Training & Education
Did You Know? is a weekly feature from the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!
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January 6, 2017
- Vector-borne diseases are a major public health concern because they can be difficult to prevent and control.
- CDC and its partners have developed a new training about controlling vectors that can spread pathogens, like Zika.
- Environmental and public health professionals can take the free training to access resources for controlling mosquitoes, ticks, rodents, and other vectors.
November 4, 2016
- Eighteen percent of state public health employees surveyed planned to leave their job within one year; such turnover threatens states’ capacity [PDF-505KB] to protect public health.
- The largest ever survey of the public health workforce showed training in policy development could help with job satisfaction.
- Two new courses on policy analysis and evaluation, which can be applied to policy development, are free and available to the public through CDC TRAIN.
April 1, 2016
- The CDC Learning Connection provides public health and healthcare professionals with thousands of training opportunities developed by CDC, CDC partners, and other federal agencies.
- Many training opportunities offer free continuing education, including CME, CNE, and more.
- You can get the latest public health training information delivered to your inbox by signing up for the CDC Learning Connection newsletter.
August 16, 2013
- The CDC Learning Connection provides free access to learning products and training resources from across the public health community.
- Users can browse monthly spotlights on public health topics and mobile lessons on the go, and access CDC TRAIN, the most comprehensive catalog of public health learning products in the nation.
- Health professionals can sign-up for a free CDC TRAIN account and search through thousands of online courses, including continuing education courses.
November 2, 2012
- Communities of practice are groups of people who work together to fix common problems in areas they all care about.
- You can join public health professionals nationwide in launching collaborative communities on phConnect.
- CDC offers a resource kit to help you use communities of practice in your public health work.
October 19, 2012
- Primary care and public health share a common goal of improving population health, yet too often work independently, according to a recent Institute of Medicine report.
- CDC’s Primary Care and Public Health Initiative works with residency education programs to reach physicians early in their careers with critical public health messages.
- You can sign up to learn about the Primary Care and Public Health Initiative’s monthly teleconferences and customizable educational materials.
June 29, 2012
- CDC’s Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program is the first public health fellowship designated as a Registered Apprenticeship by the US Department of Labor.
- CDC’s collaboration with the Department of Labor establishes the Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program as the national standard for public health informatics training programs.
- The fellowship program’s annual application period opens on July 5 and ends November 3 at midnight (EST); learn more about the eligibility criteria.
March 2, 2012
- Chronic diseases account for 70% of all deaths in the United States.
- Thirty-seven CDC-funded Prevention Research Centers (PRCs) develop and test chronic disease prevention programs and interventions through partnerships with public health agencies.
- The PRCs provide health promotion and disease prevention trainings to nearly 2,900 public health employees a year; check out the online catalog of trainings.
January 27, 2012
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