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Course ID
170
Course Title
2021 Army Public Health Course
Instructional Method
Online
Sponsor
Army Public Health Center
Target Audience
THIS COURSE IS OPEN TO THE FOLLOWING AMEDD OFFICER, WARRANT OFFICER & ENLISTED SPECIALTIES: 60C/D, 61N, 64A-Z, 640A, 68 SERIES, 66B, 71B, & 72A-D. THIS COURSE IS ALSO OPEN TO DOD CIVILIAN PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONALS AS WELL AS AIR FORCE, NAVY & DOD CIVILIANS SERVING IN PUBLIC HEALTH POSITIONS AT ALL STAFF & COMMAND LEVELS.
Description

The 2021 Army Public Health Course will be held on a virtual platform, using a new version Microsoft Teams, from 7 – 13 August 2021. This year's course is designed to provide Public Health Professionals an opportunity to keep abreast of the most current public health topics and services through its 2021 theme, 'Forging a More Resilient Future with Public Health’.  

Now modeled across the capabilities and functions of the 10 Essential Public Health Services, the DOD’s public health assets will synchronize efforts in order to maintain continuity in the delivery of its services.  To adapt to current changes in the Public Health Enterprise, its governance, and the ever changing operational landscape, the Army Public Health Course also serves as a platform to synergize strategic, operational and tactical efforts.  Here, the Army’s public health framework will be further defined and real-time use of its strategies implemented.

Course content includes workshops, breakout sessions and a plenary.  It is an ATRRS course with Course Code 2608-A0102.  Recorded classroom time and a complete DA 3838 is a requisite for ATRRS credit.

Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Remarks

The 2021 Army Public Health Course will be held 7-13 August 2021 on a virtual platform. There will not be a resident, in-person course.

The Army Public Health Course Director regrets that Foreign Nationals are NOT eligible to participate in the 2021 Army Public Health Course.

Course Format:  The Army Public Health Course, originally scheduled as a resident course, will be conducted over a virtual platform using Microsoft (MS) Teams. The Army Public Health Course used CVR Teams for the 2020 virtual Course; but will use a different version for the 2021 Course. CVR Teams will cease use on 15 June 2021.  The new version of MS Teams being used for the 2021 virtual Army Public Health Course will be published after mid-June 2021 as will more follow-on access instructions.

Each attendee will be responsible for installing MS Teams on their respective computer and for ensuring MS Teams is functioning properly prior to the start of the Course. Very limited technical support will be available before and during the event.  VPN connection may be required to use the new version of MS Teams; but additional MS Teams help and information will follow.

After enrolling in the Course, attendees will be granted access to the calendar in MS Teams of scheduled sessions for the week.  The schedule of sessions is being revised and will be available in mid-June 2021.  Breakout sessions will be focused on AOC/MOS-specific content.  Consultant meetings can be scheduled at times convenient to those concerned outside of the Course agenda, and can be conducted with MS Teams or another platform of choice.  A Plenary presentation is planned for the morning of Tuesday, Aug 10, 2021.  The Plenary schedule will be available in mid-June 2021.

AOC/MOS definitions:
60C Preventive Medicine Officer; 60D Occupational Medicine Officer; 61N Aerospace Medicine Officer; 64A-Z Veterinary Services; 640A Food Safety Officer; 68R Veterinary Food Inspection Specialist; 68S Preventive Medicine Specialist; 68T Animal Care Specialist; 66B Community Health Nurse; 71B Biochemistry; 72A Nuclear Medical Science; 72B Entomology; 72C Audiology; 72D Environmental Science and Engineering;  (note:  **civilians and contractors  - please chose according to the military AOC/MOS you most align with professionally**)

*when asked to indicate the AOC Channel on the enrollment form, respond with ONE of the following groups:

-- Other - Misc. Civilians/contractors not categorized by this list of AOC/MOS

-- 60C, 60D, 61N - Medical Doctor Track

-- 66B – APHN Track

-- 68S - Preventive Medicine Specialist Track

-- 71B – Biochemistry Track

-- 72B – Entomologist Track

-- 72D – ESEO Track

-- 68S – Pvn Med Specialists Track

-- 72A – NMSO/Health Physics Track

-- 72C – Audiologists Track

-- Vets - One Health Track (64 A-Z for Strategic and One Health Track along Joint Vet Services Sessions)

-- Vets - Animal Health GVMP Track (64 A-Z, 68T along with Joint Vet Services Sessions

-- Vets - Food Protection Track (640A and 68R Track along with Joint Vet Services Sessions)

Breakout Sessions will be held Monday 9 AUG – Friday 13 AUG 2021 between the hours 0800 – 1700 Eastern Standard Time (EST) / UTC -4h each day.  Sessions will be conducted live during these times via MS Teams.  Sessions will be recorded (pending approval) and available to view within MS Teams for attendees in other time zones or who cannot attend the live session.

After enrolling in the Course, attendees will receive an email message with similar information as noted above, including the reminder to look for the newer version of MS Teams help information once it becomes available, as well as additional Course details.

ATTRS Credit:
Course enrollment is managed through the Army Public Health Center and NOT through ATRRS.  In order to receive ATRRS credit, an approved DA 3838 is required to be emailed to: usarmy.apg.medcom-aphc.mbx.public-health-course-registration@mail.mil with the email subject "Requesting ATRRS Credit"

The DA 3838 must have the naming convention "LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_ATRRS". 

Address the DA 3838 TO: DCS-PH / APHC, 8252 Blackhawk Rd., Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21010 and FROM the duty station you will be assigned during course execution.  Block 2 is required for ATRRS purposes.  Form must be signed.  Attendee must participate in all AOC/MOS-specific content during the course.  Upon completion of the course, all DA 3838’s will be submitted to ATRRS by the course director or designated alternate.

ATRRS questions can be directed to usarmy.apg.medcom-aphc.mbx.public-health-course-registration@mail.mil

Exams:
The CPH exam is not able to be conducted over a virtual platform and cannot be offered.

Course Inquiries:
Email usarmy.apg.medcom-aphc.mbx.public-health-course@mail.mil with questions

Course Schedule
ID Number Location Start Date End Date Class Fee Class Size Application Deadline Status Actions
170-20210807 8/7/2021
0800hrs
8/13/2021
1800hrs
none N/A 7/23/2021 Active enroll in session

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