All CLPHP courses (whether delivered online or onsite) have an online component and a dedicated course site. Each course site includes course descriptions, course materials, learner assessments (pre and post tests), course evaluations, and certificates of completion.

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Online Courses

     
  • Basic Epidemiology

    This training course develops the awareness and knowledge of public health workers who may be deployed on Field Epidemiology strike teams. It is designed to help them assist local, regional, state, and national epidemiology staff in disease investigations during surge capacity.

    NOTE: This course is the required pre-requisite for the IFIRST, and IFIRST-2 programs.

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  • Role of Mentorship in Public Health

    1 hour online training course addresses the role of mentorship in public health. It reviews the roles and responsibilities of mentors and mentees and provides techniques for maximizing the mentorship experience in public health.

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  • SMART: Stress Management and Resilience Training

    2 hour online program that aims to develop an awareness of stress and stressors associated with response workers, as well as promote strategies to help response workers manage stress and practice self-care to maximize their stress resistance and resilience.

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  • Public Health Leadership and Systems’ Thinking Program

    1-3 hours training program consists of three on-line short courses: 1) Public Health Performance Improvement: Programs and Processes; 2) Public Health Systems, Services, and Practice: Infrastructure and Functions, 3) The Art and Science of Ethical and Effective Public Health Leadership. Participants may take one or more of the courses in any order. To complete the full program, participants must successfully complete all three short courses.

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  • Healthy Water Summit

    This training course provides the basic technical information about healthy swimming pool water basics, waterborne disease epidemiology, inspection priorities, rules and regulations.

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  • Understanding Compassion Fatigue

    This training course is designed to help public health workers, and other professionals on the front lines of bioterrorism defense, combat the potential adverse psychological effects of performing their functional roles and professional responsibilities in bioterrorism preparedness, response and recovery.

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  • FAST Foundations

    The FAST Foundations program is intended to provide training in the foundational knowledge necessary to effectively deliver Psychological First Aid (PFA) to children, adolescents, adults, and families in the immediate aftermath of disaster.

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  • Assuring Cultural Competence in Disaster Response

    This training course is designed to prepare public health professionals for their functional roles in disaster response by offering culturally competent disaster interventions to survivors, witnesses, and responders of bioterrorism and other major public health threats and community disasters.

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  • Disaster Recovery (CDC)

    Disaster recovery is more than restoration of a community’s physical structures to its pre-disaster conditions. It also provides a continuum of care to meet the needs of affected community members who experienced financial, emotional, or physical hardships. In addition, recovery positions the community to meet the needs of the future. This one hour course will examine the phases of emergency management, the distinct phases of recovery, and the key steps to recovery planning. It will also examine the roles of response partners and offer insight into developing partnerships and collaborative emergency response plans and policies.

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  • Measuring Resiliency (CDC)

    During the past two decades, disaster response and recovery costs have doubled. Community resiliency can help reduce costs associated with disasters and allow communities to recover sooner. This one hour course examines approaches that improve resiliency in communities, such as proper planning, cooperation, and communication. The course also examines how vulnerability affects resilience, along with the factors that cause people and communities to become vulnerable to hazards and risks.

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  • Sustaining Coalitions (CDC)

    Once a community-based disaster coalition has been formed, it is important to make sure the coalition has the essential components to continue serving the community’s needs for years to come. This one hour course will teach strategies and techniques to maintain and sustain a strong community coalition. The course also examines the reasons why coalition sustainability matters and the benefits of sustainability, such as stronger partnerships, better ability to serve the community, and ability to meet long-term goals.

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  • The Core Competencies of Public Health

    The Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals are broad sets of skills that are useful in the public health field. These skills strengthen the public health workforce at all career levels and help improve performance.

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  • Understanding and Developing Cultural Competence

    This course addresses the role of cultural, social, and behavioral factors in public health. It also shows the need for a diverse and culturally-aware public health workforce.

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  • DSI: CSI –Disease Surveillance Investigation: Communication Skills and Interviewing Techniques

    This course examines interview techniques to obtain disease exposure information and determine modes of infection or transmission. It helps participants refine interviewing and communication skills that can be applied to ascertaining client behaviors.

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Onsite Courses

New Courses

  • The Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals: Developing a Competent and Qualified Public Health Workforce

    Half-day course that provides public health and other professionals with an overview of the Core Competencies and their importance and application to public health practice and workforce development.

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  • Developing and Demonstrating Cultural Competence

    Full-day course designed to contribute to the development of a diverse and culturally competent workforce. In this workshop, we will recognize the diverse needs of culturally diverse clients that are the result of cultural differences and review effective strategies for interacting with, and responding to, the diverse needs of persons from culturally diverse background.

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  • Disease Surveillance Investigation: Communication Skills and Interviewing (DSI:CSI)

    Full-day course designed to assist public health professionals with refining interviewing and communication skills that can be applied to ascertaining client behaviors.

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  • Public Health Core Functions and Essential Services: An Overview and Orientation

    Half-day course that provides public health and other professionals with an introduction to the fundamentals of public health practice - the Core Public Health Functions and the Essential Public Health Services - and an awareness of how they benefit the public health agency and professional.

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Disaster Behavioral Health Courses

  • CFAST: FAST with Children

    4 hour onsite program that provides public health workers and other professionals the knowledge and skill to effectively deliver initial behavioral health assistance to children and adolescent survivors of disasters.

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  • RFAST: FAST for Responders

    4 hour onsite program that provides public health workers and other professionals with the necessary awareness, knowledge, and skills to promote behavioral health and wellness through individual and team approaches for preventing, mitigating, and managing disaster worker stress and for developing disaster stress resistance and resilience to the negative effects of critical incident stress exposure.

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  • BFASTplusSN: FAST with Special Needs Populations

    4 hour onsite program that provides public health workers and other professionals with the opportunity to develop essential behaviors and skills to effectively deliver Psychological First Aid to disaster survivors who have special needs.

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Field Epidemiology Courses

  • FIRST: Field Investigator Response and Surveillance Training

    8 hour onsite program developed to help public health staff who may be called upon to assist epidemiology staff during a surge capacity event. It is designed to help public health workers develop the abilities needed to assist in epidemiology investigations at times when epidemiology staff are overburdened.

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  • IFIRST: Intermediate FIRST

    16 hour onsite program designed to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities of public health workers who may be deployed on Field Epidemiology Strike Teams in order to assist local, regional, state, and national epidemiology staff in Gastrointestinal Illness or Avian Influenza disease investigations during surge capacity.

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  • IFIRST-2: Intermediate FIRST, Part Two

    8 hour onsite program that develops the knowledge, skills, and abilities of public health workers and their community partners who may be deployed on Field Epidemiology Strike Teams in Anthrax or Plague disease investigations.

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Part of our training and courses requires you to complete a demographic survey, course assessments and evaluation form. The information collected is aggregated and used for reporting purposes to ensure quality trainings and on-going funding. These reports are anonymous and DO NOT disclose identifying information.

 

However, the following groups may be able to view identifying information (such as, first and last name) under strict confidentiality:

·         USF Center for Leadership and Public Health Practice (including the Principal Investigator, training coordinators, evaluators, and other CLPHP office staff)

·         Florida Department of Health

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