Title
Category
Credits
Event date
Cost
  • Behavioral Health
  • Participation/CE
$0.00
Course Description:The challenges of disaster and emergency planning and the coordination of response increase significantly when the event spans state lines, borders of sovereign Tribal nations, and international borders.  Challenges associated with cross border response range from technical issues such as the compatibility of communications systems to legal issues such as authority and power of responders to the managerial issues of planning, organizing, and controlling the response.
  • Behavioral Health
  • Participation/CE
$0.00
Course Description:According to United States Fire Administration data, in 2007 fire killed more Americans than all natural disasters combined. Approximately 10,000 people in the United States die every year because of infections that complicate burns. While burn injuries are common in the United States, specialized burn centers often lack the capability to care for large numbers of burn victims. For this reason, improved initial evaluation, triage and management of burn injuries can significantly impact victim outcomes.
  • Behavioral Health
  • Participation/CE
$0.00
Course Description:According to recent threat analyses, the potential use of a Radiation Dispersal Device (RDD) remains the most likely exposure to weapons of mass destruction which American citizens are likely to experience.
  • Behavioral Health
  • Participation/CE
$0.00
Course Description:The requirements for a vastly expanded supply of energy worldwide combined with nuclear proliferation and a more aggressive international posture for the development, deployment and potential use of nuclear weapons either for strategic or tactical purposes has created an environment for public health professionals in the 21st century thoroughly different than that which has ever existed in the course of human scientific and political evolution.
  • Behavioral Health
  • Participation/CE
$0.00
Course Description:The evolution of modern medical competencies and expanded populations of increased vulnerability pose a significant challenge to today’s public health professional in providing shelter and support during times of disaster in both the urban and rural environment.
  • Behavioral Health
  • Participation/CE
$0.00
Course Description:According to recent threat analyses, the potential use of a Radiation Dispersal Device (RDD) remains the most likely exposure to weapons of mass destruction which American citizens are likely to experience.
  • Behavioral Health
  • Participation/CE
$0.00
Course Description:The Deepwater Horizon oil spill and residual oil continues to require follow-up by public health professionals. Conflicting reports from various scientific groups and governmental agencies contribute to a lingering concern about the effects of the oil. For instance, the Food and Drug Administration and state health agencies have conducted extensive monitoring, however, many consumers are still uncertain about the safety of Gulf seafood.
  • Environmental Health
  • Participation/CE
$0.00
Course Description:This course is designed to provide an overview of environmental epidemiology and the principles and methods used in the investigation of human health effects associated with environmental exposures.  Three common scenarios for the exposure-disease relationship are described as are study design approaches.  Particular focus is given to the problems associated with disease cluster events, both in the investigation and interpretation of findings.
  • General Public Health
  • Participation/CE
$0.00
Course Description:Assessing community needs is part of the ongoing process of program planning in many types of health, education and social service agencies. For several decades, public health professionals have conducted needs assessments to facilitate the design, implementation and evaluation of a variety of disease prevention and health promotion programs. This course provides students with the opportunity to focus their thinking on why and how to conduct needs assessments. Basic concepts and practice methods are reviewed.
  • Environmental Health
  • Participation/CE
$0.00
Course Description:The goal of this course is to provide a learning opportunity for participants to demonstrate leadership, persuasive communication, crisis management, and action plan development skills while dealing with coastal flooding scenarios that impact their local Texas communities.

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