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Environmental Public Health Tracking Training

Interested in learning more about environmental public health and tracking? There are a variety of training opportunities available online for different levels of education and experience. Some offer continuing education.

Professionals

National Environmental Health Association: Tracking-related Online Training

http://www.neha.org/tracking.html
  • Environmental Public Health Tracking 101 (Tracking 101)

    Tracking 101 gives an overview of the major components of Environmental Public Health Tracking. Topics include the National Tracking Network and Program, surveillance and epidemiology, types of tracking data, GIS, policies, and communication. Users can earn free continuing education from CDC and NEHA.

  • Tracking in Action: Workforce Implementation

    Tracking in Action provides real-life examples of grantee Tracking Programs and Networks and how they have partnered with local programs and organizations to identify and combat environmental health concerns.

Center for Applied Environmental Public Health Training

http://www.sph.tulane.edu/publichealth/caeph/epht-training.cfm

Tulane University's Center for Applied Environmental Public Health, in partnership with the Louisiana Office of Public Health - Center for Environmental Health, has developed a series of training modules for entry-level environmental health practitioners.

Public Health Training Centers Network

http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/grants/publichealth/trainingcenters/about/index.html

The Health Resources and Services Administration-funded Public Health Training Centers are partnerships between accredited schools of public health, related academic institutions, and public health agencies and organizations. The PHTC Network has hundreds of trainings, which cover topics such as leadership and management, epidemiology, and basic public health skills. There are also resources and publications with tools and information relevant to public health practitioners. View Environmental Public Health courses.

Extreme Heat Training Module, Minnesota Department of Health

http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/climatechange/extremeheat.html#training

This module provides an overview of extreme heat events, public health implications, and strategies for individuals and local public health professionals. This module can be used as an educational piece for interested persons or as a "train the trainer" module for local public health departments. The training has been fully scripted for that purpose.

College

Keeping Track, Promoting Health Classroom Modules, CDC

This set of modules is designed for college-level instruction on environmental public health using the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network. It was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Environmental Public Health Tracking Branch through consultation with environmental health instructors.

EPHTIntro

Key Learning Objectives

  1. Increase knowledge of fundamental aspects of environmental public health
  2. Increase knowledge of the National Environmental Health Tracking Network
  3. Develop skill at using the Tracking Network to solve public health problems

Materials

  • Adaptation Guide: Suggestions for tailoring the curriculum pieces to fit class needs.
  • Part 1: Introduction to Environmental Public Health
    • Presentation with speaker notes
    • Homework 1 "What's Your Issue?"
    • Homework 2 "What Does Science Tell Us?"
  • Part 2: Introduction to Environmental Public Health Tracking
    • Presentation with speaker notes
    • Homework 3 "Real World Application"
    • Homework 4 "Tracking Network Queries"
  • Sample Exam Questions with Answer Key
  • Activities Key: List of all in-class activities, discussion, and homework ideas

If you would like copies of the curriculum materials, email your request to trackingsupport@cdc.gov.

MPH Programs List.com

http://mphprogramslist.com/awesome-free-online-public-health-courses/

Access 150+ online public health courses and certificates. Most courses are free. Some courses offer continuing education credit.

High School

Hydroville Curriculum Project, Oregon State University Environmental Sciences Center

http://www.hydroville.org/

Hydroville is a problem-based curriculum for high school students that uses environmental health topics to enhance connections between science, language arts, math, social studies, health, and technology. There are three modules available, each focusing on a real-world environmental health issue — pesticide spill, water quality, and indoor air quality.

Tox Town, National Library of Medicine

http://toxtown.nlm.nih.gov/text_version/teachers.php

Tox Town helps students and teachers learn about environmental health concerns and toxic chemicals in everyday life, in everyday places. Special teacher pages provide activities and resources you can use with your class to stimulate learning about environmental health issues.

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New Features Demonstration Video

The Tracking Network is always working to improve the environmental and public health information we bring to you. Since launching in 2009, we've expanded the available environmental and health information and improved the performance and display of the data query system. The newest additions make data searching more intuitive and engaging. Check out this demo to see how you can use these new features: rebuild thumbnails and timeline view.

 

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