Training

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*FEATURED TRAINING: Contact Tracing Training 

The Public Health Agency of Canada and Health Canada

The Public Health Agency of Canada and Health Canada have developed three new modules as part of a larger learning program to train contact tracers. These free modules target both novice and experienced contact tracers who may or may not have a background in public health. The three modules include: Introduction to Contact Tracing; Case Interviewing and About Public Health in Canada. They are available in French and English. To access the modules, use the link below and click on “Health Emergency Management” (note: you will need to create or log into an existing account).  

CLICK HERE

*FEATURED TRAINING: eLearning Series on Contact Tracing

Australian and Canadian FETPs

Through funding from TEPHINET, the Australian Master of Philosophy in Applied Epidemiology (MAE) program (housed within the Australian National University) and the Canadian Field Epidemiology Program (housed within the Public Health Agency of Canada) have developed a new, three-module learning series on contact tracing. This series aims to provide public health professionals with essential skills and competencies associated with designing and implementing contact tracing programs.

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I. Training Specific to COVID-19


*FEATURED TRAINING: Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

World Health Organization

This self-paced, three-module course (duration: approximately one hour) provides information on what facilities should be doing to be prepared to respond to a case of an emerging respiratory virus such as the novel coronavirus, how to identify a case once it occurs, and how to properly implement IPC measures to ensure there is no further transmission to HCW or to other patients and others in the healthcare facility. This training is intended for healthcare workers and public health professionals, as it is focused on infection prevention and control.

ENGLISH | РУССКИЙ | Српски | ITALIANO | PORTUGUÊS | ESPAÑOL | INDONESIAN | 日本語 | FRANÇAIS | BAHASA INDONESIA | | СРПСКИ ЈЕЗИК | 中文 | МАКЕДОНСКИ ЈАЗИК | TÜRKÇE | JĘZYK POLSKI | TIẾNG VIỆT | العربية  | NEDERLANDS | TETUN


Emerging respiratory viruses, including COVID-19: methods for detection, prevention, response and control

World Health Organization

This course provides a general introduction to COVID-19 and emerging respiratory viruses and is intended for public health professionals, incident managers and personnel working for the United Nations, international organizations and NGOs.

ENGLISH | FRANÇAIS | ESPAÑOL | 中文 | PORTUGUÊSالعربية | РУССКИЙ | TÜRKÇE СРПСКИ ЈЕЗИК | فارسی | हिन्दी, हिंदी | МАКЕДОНСКИ ЈАЗИК TIẾNG VIỆT | INDIAN SIGN LANGUAGE | MAGYAR BAHASA INDONESIA বাংলা | اردو KISWAHILI | አማርኛ | ଓଡିଆ HAUSA | TETUN | DEUTSCH | ÈDÈ YORÙBÁ | ASỤSỤ IGBO | ਪੰਜਾਬੀ | ISIZULU | SOOMAALIGA | AFAAN OROMOO | دری | KURDÎ | پښتو


COVID-19: Operational Planning Guidelines and COVID-19 Partners Platform to support country preparedness and response

World Health Organization

These planning guidelines describe priority steps and actions to be included in countries’ preparedness and response plans across the major areas of public health preparedness and response. This is aligned with the previously published COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan (SPRP) (See Organization and Government Response Page)

ENGLISH | PORTUGUÊS FRANÇAIS | РУССКИЙ 中文 | BAHASA INDONESIA | العربية ESPAÑOL


Clinical Care Severe Acute Respiratory Infection

World Health Organization

This course includes content on clinical management of patients with a severe acute respiratory infection.

ENGLISH | FRANÇAIS | РУССКИЙ | INDONESIAN | PORTUGUÊS | Tiếng Việt | ESPAÑOL | МАКЕДОНСКИ | العربية


ePROTECT Respiratory Infections

World Health Organization

All personnel responding to outbreaks of Acute Respiratory Infections (ARIs) need to have the basic knowledge and skills to mount an effective response. They need to understand what ARIs are, how they are transmitted, how to assess the risk of infection and to understand basic hygiene measures to protect themselves.

