July 2018 Newsletter
Janine Clarke participates in CDC's E-Learning Institute (ELI)
Janine Clarke, Instructor Designer for the Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center, recently completed her second year as a mentor for the CDC E-learning Institute (ELI). ELI is a six-month online fellowship designed to cultivate skills of public health training professionals with limited experience designing or developing e-learning products. Through a partnership with the   Public Health Foundation , ELI offers access to CDC-developed materials and subject matter experts, as well as the opportunity to learn from peers in a positive, experiential environment. Fellows learn innovative strategies and get the hands-on experience needed to create quality e-learning products. The ultimate goal of the program is to increase the quality and reach of public training programs produced by state and local health departments and public health organizations.

As part of the fellowship program, participants create an online training product in the form of a Quick Learn, receive mentoring support from CDC and outside e-learning experts, collaborate with peers, and take part in online learning opportunities. Participants also travel to the CDC offices in Atlanta, GA to attend an in-person orientation and a final showcase event where they present their e-learning products and receive constructive feedback from their mentors and peers. Participants are expected to post their final product on TRAIN .

To be invited to mentor this selective group is quite an honor and a unique opportunity to work with some of the best public health educators in the US. As a mentor for the second year, Janine mentored Lara Evans who currently works for State of Nevada as a Health Program Specialist with the State WIC Program. She has been with the WIC program since 2012 and works internally as the Training Coordinator. She designed and maintains the State WIC website, runs the WIC LMS site, and is responsible for the design, development of all program training. Her Quick Learn was titled “Nevada WIC Vendor Training 2018.” 

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The Data Into Action for Tribes : Introduction to Epidemiology course provides an overview of basic epidemiology for public health workers, including those working in the field of behavioral health. The primary objective of this training to increase the knowledge among tribal health departments of how to access available data from federal, state, and local resources for program planning surveillance, and data use. Topics addressed in this course include basic epidemiology, research questions, measures, study types, interpreting data, epidemiology in Indian country, and behavioral health epidemiology.

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