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0.1 CEU

This online training module is eligible for 1 CPH recertification credit.

This module is a brief overview of the field of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS).

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0.1 CEU - CPHEO continuing education units
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0.1 CEU

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The purpose of this continuing education offering is to help the nursing professional working with rural families understand the importance of adult responsibilities in assigning agricultural tasks to children. The North American Guidelines for Children's Agricultural Tasks are geared toward helping parents choose jobs that are matched to the abilities of their children. The goal of the Guidelines is to reduce the level of risk for children, with the ultimate goal of preventing farm work-related injury and illness. This course will help health care providers give informed guidance to parents in making those decisions.
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What does this tool do?
The After-Action Report assists in identification of key resources that would have been useful during the event, partnerships that need to be created or maintained for the future, and trainings that should be continued or identified to prepare for the next emergency event. Distributed to emergency responders shortly after an event the tool can be completed in its entirety the emergency responder. The tool is designed to be used in a variety of different event types and jurisdictions.

Who could use this tool?
This tool assists health departments or other agencies that may have limited resources in reviewing their performance in a response and identifying opportunities for continuous quality improvement.

What Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Capabilities does it support?

Community Preparedness
Community Recovery
Information Sharing

What does this tool do?
The After-Action Report assists in identification of key resources that would have been useful during the event, partnerships that need to be created or maintained for the future, and trainings that should be continued or identified to prepare for the next emergency event. Distributed to emergency responders shortly after an event the tool can be completed in its entirety the emergency responder. The tool is designed to be used in a variety of different event types and jurisdictions.

Who could use this tool?
This tool assists health departments or other agencies that may have limited resources in reviewing their performance in a response and identifying opportunities for continuous quality improvement.

What Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Capabilities does it support?

Community Preparedness
Community Recovery
Information Sharing
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0.075 CEU (.75 contact hours)

This online training module is eligible for 1 CPH recertification credit.

Public health professionals can apply sample ethical frameworks in this 45-minute module. You will prepare for difficult ethical dilemmas and recognize both the efficacy and the challenges inherent in the process.

This course contributes to the following Public Health Preparedness Competencies and PHEP Capabilities:
Competencies
1.0 Model leadership:
1.1 Solve problems under emergency conditions
1.5 Demonstrate respect for all persons and cultures
Capabilities:
1. Community Preparedness
8. Medical Counter Measure Dispensing
9. Medical Material Management and Distribution

This product was developed by the University of Minnesota Center for Public Health Preparedness (UMNCPHP), supported in part through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Current support is provided by the University of Minnesota: Simulations, Exercises and Effective Education Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (U-SEEE PERL), which is funded in part through Grant/Cooperative Agreement Number 1U90TP000418 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Principal Investigator: Debra Olson.


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0.1 CEU

This online training module is eligible for 1 CPH recertification credit.

This module focuses on four types of hazards that workers in animal
research settings commonly encounter: noise, ergonomic, animal
allergens, and anesthetic gases. The module presents a brief overview of
each of these hazards and describes control strategies to maximize
worker safety. This knowledge will help animal research laboratory
managers identify and control for these hazards in order to ensure a
safe working environment for animal research workers.

The module consists of six sections:

1. Introduction
2. Ergonomic Hazards
3. Animal Allergen Hazards
4. Anesthetic Gas Hazards
5. Noise Hazards
6. Conclusion

You can complete the sections in any sequence and at your own pace.


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0.1 CEU

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The module will present ways to classify hazards, properties that make chemicals hazardous, occasions when public health workers may respond to hazardous chemical issues, examples of public health responses to hazardous chemical incidents. Important definitions, classifications, health effects, federal, state and local legal responsibilities and resources for continued study on this topic are also included.

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This event may be eligible for ABIH CM credit. See the ABIH web site CM credit criteria.
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This module focuses on the role of child care and school settings for preventing obesity among U.S. children and adolescents. It discusses nutrition programs administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture along with other foods and beverages not served by these programs but available in child care and school environments; challenges to the provision of opportunities for physical activity and physical education; regulations and recommendations that are currently in place for U.S. child care settings and schools; and opportunities for improving school food and physical activity environments.
The development of this module was supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (2012-70003-19985, PI: M. Laska). This module is also offered as part of the 2-credit course, From Kid to Community: Personal, Social and Environmental Influences on Youth Obesity, (PubH 3950/6900) offered through the University of Minnesota. (See here for more information.)
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0.046 CEU

This online training module is eligible for 1 CPH recertification credit.

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This training is designed to provide an overview of the general operations of Closed PODs. Staff at various types of organizations may find this training beneficial. Participants are eligible to receive a certificate upon successful completion of the training, which includes a pre-test, post-test, and evaluation.

Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this program, participants will be able to:
1. Describe the goals and purposes of a closed POD
2. Explain the key components of a closed POD plan
3. State the core functions of a closed POD
4. Describe the process of setting up and executing a closed POD

This course contributes to the following Public Health Preparedness Competencies and PHEP Capabilities:
Competencies:
3.0 Plan for and improve practice
3.3. Participate in improving the organization's capacities (including, but not limited to programs, plans, policies, laws, and workforce training).
Capabilities:
8. Medical Countermeasure Dispensing

The University of Minnesota Simulations, Exercises, and Effective Education Preparedness and Response Learning Center (U-SEEE PERL) is funded in part through Grant/Cooperative Agreement Number 1U90TP000418 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, Debra Olson, PI). Contents of this website, including training resources and other materials, are solely the responsibility of the creaters and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC.
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0.05 CEU

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This online training module is eligible for 1 CPH recertification credit.

This online module provides an overview of contact investigation as an essential strategy for preventing and controlling serious communicable diseases.

Learning Objectives - Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be able to:
- Define contact investigation (CI)
- Describe key elements of CI (disease, contacts, actions)
- Explain the steps of the CI process
- Describe the steps and essential components of interviewing
- Explain methods to locate and notify contacts
- State guidelines for field safety during CI

This course contributes to the following Public Health Preparedness Competencies and PHEP Capabilities:
Competencies:
2.0 Communicate and manage information
2.4 Collect data according to protocol
Capabilities:
13. Public Health Surveillance and Epidemiological Investigation
This product was developed by the University of Minnesota Center for Public Health Preparedness (UMNCPHP), supported in part through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Current support is provided by the University of Minnesota: Simulations, Exercises and Effective Education Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (U-SEEE PERL), which is funded in part through Grant/Cooperative Agreement Number 1U90TP000418 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Principal Investigator: Debra Olson.
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0.1 CEU

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This module describes the hierarchy of occupational hazard controls, identifies controls and selection criteria for personal protective equipment. Additionally, the module discusses adult education and health promotion theory.


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This module may be eligible for ABIH CM credit. See the ABIH web site CM credit criteria.
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0.1 CEU

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This module discusses control strategies for physical hazards including those associated with noise, electrical and mechanical hazards and those associated with confined spaces and ergonomic stresses.


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This module may be eligible for ABIH CM credit. See the ABIH web site CM credit criteria.
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0.05 CEU

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The goal of this online module is to help you identify reactions to trauma and take appropriate and effective action to assist individuals in crisis.

Learning Objectives - Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be able to:
- Define crisis intervention.
- Identify signs and symptoms of distress.
- Describe two tools for effective crisis interventions.
- Outline strategies for preventing and managing survivor and responder stress.

