Training Highlights: Infectious Disease, Indigenous Health, Future Public Health Leaders, and Tobacco Cessation

This week, we highlight a live HIV and Hepatitis C outbreak investigation, an in-person training on indigenous health systems, a summer program for underrepresented college students, and an online course on tobacco cessation in healthcare clinics.

HIV & Hepatitis C – A Public Health Emergency of Nationwide Concern: Kentucky & Indiana’s Local Response Training Navigation

From: Region IV Public Health Training Center

On January 12, 2017 12-1 ET this live webinar will characterize the HIV and Hepatitis C outbreak in Scott County in IN and regions within KY. The goal of the lecture is to review the epidemiology associated with the outbreaks in the two states and discuss the current control programs in Indiana and Kentucky.

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Improving Indigenous Public Health Systems

From: Region IX Western Region Public Health Training Center

Join the University of Arizona on January 18-19, 2017 for the first installment of this in-person workshop. Learn essential skills for improving indigenous public health systems through 3 workshops on policy development, program planning and evaluation, and budgeting. Sessions will include presentations, case studies, group work, discussions, and applied projects to improve your understanding of: the process of developing and writing policies in Indian Country and examples of policies that can target improvements in community health; how to determine and measure the right indicators for program planning and evaluation; and how to develop and monitor a program budget.

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The Future Public Health Leaders Program (FPHLP)

From: Region 5 LPS: University of Michigan

FPHLP is a 10-week residential summer program at the University of Michigan School of Public Health that encourages underrepresented college students to consider careers in public health. The FPHLP begins May 22, 2017 and runs through July 28, 2017. Applications are due online by 12am EST on 1/31/17.

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Build a Clinic II – Integrating Tobacco Cessation into Primary Care

From: Region 8: Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center (University of Colorado Denver)

This online course will, with the help of its partners, train up to 15 primary care clinics to add or augment tobacco cessation services and supports into existing clinical practice. Collectively the six, themed webinars and collaborative learning activities will comprise a comprehensive series on the skills and knowledge necessary to create, integrate, and operate an efficient tobacco cessation workflow within normal clinic operations.

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