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    "Ebola Preparedness
    in Wa State

    Nov. 18, 2014
    Noon - 1 p.m.
    Register Today!

  • webcast
    "why dialogue and accountability make the perfect pair"
    Nov. 6, 2014
    10:00-10:45 a.m.

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Ebola Preparedness in Washington State - Webinar

As the current Ebola outbreak continues to unfold, public health departments around the country are readying their staff and communities for a possible response. In the November session of Hot Topics in Practice, Scott Lindquist, MD, MPH, will speak about the Ebola preparedness efforts underway in Washington State.

In the one-hour presentation, Lindquist will discuss how the state health department is working with hospitals, clinical providers, and laboratory workers to ensure proper procedures for case identification, laboratory testing, and infection control. He will also provide a brief overview of the virus and its clinical syndromes, as well as the current outbreak status in West Africa and the United States.

Register today to hear an up-to-date account of Ebola preparedness efforts in Washington State.

Slides will be available the morning of the session on the Hot Topics website. This session will be recorded and the archive posted by the next day.

Webcast: Why Dialogue and Accountability Make the Perfect Pair

One of the greatest challenges we face at work is...others. No matter our field of expertise, we're required to work with experts across our organization, not to mention customers. Day in and day out, we must "interface" with others. Lots of others. Opinionated others. Faulted others. Nearly everyone can relate to the challenges of attempting to secure results while working with other human beings.

You're invited to join New York Times bestselling author David Maxfield for a complimentary webcast on Thursday, November 6 where he will discuss how combining dialogue and accountability skills enable people in organizations to surface the best ideas, make the highest quality decisions, and handle gaps in performance.

During the webcast you will learn:

  1. The two crucial moments that have a profound effect on both personal and organizational success.
  2. A few key skills to help you dialogue more effectively, as well as hold others accountable - no matter person, position, or situation.
  3. How to diagnose dialogue and accountability problem areas and determine which skills to focus on first.

2014 Community Health Worker Training

DOH Offers Free Online Training

The Department of Health announces that registration is open for the 2014 Community Health Worker Training. This FREE online training is part of the Healthy Communities Washington initiative to increase access to quality preventative health care services and other community resources.

The DOH is working with Local Health Jurisdictions and the Breast, Cervical and Colon Heath Program to facilitate these trainings four times a year in seven regions around the state. 

The training lasts eight weeks and is delivered through a blend of in-person and online classes. Participants gain valuable skills to reduce barriers and coordinate care for people. After completing the core training, participants have access to 8 one-week training modules on health specific topics like heart disease, diabetes, and prostate cancer.

Participants should plan on spending two to four hours each week completing the online portion of the training.

Find more information on the Department of Health website at http://www.doh.wa.gov/CHWTS.

This webpage:

  1. Highlights the benefits of the training system.
  2. Lists the training dates and locations.
  3. Lists contact information for department staff involved with the Training System.
  4. Provides a link to registration.
  5. Provides a map that shows the Community Health Worker Training System regional areas.

Precision Exams Offers Assessments for Health Science CTE Courses

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and Precision Exams (www.precisionexams.com) are excited to announce their new partnership to deliver standardized CTE assessments statewide.

This partnership with Precision Exams will enable WA CTE programs to effectively and affordably provide industry assessments for every student in 150-plus CTE course areas. Additionally, it gives WA schools positive standards-based tools for program evaluation and improvement.

Benefits of this agreement:

  1. Unlimited role-based access to the entire inventory of 150+ Career Skills Standards and Exams in the Precision Exams system, including all performance rubrics, for every user-type (administrator, coordinator, and/or teacher) and user level (state, district, school).
  2. Pre and Post testing format available showing student growth.
  3. Unlimited access to all instant reporting suites.
  4. Unlimited trainings to districts via webinar and phone.
  5. Ongoing standards and exam maintenance.
  6. Discounted cost - only $2.50 per exam.
  7. There is no minimum or maximum number of exams that can be purchased.

If you are interested in further information about the exams or how to implement them within your school please contact Adam Sanchez, Washington State's implementation specialist, at (801) 653-9356 or by email at asanchez@precisionexams.com

The Precision Exams Washington website can be found here.

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