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The North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH) Training Website was developed to offer public health professionals and other interested persons immediate access to short, high quality trainings on a variety of public health topics.

Trainings address core public health and epidemiology competencies, as well as public health preparedness capabilities.

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HIPAA: An Overview

This training provides public health professionals with a summary of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

Introduction to Cultural Competency and Title VI

This training discusses the issue of cultural competency and the impact on delivery of public health and healthcare services and in order to be compliant with national legislation.

Decision-making in Public Health Ethics (Public Health Ethics, Module 6)

This module describes decision-making in public health ethics including how to recognize ethical issues, follow fair procedures, and take steps to address an ethical issue.

This module, developed in partnership with the Program in Public Health Ethics at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is part of the "Public Health Ethics" training series developed to promote the ethical practice of public health by teaching about the ethical principles of public health and by providing resources for creating an ethical climate in public health agencies and schools of public health.

Distinguishing Public Health Ethics from Medical Ethics (Public Health Ethics, Module 1)

Ethics in medicine has been studied longer and is more developed than ethics in public health. But principles of medical ethics do not provide the needed direction for common ethical situations in public health.

Using a case study of a water fluoridation debate in a California county, this module presents: the relationship between theoretical and practical ethics; the application of medical ethics to the fluoridation debate; and then the application of public health ethics to the fluoridation debate.

This module, developed in partnership with the Program in Public Health Ethics at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is part of the "Public Health Ethics" training series developed to promote the ethical practice of public health by teaching about the ethical principles of public health and by providing resources for creating an ethical climate in public health agencies and schools of public health.

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Preventing Lead Poisoning (Healthy Homes, 1)

This training provides an overview of the main causes of lead exposure and poisoning, testing recommendations for children, and prevention methods.

Roles and Responsibilities of Local Public Health Governing Boards in North Carolina

This training module, which is made up of three sections, provides an introduction to the key roles and responsibilities that local boards of health are charged with as the "the policy-making, rule-making and adjudicatory body for a county health department."

The first section of the module provides an overview of the milestones in public health and the current challenges facing public health; finally, it discusses the relationship between the work of local boards of health and the core functions and ten essential services of public health.

The second section focuses on the legal responsibilities and authority of public health in North Carolina and reviews the roles and responsibilities of local health departments, health directors and boards of health as defined by public health law.

The third section will provide a better understanding the role of a member of a board of health, the challenges of governance and how to govern more effectively.

The recommended prerequisite for all new public health governing board members is Introduction to Public Health in North Carolina. For additional training and supplemental learning, please visit the Boards of Health Training Offerings website.

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Public Health HIPPA Training

Some trainings on the NCIPH Training Website are designed to be taken in a series, although they can also be taken individually. Click on the link above to see a list of the trainings in our newest series.

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Webinars:

Impacts on Local Public Health: Lessons Learned from (Medicaid) Transformation Across the U.S.

In response to the current North Carolina Medicaid Transformation process and uncertainty about how local health departments will be affected, this webinar examines the research literature around how similar processes played out in other parts of the country. This webinar specifically focuses on how similar transformation drivers affected local public health, with a focus on lessons learned and recommendations for how local health departments in North Carolina can best prepare for this changing landscape.

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