ENGLISH | FRANÇAIS | РУССКИЙ | INDONESIAN | PORTUGUÊS | 中文 | العربية | ESPAÑOL | العربية | TIẾNG VIỆT | বাংলা | SHQIP | МАКЕДОНСКИ | TETUN


Introduction to Go.Data: Field Data Collection, Chains of Transmission and Contact Follow-up

World Health Organization

Go.Data is a field data collection platform focusing on case data (including lab, hospitalization and other variables through case investigation form) and contact data (including contact follow-up).

ENGLISH | ESPAÑOL


Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) Treatment Facility Design

World Health Organization

The SARI Facilities training package provides a thorough understanding of the principles driving the design process of COVID-19 screening areas for health care facilities, community facilities and SARI treatment centers, including how to repurpose an existing building into a SARI treatment center.

ENGLISH | PORTUGUÊS | РУССКИЙ | العربية | ITALIANO | INDONESIAN | ESPAÑOL | FRANÇAIS


COVID-19 at Points of Entry

World Health Organization 

WHO has created four courses to help responders in the detection and management of suspected cases at points of entry (POE) in settings such as Board Ships, Aviation, and at ground crossings.

  1. Management of ill travelers at points of entry in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak
  2. Operational Considerations for Managing COVID-19 Cases and Outbreaks on Board Ships
  3. Operational Considerations for Managing COVID-19 Cases and Outbreaks in Aviation
  4. Controlling the Spread of COVID-19 at Ground Crossings

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Foundational Training for COVID-19 Responders

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This training plan provides foundational COVID-19 information for individuals assisting in the COVID-19 response. The plan includes required, recommended, and supplemental training.

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Microlearning: Non-pharmaceutical Countermeasures for COVID-19

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Seven-part series:

  1. Introduction to Non-Pharmaceutical Countermeasure for COVID-19
  2. Personal protective equipment against COVID-19
  3. Environmental countermeasures against COVID-19
  4. Physical distancing countermeasures against COVID-19
  5. Infection prevention and control in the household against COVID-19
  6. Travel related countermeasures against COVID-19
  7. Mother-Infant health in the context of COVID-19

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The COVID-19 Learning Pathway (COVID and Humanitarian Responses)

Kaya

The course is provided by the Humanitarian Leadership Academy and Save the Children. This is designed to support humanitarians’ responses during this crisis, covering a number of critical topics, including Public Health, Child Protection and Gender/Equality.

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COVID-19: Tackling the Novel Coronavirus

Future Learn

This is a 3-week (4 hours weekly) course developed by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. The course will cover: What is known about the outbreak, what are the practical implications for responding to COVID-19 and understanding the gaps in our knowledge and the steps being taken to address them to better respond to COVID-19.

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Managing COVID-19 in General Practice

Future Learn

This is a 2-week (2 hours weekly) course developed by the St.George’s University of London. This course is designed for front-line clinicians and healthcare workers who are dealing with the large volume of patients in the current COVID-19 pandemic within the UK primary care.

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COVID-19 Critical Care: Understanding and Application

Future Learn

This is a 6-week (1 hour weekly) course developed by The University of Edinburgh and Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. The course is designed for front-line clinicians and healthcare workers to effectively care for critically ill patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19 Diagnostics and Testing

Future Learn

This is a 3-week (3 hours weekly) course developed by FIND, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and ASLM. The course is designed for professionals involved in the testing and diagnosis of COVID-19, with a focus on low and middle-income settings. 

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Fighting COVID-19 with Epidemiology: A Johns Hopkins Teach-Out

Coursera

The course is offered by Johns Hopkins University and is a beginner course (5 hours) for the general public interested in how public health professionals identify and measure outbreaks, like the COVID-19 epidemic, and want to understand the epidemiology of these infections. Subtitles available: Spanish and Italian

Beginner course


COVID-19: What You Need to Know

Coursera

The course (3 hours) is offered by IPMA and Osmosis. This course is for health professionals interested in staying informed of current information put forth by the CDC, WHO, and other leading agencies and covers the basics, personal protective equipment, diagnostics, and other material.

