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Public Health Learning (June 2017)

Related Categories: TRAIN, Workforce Development

Topic: TRAIN

Author: Samantha Draper

Date: 6/29/2017

Public Health Learning 
June 2017
Preparing the workforce to improve the  health of our communities

Summer has officially arrived! Is your community prepared? See the resources below to help ensure you and your community a safe and enjoyable summer season.


Resources for Summer Preparedness

  1. Heat is the fifth leading weather-related killer in the United States. Download the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) free Heat Safety App to receive reminders about protecting workers from heat-related illness such as drinking enough fluids, scheduling rest breaks, planning for and knowing what to do in an emergency, and more.
  2. Are you visiting the beach this summer for vacation? Review the National Weather Service’s information on ultraviolet (UV) radiation, boating safety, and rip currents.
  3. Pets love summer as much as we do! Learn how to keep pets cool with tips from the American Veterinary Medical Association.
  4. Summer brings vacations, camping, family reunions, picnics, and Independence Day. Encourage summer fire safety in your community with outreach materials from the U.S. Fire Administration.
2 Tips for Using TRAIN's Newest Features

  • When searching for courses, the new "affiliate" filter allows you to filter courses by your affiliate groups. This is helpful when searching for courses that are relevant to a specific group such as your state or a federal agency.

  • Utilize the new calendar feature when looking for in-person training or live webinars. Once logged in, the calendar will display trainings available to your specific location.


Training Spotlight:
"Recognizing, Preventing, and Treating Heat-Related Illness"
Designed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for coaches, athletic trainers, students, school nurses, parents, and teachers to increase knowledge of heat-related illness, this online course offers CNE and CEU credit upon completion.



Summer Safety Preparedness Events / Webinars

Webinar: Heat Related Injuries and Illnesses. June 29, 2017. 2-3pm EDT. Sponsor: Energi.
Archived Webinar:  Heat Stress Prevention: Understanding Wet Bulb Globe Temperature. Sponsor: Campus Safety Magazine.

Additional Events / Webinars
July 20, 2017. 1-2:45pm EDT. Sponsor: Allies for Reaching Community Health Equity.

2017 NACCHO Annual ConferencePublic Health Revolution: Bridging Clinical Medicine and Population Health. Pittsburgh, PA.
July 11-13, 2017. Sponsor: National Association of County & City Health Officials.
Using Quality Improvement Tools to Weather the Storm  
Feelings of instability and uncertainty in times of change can threaten performance improvement work in any organization. This uncertainty may cause poor planning, quick responses, and lead to increased stress when solutions do not address the root causes of problems. However, these winds of change can also be seen as an opportunity to activate quality improvement (QI) tools in your organization. See the latest QI tools that provide guidance and support specifically for weathering the storms of change and related challenges from the Public Health Foundation (PHF).
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Public Health Learning (June 2017)