Description of Services
As public health needs in the US and abroad continue to require critical attention, ETR's Training & TA services and projects respond in two significant ways:
- Helping public and private entities stay abreast of the most effective programs and techniques that promote health and wellness among individuals, families and communities
- Providing on-site and online training and support to assist these entities in implementing effective programs
- Promotes state-of-the-art teaching strategies grounded in health behavior and educational theory.
ETR's is known for its proficiency in translating theory to practice through various modalities. It's home to our premier training programs and services, and serves as an incubator for innovative programs launched at the local level.
As a national leader in the dissemination of evidence-based programs and in the provision of 'best practices' trainings on many health topics, our state-of-the-art teaching strategies are grounded in health behavior and educational theory.
To date, we've led trainings in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, reaching thousands of schools and local providers. In public schools alone, we've trained teachers in over 250 school districts nationwide, who in turn have reached over three million middle and high school students.
In a major initiative to bring life-saving HIV prevention education and counseling to youth in juvenile justice facilities, we trained 753 detention staff on how to implement our Survive Outside program in 326 juvenile justice facilities from 25 states, reaching an estimated 20,000 youth at highest risk.
We assist our clients (e.g., departments of health and education, foundations, school districts, community-based organizations, clinics and hospitals, faith-based communities, and corporations) in adapting and tailoring evidence-based programs or effective practices to their communities.
Our skills-based trainings cover methodological topics such as the development of logic models, conducting focus groups and effective teaching skills.
We help educators and providers tailor and adapt programs to their priority populations, including African American, Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander, American Indian, LGBTQ and immigrant communities.
We ensure that these programs engage populations experiencing a high degree of health disparities, often related to low SES. ETR is committed to trainings and TA that are culturally-competent, skills-based and customized to strengthen the capacity of the agencies we serve.
ETR also provides continuing education credit for many of its online and face-to-face trainings. For teachers seeking teacher recertification, we can arrange to document hours of professional development. The following types of credit are offered through our various activities:
- CHES - Certified Health Education Specialists
- CFLE - Certified Family Life Educators
- BRN - California Board of Registered Nursing