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Cancer Control Video Series
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Some of the nation’s experts on cancer and cancer control have opened up their offices to you. This 17-part video series, from the Center for Public Health Practice at the Colorado College of Public Health, provides a primer on cancer for the public health professional.

Serving Diverse Communities: Accessing Reliable Health Information in Multiple Languages
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Goal

This course is designed for participants to access reliable health information resources in multiple languages.

Intended Audience

Public health professionals interested in advancing their ability to locate reliable health information. This may include public health nurses, community health workers, academic researchers, policy makers, and epidemiologists.

Length

The length of time for participants to take this course is estimated to be 1 hour.

Course Content

This course will cover resources that provide reliable health information in multiple languages.

  1. Data on current population of non-native English speakers in the United States
  2. Online resources for accessing health information in multiple languages
  3. Scenario Practices

You will have the opportunity to watch the simulation and then practice it where you have the chance to apply the knowledge.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this training module, you will be able to:

  • Describe the current population of non-native English speakers in the United States.
  • Identify at least three online resources for accessing health information in multiple languages.
  • Analyze resources to access reliable health information in multiple languages.

Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals

Domain 3: Communication Skills

Communication Skills: 3C1 – Ensures that the literacy of populations served (e.g., ability to obtain, interpret, and use health and other information; social media literacy) is reflected in the organization’s policies, programs, and services

Domain 4: Cultural Competence

Cultural Competence: 4B5 – Ensures the diversity of individuals and populations is addressed in policies, programs, and services that affect the health of the community

Public Health 3.0

Foundational Infrastructure – Focusing on equity and cultural competence

Cause of Death Reporting in Iowa Electronic Death Registration System
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This training is designed to orient new users to the IVES system as well as improve reporting on cancer, ill-defined, drug-related, or pending deaths.

Accreditation
12 Domains to PHABulous Video Series
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Developed by the Iowa Public Health Gaining Ground Coalition, these videos provide a resource for those pursuing PHAB accreditation.

A General Overview of Public Health Accreditation
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Despite the important role public health departments play in our communities, there has not been a national system for ensuring their accountability and quality—until now. Other community services and organizations, such as schools, daycare centers, police departments, and hospitals, have seen the value of accreditation. Now, there is an opportunity for public health departments to have their performance measured, demonstrate accountability within their communities, and show a measurable return on investment in public health and prevention. This module provides a solid overview of public health department accreditation from the beginning to the end.

Course Objective

  • Describe  the mission and purpose of PHAB;
  • Describe why accreditation is important;
  • List the benefits of accreditation;
  • Identify basic concepts of the accreditation process;
  • State the number of domains in the PHAB standards and measures.
Communication
Cross-Cultural Communication and Nutrition Assessment
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This course is designed for WIC personnel and other health care providers who complete nutrition assessments. Awareness of cross-cultural communication allows WIC personnel to create a more rich and enhanced assessment and counseling experiences with clients. The goals of the course are to:

Define cross cultural communication and why it is necessary in practice

Provide examples of effective communication techniques when completing nutrition assessments

Identify appropriate communication strategies when working with clients that have a language difference

Don’t Panic: Principles of Crisis and Risk Communication Scenario
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The purpose of this scenario is to use the principles of crisis and risk
communication during a response for public health emergency.

Risk Communication for Special Populations
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Recent events have shown the need to reach everyone in the community, including those outside of the “mainstream”. Must define these groups, locate them and ascertain how best to communicate with them. Some regions have done more on this than others. In wide-spread emergencies public health efforts must be inclusive. The goal is to make sure every member of the community understands the information needed to prepare, cope and recover from health emergencies.

This specialized course is intended for anyone responsible for communicating risk to special populations during an emergency situation. Note: A basic understanding of the principles of risk communication a prerequisite for this course

Practicing Cross Cultural Communication: The Bamboo Dragon
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“Communicate to Make a Difference: Practicing Cross-Cultural Communication” is a collection of case studies that examine the practical application of the “Ten Strategies for Effective Cross-Cultural Communication,” as described in the“Exploring Cross-Cultural Communication” training. One of the essential services of public health is to enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety. “The Bamboo Dragon” begins with the health inspection of an Asian restaurant. Can the stakeholders overcome the barriers to communication that cultural differences have created?

Public Health Essentials Online
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The Arizona Public Health Training Center is proud to offer the online version of our face-to-face course Public Health Essentials In Action.  This multimedia training will provide a dynamic look at the some of the most fundamental aspects of public health from the unique points of view of members of the workforce and of community members as well. Learners will gain a grounded understanding of the Three Core Public Health Functions and the Ten Essential Public Health Services.  Learners are asked to develop an action plan detailing immediate, short term, and long term goals that they will strive towards in building a capacity to better serve their public health community. The goals in the action plan relate to the learner’s role in the delivery of services as they relate to the systems management section of the Public Health essentials continuum.

Adjuster Customer Service
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A flood might be one of the most traumatic events a person can experience. As one of the first people to interact with the policyholder after a flood you, the adjuster, play a critical role in representing the National Flood Insurance Program. A customer-centric focus can result in claims being closed faster, with fewer appeals, and happier policyholders.

