Spotlight on New Public Health Core Competencies
The Core Competencies for Public Health Professionalsare a consensus set of skills applicable to the broad practice of public health. These competencies can help public health organizations prepare for accreditation, meet training needs, and improve performance. Review the newly revised competencies and access tools to assist with incorporating them into workforce development efforts at public health organizations.
October Is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, CDC Learning Connection features the Know:BRCA tool for clinicians. TheKnow:BRCA Assessment identifies women who are at increased risk for having a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation based on their personal and family cancer histories. Knowing who may be at risk can help clinicians appropriately refer patients for genetic counseling and provide them with optimal screening and education. Clinicians can download the starter kit to begin incorporating this free tool into their practice.
U.S. Health System Transformation and Improvement
The U.S. health system—consisting of public health, health care, insurance, and other sectors—is undergoing transformation in financing and service delivery. These changes include improving the efficiency and effectiveness of health organizations and services, and increasing connections and collaborations among public health, health care, and other sectors. Visit CDC’s new website for information, resources, and training opportunities on health system changes and how they affect state, tribal, local, and territorial health agencies.
Now Accepting Applications: E-Learning Institute 2015
Are you responsible for developing online training products? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in partnership with the Public Health Foundation (PHF), invite distance learning educators responsible for developing online training products to apply to participate in the 2015 E-Learning Institute. This 16 week program commencing February 26, 2015, equips participants with the practical skills necessary to create quality online training products. Applications will be accepted through November 03, 2014. Learn more about this no-cost opportunity and how to apply.
New Link Helps Learners Easily Find Ebola Training Courses
Want to find the latest courses on Ebola? CDC Learning Connection makes it easy through a new link on the homepage that goes to a listing of all Ebola-related courses available in CDC TRAIN. The list will be updated as new courses are added. Access the latest information about Ebola and the 2014 West Africa outbreak.