May 2013 - Training Resources Bulletin

AIHA Training Resources Bulletin

Supporting Access to the Latest Professional Online Resources

May 2013

In This Issue ...


Health in the Context of Sustainable Economic Frameworks Seminar series

Description: This online seminar will focus on including health and wellbeing as a measure of wealth in the era of sustainable development. The discussion will inform the health community of the current measures of health and well-being and opportunities for the future. Participants will hear from internationally-recognized experts presenting on current efforts to measure happiness and inclusive wealth.

The online seminar series is organized with support from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

Thursday, 23 May 2013:
Health in the Context of Sustainable Economic Frameworks.

Thursday, 27 June 2013:
Health in the Context of Global Climate Change.

Thursday, 25 July 2013:
Health in the Context of UN Processes to Development Post-2015 and Sustainable Development Goals.

Access: All Seminars will be open for participation via Elluminate. For those who cannot follow the live seminar, we will have the summaries available later online on its webpage.

Community Health Workers Tackling Chronic Diseases: Success Factors and Challenges

Description: The UnitedHealth and National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Collaborating Centers of Excellence conduct research to assess the benefits of engaging Community Health Workers (CHWs) to implement a range of interventions to prevent and control chronic diseases like heart and lung diseases, and diabetes.

Join leaders of the Centers of Excellence, the Open University (UK), and C3 Collaborating for Health as they discuss the successes and challenges around implementing CHW interventions in Ethiopia, India, Mexico, Central America, South Africa, and the United States.

There will be time for questions and answers, and a certificate of attendance will be available.

May 22, 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm GMT

Learning Objectives

  • Share experiences and approaches to engaging CHWs in the prevention of chronic disease
  • Identify the essential factors that enable CHWs to make a positive and sustainable contribution to chronic disease prevention.
  • Explore ways to address CHW’s training, supervision, and continuing education needs that are unique to chronic disease prevention and control programs

Access: Free. Registration required


2nd Africa Health Webinar on Medical Education in Africa. Who should we be Training?

Description: Africa's deficiency in human resources for health is well documented. So who can solve the problem? What is the balance to strike between primary and tertiary specialists? Who is best positioned to assess this? What should be the key drivers in this process?

Keynote speaker: Professor Miriam Were, EBS, BA, Dip Ed, MB, ChB, MPH, Dr PH. Chair of Kenya's National AIDS Control Council; Chair of the Board of AMREF, Board Member of the Global Health Workforce Alliance

May 21, 2 pm GMT, duration 45 minutes

Access: Free. Registration required



Sharing in

Description: is an open-access learning resource designed to address the shortage of primary health care providers in low-resource settings by increasing training capacity. Their model focuses on the development of competency through small group learning.

The system provides learning institutions and health care providers with resources to increase training capacity for students in primary care, including doctors, nurses, midwives and community health workers.

Content – Universally-relevant primary healthcare information, including text, images, and videos. As much as possible, they incorporate quality open-access resources created by others.

Cases – Country-specific healthcare scenarios to aid small group case-based learning

Material is written by students and residents and reviewed by residents, clinicians, and professors before being placed online.

The 'Top 100' Disease Topics for Primary Care Students - this page represents their efforts to identify and provide content for the top 100 topics for primary care students around the world



ModCAL for Training Skills

Description: ReproLinePlus provides the global health community with information, expertise and opportunities to support high-quality health systems in limited-resource settings. ReproLinePlus is sponsored and developed by Jhpiego - an international non -profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University.

ModCAL® for Training Skills course uses an interactive multimedia format to help learners become more effective in-service trainers or pre-service faculty. ModCAL® provides knowledge updates, training skills demonstrations and exercises to develop training competencies.

Key training resources, such as the Training Skills for Health Care Providers Reference Manual, Learner’s Guide and Facilitator’s Guide and PowerPoint presentations for a group-based course are provided in the resources section.

Access: Free to download. If you select the Multimedia Package, which includes video and audio content as well as print-only materials, you will be downloading roughly 1 Gigabyte (1 GB) of data. The Print-only Package is about 25 Megabytes (25 MB) in size. Create a free account to participate in discussions, receive alerts of new resources.


About the AIHA Training Resources Bulletin

The Training Resources Bulletin is distributed free of charge as a service of the American International Health Alliance’s Learning Resources Project (LRP) thanks to the generous support of the American people through the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The Learning Resources Project is implemented through AIHA’s HIV/AIDS Twinning Center Program, which is funded through a cooperative agreement with the US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

The Training Resources Bulletin is intended to assist institutions and individuals who are seeking online training options in the field of medicine, public health, social work, and related topics. Information in the Bulletin is obtained from various international organizations and presented as a service to AIHA’s LRP mailing list subscribers. AIHA is not responsible for the actual content of resources cited, nor the accuracy of information presented on these sites.

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The Training Resources Bulletin is compiled by Irina Ibraghimova, PhD, Library and Information Management Specialist at HealthConnect International ( The contents are the responsibility of AIHA and do not necessarily reflect the views of PEPFAR, HRSA, or the United States Government.

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