• Electronic (e-) cigarettes are evolving rapidly, providing consumers with various products to choose from: e-cig-a-likes, mini-cartridge devices, and tank systems filled with liquid nicotine. There is much unknown about these products and their adverse effects on public health. In this short training, we will define and classify the types of e-cigarette. We will then compare the impact of e-cigarettes on health to combustible cigarettes, followed by health consequences.
    Continuing Education Credits: CHES CECH
    Online/In-person:
    Online (self-paced)
  • This training focuses specifically on commercial tobacco*, which contains many additional substances and chemicals. It is a legal substance that is regulated and marketed to consumers through various products that can be burned, heated, or chewed. Throughout this training, we will define and classify tobacco, present the prevalence of tobacco use among diverse populations, describe the adverse health effects caused by tobacco use, and then share the positive health effects of quitting. 
    Continuing Education Credits: CHES CECH
    Online/In-person:
    Online (self-paced)
  • Using inclusive language is one way to address bias in order to create a safe, positive environment for employees and clientele. A positive environment will engage both staff and the public, increasing productivity and satisfaction. Public health and health professionals will be challenged to improve their understanding of implicit bias and inclusive language to implement a more equitable workplace in this course.
    Continuing Education Credits: CHES CECH, CPEU
    Online/In-person:
    Online (self-paced)
  • Trust is critical in accomplishing public health goals. You may have heard people say, “If public health does its job right, no one ever really hears about us.” This training reframes that statement to:"if public health does its job right, the community has trust in decisions made to improve or protect the health of the community." As public health professionals, we need to consider how we can establish, build, or maintain trust. Through this training learn ways to promote trust in public health with branding strategies, strategic communication with the media, and through community engagement. 
    Continuing Education Credits: CHES CECH, CPEU
    Online/In-person:
    Online (self-paced)
  • This interactive and engaging training will lay the foundation for health equity. You will learn practical ways to advance health equity in order to help all individuals attain their full health potential. The Health Equity training challenges all public health and health professionals to apply a health equity lens to their area of focus and expertise. 
    Continuing Education Credits: CHES CECH, CPEU
    Online/In-person:
    Online (self-paced)
  • 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.
    Continuing Education Credits: CHES CECH, CPEU
    Online/In-person:
    Online (self-paced)
  • 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.
    Continuing Education Credits: CHES CECH, CPEU
    Online/In-person:
    Online (self-paced)
  • 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.
    Continuing Education Credits: CHES CECH, CPEU
    Online/In-person:
    Online (self-paced)
  • 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
    Online/In-person:
    Online (self-paced)
  • 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. 
    Continuing Education Credits: CHES CECH
    Online/In-person:
    Online (self-paced)
  • 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.
    Continuing Education Credits: CHES CECH, CPEU
    Online/In-person:
    Online (self-paced)
  • Weight Management During and After Pregnancy
    Excess weight gain during pregnancy and excess weight retained after pregnancy can contribute to lifelong development of obesity and increasing cycles of obesity and diabetes in mothers and children.  This training reviews body mass index (BMI), prevalence of obesity in women, health consequences of excess weight in pregnancy, guidelines for weight management during and after pregnancy, and components of effective community-based postpartum weight loss programs.
    Continuing Education Credits: CHES CECH, CPEU
    Online/In-person:
    Online (self-paced)
  • Overdose fatality reviews can be critical to developing expertise on and solutions to the prevention of overdose deaths. This course describes the need for overdose fatality review teams, the general nature of those teams, and factors to consider when developing them. 
    Continuing Education Credits: CHES CECH
    Online/In-person:
    Online (self-paced)
  • 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.  
    Continuing Education Credits: CHES CECH
    Online/In-person:
    Online (self-paced)
  • Youth Sports and Public Health
    Have you considered ways that local health departments may work with youth sports organizations to improve health? Learn how national public health goals are in line with youth sports participation, ways to consider equitable access to youth sports, and how youth sports organizations can support positive mental and physical health. Develop your skills to strengthen connections between local health departments and sports organizations and support equitable sports participation.  
    Continuing Education Credits: CHES CECH, CPEU
    Online/In-person:
    Online (self-paced)

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