Self-Paced Trainings

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.
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Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH
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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.  
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Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH
Recovery approaches for anyone includes a range of interventions, strategies, treatments, and individual behavior changes.  The strengths approach helps many recovering individuals focus on improving their emotional wellbeing and attitudes about how they live their lives.
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Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH CNE CPEU
Service providers seek to understand what motivates clients to change and improve their health. Approaches that use evidence-based practices have been developed, tested, and known to work to motivate clients for positive health behavior change.  I Ola Lāhui organization utilizes integrated behavioral health approaches by applying culturally-minded practices to better deal with complex mental health and chronic diseases. Sponsored by University of Hawaii, Hawaii Public Health Training Hui.​ 
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Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH CNE CPEU
Papa Ola Lokahi have been tasked with the re-assessment of outcomes from the E Ola Mau a Mau assessment. Learn about the initiatives that Papa Ola Lokahi is undertaking to improve the health and wellbeing of Native Hawaiian people and communities. This includes success stories from the Native Hawaiian Health Care Improvement Act.
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Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH CNE CPEU
Research from extraordinarily long-lived communities—Blue Zones—around the globe highlight the lifestyle, diet, outlook, and stress-coping practices that will add years to your life and life to your years. A long healthy life is no accident. It begins with good genes, but it also depends on good habits. If you adopt the right lifestyle, experts say, chances are you may live up to a decade longer with a good quality lifestyle.
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Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH CNE CPEU
Mental wellness is becoming increasingly tricky to maintain in our busy lives even as stigma decreases and access to care increases. 1 in 5 people in the U.S. have a diagnosable mental health condition yet many do not seek treatment. Early intervention is key to both prevention and successful recovery. Screening tools are widely available and can be used to identify potential needs in a variety of settings, including primary care. Mental Health America has made ten screening tools easily accessible to the public online: depression, anxiety, bipolar, PTSD, Youth, Parent (for child concern), alcohol or substance use, psychosis, eating disorder, and work health survey. Their Screening to Supports (S2S) Initiative offers users the ability to self-screen and connect with supports in their community. 
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Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH CNE CPEU
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This webinar reviews communication and group dynamic issues that can impact the working relationship within health care teams. Participants will learn tools and resources to help improve communication and group interactions to help support successful health care teams.
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Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH CNE
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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 client and for those in the profession. When conduct done well, it allow the highest public’s trust in the profession and encourage the clients to seek their professional services.
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Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH
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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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Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH CNE
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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.
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Continuing Education Credits:
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.​
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Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH CNE
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 multi-component intervention program; a multidisciplinary cross jurisdiction training program on child health; and an ongoing data monitoring system for child health.
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Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH CNE
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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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Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH CNE
Dr. Haynes is an associate professor in the Department of Health Promotion Sciences at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and behavioral sleep medicine specialist with an expertise in cognitive behavioral therapies for PTSD, depression, and insomnia.  Her research examining sleep and stress has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, and the American Sleep Medicine Foundation. She has authored multiple publications in the area of traumatic stress, and she has substantial experience training mental health providers in the areas of sleep and stress recovery. She co-authored the CBT-I manual and training materials for mental health providers in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), and she provided training to UA mental health providers during the 2011 Tucson shooting. Currently, she has a well-established partnership with the Tucson Fire Department, where she provides services to fire service members and assists in the establishment of behavioral health policies and programs designed to foster firefighter mental health and stress resiliency.
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Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH
Managing the change process within public health organizations is important to ensure improved organizational performance. However, the change process poses formidable challenges. Managers are also facing increased pressure to respond to environmental influences and provide the necessary leadership to their organizations in the change process. In fact, managing organizational change has become a key competency for healthcare managers. In this talk, best practices to establish a change-oriented organization with the culture and capacity for change will be emphasized, including the importance of assessing and addressing change readiness.
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Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH CPEU
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Twelve training modules introduce concepts and techniques on finding the best use of resources
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Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH
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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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Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH CNE
This training will get you familiar with a concept called Motivational Interviewing (MI), a strategy to help guide your patients and help them become their own agent of change.  Whether you are just learning about MI or need a refresher, this training will review MI techniques and give you the opportunity to complete a simulated counseling session.​
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Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH CNE CPEU
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This four session, interactive webinar series brings together national leaders in nutrition, exercise and bariatric medicine who will address what is needed to have a successful weight loss and management program for children and adults in family and community practice settings. The series will start with a presentation and discussion on dynamic energy balance, an important new perspective on what metabolic changes occur during weight loss and how these changes have to be taken into account as part of a weight loss program. The second session will focus specifically on exercise and energy expenditure and weight loss. The final two sessions will present pediatric and adult case studies to highlight the promoters and challenges that lead to successful patient care, in regards to weight loss and maintaining weight loss.
Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH CNE CPEU
Participants will learn strategies to make nutrition education more meaningful and effective in their communities.​
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Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH CNE CPEU
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Learn techniques and methods to convey information, and increase productivity with our Quality Improvement Series.
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Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH CNE CPEU
Public Health Essentials in Action now available as an Online Training!
Find where you fit in and why you are essential to Public Health.
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Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH CNE CPEU
This training will help you build a working knowledge for facilitating an interdisciplinary, team-based approach to obesity management.  The training presents the range of skills needed for an interdisciplinary obesity management team and six strategies to improve interdisciplinary collaboration.
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Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH CNE
Acanthosis nigricans is a skin condition known to be associated with insulin resistance.  This training explains more about the condition, and discusses recommended identification and referral techniques in children.  
Sponsoring State:
Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH CNE

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