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Searching for more learning opportunities? NACDD is proud to offer access to chronic disease learning oppourtunities from the University of Pittsburgh and University at Albany.  To access these learning opportunities, please select the links below.

University of Pittsburgh Chronic Disease Epidemiology Supercourse

This course will document the fundamental concepts in chronic disease epidemiology, common research methods utilized in chronic disease epidemiology, and unique applications of those methods for key chronic diseases, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other chronic conditions.

The Global Health Supercourse is a global repository of lectures on public health and prevention targeting educators across the world. Supercourse has a network of over 65,000 scientists in 174 countries who are sharing for free a library of more than 4,700 lectures in 31 languages. The Supercourse has been produced at the WHO Collaborating Center University of Pittsburgh, with core developers Ronald LaPorte, Ph.D., Faina Linkov, Ph.D., Mita Lovalekar, M.D., Ph.D. and Eugene Shubnikov M.D..


University at Albany PUBLIC HEALTH LIVE T2B2

PUBLIC HEALTH LIVE is monthly webcast series designed to provide continuing education opportunities on public health issues. Broadcasts are free and available to all who are interested in furthering their knowledge of public health. The live webcast is always held from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. ET on the third Thursday of each month.

The Center for Public Health Continuing Education (CPHCE) is nationally known for its distance learning training, including the award-winning Public Health Live (T2B2) webcast series and numerous interactive, self-paced online courses. To achieve its mission, "to provide exemplary education and training for the public health workforce”, CPHCE offers a variety of free and affordable webinars, podcasts, broadcasts and in-person trainings. Nursing, CME and Certified Health Education Specialist continuing education credits are available for many of its programs. Support for CPHCE is through state and federal funding.

APHA Integrated Continuing Education Program - (American Public Health Association) This is a electronic portal to APHA's education, career and professional development activities. APHA's goal is to provide access to opportunities to earn continuing education (CE) credit online; view webinars on relevant topics; and link to other resources, meetings and activities of interest.

Area Health Education Centers Directory - Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) provide continuing education based on the recent literature. Many AHECs also have libraries or resource centers.

Asksphere - (Health Resources and Services Administration) - a clearinghouse of public health "learning objects" that can be used by those developing training. Developed by the Southeast Public Health Training Center.

California Distance Learning Health Network - (California Distance Learning Health Network) - CDLHN promotes and provides access to continuing educational opportunities for healthcare workers at a time and a location convenient to where they live and work.

CDC Learning Connection - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)) - Learning products and resources from across the public health community to help improve public health knowledge and skills.

CDC Training and Continuing Education Online System - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)) - Registered participants can search the catalog for CDC courses and resources, register for online courses, complete course evaluations and exams, and receive continuing education certificates.

Center for Public Health Continuing Education (CPHCE) - (University at Albany School of Public Health) - Source of continuing education for the public health workforce that includes free distance learning training.

Center for Public Health Preparedness e-Learning Center - Freely available online courses related to public health preparedness from the University of Albany School of Public Health.

Centers for Public Health Education & Outreach Online Courses - (University of Minnesota School of Public Health) - Online courses on public health topics including public health emergencies, risk communication, and culture and health literacy.

CMED Public Health Grand Rounds - (Department of Community Medicine (CMED), West Virginia University School of Medicine) - This program offers free preferred continuing education credits for physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, public health practitioners, as well as CHES credits.

Continuing Education Program on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Risk Reduction - (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, NIH (NICHD)) - Free program that provides nurses with the most current and accurate information to communicate risk factors and answer parents' questions about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Nurses who successfully complete the course will earn 1.1 contact hours of continuing education credit.

Distance Learning Programs Available at Accredited Schools of Public Health - (Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH)) - Provides easy access to information on certificate and graduate programs offered via a distance. The web page features a search engine designed to help potential students identify distance-based opportunities; a resource page with links to locate other training resources offered via distance learning modalities, or to learn more about the distance learning field; and current links directly to each school of public health through a unified site.

Effective Communication Tools for Healthcare Professionals - (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)) - Online interactive training course that aims to raise the quality of provider-patient interactions by teaching providers and their staff how to gauge and respond to their patients' health literacy, cultural background, and language skills.

Epidemiologic Case Studies - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)) - Interactive case study exercises developed to teach epidemiologic principles and practices. They are based on real-life outbreaks and public health problems and were developed in collaboration with the original investigators and experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Finding and Using Health Statistics: A Self-Study Course - (National Library of Medicine, National Information Center on Health Services Research and Health Care Technology) - This online course describes the range of available health statistics and presents strategies to successfully find health statistics.

From Evidence to Practice: Using a Systematic Approach to Addressing Disparities in Birth Outcomes - (New York State Department of Health) - Scenario-based approach to understanding the evidence-based public health approach. The scenario used is disparities in birth outcomes in a fictitious community. The course is free, offers continuing credits, and takes about three hours to complete.

