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Using Available Data to Monitor Health and Detect Outbreaks

Who loves data? Everyone! Learn how to use data to monitor health status and detect problems, including disease outbreaks.

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  • Audience: Community health worker, public health professional, nurses, people working with populations requiring chronic care
  • Format: Online Webinar
  • Date/Time: May 28, 2020
    12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_05252020.
    If you are not seeking CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:Session PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites None

About this Webinar

Following the previous presentation on surveillance we will dive into real systems and show how to access data to answer questions. Participants will practice accessing data to monitor health and detect health problems in the population. Participants, using computers, will use CDC WONDER and sentinel surveillance to assess health trends. We will discuss the newest data source-- medical records for public health.


What you'll learn

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Access existing morbidity and mortality datasets, including CDC WONDER and notifiable disease information.
  • Review sources of data, such as sentinel surveillance.
  • Describe how health records are being used for public health.

Subject Matter Expert

  • Gib Parrish
    Gib Parris, MD

Gib trained in laboratory medicine, pathology, and epidemiology and spent 20 years at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At the CDC, he worked on environmental health problems, improving mortality data, assisting state health departments with public health assessment activities, and improving national and state health information systems. After retiring from CDC, he has worked as a consultant on various population-health information-related projects, most recently on the Reportable Condition Knowledge Management system, which is identifying and evaluating potential cases of reportable conditions using data from electronic health records.

  • Sharon McDonnell
    Sharon McDonnell, BSN, MD, MPH

Sharon received her BSN at the University of Florida and MD from the University of California, San Diego. After training in Family Medicine, she went to Pakistan/Afghanistan to work with NGOs and then WHO. She joined the US CDC as an EIS Officer and is board certified in Preventive Medicine and Public Health. She has worked in the state health departments in Florida and Vermont. After CDC She was on Faculty at Dartmouth Medical School and has continued to do work in International Disease Surveillance and Response and Epidemiology Training. She worked in Liberia for 2 years for the Ebola response with IRC and CSTE/CDC. Currently she teaches epidemiology with the University of New Hampshire and consults with the Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency Program at the Maine Medical Center. She helps co-found the Yarmouth Community Coronavirus Task Force in Yarmouth Maine.

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Acknowledgement: This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” 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.

* Yale School of Public Health, Office of Public Health Practice, a New England Public Health Training Center partner, is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. All CHES credit inquiries are managed by YSPH

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Infectious Disease Surveillance

Wondering how we track infectious diseases? COVID-19 has brought infectious disease surveillance to the forefront – learn about the surveillance systems being used in real-time to track the novel coronavirus.

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Course Information

  • Audience: Community health worker, public health professional, nurses, people working with populations requiring chronic care
  • Format: Online Webinar
  • Date/Time: May 21, 2020
    09:00 - 10:00 AM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_05212020 If you are not seeking CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:Session PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites:None

About this Webinar

This webinar introduces public health surveillance concepts and principles, including various surveillance systems and how they are used in tracking diseases and other public health threats.


What you'll learn

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define public health surveillance.
  • Describe various methods for conducting infectious disease surveillance.

Subject Matter Expert

  • Jennifer Gunderman
    Jennifer Gunderman, MPH

Jennifer Gunderman, MPH, serves as the Director of the Maine Area Health Education Centers (AHEC), and is a member of the MPHA board of directors. She has a Master of Public Health in Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology from Emory University and is a DrPH candidate at the University of South Florida.

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Select the Enroll Me button below to register for this webinar. If you have any trouble accessing the webinar, contact support@nephtc.org.

Acknowledgement: This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” 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.

* Yale School of Public Health, Office of Public Health Practice, a New England Public Health Training Center partner, is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. All CHES credit inquiries are managed by YSPH

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Public Health Systems: A Primer

Confused about what makes up the public system? Get your questions answered today!

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Course Information

  • Audience: Community health worker, public health professional, nurses, people working with populations requiring chronic care
  • Format: Online Webinar
  • Date/Time: May 12, 2020
    12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_05122020. If you are not seeking CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials: Session PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites:None

About this Webinar

This webinar will cover the components of the public health system, including roles of government and non-governmental agencies, and differences in authorities and accountability across public health system entities. An overview of Maine’s unique public health system will be presented, and information about ways attendees can be involved will be provided.


