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September 2017
The Public Health Learning Network (PHLN) is celebrating another year as a network! To mark our third year together, we're sharing a new edition of Elevate, full of training center success stories, resources and outstanding public health training opportunities.

Student Stars are Shining Lights in Public Health

The PHLN's 10 regional public health training centers are establishing and strengthening field placements for students in public and nonprofit private health agencies and organizations. Each training center provides field placement stipends of $1,500 to 20 students each year.

Each placement offers structured opportunities for students to apply to a practice-based setting what they've learned in the classroom.

With pride and delight, we’re pleased to present a constellation of student stars who are making critical contributions to public health.

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Implementing a Stock Inhaler Program in Arizona Schools

Asthma is the most common pediatric condition afflicting children, but children in school lack access to inhalers during emergencies. The Region IX - Western Region Public Health Training Center partnered with University of Arizona researchers to tackle this issue in Arizona schools.

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Three Public Health Training Needs Rise to the Top

Now more than ever, overcoming public health challenges like the opioid epidemic, climate change, emergencies, Zika, and Ebola requires specialized workforce training. A recent PHLN analysis has surfaced three essential training needs for today.

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When 10,000 Public Health Professionals Speak Up

As the first survey of its kind, the Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey delivers specific insights into the national workforce. Now, public health leaders have a unique opportunity to better understand the workforce they lead, in the face of enormous challenges and opportunities.

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PHLN in Action

In our third year as a network, the PHLN continues to fulfill legislative requirements as the United States national public health training program. Here are a few of the exciting moves we've made in the last three years to equip public health professionals like you with high-quality training!

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Check out our Summer/Fall list of featured news, accomplishments and updates about strategic initiatives from the PHLN.

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Training Highlights

This special expanded edition of our Training Highlights series showcases the top trainings from each regional public health training center in the PHLN. We're proud to offer these learning opportunities at no cost!

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Let's Help Our South Texas Neighbors 

While the official emergency response is underway in Hurricane Harvey's aftermath, communities can anticipate a protracted recovery period. At this time, food and diapers are high priority needs. The National Network of Public Health Institutes (home to the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training) is collecting tax-deductible monetary donations to purchase and ship diapers and to donate cash to Texas food banks. We welcome any donations – on behalf of individuals or institutes. Please send checks directly to Kim Ramsey, 1100 Poydras Street, Suite 950, New Orleans, LA 70163, or use NNPHI’s PayPal account

Comprising the National Coordinating Center for Public Health Training, 10 regional public health training centers, and 40 local performance sites, the Public Health Learning Network works to improve the nation’s public health system by strengthening the technical, scientific, managerial, and leadership competence of public health professionals.
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