Spotlight on the Dengue Clinical Case Management (DCCM) Course
The DCCM course provides physicians and other health care professionals with information needed to recognize dengue cases early in the clinical course, assess patients appropriately, and provide timely treatment. The course is based on in-person training offered to physicians in Puerto Rico since 2009. The latest scientific findings incorporated into the course enable physicians around the world to improve the diagnosis and management of dengue patients. Since its launch in March 2014, more than 90 learners have taken the course and 40 physicians have earned continuing medical education. Some of the CDC TRAIN course reviews are included below. Take the course and get free continuing education!
National Workshop: Learning in Disaster Health 2014
The National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health(NCDMPH) will host the 2014 Learning in Disaster Health Workshop in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area, September 9–10, 2014. The 2-day workshop and interdisciplinary academic forum will:
- Explore concepts of adult learning in the context of disaster health
- Highlight the implications of the latest research and practice for disaster health learning and performance and identify key areas for future research
- Present an opportunity for collaboration among disaster health, human resource development, and adult education professionals
- Identify potential solutions for maximizing learning in a resource-constrained environment
National experts will conduct sessions on disaster behavioral health, inter-professional disaster education practices, and other topics. Learn more and register at no cost.
Public Health Accreditation
The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the continuous quality improvement of tribal, state, local, and territorial public health departments. Accreditation demonstrates the capacity to deliver the three core functions and the ten essential services of public health. PHAB’s vision is a high-performing governmental public health system that will make the United States a healthier nation. Accreditation using the PHAB standards and measures can help a health department achieve performance excellence. Take the online orientation to learn about the accreditation process and how to prepare.