• Colleagues & Community Partners:

    You are invited to participate in a FREE sexual health training for the curriculum, FLASH, in Macon, Ga. @ the North Central Health District, Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, 9 a.m-4 p.m.  One of the authors of the curriculum, Kari Kesler, will facilitate this training.  Kari is with Seattle-King County Public Health in Seattle, Washington.   We believe that the more expertise and knowledge health & youth services professionals have in diverse various evidenced-based and promising curricula, the better they can tailor their educational programs to meet the diverse needs of their community.

    A Few FLASH Facts:

    • A science-based promising program
    • Designed for school classroom setting in the health unit, but can be taught in any environment, i.e., after-school, small community groups, etc.
    • Currently implemented in 8 Georgia School Districts and several individual schools.
    • Curriculum of choice by the CDC’s Division of Adolescent & School Health (DASH) recipients
    • Entails a strong Family Component which encourages dialogue between parents/guardians/trusted adult and children regarding family values & sexual health topics
    • Curriculum is currently being rigorously evaluated through a grant for the Federal Office of Adolescent Health in 2 geographical regions of the United States.
    • 80,000 downloads per year

    This training will increase your expertise knowledge of:

    • STD & Teen Pregnancy Prevention
    • Building skills self-efficacy in teenagers
    • Sexual Violence Prevention

    Survey Monkey Registration for attendance will be available January 24-Feb. 3, 2017.  Seats are limited as lunch will be provided.  We look forward to seeing you & your staff!  Thank you.


    The Region IV Public Health Training Center invites you to watch the Models of Excellence Lecture: Archived Webcast: 2016 Georgia Legislative Update and the Impact on Public Health With Scott Maxwell, Co-Founder of Mathews and Maxwell, Inc.

    Online Recorded Lecture  (Original lecture given on May 6, 2016) Click here to register.



*** Working Together for the Future: Tapping into Federal Programs and Services in Your Community – The HHS Region IV Office of the Regional Health Administrator has partnered with the Health Resources and Services Administration and Emory University to host this webinar on January 26, 2017, 12-1:30 pm ET. This webinar will highlight how health departments can leverage federal programs and services to improve health outcomes in their communities.  Register here:


***Summer Public Health Scholars Program – The Summer Public Health Scholars Program is designed for undergraduate students to increase interest in and knowledge of public health and biomedical science careers. SPHSP is a partnership of Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, College of Dental Medicine, School of Nursing, and the Mailman School of Public Health. Submission deadline is January 31, 2017. For information, visit


***Public Health Leadership and Learning Undergraduate Student Success Program – The PLLUSS Program is a public health leadership and research program for undergraduate sophomore and junior scholars minoring or majoring in public health with at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale. The PLLUSS Program provides scholars with mentored public health research and community health activities and professional development, especially in the area of promotion of health equity and the elimination of health disparities research. Submission deadline is January 31, 2017. For information, visit


***Future Public Health Leaders Program – The Future Public Health Leaders Program is a 10-week residential program at the University of Michigan School Of Public Health designed to encourage underrepresented college students to consider careers in public health. Submission deadline is January 31, 2017. For information, visit


Capacity Building

“LGBTQ-Inclusive Pregnancy Prevention Counseling for Adolescents”

Click here, and you will be prompted to answer 3 registration questions before getting access to the webinar.

Media Outreach/Parent Outreach/Professional Development