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  • Children represent an at-risk segment of the population in the face of natural and man-made disasters.  Effective pediatric planning at the state and local level requires an awareness of hazard vulnerabilities and the advance consideration of the unique needs of children and families.  Improved readiness can be achieved through collaboration between public health and emergency management leadership and key pediatric care experts and stakeholders in the private sector.  This course will examine how effective communication among all parties, including the public, will serve to improve preparedness in advance of a disaster.

    Self enrollment: Disaster Preparedness: Are We Ready for Kids
  • The purpose of this course is to expose community workers to basic knowledge about HIV’s history, prevalence, biology, diagnosis, and prevention. Presenters in this program explain and illustrate statistics related to HIV, how HIV enters and replicates itself, how HIV is diagnosed and treated, and ways to prevent the spread of HIV. Information focuses on universal methods of diagnosis and transmission as well as concerns unique to health care providers.

    Self enrollment: HIV 101 for Community Health Workers
  • This course focuses on facilitation management and has 7 modules. The first module introduces the concept and importance of facilitating collaboration and coalition building. Modules 2, 3 and 4 present an easy-to-use process for facilitation and highlight some essential logistical considerations. Module 6 provides some key components of meeting follow-up, and module 7 illustrates how to use a facilitation tool kit for meeting facilitation and coalition evaluation. Facilitation skills provided can help you plan, facilitate and evaluate meetings more effectively and productively.

    Self enrollment: Facilitation Management
  • This course introduces the process of using Focused Strategic Thinking (FST) to develop an organization’s strategic action plan during a one and a half day retreat. The course presents each component of the FST process, provides examples of activities, and discusses expected outcomes of each phase from preliminary analysis to implementation.

    Self enrollment: Focused Strategic Thinking
  • This course introduces health care workers to Motivational Interviewing, a strategy used to initiate conversations related to changing unhealthy behaviors. In this presentation, participants will learn the principles of motivational interviewing and view examples of the motivational interviewing process. Additionally, practitioners will learn strategies that can be immediately implemented to improve their communication with patients.

    Self enrollment: Motivational Interviewing and Health Behavior Change
  • This course examines the barriers to men's health and provides information on how practitioners and organizations can better serve male populations. The course also discusses socialization factors that may contribute to men's increased health risks.

    Self enrollment: Improving the Provision of Male Health Care in Public Health
  • The Life Course approach to health care needs emphasizes the role of early events in shaping an individual's health throughout life. This course introduces the Life Course concept and nutritional influences of early life that impact populations, especially areas in which there are disparities. Specifically, the presenter addresses factors including maternal health during pregnancy, parenting style, food availability, and sleep and their impact on obesity and other health threats. In addition, the course addresses ways in which public health workers can reduce health disparities.

    Self enrollment: Reducing Disparities in Health through Nutrition: The Life Course Theory and Model

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