidence-based framing tools and resources to help public health professionals communicate and collaborate more effectively with other sectors. During this webinar, Maureen Byrnes of PHRASES and Melissa Monbouquette of the de Beaumont Foundation will share information about this upcoming toolkit and how public health practitioners will be better equipped to successfully advance partnerships with hospitals, housing, education, and the business sectors. 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 Maureen Byrnes, MPA and Melissa Monbouquette Maureen Byrnes is a Lead Research Scientist and Lecturer in the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University. Ms. Byrnes also serves as the Project Director of the de Beaumont Foundation/Aspen Institute PHRASES project. With over 30 years of experience Ms. Byrnes previously served as Director of the Health and Human Services program at The Pew Charitable Trusts as well as the Executive Director of the National Commission on AIDS. Melissa Monbouquette is a Program Officer at the de Beaumont Foundation. She provides grant management and technical assistance focusing on cross-sector collaboration, social determinants of health and upstream approaches to health improvement, and workforce development in the public health sector. She serves on the Executive Steering Committee and as coordinator of the BUILD Health Challenge, a national initiative working to reduce health disparities. 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 16, 2016. Training Overview As the nation continues to become increasingly diverse, public health professionals and health care providers must become culturally competent in their knowledge, development and implementation of practices informed by differing cultures, beliefs and attitudes. The social, cultural, and linguistic needs of patients, and the community at large, are critical in ensuring positive health outcomes, particularly for the nation’s poor and underserved. Participants will learn about significant disparate health factors that contribute to the need for cultural competence in the health workforce, identify barriers and challenges in developing, implementing, and sustaining a cultural competent environment, and understand principles, strategies, and best practices for the development of a culturally competent public health and health care 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 Trainer Cynthia M. Owens Harris, PhD, DABT Dr. Cynthia M. Harris is Director and Professor of the Institute of Public Health of Florida A&M University. Dr. Harris holds a BA (Honors) in Biology and an MA in Genetics from the Univ. of Kansas, as well as PhD in Biomedical Sciences from Meharry Medical College with concentration in the areas of nutritional biochemistry and toxicology. Dr. Harris was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship in the Interdisciplinary Programs in Health of the Harvard SPH. From 1990-1996, Dr. Harris served as a staff toxicologist and branch chief of the Community Health Branch at the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, where she was the first African American branch chief at ATSDR. Since her tenure at FAMU, she has been actively engaged in the general planning and development of the public health program. FAMU is the only HBCU that now also offers the MPH degree online. Dr. Harris is the Director of the FL Local Performance Site of the R-IV 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 June 12, 2017. Training Overview In order to strive to eliminate health disparities, public health practitioners must go beyond cultural competency which is part of the process rather than an end goal. This webinar will discuss concepts of cultural humility such as maintaining a lifelong commitment to self-evaluation and self-critique, helping fix power imbalances where none ought to exist, and striving to develop partnerships with people and groups who advocate for others. Dr. Murray-Garcia will also share practical tools and resources to promote positive change through leadership and systems-level partnerships in communities to eliminate health disparities. 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 Jann Murray-García, MD, MPH, is a founding faculty member and assistant adjunct professor at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at University of California, Davis. With Melanie Tervalon, Murray-García coined and developed the concept of Cultural Humility in her most-oft cited publication, “Cultural Humility versus Cultural Competency: A Critical Distinction in Defining Physician Training Outcomes in Multicultural Education” (Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved). Dr. Murray-García teaches nurses in the master’s-degree Community Connections course about systems-level leadership. A pediatrician, she received an undergraduate degree from Stanford University, medical degree from UCSF, and master’s degree in Public Health from UC Berkeley. Her publications on race, health care and child development have appeared in journals such as The New England Journal of Medicine, Medical Care, and Academic Medicine. 