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Tools to Support Clients to Reduce Nicotine Dependency
Understanding the clinical pharmacology of nicotine provides a basis for improved nicotine dependency prevention and treatment. This course will help tobacco cessation coaches and specialists, nurses, medical and behavioral health practitioners gain profound knowledge of the addiction process and tools to support clients to quit smoking. The content of the course is applicable to e-cigarettes or vapes as well as conventional tobacco products. 
Continuing Education Credits: CHES CECH
Online/In-person:
Online (self-paced)
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)
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.
Continuing Education Credits: CHES CECH
Online/In-person:
Online (self-paced)
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.
Continuing Education Credits: CHES CECH, CPEU
Online/In-person:
Online (self-paced)
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. 
Continuing Education Credits: CHES CECH
Online/In-person:
Online (self-paced)
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. 
Continuing Education Credits: CHES CECH
Online/In-person:
Online (self-paced)
Seasonal flu vaccination is more important than ever amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, vaccine hesitancy is a common issue that health care professionals encounter. This training will describe seasonal flu, the flu vaccine, and the synergistic epidemics of COVID-19 and influenza, and introduce strategies to address vaccine hesitance.
Continuing Education Credits: CHES CECH
Do you want to improve your personal finances or help others improve theirs? This training will provide you with tools to create a personal budget and identify ways to improve your financial health.  The training also provides information about health behavior theory as it relates to improving financial health and background information about financial health and stress.  We also present ideas for incorporating budgeting trainings into public health programs.
Continuing Education Credits: CHES CECH, CPEU
Online/In-person:
Online (self-paced)
This training will review techniques to motivate, guide, and develop staff. Participants will learn of workforce development opportunities to guide employees within behavioral health organizations.
Continuing Education Credits: CHES CECH, CPEU
Online/In-person:
Online (self-paced)
This training will focus on building and strengthening leadership skills for mid-level supervisors. Participants will learn what makes an effective leader and techniques for managing work that help support supervisors.
Continuing Education Credits: CHES CECH, CPEU
Online/In-person:
Online (self-paced)
Almost all activities in the workplace take place in the context of relationships. Relationships are built and maintained, bettered or worsened, through communication. Interpersonal communication skills are core competencies for those who are in charge to accomplish the work of the organization. This training will focus on communication and relationships between supervisors and supervisees in behavioral health organizations. Participants will learn components of, and tools for, effective communication to help support successful relationships in the workplace.
Continuing Education Credits: CHES CECH, CPEU
Online/In-person:
Online (self-paced)
Performance management is an important piece to a successful workplace. Through performance management, supervisors work together with their employees to help them be successful in their assigned position. This training will focus on performance management skills for supervisors working in behavioral health organizations. Participants will learn components of, and tools for, effective management skills to help their employees succeed in the workplace.
Continuing Education Credits: CHES CECH, CPEU
Online/In-person:
Online (self-paced)
A poster is a communication tool that represents your work with a combination of verbal and visual presentations. This short training is designed in a READY-SET-GO format that will provide a quick overview of tools and strategies to organize an engaging poster. This training focuses on two types of public health posters: an outreach poster and a scientific poster. 
Continuing Education Credits: CHES CECH, CPEU
Online/In-person:
Online (self-paced)
The focus of this module is to describe: two types of abstracts in public health, abstract composition and lean writing. Also, review the use of the 4Cs rule and the concept of critical thinking to improve abstract composition skills.  
Continuing Education Credits: CHES CECH, CPEU
Online/In-person:
Online (self-paced)

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