What you'll learn

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the components of the public health system.
  • Discuss how the components of the public health system work together.
  • Describe differences in authority and accountability between governmental and non-governmental entities in the public health system.

Subject Matter Expert

  • Alfred May
    Alfred May, MPH

Alfred May, MPH, serves as the Maine CDC’s Downeast Public Health District Liaison. He has a Master of Public Health from the Yale School of Public Health.

Registration

Select the Enroll Me button below to register for this webinar. If you have any trouble accessing the webinar, contact support@nephtc.org.

Acknowledgement: This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” 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.

* Yale School of Public Health, Office of Public Health Practice, a New England Public Health Training Center partner, is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. All CHES credit inquiries are managed by YSPH

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Who Does What in Public Health?

Always wondered who does what in Public Health? Learn the inside scoop!

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Course Information

  • Audience: Community health worker, public health professional, nurses, people working with populations requiring chronic care
  • Format: Online Webinar
  • Date/Time: May 7, 2020
    10:00 - 11:00 AM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hour. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hour is 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_05072020 . If you are not seeking CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:Session PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites:None

About this Webinar

This webinar will cover the various entities in the US and Maine who have public health roles, including responsibilities related to social determinants of health. The ten essential public health services will be used as a framework to further explore various organizations’ responsibilities.


What you'll learn

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify Maine governmental and non-governmental entities who have public health responsibilities.
  • Identify who has major roles in each of the ten essential public health services.

Subject Matter Expert

  • NancyBirkhimer
    Nancy Birkhimer, MPH

Nancy Birkhimer, MPH, has worked for Maine CDC for 20 years and is currently the manager for Accreditation and Performance Improvement at Maine CDC. She has a Master of Public Health from Boston University in international health and epidemiology. She serves as the Maine CDC Liaison for the Maine Public Health Association’s Board of Directors.

Registration

Select the Enroll Me button below to register for this webinar. If you have any trouble accessing the webinar, contact support@nephtc.org.

Acknowledgement: This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” 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.

* Yale School of Public Health, Office of Public Health Practice, a New England Public Health Training Center partner, is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. All CHES credit inquiries are managed by YSPH

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Course Information

  • Audience: Nurse, community health worker, public health professional, organization leaders/directors, related disciplines
  • Format: Online Webinar
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 12:00 EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 2 part series, 1 hour each
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hour.  Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hour is 1.  Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_0422020. If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Community Dimensions of Practice Skills 
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings:

    Music Therapy Impact on Population Health: RI Experience and Beyond

  • Supplemental materials: Course Schedule and PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

This webinar will provide an overview of the role of the role of Neurologic Music Therapy and interdisciplinary partnerships for successful client impact in RI. The early intervention model will be used to discuss replicable options for programming as well as roles and responsibilities for each organization/provider.

Music is innate and preferred by the majority of the population.  Evidence based music therapy interventions engage multiple regions of the brain to elicit positive health and behavioral health change.  Hands in Harmony strives to increase impact through the formation of social groups to increase education and awareness and target the community at large. 

What you'll learn

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe role of music therapy in an interdisciplinary program model
  • Discuss opportunities that might exist in your current position for interdisciplinary opportunities
  • Discuss opportunities for sustainability for arts-based programs in healthcare
  • Discuss roles and responsibilities of each organization (facility, state, arts-based organization) in a successful interdisciplinary collaboration

Subject Matter Expert


  • Nicole O’Malley MA, MT-BC, LPMT, NMT/F

    Executive Director/President
    Neurologic Music Therapist
    Hands in Harmony
    Music Therapy Faculty-University of Rhode Island

Nicole O'Malley, Executive Director and Licensed Neurologic Music Therapist founded Hands in Harmony in 2003 after receiving her BM in Music Therapy from Anna Maria College. She completed training in Neurologic Music Therapy in 2007 and her Fellowship in Neurologic Music Therapy in 2016. Nicole received her MA in music therapy through Berklee college of music focusing on researching the neurobiology of the role of music in the stress and relaxation response.  Nicole received level 1 NICU training in 2017.  She serves as the chair of the Government Relations Committee for the New England Region American Music Therapy Association and chair of the music therapy task force of Rhode Island throughout the passing of the music therapy licensure in RI.  She is music therapy faculty at URI and is passionate about interdisciplinary opportunities, increasing impact through population health, and data collection. 

