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Continuing Education Credits
Continuing education credits will be available for Illinois licensed environmental health practitioners (LEHP), emergency medical technicians (EMT), trauma nurse specialists (TNS), emergency communications registered nurses (ECRN), pre-hospital registered nurses (PHRN) and licensed social workers/licensed clinical social workers (LSW/LCSW).
Oakton Community College will provide universal continuing education credits for other professionals. One universal training hour (UTH) from Oakton Community College is equal to one 60-minute clock hours. This will also serve as a certificate of attendance.
Additionally, this program is a designated event for certified health education specialists (CHES) Category I CECH through the Illinois Public Health Association (IPHA).
Oakton Community College, Alliance for Lifelong Learning, Continuing Education for Health Professionals has been approved as a sponsor of continuing education in the 2016-2018 renewal period by the Advance Practice Nurse/Registered Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse Licensing Board of the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, sponsor license number 236-00012.The Illinois Public Health Association is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. Inc.
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The Awards Committee for the 2017 Integrated Public Health and Healthcare System Preparedness Summit is requesting nominations for the Ninth Annual Director’s Awards Ceremony. There is new category this year, The Lifetime Achievement Award, which will be presented during the opening session. All other awards will be presented at the Reception on Wednesday, June 14th 2017, at the Hancock Stadium, Normal, Illinois.
This is your invitation to recognize fellow employees, individuals and organizations in your community for their contributions in the field of emergency preparedness. Please review the criteria for each award and select the category most suited for your nominee’s accomplishments.
Award This award recognizes an individual, faculty, or staff in Illinois that has surpassed assigned duties with substantial contributions to the field of emergency preparedness. Nominees for this award have made a significant impact in advocating for and preparing the people in their area for an emergency situation.
Volunteer of the Year Award
This award recognizes an exceptional volunteer in the community for their time and effort in assisting local emergency preparedness planning and/or response efforts. Nominees for this award have made a significant impact in their community by exemplifying the true meaning of volunteerism.
Creative Drill/Exercise Award
This award recognizes a local health department, hospital or community-based organization that has been responsible for a unique and innovative emergency preparedness drill or exercise that has resulted in increased participation, public knowledge and awareness throughout their community.
Public Health and Healthcare Collaboration Award
This award recognizes effective collaboration efforts of public health and healthcare agencies, coalitions, organizations, and partners to achieve maximum public benefit in emergency preparedness. Nominees for this award are involved in innovative promising practices that can serve as models to others, and can be used to enhance preparedness, response, and recovery from disasters.
Director’s Recognition Award
This award recognizes an individual or group whose work has resulted in significant and positive improvements in the Illinois’ Public Health System in the field of emergency preparedness and response.
Emergency Preparedness Educator Award
Education and training are at the forefront for Emergency Preparedness. Please nominate an individual who has provided outstanding contributions in developing and presenting education and training programs for those who will be preparing and responding to emergency incidents that may affect the medical welfare of the citizens of Illinois.
Lifetime Achievement Award
This award will be presented to an outstanding individual with a long career in the public health field who has made significant contributions to the field of public health and emergency preparedness over many years. This individual has demonstrated leadership abilities that have supported important work at the community and regional levels and possibly at the state level as well. This award is to be given to someone who is either close to retirement or has just recently retired from the field of public health.
Click here to download a PDF of the Director's Award Nominations information.