A podcast of simulated clinic encounters dealing with motivational interviewing and weight management in different social contexts.

The WRPHTC continues its efforts in reviewing and rating select online courses for public health professionals. Public health interns review TRAIN courses in an effort to avoid duplication of courses while addressing the training topics needed by health departments. The WRPHTC adapted the Quality Matters form from the University of Arizona’s Office of Instruction and Assessment to develop a guide that lists high-scoring, recommended courses.

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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.

Whether you are a food service provider managing an operation, food service staff responsible for preparing delicious and healthy foods, or a public health professional working with food service providers to improve the nutritional value of foods, these engaging, brief and free videos provide valuable techniques and recipes that will enhance flavor without the sodium.

The Indiana Public Health Training Center at the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health (IU-PUI) has a 13-part archived webinar series on the 12 Domains of Public Health Accreditation

A 4-part series for School Health Nurses on the assessing, responding, and managing student cases of asthma.

A new video series focusing on cancer control for public health and population health improvement was launched today by the Colorado School of Public Health’s Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center (RM-PHTC). Two years in the making,the Cancer Control Video Series includes 17 videos and numerous experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Cancer Society, and leading universities from across the nation.


Hansen's disease, also known as leprosy, is a chronic bacterial disease that primarily affects the skin, peripheral nerves and upper airway. Feared as a highly contagious and devastating disease, it is well established that Hansen's disease (leprosy) is not highly transmissible, is very treatable, and, with early diagnosis and treatment, is not disabling. Compiled statistics reveal that Hansen's disease (leprosy) is rare in the U.S. There are currently approximately 6,500 cases; about 3,300 require active medical management.

This webinar will describe the major clinical features suggesting Hansen’s Disease,  describe how to confirm the diagnosis and, if necessary, refer patients for confirmation, and  describe basic management of Hansen’s Disease. The webinar was recorded from a live presentation from April 1, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Performance improvement experts from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health share their Quality Improvement Basics training materials, providing users with everything they need to facilitate their own Quality Improvement and Plan-Do-Study-Act training for their workforce. The materials outline a 2-hour, interactive training that will give participants the opportunity to learn about the role of Quality Improvement within their day-to-day work. Via group discussion and fun activities, as well as video and slide presentations, participants learn about what is included in Quality Improvement, and their own role with quality improvement success. Special attention is given to the Plan-Do-Study-Act cycle as a quality improvement tool.

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).

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