Training & Tutorials
Does your organization need assistance with environmental public health activities? The Environmental Public Health Tracking Program has a wide variety of resources available. You may request a speaker, a display, and/or materials for your event. Complete the request form and we’ll contact you to discuss your event.
Each podcast is a brief video (3-5 minutes) that showcases a specific health condition prevention message or public health service and highlight important health information for the core conditions tracked by EPHT and the health professionals working to protect Missourians.
Missouri Environmental Public Health Exercises
Discovery exercises are structured to guide users through discovering the content and data available within the Missouri EPHT portal. Demonstration exercises are structured to showcase content and data currently available within the Missouri EPHT portal as part of a live demonstration or follow-up activity.
Health Data Training
To assist local public health agencies (LPHAs) and community partners with their health status monitoring and data analysis needs, the DHSS has developed three health data training courses. These courses are designed for administrators, program managers, health educators, program planners, or other staff that need to understand and present data to inform policy or decision making related to priority health issues. Although initially designed for LPHAs, these courses may also be useful to community partners, including universities and colleges, elementary and secondary schools, hospitals, non-profit organizations, and any others who utilize health data. Agencies are encouraged to consider sending more than one staff person to the courses for cross training and shared learning purposes.
Tutorial on Creating MICA Tables
Missouri Information for Community Assessment (MICA) is an interactive system that allows the user to create and download tables, based on selected variables. This tutorial shows how to create tables using the MICA system. The tutorial is based on the Death MICA, but is applicable to all MICAs, since all MICAs have a similar format. Three demonstrations are available. Each demonstration provides step by step examples of how to produce a MICA table.
National Environmental Public Health Tracking
This course covers the basic principles of environmental public health tracking and provides an overview of the environmental public health tracking process for public health professionals. The CDC developed this course for online study. The course is free, but participants must register.
Tracking in Action
The Workforce Implementation Tracking in Action course provides real-life examples of CDC grantee Tracking Programs and Networks and how they have partnered with local programs and organizations to identify and address environmental health concerns. The course is free, but participants must register.
National Environmental Health Association
This site is available for the purpose of providing Environmental Health Professionals worldwide with access to valuable information from experts in the field. Free CDC, EPA, & FDA training courses are available, but participants must register.
Heat Related Illness (HRI) Prevention
This course will teach and reinforce awareness of heat-related illness among coaches, athletic trainers, students, school nurses, parents, and teachers. It will also promote the development and implementation of guidelines by these participants.
Environmental Public Health Tracking Training
The Tracking Branch offers a variety of training opportunities available online for different levels of education and experience (e.g. Professional, College, High Schools, All).
Environmental Public Health
Agriculture: Ag101 NEW
Ag 101 provides a brief overview of American agriculture. It covers the primary commodities produced today and the methods of doing so. Created by the Environmental Protection Agency and Purdue University, copyright Purdue Research Foundation.
The Public Health Assessment Process and the Community
Trainex, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This program provides an overview of the public health assessment process that the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry uses to evaluate whether people will be harmed by hazardous materials from waste sites or from other places where hazardous substances have been spilled or released into the environment.
EPA Mold Web Course
An introduction to mold and mold remediation for environmental and public health professionals.
Introduction to Toxic Chemicals and Environmental Health Risks
Tox Town, National Library of Medicine. An introduction to toxic chemicals and environmental health risks you might encounter in everyday life, in everyday places.
Lectures available in Environmental Health
Supercourse: Epidemiology, the Internet and Global Health, National Library of Medicine. This website contains a large list of trainings available that are related to public health. Trainings are free and web-based.
Public Health Foundation TrainingFinder
Learning resource for public health professionals has physical sites in some states and links to many web-based, CD and other training opportunities.
Toxicology Tutorials – National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health
TEHIP maintains a comprehensive toxicology and environmental health web site that includes access to resources produced by TEHIP and by other government agencies and organizations. This web site includes links to databases, bibliographies, tutorials and other scientific and consumer-oriented resources.
Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response (EHTER) Operations Course (in person)
This new course trains participants to identify problems, hazards, and risks; plan for team response; select appropriate equipment and instrumentation; perform required tasks using environmental health response protocols; and report and participate in follow-up activities as instructed. Most of the course involves hands-on operation practice and response to simulated events. This in-person course is available through a partnership with FEMA (at the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Anniston, Alabama). FEMA covers all training costs (travel, lodging, and meals) for state, local, and tribal responders taking the course.
Environmental Health Training in Emergency Response (EHTER) Awareness Course (online)
This awareness level course addresses key environmental health issues and challenges for emergency response and recovery, including disaster management, responder safety and health, safe water, food safety, wastewater management and disposal, building assessment, vectors and pests, solid waste and debris, shelter assessment and sanitation, and radiation.
Missouri Census Data Center Modules and Videos
MCDC Application Tutorials & Training Webinars – MCDC tutorials provide in-depth information, advanced techniques, and practical examples. Beginning in 2012, MCDC presented a series of training webinars for its statewide users. Each webinar was tailored to specific audiences (e.g., librarians, state policy makers, researchers, etc.). Webinar topics included U.S. Census data products and availability; how to use MCDC web applications; statistical reliability; census geography; and more.
CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response
BT and related video webcasts (previous topics are archived here), videos and training modules for public health/clinical, laboratory, specific agents and health topics.
MPH Programs List
The largest public health student education portal in the world. It is a valuable resource for trainings and tutorials. It also showcases a public health person of the week, and hosts an interview series with Deans, Directors, Chairs & Professors from various schools and programs of Public Health. Other interviews include those with CDC epidemiologists, health communicators and educators, and health IT specialists as to how to gain experience in the global arena of public health.
CDC Emergency Risk Communication
The CDC's training curricula both brings the novice up to speed and helps the seasoned professional hone his or her skills in Emergency Risk Communication.
Environmental Health and Risk Communication Training
Indian Health Service. This three-day course provides students with an overview of an assessment tool, Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence in Environmental Health (PACE EH), and familiarize students with the concept of incorporating the ten Essential Public Health Services into the operation of an environmental health program.
Self-Instruction Course in Risk Communication
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). In 2003 PAHO created the Risk Assessment and Management Unit whose purpose is strengthening the country's capacity to develop, apply and to evaluate policies and public health interventions to monitor, assess, communicate and control the environmental, occupational and consumers risks. With this course we seek to construct an interactive information-sharing process which will lead to the creation of local proposals for risk management.
Risk communication: building capacity under the International Health Regulations (IHR). This course is designed especially for communication, health and risk management professionals responsible for communication with the public, or whose work involves planning or making decisions relating to communication during public health emergencies and takes approximately 40 hours to complete. The course contains four modules and covers the basic concepts of risk communication, the fundamentals of coordinating outbreak and crisis communication, and the steps involved in planning, developing and implementing a risk communication strategy.
Working with Communities for Environmental Health Webcast on Demand
Demonstrates a framework for working with communities and individuals to improve their capacity for making informed decisions that promote environmental health and quality of life. The program examines cultural, behavioral, environmental, and policy influences that impact community-based work throughout the process.
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The National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program
Missouri Environmental Public Health Tracking (EPHT) is a program within the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. EPHT is part of a larger initiative to establish Environmental Public Health Tracking systems at the national and state levels.