CDC Learning Connection
Where the public health community goes to learn
The CDC Learning Connection connects the public health and healthcare workforce to quality public health training opportunities and educational tools. Through website features, social media, and this e-newsletter, CDC LC is the ideal place to stay abreast of new public health learning opportunities, including many that offer free continuing education (CE).
In the Spotlight: Understanding Cancer Treatment and Survivorship
In honor of National Cancer Survivor’s Day, June 7, visit this special webcast from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The webcast discusses treatment considerations and identifies challenges faced by cancer survivors. It is a great resource for those new to the study of cancer, including public health professionals, community health educators, and people who assist with insurance. Access this free webcast and learn more about NCI treatment and survivorship resources.
New Podcast Series: Population Health for the Clinician
Population Health for the Clinician is an audio podcast series consisting of eight, 15-minute episodes. The series introduces practicing and student clinicians to the principles and practices of population health. It describes resources used to improve the health of individuals and communities. Free CE is available.
NEW: CDC’s Ladder Safety Mobile App
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently released its first smart phone application (app) which is aimed at improving extension ladder safety. The Ladder Safety app features interactive and easy-to-use ladder safety tools and information, reference materials, and training resources. Download the free app, also available in Spanish, and learn how to incorporate it as part of your organization’s safety policy
CDC Ebola Training Toolkit
CDC recently released a comprehensive training toolkit, Preparing Healthcare Workers to Work in Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs) in Africa. The toolkit is designed to help organizations replicate CDC’s 3-day in-person training course that prepared healthcare workers to work safely in ETUs in Africa. The comprehensive toolkit includes lectures, exercise scenarios, templates, and videos that teach the principles of infection prevention and control in African ETUs.