The Mid-America Public Health Training Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health invites you to our 8th Annual Rural Public Health Institute at the Thelma Keller Convention Center in Effingham, IL – Tuesday, March 13, 2012 – Thursday, March 15, 2012.
For the past 7 years, The Mid-America Public Health Training Center (MAPHTC) has been organizing the Rural Public Health Institute in Effingham, IL. MAPHTC provides learning opportunities for the public health workforce through distance education and face-to-face conferences and is supported by the Health Resource Services Administration (HRSA), and is a member of the National Public Health Training Center Network.
The Rural Public Health Institute provides half and full day training workshops on current, timely topics in the area of Rural Public Health. The Institute is designed to provide an opportunity for professional growth, educational enrichment and networking to those professionals who work in the fields of rural public health, health care, chronic diseases, food safety, epidemiology, surveillance, emergency preparedness, agriculture, and education.
Skills Building: Focuses on skills needed for a competent public health workforce
Preparedness: Focuses on preparing the public health community and workforce for disaster preparedness
Emerging Issues: Focuses on new trends in programs and policies for Rural Public Health
Hospital: Focuses on issues related to hospitals and the EMS community and their personnel
Please click HERE to register.
On February 7th, 2012 at 10.15 a.m., two student organizations in the EOHS
division will be joining more than 1 million people across nine states in
the largest Earthquake drill ever! This is the Great Central U.S. Shake Out
event. The purpose of Shake Out is to practice how to protect ourselves
during earthquakes, and to get prepared at work, school, and home. Everyone
Join the UIC SPH American Society of Safety Engineers and American
Industrial Hygiene Association Student Sections as we join millions of
central U.S. residents who want to take quake-safe action when seconds
- Drill – 10:15 am 2/7/12
- EOHS (SPHW) Building – 2121 W. Taylor Street, Chicago, IL
- Information Session- 12.00 pm – 2:00 pm 2/7/12
- Room 932, UIC SPHPI – 1603 W. Taylor Street, Chicago, IL
- Guest Speaker: Tony Dawson from The Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications.
- Bring your lunch. Desserts and Drinks will be provided.
This event is in collaboration with UIC Environmental Health and Safety
Office, Illinois Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center
(IPERLC) and the City of Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management and
If interested, RSVP to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org by February 3rd, 2012.
For more information about The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut, please visit this page: http://shakeout.org/centralus/
Registration is now open for the twentieth class of the Mid America Regional Public Health Leadership Institute. The theme for Year 20, “Leadership and Community Transformation,” will provide Fellows a unique opportunity to build personal leadership skills, professional networks, and to interact with national public health experts. Speakers will address issues related to comprehensive prevention planning, community change, and the role of systems thinking in public health leadership. This year’s institute will include two face-to-face conferences, as well as online learning. The Kickoff Conference will be April 11-13, 2012. A new online course will supplement two face-to-face conferences and team projects. Please consider nominating a colleague, or applying yourself!
To register, click here.
For more program information, click here.
For additional information, please contact Geoffrey Downie, email@example.com