martes, 2 de abril de 2013

CDC Learning Connection: What's New For April 2013

CDC Learning Connection Where the public health community goes to learn

National Public Health Week—April 1-7

PUBLIC HEALTH is ROI Save Lives, Save Money National Public Health Week April 1-7, 2013
April 1-7 is National Public Health Week (NPHW) —a time to recognize the contributions of public health, and highlight issues that are important to improving the health of our nation.  This year’s theme for the week is “Public Health is ROI: Save Lives, Save Money." The theme emphasizes the value of prevention and the importance of well-supported public health systems in preventing disease, saving lives, and curbing health care spending. Visit NPHW, to download toolkits, learn about upcoming events, and how you can get involved. To celebrate NPHW, the Learning Connection is highlighting a previous Spotlight on The Basics of Public Health.


Migration Health TRAIN Joins CDC TRAIN: We are pleased to announce that Migration Health TRAIN is now part of CDC TRAIN.  Consolidating these two training resources, makes it easier for you to identify quality public health training resources and events from one location.
CDC TRAIN’s New Look: Take a moment to check out the CDC TRAIN new look.  The improvements made are a  part of enhancements made across the national TRAIN network and include
  • Updated login and welcome page interface
  • New assessment and evaluation capabilities
  • Improved search functionality
  • Dashboard to organize transcripts, certificates, and other important information
The CDC TRAIN community offers more than 5,000 courses to over 55,000 registered learners.  Visit CDC TRAIN and find courses to support your professional development needs.

Health Educators and Learning Professionals

The Health Educators and Learning Professionals Community of Practice (HELP CoP) hosts monthly webinars on instructional design. The HELP CoP currently has 56 members and is open to anyone in the field of public health education and workforce development.  Learn more about this month’s webinar and upcoming events by joining HELP CoP on phConnect.     

New CDC App Lets You Solve the Outbreak

Solve the Outbreak
New outbreaks happen every day and CDC’s disease detectives are on the front lines, working 24/7 to save lives and protect people.
To help illustrate the important work CDC does and to tap the growing mobile app audience, CDC launched an innovative new iPad app, “Solve the Outbreak.”  This free, interactive app lets players decide what to do from quarantining a village, to talking with the people who are sick, or asking for more lab results.  Players puzzle their way through clues, charts, and data, to figure out what disease they’re dealing with, how the outbreak started and how to stop its spread. Players begin as trainees and earn badges along the way until they ultimately reach the top rank: disease detective.
Perfect for teens, young adults, and others with an interest in public health — this app is a great way to take the study of epidemiology outside the classroom.
Try the App and
  • Learn about diseases and outbreaks in an engaging way.
  • See how disease detectives save lives around the world.
  • Try your hand at solving an outbreak.
  • Post your scores on Facebook or Twitter and challenge your friends to do better!

Free CE

Did you know that many CDC webcasts, journal articles, conferences, and other learning activities offer free continuing education (CE) to health professionals?  Last month over 10,600 learners earned CE offered by CDC.  Visit TCEOnline to locate courses that will support your continuing education requirements. If you are interested in finding out how to offer CE for your CDC-funded educational activities, contact

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