Global Health University - (Unite for Sight) - Training workshops, webinars, online courses, and programs designed to develop and nurture the next generation of global health leaders.

Harvard School of Public Health, Executive and Continuing Professional Education (ECPE) - (Harvard School of Public Health) - Courses offered for professionals in public health including: risk analysis, risk communication, acute and chronic noise exposure, occupational and environmental health, leadership development, and much more.

Health Literacy for Public Health Professionals - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)) - Free web-based course to educate public health professionals on the importance of health literacy and their role in providing health information and services and promoting public health literacy.

Health Policy and Management Institutes - (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health) - Short-term, intensive educational opportunities for public health practitioners.

Healthy People eLearning - (Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) U.S.) - Online educational resource designed to help students and health professionals learn how to reach our Nation's health goals. All educational offerings feature a case study of a community working to achieve Healthy People 2020 objectives.

Influenza Training Resources - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE)) - Educational materials to improve influenza surveillance, detection, and response in the U.S. and abroad, including seasonal, pandemic, and avian strains.

JHSPH OpenCourseWare Project - (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health) - Provides access to content of the School's most popular courses.

MCH Navigator - (Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration (MCHB)) - Learning portal for maternal and child health professionals, students, and others working to improve the health and well being of women, children, and families.

MI-INFO Online Tutorials - (University of Michigan School of Public Health) - MI-INFO (Michigan Informatics) is a series of online tutorials on health information and computer skills designed to support academic public health informatics programs and public health outreach training initiatives. The nine tutorials are competency-based and feature learning objectives, key concepts, exercises, and case studies. The tutorials will enable public health audiences to better access, evaluate, manage, and apply information needed to respond to public health issues and problems.

Michigan Center for Public Health Preparedness Courses - (Michigan Center for Public Health Preparedness (MI-CPHP)) - Competency-based training products targeted to support preparedness efforts of state and local health departments nationwide.

Michigan Public Health Training Center - Online courses to improve the competence of the current and future public health workforce to improve the public''s health.

Minnesota Emergency Readiness Education and Training (MERET) - (University of Minnesota) - Continuing education to educate and train Minnesota's health care workers in emergency preparedness. Online MERET modules are designed to prepare the health care workforce to function during public health emergencies or bioterrorism events by providing competency based awareness-level online training for hospitals, clinics, long-term care, public health agencies and other community emergency responders, including volunteers.

National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences) - The Center serves the U.S. Government as an academic home for the development and dissemination of core skills, knowledge and abilities, and for research on education and training strategies in the fields of disaster medicine and public health.

NCHEC Continuing Education Credit Activities - (National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC)) - List of upcoming events and self studies that provide continuing education credit hours (CECH) for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES).

New York New Jersey Public Health Training Center (NYNJ PHTC) - (New York New Jersey Public Health Training Center (NYNJ-PHTC)) - Training resource for public health workers in New York, New Jersey, and other states. The site provides free web-based training programs.

NN/LM Training Opportunities - (National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM)) - List of upcoming NN/LM training opportunities to learn about National Library of Medicine resources.

North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness Training - (North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness) - This site offers free short Internet-based trainings on public health preparedness topics such as disease surveillance, basic epidemiology, bioterrorism and new/emerging disease agents.

Northwest Public Health Leadership Institute - (University of Washington) - A year-long experience to increase participants' collaborative leadership skills through on-site and distance learning opportunities guided by practice-based faculty.

Office of Public Health Practice - (University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Public Health) - Links to training opportunities for public health professionals. Includes occupational health and safety training, pod casts, and archived public health seminars.

Online Evidence-Based Behavioral Practice Training - (Council for Training in Evidence-Based Behavioral Practice) - Online learning tools to help behavioral practitioners and students integrate research and practice in real-world conditions. Free registration is required to access the tranining portal.

Orientation to Public Health - (New York New Jersey Public Health Training Center (NYNJ-PHTC)) - A web-based course that provides learners with a basic understanding of public health's mission and functions.

Partnerships for Health in the New Millennium - (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) - On demand video from conference in January 2000

Pennsylvania Public Health Training Center (PAPHTC) - (University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health) - The goal of PAPHTC is to enhance the ability of public health agencies to provide training programs that focus on a continuous quality improvement model. This site provides access to webcasts, online courses, and public health training resources.

Planning for Healthy Places with Health Impact Assessments - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)) - Online course on how to conduct health impact assessments (HIAs).

Practicing Cross Cultural Communication - (New York New Jersey Public Health Training Center (NYNJ-PHTC)) - The first of three interactive modules in which you can hone your cross-cultural communication skills, in the context of a hepatitis A outbreak in a Mexican-American community. Experience a practical application of the ten effective strategies for cross-cultural communication. You must register to select a username and password. The online course is free.

Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Centers (PERLC) - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)) - Core competency-based training to state, local, and tribal public health authorities in the area of public health preparedness and response.

