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Note: This is a recording of a webinar held on March 23, 2022. Training Overview 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 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. CERTIFICATE:  The course contains two modules: a module to access the webinar and an 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.   About the Trainer Hilary Merlin, MEd Hilary is the Professional Development Specialist at the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD). She earned her MEd in Health Promotion and Behavior from the University of Georgia and her BA in Community Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz. From 2016-2021, Hilary was the Training and Communications Specialist with the Region IV Public Health Training Center (R-IV PHTC), where she produced in-person and online professional development workshops for the public health workforce throughout the Southeast and managed region-wide communications activities, including the R-IV PHTC newsletter, website and email marketing. 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 7, 2022. Training Overview 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 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. CERTIFICATE:  The course contains two modules: a module to access the webinar and an 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. About the Trainer Melissa (Moose) Alperin, EdD, MPH, MCHES   Melissa Alperin, more commonly known by her nickname, Moose, has a long history of serving in leadership roles for numerous workforce development and public health practice initiatives. Currently, she is the PI and Director of the HRSA-funded Region IV Public Health Training Center (PHTC). Moose is also the Director of the Executive MPH (EMPH) program which is the distance-based MPH program at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University. She has taught in the EMPH program since 2001 using a blended approach of asynchronous and synchronous methodologies, and since 2008, has served as the program’s director. Additionally, she holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Behavioral, Social and Health Education Sciences at Rollins. 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 21, 2022. Training Overview 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 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. CERTIFICATE:  The course contains two modules: a module to access the webinar and an 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. About the Trainer Melissa (Moose) Alperin, EdD, MPH, MCHES   Melissa Alperin, more commonly known by her nickname, Moose, has a long history of serving in leadership roles for numerous workforce development and public health practice initiatives. Currently, she is the PI and Director of the HRSA-funded Region IV Public Health Training Center (PHTC). Moose is also the Director of the Executive MPH (EMPH) program which is the distance-based MPH program at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University. She has taught in the EMPH program since 2001 using a blended approach of asynchronous and synchronous methodologies, and since 2008, has served as the program’s director. Additionally, she holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Behavioral, Social and Health Education Sciences at Rollins. 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 5, 2022. Training Overview 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 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. CERTIFICATE:  The course contains two modules: a module to access the webinar and an 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. About the Trainer Lisa McCormick, DrPH, MPH Lisa McCormick, DrPH, MPH serves as the Evaluator for the R-IVPHTC and holds the positions of professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences and associate dean for public health practice at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)School of Public Health. Prior to the formation of the Region IV PHTC, Lisa was PI of the Alabama PHTC (2010 -2014) and involved with the South Central Public Health Workforce Development Partnership (2002 –2014).Through her work with the PHTC, she has worked with state and local public health departments throughout Region IV and the R-IV  PHTC Community-based Training partners to carry out training needs assessment and evaluation.   Matthew Fifolt, PhD Matthew Fifolt, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Organization at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health (UAB-SOPH). Dr. Fifolt holds a PhD in educational leadership from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and University of Alabama; a master’s degree in education from the University of South Carolina; and a bachelor’s degree from Valparaiso University. Prior to joining the faculty of UAB-SOPH, Dr. Fifolt served as the Associate Director of the Evaluation and Assessment Unit in the Center for the Study of Community Health at UAB. In this role, he was responsible for program and outcomes evaluation for the cooperative  agreements funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHHD). 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 11, 2017. Training Overview This webinar is appropriate for all public health professionals interested in leveraging tools, resources and data to educate policymakers.The webinar is designed to give participants insights, tips and pointers to more effectively educate elected officials, including state legislators and members of Congress. The webinar will address preparation, presentation, and”leave behind” materials. An experienced governmental affairs consultant who advocates for public health priorities, and whose daughter is a current Congressional staffer, will cover essential “Dos and Don’ts” for educating officials about public health issues. 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 Scott Maxwell Scott spent nearly a half-dozen years in Washington, where he served as Press Secretary to U.S. Senator Sam Nunn and the Senate Armed Services Committee. He has also provided media relations and communications training for private corporations as well as employees of the Division of Family and Children Services and UGA’s Small Business Development Centers. His public affairs experience includes service as the Reading Clerk on the floor of the Georgia Senate and as a Public Information Officer assigned to disaster areas by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Scott is the immediate Past-Chairman of the Board for the State YMCA of Georgia. He is an active member of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee and also serves on the Board of Directors for the Georgia Professional Lobbyist Association. He and his wife, Jeanne, have three children, one of whom currently works on health issues as a Congressional staffer. 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 January 13, 2020. Training Overview The Future of Public Health report, published in 1988, by the Institute of Medicine, highlighted emerging issues and questioned health departments’ infrastructures and capacity to respond. The report revealed a public health system in disarray. Over the years, public health has evolved, and many health concerns have been addressed. Today Public Health 3.0 is positively informing public health practice. South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC) Upstate Public Health Region and Tennessee Department of Health have both embraced the Public Health 3.0 practice era. This presentation will discuss lessons learned by each of these states and how minor adjustments can lead to stronger cross-sectoral community partnerships. 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 Eric Harkness, Lillie Hall, MPH, and Kandi Fredere, MPH, PhD Eric Harkness holds a degree in public policy and sustainability studies from the University of Tennessee and is currently a Bloomberg Fellow pursuing his MPH at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Lillie Hall has a Bachelor of Science in Health Science and Minor in Sociology, a Masters in Health Science, a Masters in Public Health and currently pursuing a PhD in Public Health. Kandi Fredere has a Bachelor of Science in Health Science, a Masters in Administration and a PHD in Human Services with a concentration in Health Administration. 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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