Finding online training is easy. Finding the right training can be tough. While multiple funders and organizations support online training, these systems and services are not yet fully coordinated. To ensure the nation’s 500,000 public health professionals can respond rapidly to critical and ever-evolving needs, the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training (NCCPHT) at the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) has partnered with 10 Regional Public Health Training Centers (RPHTCs) and 40 local performance sites (LPS). The partnership represents a unified, national network of public health training and educational resources—the Public Health Learning Network (PHLN).

This Web Forum will share how the PHLN is building and sustaining a national system for outstanding public health training. It will also feature the Midwestern Public Health Training Center sharing its approach to engaging adult learners, as well as an overview of its recent workforce development activities.

Our panelists will:

  • Describe the evolution and future of the public health training delivery system
  • Profile an exemplary public health training course as an example of what the PHLN can do for learners
  • Explore how training centers are working with organizations to bring the best training and resources together for the public health professional

You’ll hear their lessons learned and have the opportunity to ask questions.

Did you miss the launch of Elevate? The inaugural issue of the PHLN’s new quarterly publication features stories about Zika virus, climate change, violence and injury prevention, and more. Learn how public health training centers are supporting your workforce development. Enjoy the first edition of Elevate and sign up for future editions.

Presenters

Nor Hashidah Abd-Hamid, PhD

Lead Instructional Designer, Institute for Public Health Practice (IPHP)

University of Iowa College of Public Health and the Midwestern Public Health Training Center (HRSA Region VII MPHTC)

Iowa City, IA

Nor Hashidah Abd-Hamid, PhD, is the lead instructional designer for the Institute for Public Health Practice (IPHP) at the University of Iowa College of Public Health, including the Midwestern Public Health Training Center (HRSA Region VII MPHTC). Dr. Abd-Hamid has been involved in the design and development of a variety…

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Jennifer McKeever, MSW, MPH

Director, Public Health Practice and Training

National Network of Public Health Institutes

New Orleans, LA

Jennifer McKeever, MSW, MPH, Director, Public Health Practice and Training. Jennifer supports staff, consultants, and network members in the implementation of initiatives that improve the nation’s public health performance. Most recently, Jennifer is supporting the creation and launch of the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training, working with ten…

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Mikhaila Richards, MS

Communications Strategist

National Network of Public Health Institutes

Washington DC

Mikhaila Richards, MS, Communications Strategist, plans and implements NNPHI’s communications strategies in addition to overseeing NNPHI publications and digital marketing. Additionally, Mikhaila helps to plan and develop digital strategies and tools as well as marketing plans for the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training. Before joining NNPHI, she served…

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Tanya Uden-Holman, PhD

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Clinical Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy

University of Iowa College of Public Health

Iowa City, IA

Tanya M. Uden-Holman, PhD, is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Clinical Professor in the University of Iowa College of Public Health, Department of Health Management and Policy. Dr. Uden-Holman serves as Principal Investigator and Director of the Midwestern Public Health Training Center, which covers the HRSA Region…

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Moderator

Christopher Kinabrew, MPH, MSW

Chief Strategy Officer

National Network of Public Health Institutes

New Orleans, LA

Christopher Kinabrew, Chief Strategy Officer, is responsible for enhancing awareness of NNPHI and its member public health institutes among national, state, and local partners. Mr. Kinabrew helps manage NNPHI’s overall communications and new business development. He also leads several NNPHI projects with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and…

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