Chronic Disease University

Chronic Disease University is a webinar series designed to inform participants of current public health trends, provide resources for public health programs, and promote an interactive and collaborative learning environment. Each webinar is 1 hour and includes topic areas relevant to public health in Georgia. CHES/MCHES credits will be available.

For more information on how to register for Chronic Disease University webinar sessions, please send an email to:

This event is sponsored by the Georgia Department of Public Health and Georgia Society for Public Health Education (GASOPHE). 

For more information about GASOPHE, please click on this link: 





January 30, 2018

Dr. Jean O’Connor

Coordinated Chronic Disease in Georgia  The recording will begin in five minutes. 

Coordinated Chronic Disease in Georgia .pdf

February 14, 2018

Latresh Davenport, MPH and Marsha L. Marshall, Ph.D., MPH

The Role of Public Health Practitioners in Chronic Disease Prevention

March 14, 2018

Allison Smith, MPH, CHES,

Portia Buchongo MPH, BSN, RN,

Monyette Childs, Ph.D.

GA Approach to Diabetes and CVD Prevention The recording will begin in one minute.

GA Approach to Diabetes and CVD Prevention.pdf

April 11, 2018

Esther Mune, Ph.D., MPH

GA Approach to Addressing Obesity Prevention The recording will begin in five minutes.

GA Approach to Addressing Obesity Prevention.pdf

May 9, 2018

Kimberly Jenkins, MHA

SNAP-Ed in Georgia The recording will begin in one minute. 

SNAP-Ed in Georgia

June 13, 2018

Audrey Idaikaddar

Eat. Move. Talk!  GA’s Approach to Addressing Early Brain Development in Early Child Centers The recording will begin in six minutes. 

Eat. Move. Talk!

July 11, 2018

Tamira Moon, MPH, MCHES

Cathy Broom

Yolanda Palmer 

GA’s Comprehensive Cancer Program  The recording will begin in twelve minutes. 

Cancer Program

August 8, 2018

Anne-Marie Coleman, Ph.D., MPH

GA’s Tobacco Use Prevention Program 

Tobacco Use Prevention Program

September 12, 2018 

CDP Asthma Program

GA’s Approach to Addressing Asthma

October 14, 2018

CDP ASH Programs

Adolescent Health and RPE 

November 14, 2018

CDP Epi and Evaluation Programs

Utilizing the Data to Create Better Chronic Disease Programs

December 12, 2018

CDP Office of Planning and Partnerships

Building and Enhancing Partnerships throughout Georgia





February 8, 2017

Jean O’Connor, JD, MPH, DrPH

DPH Chronic Disease Director

White Paper "Progress in Health"

White Paper Transition

Example of Prevention Programs

March 8, 2017

Mari-Amanda Dyal, PhD, CHES Assistant Professor, Kennesaw State University   

Public Perception of Public Health/ Facts and Myths of Public Health 

April 18, 2017

Michelle L. Carvalho, MPH, CHES, Region IV Public Health Training Center, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

Public Health 3.0: Key Players to Implement Public Health Programs 

May 10, 2017

Ping Hu Johnson, PhD, CHES Department of Health, Promotion & Physical Education, Kennesaw State University

Epidemiology and Surveillance 

June 14, 2017 

Shana Scott, JD, MPH, Health Systems Team Lead, DPH Chronic Disease Prevention

Health System Transformation & Health System Interventions 

July 12, 2017

Amy Riedesel, MPA, CIRS-A Director of Community Health Tanner Health System

Community Programs Linked to Clinical Services 

August 9, 2017

Oluwayomi Fabayo, MPH, Program, Planning, Policy Advisor

DPH Chronic Disease Prevention

Smokefree Multi-unit and Multi-Family Housing Communities 

September 13, 2017

Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather

October 11, 2017

Cam Escoffery, PhD, MPH, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

Evidence-based Approaches to Cross-Sector Collaborations 

November 8, 2017

Evelina W. Sterling, PhD, MPH, MCHES, Assistant Professor, Kennesaw State University   

Evaluating Chronic Disease Programs

December 13, 2017

Ayanna Robinson, MPH, Candidate Communications Co-Lead, GASOPHE

Health Communication/ Messaging





Heart Disease

Evaluating Chronic Disease Prevention Initiatives Using Catalyst


Sexual Violence Prevention

80 x 18 Initiative


Guidelines for Physical Activity and Nutrition

Communicating About Public Health/Prevention to Policy Makers


Health Equity in Public Health

The Make-Up of Public Health Around the Country


Program Planning, Implementation and Evaluation

Sustainability Planning


Employment Laws


How to Write Success Stories

Breast Cancer Awareness


Abstract and Article Writing


How to Use OASIS


CDC Chronic Disease-Oral Health Grant  

Oral Health Tobacco Collaborative


Date  Topic
7/13/2015 Overview of Chronic Disease Prevention and Evidence-Based Approaches
Evidence-Based Public Health Resource Guide
8/13/2015 The Epidemiological Burden of Chronic Disease across Georgia
Community Health Assessment: What it is and why it’s important
8/27/2015 Health Informatics

From CHA to Action: Transforming needs to evidence-based strategies

10/8/2015 Youth Obesity
Developing Shared Goals with Health Department Staff
10/22/2015 Cardiovascular Disease
Building Community Coalitions
11/12/2015 Diabetes
Working With Partners: Clinical and Educational
12/3/15 Breast and Cervical Cancer Data Overview
Evaluating Chronic Disease Prevention Initiatives/Using Catalyst

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