Welcome to the South Central Public Health Partnership


Medical Needs Sheltering

This online course introduces specific topics and outlines criteria related to the establishment of a medical needs 
sheltering. The Medical Needs Sheltering (MNS) course was originally developed for the Mississippi State Department of 
Health Medical Needs Shelter team members as part of their annual training. The course provides an overview of policies 
and procedures related to how a MNS operates, shelter staff roles and responsibilities, identify the types of residents 
admitted to the shelter, and reviews existing MNS resources in Mississippi. The course curriculum also addresses staff 
preparation, activation, deployment, demobilization and other logistical considerations during an event. Learn More

Facilitation Management

This one-hour course addresses the concepts and importance of facilitating collaboration and coalition building within public health organizations.  The course outlines an easy-to-use process for facilitation and highlights some essential logistical considerations, including some key components of meeting follow-up.  Examples on how to use a facilitation tool kit for meeting facilitation and coalition evaluation are provided.  Learn More **This course is located on the ALPHTC LMS and requires a separate login username and password.  

8 Steps to Building and Sustaining Effective Coalitions

Have you ever tried to convince your health director, mayor, school board, minister, or business owner to support your community coalition? It's not always easy, especially if he or she is not convinced that working in partnership is the best approach. This presentation will help you define coalitions, learn when and how to use them, and provide eight steps for building effective coalitions that promote health, a healthy environment, and prevent disease. By focusing on these steps, your coalition will be poised to reach its goals and sustain itself for the long haul. **NOTE - This course was originally delivered as a satellite broadcast.  Learn More

Changing World of Work: Are you Changing Too?

Business as usual is over, even in health care and public health. This course will challenge you to adopt a proactive stance to your work life. Faculty will provide insight on how to position yourself to not only survive but also thrive in this new world of work. **NOTE - This course was originally delivered as a satellite broadcast.  Learn More

Advanced Leadership and Practice - Part II 
Dramatic change will occur in public health and health care in the next decade. This course provides public health practitioners and other health care providers with the leadership skills necessary to work effectively in the change environment at a community, state or regional level. These leadership skills are essential for designing and advocating for programs and policies necessary to promote health.  Learn More  

Focused Strategic Thinking 


This course introduces the process of using Focused Strategic Thinking (FST) to develop an organization's strategic action plan during a one and a half day retreat. The course presents each component of the FST process, provides examples of activities, and discusses expected outcomes of each phase from preliminary analysis to implementation. Learn More **This course is located on the ALPHTC LMS and requires a separate login username and password.