Cultural Competency
Cross-Cultural Communication and Nutrition Assessment
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This course is designed for WIC personnel and other health care providers who complete nutrition assessments. Awareness of cross-cultural communication allows WIC personnel to create a more rich and enhanced assessment and counseling experiences with clients. The goals of the course are to:

  • Define cross cultural communication and why it is necessary in practice
  • Provide examples of effective communication techniques when completing nutrition assessments
  • Identify appropriate communication strategies when working with clients that have a language difference
Recognizing Cultural Influences on Food Beliefs and Practices
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This course is designed for WIC personnel and other health care providers who complete nutrition assessments. Awareness of cultural differences allows WIC personnel to have better and enhanced conversations with all populations.

The goals of the course are to:

  • Define cultural competence and why it is necessary in practice
  • Provide examples of eating practices from various cultures, specifically in the context of the WIC food package
  • Increase awareness of resources, at the local and national levels, that enable WIC personnel and any health care provider to improve services to diverse participants
Practicing Cross Cultural Communication: The Bamboo Dragon
Practicing Cross Cultural Communication: The Bamboo Dragon Image

“Communicate to Make a Difference: Practicing Cross-Cultural Communication” is a collection of case studies that examine the practical application of the “Ten Strategies for Effective Cross-Cultural Communication,” as described in the“Exploring Cross-Cultural Communication” training. One of the essential services of public health is to enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety. “The Bamboo Dragon” begins with the health inspection of an Asian restaurant. Can the stakeholders overcome the barriers to communication that cultural differences have created?

Care of Populations Badge: Cultural Competency
$158.23 for 0.5 credit hours of undergraduate credit *Tuition and fees listed are subject to change by action of the Kansas Board of Regents
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Culture influences health behavior and when major differences exist between a patient’s and provider’s cultural framework for illness, a host of adverse outcomes may result. This badge introduces students to the concepts of health and health care disparity and the importance of learning how individuals define, react to, and treat illness and other health risks.

Effective Communication for Environmental Public Health
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Do you find yourself struggling to communicate your public health message? This self-paced, interactive module is designed for public health professionals, especially those responsible for implementing environmental health programs. It introduces key communication strategies to help field workers successfully educate the public about environmental public health issues, communicate important environmental health information to diverse audiences, resolve conflicts, and market the value of environmental public health activities to clients and the public.

Introduction to Cultural Competency and Title VI
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Learning Objectives:

  • To explain what Title VI is and its implications for workers in the health care industry, especially public health
  • To outline the demographic distribution of people by language and race in the United States
  • To discuss cultural competence in the healthcare setting and how this relates to Title VI legislation
  • To state the laws concerning cultural competence
  • To outline the process of achieving cultural competency according to the cultural competency continuum, and
  • To list the standards for measuring cultural competency in the healthcare industry
Diabetes
Region VII Diabetes Summit
Diabetes, Distress, and Depression: Incorporating the Emotional Side of Diabetes Into Clinical Care
Diabetes, Distress, and Depression: Incorporating the Emotional Side of Diabetes Into Clinical Care Image

 Diabetes and depression have been associated with poor self-management behavior and poor clinical outcomes. However many unanswered questions remain about the links between diabetes and depression, leaving diabetes educators and clinicians struggling to find effective strategies to address these issues in their practices. What if our symptom-based approach to diagnosing depression in people with diabetes is too narrow? During this podcast, Dr. Lawrence Fisher invites clinicians to consider the broader construct of emotional distress which takes into account the context of living with diabetes including its management, other life stresses, and other contributors that can impact emotional well-being. Dr. Fisher will explore the construct of emotional distress, and suggest strategies for integrating the emotional side of diabetes into regular diabetes care. This approach can reduce confusion between depression and distress so that appropriate and targeted patient-centered interventions can occur.

Pre-Diabetes: A Window of Opportunity for Intervention
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 Pre-diabetes or “border-line diabetic” is a condition that affects over 86 million people in America. With the high incidence of diabetes and its burden on the healthcare system, there is a greater push for preventive and public health measures to address the problem. Health education is at the cornerstone of this solution. This course will provide a general overview of pre-diabetes and its pathophysiology. It will discuss how it impacts the body and how lifestyle interventions as suggested by evidence-based research can play a role in its treatment. Additionally, this knowledge based course will provide insight about the role of the health educator in pre-diabetes education.

Multiple Genetic Testing for Susceptibility to Common Disease: PPARG and CAPN10 SNP’s and Type 2 Diabetes
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Course Description: 

This is an on-line presentation designed to train health professionals in the practical application of human genome epidemiology (HuGE), which translates gene discoveries to disease prevention by integrating population-based data on gene-disease relationships and interventions.  Students will acquire conceptual and practical tools for critically evaluating the growing scientific literature in specific disease areas.