Prevention Research Centers (PRC) Training - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)) - Web-based catalog of training programs for public health practitioners, public health advocates, community health workers, teachers, and students. The training covers a wide range of topics within the vast and changing field of public health.

Public Health Improvement Resources and Training - (National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI)) - Webinars and training workshops related to performance management, accreditation, and quality improvement in public health.

Public Health Informatics Program - (University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) School of Public Health) - The UIC Public Health Informatics (PHI) programs are designed to develop experts in the systematic application of information technology to public health practice, research and learning. UIC offers fully online learning opportunities to earn a certificate in public health informatics.

Public Health Information and Data Tutorial - (National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM)) - Provides online instruction for members of the public health workforce on issues related to information access and management. Four modules cover staying informed about news in public health, health education resources, public health statistics and data sets, and supporting decisions with the best evidence.

Public Health Information and Data: A Training Manual - (National Network of Libraries of Medicine) - A manual to support training public health workers on information access and management.

Public Health Law 101: A Foundational Course for Public Health Practitioners - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)) - Foundational course on public health law as a learning resource for public health practitioners, students, and others. The course comprises nine lecture units for delivery by legal counsel to health departments and by other persons trained in law.

Public Health Law Program Training and Educational Resources - (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)) - The Public Health Law Program (PHLP) develops and shares a growing portfolio of courses and other learning materials in applied public health law. This website features selected learning resources for public health lawyers, public health practitioners, students, and others.

Public Health Training Center (PHTC) Network - (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)) - Partnerships between schools of public health, related academic institutions, and public health agencies and organizations. The PHTC Network improves the Nation's public health system by strengthening the technical, scientific, managerial and leadership competence of current and future public health professionals. - (Illinois Public Health Preparedness Center (IPHPC), Mid-America Public Health Training Center (MAPHTC)) - offers access to a free, public-accessible learning management system (LMS), where you can assess yourself on key professional competencies (core public health, leadership, emergency preparedness, and others), and find appropriate training opportunities offered by IPHPC, MAPHTC, and outside partner organizations.

QI Quick Guide Tutorial - (Public Health Foundation (PHF)) - Tutorial to identify quality improvement (QI) tools and problem solving steps.

Roots of Health Inequity Web Course - (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)) - Web-based course that considers the root causes of inequity in the distribution of illness, disease, and death.

Science of Sex and Gender in Human Health Online Course Site - (Office of Research on Women's Health, NIH, Office of Women's Health, FDA) - Offers participants a basic scientific understanding of the major physiological differences between the sexes, their influence on illness and health outcomes, and their implications for policy, medical research, and health care.

Six Weeks to Genomic Awareness - (Michigan Public Health Training Center) - An online series of presentations designed to provide public health professionals a foundation for understanding how genomics advances are relevant to public health.

SOPHE Center for Online Resources & Education (CORE) - (Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)) - CORE provides an integrated, one-stop portal for health and education professionals to access SOPHE's webinar archives, recordings from past SOPHE conferences, journal self-studies, podcasts, toolkits, and fact sheets.

Southeastern Institute for Training & Evaluation (SITE) - (Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University) - SITE is a training center within the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, providing continuing education and training opportuntities, needs assessment, curriculum development, and evaluation expertise to public health professionals and communities.

State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP): Implementing Effective Programs and Understanding - (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)) - Online learning program with six modules and suggestions on how to use. Designed to assist State health policymakers in understanding the dynamics of State Child Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) implementation as well as accessing and using research findings to develop and implement their SCHIP programs.

Supercourse: Epidemiology, the Internet and Global Health - (University of Pittsburgh) - Supercourse is a global repository of lectures on public health and prevention targeting educators across the world. Supercourse has a network of over 43435 scientists in 175 countries who are sharing for free a library of 3418 lectures in 26 languages.

Think Cultural Health (TCH) - (Office of Minority Health (OMH)) - Provides resources and tools to promote cultural and linguistic competency in health care including access to free and accredited continuing education programs.

TRAIN - TrainingFinder Real-time Affiliate Integrated Network - (Public Health Foundation (PHF)) - The premier learning resource for professionals who protect the public's health. A free service of the Public Health Foundation, is part of the newly expanded TrainingFinder Real-time Affiliate Integrated Network (TRAIN).

University at Albany Center for Public Health Preparedness - (University at Albany School of Public Health) - The University at Albany Center for Public Health Preparedness uses its monthly Grand Rounds satellite broadcasts, webstreaming and online courses to improve the capacity of the public health workforce to respond to current and emerging public health threats with a focus on bioterrorism and infectious disease outbreaks.

University of Pittsburgh Center for Public Health Preparedness (UPCPHP) - (University of Pittsburgh) - The University of Pittsburgh Center for Public Health Preparedness (UPCPHP) trains public health professionals, including professionals in related organizations, to respond to bioterrorism, infectious disease outbreaks, and other public health threats and emergencies.

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