Registration and Contact Hours

Select the Enroll button below to register for this webinar. If you have any trouble accessing the webinar, contact support@nephtc.org.

Acknowledgement: This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” 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.

* Yale School of Public Health, Office of Public Health Practice, a New England Public Health Training Center partner, is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. All CHES credit inquiries are managed by YSPH

Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: Nurse, community health worker, public health professional, organization leaders/directors, related disciplines
  • Format: Online Webinar
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 2 part series, 1 hour each
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hour.  Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hour is 1.  Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_05132020. If you are not seeking  CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Community Dimensions of Practice Skills 
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings:

    Building a Sustainable Arts-Based Health Program: the Hands in Harmony Experience

  • Supplemental materials: Course Schedule and PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

This webinar will provide an introduction to music therapy.  The Hands in Harmony population wheel will be paired with infographics to provide an overview on the impact of evidence based music therapy interventions to address health outcomes as well as how to integrate music/music therapy in population health.

What you'll learn

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the role of music therapy in health and behavioral health
  • Discuss lessons learned from the Hands in Harmony Story in developing self-sustaining arts-based services to increase accessibility to music therapy at the state level
  • Explore and discuss the role of music in addressing social health determinants applicable to populations in the Hands in Harmony population wheel
  • Integrate one applicable approach to increase the impact of music in your personal and/or professional life

Subject Matter Expert


  • Nicole O’Malley MA, MT-BC, LPMT, NMT/F

    Executive Director/President
    Neurologic Music Therapist
    Hands in Harmony
    Music Therapy Faculty-University of Rhode Island

Nicole O'Malley, Executive Director and Licensed Neurologic Music Therapist founded Hands in Harmony in 2003 after receiving her BM in Music Therapy from Anna Maria College. She completed training in Neurologic Music Therapy in 2007 and her Fellowship in Neurologic Music Therapy in 2016. Nicole received her MA in music therapy through Berklee college of music focusing on researching the neurobiology of the role of music in the stress and relaxation response.  Nicole received level 1 NICU training in 2017.  She serves as the chair of the Government Relations Committee for the New England Region American Music Therapy Association and chair of the music therapy task force of Rhode Island throughout the passing of the music therapy licensure in RI.  She is music therapy faculty at URI and is passionate about interdisciplinary opportunities, increasing impact through population health, and data collection. 

Registration

Select the Enroll Me button below to register for this webinar. If you have any trouble accessing the webinar, contact support@nephtc.org.

Acknowledgement: This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” 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.

* Yale School of Public Health, Office of Public Health Practice, a New England Public Health Training Center partner, is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. All CHES credit inquiries are managed by YSPH

Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: Community health workers, public health professionals, nurses, people working with populations requiring chronic care
  • Format: Online Webinar
  • Date/Time: February 5, 2020
    12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hour.  Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hour is 1.  Provider ID: SS1131137, Event ID: 02052020. If you are not seeking  CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials: Session PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

This webinar will provide a brief overview of Motivational Interviewing (MI) for community health workers and others who work with populations requiring chronic care. If you are curious about what is MI and how this style of conversation can influence chronic care. Learn the basic structure, mindset and history of MI.


What you'll learn

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe active listening, behavior change and how our approach can foster motivation or not
  • Describe Motivational Interviewing and how it can be applied in your chronic care practice
  • Illustrate the spirit of Motivational Interviewing and how it is used to elicit behavior change
  • Describe Motivational Interviewing skills including OARS and Elicit-Provide-Elicit approaches to patient engagement and education

Subject Matter Expert

  • LisaStockwell
    Lisa Stockwell

Lisa Stockwell, M.Ed., has over 20 years’ experience as a trainer, educator and coach working with organizations, groups and individuals in topics related to positive behavior change, effective communication skills, mindfulness, compassion fatigue and motivational interviewing. She believes that the style of the conversation is essential in helping clients move toward change that will improve their quality of life. Lisa is a certified Train the Trainer and Whole Life Coach. She is a member of MINT (Motivational Interviewing International Trainers), Master Trainer in Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management (CDSMP) for workplaces, groups and individuals to manage their chronic condition (non-clinical). Lisa is an engaging and lively speaker and storyteller for conferences, organizations, and groups.

Registration and Contact Hours

Select the Enroll me button below to register for this webinar. If you have any trouble accessing the webinar, contact support@nephtc.org

Acknowledgement: This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” 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.