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 workshop has limited capacity. If you are unable to enroll, the course might be full. This is an online, interactive workshop on November 18, 2021 from 8:45am-12pm ET. Participants will use Zoom to join with both video and audio. This workshop is sponsored by The Region IV Public Health Training Center. Training Overview This workshop will focus on aspects of data analytics as defined by the de Beaumont Foundation in Building Skills for a More Strategic Public Health Workforce: A Call to Action. Participants will build foundational skills around data analysis and data visualization. The course will focus on leveraging existing internal and external public health data systems to help practitioners identify and address public health issues in their community. Participants will employ evidenced-based approaches for data analytics and visualization to address current and future public health priorities. About the Trainer Dr. Kelley Chester is Principal of C3 Informatics LLC. She was formerly a research scientist with RTI International, an independent, nonprofit institute that provides research, development, and technical services to government and commercial clients worldwide. She specializes in business analysis and enterprise architecture approaches to evaluating the design and implementation of informatics-based solutions. Dr. Chester was a Business Analyst for the Public Health Informatics Institute where she provided analytical expertise for collaborative requirements development projects as well as guidance and training on the Institute’s Collaborative Requirements Development Methodology.   Dr. Chester has 15 years of experience in health care and public health informatics which includes working in community hospitals as well as healthcare IT consulting firms. Dr. Chester holds a Doctor of Public Health degree in Public Health Leadership and a Master of Public Health degree in Biostatistics from the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern 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 September 16, 2021. Which data and tools can help us determine patterns of unfair differences and drive equitable solutions? This presentation will introduce a range of actionable tools, applied nationally to indicate vulnerability at the nexus of climate change, health, and equity. Equity is deeply connected to all health issues, and climate risks are exacerbating these problems. How can we promote interventions which maximize co-benefits and holistically foster well-being?   This session will explore socioeconomic risks and correlate them to disaster risk. Are there links between flood risk hotspots and other geographic factors which exacerbate disadvantaged communities? Where are there vulnerable populations located in high storm surge zones?  Households with severe cost burden are less likely to have savings to prepare for, stay safe during, and recover from hurricanes and environmental hazards.   With COVID-19 intersecting with hurricane season, we have seen the dramatic interactions and cascading impacts of dual disasters. How can we bring these issues to light and drive positive change in our most susceptible areas? We will share how the Florida and Georgia Hurricane Response Hubs have been promoting data-driven leverage to prioritize resources and support.  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 Keren Bolter, PhD is Arcadis’s Urban and Coastal Resiliency expert. She leads climate change initiatives which focus on communication that translates information to action. Her experience includes creating and teaching about risk mapping tools which foster data-driven decision-making and collaboration. Dr. Bolter’s background in climate research utilizes LIDAR elevation, storm surge, and groundwater data. Her analyses overlay assets, health data, and socioeconomic data to determine the consequences of climate-related shocks and stressors. She has presented her models and research via 2 TEDx talks, and on NBC, PBS, National Geographic and more.   Dr. Bolter conducts benefit cost analyses for pre-disaster mitigation to support funding. Her efforts for funding infrastructure resilience have led the development of successful grant applications that led to a cumulative award total of over $85M.  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

Dynamic Education And Learning (DEAL) is designed for public health professionals who want to elevate the quality of the distance-based trainings they develop and deliver. The series covers training planning, promotion, implementation and evaluation. Although much of the content is developed with distance-based training in mind, many concepts can also be applied in in-person trainings as well. Learners can register for any or all of the five sessions. Session 1 covers key terminology, e-learning standards, best practices and unique considerations for engaging in the distance-learning environment. Session 2 covers how to define and learn about a target audience, develop learning objectives, create appealing titles and descriptions, and ways to promote training offerings. Session 3 covers technology tools and the selection of appropriate strategies and technologies for teaching and assessment. Session 4 covers webinars and interactive slideshows, and discusses the value of interaction in adult learning and how technology can be used to engage learners. Session 5 covers methods of evaluation, Kirkpatrick’s levels of evaluation, effective survey questions, and strategies of data collection. 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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