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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.

Population Health
Hemoglobin Screening: Data Collection, Assessment and Implications Image
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
Population Health: Finding Common Ground to Create Positive Change Image
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
Using Evidence-Based Practices: A Webinar for Public Health Practitioners & Community Partners Image
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
Online Resources to Support Evidence-Based Practice on Population Health Image
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
2017 MINK Conference – keynote and panel speakers presentations Image
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
Leading through Health System Change: A Public Health Opportunity Planning Tool Image
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