* Yale School of Public Health, Office of Public Health Practice, a New England Public Health Training Center partner, is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. All CHES credit inquiries are managed by YSPH

Category: Webinars

Practical Strategies to Increase Your Personal Safety While Doing Fieldwork

Have you ever been harmed or threatened, or felt unsafe while doing your work out in the field/community? Did you know what to do, or how to prevent it from happening again?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Community health workers and all public health professionals
  • Format: Online Webinar
  • Date/Time: October 15, 2019
    12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour 
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 0. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_PSIYPS
    If you are not seeking CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:Session PowerPoint, stress management techniques hand-outs
  • Pre-requisites:None

About this Webinar

This webinar will provide practical tips and strategies for improved threat awareness and self-protection during field work, focused on workplace violence risk. Quick, effective stress management techniques, such as specialized breathing will also be provided. These tools can aid in increasing awareness and safety as well as de-escalation.




What you'll learn

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • List 2 strategies for improved hazard awareness in the field
  • List 2 strategies for maintaining your personal safety in the field
  • List 2 self-practice techniques for stress management

Subject Matter Expert

  • HilaryHackbart
    Hilary Hackbart

Hilary Hackbart works for the MA Department of Labor Standards in the Workplace Safety and Health for Public Sector Employees program. She has worked extensively on the development of occupational health and safety management systems, has conducted hundreds of on-site workplace health and safety assessments, and has trained thousands of workers on a wide range of health and safety topics, including workplace violence prevention. She holds a BA in Biochemistry from Harvard University, and an MS in Hazardous Materials Management from Tufts University.

Registration and Contact Hours

Select the Enroll button below to register for this webinar. If you have any trouble accessing the webinar, contact trainingmanager@nephtc.org.

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the webinar. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals, State and local health departments 
  • Format: Online Webinar
  • Date/Time: September 26, 2019
    12 PM - 1 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Certificate of completion
  • Competencies: Policy Development/ Program Planning Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials: Session PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this webinar

This webinar will highlight the City of Providence, Rhode Island’s efforts to integrate health into public policies across sectors. Examples will include working in collaboration with Providence public schools to address chronic absenteeism, working with fire stations and first responders to mitigate harms from opiate dependence, and working with the public works department.

What you'll learn

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand innovative strategies to work across sectors to address public health problems with innovative public sector partnerships.
  • To gain new understanding of novel strategies to mitigate the public health harms of opiate dependence by training firefighters and first responders in recovery coaching.
  • To understand how to reduce chronic absenteeism by working with public works departments to enhance snow removal in winter months.
  • To understand how to reduce chronic absenteeism by providing menstrual hygiene products in public schools.


Subject Matter Expert


  • Ellen Cynar
    Director of City Providence Healthy Communities Office

Ellen Cynar is the Healthy Communities Office Director for the City of Providence. She joined the office in January 2013. Ms. Cynar has worked in a wide variety of public and private settings as well as health education and promotion positions. Her public health interests include nutrition and food policy.

Ms. Cynar directs the City’s efforts on substance abuse prevention, and promotion of healthy eating, active living, and mental health initiatives. In this role, she provides leadership and advises on health and prevention issues, environmental policy changes, and public education efforts.

Ms. Cynar received a MS in Nutrition and Food Policy from Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition, a MPH in Global Health from Tufts University’s School of Medicine, and a BS in International Affairs from Lewis and Clark College. She lives in Providence, RI with her husband and two children.

Registration and Contact Hours

Select the Enroll button below to register for this webinar. If you have any trouble accessing the webinar, contact trainingmanager@nephtc.org.

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the webinar. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

Category: Webinars

Part Two: Trauma Informed Care to Support Health and Well-Being

Community Health Workers: What can you do to help adult survivors avoid the long term consequences of trauma?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Community Health Workers and Public Heath Professionals
  • Format: Online Webinar
  • Date/Time: Part Two: Tuesday  April 23, 2019 12:00-1:00 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 2 part series - 1 hour each
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 0. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_TIC2.
    If you are not seeking CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Leadership Thinking Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings Part One: Overview of the Prevalence of Trauma: The ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Study
    Tuesday April 9, 2019
    12:00-1:00 PM EST
  • Supplemental materials: None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

Using a trauma informed approach is often described as moving away from asking the question “what is wrong with you?” to asking “what happened to you?” This training series will support participants in understanding the prevalence of trauma and it’s impact on the health and well being of survivors when it is not recognized and treated. It will also provide information on how they can support survivors by providing empowering interventions that support resilience. The concept of vicarious trauma will also be addressed.