This course contributes to the following Public Health Preparedness Competencies and PHEP Capabilities:
Competencies:
1.0 Model leadership
1.2 Manage behaviors associated with emotional responses in self and others
1.5 Demonstrate respect for all persons and cultures
Capabilities:
7. Mass Care

This product was developed by the University of Minnesota Center for Public Health Preparedness (UMNCPHP), supported in part through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Current support is provided by the University of Minnesota: Simulations, Exercises and Effective Education Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (U-SEEE PERL), which is funded in part through Grant/Cooperative Agreement Number 1U90TP000418 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Principal Investigator: Debra Olson.
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0.05 CEU

This online training module is eligible for 1 CPH recertification credit.

Inequalities in the generation, manipulation, and distribution of health information and the capacity to act on health information among social and cultural groups in the United States is discussed in an audio presentation by Dr. Kasiomayajula Viswanath. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Society, Human Development, and Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. His research focuses on how inequalities in communication are associated with health disparities.

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0.05 CEU

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Three local efforts to address the health literacy gap in Minnesota are discussed. These include: the ECHO Project (Emergency Preparedness with Cultural Communities), PhotoVoice, and the Urban Health Agenda Community Advisory Committee (UHACAC). These projects represent cutting-edge work related to health literacy targeting cultural groups.

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0.05 CEU

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This online module describes decontamination methods and equipment, and identifies basic principles, standards and regulations for decontamination operations.

Learning Objectives - Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be able to:
- Describe the purpose of decontamination
- Identify the standards regulating decontamination
- Describe the basic equipment used for decontamination
- Distinguish between emergency and technical decontamination
- Explain the process for decontamination in emergencies
- Prioritize patients for decontamination
This course contributes to the following Public Health Preparedness Competencies and PHEP Capabilities:
Competencies:
4.0 Protect Worker Health and Safety
4.2 Employ protective behaviors according to changing conditions, personal limitations, and threats.
Capabilities:
11. Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions
14. Responder Safety and Health

This product was developed by the University of Minnesota Center for Public Health Preparedness (UMNCPHP), supported in part through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Current support is provided by the University of Minnesota: Simulations, Exercises and Effective Education Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (U-SEEE PERL), which is funded in part through Grant/Cooperative Agreement Number 1U90TP000418 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Principal Investigator: Debra Olson.
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This online training module is not eligible for CPH recertification credit.

There is no certificate offered for this training.

During a political rally for Senator Lund, the unexpected happens - a Dirty Bomb! The community needs you to use your public health emergency skills to make decisions on behalf of the responders during the emergency response. This online simulation allows you to apply concepts learned in the PHET online modules and is designed to be utilized after you have completed following modules: Decontamination, Mass Fatalities, Disaster Mental Health, Personal Protective Equipment, and Special Populations.

This course contributes to the following Public Health Preparedness Competencies and PHEP Capabilities:
Competencies:
1.1 Solve problems under emergency conditions.
1.5 Demonstrate respect for all persons and cultures.
4.2 Employ protective behaviors according to changing conditions, personal limitations, and threats.
Capabilities
1. Community Preparedness
5. Fatality Management
11. Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions
14. Responder Safety and Health

This product was developed by the University of Minnesota Center for Public Health Preparedness (UMNCPHP), supported in part through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Current support is provided by the University of Minnesota: Simulations, Exercises and Effective Education Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (U-SEEE PERL), which is funded in part through Grant/Cooperative Agreement Number 1U90TP000418 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Principal Investigator: Debra Olson.
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What does this tool do?
Disaster 101 is a complete package which provides users the information to develop a workshop that 1) teaches disaster preparedness content and team response skills to participants and 2) allows participants to practice and receive feedback on emergency response skills through scenario-based disaster simulations and small-group and/or large- group debrief sessions.

This tool includes detailed information on:
" Designing and conducting realistic disaster scenarios
" Recruiting and training workshop staff (instructors, evaluators, facilitators and simulated victims)
" Recruiting and training workshop participants

Who should use this tool?
This workshop is appropriate for any population of users that would benefit from improving their skills related to disaster preparedness and response and/or team response and communication. Some potential users include: 1) Interprofessional education courses in University or College Health Science Programs , 2) State and Local Public Health Departments, particularly in under-resourced or rural areas, 3) Corporations and Small Businesses, 4) Professional or Voluntary Organizations for Health Science Professionals (e.g. Medical Reserve Corps).

What Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Capabilities does it support?
" Community Preparedness
" Emergency Operations Coordination
" Mass Care
" Responder Safety and Health
" Volunteer Management
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0.075 CEU

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This online training module is eligible for 1 CPH recertification credit.

In this simulation, the learner will assume the perspective of various public health professionals responding to a natural disaster. They will make decisions on behalf of a county public health director, a public health nurse, an environmental health specialist, and other public health professionals. By approaching the emerging public health issues from these perspectives, the players gain a deeper understanding of the issues at hand, the decisions that colleagues in other disciplines face, and how those decisions impact his or her area of expertise.

In this simulation, the learner will:
- Identify public health concerns resulting from the simulated natural disaster.
- Apply risk communication principles to public health concerns associated with the simulated natural disaster.
- Correlate characters' attributes to roles within the Public Health Incident Command System.
- Describe the primary roles in an Emergency Operations Center.
- Choose appropriate actions within the simulated scenario to minimize risk associated with food safety.
- Describe the roles of public health disciplines within the simulated disaster.
- Identify at least two individual knowledge gaps associated with the simulated scenario.
- Integrate learnings about the public health response and recovery of other public health disciplines into future disaster planning.
Your voluntary participation in this simulation will provide data for an evaluation of how individuals respond to a simulated emergency.

This course contributes to the following Public Health Preparedness Competencies and PHEP Capabilities:
Competencies:
1.0 Model Leadership
1.4 Maintain situational awareness.
2.0 Communicate and Manage Information
2.2 Use principles of crisis and risk communication.
2.3 Report information potentially relevant to the identification and control of an emergency through the chain of command.
3.0 Plan for and Improve Practice
3.3 Participate in improving the organizations capacities (including, but not limited to programs, plans, policies, laws, and workforce training).
Capabilties:
3. Emergency Operations Coordination


4. Emergency Public Information and Warning
This product was developed by the University of Minnesota Center for Public Health Preparedness (UMNCPHP), supported in part through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Current support is provided by the University of Minnesota: Simulations, Exercises and Effective Education Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (U-SEEE PERL), which is funded in part through Grant/Cooperative Agreement Number 1U90TP000418 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Principal Investigator: Debra Olson.


A Group Facilitator's Guide is also available that provides instructions for conducting group activities where group participants learn from each other in addition to learning from the online simulation.


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0.05 CEU


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This online training module is eligible for 1 CPH recertification credit.

This online module defines traditional and syndromic surveillance methods and explains how disease outbreaks are detected and investigated.

Learning Objectives - Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be able to:
- Define surveillance
- List surveillance activities
- Explain the advantages and disadvantages of different surveillance methods
- Define outbreak
- Describe how disease outbreaks are detected
- Identify the steps of an outbreak investigation

This course contributes to the following Public Health Preparedness Competencies and PHEP Capabilities:
Competencies:
2.0 Communicate and Manage Information
2.4 Collect data according to protocol.
Capabilities:
13. Public Health Surveillance and Epidemiological Investigation
This product was developed by the University of Minnesota Center for Public Health Preparedness (UMNCPHP), supported in part through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Current support is provided by the University of Minnesota: Simulations, Exercises and Effective Education Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (U-SEEE PERL), which is funded in part through Grant/Cooperative Agreement Number 1U90TP000418 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Principal Investigator: Debra Olson.



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0.4 CEU

This online training module is eligible for 4 CPH recertification credits.

