Course Offerings

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Essentials of Telehealth Course

Essentials of Telehealth

Tell Me Your Story Course

Tell Me Your Story

Childhood Maltreatment Course

Childhood Maltreatment

Health IT

1.5 CEU Credits

The Essentials of Telehealth (CM0001) is an introductory course to Telehealth providing an overview of telehealth, legal issues, telehealth etiquette, and efficacy in healthcare. 

This course is fully online and self-paced. Learners may start the course at any time and move through the course material at any speed they choose. Upon completing this course, learners will earn continuing education credit which may be applied to their current healthcare licensure requirements.  The materials in this course correspond to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Telehealth Competencies established in 2020 and provide .25 CEUs.

Cultural Competencies

1.5 CEU Credits

“Tell Me Your Story”, is an engaging and thought-provoking cultural competency training that was developed as a collaborative effort between Partnership for Healthier Fairfax, Fairfax County Health Department, Inova Health System, George Mason University and Northern Virginia AHEC. The “Tell Me Your Story” curriculum is enhanced with first person story video vignettes provided by Fairfax County residents. The original live training is comprised of three modules: (1) Navigating the Healthcare System; (2) Social Determinants of Health (Social Support); and (3) Behavioral Health. Prior to March 2020, the training had been successfully piloted with multiple audiences, each rating the course with high marks.

Cultural Competencies

1.5 CEU Credits

This course is divided into 7 modules focused on the epidemiology of trauma and adverse childhood experiences among children and adolescents. It also explores the question of trauma dosing, how trauma affects the human brain, and why young people from disadvantaged socioeconomic status are at higher risk to suffer numerous adverse childhood experiences. Each module will end with a brief quiz.

Intro to Public Health Course

Intro to Public Health

Intro to Epidemiology Course

Intro to Epidemiology

Intro to Surveillance Course

Intro to Public Health Surveillance

Public Health

Public health is “the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private communities, and individuals.” — CEA Winslow

Public Health

Epidemiology is the “study of distribution and determinants of health-related states among specified populations and the application of that study to the control of health problems.” — A Dictionary of Epidemiology 

Public Health

Public health surveillance is “the ongoing, systematic collection, analysis, and interpretation of health-related data essential to planning, implementation, and evaluation of public health practice.” — Field Epidemiology

Intro to Laboratories Course

Intro to Public Health Laboratories

Intro to Prevention Effectiveness Course

Intro to Public Health Prevention & Effectiveness

Intro to Informatics Course

Intro to Public Health Informatics

Public Health

Public health laboratories focus on diseases and the health status of population groups. They perform limited diagnostic testing, reference testing, and disease surveillance. They also provide emergency response support, perform applied research, and provide training for laboratory personnel.

Public Health

Prevention effectiveness is the systematic assessment of the impact of public health policies, programs, and practices on health outcomes by determining their effectiveness, safety, and costs.” — Prevention Effectiveness: A Guide to Decision Analysis and Economic Evaluation

Public Health

“Public health informatics is the systematic application of information, computer science, and technology to public health practice, research, and learning.” — Public Health Informatics: Improving and Transforming Public Health in the Information Age