North Carolina Public Health Trainings

Red Cross Shelter Fundamentals and Simulation

9/8/2107

This training, presented by the American Red Cross, prepares participants to assist in resourcing, opening, operating, and closing a disaster response shelter and to practice the roles and skills required to assist evacuated community members. 

Breastfeeding-Friendly Health Departments 

7/14/2017

This training discusses the importance and value of breastfeeding, reviews what makes a breastfeeding-friendly clinic, and explores common misconceptions about infant feeding. 

A Groundwater Approach to Addressing Racial Inequities

5/9/2107

This training, presented by the Racial Equity Institute, uses both data and stories from a variety of sources to provide a new framework for thinking about the root causes of inequity.

Solution Focused Practice

3/30/2017

This presentation provided information on Solution Focused Practice for the Human Services and Solution Focused Practice with Veterans and Families.  

Coming Together: Building Inter-professional Research and Practice Teams

3/27/2017

This presentation, by Dr. Diane Pastor, will focus on the science and experience of building inter professional health care teams to investigate questions which benefit community caregivers caring for frail older adults with chronic illness and dementia. Using inter professional models of care, Dr. Pastor will illustrate her professional experiences bringing caregivers together to meet the needs of caregiving families.

Mosquito-Borne Diseases 

1/25/2017

This training, presented by infectious disease doctor Richard Trotta and Angela Medina, focuses on diseases transmitted by mosquitos commonly found in southeastern United States, including West Nile Fever, Dengue, Chikungunya, and Zika virus. It provides education and increasing knowledge around clinical presentation of diseases, risk reduction to prevent diseases, and resources/tips for local and state health departments to prepare for mosquito-borne diseases, concentrating on Zika.

Community in Crisis: Responding to the Opioid Epidemic in Southeastern North Carolina

11/3-4/2016

This training addresses the Opioid Epidemic in Southeastern North Carolina. It consists of 13 outstanding keynote speakers from across the country, the state and our community. These speakers provided the audience with data on the opioid epidemic, response models from the U.S. Attorney’s Office; Project Lazarus, a Quick Response Team from Colerain Township, Ohio, the health care system, the faith based community, the L.E.A.D Program from Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Trillium recovery oriented system of care. Each speaker influenced our community to follow different models and action plans that have been successful within their communities.

T.R Reid

10/25/2016

Free-market, industrialized democracies provide healthcare for everybody and yet they spend far less than the USA. How do they do that? 

T. R. Reid circled the globe (twice) to find the answer. His reporting led to the national bestseller The Healing of America and two documentaries for PBS Frontline. Reid finds that it’s not all “socialized medicine” out there; many countries cover everybody with private doctors, hospitals and insurance companies. The U.S. has struggled to provide health care broadly and affordably, but there are notable developments at the state level that may point the way to the future. Reid has been deeply involved in his home state's effort to create ColoradoCare, which would provide coverage to every Colorado citizen. In this training he will discuss what he has learned.

Zika Trainings

CDC/AMA Webinar: Preparing for Zika Transmission in the US

8/10/16

This CDC/AMA webinar presents an update on the epidemiologic and clinical aspects of the Zika outbreak, as well as the implication for pregnant women, including CDC's updated interim clinical guidance.  

CDC Public Health Grand Rounds: Preventing Aedes Mosquito-Borne Diseases

7/19/16

This CDC Grand Rounds session highlights the importance of preventing Aedes mosquito-borne diseases.  These mosquitos are the primary vector for Zika virus.  

The Most Important Year in North Carolina’s Healthcare History

6/23/16

Transformation of our healthcare delivery system is evolving from fee for service to value-based care. This lecture provides a broad overview of the current status and future path of healthcare in North Carolina and review how public health initiatives are currently serving as a safety net for primary care efforts in our region.

Health Coach Training

6/1/16-6/3/16

Health coaching is an emerging profession and a mainstream approach to adapt to the changes initiated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The role of a health coach is imperative in this shift to a collaborative and patient-centered health care approach.  It involves helping patients gain the knowledge, skills, tools, and self-efficacy to discover their own solutions and achieve their self-identified goals to healthier outcomes.  The training focuses on the spirit, foundational skills, and tools needed for coaching, as well as a framework for the coaching relationship.  The training also facilitates a mindset shift from a directive communication style to a guiding style with an emphasis on the patient's own needs and desires.  This interactive training includes lots of hands-on practice and is specifically designed to prepare participants to earn a certificate as a Health Coach.  

Food Systems and Public Health

5/26/16

This session focused on the various tools and methods that have been utilized to assess food systems in southeastern North Carolina.  The presentation educate participants about the pitfalls, issues, and realities of our food system and its impacts on health outcomes.  Attendees should develop a clear understanding of the steps required, and the tools, time, and resources necessary to develop a baseline food systems assessment.  

Environmental Asthma Triggers

3/25/16

Provides information on indoor and outdoor exposures that exacerbate asthma and allergies and strategies for health professionals to communicate with their patients about eliminating or reducing those exposures.  Educational tools and materials can be used with populations of varying literacy levels to help them understand current environmental health research about asthma and allergies and its implications for their daily lives. 

Grant Writing Fundamentals

12/10/15

Securing grant funding is a vital component to organizational sustainability. This seminar is designed to cover the basics of grant writing and the fundamental skills needed to write effective proposals. Participants will learn about grant readiness techniques to implement before a RFP is announced to increase opportunities for funding.

Approach to Preventing Diabetes

9/25/15

This webinar provides insight on the CDC-Recognized Lifestyle Change Program by providing information about the program, including structure, implementation and collaboration opportunities through aligning state, regional and local diabetes prevention goals and resources. This program is evidence-based, with proven effectiveness and sustainability in settings such as public health, healthcare, worksite wellness, faith and community-based organizations. Additionally, opportunities for establishing and/or supporting new programs are presented.