This module was designed for local board of health members to bolster their knowledge about the rulemaking responsibility, boundaries and procedures by answering some of the fundamental questions about board of health rules. What is a board of health rule? What kind of rules may a board of health adopt?What is the board's general authority to make rules as well as the limitations on this authority? Finally, we will briefly review a few of the procedural requirements that North Carolina law imposes on the rulemaking process.
This short online module provides an overview of public health in NC and was developed to be used as a component of a new- or recently-hired employee orientation for health departments.
This training series demonstrates the basic features of the North Carolina Community Health Information Portal (NC-HIP), a web-based application that geo-locates health and demographic data across North Carolina. This series of modules is designed for healthcare providers, public health professionals, policymakers, and others, who are interested in better understanding and responding to their community's health needs.
Physical Assessment of
Adults forms the foundation of the enhanced role nursing courses. This course
is designed to provide nurses with comprehensive data on obtaining health
histories and physical assessments of adults and enables them to perform a
complete physical assessment and develop a plan of action. Successful
completion of this eight-week course and the six-month clinical practicum will
enable participants to meet the Medicaid requirements for billing Health Promotion
Services, MOU with the local health departments.
This short online course was designed to explore issues associated with ethics in public health, such as the differences between medical ethics and public health ethics, the values and beliefs inherent to a public health perspective, and how public health's legal powers relate to public health ethics.
The purpose of this online course is to provide a standardized curriculum for local health department nurses in North Carolina to prepare them to implement a comprehensive STD screening and management program to reach patients who are at high risk for STDs in their local communities. The major emphasis is implementation of treatment protocols under standing orders. Successful completion of this eight-week course and the five-month clinical practicum will enable participants to meet the education requirements for billing for Medicaid services and to meet Communicable Disease Agreement Addenda requirements.
The Women's Integrated Systems for Health (WISH) Online Training Series training series focuses on key components of an integrated approach to
promoting the health of women during late adolescence and throughout the
child-bearing years. This training series arose from the need for
practice-based tools that advance multi-disciplinary partnership,
community engagement and using evidence-based approaches grounded in
proven theoretical models.
Other Distance Learning Opportunities at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
SPH Distance Learning
This page lists a number of other distance education programs at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, including distance-based degree programs and certificates.
UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness Training Site
The UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness offers a series of free short Internet-based trainings on public health preparedness, focusing on such topics as surveillance, agents of bioterrorism, and emerging and re-emerging disease agents.
Public Health Workforce Development System
Developed by the UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness, the Public Health Workforce Development System can assess individual training needs and interests, identify training opportunities to meet those needs, and can track the trainings taken.
Epidemiology Online is a product of the education and training program of ERIC in Durham, NC and the Health Care Epidemiology Program in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health's Department of Epidemiology. It is a series of one and two-hour short Web-based courses in epidemiology. These courses cover a variety of topics. Participants who successfully complete a course can print a personalized certificate for their records.
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