Confronting Health Disparities in African American Communities
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Course Description:

More than one-third of U.S. adults (over 72 million people) and 17% of U.S. children are obese; substantial differences exist in obesity prevalence by race/ethnicity, and these differences vary by sex and age. The prevalence of obesity among adults from 2007-2010 was largest among African American women compared with white and Mexican American women and men. Obesity prevalence among African American adults was the largest compared to other race ethnicity groups.  Obesity increases the risk of many preventable health conditions, including heart disease, stroke and diabetes. African Americans live sicker and die younger than any other ethnic group in the nation.  African Americans have the largest death rates from heart disease and stroke compared with other racial and ethnic populations.  This program focuses on the reality of African-American health disparity-why it exists and the impact of environment, income and other determinants of health on the incidence of diabetes, obesity and heart disease within African American communities, and what can be done about it.

Evaluation of the TCF7L2 Gene as a Predictor of Type 2 Diabetes
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This is an on-line presentation designed to sharpen your epidemiological skills and enhance your knowledge on genomic variation and human diseases to train health professionals in the practical application of human genome epidemiology (HuGE), which translates gene discoveries to disease prevention by integrating population-based data on gene-disease relationships and interventions.  Students will acquire conceptual and practical tools for critically evaluating the growing scientific literature in specific disease areas.

Prediabetes: How Healthcare Providers Can Take Action
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We are facing an alarming health crisis in New York State. Thirty percent (30%) of adults in New York State have prediabetes and only 5.5% are aware of their status. Multiple studies have shown that diabetes can be prevented if it is diagnosed at the prediabetes stage. This is a window of opportunity for healthcare providers. Healthcare providers MUST diagnose prediabetes and be influential messengers about the fact that diabetes is preventable. 

New Beginnings: Managing the Emotional Impact of Diabetes
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Learning to manage the ups and downs of living with a chronic disease like diabetes is essential. This series of audio programs from the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) focuses on managing the emotional impact of diabetes, and building positive, supportive relationships with family, friends, and health care providers. These issues are often overlooked but can have an impact on how people give and receive information about diabetes, whether they seek help, and, ultimately, what influences them to take action to manage their diabetes.

 

The New Beginnings Audio programs address the emotional impact of diabetes, the role of family and social support in diabetes self-management, and cultural considerations when addressing psychosocial and family support issues in people with diabetes. By the end of the programs, you will have a basic understanding of these issues and be prepared to use NDEP’s New Beginnings Discussion Guide in diabetes education and support groups.

Guide/toolkit The New Beginnings Discussion Guide from the National Diabetes Education
Guide/toolkit The New Beginnings Discussion Guide from the National Diabetes Education Image

The New Beginnings Discussion Guide from the National Diabetes Education Program. https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/ndep/pdfs/132-new-beginnings.pdf 

New Beginnings is focused on helping people with diabetes and their families manage the emotional impact of diabetes. Developed for use in diabetes education and support groups, the guide focuses on skills such as problem solving, positive coping, stress management and communication with caregivers and health care professionals

Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) for the CT WISEWOMAN Program LSPs
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  • Course Description: Community Based Diabetes Prevention & Diabetes Education Programs
  • Course Objectives: Review diagnostic criteria and complications of pre-diabetes and diabetes; Discuss Diabetes Prevention Program for Type 2 (DPP) results; Describe community resources for DPP in CT; Review diabetes self-management education principles and resources in CT
Financial Management and Planning
Quantifying The Issue: Descriptive Epidemiology & The Internet
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Evidence-based public health is a decision making process used to determine the best intervention strategy for a given problem, population and resources. Types of evidence utilized in evidence-based public health include reviews of scientific literature, public health surveillance data, program evaluations, and qualitative data. This webcast will show how to utilize descriptive epidemiology to organize and analyze data and will introduce ways to locate public health surveillance data on the internet. This webcast will feature Michigan-specific data.

Searching and Summarizing the Literature: Module 2
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Evidence-based public health is a decision making process used to determine the best intervention strategy for a given problem, population and resources. Types of evidence utilized in evidence-based public health include reviews of scientific literature, public health surveillance data, program evaluations, and qualitative data. This webcast will demonstrate effective search strategies to identify relevant resources for public health practice. Systematic reviews, the Community Guide, and PubMed and other sources will be covered. In addition, how to organize and summarize these studies for a variety of reporting purposes will be presented. Sample searches will focus on Michigan-specific public health needs.

Economic Evaluation For Public Health
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Evidence-based public health is a decision making process used to determine the best intervention strategy for a given problem, population and resources. This webcast will describe key components of economic evaluation and illustrate using economic evaluation analysis tools in prioritizing and implementing prevention and treatment strategies. The major types of economic evaluation will be discussed and differences among them will be highlighted. ROI as an economic evaluation outcome in public health will be discussed.

Doing A Lot with A Little: Economic Analysis in Public Health
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This self- paced, online course will discuss economic analysis in public health. Data needed to complete a cost-benefit analysis will be outlined and participants will be taken through the process of completing a cost-benefit analysis.

Planning and Budgeting for Public Health: Part II- The Budget
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All in the practice of public health knows the importance of financial resources to carry out our activities. This very basic introduction course will provide a definition of the growing field of public health finance, assist students to develop a working knowledge of the planning cycles in governmental public health organizations, understand how to navigate and use budget planning documents, forecasts, governmental financial statements, and grants to support important public health activities and priorities.

