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MCH Policy and Advocacy: A Focused Look. Year Developed: 2018. Source: University of Illinois at Chicago. Presenter(s): Arden Handler, DrPH. Type: Video Lecture. Level: Advanced. Length: 75 minutes total, broken up into 10 short videos.

Annotation: This learning opportunity was recorded from the 2018 policy and advocacy lecture that Dr. Handler presented to her class at the University of Illinois at Chicago. It is divided in 10 short videos for ease of engagement. In the presentation, she outlines key advocacy components, the difference between case and class advocacy, and a review of policy and advocacy through the history of MCH. She explains current trends and the need for ongoing education and advocacy at national, state, and local levels. It concludes with current advocacy laws and a summary of the topic grounded in the current public health environment.

Learning Objectives: • Understand the strategic differences between advocacy and community organizing/community empowerment strategies. class issues, compromise, internal vs. external agents of change, and the difference between advocacy from the left and from the right. • Be able to to connect women and children's topics when advocating for services and discusses using children as a population group to address broader issues of social justice. • Synthesize the differences of case and class advocacy. • Become familiar with the history of advocacy related to MCH. • Understand how the advocacy process works. • Be able to use strategies in three main categories to advance MCH topic areas. • Be able to develop a plan to follow current lobbying laws appropriately.

Newborn Screening Quality Improvement: State Initiatives to Improve Newborn Screening Processes. Year Developed: 2015. Source: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. Presenter(s): Paul Jarris, MD, MBA; Michael Lu, MD, MS, MPH; Will Humble, MPH; Celia Nabor, MPA; Karen McKeown, RN, MSN; Yvonne Kellar-Guenther, PhD. Type: Webcast. Level: Advanced. Length: 90 minutes. slides

Annotation: This webinar describes quality improvement initiatives in Arizona, Wisconsin, and the Association of Public Health Laboratories' Newborn Screening Technical Assistance and Evaluation Program (NewSTEPs). The presenters also discuss successes, challenges, and lessons learned to strengthen newborn screening systems across the United States.

Influencing Change in Public and Organizational Policy in Support of Cultural Diversity and Cultural and Linguistic Competence. Year Developed: 2015. Source: National Center for Cultural Competence. Presenter(s): Diana Autin, Tawara D. Goode, Andy Imparato, Thomas Uno. Type: Webinar Archive. Level: Intermediate Advanced. Length: 90 minutes.

Annotation: This "Web-based Learning and Reflection" forum is designed to share examples from organizations that have recognized their own limitations in promoting cultural diversity and advancing and sustaining cultural and linguistic competence within human services, or those within the systems in which they are involved, related to the lack of cultural diversity and marginal attention that is given to fostering cultural and linguistic competence.

Learning Objectives: • Define a model of cultural competence including the role of policy in its implementation. • Define linguistic competence (Goode & Jones framework). • Cite legal mandates and requirements (policy directives) for language access for individuals with limited English proficiency. • Describe three approaches to influence change in organizational and public policy that promote cultural diversity and advance and sustain cultural and linguistic competence. • Reflect on the role of leadership in bringing about such change.

Women’s Health Policy: What and Why. Year Developed: 2013. Source: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Presenter(s): Cynthia Minkovitz, MD, MPH. Type: Video Lecture. Level: Introductory. Length: 10 minutes.

Annotation: In this brief presentation, Dr. Minkovitz provides a broad overview of the definition, elements and types of public policy. Six major criteria for evaluating policy are suggested. Reference is given to women’s health policy to exemplify the concepts, terms and public policy vehicles.

Learning Objectives: * Define policy. * Explain what is women's health policy. * Discuss the need for a focus on women's health policy. * Justify the use of policy to advocate for women's health.

Policy Analysis: Selection and Analysis of Policy Alternatives and Policy Feasibility. Year Developed: 2013. Source: University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. Presenter(s): Arden Handler, DrPH. Type: Narrated Slide Presentation. Level: Intermediate Advanced. Length: 39 minutes.

Annotation: This presentation provides a review of two approaches to analysis of policy alternatives: 1) use of an evaluation framework; and 2) assessment of feasibility. Dr. Handler presents a sex-step process for policy analysis, providing specific guidance for each step. Particular attention is given to developing criteria for evaluation and selection. Dr. Handler’s guidance is provided in the form of sets of questions that an analyst needs to ask and answer at each step. Suggestions for locating source documentation also are provided.

Learning Objectives: • Understand the three main foci in policy analysis. • Learn how to analyze policy using and evaluative framework. • Learn how to distinguish between retrospective and prospective analyses.

Program Development and Evaluation. Year Developed: 2011. Source: New York - New Jersey Public Health Training Center. Presenter(s): New York - New Jersey Public Health Training Center. Type: Online Course. Level: Introductory. Length: 60 minutes.

Annotation: This interactive tutorial takes learners through the program development process, including identifying a problem, planning, and implementation. The module further focuses on evaluation by describing stakeholders and explaining the difference between formative and summative evaluation. Through question and answer interactions, creating program goals, SMART objectives and logic models are also covered. The tutorial additionally describes factors that may influence program outcomes.

Learning Objectives: • Recognize how evaluation fits within the program development process. • List three reasons why public health program evaluations are important. • Explain the difference between formative and summative program evaluations. • Describe at least five aspects of a public health program that can be measured. • Identify at least two factors external to a public health program that may affect its evaluation.

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Continuing Education: 1 contact hour available in Category I CECH in health education, nursing continuing education, category 1 continuing medical education toward AMA/PRA Physician’s Recognition Award, and one hour in general continuing education credits.

MCH and Chronic Disease Prevention: Policy, Science, and Opportunities (Capacity Building Webinar #5). Year Developed: 2011. Source: National Association of County and City Health Officials, CityMatCH. Presenter(s): Kenneth Smith, PhD. Type: Webinar Archive. Level: Introductory Intermediate. Length: 81minutes.

Annotation: In this webinar, part of the Emerging Issues in Maternal and Child Health Series, the presenter explains the Policy, Systems, and Environmental (PSE) change approach in chronic disease prevention and MCH. Specific examples are given related to the home visitation program.

Learning Objectives: • Define policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) change. • Explain the framework, rationale, and opportunities for using the PSE approach in chronic disease and MCH. • Participate in an interactive discussion session to explore how the PSE approach can be used in MCH, and specifically in a home visitation program.

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