Trainings

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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Helping Hands Hawai‘i administers numerous programs that benefit Hawai‘i’s people, with a special focus on programs that help people who are dealing with multiple problems of homelessness, substance abuse and mental illness. Within Helping Hands Hawai‘i are several Behavioral Health Programs including Community Based Case Management and Care Coordination,  a Housing First Project called Hawai‘i Pathways Project, funded through Hawai‘i Department of Health’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division (ADAD), and Representative Payee, a money management program for clients who receive Social Security or Veterans benefits. Helping Hands Hawai‘i uses the Housing First model to prioritize housing first, then implement wrap-around support, treatment, and life skill services that are necessary to help individuals to stabilize, improve their quality of life and maintain housing.
Health Educators from Washoe County Health District's Chronic Disease Prevention Program discuss information related to weight bias and offer communication tips and resources for health care providers.
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This training consists of a presentation given by Karla D. Wagner, Ph.D, assistant professor at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Community Health Sciences. After the presentation you will be asked to complete a role play exercise where you provide information based on the material covered in the presentation.
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This training consists of a presentation given by Katie Stout, MBA, Executive Director of the Center for Hope of the Sierras in Reno, NV. After the presentation you will be asked to complete a role play exercise where you provide information based on the material covered in the presentation.  
Given that not all statewide public health systems include local health departments (LHD), it is important to provide educational materials regarding public health practice for local health officials in these systems. 
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This course is a modified version of the "You Are The Key to HPV Cancer Prevention" presentation by the CDC, augmented by a role-play exercise to assess learning.  In this course, you will learn suggested ways of engaging with your patients and their children about the benefits of HPV vaccination.
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Twelve training modules introduce concepts and techniques on finding the best use of resources
Hosted by the Hawai‘i State Department of Health. Safety at schools and prevention of diabetes and obesity in school-aged children are important goals that require the collaboration of many state organizations.  Safe at School addresses these goals as part of the collaboration of the American Diabetes Association, the Hawaii State Department of Education’s School Health Section and School Food Services and Hawai‘i State Department of Health (DOH), Public Health Nurses. Diabetes is a chronic health condition that nobody wants. To minimize complications, it requires daily management activities of healthy eating, staying active, frequent blood sugar monitoring, taking medications (insulin injections), problem solving, and healthy coping. All of this competes with other life activities and emotional conflicts can occur. As shared by a patient, “Diabetes sucks!” Join in this interactive learning session to better understand the emotional challenges of this chronic disease and learn engagement strategies that will support your diabetes care delivery service. 
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This four part webinar series was recorded and is available online.  Each 1 hour session highlights specific nutrition programs for Native American and Pacific Islander Communities.
Gain insight on factors influencing childhood overweight and obesity, and develop an awareness of weight bias in the healthcare setting.  Gain skills to address youth overweight and obesity in the healthcare setting, including promoting healthy eating and physical activity.  Includes resources to help providers address healthy eating and physical activity among youth and their families.
This webinar aims to raise awareness about the Substance Use Warmline, a free and confidential consultation telephone service for primary care clinicians. Based at the HRSA-funded Clinician Consultation Center (CCC) at San Francisco General Hospital, this service provides real-time access to expert clinical consultation when the opportunities for intervention and patient education are greatest. Participants will learn about the Warmline and how real cases have been resolved by the CCC’s multi-disciplinary team of expert physicians, clinical pharmacists, and nurses. 
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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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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. 
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.
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.
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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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Postpartum weight retention can contribute to lifelong development of obesity and increasing cycles of obesity and diabetes in mothers and children.  This course will review background information on BMI classifications, the prevalence of obesity in women, health consequences of postpartum weight retention, and components of effective community based postpartum weight loss programs.
Health care institutions have the potential to play an influential role in creating a healthier food system. Hospitals have large food service budgets, reach a large population, and are trusted authorities on health issues, created for the purpose of preserving wellness. This course is designed to provide knowledge and tools needed to increase the use of healthy, local food in healthcare facilities.   
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.   
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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.
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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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.
Developed out of a collaboration from the Western Region Public Health Training Center, Children's Clinics, Arizona Department of Child Safety, and Arizona LEND, this presentation includes an overview of Children's Clinics, and Children's Rehabilitative Services, and background information on Spina Bifida and Cerebral Palsy, including medical implications, education and health systems, active life and support, and home care and treatment.