Do we have skilled and richly diverse staff to serve our clients and our mission tomorrow? To plan our organizational future, we need tools, methods and a format for conversations that identify, foster and grow our talent. And, our plans need to ensure a talent base that reflects all aspects of diversity  people, cultures and ideas.
This workshop is designed to prepare the participants as leaders in their respective public health organizations to both prepare for and take part in structured leadership presentations and conversations about their succession plans. And, the format of the training and exercises shows the participants how to integrate workforce and leadership diversity into each step of their activities.
The workshop components include an overview of succession planning with mini-exercises to try out the concepts, explanation of a seven-step succession and diversity presentation method, a review of how staff development activities tie to succession planning work, introduction of templates for succession planning, and a deep dive into the methods for integrating diversity and cultural competence work into succession analysis.

Objectives:
1. Participants will be briefed on the purpose, terminology and basic methods of succession planning.
2. Participants will become acquainted with methods, approaches and templates for a succession planning and talent review process that integrates diversity into the conversation.
3. Participants will be exposed to practices that improve diversity sourcing, recruitment and retention.
4. Participants will dialogue with one another about how to best integrate their workforce diversity status and health equity assessment into their upcoming succession planning work.
5. Participants will understand the benefits of linking planning and diversity and have concrete ideas how to do so for their respective organizations.

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0.25 CEU

This online training module is eligible for 3 CPH recertification credits.

Module topic:
Understanding components of the atmosphere and the human influence on pollution and, in turn, the effects on human health, as well as strategies for air pollution monitoring and prevention.


This activity has been submitted to the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) for approval to award contact hours. AAOHN is an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Expiration: September 27, 2016

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0.25 CEU

This online training module is eligible for 3 CPH recertification credits.

Module topic:
Food supply and food safety issues and their potential for adverse effects on health.



This activity has been submitted to the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) for approval to award contact hours. AAOHN is an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

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0.25 CEU

This online training module is eligible for 3 CPH recertification credits.

Module topic:
Factors affecting the quality and quantity of housing and their potential influence on human health.



This activity has been submitted to the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) for approval to award contact hours. AAOHN is an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

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0.25 CEU

This online training module is eligible for 3 CPH recertification credits.

Module topic:
A framework for integrating environmental health concepts into professional practice.



This activity has been submitted to the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) for approval to award contact hours. AAOHN is an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

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0.25 CEU

This online training module is eligible for 3 CPH recertification credits.

Module topic:
Using land resources for disposal of waste and the resultant issues in human health and the environment.



This activity has been submitted to the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses (AAOHN) for approval to award contact hours. AAOHN is an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

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0.25 CEU

This online training module is eligible for 3 CPH recertification credits.

Module topic:
The potential influence of pests on human health and integrated pest management plans.



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0.25 CEU

This online training module is eligible for 3 CPH recertification credits.

Module topic:
The global supply of water and how human use and abuse can affect both the quality and quantity of that supply.



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Module topic:
Assessing the influence of work and working on human health.



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This SPH Roundtable will focus on the effects of recent changes in the economy on health and the strategies needed to improve the health of those most affected by the recession and job loss.

Objectives
1)Describe how the changes in the economy affect health

2)Describe how changes in the economy contribute to health disparities

3)Describe policy and other strategies needed to improve the health of those most affected by downturns in the economy

Keynotes

Kate Strully, PhD, MA, is an assistant professor at the University at Albany, State University of New York, where she studies the causes behind economic disparities in health, particularly how health influences and is influenced by social position. Her work seeks to understand how social programs and policies mediate relationships between socioeconomic status and health. Strully is a Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholar. She received her PhD in sociology from New York University.

Paul Mattessich, PhD, is executive director of Wilder Research, one of the largest U.S. organizations to study the effectiveness of human service, education, public health, and other programs intended to improve quality of life. Wilder Research is the home of Minnesota Compass, a social indicators project that identifies trends, tracks progress, and provides analysis with the goal of improving communities. Mattessich serves on a variety of government and nonprofit task forces. He received his PhD in sociology from the University of Minnesota.

Melanie Ferris, MPH, is a research scientist at Wilder Research, where she conducts program evaluation and research in public health and children's mental health. She has studied health inequities in the Twin Cities metro, conducted process evaluations for Statewide Health Improvement Program grantees, and helped assess food accessibility in Ramsey County. Her current work will assess youth mental health and well-being in Hennepin County. Ferris received her MPH from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.

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University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Health Disparities Work Group and Midwest Center for Life-Long-Learning in Public Health
University of Minnesota Medical School, Program in Health Disparities Research and Center for Health Equity

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Supported, in part, by the Midwest Center for Life-Long-Learning in Public Health (HRSA Grant# 1UB6HP22822-01-00). Rhonda Jones-Webb and Jamie Stang, Co-PI/Directors. Contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official views of the agencies.
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Past Health Disparities roundtables have focused on community and policy level strategies to reduce health disparities. We believe engaging communities in identifying solutions to their health needs is key to implementing effective research, policies, and practices that reduce health disparities. This year's theme therefore focuses on effective methods for engaging minority and other communities in health research, practice, and policy.


Objectives
1. To identify how to effectively engage communities in public health work, such as needs assessments, policy implementation, and advocacy
2. To identify ways researchers, health professionals, advocates, and citizens can work together to reduce health disparities


Byllye Avery, M.Ed.
Byllye Avery is a health care activist and organizer with a particular focus on African American women's health. She received her M.A. from the University of Florida and her L.H.D. from Bates College. She founded the National Black Women's Health Project in 1981 and the Avery Institute for Social Change

Amy Jo Schulz, Ph.D.
Dr. Schulz received her Ph.D. in Sociology and her M.P.H. in Health Behavior and Health Education from the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on social factors that contribute to health with a particular focus on health disparities and urban communities. She uses CBPR methods in her research, which includes evaluation studies (i.e. community needs assessments, outcome evaluations).

Latino Voices
Latino Voices is a joint program of "The Family Partnership" (south Minneapolis collaborator of "La Conexion de las Americas" which just dissolved, but was the originator of the project) and "Interfaith Coalition on Immigration". Latino Voices aims to build understanding of systematic forces that have caused the immigration crisis, through a combination of individual stories and fact-based information on U.S. policy and history. They are working to create an environment of tolerance and understanding in which a fair, humane immigration system can be implemented.



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- University of Minnesota Medical School Program in Health Disparities Research
- Minnesota Department of Health Office of Minority and Multicultural Health

Supported, in part, by the Midwest Center for Life-Long-Learning in Public Health (HRSA Grant# 1UB6HP22822-01-00). Rhonda Jones-Webb and Jamie Stang, Co-PI/Directors. Contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official views of the agencies.

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Environmental Justice is the pursuit of equal justice and equal protection under the law for all environmental statutes and regulations without discrimination based on race, ethnicity or socioeconomic status. The movement has caused community groups to form and find solutions to environmental problems that effect their communities. This module will provide an overview of the Environmental Justice movement and its relationship to public health and highlight what Minnesotans are doing create a healthy living environment for all.

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Epidemic! is an online game designed to excite users about public health. The game simulates actual tasks performed by a team of public health professionals during an epidemic. Each player chooses a role to play and then works with other players to stop the spread of the disease while facing real-world decisions and challenges.

This engaging and innovative learning experience seeks to raise users awareness about the field of public health and motivate them to learn more about public health careers. Epidemic! informs people about the essential work performed by public health professionals and educates users about various roles and tasks in a fun and memorable way.