What you'll learn

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the ways in which trauma manifests in adult as adaptations for survival.
  • describe the 3 brief interventions that they can use to support individuals to support healing from trauma and build resilience.
  • Participants will be able to identify 3 signs of burnout/vicarious trauma in themselves and others.

Subject Matter Expert

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    Kristal Cleaver, LICSW
    Director of Community Education,
    Clinical & Support Options, Inc.

Kristal Cleaver is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who has had the privilege of watching resilience in action in lives of the children and adults she has worked with over the last 15 years. Throughout her career Kristal has strived to integrate a trauma informed philosophy into her work. In her current role as CSO’s Director of Community Education she trains and consults with schools, government agencies, and non-profits to help them establish trauma awareness and responsiveness within their organizations.

Registration and Contact Hours

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Category: Webinars

Part One: Trauma Informed Care to Support Health and Well-Being

Community Health Workers: How common are trauma experiences and how do they effect the lives of those they touch?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Community Health Workers and Public Heath Professionals
  • Format: Online Webinar
  • Date/Time: Part One: Tuesday April 16, 2019
    12:00-1:00 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 2 part series - 1 hour each
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 0. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_TIC1.
    If you are not seeking CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Leadership Thinking Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: Part Two: Working with Adult Survivors of Trauma:Tuesday April 16, 2019
    12:00-1:00 PM EST
  • Supplemental materials: None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

Using a trauma informed approach is often described as moving away from asking the question “what is wrong with you?” to asking “what happened to you?” This training series will support participants in understanding the prevalence of trauma and it’s impact on the health and well being of survivors when it is not recognized and treated. It will also provide information on how they can support survivors by providing empowering interventions that support resilience. The concept of vicarious trauma will also be addressed.


What you'll learn

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the “dose effect” findings of the ACES study.
  • Identify 3 neurobiological effects of toxic stress and trauma can affect the lives of children and adults.
  • Identify 3 of the long-term consequences of unaddressed trauma.

Subject Matter Expert

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    Kristal Cleaver, LICSW
    Director of Community Education,
    Clinical & Support Options, Inc.

Kristal Cleaver is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who has had the privilege of watching resilience in action in lives of the children and adults she has worked with over the last 15 years. Throughout her career Kristal has strived to integrate a trauma informed philosophy into her work. In her current role as CSO’s Director of Community Education she trains and consults with schools, government agencies, and non-profits to help them establish trauma awareness and responsiveness within their organizations.

Registration and Contact Hours

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Category: Webinars

How Do We Train for Health Equity? Lessons from Health Equity Coordinator, Tacoma, WA

How has a leading health department trained to integrate health equity into its programming and planning?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals, community professionals wishing to increase health equity, trainers, training planners, managers and leaders who can arrange training, workforce development teams, community health workers
  • Format: Self-paced video from live training
  • Date/Time:
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 6 part series - 1 hour of video
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 0. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID:SS1131137_HWTHE.
    If you are not seeking CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
    Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings Introduction to Systems Thinking
    Thinking Lobbying and Advocacy: A Primer for NH Non-Profit Advocates
  • Supplemental materials: None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

See the highlights of a joint NEPHTC (Public Health) Advisory Committee, SHIELD (School Health) Advisory Committee meeting in which met with community partners to learn and consider “How Do We Train for Health Equity?” Leading the training was Jacques Colon, Health Equity Coordinator of the Tacoma-Pierce Health Department in Washington. Jacques provides an overview of health equity and gives examples from TPHD’s work in training and implementing health equity in programs and functions.


What you'll learn

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the difference between Health Disparity and Health Inequity
  • Identify a resource that can help a health department define its health equity needs
  • Describe Tacoma Pierce Health Department’s consultative approach to supporting health equity in programs

Subject Matter Expert

  • Jacques Colon
    Jacques Colon
    Health Equity Coordinator,
    Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

Jacques Colon has served as the for the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department for the past three years, where he leads their Health Equity Initiative. This role includes leading the health department’s internal 10-person Health Equity Implementation Team, which is charged with improving the structures, processes, and practices of the health department in order to eliminate health inequities in Pierce County, WA.

