Education & Training
The large and growing field of arthritis public health needs to develop a critical mass of public health researchers and interventionists. CDC’s Arthritis Program has funded fellowships in the past with organizations such as the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR), the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH), and the ORISE Research Participation Programs, and currently works with the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) to offer public health training opportunities that focus on defining the impact and reducing the burden of arthritis. If you have an interest in getting in on the ground floor of this new area of public health research, please contact us to discuss options.
- CDC’s EIS fellowship is a two year program in applied epidemiology (our medical detectives). The Arthritis Program offers a position every year, providing accepted EIS applicants and opportunity to match with our program. Refer to the EIS Web site for availability and instructions. Applications are typically due in mid-September for a July start.
- CDC’s Public Health Training Opportunities Web site offers you the ability to search for fellowships by topic area.
CDC Training Resources
- CDC Learning Connection
- Office of Minority Health & Health Disparities Training Opportunities
- Training and Continuing Education Online
The CDC collaborated with the Directors of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE) and the Arthritis Foundation (AF) to develop two online educational programs designed to increase knowledge about arthritis and its associated public health challenges. The Arthritis Challenge and Arthritis: The Public Health Approach are public health based courses available online through the CDC TRAIN. Read more...
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.
- The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program: Adoption Experiences From the Field,January 9, 2007
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.
- Enhancing Fitness with EnhanceFitness: An Evidence-Based Intervention for Older Adults and People With Chronic Disease, January 26th, 2006.
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.
- Building Cross-Cultural Partnerships in Public Health Satellite Conference, June 22, 2005.
This conference provides information about becoming competent and confident in building partnerships across cultures. This broadcast features William Guillory, PhD, an expert in cultural competency and diversity. Dr. Guillory defines cultural competency and identifies specific dimensions of cultural competency that are likely to affect cross-cultural partnerships. Handout materials include a personal assessment of cultural competency and tips for working with specific minority groups.
Implementing Self-Management Education: Successes & Challenges in Arthritis Satellite Conference, Tuesday, April 20, 2004.
This satellite conference provides information regarding the successful implementation of 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 Help Course, and a panel discussion among public health professionals who implement ASHC.