Trainings

"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.
Continuing Education Credits: CHES CECH, CPEU
Online/In-person:
Online (self-paced)
Nutrition assessment is a useful and important tool to assess a person's food intake or to reveal patterns in food intake for a group or population. This training will review various nutrition assessment methods and present benefits and limitations for their use in different settings. This training will also present ways of using nutrition assessment in local programs.
Continuing Education Credits: CHES CECH, CPEU
Online/In-person:
Online (self-paced)
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.  
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)
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. 
Continuing Education Credits: CHES CECH, CPEU
Online/In-person:
Online (self-paced)
This course introduces basic knowledge and skills useful in assisting and responding to victims of sexual violence.  The course consists of six self-paced modules, which include reflection activities, videos, self-check questions, and a role-play scenario. A collection of comprehensive resources for further use are included.
Continuing Education Credits: CHES CECH, CPEU
Online/In-person:
Online (self-paced)
This training discusses the benefits of mentoring and presents motivational interviewing as an approach for mentors to guide mentees in clarifying their goals and values and for enhanced communication. We also present considerations for ethical practices in mentoring relationships, choosing a mentor, and how to evaluate progress during a mentoring relationship. Many scenario examples are presented throughout the training for perspective and context.
Continuing Education Credits: CHES CECH
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)
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.
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)

Pages