Care of Populations Badge: Financial Planning & Management
$158.23 *Tuition and Fees: $158.23 for 0.5 credit hours of undergraduate credit *Tuition and fees listed are subject to change by action of the Kansas Board of Regents.
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Financial Planning and Management principals are key for all organizations. Understanding these elements are crucial for professionals to assist in keeping organizations financially stable. This badge introduces students to various management concepts, as well as the basic principles of financial planning. Students will be exposed to financial and management tools to learn how they are utilized in all areas of decision making.

Introduction To Cost Effectiveness
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This course will provide learners with the tools to effectively train users on calculating return of investment topics specific to cost effectiveness.

Introduction To Cost Effectiveness Course Topics:
– Why is Cost Effectiveness Useful?
– The Goal of Cost Effectiveness
– Cost Effectiveness Ratio
– Elements of Cost Effectiveness Analysis
– Cost Effectiveness Terminology
– Case Reference Analysis
– Cost Effectiveness & Policy

Business Planning for Public Health Programs
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Do you need a new approach to generating revenue? Do you have a program that you want to continue after your grant runs out? Then business planning may be the answer. This 45-minute online course helps you understand the basics of business planning and determine if writing a business plan is appropriate for your public health program. Business Planning for Public Health Programs is the first in a two-part series on public health business plans. The second part is titled, Feasibility Planning for Public Health Business Plans.

Introduction to Management in Public Health
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This online training module portrays a wide range of competencies and roles of effective managers in organizations that promote public health. Several tools and concepts from management theory and practice are presented across a wide range of management roles. Public health managers describe their experiences acting within each role.

Leadership and Systems Thinking
Quality Improvement Team Development Enroll
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Quality Improvement Team Development is one part of the Performance Management Series. The work of a QI project is accomplished by a team of individuals, which is known as a QI Team. The purpose of the team is to design, manage, and monitor performance improvement activities to achieve the aim of the QI Project.

Building and Maintaining a Collaborative Culture
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Collaboration is essential to public health professionals in order to carry out their daily job duties successfully and enhance the health outcomes of the population which they serve. This course covers why collaboration is important, how to build a collaborative culture, and barriers to effective collaboration. This course provides two interactive case studies which offer the audience an opportunity to increase their awareness of collaboration and gain some hands-on experience in dealing with real world collaboration challenges.

Care of Populations Badge: Leadership & Systems Thinking
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Leadership & Systems Thinking will focus on: Leadership skills consistent with collaborative approaches are essential and need to be part of organizations that interest with the larger public health system. This badge will introduce six key practices of collaborative leadership: Assessing the Environment, Creating Clarity, Sharing Power and Influence, Building Trust, Self Reflection, and Developing People.  Course activities will build collaborative and team-oriented leadership capacity among public health professionals as well as diverse state and local community partners.

Leadership and Influence
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Being able to lead others—to motivate them and commit their energies and expertise to achieving the shared mission and goals of the emergency management system—is a necessary and vital part of every emergency manager’s, planner’s, and responder’s job.

The goal of this course is to improve your leadership and influence skills. To that end, this course addresses: leadership from within, how to facilitate change, how to build and rebuild trust, use personal influence and political savvy, foster an environment for leadership development.

Policy Development and Program Evaluation
Program Evaluation
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This course is designed to familiarize local public health administrators and members with program evaluation, which is an essential organizational practice in public health.  Program evaluation is defined as “the systematic collection of information about the activities, characteristics, and outcomes of programs to make judgments about the program, improve program effectiveness, and/or inform decisions about future program development. This course will go over the steps of the program evaluation process as well as a basic evaluation plan.

Move It: A Case Study in Policy Change and Health Promotion Program Planning
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The Built Environment can be defined the arrangement of structures built and used by people, i.e. buildings, sidewalks, roads, land-use zoning, and public transportation systems. This training demonstrates the Built Environment’s influence on physical fitness, rates of exercise and chronic disease morbidity and mortality.

After completing the course, the learner will be able to:

  • Demonstrate increased awareness of the Built Environment’s influence on physical fitness, rates of exercise and chronic disease morbidity and mortality.
  • Identify barriers to physical activity in the Built Environment to improve fitness.
  • Identify activity solutions in the Built Environment to improve fitness.
  • Demonstrate increased interest and knowledge in mediating sedentary behavior by increasing availability for physical activity through the Built Environment.
  • Identify local, state, federal, and private funding resources for Built Environment intervention.
  • Be able to list two leading causes of morbidity and mortality and recognize the impact that physical activity has in ameliorating chronic disease.
  • Identify one intervention component from the case study that would work in their jurisdiction or community of residence.
Care of Populations Badge: Policy Development & Program Planning
158.23 for 0.5 credit hours of undergraduate credit *Tuition and fees listed are subject to change by action of the Kansas Board of Regents.
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Policy Development & Program Planning: Policy development is a core public health function.  Program planning to implement policies or to support policy development is foundational to understanding public health work. Course activities will help student build awareness, understanding and capacities related health improvement planning, developing program goals and objectives, strategic planning, public health policy, and quality improvement.