Epidemic! offers a compelling and effective way to:
- Engage people in exploring the field of public health.
- Immerse players in a public health role during a realistic public health emergency.
- Illustrate tasks and functions performed by various public health professionals.
- Demonstrate the importance of collaboration among public health professionals.

Epidemic! requires Internet access and can be played on desktop and laptop computers, as well as tablet devices.
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This module addresses the evaluation of childhood obesity policy actions, highlighting school-level policies in particular. Learning objectives include: (a) identifying the status of the current childhood obesity epidemic and likely contributors, (b) describing a range of approaches to evaluate policy prevalence, using school policies and practices and examples, (c) identifying the importance of evaluating patterns in policy distribution and impacts, and (d) identifying a comprehensive policy evaluation webinar resource.
The development of this module was supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (2012-70003-19985, PI: M. Laska). This module is also offered as part of the 1-credit course, Using Policy to Address Child & Adolescent Obesity Prevention, (PubH 3955/6900) offered through the University of Minnesota. (See here for more information.)
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- Increase the overall knowledge of genomics and the applications of genomics in the public health field.
- Learn to identify and access genomic resources and tools, including academic partnerships for public health practice.
- Identify opportunities for integrating genomics into public health practice and research.
- Develop a greater understanding of ethical, legal, social, and policy issues surrounding genomics and public health.
- Discuss the cultural challenges and varying perceptions of the value of genomics in the public health field.

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This online simulation was developed for public health professionals who have taken various Incident Command Systems (ICS) training and have been left wondering, But what does this look like when the incident isnt an explosion? What does it look like in a Health Department? It draws on select concepts from FEMS s ICS- 200 and ICS-300 training courses.

After participation in this online simulation, the learner will be able to: Describe the function of positions within the Incident Command System; Describe the Incident Briefing, Tactics Meeting, Planning Meeting, and Operational Period Briefing; Explain how the following ICS Forms are used: ICS 201, ICS 202, ICS 204, ICS 214, ICS 215, and ICS 215A; Discuss the tradeoffs between resources, time, and impact on others when making decisions in a DOC; Demonstrate increased situational awareness when serving in a Command or General Staff position during an actual response; Describe the process for developing an Incident Action Plan (IAP).

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This course contributes to the following Public Health Preparedness Competencies and PHEP Capabilities:
Competencies:
1.4 Maintain situational awareness
2.1 Manage information related to an emergency
2.3 Report information potentially relevant to the identification and control of an emergency through the chain of command

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This module discusses the application of theory to change health behavior and implementation of health promotion in the workplace setting.

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This module offers an overview of the practice of OHS from inception to the present day.

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This module examines ten prevalent myths about contemporary immigrants in the United States and presents historical and statistical facts behind those myths. The module provides an overview of health care issues, health disparities faced by immigrants, and estimates the costs of providing health care services to this population.


The module also explores how immigrants are likely to fare under the Affordable Care Act of 2010, in terms of health care access, cost, and quality. The role of community health centers as providers of first and last resort is discussed in the context of health reform


1) Recognize myths about contemporary immigrants in the United States.
2) Counter myths with facts about contemporary immigrants in the U.S.
3) Identify sources of myths about contemporary immigrants in the U.S.
4) Estimate the costs of providing health care services to immigrants.
5) Explain health care issues and challenges faced by immigrants.
6) Describe the implications for immigrants of the Affordable Care Act of 2010

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What does this tool do?
The Public Health Performance Evaluation Primer is similar to a self-audit of public health program activities, and can be used to improve performance within health departments. The tool recommends methods to measure the efficiency of department processes. The tool assists in facilitating identification of deficiencies that need to be corrected and efficiencies that should be maintained. The performance information collected by this tool can support resource allocation decisions. The primer provides information on how to conduct a program evaluation, identify measurable aspects of the program, use a run chart to visualize the metrics under review and identify strategies for improvements.

Who could use this tool?
These forms assist health departments or other agencies that may have limited resources in reviewing their performance in a response and identifying opportunities for continuous quality improvement.

What Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Capabilities does it support?
Public Health Surveillance and Epidemiological Investigation


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Keynotes

Howard H. Goldman

Howard H. Goldman, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Goldman's expertise is in evaluating mental health services and financing programs and policies. He is the director of the Network on Mental Health Policy Research, funded by the MacArthur Foundation. The Network is the sponsor of several studies on mental health financing. He also served as Principal Investigator of the study team conducting the Evaluation of the Implementation and Impact of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Parity in the Federal Employees Health Benefits program, sponsored by the government.


Maria Veronica Svetaz

Veronica Svetaz, M.D., MPH, is a family practice and adolescent health physician at Hennepin Family Care East Lake. She was instrumental in creating the WSCHS Aqui Para Ti Youth Development Clinic for Latino adolescents and their parents. In 2001, she participated in drafting the Consensus Statement on Health Care Transitions for Young Adults with Special Health Care Needs, which has now been approved as policy by the boards of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine. She is board certified in family practice and adolescent medicine and an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine.


Susan Abderholden

Susan Abderholden, MPH is Executive Director for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Minnesota. Under her direction, NAMI has grown dramatically in its mission, scope of programs, budget and credibility in the community. Her advocacy has created, nurtured and influenced extensive public policy initiatives at local, state and federal levels, actions that she hopes will change the hearts and minds of people on the subject of mental illness. Most recently, Sue has been a mainstay at the Minnesota Capitol, meeting with legislators and committees to introduce 12 bills focused on improving children's mental health services.

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University of Minnesota School of Public Health Dean's Office, Health Disparities Work Group, Center for Leadership Education in Maternal and Child Public Health and Midwest Center for Lifelong-Learning in Public Health.

University of Minnesota Medical School Program in Health Disparities Research

Supported, in part, by the Midwest Center for Life-Long-Learning in Public Health (HRSA Grant# 1UB6HP22822-01-00). Rhonda Jones-Webb, Jamie Stang PI/ Co-Director. Contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official views of the agencies.
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This is a 4 part eLearning series collaboratively developed by the Minnesota Department of Health and the University of Minnesota: Simulations, Exercises & Effective Education Preparedness and Emergency Response Research Center (U-SEE PERRC). This training was funded by grant #3P01TP000301-0551 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This series consists of the following modules:

Module 1: Introduction to Team Dynamics (08:30 minutes)
Module 2: High Reliability Teams (10:54 minutes)
Module 3: Team Dynamics Tools and Techniques (28:39 minutes)
Module 4: Team Communication (08:38 minutes)


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Este módulo presenta los conceptos básicos de la salud pública, incluyendo:

-Los principios de la salud pública.
- Servicios esenciales de la salud pública
- La importancia de la colaboración entre el gobierno y entidades del sector privado
- Logros, desafíos actuales y futuros de la salud pública
- Competencia cultural


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This online training provides an overview of sampling mathematics (average, range, variance, standard deviation, etc.), histograms, normal population distribution, and the 68-95-99.7 rule.

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In this module learners will be oriented to some types of variables and their roles in basic biostatistics. Different types of quantitative and qualitative variables will be explored. Basic graphs and charts depicting these variables will also be discussed.

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This 45 minute module will orient learners to the basics of business continuity planning, including an introduction to the eight pieces necessary for formulating a plan.

Participants are eligible to receive up to 0.7 contact hours (0.075 CEUs) for successful completion of training including pre-test, post-test and evaluation.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be able to:

* Describe how business continuity planning can reduce vulnerability to disasters and emergencies
* Summarize the eight pieces necessary for formulating a plan
* Explain the relationship between risk and the process of prioritizing hazards
* Associate business continuity principles with real-world scenarios.

