• A list of resources for those in HRSA Region 9: Arizona, California, Nevada, Hawaii, and the Pacific Islands.

  • This presentation will address current obstacles healthcare providers encounter with client ambivalence and introduce useful solutions.

  • Systems thinking is an approach to solving complex problems promoted by researchers and policy makers.  This training guides you through taking a systems approach to childhood obesity prevention, and presents ways to think about evaluating your approach.

  • Stress is a universal experience. If not addressed, stress can have negative effects on our mental health. To help people reduce stress and improve the mind-body relationship for overall health, Jon Kabat Zinn, PhD, developed formal mindfulness practices, termed Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). By taking this training, public health professionals will learn MBSR techniques and explore ways to implement MBSR into public health practice. 

  • Course Description

    Public health advocacy includes promoting education, processes and legislation that are designed to improve the general health of people living within a defined geographical location. The process of advocacy also involves identifying potential threats to the health of people living in the community and communicating to others to the seriousness of those threats. This training will help you develop advocacy skills and strategies that can be used in community advocacy.  Examples are presented in the context of childhood obesity prevention.

    Learning Objectives

    • Explain when and why advocacy is necessary.
    • Develop a plan for advocacy.
    • Explore ways to display data to inform policy development, community engagement, and collaboration.

    Learning Outcome

    • Advocate for policies, interventions, or resources to benefit the public health.
  • Western Region Public Health Training Center

    More than 97,000 public health professionals have taken free courses through the Western Region Public Health Training Center since 2015, with a focus on the top public health issues today: childhood obesity, the opioid epidemic, and mental health.