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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

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

June 29, 2012

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

  • CDC Learning Connection Quick Learns provides lessons you can complete in 20 minutes or less.
  • CDC TRAIN provides access to the largest collection of learning available for the public health community.
  • Learning for STLT professionals was featured in the CDC Learning Connection Spotlight.

Did You Know?  information and web links are current as of their publication date. They may become outdated over time.