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COVID-19 Resources

It is important in these uncertain times to stay informed and seek information from reputable sources. For updates on the corona virus please visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the World Health Organization.

For additional information about COVID-19 resources and events please visit the National Network of Public Health Institutes and the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health website.

The Region 2 Public Health Training Center’s April Log-in2Learn Webinar hosted by Dr. Renata Schiavo is now available on demand.

COVID19: Using a Health Equity and Human Rights Lens to Protect Vulnerable Populations during this Pandemic and Beyond

Resources to Support Health Care Personnel Resilience


The Disaster Distress Helpline provides toll-free 24 hour crisis counseling. Call 1- (800) 985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.

Safe Call Now provides confidential crisis referral services for all public safety employees, emergency services personnel and their family members. Call (206) 459-3020.

SAMHSA’s National Helpline and Treatment Referral Routing Service is a free, 24 hour information service in English and in Spanish for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. 1- (800) 662- HELP (4357) or TTY: 1-800-487-4889.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline connects callers to local crisis workers. 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

National Domestic Violence Hotline provides confidential support to anyone experiencing domestic violence or seeking resources and information. 1-800-799- SAFE (7233).

North Caroline Healthcare Workers Hope4Healers. Licensed therapists provide free emotional support for healthcare workers and their families. (919) 226-2002. Hope4Healers

The ChildHelp National Child Abuse Hotline provides professional crisis counseling in over 170 languages. The hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call or text 1-800-4AChild (800) 442-4453.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) helpline provides mental health resources Monday through Friday, between 10am and 6pm EST. Call (800) 950-NAMI (6264) or text NAMI to 741741 (24/7 support via text message).

Department of Veterans Affairs Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder helpline (PTSD). To get help right away call 1-800-273-8255. Press “1” if you are a veteran.

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Confidential live peer assistance. Call (800) 654-5167. AANA Helpline

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We are pleased to offer a comprehensive collection of competency-based public health and subject-related trainings. Our training programs are free, high-quality, and interactive — designed to fully engage learners and impart needed knowledge and skills for the public health workforce.

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The Region 2 Public Health Training Center is a member of the Public Health Learning Network, the nation’s most comprehensive system of public health educations, experts, and thought leaders.

Strategic Skills Training Series














The modules in this series use the
Community Health Improvement Planning
(CHIP)process to introduce you, the
learner, to the basics of the following
strategic skills:

• Systems Thinking
• Persuasive Communication
• Change Management

To help you think about ways to leverage
these skills in your journey as a Chief Health
Strategist, to address real world problems in
your community, the modules utilize a case
study approach, set in the fictitious Tycho
County focused on an all too familiar
public health problem, opioid misuse.

Follow the button below to access these modules.

Need more Systems Thinking?

We’ve developed an introductory module to explore how to use problem solving approaches inspired by systems thinking to reduce inequities in childhood obesity.


Click the button below to access A Systems Approach to Understanding Childhood Obesity

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