sábado, 22 de septiembre de 2012

CDC Learning Connection: Emergency Preparedness Spotlight and New Learning Opportunities


September Spotlight: Emergency Preparedness  

CDC Learning Connection (CDC LC) highlights the September Spotlight, Emergency Preparedness.

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This Spotlight features learning products and resources designed to help educate the public health community on all-hazards approaches to emergency preparedness and response. Below are a few of the learning products provided this month:
  • Latinos During Emergencies: Cultural Considerations Impacting Disaster PreparednessHighlights the importance of engaging the Latino community in planning and response activities to help facilitate community resiliency
  • Mass Gatherings: Are You Prepared?  [CE]Provides opportunities to assess and plan for the prevention and mitigation of public health threats at mass gatherings
The Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Centers (PERLC) are also highlighted this month. These centers are available to meet preparedness and response training and education needs of the U.S. public health workforce.
Map of PERLCs

Visit CDC Learning Connection to access CDC TRAIN and view the complete list of public health training resources available

Monthly Webinars on Designing Better Learning

The Health Educators and Learning Professionals Community of Practice (HELP CoP) is hosting monthly webinars on instructional design to assist you in developing more effective learning. These webinars will take place on the last Thursday of each month, August through November, from 3-4 p.m. EST. The dates are August 30, September 27, October 25, November 29, and December 20. Join the HELP CoP on phConnect to see upcoming topics in this monthly learning series. Register for upcoming webinars and other learning opportunities on CDC TRAIN.

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New Learning on CDC TRAIN 

Please join us in wishing CDC TRAIN a Happy Birthday! August marked the 1-year anniversary of CDC TRAIN’s launch on CDC Learning Connection. 
During the first year, CDC released over 4,700 courses; over 30,000 of you have joined CDC TRAIN. Tell your colleagues about CDC TRAIN -- encourage them to join and take advantage of free learning products offered through CDC TRAIN. We look forward to another great year and will continue to make improvements and add new courses to assist you with your learning needs.

Some of the recently added courses which are now available include
  • Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome [CE] 
  • Emerging Issues in Sexually Transmitted Diseases: 2010 STD Treatment Guidelines  [CE]
  • Public Health Grand Rounds: The Growing Threat of Multi-Drug Resistant Gonorrhea [CE]Public Health Grand Rounds are posted to CDC TRAIN each month!
          [CE] — offers continuing education 

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Earn Free Continuing Education for MMWR Articles!

Did you know that many articles in the MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report) offer free CE? Locate articles that offer CE on CDC TRAIN’s Course Search tab and use MMWR as the keyword.

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