Beginner course: Continuous Medical Education (CME) Eligible


Measuring and Maximizing Impact of COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Coursera

The course is offered by Johns Hopkins University and is a 3-hour course for the managers and developers of contact tracing program interested in measuring and maximizing impact of COVID-19 Contract Tracing. 

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COVID-19 Contact Tracing

Coursera

This is a course (6 hours) offered by the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health for professionals interested in acquiring key skills in contact tracing.

Beginner course: Free Course Certificate

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II. Training Related to Researching and Managing Emerging Infectious Disease Epidemics


*FEATURED TRAINING: Risk Communication Training

TEPHINET

The main purpose of this curriculum is to guide those who communicate on behalf of their organization during an emergency with risk communication principles and best practices.

CLICK HERE


*FEATURED TRAINING: Contact Tracing Training 

The Public Health Agency of Canada and Health Canada

The Public Health Agency of Canada and Health Canada have developed three new modules as part of a larger learning program to train contact tracers. These free modules target both novice and experienced contact tracers who may or may not have a background in public health. The three modules include: Introduction to Contact Tracing; Case Interviewing and About Public Health in Canada. They are available in French and English. To access the modules, use the link below and click on “Health Emergency Management” (note: you will need to create or log into an existing account).  

CLICK HERE


Pandemic and Epidemic-prone Diseases

World Health Organization

This introductory level online course aims to equip frontline responders with the latest know-how to manage outbreaks of known and emerging epidemic-prone diseases in the 21st century.

ENGLISH | FRANÇAIS


Public Health Interventions in Pandemics and Epidemics

World Health Organization

The 21st century has witnessed changes - travel and trade, urbanization, environmental degradation and other trends that increase the risk of disease outbreaks, their spread and amplification into epidemics and pandemics. This introductory level online course will guide you through the new landscape by providing information and tools you need to better manage disease outbreaks and health emergencies.

ENGLISH | FRANÇAIS


Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) core components and multimodal strategies

World Health Organization

This course provides the essential components of effective IPC programmes, including multimodal strategies for implementation, at the national and facility level, according to scientific evidence and the advice of WHO and international experts.

ENGLISH


Nursing Home Infection Preventionist Training Course

U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This course will provide infection prevention and control (IPC) training for individuals responsible for IPC programs in nursing homes so they can effectively implement their programs and ensure adherence to recommended practices by front-line staff.

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Airway Matters

Future Learn

This is a 5-week (4 hour weekly) course developed by University College London and University College London Hospital. This course is for all members of the multidisciplinary team who provide airway support to patients or care for patients with a compromised airway. The course will explore key concepts underlying safe, multidisciplinary airway management.

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COVID-19: Pandemics, Modelling, and Policy

FutureLearn

UNESCO UNITWIN Complex Systems Digital Campus and The Open University developed this 2-week Course (2 hours weekly). The course will explore the social, economic, and political factors in the spread of a pandemic such as COVID-19, examining how scientists try to forecast the spread and severity of epidemics, and what we can and can’t know.

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COVID-19: Psychological Impact, Wellbeing and Mental Health

FutureLearn

Maudsley Learning and The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust developed this 3-week Course (2 hours weekly). The course provides helpful strategies and advice on how to deal with the anxiety and uncertainty of COVID-19, cope with its challenges, and ultimately prepare for life after coronavirus.

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Social Care During COVID-19: Coping with Self-Isolation and Social Distancing

FutureLearn

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust developed this Course. The 4-week course (1 hour weekly) will explore the impact of self-isolation and social distancing on social care, as well as the added vulnerabilities that COVID-19 may create.

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Communicating During Global Health Emergencies

Rollins School of Public Health and CDC: Division of Global Health Protection

This course introduces basic concepts and principles of communicating during a global crisis or emergency. It explores why communication during an emergency is different and the importance of adapting emergency messages to the needs of affected populations. This course is free to audit, without access to assessments.

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Ethics in Epidemics, Emergencies and Disasters: Research, Surveillance and Patient Care

The Global Health Training Centre

This seven-module course offers comprehensive training exploring the wide range of ethical issues faced by health professionals and policymakers working in the context of epidemics/pandemics and disaster situations, focusing primarily on the key areas of research, surveillance and patient care.

