Upcoming Trainings

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Mental health is about wellbeing emotionally and physically. Live in today’s society is challenging. What practices can we use to grow and sustain our buoyancy, resilience, and mental strength throughout life’s daily flow of encounters, joys and issue? The speakers (wife and husband) for this training bring a rich history of promoting mental wellbeing through clinical settings and in public health arenas, with success stories and case studies that share tips on how best to manage/improve mental wellbeing for each of us.

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Registration is now open for the next NOSORH Rural Health Grant Writing Institute.  This is a 9-part web-based series focused on all aspects of grant writing with a special focus on rural health.

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Public health department accreditation process seeks to advance quality and performance within public health departments. Accreditation standards define the expectations for all public health departments that seek to become accredited. National public health department accreditation has been developed because of the desire to improve service, value, and accountability to stakeholders.

The goal of the voluntary national accreditation program is to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing the quality and performance of Tribal, state, local, and territorial public health departments.

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Obesity has become a major health problem among American Indians. Lifestyle risk behaviors include nutrient-poor food and drink choices, larger food portions, and physical inactivity. This program will describe an American Indian Youth Summer Medical Wellness Camp that addresses the growing number of Arizona's Indian youth who are at risk for or who have been diagnosed with type II diabetes.

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Community Directed Diabetes Program are a central part of the fight against type 2 diabetes in many native communities. These programs, funded by the IHS Special Diabetes Project for Indians (SDPI), provide diabetes prevention and management services that address the needs of their communities, and oftentimes use innovative ways to encourage healthier eating, physical activity, and lifestyle habits in their communities. In this presentation we will review some of the nutrition related activities offered by Tucson Area SDPI diabetes programs, most specifically, those from the Tohono O’odham Nation. 

This webinar will describe the CHL program components, explain CHL strategies for effectiveness and sustainability, and identify key outcomes of CHL. CHL is a partnership among US affiliated Pacific Jurisdictions that leverage the land grant infrastructure and history of collaboration to build a multilevel multicomponent intervention program; a multidisciplinary cross jurisdiction training program on child health; and an ongoing data monitoring system for child health.

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The Western Region Public Health Training Center has created this course comprised of videos covering a variety of topics related to quality improvement.

Evaluators from the Arizona Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Education Arm (SNAP-Ed) provide an overview of their program planning process, specifically as related to re-evaluating and defining the focus of their obesity prevention initiative. This course presents examples of conducting a root cause analysis, developing a logic model, and utilizing the Socio-Ecological Model throughout the process of program planning and evaluation.

WASHINGTON, DC, May 13, 2016 — To ensure the nation’s 500,000 public health professionals can respond rapidly to critical and ever-evolving needs, the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training (NCCPHT) has partnered with the Western Region Public Health Training Center along with the nation’s nine additional Regional Public Health Training Centers (RPHTCs) and 40 local performance sites (LPS) to develop a unified, national network—the Public Health Learning Network (PHLN).

Many victims of human trafficking come into contact with health care and social service professionals and remain unidentified. Potential victims can present with a wide-range of physical and psychological health issues and social service needs. The SOAR training aims to educate health care and social service professionals on how to identify, treat, and respond appropriately to potential victims of human trafficking.

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Public Health Essentials in Action now available as an Online Training!

The Arizona Public Health Training Center is proud to offer the online version of our face-to-face course Public Health Essentials In Action.

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Toward Universal Design is a 3-part series starting with a presentation given by Dr. Amanda Kraus, followed by an archived version of a live question and answer session, and finishing with a panel discussion with people discussing their experience living with a disability. Universal design refers to an over-arching set of ideals to create buildings, environments, products and activities that are Universally accessible to all members of society. While this is a hefty goal, this module will help individuals to understand its importance from a disability standpoint.

This online short course will cover topics including: how science/health communication happens, who does it, the challenges of communicating science/health, science literacy and best practices for effectively communicating science/health information to the public.

This training is comprised of four, self-paced sections. Estimated completion time is 40 minutes.

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Over the last generation, there have been significant structural changes in public education that deprioritize science education.  In a time when STEM careers have labor shortages, our elementary schools are teaching about an hour of science a week.​

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Professor Dale Kunkel presents compelling research on how marketing is used to reach children as a target audience. The issue, however, is not that children are being targeted by marketing campaigns, but that these marketing campaigns feature unhealthy food choices. Hosted by Dr. Doug Taren.

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This webinar series will highlight ways various partner groups are successfully addressing two key NPS priorities, Healthy Eating and Active Living, in their communities.

This short informational video discusses strategies that public health professionals can use in directing individuals in using the My Plate food model in cooperation with the Mediterranean Diet model in promoting healthy food choices for families. 

Several women’s health conditions are common, but they do not have to be because they are treatable or preventable. 

Several women’s health conditions are common, but they do not have to be because they are treatable or preventable.


The Nevada Public Health Training Center and the University of Nevada School of Medicine present the Health Webinar Series. 

Dr. Preston Reynolds, a Professor of Medicine from the University of Virginia and Dr. Mindy Fain, the Co-Director for the University of Arizona Center on Aging provides a webinar on access to health care for the elderly population. This is a moderated discussion between two distinguished professors who have been instrumental in developing the optimal systems for providing care to seniors in the United States. Participants of this webinar were able to submit questions to them during the event.