DSHS Hosted Training and Conferences

Upcoming Events

DSHS Public Health Nursing Conference - Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Join DSHS for the 2nd annual Public Health Nursing Conference on Tuesday, June 20. The conference is virtual via Microsoft Teams. CNE credit will be provided for all sessions. Continuing education credits for additional professions available for some sessions. 

An agenda with links to register for each session can be found here:

DSHS Public Health Nursing Conference Agenda

If you have any technical difficulties registering for the conference, please email Workforce Development Director Sam Kreis at samantha.kreis@dshs.texas.gov or Education Programs Manager Craig Gilden at craig.gilden@dshs.texas.gov

Past Events

DSHS National Public Health Week Virtual Celebration

DSHS celebrated National Public Health week by learning all about Texas’ Public Health Department, the Department of State Health Services. Recordings from these events are available upon request and at the discretion of DSHS staff. Email Workforce Development Director Sam Kreis at samantha.kreis@dshs.texas.gov or Education Programs Manager Craig Gilden at craig.gilden@dshs.texas.gov for more information. 

Event Date Agenda

Graduate Student Day

 April 5, 2022

Maternal and Child Health at DSHS – 10:00am – 11:00am

Data at the Center for Health Statistics – 11:00am – 12:00pm

Emerging and Acute Infectious Diseases – 12:00pm -  1:00pm

Careers at DSHS - Panel Discussion – 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Undergraduate Student Day

April 6, 2022

Introduction to the Texas Public Health System – 9:00am – 10:00am

What Does a State Health Department Do? – 10:00am-11:00am

Public Health Physician Panel Discussion – 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Careers in Public Health Panel Discussion – 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Nursing Student Day

April 8, 2022

Register for Nursing Student Day

9:00am – Overview of DSHS

9:25am – Nursing at DSHS

9:45am – Panel Discussion: DSHS Regional Office

10:15am – Healthy Texas Mothers and Babies

10:25am – Metabolic Group

10:35am – TB, HIV, and STD Programs

11:00am – Immunizations

11:10am – Texas Center for Infectious Diseases

11:25am – Health Association Infections

11:35am – Wrap-up Discussion with DSHS Nursing Leadership

Data Security and Confidentiality Training 2021

Date/Time: Watch on Demand

Description: This training defines security standards for protecting confidential information collected and maintained by the TB/HIV/STD and Viral Hepatitis Section associated with surveillance, epidemiology, public health follow-up, the Texas Medication Program and any other confidential information within the Section.

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Data Discovery Workshop

Date/Time: Upon Request

Description: The Center for Health Statistics periodically hosts a DSHS Data Discovery Workgroup where all major types of data within the Agency are discussed. During the day-long workshop, each dataset is reviewed for content and how persons can access the data using official procedures.

A more condensed Data Discovery Workshop is also available to bring onsite to interested parties such as academic partners. CHS staff members will travel to the partner’s site and present the abbreviated workshop in person.

Email CHS-info@dshs.texas.gov to request this training

Texas Blood Lead Surveillance - Ways to Report Blood Lead Test Results

Date/Time: Watch on Demand

Description: Blood lead test results can be reported to the Texas Department of State Health Services in a variety of ways, including electronically.

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Texas Blood Lead Surveillance – Follow-up for Elevated Lead Levels

Date/Time: Watch on Demand

Description: Recommended follow-up care for children with elevated blood lead results.

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HIV-STD Trainings

Date/Time: Various

Description: This website provides the schedule of upcoming HIV-STD trainings and links to register. Trainings include trauma informed care, HIV navigation in Texas, motivational interviewing, and many others.

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