This course contributes to the following Public Health Preparedness Competencies and PHEP Capabilities:
Competencies:
1.0 Model Leadership
1.1 Solve problems under emergency conditions.
3.0 Plan for and Improve Practice
3.1 Contribute expertise to a community hazard vulnerability analysis (HVA).
3.2 Contribute expertise to the development of emergency plans.
3.3 Participate in improving the organizations capacities (including, but not limited to programs, plans, policies, laws, and workforce training).

Capabilities:
1. Community Preparedness
11. Non-pharmaceutical Interventions


This product was developed by the University of Minnesota Center for Public Health Preparedness (UMNCPHP), supported in part through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Current support is provided by the University of Minnesota: Simulations, Exercises and Effective Education Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (U-SEEE PERL), which is funded in part through Grant/Cooperative Agreement Number 1U90TP000418 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Principal Investigator: Debra Olson.
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This online training provides an overview of epidemiology, key terms, and examines the role of epidemiologists in public health practice. It includes some case studies and a discussion of how epidemiological studies are related to public health issues.

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The goal of this module is to prepare public health professionals to implement strategies based on ethical frameworks that balance multiple interests, principles, and goals as part of a coordinated response.
This course contributes to the following Public Health Preparedness Competencies and PHEP Capabilities:
Competencies:
1.0 Model Leadership
1.1 Solve problems under emergency conditions.
1.5 Demonstrate respect for all persons and cultures.
Capabilities:
1. Community Preparedness
This product was developed by the University of Minnesota Center for Public Health Preparedness (UMNCPHP), supported in part through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Current support is provided by the University of Minnesota: Simulations, Exercises and Effective Education Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (U-SEEE PERL), which is funded in part through Grant/Cooperative Agreement Number 1U90TP000418 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Principal Investigator: Debra Olson.


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This online training module portrays a wide range of competencies and roles of effective managers in organizations that promote public health. Several tools and concepts from management theory and practice are presented across a wide range of management roles. Public health managers describe their experiences acting within each role.


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Formerly known as "What is Public Health?"

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This online module presents basic public health concepts including:

- The principles of public health
- Essential Services of Public Health
- The importance of collaboration across governmental and private sector entities
- Achievements and future challenges of public health
- Cultural Competency

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This online module examines the concepts and history of isolation and quarantine, and explains when and how these restrictions are used in a public health context.

Learning Objectives - Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be able to:
- Define and distinguish between isolation and quarantine
- Explain the history of isolation and quarantine
- Describe the requirements of local, state, tribal and federal agencies
- Follow state-level procedures for isolation and quarantine

This course contributes to the following Public Health Preparedness Competencies and PHEP Capabilities:
Competencies:
1.0 Model Leadership
1.6 Act within the scope of one's legal authority.
Capabilities:
1. Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions

This product was developed by the University of Minnesota Center for Public Health Preparedness (UMNCPHP), supported in part through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Current support is provided by the University of Minnesota: Simulations, Exercises and Effective Education Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (U-SEEE PERL), which is funded in part through Grant/Cooperative Agreement Number 1U90TP000418 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Principal Investigator: Debra Olson.
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Major trends influencing the health of the workforce is reviewed and how these trends influence the practice of Occupational Health and Safety.

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0.1 CEU - CPHEO continuing education units
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How would you like to solve problems before they become risks? There's more to this discussion than money as you'll note when you tune in to an interview with three local experts who share their perspectives on how occupational health and safety professionals can make the business case for their programs. Learn how to define value, use data, and map strategies that demonstrate the connections between the bottom line and worker health and safety.
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This training is designed to provide an overview of the general operations of mass dispensing sites and serves as an orientation for individuals who may be asked to work in those sites during an emergency. It is intended to complement just in time training provided on site at the time of deployment. Volunteers including MRC and CERT members and others including public health staff may find this training beneficial. Your volunteer coordinator may request that you provide her/him with your completed volunteer assessment form and course certificate to be maintained as part of your training record. NOTE: This module originally launched in 2006.

Participants are eligible to receive a certificate upon completion of the training, including pre-test, post-test and evaluation.

Learning Objectives - Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be able to describe:

* The important role that volunteers will play in a large public health emergency.
* Key issues that volunteers should understand in advance of an emergency and where additional information on these issues can be found.
* Why mass dispensing is a national priority for planning, training, and exercises.
* How the federal Strategic National Stockpile, or SNS, fits into overall public health emergency response.
* Challenges to operating mass dispensing sites.
* Basic site design and patient flow in a mass dispensing site.
* The types of positions that must be staffed for effective operation.
* The command structure used to manage sites.

This course contributes to the following Public Health Preparedness Competencies and PHEP Capabilities:
Competencies:
3.0 Plan for and Improve Practice
3.3 Participate in improving the organization s capacities (including, but not limited to programs, plans, policies, laws, and workforce training).
Capabilities:
8. Medical Countermeasure Dispensing

This product was developed by the University of Minnesota Center for Public Health Preparedness (UMNCPHP), supported in part through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Current support is provided by the University of Minnesota: Simulations, Exercises and Effective Education Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (U-SEEE PERL), which is funded in part through Grant/Cooperative Agreement Number 1U90TP000418 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Principal Investigator: Debra Olson.
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This online module defines mass fatalities incidents, describes the operational sites and roles involved in responses to these types of disasters, and identifies key issues related to planning and implementing response efforts.

Learning Objectives - Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be able to:
- Define a mass fatalities incident
- Describe the five operational sites of a mass fatalities response
- Explain the role of the Medical Examiner in a mass fatalities incident
- Identify strategic planning issues in developing a mass fatalities incident response plan


This course contributes to the following Public Health Preparedness Competencies and PHEP Capabilities:
Competencies:
1.0 Model Leadership
1.1 Solve problems under emergency conditions.
1.2 Manage behaviors associated with emotional responses in self and others.

Capabilities:
5. Fatality Management

This product was developed by the University of Minnesota Center for Public Health Preparedness (UMNCPHP), supported in part through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Current support is provided by the University of Minnesota: Simulations, Exercises and Effective Education Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (U-SEEE PERL), which is funded in part through Grant/Cooperative Agreement Number 1U90TP000418 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Principal Investigator: Debra Olson.

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This module is designed to introduce participants to the Minnesota Responds Medical Reserve Corps, or MRC, and to illustrate how Minnesota MRC Units have been deployed, both in and out of state. It provides information regarding MRC member preparation prior to deployment as well as what a volunteer can expect at the time of deployment. It is intended to complement additional training volunteers will receive through face-to-face meetings with their local MRC Unit, online training modules recommended by MRC Coordinators, and just in time training provided on site when you participate in an actual MRC deployment or exercise.


Participants are eligible to receive up to 0.1 CEU or 1.0 (60 minute) contact hour for successful completion of training including pre-test, post-test and evaluation.


Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be able to:

-Summarize the history and mission of the Medical Reserve Corps.
-List the types of MRC volunteers needed.
-Discuss how the Minnesota Responds MRC Registry assists coordinators in the activation of MRC Units.
-Provide examples of natural and manmade disasters.
-Provide examples of emergency and non-emergency deployments of the Medical Reserve Corps.
-Describe pre-deployment activities of the MRC member, including registration, orientation and pre-deployment training.
-Recognize the core competencies that are used to guide member training
-Describe the MRC activation and deployment procedures.