Business Planning for Public Health Programs
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Do you need a new approach to generating revenue? Do you have a program that you want to continue after your grant runs out? Then business planning may be the answer. This 45-minute module will help you understand the basics of business planning and determine if writing a business plan is appropriate for your public health program.

Business Planning for Public Health Programs
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Do you need a new approach to generating revenue? Do you have a program that you want to continue after your grant runs out? Then business planning may be the answer. This 45-minute module will help you understand the basics of business planning and determine if writing a business plan is appropriate for your public health program.

Health Equity: A Public Health Essential
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How healthy we are when we are born, how likely we are to get sick as we age, and how long we can expect to live are all determined to a surprising extent by our place in society. Disparities in health among income, racial, and ethnic groups in the U.S. are significant and, by many measures, expanding. This course serves as a primer for illustrating the root causes that shape health and health disparities. In addition to describing the complex interplay of social conditions associated with health disparities, it also provides a framework for exploring public and community health frameworks for addressing health equity.

Program Evaluation in Public Health
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Your public health program is up and running but how do you know if it’s paying off? This self-paced module can help you determine just that! First, you will receive some background on program evaluation—who, what, when, and why—and then you’ll be taken through the steps to plan and conduct an evaluation. As you move through the module, you’ll follow Joe Jones, an environmental public health manager, as he evaluates his food safety program. You’ll see the evaluation process in action and learn how a successful evaluation can help you do your work even better.

Training Tools for Healthy Schools: Module 2: School Health Index: A Self-Assessment and Planning Guide
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The School Health Index is a self-paced training module, delivered in rich, multimedia content with short videos that can be viewed sequentially or individually. Additional content can be accessed in Go Further, a series of questions and answers and helpful resources. The SHI offers a team approach to improving school health and safety policies and programs.

Topics covered: School health and safety policies and environment, health education, physical education and other physical activity programs, nutrition services, school health services, school counseling, psychological, and social services, health promotion for staff, family and community involvement.

Planning and Budgeting for Public Health: The Business Plan
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Practitioners in the field of public health find themselves in serious competition for funding. How do we make sure that the activities we advance to protect, maintain and promote the health of the public are a priority for funders. One of the ways we can improve our chances is to make a strong business case for our work. This brief overview will give you a simple outline to assist you in building a business plan for public health activities.

Population Health
Hemoglobin Screening: Data Collection, Assessment and Implications
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This course is designed for WIC personnel and other health care providers participating in hematological data collection and assessment.
The goals of the course are to:
  • Increase awareness of related state policy and additional references
  • Reinforce appropriate hematological data collection technique
  • Enhance ability to critically think about hematological data assessment
Intended Audience/Course Level The examples provided in this course and some topics are specific to WIC, but much of the course is applicable to all health professionals who complete hematological assessments. The course will provide basic information for hemoglobin testing as well as critical thinking application of data assessment.
Training Sections
  1.  State Policy – Collection Schedule
  2. Collection Technique/Universal Precautions
  3. Hemoglobin Reference Ranges and Related Health Conditions
  4. Critical Thinking Application of Hematological Data Collection and Assessment
Course Objectives
Section 1: State Policy – Collection Schedule
After completing this section, participants will be able to:
  • Identify differences in screening schedule for women, infants, and children.
  • Describe situations when it is appropriate to skip the blood test.
Section 2: Collection Technique/Universal Precautions After completing this section, participants will be able to:
  • Identify appropriate puncture sites for blood collection in all populations.
  • Describe collection procedure including appropriate use of personal protective equipment.
Section 3: Hemoglobin Reference Ranges and Related Health Conditions After completing this section, participants will be able to:
  • Identify low and high hemoglobin (hb) and hematocrit (hct) values in women, infants, and children.
  • Identify appropriate referral criteria for abnormal blood values. • Describe nutritional factors that affect hemoglobin (hb) levels.
  • Describe behavioral/lifestyle factors that affect hemoglobin (hb) levels.
Section 4: Critical Thinking Application of Hematological Data Collection and Assessment After completing this section, participants will be able to:
  • Provide examples of additional assessment questions.
  • Describe situations where lifestyle and nutritional factors can affect hemoglobin (hb) levels.
Course Cost: None
Course Completion Requirement: To successfully complete this course, you MUST view all content pages in the course, score 80% or higher on the post test, and complete the evaluation. This course has been approved for .24 nursing CEUs by Iowa Board of nursing Provider #94. The course has also been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 2.0 CPEUs (Level 2).
Population Health: Finding Common Ground to Create Positive Change
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Description

Creating a shared vision of what population health is and how successful partnerships are making positive changes throughout communities is the focus of this year’s Colloquium.

 

Objectives for Colloquium

By the end of the program, attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize the gaps between how population health is defined and used by healthcare and public health professionals;
  • Identify opportunities for building collaborative partnerships between public health and health care to solve a population health issue;
  • Describe principles and common elements that lead to successful and sustainable work together;
  • Utilize tools and examples of successful partnerships to improve population health in your community.
Using Evidence-Based Practices: A Webinar for Public Health Practitioners & Community Partners
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This is the archived version of the January 12th, 2017 Using Evidence-Based Practices: A Webinar for Public Health Practitioners & Community Partners presented by the University of Iowa Prevention Research Center and the Midwestern Public Health Training Center.

