Training

Introduction to Outbreak Investigation

We live in an age where disease outbreaks are commonplace. This one-hour online course outlines specific steps to take in determining if you have an outbreak on your hands, who should be involved in the investigation, the science behind it all, and how to communicate your findings to the public via the media. This is part of a nine-part series on epidemiology.

Topics
Epidemiology, Infectious Disease & Immunizations, Law and Policy & Ethics, Program Planning & Evaluation
Format Time Cost
Online Course 1 hour Free

Automated Phone Surveys in Disease Investigation

In this one hour webinar, Emergency Preparedness and Response Staff from Clark County Washington discuss the benefits and lessons learned from implementing an Emergency Community Notification System to identify potentially exposed people during several disease outbreaks.

Topics
Epidemiology, Infectious Disease & Immunizations
Format Time Cost
Webinar 1 hour Free

Mass Gatherings: Are You Prepared?

Food poisoning at the fair, rabies exposure at the rodeo, crowd trampling at a World Cup game: what is the role of public health at events that attract large crowds? This online course teaches you to assess and plan for the prevention and mitigation of public health threats at mass gatherings. It covers topics of risk assessment, surveillance, health response, coordination, and communication. This 90-minute online course can be completed over several shorter sessions. It also includes a unique practice scenario to further enhance your learning.

Topics
Emergency Preparedness & Disasters, Infectious Disease & Immunizations, Communication
Format Time Cost
Online course 1.5 hours Free

Collaborate with Tribes: A Public Health Toolkit

Tribal nations and individual tribal members work hard to protect and promote the health of their communities. This toolkit provides an introduction to non-tribal public health professionals on how to understand this expertise and partner with tribes and tribal members.

Topics
Cultural Competence
Format Time Cost
Toolkits and Guides Varies Free

Integrating Public Health and Primary Care

Public health and primary care share a common mission to prevent disease and promote health but often work disjointedly on this shared goal. In this one hour webinar, members of the Northwest Regional Primary Care Association, Bruce Gray, MPA, and Patrick Luedtke, MD, MPH, discuss efforts to better integrate the systems at the local level.

Topics
Leadership & Management, Law and Policy & Ethics
Format Time Cost
Webinar 1 hour Free

Dispute Resolution Principles and Tactics

Efforts to "enforce laws, develop policies, and mobilize community partnerships" are essential public health services and thus require practitioners to hone their dispute resolution skills. In this one hour webinar, Jim Reid, MPA, presents a framework for collaborative negotiations and discusses how to reduce conflict and create agreements that meet the mutual needs of all parties. He also offers case examples where these techniques have been used successfully.

Topics
Leadership & Management, Law and Policy & Ethics
Format Time Cost
Webinar 1 hour Free

Introduction to Public Health Surveillance

Surveillance is a key function of public health, but what does it mean? This course introduces public health surveillance concepts and principles for public health workers who have little or no prior training in epidemiology. You'll learn about surveillance systems in local, state, and national public health practice and how these important systems are used in tracking diseases and other public health threats. This is part of a nine-part series on epidemiology.

Topics
Epidemiology, Infectious Disease & Immunizations, Law and Policy & Ethics, Program Planning & Evaluation
Format Time Cost
Online course 1.5 hours Free

Strategies for Successful Public Health Messaging

In the age of information overload, how can we encourage people to hear our messages and take action to protect their health? Who do people listen to during emergencies? How do public health agencies counter misinformation or explain complex issues? In this one hour webinar, communication specialists from Washington State explore these questions and more, addressing how audiences receive messages and what moves them toward action.

Topics
Communication, Vulnerable Populations & Health Disparities, Emergency Preparedness & Disasters
Format Time Cost
Webinar 1 hour Free

The “One Health” Approach to Public Health Challenges in the Pacific Northwest

In this one-hour webinar, Peter Rabinowitz, MD, MPH, discusses the “one health” framework for connecting human, animal, and environmental health to address emerging disease challenges.

Topics
Infectious Disease & Immunizations, Environmental Health
Format Time Cost
Webinar 1 hour Free

Legal Aspects of Public Health Food Safety

Food safety is a unique and critical role filled by public health agencies. In the event of a foodborne illness outbreak investigation, you may wonder what personal information is protected by privacy laws and what may be shared. You may also wonder about the source and scope of your public health authority to keep the public safe from foodborne illnesses. This 1-hour course is an introduction to legal issues that arise in public health food safety, from surveillance and outbreak investigation through restaurant inspections and detention of food.

Topics
Law and Policy & Ethics
Format Time Cost
Online course 1 hour Free