This course contributes to the following Public Health Preparedness Competencies and PHEP Capabilities:
Competencies:
3.0 Plan for and Improve Practice
3.3 Participate in improving the organizations capacities (including, but not limited to programs, plans, policies, laws, and workforce training).

Capabilities:
15. Volunteer Management

This product was developed by the University of Minnesota Center for Public Health Preparedness (UMNCPHP), supported in part through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Current support is provided by the University of Minnesota: Simulations, Exercises and Effective Education Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (U-SEEE PERL), which is funded in part through Grant/Cooperative Agreement Number 1U90TP000418 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Principal Investigator: Debra Olson.

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What does this tool do?
This is a comprehensive train-the-trainer package to be used by those who educate and conduct exercises involving public health department staff with emergency response roles. The intent of this training package is to improve team communications, functionality, efficiency and effectiveness by teaching and giving participants opportunities to practice key communication strategies and tools. It provides participants with basic knowledge about high reliability teams and organizations, as well as step-by-step functional exercise guidelines.

This tool can be used as initial training for staff with new response roles, new to the department, or as a refresher training. The package includes instructor materials (training content and script, instructor manual), student materials, debrief facilitation guidance, exercise packet, and pre- and post-training assessments. The training takes approximately 60-90 minutes to deliver and can be delivered in a classroom setting or via distance learning methods.

Who should use this tool?
This tool assists public health departments or other agencies in training staff that have response roles in team function and communications.

What Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Capabilities does it support?
" Community Preparedness
" Community Recovery
" Information Sharing


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This training provides an initial orientation to the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS) for individuals who plan to volunteer during an emergency or disaster. The course is designed to help volunteers understand the standardized organizational structure and communication system they are likely to encounter while responding to a crisis. Additionally, this training can serve as a 'just in time' review of these basic principles.

Volunteer organizations may require their volunteers to participate in additional training on these topics. Volunteers will want to consult with their coordinator regarding specific training requirements.

Participants are eligible to receive up to 0.1 CEU or 1.0 (60 minute) contact hour for successful completion of training including pre-test, post-test and evaluation.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be able to:

* List the basic components of the National Incident Management System, or NIMS
* Describe the Incident Command System, or ICS, and the concept of chain of command during an emergency event
* Discuss the advantages of using a standard or common language when various organizations and groups respond to an emergency
* Explain how the Job Action Sheets assist the volunteer to identify job title, supervisor and job responsibilities before, during and at the end of a volunteer shift
* Describe the volunteer's role in communication with a supervisor, other responders, the media and the general public
* Discuss the importance of having a personal preparedness plan in place prior to deployment
* Identify potential roles for volunteers within the Incident Command System

This course contributes to the following Public Health Preparedness Competencies and PHEP Capabilities:
Competencies:
1.0 Model Leadership
1.3 Facilitate collaboration with internal and external emergency response partners.

Capabilities:
3. Emergency Operations Coordination

This product was developed by the University of Minnesota Center for Public Health Preparedness (UMNCPHP), supported in part through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Current support is provided by the University of Minnesota: Simulations, Exercises and Effective Education Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (U-SEEE PERL), which is funded in part through Grant/Cooperative Agreement Number 1U90TP000418 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Principal Investigator: Debra Olson.

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This seminar will begin by describing the demographics and causes of global migration, and the relationship of migration to work. The lack of immigrant health visibility and research will be addressed. The seminar will then focus on the causes and evidence for disparities in occupational health outcomes for immigrant workers, including increased workplace injury and illness compared to native workers. Most examples will be drawn from Latino immigration to the U.S. Cultural and personal impacts of these disparities will be described. The seminar will conclude with suggestions on how and why to reduce the disparities in occupational health outcomes.

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Marc Schenker, MD, MPH

Dr. Marc Schenker is Distinguished Professor of Public Health Sciences and Medicine, and Associate Vice Provost for Outreach and Engagement at the University of California, Davis. He is Director of the Davis Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, the Western Center for Agricultural Health and Safety and the Migration and Health Research Center. He received his B.A. degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and his M.D. degree from the University of California at San Francisco. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and his fellowship training in Pulmonary Disease in Boston (New England Medical Center and Harvard) and then went on to complete training in Epidemiology and Occupational Medicine at the Harvard School of Public Health, receiving the M.P.H. degree in 1980. After serving on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women's Hospital, he moved to Davis in 1983 to begin the occupational medicine program.

Xóchitl Castañeda
Xóchitl Castañeda has been the Director of Health Initiative of the Americas, at the School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, since 2001. A medical anthropologist by training, Xóchitl was educated in Guatemala and Mexico. She did a post-doctoral fellowship in reproductive health at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She also received post-doctoral training in social science and medicine at Harvard University and at Amsterdam University.
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A presentation by Keith J. Horvath, Assistant Professor, Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Online behavioral interventions are becoming a critical means of reaching mass audiences with information about health issues. These interventions are able to reach individuals where they are and affect behavioral change leading to better decisions regarding public health. In this online module, participants will learn about the steps to creating an online intervention with industry partners. Dr. Horvath also provides a case study giving participants an in-depth look at the process of creating and distributing these interventions.

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This module introduces quality improvement (QI) principles, tools and best practices as a way to help integrate QI in the daily work of public health professionals. It presents a client-centered model with four main components:
* writing an AIM statement

* establishing measures

* developing change strategies

* implementing the Plan-Do-Study-Act cycle.
Each step is explained in detail and illustrated with public health examples and insights. The module also introduces the technique of process mapping as a tool that helps teams reach agreement on specific activities that will result in quality improvement.


Learning objectives:
1. Explain the meaning and importance of QI collaboration in public health.
2. Describe the model for improvement in public health.
3. Write an AIM statement.
4. Establish both outcome and process measures for QI.
5. Develop change strategies to achieve improvement in public health.
6. Create a process map related to an actual public health issue.
7. Identify and describe appropriate use for QI tools.

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A Public Health Discovery Game

The need to recruit the next generation of public health professionals has never been greater. The University of Minnesota's Midwest Center for Life-Long-Learning in Public Health has developed an interactive web-based game that provides a fun and challenging way to introduce students to the field of public health. Players will learn how public health investigates disease outbreaks; discover the roles of public health professionals and how they promote health and prevent illness; and race to find the cause and stop the spread before more people become ill. The game is available in both English and Spanish.

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This training is designed to provide an overview and orientation to the general operations of a POD. It is intended to complement just-in-time training provided at the time of deployment. Public health staff and volunteers may find this training beneficial. Participants are eligible to receive a certificate upon completion of the training, which includes a pre-test, post-test, and evaluation.
Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be able to describe:
- The important role that staff and volunteers will play in a large public health emergency
- Key issues that staff and volunteers should understand in advance of an emergency, and where additional information can be found
- Why mass dispensing is a national priority for planning, training, and exercises
- How the federal Strategic National Stockpile, or SNS, fits into overall public health emergency response
- Challenges to operating mass dispensing sites
- Basic site design and patient flow in a mass dispensing site
- The types of positions that must be filled for effective POD oepration
- The command structure used to manage sites

This course contributes to the following Public Health Preparedness Competencies and PHEP Capabilities:
Competencies:
3.0 Plan for and Improve Practice
3.3 Participate in improving the organization's capacities (including, but not limited to programs, plans, policies, laws, and workforce training).
Capabilities:
8. Medical Countermeasure Dispensing

The University of Minnesota Simulations, Exercises, and Effective Education Preparedness and Response Learning Center (U-SEEE PERL) is funded in part through Grant/Cooperative Agreement Number 1U90TP000418 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, Debra Olson, PI). Contents of this website, including training resources and other materials, are solely the responsibility of the creators and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC.
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Practitioners in the field of public health find themselves in serious competition for funding. How do we make sure that the activities we advance to protect, maintain and promote the health of the public are a priority for funders. One of the ways we can improve our chances is to make a strong business case for our work. This brief overview will give you a simple outline to assist you in building a business plan for public health activities.