Online Resources to Support Evidence-Based Practice on Population Health
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At the end of this training module, you will be able to:

  • Discuss population health and its relation to Healthy People 2020
  • Describe the purpose of MedlinePlus, PubMed, and HSRProj databases
  • Identify when to use each database based on the information need
  • Perform advanced searching techniques to identify more accurate results
2017 MINK Conference – keynote and panel speakers presentations
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The Missouri Iowa Nebraska Kansas (MINK) Public Health Associations held their annual MINK Conference on April 18-19, 2017. This event was hosted by the Kansas affiliate and took place in Overland Park, KS. A full audience across Region 7 learned and shared about public health innovations and population health. The Midwestern Public Health Training Center (MPHTC) co-sponsored this event with featured keynote presentations by Tomas Quade (President, American Public Health Association) and Karen DeSalvo (Former Acting Assistant Secretary for Health, United States Department of Health and Human Services).

Leading through Health System Change: A Public Health Opportunity Planning Tool
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The Georgia Health Policy Center along with the National Network of Public Health Institutes and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed an online planning tool to assist public health practitioners in dealing with a rapidly transforming health system. The planning tool offers information on health care reform, technical and adaptive challenges, and guides users through four frequently asked questions raised by public health. Partnering with the National Maternal and Child Health Workforce Development Center, the fourth guided practice focuses on maternal and child health and the challenges and opportunities specific to Title V practitioners.

Quality Improvement and Assurance
Implementing and Sustaining Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) in an Organization
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The course is designed for leaders and professionals who work in public health. The goal is to provide them with an awareness of quality improvement and how it can be used in public health to “work smarter, not harder”.

System and Creative Thinking
Pandemic: A Critical Thinking Scenario
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The goal of this scenario is to assess and train mid-level public health professionals in the application of critical thinking as a means of solving problems related to community preparedness for public health emergencies, such as an Influenza Pandemic.