Registration and Contact Hours

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Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals, program managers, community organizations in Maine organizations interested in public health
  • Format: Online Recording
  • Date/Time:
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 3 part series - 30 minutes each
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Certificate of completion
  • Competencies: Policy Development/Program Planning Skills , Communication Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials: None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

The Maine Public Health Association and NEPHTC are pleased to offer the recordings of a three-part interview series designed to share information to help everyone understand The Why, The What, and The How of public health.


What you'll learn

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify strategies for making  complex public health issues understandable
  • Describe how stories and data together can make a bigger impact than data alone
  • Identify strategies that public health practitioners can use to be more successful in educating and influencing policy makers
  • Explain the differences between lobbying and non-lobbying activities and what is permissible under the law for non-lobbyists in a non-profit organization
  • Decribe how a legislative bill becomes law and where in the process public health practitioners can influence the outcome
  • Explain the purpose and process of rule making and why it's important for public health


Subject Matter Expert


  • Dr. Dora Ann Mills
    Vice President
    Maine Health

  • Jennifer Burns Gray
    Maine Association of Nonprofits

  • Lisa Miller
    Senior Program Officer
    Bingham Program

Registration and Contact Hours

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The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the webinar. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

Category: Webinars

Lobbying and Advocacy: A Primer for New Hampshire Non-Profit Advocates

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Lobbying and Advocacy: A Primer for New Hampshire Non-Profit Advocates


What is the difference between advocacy, direct lobbying, and grassroots lobbying?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Community health centers, community health workers, school staff, public health, non-profit organizations, legislative employees
  • Format: Online webinar
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 2 hours
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Certificate of completion only
  • Competencies: Communication Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion trainings: Persuasive Communications 1, 2, 3
  • Supplemental materials: PowerPoint slides
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

What can you do as a non-profit or public health official?  What are the legal sources of lobbying restrictions?  What is the difference between advocacy, direct lobbying, and grassroots lobbying?

What you'll learn

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the legal sources of lobbying restrictions.
  • Define and describe advocacy, direct lobbying, and grassroots lobbying and the difference between these terms.
  • Describe federal lobbying restrictions and the impact these restrictions have on public health officials and advocates in non-profits.
  • Describe New Hampshire laws relative to lobbying and advocacy.

Subject Matter Expert

  • Kerri McGowan Lowrey, JD, MPH
    Deputy Director
  • James (Jim) Monahan
    Vice President
    The Dupont Group

Registration and Contact Hours

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Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals and project managers, non-profit organizations
  • Format: Online Webinar
  • Date/Time:

    July 16, 2018
    12:00-1:00 PM

  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 Webinar Session, 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Certificate of completion
  • Competencies: Communication Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings Numbers in Health: Make the Meaning Clear
  • Supplemental materials: PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

The Webinar will focus on developing participants' skills to communicate complex health information in ways people can understand. Clear and simple health messages & materials help all audiences and members of your community (especially those with limited literacy skills) read, understand, and act on health information. Participants will take an audience-centered approach to assessment and creating materials and messages that are readable, actionable and culturally relevant. We will pay close attention to what plain language writing and design look like and how to apply plain language writing and design principles in practice. Although not required, participants may work on a health communication project of their own during the applied activities.

What you'll learn

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize health literacy, language and culture as potential barriers to communicating public health messages.
  • Use health literacy tools and techniques to assess the readability and actionability of materials & messages.
  • Apply plain language principles to public health materials & messages to enhance ease of use for all readers.

Subject Matter Expert


  • Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi, M.Ed.
    Assistant Professor, Director

    Tufts Health Literacy Leadership Institute

Registration and Contact Hours

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Category: Webinars

Culturally Effective Organizations: Using the Toolkit

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Culturally Effective Organizations: Using the Toolkit


What tools are available to use anytime to help my health care, community organization or health department become more culturally effective?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Health care, community providers, public health departments
  • Format: Online webinar
  • Date/Time: 7 December 2017, 10 AM
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Certificate of completion
  • Competencies: Cultural Competency Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Supplemental materials: Power Point
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

This webinar is for clinical and administrative staff who can help move their organization into becoming more culturally effective. This webinar will provide an overview of available tools and suggested uses.