At the conclusion of this training, you will:

*Define public health finance.

*Identify three major domains of public health finance competencies (knowledge, skills, and abilities needed in practice).

*Describe the financial cycle within organizations.

*Explain the reasons for a business plan.

*List the major sections of a business plan template.
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All in the practice of public health knows the importance of financial resources to carry out our activities. This very basic introduction course will provide a definition of the growing field of public health finance, assist students to develop a working knowledge of the planning cycles in governmental public health organizations ,understand how to navigate and use budget planning documents, forecasts, governmental financial statements, and grants to support important public health activities and priorities.

At the conclusion of this training, you will:
*Define public health finance
*Describe the Minnesota budget and forecast process
*Explore public finance using examples from Minnesota health departments budget
*Develop an understanding of financial statements
*Understand the basics of grant proposals
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What does this tool do?

Virtual POD is an 3D virtual environment that helps users develop and share scenarios for mass dispensing and other public health events. It is free, and does not require an Internet connection to use.

The Virtual POD can be used to:

Plan  Create and fine-tune emergency response plans while saving time, money, and other resources.
Demonstrate - Virtual POD makes it easy to demonstrate scenarios to stakeholders and offers a unique venue for seeking their feedback.
Train - Not only can Virtual POD itself can be used as a training tool, it can also be used to create images or videos for use in other training materials.
In Virtual POD, the user has a graphical representation, or avatarmoves through the virtual world.

This world comes packaged as a small community with a local health department, school, warehouse, drive-thru bank, main street with stores, and a mass dispensing clinic that can be walked through or modified.

Roads may be used to plan ingress/egress to an area. Users can vend commonly used POD objects (tables, chairs, supplies, mannequins, signage, barriers, etc.) into the virtual environment, and arrange them to create POD sites.

Who should use this tool?

This tool can be used by any organization that will be planning or participating in a community mass dispensing operation such as public health departments or selected partners.

What Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Capabilities does it support?

Medical Countermeasure Dispensing
Medical Materiel Management and Distribution
Mass Care
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This module provides an introduction to American labor history and its connection to occupational and environmental health and safety.


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In this module you hear the voices of women in the trades as they discuss their journey in a male-dominated profession.


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This free online training features several interviews with field experts from public health, large international businesses, non-profit organizations, media relations, and small independently owned businesses. During these interviews, experts explain ways to prepare your workplace for a disaster and better ensure the safety and security of employees and their jobs. This one hour module is an engaging and poignant look at how disasters and emergencies affect not only business as usual, but also the lives and well-being of employees. CEU credit is available for this module through the UofM School of Public Health Centers for Public Health Outreach & Education.

This course contributes to the following Public Health Preparedness Competencies and PHEP Capabilities:
Competencies:
3.0 Plan for and Improve Practice
3.2 Contribute expertise to the development of emergency plans.
3.3 Participate in improving the organizations capacities (including, but not limited to programs, plans, policies, laws, and workforce training).

Capabilities:
1. Community Preparedness
11. Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions
This product was developed by the University of Minnesota Center for Public Health Preparedness (UMNCPHP), supported in part through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Current support is provided by the University of Minnesota: Simulations, Exercises and Effective Education Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (U-SEEE PERL), which is funded in part through Grant/Cooperative Agreement Number 1U90TP000418 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Principal Investigator: Debra Olson.

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This module discusses the basic tools needed for occupational program planning development and the components required to meet OSHA compliance for a basic safety program.

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This module discusses the merits and limitations of various sampling strategies and identifies steps in the comprehensive sampling cycle.


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This mobile app and website provides a quick and thorough review for those who have previously received training to provide PFA. The tutorial describes the four core actions of PFA providers, reviews ways to engage with disaster survivors, lists common reactions to traumatic events, and provides an opportunity to check understanding in practice scenarios. First responders, health care providers, mental health providers, MRC volunteers, students, and others will find this an easy to use resource while in the field following a traumatic event, natural disaster, public health emergency, act of terrorism, or personal crisis.

The PFA Tutorial is available as a native app for Android and iPhone and as a mobile website.



These resources were developed by University of Minnesota: Simulations, Exercises, and Effective Education Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (U-SEEE PERL), which is supported in part by the Grant Number 1U90TP000418 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC. U-SEEE PERL Principal Investigator: Debra K. Olson.
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This course was designed as an overview for MRC volunteers, hospital personnel, disaster responders, and first-responders, to the concepts and applications of psychological first aid as it applies to assisting survivors and fellow responders impacted by a disaster or emergency event, particularly in the field during a response. This training may also be useful to other individuals when dealing with a personal crisis situation in their family, community or work place.
After completing this course, the learner will be able to:
" Demonstrate knowledge of the principles and techniques of PFA as they apply to a disaster response
" Identify at least seven common physical, emotional, behavioral, cognitive, spiritual, and sensory reactions to a traumatic event in adults and children;
" Demonstrate knowledge of the concept footprint of disaster as a model for the impact of a disaster on people physically and emotionally over time
" When provided with scenarios and profiles select and provide appropriate PFA responses to individuals presenting with common reactions, positive coping strategies, maladaptive coping strategies and severe reactions to traumatic events
" Demonstrate knowledge of responder stressors and principles of self-care as they apply to a personal crisis or a disaster deployment before, during and after an event
" Apply knowledge and understanding of principles of self-care to the development of a printable personal resiliency plan.
It will take approximately 45 minutes to complete this online training. Upon successful completion of this course learners will have the opportunity to create their own personal resiliency plans. After passing a post-test, learners will be able to print a certificate of completion granting 0.75 continuing education contact hours (0.075 CEUs).

NOTE: there is a closed caption option available on this module as well as a downloadable transcript of the full module content.

This training contributes to the following Public Health Preparedness Competencies and PHEP
Competencies:
1.2 Manage behaviors associated with emotional responses in self and others.
1.5 Demonstrate respect for all persons and cultures.
4.1 Maintain personal/family emergency preparedness plans.

Capabilities:
1. Community Preparedness
2. Community Recovery
14. Responder Safety and Health
This course was created under a partnership of the University of Minnesota Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center and the Minnesota Department of Health Office of Emergency Preparedness.
The University of Minnesota Simulations, Exercises, and Effective Education Preparedness and Response Learning Center (U-SEEE PERL) is funded in part through Grant/Cooperative Agreement Number 5U90TP000418-04 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, Debra Olson, PI). Contents of this website, including training resources and other materials, are solely the responsibility of the creators and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC.
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In this online module, learners will examine how policy becomes law and the "nuts and bolts" of advocacy that influence legislators.

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Students will learn how to use data for program planning and decision making and how to present data for various audiences. They will practice responding to communication opportunities through hypothetical scenario exercises.

