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). 

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February 8, 2017 

Jean O’Connor, JD, MPH, DrPH

White Paper "Progress in Health"

White Paper Transition

Example of Prevention Programs


March 8, 2017

Mari-Amanda Dyal, PhD, CHES Assistant Professor   

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

April 18, 2017

Michelle L. Carvalho, MPH, CHES Program Manager

Public Health 3.0: Key Players to Implement Public Health Programs

May 10, 2017

Ping Hu Johnson, PhD, CHES Department of Health

Epidemiology and Surveillance

June 14, 2017

Shana Scott, JD, MPH, Health Systems Team Lead

Health System Transformation & Health System Interventions

July 12, 2017


Community Programs Linked to Clinical Services

August 9, 2017

Tim Callahan, MPH Director 

Environmental Approaches

September 13, 2017

Gail G. McCray, MA, MCHES Community Health Educator

The Future of Community Health Workers (GA)

October 11, 2017


Evidence-based Approaches to Cross-Sector Collaborations

November 8, 2017

Evelina W. Sterling, PhD, MPH, MCHES Assistant Professor 

Evaluating Chronic Disease Programs

December 13, 2017

Ayanna Robinson, MPH Instructor

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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