Trainings

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)
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.
Continuing Education Credits: CHES CECH, CNE
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)
Kyah's EPICourse
Anaphylaxis is life-threatening when students do not have the tools to treat symptoms effectively. Schools keep stock epinephrine auto-injectors in the event that a student is experiencing any symptoms associated with anaphylaxis and do not have access to their own epinephrine auto-injector. This e-learning course provides mandatory training for school personnel designated to administer the epinephrine auto-injector.
Continuing Education Credits: CHES CECH, CPEU
Online/In-person:
Online (self-paced)
This interactive training looks at the most fundamental aspects of public health to break down the overarching goals and strategies of the field. You'll gain an understanding of the 3 Core Functions and 10 Essential Public Health Services as a framework for the responsibilities of local public health systems, and how this framework serves to improve health equity.
Continuing Education Credits: CHES CECH, CPEU
Online/In-person:
Online (self-paced)
This course aims to expand foundational knowledge for using non-pharmacological approaches when caring for infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) and working with mothers with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) in hospital settings. It covers three topics relevant to working with infants with NAS and mothers with OUD: NAS and its long-term effects; trauma-informed approaches to care; and Medication-assisted recovery for mothers with OUD. 
Continuing Education Credits: CHES CECH
Online/In-person:
Online (self-paced)
Microaggressions: Transforming the Mindsets of Adults Working with Students
This multimedia training will provide a dynamic look at microaggressions from a youth and student perspective and how microaggressions affect rapport building with adults. Learners will gain understanding in how youth may respond to microaggressions and action steps to how youth-serving professionals can transform these negative instances into a more affirmational approach. This course will also touch upon strategies to better communicate with youth and students.  
Continuing Education Credits: CHES CECH
Online/In-person:
Online (self-paced)
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. 
Continuing Education Credits: CHES CECH, CPEU
Online/In-person:
Online (self-paced)
This training presents information about intimate partner violence and the role of healthcare providers.  The assessment includes a virtual role play, where you will have a chance to apply the knowledge and skills you learned in the training
Continuing Education Credits: None
Online/In-person:
Online (self-paced)
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.
Continuing Education Credits: CHES CECH, CNE, CPEU
Online/In-person:
Online (self-paced)
Introduction to Data Visualization
Data visualizations make data easier to understand for people like policy makers, journalists, and community members. This training provides an introduction to data visualization, why it is important in public health, and how to identify the proper type of visualization for the data you’re examining through examples and scenario-based exercises.
Continuing Education Credits: CHES CECH, CPEU
Online/In-person:
Online (self-paced)

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