Thursday, May 26, 2011



June Professional Development Series
Free Seminars for Public Health Professionals!

Thursday, June 9 - Introduction to Public Health Informatics 0.4 CEUs
Tuesday, June 14 - Practical Leadership Skills for Public Health Workers 0.4 CEUs
Friday, June 24 - Introduction to Public Health Surveillance 0.4 CEUs

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Introduction to Public Health Informatics—TRAIN COURSE ID 1027745
Jon DeShazo, PhD, MPH, VCU

This workshop is an introduction to public health informatics with an emphasis on the current and emerging technology and policies relevant to public health practice. Participants will explore the history and current developments in healthcare IT incentive programs, health information exchanges, and emerging technologies relevant to public health such as the Internet and mobile devices.

Practical Leadership Skills for Public Health Workers—TRAIN COURSE ID 1027860
David Holdford, R.Ph., M.S., Ph.D., FAPhA, VCU

This workshop will help attendees learn to manage professional relationships, exert influence with formal and informal leadership, and build negotiation skills useful at all levels. Participants will learn about important variables for maintaining good professional relationships; describe 6 leadership styles and their characteristics; list three things needed to succeed in any negotiation, and more.

Introduction to Public Health Surveillance—TRAIN COURSE ID 1027901Jeff Stover, MPH, Virginia Department of Health

This workshop provides a broad overview of public health surveillance, including historical milestones and fundamental surveillance concepts, methods, and components for public health practice. Key considerations, attributes, and limitations of public health surveillance systems will be addressed. Students will review core epidemiologic concepts and technological advancements related to surveillance activities.

Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Epidemiology and Community Health
One Capitol Square Building, 830 E. Main Street, Richmond, VA, Room 305
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