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eLearning Series on Contact Tracing

Australian and Canadian FETPs

Through funding from TEPHINET, the Australian Master of Philosophy in Applied Epidemiology (MAE) program (housed within the Australian National University) and the Canadian Field Epidemiology Program (housed within the Public Health Agency of Canada) have developed a new, three-module learning series on contact tracing. This series aims to provide public health professionals with essential skills and competencies associated with designing and implementing contact tracing programs.

CLICK HERE


Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) for COVID-19 in West and Central Africa

The Regional Working group for Risk Communication and Community Engagement in West and Central Africa have developed a new online course on Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) for COVID-19 in West and Central Africa. This course aims to provide RCCE in complex situations based on practices and experiences from West and Central Africa.

FRENCH

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III. Webinars


Strategies to Support the COVID-19 Response in LMICs: A Virtual Seminar Series

Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health

Johns Hopkins faculty will share their experience and the latest data across key topic areas, and provide resources to help international partners prepare for the pandemic within their institutions.

Register | Session recordings and resources


Trainings for Healthcare Professionals

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This is a list of CDC COVID-19 webinars and training materials for healthcare professionals.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Preparedness - Fit Testing N95 Respirator for Healthcare Workers

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

According to the CDC, the effectiveness of N95 respirators to control exposures to airborne infectious diseases is highly dependent on proper fit and use.

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Self-Care and Applying Psychological First Aid for COVID-19 Responders

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

This video provides the healthcare responder with just-in-time training on responder stress during COVID-19 and provides stress management strategies that should be implemented now to protect our healthcare workforce.

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Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication Webinars

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Emergency preparedness and response

Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication (CERC) training can help responders and public health professionals prepare to communicate in an emergency. CERC trainings are based on lessons learned during public health emergencies, evidence-based practices from the fields of risk and crisis communication, and psychology.

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Strategies for Ensuring Healthcare Systems Preparedness and Optimizing N95 Supplies

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

An informational webinar on how health systems can prepare for COVID-19, and optimize N95 supply. (Presentation slides)

CLICK HERE


Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Global Webinar Series: Practical IPC Considerations in the Fight Against COVID-19

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), IPC professional societies and Project ECHO

Webinars will be held every Thursday, May 14 – July 30, 2020 8:00-9:30 am EDT │ 12:00-1:30 UTC

Simultaneous translation is available in Arabic, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

Session recordings and resources


COVID-19 Clinical Rounds

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)

The U.S HHS/ ASPR, in collaboration with the National Ebola and Special Pathogens Training and Education Centers (NETEC), and Project ECHO, launched a series of COVID-19 Clinical Rounds. Each Clinical Rounds session includes brief presentations from experienced expert clinicians followed by discussion related to Q&A generated by the participants.

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COVID-19 Clinical Community of Practice Webinar Series

Africa CDC- Institute for Workforce Development

Africa CDC Institute for Workforce Development hosted a webinar series on COVID-19 Clinical Community of Practice.

CLICK HERE


COVID-19: Updates from Singapore

National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN)

The COVID-19: Updates from Singapore weekly webinar series by NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University Health System and WHO’s Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network is a weekly webcast forum for leading clinicians, scientists, public health officials and policy makers with expertise in SARS CoV-2 and its associated infection COVID-19 to share insights into their field of study.

CLICK HERE

 

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IV. Training Materials 


COVID-19 Simulation Exercise

World Health Organization

To support countries’ preparedness efforts on the COVID-19 outbreak, WHO Department of Health Security and Preparedness has developed a generic COVID-19 tabletop exercise package.

CLICK HERE


Rapid Response Team Training Packages for COVID-19

World Health Organization

The WHO Emergency Preparedness Division consolidated an online learning package to provide National Rapid Response Teams members with the key knowledge and tools needed to early detect and effectively respond to a Covid-19 outbreak.

ENGLISH


Contact Tracing Training

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

These sample training plans include training topics that may be helpful for state and local public health jurisdictions to consider when designing their own training plans for COVID-19 contact tracers, case investigators, and team leads.

CLICK HERE


B-Roll video: Public Health Screenings at U.S. Airports for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CLICK HERE


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