After completing the course students will be able to:
-Assess the meaning and validity of supporting data/research
-Identify effective and ineffective graphic data charts/tables
-Use data as the basis for conveying messages to others
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This module addresses public health approaches for reducing childhood and adolescent obesity. It discusses the decreases in obesity rates that have been recently reported in specific geographic regions of the U.S., along with efforts made by these communities and their local governments to address obesity that may be responsible for the observed declines.
The development of this module was supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (2012-70003-19985, PI: M. Laska). This module is also offered as part of the 2-credit course, From Kid to Community: Personal, Social and Environmental Influences on Youth Obesity, (PubH 3950/6900) offered through the University of Minnesota. (See here for more information.)
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The module will present ways to classify hazards, properties that make radiological materials hazardous, occasions when public health workers may respond to hazardous radiological issues, and examples of public health responses to hazardous radiological incidents. Important definitions, classifications, health effects, federal, state and local legal responsibilities and resources for continued study on this topic are also included.


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0.1 CEU

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This module provides an overview of workplace hazards including recognition of stresses in the occupational environment, routes of entry into the workplace, the relationship of dose response and identification of Occupational Exposure limits.

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0.1 CEU

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This module examines the role of health assessment in employee selection and the practical benefits assessments play in employee selection.


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This module will discuss the workplace physical hazards, as well as psycho-social stresses and their effects on health.


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As of June 30, 2016 this mobile app will only be available on the TOOLS, GAMES AND GUIDES page of this website.

http://www.sph.umn.edu/ce/perl/mobile/

This mobile app aids those deployed to emergency response events in maintaining their own physical, emotional, and social wellbeing. It provides checklists for before, during, and after deployment that help responders pack for deployment, take care of daily needs, maintain important relationships, reflect on experiences, and more. Customizable reminders ensure that critical tasks are not forgotten and tips explain why certain aspects of self care are vital.

A variety of responders will find this app useful to help manage their self care while working in demanding situations, when caring for oneself is essential in order to help and care for others.
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This presentation discusses exposure, transmission, and treatment during a measles outbreak in Minnesota, and shows the response of county and state public health professionals. It provides an example of a sub-population that was resistant to having their children vaccinated.

This course contributes to the following Public Health Preparedness Competencies and PHEP Capabilities:
Competencies:
1.3 Facilitate collaboration with internal and external emergency response partners
2.4 Collect data according to protocol
3.2 Contribute expertise to the development of emergency plans
3.3 Participate in improving the organizations capacities

Capabilities:
2. Community Recovery
6. Information Sharing
7. Mass Care
8. Medical Countermeasure Dispensing




Funding for this presentation was made possible, in part, by Grant/Cooperative Agreement Number 1U90TP000418 from the CDC to the University of Minnesota Simulations, Exercises, and Effective Education Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (U-SEEE PERL), Debra Olson, PI. The views expressed in written materials/publications or by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the CDC or the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.


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This online module describes the specific needs and barriers faced by special populations and explains how to accommodate their needs in emergency situations.

Learning Objectives - Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be able to:
- Define special populations
- Identify barriers faced by these populations
- Collaborate with local resources to meet the needs of special populations
- Adjust emergency operating procedures to accommodate special populations

This course contributes to the following Public Health Preparedness Competencies and PHEP Capabilities:
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1.0 Model Leadership
1.5 Demonstrate respect for all persons and cultures.

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1. Community Preparedness
This product was developed by the University of Minnesota Center for Public Health Preparedness (UMNCPHP), supported in part through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Current support is provided by the University of Minnesota: Simulations, Exercises and Effective Education Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (U-SEEE PERL), which is funded in part through Grant/Cooperative Agreement Number 1U90TP000418 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Principal Investigator: Debra Olson.
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A basic understanding of public health law is essential to the practice of public health across our nation. States and local units of government have unique authority to maintain and protect the health of the people who live within their jurisdictions. However to exercise these powers, we must understand them and use them within the boundaries of the constitution and legal authority. This course will provide some very basic tools to develop a greater appreciation and understanding of the authority we have to protect the public health while maintaining the appropriate respect for individual rights that must be balanced in any of our actions.

At the conclusion of this training, you will:
- Have a basic understanding of the constitutional and regulatory powers in public health and how these powers are applied in public health situations and activities.
- Be able to critically analyze various public health situations and activities by balancing the rights of individuals with the legal powers and duties to assure optimum population health.
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This module discusses occupational health and safety team member roles and the credentials needed to practice in the specialties.


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This module provides an overview of exposure limits and their application in the occupational setting.

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0.175 CEU

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Expand your awareness of time management practices and gain insights about the challenges you face in managing your time effectively. Identify tools to enhance your time management and minimize your time-related stress. Build a time management strategy and create an action plan to apply what you learn. Presented by Jolene Shouman, Consultant and Founder of Innovative Performance Strategies, LLC.

The primary audience for this module consists of public health professionals who are currently engaged in public health practice through work with communities and/or state or local government agencies.

After completing this module, public health professionals will be able to:
- Identify their current time management strengths and opportunities for development.
- Recognize tasks over which they do and don't have control.
- Set priorities for managing their schedules and time.
- Apply time management principles, tips and tools in their daily roles.
- Commit to actions that will improve time management practices and minimize time-related stressors.

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- Midwest Center for Life-Long-Learning in Public Health
- The Midwest Center for Life-Long-Learning in Public Health (MCLPH) is funded in part by grant #D20HP00021-09-01 from the Health Resources and Services Administration, DHHS, Public Health Training Center Program
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0.225 CEU

This online training module is eligible for 3 CPH recertification credits.

This interactive session will introduce a practical overview of the community assessment and planning process for local health departments. Participants will access sources of data for their region/county electronically and via paper. Participants will organize their data and begin the process of applying meaning to their assessment data. The session will end with a discussion of priority setting for public health issues identified in the work session.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
-Describe the phases of the community assessment and planning process
-Identify and access key sources of state and county-level population data
-Describe the types, strengths, and limitations of quantitative and qualitative data
-Describe a framework for organizing public health data
-Identify a model for prioritizing community public health issues.

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This module will discuss the roles of worker behavior and unsafe conditions that lead to workplace injury.


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This module addresses weight bias, or negative attitudes toward overweight and/or obese people, and the important implications for weight bias and stigma in childhood obesity prevention efforts. At the completion of this module, participants will be able to:

- Differentiate among weight bias, stigma, and discrimination.
- Identify reasons why weight bias is a concern.
- Describe the prevalence of weight discrimination among youth and adults.
- Distinguish between portrayal of overweight/obese vs. normal-weight individuals in the media.
- Identify examples of weight bias in healthcare.
- Describe impact of providers weight bias on client/patient care.
- Summarize potential strategies to reduce weight bias in health promotion efforts.

The development of this module was supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (2012-70003-19985, PI: M. Laska).
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This online module describes the types and transmission of zoonotic diseases, identifies zoonoses of public health significance, and outlines general principles and procedures for surveillance and emergency preparedness.

Learning Objectives - Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be able to:
- Define zoonoses
- Identify agents and transmission modes of zoonoses
- Explain the risks of human contact with animals in public exhibition settings
- Describe emerging zoonoses
- State basic principles and practices of emergency preparedness for zoonotic outbreaks related to natural disasters, bioterrorism, and food safety.

This course contributes to the following Public Health Preparedness Competencies and PHEP Capabilities:
Competencies:
3.0 Plan for and Improve Practice
3.3 Participate in improving the organization s capacities (including, but not limited to programs, plans, policies, laws, and workforce training).

Capabilities:
13. Public Health Surveillance and Epidemiological Investigation

This product was developed by the University of Minnesota Center for Public Health Preparedness (UMNCPHP), supported in part through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Current support is provided by the University of Minnesota: Simulations, Exercises and Effective Education Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (U-SEEE PERL), which is funded in part through Grant/Cooperative Agreement Number 1U90TP000418 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Principal Investigator: Debra Olson.
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