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Building Evidence to Improve the Structure, Governance and Funding of Local Public Health Through Practice-Based Research Networks . Year Developed: 2015. Source: n.a.. Presenter(s): Justeen Hyde and Jennifer Kertanis. Type: Webcast. Level: Intermediate Advanced. Length: 50 minutes. TRAIN Link

Annotation: Are there better ways to organize, finance and deliver local public health services? Join us for a presentation of “real world” studies of local health departments in states of Connecticut and Massachusetts, two states with highly decentralized public health systems, that explore just that question. Learn about how practice-based research networks (PBRNs) are bringing together researchers and practitioners across the nation to identify strategies that work to maximize population health impact, cost effectiveness and health equity of public health systems.

Learning Objectives: • Describe the primary objectives of Public Health Systems and Services Research. • List at least three reasons why local health departments should be interested in the work of PBRNs. • Recognize how findings from CT and MA PBRN studies could be used to impact. • Recall how local health departments can learn more about PBRN research or participate in PBRN studies.

Continuing Education: NEPHTC Certificate

Planning and Budgeting for Public Health: Part II - The Budget. Year Developed: 2013. Source: University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Presenter(s): Anne Barry, JD, MPH. Type: Online Course. Level: Intermediate Introductory. Length: Self-paced. List of all courses

Annotation: All in the practice of public health know the importance of financial resources to carry out their activities. This very basic introduction course provides a definition of the growing field of public health finance, assists 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.

Learning Objectives: • Define public health finance • Describe the Minnesota budget and forecast process • Explore public finance using examples from Minnesota health department s budget • Develop an understanding of financial statements • Understand the basics of grant proposals

Special Instructions: To access this course, you first need to create an account

Continuing Education: 0.1 CEU/CE; 1 CPHCE

Health Reform: An Overview. Year Developed: 2010. Source: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Presenter(s): Jennifer Tolbert. Type: Video Webinar. Level: Introductory. Length: 17 minutes. List of all archived webinars as of 09/13, when website was closed.

Annotation: This tutorial provides succinct, but very clear introductory information on the basic outline of the Affordable Care Act, focusing predominantly on three key areas – health insurance coverage, delivery system improvements (e.g., health exchanges), and cost containment efforts. Expanding coverage premium coverage, employer requirements and the individual mandate are explained. The ACA provisions protecting particularly vulnerable populations (youth to 26 years, and those with pre-existing conditions) are explained, as well as provisions promoting primary and preventive care, and improving health care quality. A 2010-2019 Timeline for implementation is presented. Presentation slides are available for download.

Special Instructions: kaiserEDU.org website was closed in September 2013. Tutorials are no longer updated but due to demand by professors who are still using the tutorials in class assignments, the Kaiser Family Foundation has made them available for download on archive site.

Public Health Financial Management. Year Developed: n.a.. Source: South Central Public Health Partnership. Presenter(s): W. Jack Duncan, PhD. Type: Video Course. Level: Advanced Intermediate Introductory. Length: 420 minutes. Troubleshooting Tips for South Central Public Health Partnership Courses

Annotation: This course is divided into four video modules, and includes PowerPoint slides to use with each lecture and talk. Module 1 provides an overview of finance, discussing sources of revenues, defines important financial terms, and talks about the budget process. In session 2, Dr. Duncan interviews Jerry W. Stephens PhD about financial and managerial accounting, as well as financial statements. The two presenters also discuss cost behavior, including fixed and variable costs. Segment 3 includes an interview with Stuart Capper, DrPH who defines and elaborates on capital budgeting specifically in public health settings compared to the private sector. They also discuss a case study in capital budgeting and how money changes over time. Module 4 concludes with an interview with Michael E. Fleenor, MD, MPH who discusses integrating strategic thinking and financial planning and his experiences with this type of planning process. A quiz is available after completion of the course.

Learning Objectives: Module I - Financial Management for Public Health Managers: • Discuss the sources of revenues for state and local public health agencies. • Discuss the reasons why budgets and budgeting is an important part of financial management in public health organizations. • Discuss the nature of matching funds, in-kind funds, and indirect allocations. • Discuss the difference between cash and accrual basis accounting. • Describe how unexpected factors can influence the budgeting process. • Define three different types of budgets Module II - Essential Concepts of Financial and Managerial Accounting: • Describe how management accounting is used in private and public organizations. • Explain difference between balance sheets and income statements. • Discuss the difference between fixed and variable cost. • Discuss the general cost categories found in most organizations. • Explain what is meant by responsibility accounting. • Describe what is meant by break-even analysis and how this tool can be used for managerial decision making in public health organizations. Module III - Essential Concepts of Financial and Managerial Accounting P2: • Describe the distinguishing characteristics of capital assets. • Explain why public health organizations do not usually have capital budgets in the same sense as private sector firms. • Discuss what is meant by “funding depreciation” on capital assets and the associated challenges for public health organizations relative to maintaining capital assets. • Discuss the primary bases upon which capital decisions are made in most public health organizations. • Explain what is meant by the time value of money. • Describe briefly some methods by which capital asset acquisition may be evaluated. Module IV - Financial Management for Public Health Managers: • Discuss how strategic plans are related to the budgets of public health organizations. • Understand the complex challenge that public health managers face in ensuring financial plans are consistent with and contribute to the strategic plan. • Discuss some of the unique challenged faced by public health managers in attempting to effectively manage their unit’s financial resources. • Differentiate among strategic, business or operational, and budgetary plans.

Special Instructions: Registration to the South Central Public Health Partnership is required. For new users it will take one weekday to receive an access email. If you are registered in TRAIN, login using that username and password. Click on “Course Offerings” and search for “Public Health Financial Management.”

Continuing Education: A completion certificate will be awarded if you receive 70% or higher on the course quiz.

Financial Management. Year Developed: n.a.. Source: University of Iowa College of Public Health's Institute for Public Health Practice. Presenter(s): Jeff Horne. Type: Online Course. Level: Introductory Intermediate. Length: Self-paced.

Annotation: This learning opportunity consists of a one hour video segment which is accessible via video streaming technology. PowerPoint slides of the presentation are provided in PDF format. Participants will be assessed through practice exercises and an online post-test. Presenter Jeff Horne describes county sources of funding, the impact of funding sources such as grants, fees, licenses, contributions, and property taxes as well as external factors that are difficult for the budget projections, preparation, and amendments.

Learning Objectives: • List county funding sources. • Describe the annual budget cycle. • Understand the financial structure of county government.

Special Instructions: Registration requried.

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