What you'll learn

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the elements of the framework for culturally effective organizations
  • Identify action steps for your organization to become more culturally effective
  • Reflect on how you can be an agent of change in your work setting.

Subject Matter Expert

  • Paula Smith, MBA, EdD(c)
     Director
    Southern New Hampshire AHEC

Registration and Contact Hours

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Category: Webinars

Introduction to Interviewing for CHWs

What interviewing skills do you need to gain insight into the strengths, assets and challenges of your clients and communities?


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Course Information

  • Audience: Community Health Workers and other public health professionals needing client interviewing skills to capture information relevant to the services offered by your agency/network..
  • Format: Self-paced
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 45 minutes
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours:

    Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to .75 total Category I continuing education contact hour.  Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hour is .75.  Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_IICHW
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.

  • Competencies: Communication Skills and Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion trainings: Introduction to HIPAA for CHWs
    Introduction to Ethics for CHWs and
    Introduction to Outreach Methods and Strategies
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Supplemental materials: PREPARE Tool

About this course

Community Health Worker interviews capture information about client circumstances relevant to the services offered by CHW agencies and/or network. The interview process relies on multiple skills and is one of the most important tools used by CHWs.

What you'll learn

After completing this course, you will be able to...

  • Identify a tool used by CHWs to assess Social Determinants of Health (SDH)
  • Explain 3 tasks to complete prior to the CHW interview
  • Identify skills used in a client interview
  • List 2-3 protocols to understand prior to beginning the interview

    • Dawn Heffernan

Dawn Heffernan is a nurse and a public health professional who has supervised and trained community health workers for over a decade. Ms. Heffernan is passionate about community health and education. In addition to developing training for the New Public Health Training Center, she is currently working for Partners in Health as a case investigator for the corona virus pandemic.

Enrollment and Contact Hours

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Acknowledgement:

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” 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.

* Yale School of Public Health, Office of Public Health Practice, a New England Public Health Training Center partner, is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. All CHES credit inquiries are managed by YSPH

Category: Self-Paced

Building a Culture of Resilience

What quick learning is available to support public health professionals develop resilience at the community, organizational or personal level during times of adversity and significant stress?

 
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Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals, especially those managing teams and influencing the community, interested in promoting resilience.
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time:

    2019-2021 and ongoing

  • Price:

    Free

  • Time: A continuously growing collection of  microlearnings, covering 3 topic areas, mostly under 5 minutes. Takes 2 hours to complete all training.
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: If you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Community Dimensions of Practice Skills, Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: Building Resiliency in Extended Events (Sessions 1, 2 and 3) 

    Building Resiliency in Extended Events (Sessions 4, 5 and 6)
    Both of these courses are CHES/MCHES eligible.

  • Supplemental materials: Session PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites:

About this Course

Resilience is defined by psychologists as the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress. This collection of micro-learnings and resources will equip learners with practical actions and tools that can be applied in any environment by changing thoughts and behaviors in times of adversity and trauma.



How to Use this Resource

Select from the below topics as you need learning, are preparing to engage with your community, elected officials and governing boards, or your workforce/ team. Or explore the opportunities for yourself.


What You'll Learn

At the end of the recording, participants will be able to:

  • Obtain resilience micro-learnings and resources for use in public health


Collaboration

This resource was developed by the Public Health Learning Network, a consortium of regional Public Health Training Centers, the country’s most comprehensive resource for public health workforce development. Program management and instructional design of this resource was provided by the Midwest Public Health Training Center.



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Acknowledgement: This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” 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.

* Yale School of Public Health, Office of Public Health Practice, a New England Public Health Training Center partner, is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. All CHES credit inquiries are managed by YSPH

Category: Self-Paced

Mini-MPH For Public Health Professionals

Do you have all the foundational public health knowledge you need to be an effective health and wellness leader in your community? 

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Course Information

  • Format: Self-paced
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 5.5 hours
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) to receive up to 5.5 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 0. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_MMPH.
    If you are not seeking CHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment
    Policy Development/Program Planning
    Communication
    Cultural Competency
    Community Dimensions of Practice
    Leadership
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Supplemental materials: Course Guide and Technical Requirements (PDF)
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this course

The world's health needs are changing - evolving day to day, sometimes even hour to hour. It is the role of public health to investigate pressing challenges and to develop meaningful interventions that improve conditions affecting population health. Through this course created by PHX, and adapted by NEPHTC, local board of health officials in Massachusetts have the opportunity to gain foundational knowledge in public health in order to be more effective health and wellness leaders in their community.