New Trainings
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Cancer Control Video Series
Some of the nation’s experts on cancer and cancer control have opened up their offices to you. This 17-part video series, from the Center for Public Health Practice at the Colorado College of Public Health, provides a primer on cancer ... Read More
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Serving Diverse Communities: Accessing Reliable Health Information in Multiple Languages
Goal This course is designed for participants to access reliable health information resources in multiple languages. Intended Audience Public health professionals interested in advancing their ability to locate r... Read More
Accreditation
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12 Domains to PHABulous Video Series
Developed by the Iowa Public Health Gaining Ground Coalition, these videos provide a resource for those pursuing PHAB accreditation.
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A General Overview of Public Health Accreditation
Despite the important role public health departments play in our communities, there has not been a national system for ensuring their accountability and quality—until now. Other community services and organizations, such as schools, da... Read More
Communication
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Cross-Cultural Communication and Nutrition Assessment
This course is designed for WIC personnel and other health care providers who complete nutrition assessments. Awareness of cross-cultural communication allows WIC personnel to create a more rich and enhanced assessment and counseling exp... Read More
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Don’t Panic: Principles of Crisis and Risk Communication Scenario
The purpose of this scenario is to use the principles of crisis and risk communication during a response for public health emergency.
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Risk Communication for Special Populations
Recent events have shown the need to reach everyone in the community, including those outside of the “mainstream”. Must define these groups, locate them and ascertain how best to communicate with them. Some regions have done ... Read More
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Practicing Cross Cultural Communication: The Bamboo Dragon
“Communicate to Make a Difference: Practicing Cross-Cultural Communication” is a collection of case studies that examine the practical application of the “Ten Strategies for Effective Cross-Cultural Communication,”... Read More
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Public Health Essentials Online
The Arizona Public Health Training Center is proud to offer the online version of our face-to-face course Public Health Essentials In Action.  This multimedia training will provide a dynamic look at the some of the most fundamental aspe... Read More
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Adjuster Customer Service
A flood might be one of the most traumatic events a person can experience. As one of the first people to interact with the policyholder after a flood you, the adjuster, play a critical role in representing the National Flood Insurance Pr... Read More
Cultural Competency
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Cross-Cultural Communication and Nutrition Assessment
This course is designed for WIC personnel and other health care providers who complete nutrition assessments. Awareness of cross-cultural communication allows WIC personnel to create a more rich and enhanced assessment and counseling exp... Read More
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Recognizing Cultural Influences on Food Beliefs and Practices
This course is designed for WIC personnel and other health care providers who complete nutrition assessments. Awareness of cultural differences allows WIC personnel to have better and enhanced conversations with all populations. T... Read More
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Practicing Cross Cultural Communication: The Bamboo Dragon
“Communicate to Make a Difference: Practicing Cross-Cultural Communication” is a collection of case studies that examine the practical application of the “Ten Strategies for Effective Cross-Cultural Communication,”... Read More
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Care of Populations Badge: Cultural Competency
Culture influences health behavior and when major differences exist between a patient’s and provider’s cultural framework for illness, a host of adverse outcomes may result. This badge introduces students to the concepts of health an... Read More
$158.23 for 0.5 credit hours of undergraduate credit *Tuition and fees listed are subject to change by action of the Kansas Board of Regents
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Effective Communication for Environmental Public Health
Do you find yourself struggling to communicate your public health message? This self-paced, interactive module is designed for public health professionals, especially those responsible for implementing environmental health programs. It i... Read More
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Introduction to Cultural Competency and Title VI
Learning Objectives: To explain what Title VI is and its implications for workers in the health care industry, especially public health To outline the demographic distribution of people by language ... Read More
Diabetes
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Diabetes, Distress, and Depression: Incorporating the Emotional Side of Diabetes Into Clinical Care
 Diabetes and depression have been associated with poor self-management behavior and poor clinical outcomes. However many unanswered questions remain about the links between diabetes and depression, leaving diabetes educators an... Read More
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Pre-Diabetes: A Window of Opportunity for Intervention
 Pre-diabetes or “border-line diabetic” is a condition that affects over 86 million people in America. With the high incidence of diabetes and its burden on the healthcare system, there is a greater push for preventive and p... Read More
Multiple Genetic Testing for Susceptibility to Common Disease: PPARG and CAPN10 SNP’s and Type 2 Diabetes Image
Multiple Genetic Testing for Susceptibility to Common Disease: PPARG and CAPN10 SNP’s and Type 2 Diabetes
Course Description:  This is an on-line presentation designed to train health professionals in the practical application of human genome epidemiology (HuGE), which translates gene discoveries to disease ... Read More
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Confronting Health Disparities in African American Communities
Course Description: More than one-third of U.S. adults (over 72 million people) and 17% of U.S. children are obese; substantial differences exist in obesity prevalence by race/ethnicity, and these differe... Read More
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Evaluation of the TCF7L2 Gene as a Predictor of Type 2 Diabetes
This is an on-line presentation designed to sharpen your epidemiological skills and enhance your knowledge on genomic variation and human diseases to train health professionals in the practical application of human genome epidemi... Read More
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Prediabetes: How Healthcare Providers Can Take Action
We are facing an alarming health crisis in New York State. Thirty percent (30%) of adults in New York State have prediabetes and only 5.5% are aware of their status. Multiple studies have shown that diabetes can be prevented if i... Read More
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New Beginnings: Managing the Emotional Impact of Diabetes
Learning to manage the ups and downs of living with a chronic disease like diabetes is essential. This series of audio programs from the National Diabetes Education Program (NDEP) focuses on managing the emotional impact of diabe... Read More
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Guide/toolkit The New Beginnings Discussion Guide from the National Diabetes Education
The New Beginnings Discussion Guide from the National Diabetes Education Program. https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/ndep/pdfs/132-new-beginnings.... Read More
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Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) for the CT WISEWOMAN Program LSPs
Course Description: Community Based Diabetes Prevention & Diabetes Education Programs Course Objectives: Review diagnostic criteria and complications of pre-diabetes and diabetes; Discuss Diabe... Read More
Financial Management and Planning
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Quantifying The Issue: Descriptive Epidemiology & The Internet
Evidence-based public health is a decision making process used to determine the best intervention strategy for a given problem, population and resources. Types of evidence utilized in evidence-based public health include reviews of scien... Read More
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Searching and Summarizing the Literature: Module 2
Evidence-based public health is a decision making process used to determine the best intervention strategy for a given problem, population and resources. Types of evidence utilized in evidence-based public health include reviews of scien... Read More
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Economic Evaluation For Public Health
Evidence-based public health is a decision making process used to determine the best intervention strategy for a given problem, population and resources. This webcast will describe key components of economic evaluation and illustrate usi... Read More
