• 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.

  • 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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. 

    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.  

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    Online (self-paced)
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    This training introduces the concept of critical thinking and the 4Cs rule. Utilize this skill to identify a research question for a study or project. It also introduces the types of research questions and the research approach.

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    Online (self-paced)
  • The goal of this training module is to help you organize your information and synthesize your work for presentation in a public health scientific paper. It details essential topics such as formatting, and it discusses strategies such as critical thinking that can facilitate good writing.

    Online, In-person?:
    Online (self-paced)
  • In the United States, the percentage of adolescents affected by obesity has more than tripled since the 1970s.  A comprehensive approach incorporating nutrition and physical activities in schools best supports the health and well-being of adolescents.  This training will review physical activity and healthy eating guidelines for adolescents and how they can be implemented in schools to promote health.

    Online, In-person?:
    Online (self-paced)
  • Positive interactions with families to discuss their child’s health can make the difference in promoting positive change, improving health, and reducing overweight and obesity. Sometimes these conversations can be difficult or may feel uncomfortable. Building communication skills can help reduce discomfort and improve confidence in communicating with families about their child’s weight and overall health. This training will discuss communication strategies, and provide the opportunity to practice conversations through simulated case examples.  

    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.

    Online, In-person?:
    Online (self-paced)
  • This presentation will introduce statistics on the vaping epidemic and share education on the harmful effects that vaping has on our youth.

    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. 

    Online, In-person?:
    Online (self-paced)

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