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Ebola Outbreak Information and Resources
The 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history, affecting multiple countries in West Africa. One imported case from Liberia and associated locally acquired cases in healthcare workers have been reported in the United States. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other state and local health authorities are taking precautions to prevent the further spread of Ebola within the United States. For the latest information and updates concerning this outbreak, please visit the following links:

CDC's Question & Answer page on Ebola


Alabama Department of Public Health's Ebola page

Mississippi State Department of Health's Ebola informational page

Ebola Preparedness in Louisiana



Need Nurse or Social Work CEUs?
  
Are you a Nurse or Social Worker looking for CEUs?  The South Central Public Health Partnership has many courses available that offer both Nursing and Social Wok CEUs. These are FREE OF CHARGE. For courses that offer CEUs, click HERE.


 
ONLINE COURSE SPOTLIGHT

Managing Change in Public Health:  Bringing out the Leader in Each of Us
 
Some say that the only people who want to be changed are babies!  The reality is that all of us experience resistance to innovation and change, rather than embrace or take charge of it.  Individuals can choose to be proactive toward change and adopt leadership strategies for taking charge of change instead of letting it take charge of them.  This course will explore the change process and examine typical responses to change, environmental influences, and strategies for adapting successfully within the public health field.  **NOTE:  This course was originally delivered as a satellite broadcast.  Learn More

Facilitation Management

This one-hour course addresses the concepts and importance of facilitating collaboration and coalition building within public health organizations.  The course outlines an easy-to-use process for facilitation and highlights some essential logistical considerations, including some key components of meeting follow-up.  Examples on how to use a facilitation tool kit for meeting facilitation and coalition evaluation are provided.  Learn More **This course is located on the ALPHTC LMS and requires a separate login username and password.  

8 Steps to Building and Sustaining Effective Coalitions

Have you ever tried to convince your health director, mayor, school board, minister, or business owner to support your community coalition? It's not always easy, especially if he or she is not convinced that working in partnership is the best approach. This presentation will help you define coalitions, learn when and how to use them, and provide eight steps for building effective coalitions that promote health, a healthy environment, and prevent disease. By focusing on these steps, your coalition will be poised to reach its goals and sustain itself for the long haul. **NOTE - This course was originally delivered as a satellite broadcast.  Learn More


Changing World of Work: Are you Changing Too?

Business as usual is over, even in health care and public health. This course will challenge you to adopt a proactive stance to your work life. Faculty will provide insight on how to position yourself to not only survive but also thrive in this new world of work. **NOTE - This course was originally delivered as a satellite broadcast.  Learn More

Advanced Leadership and Practice - Part II 
Dramatic change will occur in public health and health care in the next decade. This course provides public health practitioners and other health care providers with the leadership skills necessary to work effectively in the change environment at a community, state or regional level. These leadership skills are essential for designing and advocating for programs and policies necessary to promote health.  Learn More  

Successful Strategies for Integration and Emergency Preparedness Programs in Planning and Practice

This broadcast convenes a panel of subject matter experts from both immunization and emergency preparedness programs to address national policy recommendations developed by the Association of Immunization Managers (AIM). Program faculty will uncover and highlight the best approaches to achieve AIM's recommended goals by pulling from experiences with the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. Faculty will discuss successes and challenges as well as identify how successful relationships can be forged and maintained between the programs to improve emergency response efforts.  **NOTE - This course was originally delivered as a satellite broadcast.  Learn More  

Motivational Interviewing and Health Behavior Change  

This course introduces health care workers to Motivational Interviewing, a strategy used to initiate conversations related to changing unhealthy behaviors. In this presentation, participants will learn the principles of motivational interviewing and view examples of the motivational interviewing process. Additionally, practitioners will learn strategies that can be immediately implemented to improve their communication with patients.  Learn More **This course is located on the ALPHTC LMS and requires a separate login username and password.

Improving the Provision of the Male Health Care in Public Health

 

This course examines the barriers to men's health and provides information on how practitioners and organizations can better serve male populations. The course also discusses socialization factors that may contribute to men's increased health risks.  Learn More  **This course is located on the ALPHTC LMS and requires a separate login username and password.  

   

Focused Strategic Thinking 

 

This course introduces the process of using Focused Strategic Thinking (FST) to develop an organization's strategic action plan during a one and a half day retreat. The course presents each component of the FST process, provides examples of activities, and discusses expected outcomes of each phase from preliminary analysis to implementation. Learn More **This course is located on the ALPHTC LMS and requires a separate login username and password.