What you'll learn

After completing this course, you will be able to...

  • Explain the differences between health and public health
  • Understand how data is collected and used in practice
  • Advocate effectively for change
  • Detail the laws and policies related to your daily practice
  • Determine root causes of public health issues, and use a public health approach to address them

Enrollment and Contact Hours

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the module. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

Having trouble accessing the course? Contact support@nephtc.org


Acknowledgement:

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP27877 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program”. 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.

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An Introduction to Zoonoses and Vectorborne Diseases and their Drivers

Why are zoonoses and vectorborne diseases increasing?

 
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Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals, veterinarians, human health clinicians, environmental scientists, students, and others interested in zoonotic and vectorborne diseases
  • Format: Recorded screencasts, available on demand
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 4 screencasts, 30 minutes each (2 hours total)
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours:

    Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hour.  Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hour is 1.  Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_12152020 . If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.

  • Competencies: Public Health Sciences
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion trainings: An Introduction to One Health
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this course

In the first of four screencasts the public health practitioner is introduced to zoonoses and vectorborne diseases and how they differ from other infectious diseases. In subsequent screencasts, the factors (drivers) that influence zoonoses and vectorborne disease are explained, including human systems, human-animal-environment interaction, and environmental change. Multiple disease-specific examples are provided, including COVID-19.

Zoonotic diseases are those that can be passed between humans and other vertebrate animals and vectorborne disease are those that are transmitted by an arthropod vector like a flea or tick. Because non-human animals serve as a disease reservoir or vector, disease prevention and control strategies differ from other infectious diseases. More than half, an estimated 60%, of all the kinds of infections that people can get are zoonotic and 75% of emerging infectious diseases, including COVID-19, are zoonotic. There are many human-driven factors that influence zoonotic disease emergence and re-emergence. These drivers include infrastructure, travel and trade, culture, agricultural intensification, interaction with domestic and wild animals, climate change, land use, and biodiversity. In this series of four screencasts, you will be introduced to zoonotic and vectorborne diseases and their drivers.

What you'll learn

After completing this course, you will be able to...

Introduction to Zoonoses and Vectorborne Diseases

  • Define zoonoses, vectorborne diseases, emerging zoonotic diseases, reverse zoonoses, reservoir host, amplification, dead-end host, and spillover
  • List key drivers of zoonotic and vectorborne diseases
  • Describe how the following disease prevention and control tools differ for zoonotic and vectorborne diseases: education, surveillance, vector control, diagnostics, outbreak investigation, host identification, and vaccination
  • Define One Health and explain why this approach is useful for addressing zoonotic and vector-borne diseases

Drivers of Zoonotic Diseases: Human Systems

  • List key drivers of zoonotic and vectorborne diseases related to human systems and culture
  • Provide examples of how infrastructure influences zoonotic and vectorborne diseases
  • Provide examples of zoonotic and vectorborne diseases that have emerged as a result of human travel and trade
  • Provide examples of how culture impacts zoonotic and vectorborne disease

Drivers of Zoonotic Diseases: Human-animal-environment Interactions

  • List key drivers of zoonotic and vectorborne disease related to human-animal interactions
  • Provide examples of diseases that can be spread from pets and livestock to people
  • Explain how agricultural systems influence zoonotic and vectorborne diseases
  • Provide examples of zoonotic and vectorborne diseases that can result from human or domestic animal interaction with wildlife

Drivers of Zoonotic Diseases: Environmental Change

  • List three key environmental drivers that impact zoonotic and vectorborne disease
  • Provide examples of zoonotic and vectorborne disease influenced by weather and climate
  • Explain how land use and ecosystem disruption can impact zoonotic and vectorborne diseases
  • Explain how biodiversity can impact zoonotic and vectorborne diseases

Subject Matter Expert


  • Lynn Zanradi Blevins

Lynn Zanradi Blevins has been practicing public health in government and academic settings for 20 years in the areas of infectious disease, environmental health, emergency preparedness, and One Health (human-animal-environmental health).

Enrollment and Contact Hours

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Acknowledgement:

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” 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.

* Yale School of Public Health, Office of Public Health Practice, a New England Public Health Training Center partner, is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. All CHES credit inquiries are managed by YSPH

Category: Self-Paced