Self-Paced Trainings

The first session of our mental health mini-talks will focus on self-care and coping strategies, particularly for public health and healthcare professionals dealing with burnout and fatigue while addressing the pandemic. We'll hear from two experts, Patricia Haynes, PhD, and Thaddeus Pace, PhD, about frameworks and strategies you can apply to improve your mental health.
Sponsoring State:
Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH CPEU
This training will prepare you for your role as a new supervisor in the public health field. We'll start with tips to get you started in your first weeks on the job, then present ways to develop your supervisory skills over time. You will learn ways to build trust with your team and gain ideas for what to discuss during one-on-one meetings with staff. This training also presents a six part tool that can be used to help employees think about their performance or for your own performance. As your supervisory experience grows, this training will help you consider ways to be more influential in your role. 
Sponsoring State:
Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH CPEU
Motivational Interviewing is a communication technique that helps empower patients to make desired behavior changes to improve their health. Available literature demonstrates the use of motivational interviewing in patients with diabetes significantly enhances adherence to treatment recommendations and weight loss efforts. This training will get you familiar with the concept of motivational interviewing in the context of weight management.
Sponsoring State:
Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH CPEU
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 CPEU
"Building Community Leaders" is designed to get people comfortable advocating for change in various settings and to empower community members to make healthy changes in their communities.
Sponsoring State:
Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH CPEU
The final of our mental health mini-talks will focus on trauma-informed practice for public health professionals. With the stress of the last two years of the pandemic, understanding a trauma-informed approach is an increasingly critical skill for those that provide services to communities. This session will feature Phylicia Bediako, MSW, PhD, and Patrick Goodman, MC.
Sponsoring State:
Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH CPEU
The second session of this year's mental health mini-talks will focus on strategies that can improve wellness when implemented at an organizational level, examining both environmental, design, and policy level considerations for employers. This session's featured speakers are Altaf Engineer, PhD, and Rebecca Wolf, PhD candidate.
Sponsoring State:
Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH CPEU
Are you involved in water safety for buildings? Take the free training from CDC and partners on creating a water management program to reduce risk for Legionnaires’ disease. The training aligns with industry standards on managing risk for Legionella bacteria (ASHRAE 188).
Continuing Education Credits:
None
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
Stigma is an intense human experience. Stigma causes suffering and worsens health. This training focuses on recognizing and challenging stigma.  In the first section, we explain what stigma is, how it feels, and how to recognize it.  In the second section, we explore the ways stigma is entangled in the practices and assumptions of healthcare professionals, often unwittingly. In our final section, we identify ways that health professionals can help recognize and reduce stigma to improve patient outcomes and improve population health.
Sponsoring State:
Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH CPEU
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. 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
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
This training will help you navigate fad diets, diets that are supported by evidence-based science, and screening tools for identifying the difference. Take the role of a Public Health Professional to answer case scenarios for how to respond to a person who expresses interest in a fad diet. 
Sponsoring State:
Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH CPEU
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 CPEU
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 CPEU
This presentation will introduce statistics on the vaping epidemic and share education on the harmful effects that vaping has on our youth.
Sponsoring State:
Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH CPEU
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:
CHES CECH
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
This presentation will help attendees understand palliative care and learn about the Our Care, Our Choice Act.
Sponsoring State:
Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH 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 CPEU
This presentation will help attendees orient to the current youth vaping epidemic in Hawai‘i.  
Sponsoring State:
Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH CPEU
Check out this recorded webinar featuring a 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
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
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.
Sponsoring State:
Continuing Education Credits:
CHES CECH

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