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Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) or domestic violence is extremely common affecting women, and sometimes men, of all ages, ethnicities and sexual preferences. IPV can have physical, mental and emotional short and long term consequences. Effective screening and assessment is key in identifying the abuse and supporting the victim to access resources to interrupt the cycle of violence. This course provides a toolkit with detailed information for public health providers to become more knowledgeable in screening, documentation and management practices and patient resources for domestic abuse. The toolkit was developed using California Health and Safety codes and reporting laws and can be revised to reflect the codes and laws of a given state. 
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The course provides an introduction to some basic knowledge and skills useful in assisting and responding to victims of sexual violence.
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Asthma is life-threatening when students do not have the tools to manage symptoms effectively. The stock albuterol inhaler program provides an albuterol inhaler to be kept in the school health office (e.g., stock albuterol) in the event that a student is experiencing respiratory distress and does not have access to their own rescue inhaler. This e-learning course provides mandatory training for school personnel designated to administer the stock albuterol inhaler.
Five trainings grouped together to give you a resource of strategies and tools for implementing public health nutrition and physical activity programs at various stages in the life cycle.  
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This course introduces health disparities facing rural America and some of the determinants of health that factor into the health status of rural communities.
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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.  
The Hawai‘i Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program or HI-CLPPP is funded by Centers for Disease and Prevention Control (CDC) and is administered by the Department of Health’s Children with Special Health Needs Branch.  One of the goals of the program is to improve the Hawaii system of identification and follow-up for elevated blood lead levels by 1) strengthening population-based interventions of education and outreach and 2) strengthening the processes to identify lead-exposed children and linkages to services to assure that families/children have needed services.  Childhood lead poisoning is a complex problem requiring the collaboration of many state and community partners, including the Public Health Nurses.
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.  
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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Prioritization and time management are critical skills for success. Managing your time means that you spend time on your priorities, and that you do not waste time on non-priorities.  This training presents time management and prioritization techniques to improve the work activities of local health departments.
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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.
This training provides an overview of planning and developing a program evaluation and includes a virtual role play, where you will have a chance to apply the knowledge and skills learned.  
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A Fad Diet Screening Tool is presented to help you learn more about identifying and responding to people who may be following unhealthy "fad diets." 
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Learners will develop an awareness of the dynamics of domestic violence and sexual violence specific to immigrant populations to be able to implement appropriate interventions for victims of domestic and sexual violence.​
Learn common nutritional challenges refugees face upon resettlement. Recognize difficulties refugees encounter upon arrival to a new food environment. Apply strategies to help refugees overcome common nutrition challenges.  
This course introduces factors that increase risk of obesity in Hmong and other Southeast Asian communities in the United States.
Provides an overview of homelessness and food insecurity, discussing the benefits and barriers associated with creating a food program for the homeless.  Various food programs in the United States are highlighted as examples, and resources for starting food programs for the homeless are provided.
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Become familiar with a variety of food programs that can be used at Farmers’ Markets while learning the benefits of Farmers’ Markets and ways to promote Farmers’ Markets within your community.
Participants will learn strategies to make nutrition education more meaningful and effective in their communities.​
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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.
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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Jon Ford discusses effective ways to share information and resources with your community through social media. 
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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 now available as an Online Training!
Find where you fit in and why you are essential to Public Health.
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Learn techniques and methods to convey information, and increase productivity with our Quality Improvement Series.
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.
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.
Skateboarding has become increasingly popular. Many local parks & recreation, as well as public health organizations will benefit from learning about the skateboarding culture including; skateboarding lingo, skateboard park design and maintenance, and policy and regulation information connected to the culture.  This course provides learners with information that will aid in understanding the culture of skateboarding and the policies centered around skateboard parks.  Information about different aspects of skateboarding, park design, and statistics are provided.
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.
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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.
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.
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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This training discusses the use of Mobile Health Apps to enhance nutrition intervention.  The training will lead you through best practices to use when introducing health apps to clients and presents a screening tool that can be used to gauge the usefulness of various Health Apps for your clients.  During part two of this training you will participate in a simulated role play experience introducing a Health App to your client.
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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.
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The Parent Ambassador Training Curriculum is designed for public health school advocates to train parents in school districts on the basic principles of public health and how parents can create needed change in their local school districts.
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.
