Continuing Education for Health Professions
MU Continuing Education for Health Professions (CEHP) provides evidenced-based, relevant and responsive learning activities designed to narrow professional practice gaps with respect to knowledge, competence, and performance of the healthcare team. A commitment to lifelong learning, in partnership with those we serve, contributes to excellence in practice and improved health outcomes.
Who We Are
The University of Missouri continues to strengthen its commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of Missourians. In 2020, five units were brought together into the Office of Health Outreach, Policy and Education (HOPE). These units – the Missouri Telehealth Network, the Rural Track Pipeline Program, the Center for Health Policy, Community Health Engagement and Outreach, and Continuing Medical Education (CME) – span MU Extension and the School of Medicine. In 2021, MU Nursing Outreach (MUNO) joined HOPE, adding the Sinclair School of Nursing to this group.
In adding MUNO, Extension and HOPE leadership realized that a truly interprofessional Continuing Education division would offer a stronger support system to people who work across the healthcare team. Thus, two historically powerful CE programs were merged into one, and Continuing Education for Health Professions (CEHP) was formed.
But the story doesn’t end there. CEHP is building a Steering Committee made up of health professionals from many different disciplines, who will make sure that educational needs and practice gaps are identified and met, and that the voices of these professionals are heard throughout the planning, execution, and evaluation of our activities.
Check out our current portfolio of planned events. Contact us to let us know how we may best meet your needs as you provide care for the people of Missouri.
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Event date: Aug. 19, 2022 - Aug. 20, 2022
Purpose:To provide health professionals the opportunity to gain knowledge in interdisciplinary approaches to clinical management and ethical treatment of older adults, a forum to discuss complex care issues common to all who care for the older adult ...
Event date: Sept. 23, 2022
Event time: | 7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Conference Objectives:Review evolving strategies and technologies for the treatment of an ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Explain the latest trends in stroke management. Discuss the critical times and complex care of ...
Event date: Oct. 13, 2022 - Oct. 14, 2022
This workshop is designed to assist current APRNs as well as MSN and DNP students to practice to the full extent of their education and training.This workshop will enhance your skills in Pediatric Dermatology Assessment, Optimizing Asthma & COPD ...
News & articles
- Published: Monday, Oct. 18, 2021
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri ranks below the national average in many key measures related to health and access to health care, especially in rural parts of the state. A new report from University of Missouri Extension suggests that “health ...
- Published: Thursday, March 25, 2021
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Mike Thibideau recalls the dread he felt that Monday morning when he called his boss to tell him he was in treatment for addiction.“His response was, ‘I’m proud of you. We’ll do whatever it takes to support you. Know that no ...
- Published: Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – One by one, the 70 nursing students on the late-afternoon video call turned on their cameras. Some were still in nursing uniforms from clinical, some were just taking a break from studying. Every hand was raised.“I was in ...
- Published: Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The University of Missouri School of Medicine joins health care organizations across the country to honor the thousands of health care students and professionals serving the unique health needs of an estimated 57 million rural ...
CEU Enhanced Leadership Development Academy for RNs and NHAs in Long-term Care
You might be able to enroll at no cost if you work for a skilled nursing facility in Missouri. To find out if you are eligible: Complete this survey The purpose of the Enhanced Leadership Development Academy (ELDA) is to prepare a cadre of ...
CEU Substance Use Disorders in Missouri 101
Substance use disorders (SUD) present a major public health concern with a significant impact on health, including increased mortality, interpersonal and socioeconomic difficulties. Nationally, Missouri ranks highest among states for drug use with ...
CEU Key Concepts for the Rural Practitioner
Dec. 12, 2021 - May 30, 2024
Providers who practice in rural communities face challenges often not shared by their colleagues in urban or suburban settings or in larger practice settings. This series of learning modules addresses topics specifically requested by rural ...
In the FALL 2017 Prevention Strategist, the authors state: “In spite of an increasing focus on SSI reduction efforts and overall lower infection rates, the stakes remain high for all patients having surgery. Approximately 55 percent of SSI cases ...
A guide to promoting health care workforce well-being during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Project Firstline aims to prepare frontline health care professionals and the public health workforce to protect themselves, their patients, and their communities from infectious disease threats, such as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Acute Care Hospital Toolkit explains the four moments of antibiotic decision making and has tools to support their implementation and improve prescribing.
AHRQ created a safety program designed to improve antibiotic stewardship and antibiotic prescribing practices across acute care, long-term care, and ambulatory care facilities across the United States. Toolkits include best practices for diagnosis ...
Meet the experts
- Todd Winterbower ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR PROGRAM/PROJECT OPS, EXTENSION NURSING View Profile
- Adam Tipton PROGRAM/PROJECT SUPPRT COOR SR View Profile
- Barbara O'Rourke EDUCATIONAL PGM ASSOCIATE III View Profile
- Karen Schmidt GRAPHIC DESIGNER View Profile
- Karla Imhoff BUSINESS SUPPORT SPECIALIST SR View Profile
- Kim Fanning CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR, EXTENSION NURSING View Profile
- Thom Pancella CEHP DIRECTOR View Profile
- Valerie Bader PROF, ASOC TEACH View Profile