Surveillance in Public Health Training


This course is cosponsored by CDC (Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services) and Emory University (Rollins School of Public Health). Classes will be taught by CDC and Emory field experts.

May 18 – 22, 2020
(deadline April 18, 2020 or later with available seating)

$850 (4.5 days training)

Apply for this course

Course Covers:

  • History of Public Health Surveillance (PHS)
  • Overview of PHS
  • Considerations in planning PHS
  • Sources and collection of data for PHS
  • Data science and its role in PHS
  • Analysis and Interpretation of PHS data
  • Communicating PHS data
  • Ethics and legal issues in PHS
  • State and Local issues in PHS
  • The Emerging Role of Artificial Intelligence in PHS
  • Evaluating PHS data/systems

Special topics in Public Health Surveillance (PHS):

  • Foodborne/Molecular surveillance
  • Cancer surveillance
  • Syndromic surveillance
  • HIV/AIDS surveillance

Hands-on table top PHS case study exercises:

  • Epidemiologic response to Hurricane
  • NY City Surveillance
  • Development of Surveillance Systems


Alaska Indigenous Research Program (AKIRP)


Promoting Resilience, Health, and Wellness May 4-22, 2020

About this Event:
The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) and Alaska Pacific University (APU) are hosting the second Alaska Indigenous Research Program (AKIRP): Promoting Resilience, Health and Wellness May 4-22, 2020.

We encourage those who are interested in Indigenous research methodology, Alaska Native/American Indian heath research, public health professionals, researchers, undergraduate and graduate students, and recent high school graduates over 18 to apply.

Space is limited to 50 people per week. The option to apply for multiple weeks is available! We suggest taking weeks 1 and 2 together or weeks 2 and 3 together.

• Week 1 | May 4-8 |Advanced Research
• Week 2 | May 11-15| Health Ethics Courses
• Week 3 | May 18-22| Introductory Research Courses
• There is no cost for the three weeks of courses
• Limited scholarships available for travel (airfare, room and board)
• Academic credit available

APU Carr Gottstein
4225 University Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508

For more information please visit our web page at


Contact for questions:
Lauren Smayda // // (907)-729-4551
Karli Tyance Hassell // // 907-729-4583

Tribal Grant Writing


In this workshop you will:

  • Improve your grant writing skills
  • Increase your understanding of the components and requirements of grant applications
  • Review principles of technical writing
  • Practice strategies to relay information in grant applications
  • Learn tips and standards Grant Reviewers use as they screen applications

When: Dec 10-12, 2019
Where: Nome, AK
Cost: $100

Register at:

Trainers: Jay Blackwell and Elton Naswood
Lunch provided
Travel scholarships available
CPH credits available

Human Trafficking and Public Health – New SOAR Online Training Module


SOAR Online is a series of training modules launched in 2018 by the National Human Trafficking Training and Technical Assistance Center and Postgraduate Institute, in collaboration with federal partners. A new SOAR for School-Based Professionals Module equips those serving middle and high school students to better understand how human trafficking-related issues impact youth.

Visit the SOAR Online page for full CE/CME information and register for SOAR Online.

Save the Date: Tribal Researchers’ Cancer Control Fellowship Program


Save the date: June 7-19, 2020

Sponsored by:
National Cancer Institute
Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH)
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board

Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
Portland, Oregon

Topics will include (not limited to):

  • Cancer control study design
  • Cancer epidemiology
  • Cancer screening
  • Cohort studies among American Indians
  • Community-based chronic disease programs
  • Cultural considerations in cancer epidemiology
  • Focus groups
  • Grant writing
  • Implementing a Native comprehensive cancer prevention and control project

To apply:
Applications are encouraged from American Indians and Alaska Natives with a demonstrated interest in cancer prevention and control. Applications will be available in January and due in March.

Accepted Fellows will:

  • Attend a two-week training in June 2020
  • Attend a one-week training in Fall 2020
  • Receive peer and career mentorship to develop and implement cancer control projects
  • Be eligible for paid internships
  • Be connected to a network of experts in cancer control and prevention in Indian Country

For more information and to apply visit
E-mail Ashley Thomas at