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Doing A Lot with A Little: Economic Analysis in Public Health
This self- paced, online course will discuss economic analysis in public health. Data needed to complete a cost-benefit analysis will be outlined and participants will be taken through the process of completing a cost-benefit analysis.... Read More
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Planning and Budgeting for Public Health: Part II- The Budget
All in the practice of public health knows the importance of financial resources to carry out our activities. This very basic introduction course will provide a definition of the growing field of public health finance, assist students to... Read More
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Care of Populations Badge: Financial Planning & Management
Financial Planning and Management principals are key for all organizations. Understanding these elements are crucial for professionals to assist in keeping organizations financially stable. This badge introduces students to various manag... Read More
$158.23 *Tuition and Fees: $158.23 for 0.5 credit hours of undergraduate credit *Tuition and fees listed are subject to change by action of the Kansas Board of Regents.
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Introduction To Cost Effectiveness
This course will provide learners with the tools to effectively train users on calculating return of investment topics specific to cost effectiveness. Introduction To Cost Effectiveness Course Topics: – Why is Cost Effecti... Read More
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Business Planning for Public Health Programs
Do you need a new approach to generating revenue? Do you have a program that you want to continue after your grant runs out? Then business planning may be the answer. This 45-minute online course helps you understand the basics of busine... Read More
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Introduction to Management in Public Health
This online training module portrays a wide range of competencies and roles of effective managers in organizations that promote public health. Several tools and concepts from management theory and practice are presented across a wide ran... Read More
Leadership and Systems Thinking
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Quality Improvement Team Development Enroll
Quality Improvement Team Development is one part of the Performance Management Series. The work of a QI project is accomplished by a team of individuals, which is known as a QI Team. The purpose of the team is to design,... Read More
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Building and Maintaining a Collaborative Culture
Collaboration is essential to public health professionals in order to carry out their daily job duties successfully and enhance the health outcomes of the population which they serve. This course covers why collaboration is important, ho... Read More
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Care of Populations Badge: Leadership & Systems Thinking
Leadership & Systems Thinking will focus on: Leadership skills consistent with collaborative approaches are essential and need to be part of organizations that interest with the larger public health system. This badge will introduce... Read More
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Leadership and Influence
Being able to lead others—to motivate them and commit their energies and expertise to achieving the shared mission and goals of the emergency management system—is a necessary and vital part of every emergency manager’s, planner’s... Read More
Policy Development and Program Evaluation
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Program Evaluation
This course is designed to familiarize local public health administrators and members with program evaluation, which is an essential organizational practice in public health.  Program evaluation is defined as “the systematic collectio... Read More
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Move It: A Case Study in Policy Change and Health Promotion Program Planning
The Built Environment can be defined the arrangement of structures built and used by people, i.e. buildings, sidewalks, roads, land-use zoning, and public transportation systems. This training demonstrates the Built Environment’s i... Read More
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Care of Populations Badge: Policy Development & Program Planning
Policy Development & Program Planning: Policy development is a core public health function.  Program planning to implement policies or to support policy development is foundational to understanding public health work. Course activi... Read More
158.23 for 0.5 credit hours of undergraduate credit *Tuition and fees listed are subject to change by action of the Kansas Board of Regents.
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Business Planning for Public Health Programs
Do you need a new approach to generating revenue? Do you have a program that you want to continue after your grant runs out? Then business planning may be the answer. This 45-minute module will help you understand the basics of business ... Read More
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Business Planning for Public Health Programs
Do you need a new approach to generating revenue? Do you have a program that you want to continue after your grant runs out? Then business planning may be the answer. This 45-minute module will help you understand the basics of business ... Read More
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Health Equity: A Public Health Essential
How healthy we are when we are born, how likely we are to get sick as we age, and how long we can expect to live are all determined to a surprising extent by our place in society. Disparities in health among income, racial, and ethnic gr... Read More
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Program Evaluation in Public Health
Your public health program is up and running but how do you know if it’s paying off? This self-paced module can help you determine just that! First, you will receive some background on program evaluation—who, what, when, and why—an... Read More
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Training Tools for Healthy Schools: Module 2: School Health Index: A Self-Assessment and Planning Guide
The School Health Index is a self-paced training module, delivered in rich, multimedia content with short videos that can be viewed sequentially or individually. Additional content can be accessed in Go Further, a series of questions and... Read More
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Planning and Budgeting for Public Health: The Business Plan
Practitioners in the field of public health find themselves in serious competition for funding. How do we make sure that the activities we advance to protect, maintain and promote the health of the public are a priority for funders. One ... Read More
Population Health
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Hemoglobin Screening: Data Collection, Assessment and Implications
This course is designed for WIC personnel and other health care providers participating in hematological data collection and assessment. The goals of the course are to: ... Read More
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Population Health: Finding Common Ground to Create Positive Change
Description Creating a shared vision of what population health is and how successful partnerships are making positive changes throughout communities is the focus of this year’s Colloquium.   ... Read More
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Using Evidence-Based Practices: A Webinar for Public Health Practitioners & Community Partners
This is the archived version of the January 12th, 2017 Using Evidence-Based Practices: A Webinar for Public Health Practitioners & Community Partners presented by the University of Iowa Prevention Research Center and the Midwestern P... Read More
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Online Resources to Support Evidence-Based Practice on Population Health
At the end of this training module, you will be able to: Discuss population health and its relation to Healthy People 2020 Describe the purpose of MedlinePlus, PubMed, and HSRProj databases ... Read More
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2017 MINK Conference – keynote and panel speakers presentations
The Missouri Iowa Nebraska Kansas (MINK) Public Health Associations held their annual MINK Conference on April 18-19, 2017. This event was hosted by the Kansas affiliate and took place in Overland Park, KS. A full audience across Region ... Read More
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Leading through Health System Change: A Public Health Opportunity Planning Tool
The Georgia Health Policy Center along with the National Network of Public Health Institutes and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed an ... Read More
Quality Improvement and Assurance
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Implementing and Sustaining Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) in an Organization
The course is designed for leaders and professionals who work in public health. The goal is to provide them with an awareness of quality improvement and how it can be used in public health to “work smarter, not harder”.
System and Creative Thinking
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Pandemic: A Critical Thinking Scenario
The goal of this scenario is to assess and train mid-level public health professionals in the application of critical thinking as a means of solving problems related to community preparedness for public health emergencies, such as an Inf... Read More