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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Identifying individuals at high risk for hereditary cancer is an important public health issue. Genetic counseling and testing can help identify individuals with genetic mutations to help them identify personal and family risks, navigate prevention and early detection of hereditary cancer, and guide individualized treatment options for individuals with hereditary cancer. Health departments can provide information to patients and providers on what hereditary cancer is and the importance of genetic counseling and testing.
This training discusses current breastfeeding rates in the US, and ways to promote increased breastfeeding rates. Specifically, two programs will be highlighted that support women's breastfeeding goals: Baby Friendly Hospitals, and Workplace Policies and Support, including "Babies at Work" programs.
Based on a foundational framework of a healthy workplace we will focus on return-to-workplace principles and strategies as well as highlight how to improve wellbeing while working from home. The course will feature many examples of programs and strategies and also several interviews with corporate health experts. We will conclude with a test of competency and leave you with numerous useful resources for continued learning.
This course provides an overview of opioid use disorder and the use of harm reduction strategies as a public health approach to mitigate the risk and stigma associated with opioid use. This training is brought to you by the Western Region Public Health Training Center in collaboration with Sonoran Prevention Works, a comprehensive harm reduction organization based in Arizona that combines direct service, legislative advocacy, and capacity building to create stronger, healthier communities for people made vulnerable by substance use.