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Online Training

Online Courses from the CDC Arthritis Program

The CDC Arthritis Program has two arthritis public health courses available online through CDC TRAIN:
  1. The Arthritis Challenge: This online course teaches arthritis-related basics, such as arthritis epidemiology, prevention, and treatment. This course is especially helpful for people in the public health community who want to learn more about arthritis.
  2. Arthritis: The Public Health Approach: This online course teaches about public health approaches, using arthritis as an example.  It is especially helpful for people working in the arthritis arena who want to learn more about public health.

Take the Courses on CDC TRAIN

CDC TRAIN is a free learning resource for public health professionals from the Public Health Foundation. Create an account and you will have access to thousands of courses. After you log in to the site, enter the name of the course in the search tab and follow the prompts to enroll, take assessments, and access the course, and finally get a certificate of completion.

 


Webcasts

In collaboration with the Directors of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE), the CDC Arthritis Program offers satellite broadcasts to enhance the skills of state arthritis coordinators, Arthritis Foundation staff, community partners, and other professionals by providing information on arthritis and public health practice.

Talk About It! Marketing Community-based Interventions Through Provider and Community-Ambassador Outreach
Talk About It! Marketing Community-based Interventions Through Provider and Community-Ambassador Outreach introduces staff working in public health, chronic disease or aging programs, and other stakeholders to  two marketing approaches developed to raise awareness and participation in physical activity and self-management education programs, such as Walk With Ease and the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program.  The broadcast walks viewers through the research behind the 1.2.3 Approach to Provider Outreach and the Spread the Word marketing strategy using community Ambassadors, guidance and resources available for each approach, and experiences and lessons learned from on the ground implementation.  
For viewing ease, the 1.2.3 Approach to Provider Outreach and the Spread the Word marketing strategy using community Ambassadors can be accessed and viewed separately.   

View one or both segments of the broadcast on demand. You will be able to view the broadcast, and access presentation slides, and other resources such as informational one-pagers, and a discussion guide.  View the broadcast conference.

 

The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program: Adoption Experiences From the Field
This broadcast was specifically designed to inform program decision makers about the supporting science, benefits and implementation essentials of the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. CDSMP is a cost effective self-management education program that allows organizations to provide self-management support across multiple diseases and conditions. The broadcast presents the important issues for those considering adopting the program. This broadcast contains a presentation and interview with Kate Lorig, Dr.P.H., R.N., developer of the CDSMP, and a panel discussion among public health professionals who implement the program in a variety of settings. View the broadcast conference.
 
Enhancing Fitness with EnhanceFitness: An Evidence-Based Intervention for Older Adults and People With Chronic Disease
This conference provides information about EnhanceFitness an evidence-based, community-delivered exercise program for older adults. The broadcast was designed to offer potential disseminators critical background on the intervention and its implementation. This broadcast features a presentation by Susan Snyder, Director of Project Enhance and a panel discussion with an EnhanceFitness Instructor and Site Coordinator addressing program implementation.  View the satellite conference.
 
Implementing Self-Management Education: Successes & Challenges in Arthritis Satellite Conference
This satellite conference provides information regarding the successful implementation of the Arthritis Self-Management Program (ASMP), also known as the Arthritis Self-Help Course (ASHC), including a discussion of the scientific basis, marketing strategies, and evaluation. This broadcast contains an interview with Kate Lorig, Dr.P.H., R.N., developer of the Arthritis Self Management Program, and a panel discussion among public health professionals who implement ASHC.   View the satellite conference.
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