A strong early learning system is a wise public investment, returning $3-$8 in long-term benefits for every dollar spent. High quality childcare and preschool programs enhance school readiness, reduce achievement gaps between privileged and disadvantaged children, and can even have lasting effects on learning, behavior, and health in adulthood. Reliable, affordable childcare is also a necessity for working parents.  Results of a recent statewide assessment of availability, cost, and quality identified bright spots as well as critical needs in our early learning landscape. Come and learn about hallmarks of quality programs, which of our communities are childcare deserts, and resources for families.
While all of us communicate on a daily basis, in the sphere of public health, it is sometimes difficult to get our message across, especially when we are looking for behavior change. Social Marketing, the practice of using marketing fundamentals for social good rather than commercial profit, has been researched since the 1970’s. In the age of digital communications, best practice models must adapt for a changing landscape. Stronger, more persuasive communication is needed at all levels for best approaches to our most compelling problems.
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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Talk and Discussion with Andy Imparato, Executive Director of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities and nationally known disability policy leader.
Telemedicine
Dr. Bruce Bethancourt hosts a free webinar discussing the significance in high tech and high touch in transitions of care.
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Is your health agency interested in preventing chronic disease? There is growing evidence that nutrition and growth in early life has an impact on chronic disease in adulthood.
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This course is designed for any community health worker, regardless of years of experience or the type of outreach in which they are engaged and employs case studies, pre- and post-tests, self-assessment exercises, and more.
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This course is designed to equip healthcare providers and ancillary staff with the knowledge and tools to measure body mass index in children and youth with special health care needs.
This webinar reviews the geopolitical history of the Freely Associated States (Micronesia, Palau, Marshall Islands) and the United States; provides an update on efforts to reestablish access to Medicaid for Compact of Free Association (COFA) citizens from these countries who are legally residing in the US; and shares state-specific examples of effective methods to outreach to COFA communities and to overcome health literacy challenges.
The goal of this webinar series is to explore Holistic Admissions as an evidence-based strategy to diversify the health workforce, specifically the nursing workforce in schools of nursing. 
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Byron Lewis then discusses the best practices in regards to educating the public on the Affordable Care Act.
Several women’s health conditions are common, but they do not have to be because they are treatable or preventable. In this webinar Dr. Sandra Combs, Psychiatrist at COPE Community Behavioral Health Services in Tucson, Arizona, explores the causes and symptoms, evidence-based screening recommendations, treatment options, and tips for preventing or reducing the severity of depression. This information can help you improve health among women in your community.
In this webinar Dr. Francisco Garcia, the Director of the Pima County Health Department in Arizona, explores the causes and symptoms, evidence-based screening recommendations, treatment options, and tips for preventing or reducing the severity of sexually transmitted infections. This information can help you improve health among women in your community. 
In this webinar Dr. Francisco Garcia, the Director of the Pima County Health Department in Arizona, explores the causes and symptoms, evidence-based screening recommendations, treatment options, and tips for preventing or reducing the severity of cervical cancer. This information can help you improve health among women in your community. 
Affordable Care Act
Este curso online es una versión duplicada de una capacitación presencial dada en Arizona a instructores comunitarios ayudando a individuos aparte de la ley llamada el Affordable Care Act. El entrenamiento da información actual, hasta la fecha con respecto a la información pertinente sobre cambios y las instrucciones de inscripción para el Affordable Care Act a partir de diciembre de 2014.
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This online course is a duplicate version of a face-to-face training given in Arizona to community trainers assisting individuals enrolling in the Affordable Care Act. The training gives current, up to date information regarding pertinent information about, changes to, and  enrollment instructions for the Affordable Care Act as of December of 2014.  A pre- and post-assessment are required to complete this course. You must complete imbedded pre-assessment before viewing the presentation. After viewing the presentation, return to TRAIN and complete the post-assessment. 
Amanda Kraus, PhD
This training session will analyze how we commonly frame disability in society and examine how these frames influence professional practice. We will discuss language, media and design and the power of each to shape the disability experience. By analyzing existing systems, we will discuss concepts of universal design and identify ways for participants to increase access by removing the barriers that exclude individuals from participation. Finally, we will review the resources available on campus to faculty, staff and students through the Disability Resource Center. The presenter will also facilitate a question and answer period directly following the presentation.
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.
Dr. Melinda Wharton, deputy director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, speaks to students and faculty at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health during National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) in 2011.