Learning Opportunities: Grant Writing, Public Health Law, and Ethics

Mark you calendars for three upcoming PHLN learning opportunities from Region 3 and Region 4.

From Region III – Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center

Grant Writing for Public Health Professionals

Through this 12-week online learning program, participants will learn to magnify the impact of their organization through improved grant fundraising skills that increase organizational funding to meet public health needs. Participants will utilize online synchronous learning sessions and coursework throughout this course to meet the goals and learning objectives of the program. This training is free with funding from HRSA.

The course is open to applications from any public health professional, however, this course will admit students based upon evaluation of applications submitted and available participant spots. Please see below for further details about the application process.

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Fundamentals of Public Health Law and Ethics

Live webinar December 11: This module focuses on the role of law as a critical tool for furthering public health. It will explore federal and state authority for governmental intercession in matters of public health, describe how public health law contributes to public health accomplishments, and provide an overview of public health ethics. It will also emphasize the inherent tension between individual rights and public health powers.

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From Region IV – Region IV Public Health Training Center

Practical Public Health Ethics: Making Good Decisions about Challenging Issues

Live webinar December 17: Health officials regularly face tough decisions involving ethics such as allocating scare resources or ensuring that risks and benefits are equitably distributed. This webinar introduces participants to public health ethics, describes practical skills for ethical decision making, and provides links to resources for meeting the new Public Health Accreditation Board standards for addressing ethical issues. We also call attention to the human-centered design approach and highlight Brokered Dialogue, an innovative method for dealing with controversial topics such as establishing Syringe Service Programs to address the opioid crisis. We will conclude by discussing an ethics case study centered on childhood obesity.

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