Upcoming Trainings

This module provides an introduction to strategic planning. It includes: 1) an overview of terminology,2) a background about the benefits and uses of strategic planning, 3) and a description of a methodology for conducting planning in simple contexts. It concludes with examples of strategic plansfrom public health and other agencies.

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.

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. 

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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.

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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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. 
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This archived webinar was designed as an inter-professional training for all healthcare providers. Nurses, pharmacists, and doctors, both in practice and in training, as well as PA’s, MA's, front desk staff, receptionists, and other staff can benefit from learning about improving cultural competency skills and practices though identifying and removing potential roadblocks to care experienced by patients from different population groups. This webinar focuses on the Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) standards of the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH), health disparities, and a skills-based approach to culturally competent care: the ASCN model (Ask, Share, Compare and Negotiate).

Public Health Essentials in Action: An introduction to public health for the public health workforce

Registration is now open for Public Health Essentials In Action. Go to AZ.TRAIN.ORG and search for course number 1042465 to register for an upcoming session.

Learn more about how we are supporting the public health workforce.

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We would like to thank the wonderful group of community health workers that attended our workshop "Improving Indigenous Public Health Systems". Having so many passionate people in the room created an inclusive and supportive environment where everyone could share experiences and perspectives on working toward a common goal. Please watch this short video made with testimonials from participants. 

The purpose of this online short course is to provide students with a brief history of dental health for children, to address key issues in dental health for the maternal and child health population, and to connect MCH public health professionals with available disease preventive services.

Closing The Hunger Gap

The goal of the 2017 CTHG conference is to move hunger relief organizations toward strategies that promote social justice and address the root causes of hunger, using the lens of racial and economic equity.

Lynn Gerald, professor of public health at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, provided expert testimony before the Arizona House of Representatives Committee on Health on Feb. 2, 2017.

Lynn Gerald, professor of public health at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, provided expert testimony on a school-based stock inhaler program for students with asthma in Pima County.

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Arizona State Office of Rural Health Webinar series

A webinar series focused on providing technical assistance to rural stakeholders to disseminate research findings, policy updates, best-practices and other rural health issues to statewide rural partners and stakeholders throughout the state.

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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.

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. 

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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.

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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.

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.

This course will demystify Arizona's Medical Marijuana Act and familiarize health professionals with information and resources helpful in consulting patients regarding the use of medical marijuana. Because physicians are gatekeepers in the proper implementation of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Program, it is imperative that health professionals understand the law's provisions and the medical marijuana program's requirements.

This 3-Part Webinar series will give an overview of the grant writing process, along with tips, tools, and resources to develop strong and competitive grant proposals for both public and private community health programs and projects. We will address federal, state, and private sources of funding, tailoring your proposal and the importance of collaboration and networking. This Webinar series includes information specific to tribal agencies.

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.