Self-Paced Trainings

Do you want to improve your personal finances or help others improve theirs? This training will provide you with tools to create a personal budget and identify ways to improve your financial health.  The training also provides information about health behavior theory as it relates to improving financial health and background information about financial health and stress.  We also present ideas for incorporating budgeting trainings into public health programs.
Sponsoring State:
Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH
View a newly developed 10-minute training video on pathogen exposure prevention for first responders.   
Continuing Education Credits:
None
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.
Sponsoring State:
Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH CNE
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. 
Sponsoring State:
Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH CNE
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.
Sponsoring State:
Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH CNE
Kindergarten children eating lunch
This webinar will highlight how clinicians and other healthcare providers who care for vulnerable children can play a role in addressing hunger in the summer months.
Sponsoring State:
Continuing Education Credits:
None CNE
Few programs have recognized and integrated distinctive characteristics of many AIAN communities, specifically the value placed on shared identity, group cohesion and collective resilience. This presentation will share strategies implemented in one American Indian community that strive to make healthy food choices and physical activity a community responsibility, not individual challenge.​
Sponsoring State:
Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH
Woman smiling wearing military uniform
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. 
Sponsoring State:
Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH
Group Photo of Wellness Camp Participants
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.
Sponsoring State:
Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH
Navajo infant sitting next to a traditional weaving loom
Environmental factors and federal policies have had a large impact on the health and cultural identity of our Indigenous populations.  With increasing rates of diabetes, obesity, and cancer in Native American communities, strengthening Native food systems offers an opportunity to improve Native economies, health, and culture. This course is meant to give an overview of how health departments and public health workers can help strengthen Native food sovereignty, for the purpose of improving Native health and revitalizing Native cultures.  
Sponsoring State:
Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH CPEU
A food system consists of the entire process from which food moves from farm to fork. This includes the production of food such as growing and harvesting, processing the food to increase its value, and packaging raw and processed food. This training is designed to provide knowledge and tools needed to improve community food security using community and school gardens.   
Sponsoring State:
Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH CPEU
This presentation will help attendees understand palliative care and learn about the Our Care, Our Choice Act.
Sponsoring State:
Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH CNE CPEU
The Holiday season can be a very difficult time for patients, healthcare providers, and families due to increases of personal and professional obligations. This training will educate participants to practice self-care management and de-stress techniques.  
Sponsoring State:
Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH CNE CPEU
This presentation will help attendees understand the importance of advanced care planning.  
Sponsoring State:
Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH CNE CPEU
Image of fruit and vegetables arranged in the shape of a human brain.
There are many factors related to the prevention and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders, and there is developing evidence that nutrition plays a role.  This series of modules is designed to introduce evidence connecting nutrition to the treatment and prevention of depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders.  The final module concludes with practical public health applications.  
Sponsoring State:
Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH CNE CPEU
Use of opioids such as heroin, morphine, and prescription pain relievers has expanded to levels of dependency in many individuals. Several factors contribute to the breadth and complexity of this urgent problem: severe chronic pain, greater use of prescriptions, aggressive marketing by pharmaceutical companies, among others. Updates about treatment, services, solutions, and resources exist here in Hawai‘i to reduce harm and improve quality of life for all.
Sponsoring State:
Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH CNE CPEU
This presentation will help attendees orient to the current youth vaping epidemic in Hawai‘i.  
Sponsoring State:
Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH CNE CPEU
Worry and distress are feelings that many people feel occasionally when faced with potential harm.  Others may live with more chronic anxiety about upcoming events in their lives by feeling tension and ongoing nervousness. Anxiety can cause distress and un-ease in dealing with everyday life.  Many different ways exist to gain more ease, improve anxious feelings and/or even prevent anxiety. 
Sponsoring State:
Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH CNE CPEU
Join Lisa O'Neill, DBH, Associate Director of Research and Education for the University of Arizona Center on Aging, to discuss healthy and safety issues, assessment tools, and treatment options related to Hoarding Disorder
Sponsoring State:
Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH CNE
Join our panel of three policy experts from Arizona, California, and Hawaii to compare the policy approaches and experiences of each state in addressing e-cigarette use among youth.
Sponsoring State:
Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH CNE
Professional ethics can be a code of principles and well as represent how healthcare professionals handle their conduct with best standards and informed decisions.  Professional ethics can be viewed as the best benefit for both the health professional and the client and especially for dementia clients. There are good guiding principles to utilize while engaging in the process of sound ethical decision making.
Sponsoring State:
Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH CNE CPEU
Papa Ola Lokahi has completed the update of the 1985 E Ola Mau (EOM) health needs assessment and is calling it E Ola Mau a Mau. The original EOM report is the basis for the Native Hawaiian Health Care Act which was passed by Congress in 1988. Papa Ola Lokahi and the Native Hawaiian Health Care Systems were established as a result and they continue to work to improve the health and well-being of the Native Hawaiian people. The link to key references is found at www.papaolalokahi.org
Sponsoring State:
Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH CNE CPEU
Wayne Tormala, Chief of the Bureau of Tobacco & Chronic Disease at the Arizona Department of Health Services, discusses communication strategies to prevent vaping among youth in Arizona.
Sponsoring State:
Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH CNE
A wave of opioid addiction is affecting communities both in Hawai‘i and on the US continent. Use of opioids such as heroin, morphine, and prescription pain relievers has swelled to levels of dependency in many individuals, and being cut off by well-meaning providers causes many to seek elsewhere. Several factors contribute to the breadth and complexity of this urgent problem: severe chronic pain, greater use of prescriptions, aggressive marketing by pharmaceutical companies, among others. Services, solutions, and care management exist here in Hawai‘i to reduce harm and improve quality of life for all.
Sponsoring State:
Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH CNE CPEU
Mediation is at the core of dispute resolution. By educating and helping people to resolve conflict, their quality of life is enhanced and as well as that of their family, friends, neighbors and co-workers. The Mediation Center of the Pacific, Inc. provides Hawai‘i residents with peaceful approaches to working through conflict through programs and processes that meet the unique needs of Hawai‘i’s culturally diverse population.
Sponsoring State:
Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH CNE CPEU

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