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October and November Classes for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES)

Posted by on September 25th, 2019 Posted in: CHES


Please see below for descriptions of our upcoming courses that offer Category I CECH for Certified Health Education Specialists. These is no cost to attend these classes, just create a free account with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine to sign up!

Health Statistics on the Web: October 17, 2019, 4:30PM – 5:30PM ET. This course focuses on the location, selection, and effective use of statistics relevant to health on the local, state, national, and international levels. The importance and relevance of health statistics in various contexts will be discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to become familiar with the features and scope of several statistics Internet resources through the use of numerous exercises.

Objectives:

At the conclusion of the class, participants will:

  • Identify selected key websites for use in the location of data sets and statistics for use at the local, state and national level, including PHPartners and MedlinePlus.
  • Discuss of the types of data sets and statistics available on the Internet.
  • Define the 4-step process used to successfully locate relevant health statistics for a particular circumstance or issue.
  • Describe where to locate additional health statistics training through the National Information Center on Health Services Research & Health Care Technology (NICHSR)

 

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence- Based Public Health: November 5, 2019, 2:00-3:00 PM ET. Curious about evidence-based public health (EBPH) but not sure where to start? This session will provide a basic introduction to the concept of evidence-based public health. Attendees will be introduced to the three domains of influence and Brownson et al.’s seven-step evidence-based public health process. Special attention will be given to searching the literature, including a review of the Population, Intervention, Comparison, and Outcome (PICO) Framework; a hierarchy of the evidence; and basic search strategies for filtering PubMed, The Community Guide, and Health Evidence to find evidence-based public health research and interventions.

Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

  • Define and describe evidence-based public health
  • Identify a public health need and formulate an answerable question
  • Locate and search applicable literature and resources

If you have already taken these classes, stay tuned! We plan to continue to expand our CHES offerings.


Sponsored by The National Network of Libraries of Medicine- Middle Atlantic Region, a designated provider of contact hours (CECH) in health education credentialing by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc., this program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I contact education contact hour.

Reach out to Erin Seger, MPH, CHES at ers166@pitt.edu with any questions about receiving CECH for these courses.

If you want to learn more about the National Network of Libraries of Medicine in your area, find your region on our website.

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This project is funded by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Cooperative Agreement Number UG4LM012342 with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System.

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