4159.0 Examples of effective distance/technology based training for the public health workforce in urban and rural settings

Tuesday, November 9, 2010: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
This session will present examples of different settings where distance/technology based training has proved effective in delivery continuing education to public health practitioners in rural and urban settings. Experts from the Pan American Health Association (PAHO)World Health Organization (WHO) will share examples of some of their successful distance learning programs. The session moderator will lead a discussion on strategies/methods to ensure that topics presented via distance learning can be effectively presented via distance technology. Attendees will also hear about plans to increase distance based eudcation for members of APHA, and they will have an opportunity to provide input and suggestions to increase these training/educational opportunities.
Session Objectives: Describe at least two characteristics of effective distance learning programs offered in a rurual and/or urban setting. Discuss the benefits of utilizing interactive training methods to ensure successful distance learning.
Gillian Barclay, DDS, MPH, PhD and Joyce R. Gaufin, BS
Annella J. Auer, BA, MPH and Charles Godue, MD

Successful Distance Based Learning
Annella J. Auer, BA, MPH

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Organized by: APHA-Education Board

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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