jueves, 4 de julio de 2013

CDC Learning Connection: What's New For July 2013

CDC Learning Connection Where the public health community goes to learn

Spotlight on Healthy Swimming: Swim Healthy This Summer and Beyond

Swimming is an important physical activity that many people enjoy in the summer. Most people have a healthy and safe time enjoying the water, but recreational water illnesses, sunburns, and drownings can occur. CDC's Healthy Swimming website provides information to the public, public health and medical professionals, and aquatics staff on how to maximize the health benefits of swimming while minimizing the risk of illness and injury.                                  
Spotlight on Healthy Swimming:  Swim Healthy This Summer and Beyond
Explore topics around healthy swimming and recreational water for specific groups, including public health professionals. Download fact sheets and other health promotion materials, order free posters and brochures, and check out our new infographic on staying healthy in interactive fountains, spray parks, and splash pads.

CDC’s New Healthy Swimming App

Getting ready to go swimming or working at the pool? Don’t leave home without CDC’s Healthy Swimming app!
CDC’s New Healthy Swimming App
Help keep yourself and your family healthy and safe this summer swim season. We all share the water we play and swim in. Learn about the germs we bring into the places we swim, how they could make you and others sick, and how you can take a few easy and effective steps to help protect yourself and others.

Spread the Word

We encourage you to tell your friends and colleagues about the CDC Learning Connection and encourage them to sign up to receive our monthly e-newsletter. Send your topic ideas to learning@cdc.gov

Healthy People 2020 eLearning

Healthy People eLearning is an online educational resource designed to help students and health professionals learn how to reach our Nation’s health goals. All educational offerings feature a case study of a community working to achieve Healthy People 2020 objectives and provide free continuing education. Educational offerings explore the challenges, successes, and processes involved in creating and sustaining healthier communities.
Healthy People 2020 eLearning
On Friday, March 22, 2013 Healthy People 2020 launched an online lesson featuring the San Diego County Childhood Obesity Initiative. You can earn free CE while learning how one community is implementing and evaluating a system-wide approach to reduce childhood obesity. After the lesson, join the Healthy People eLearning LinkedIn subgroup, to problem-solve and collaborate around questions from the lesson.

Continuing Education
The CDC TRAIN community offers more than 5,500 courses to over 62,000 registered learners. Many of the learning activities listed in CDC TRAIN, such as CDC webcasts, journal articles and conferences offer free continuing education (CE)! Visit CDC TRAIN to find courses to support your professional development and CE requirements.
Complementing CDC Learning Connection’s focus on Healthy Swimming, the course listed below is available on CDC TRAIN and received 5 out of 5 stars by learners who completed it.
South Central Public Health Partnership’s
5 star rating
This course describes the health risks associated with swimming pools, basic elements of swimming pool design, and the inspection process for swimming pools and bodies of water used for recreational swimming.

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