The CDC Learning Connection (CDC LC) 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). Tell your colleagues about CDC Learning Connection and encourage them to sign up to receive these monthly e-newsletters.
In the Spotlight: CDC’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Exchange
CDC’s Chronic Disease Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Exchange is an online forum for learning and sharing techniques for using GIS and maps to enhance chronic disease prevention and treatment. You can learn introductory and advanced GIS techniques, explore GIS resources, view maps that document geographic disparities in chronic diseases from communities across the United States, and add your own maps to the Map Gallery. Access the GIS Training Curriculum and learn how to leverage this tool in your public health work.
National HIV Prevention Conference
The 2015 National HIV Prevention Conference (NHPC) will be held on December 6-9, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. NHPC will bring together more than 3,000 individuals who are working to stop the spread of HIV in the United States and will provide an opportunity for researchers and program staff to continue refining, improving, and strengthening our nation’s response to HIV. Missed the registration deadline? No worries, you can register onsite.
National Network of STD Clinical Prevention Training Centers
The National Network of STD Clinical Prevention Training Centers (PTCs) is a CDC-funded group of regional centers created in partnership with health departments and universities. These PTCs are dedicated to increasing the knowledge and skills of health professionals in the areas of sexual and reproductive health. Are you looking for training in this arena? This National Network provides health professionals with a spectrum of state-of-the-art educational opportunities, including experiential learning with an emphasis on prevention.
What’s Your Flu IQ?
CDC’s Flu I.Q. widget is an interactive quiz to test your flu knowledge. Place the Flu I.Q. Widget on your Web site, portal home page or on your blog to help others raise their flu I.Q. too! Don’t worry if you don’t know all the answers at first, the Flu I.Q. widget is an easy and fun way to learn what’s true about flu.
Experience the Next Evolution of TRAIN!
The Public Health Foundation is working to modernize the interface of TRAIN and wants current TRAIN users to provide feedback on the enhanced design and functionality. User testing will be done remotely through online meeting software and will take approximately 30-60 minutes. If you’d like to be one of the first to experience the next evolution of TRAIN, please email Stephen Gabriel firstname.lastname@example.org.