New cancer control video series to aid public health professionals, help save lives
A new video series focusing on cancer control for public health and population health improvement has just been launched by the Colorado School of Public Health’s Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center (RM-PHTC). Two years in the making, the Cancer Control Video Series includes 17 videos and numerous experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), American Cancer Society, and leading universities from across the nation.
“We designed this unique video series specifically as a resource for public health professionals working in cancer control,” said Elaine Scallan, Director, RM-PHTC and Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Colorado School of Public Health. “It provides an essential primer on what we know about cancer sites and risk factors and how we can use this knowledge to improve prevention and cancer outcomes.”
One of 10 Regional Public Health Training Centers funded by the Health Resources Service Administration (HRSA), and a member of HRSA’s Public Health Learning Network, the RM-PHTC is the national lead on trainings for public health professionals on the topic of cancer. Their highly anticipated training series brings together the multidisciplinary talents of cancer experts, practitioners, instructional designers, and animators to create an entertaining, baseline introduction to cancer including risk factors and issues like survivorship, surveillance, and coalitions.
“This series is perfect for public health professionals who are new to cancer control,” says Laurie Schneider, deputy chief of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.
The series is self-paced and learners can complete one topic or multiple topics. Certificates of completion are available by topic. Click here to browse the series.
This project was supported by grant number UB6HP27876 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an operating division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Health Resources and Services Administration or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
About the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center
The Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center provides learning opportunities to public health professionals in Colorado, Montana, North and South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming, and serves as the national lead on the topic of cancer. The Training Center is housed within the Center for Public Health Practice at the Colorado School of Public Health. The RM-PHTC works in collaboration with several organizations to develop, market, deliver and evaluate a wide range of trainings based on current needs and public health trends. It is a member of the Public Health Learning Network.
Source: Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center