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Achieving Health Equity through Policy, Systems and Environmental Changes. Year Developed: 2010. Source: University at Albany School of Public Health. Presenter(s): Robert Fullilove, EdD; Pamela Ferrari, RN. Type: Webinar Archive. Level: Advanced. Length: 60 minutes.

Annotation: This program highlights a public health approach that includes policy, systems and environmental changes that can significantly impact the social determinants of health and subsequently lay the groundwork to achieve health equity. It explains health disparities, health equity, and social determinants of health, giving examples as seen in community health centers. The speakers describe what policy systems and environmental changes are required for impact to be measurable as measured by a Health Impact Pyramid. Handouts of the presentation (28 slides), CE credit information, and an evaluation and post-test are provided.

Learning Objectives: • Describe the social determinants of health, the effect they have on chronic disease/diabetes and how they contribute to health disparities/inequities. • Explain the differences between health disparity and health inequity. • Understand how health equity affects every individual. • Describe the impact of public policy on vulnerable rural and urban New York State communities • Understand the policy, systems and environmental changes that impact social determinants.

Special Instructions: This training downloads onto your computer and needs RealPlayer to operate.

Continuing Education: Nursing Contact Hours, CME, and CHES credits are available. Users need to fill out an evaluation and post-test.

Eliminating Health Disparities. Year Developed: 2009. Source: University at Albany School of Public Health. Presenter(s): Susan Scrimshaw, PhD; Wade S. Norwood. Type: Video. Level: Intermediate. Length: 60 minutes.

Annotation: This hour-long lecture introduces the concept of health disparities and presents ways of addressing them at a community level. The first guest lecturer, Dr. Susan Scrimshaw, describes current issues within the U.S. Health System and how recent demographic shifts in the population will change the provision of health care. She provides examples of health disparities, including those that exist in outcomes, causes of disease, interventions, and opportunities to promote health. She also describes the effect of stress on health, and presents examples of the power of community-level preventive services in improving social equity and health status. She concludes her portion of the discussion by describing necessary components of health reform, forces of change, and the importance of community involvement. Next, Mr. Wade Norwood provides some real-life examples of health disparities and community-level data from the Finger Lakes Region. Slide handouts are available to print.

Learning Objectives: • Define health disparities. • Identify factors which contribute to health disparities. • Describe a community-wide effort to align strategies and interventions to de-mystify and intitutionalize strategies to eliminate health disparities.

Special Instructions: To access the video, click on “Archived Broadcast” on the upper right of the landing page. In the gray box Useful Links, click on Watch Now to see a vimeo of the webcast

Continuing Education: CHEH, Nursing, Category One Continuing Medical Education (AMA PRA), and continuing education credits are available after passing a post test.

Understanding Disparities in Perinatal Health and Birth Outcomes: Emerging Trends and Perspectives. Year Developed: 2006. Source: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Presenter(s): Michael Kogan, PhD; Paul Wise, MD, MPH; Paula Braveman, MD, MPH. Type: Webinar Archive. Level: Advanced. Length: 60 minutes.

Annotation: This web conference covers the topic of health disparities in the context of birth outcomes and perinatal health. In the first part, Dr. Paul Wise describes the trends in infant health with particular focus on the role of medical technology on disparities in infant health. Next, Dr. Paula Braveman discusses current hypotheses on the causes of preterm birth and low birth weight and the disparities than exist in these conditions between different racial and ethnic populations. The web conference concludes with a short question and answer session. PowerPoint slides and additional resources are included.

Learning Objectives: • Understand national emerging trends in perinatal health. • Learn the medical and non-medical factors relating to disparities in perinatal health and birth outcomes.

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Health Literacy and Public Health: Introduction. Year Developed: n.a.. Source: New York City, Long Island, Lower Tri-County Public Health Training Center. Presenter(s): n.a.. Type: Online Course. Level: Introductory. Length: Self-paced. Part 2

Annotation: This self-paced online course introduces the concept of health literacy, provides strategies for considering literacy when creating public health messages for the general public and provides strategies for considering literacy in direct public health services to the public. The second part of this online course introduces the concept of health literacy, provides strategies for considering literacy when creating public health messages for the general public, and provides strategies for considering literacy in direct public health services to the public.

Learning Objectives: • Define fundamental literacy. • Define health literacy. • Describe how health literacy relates to public health. • List the four domains of health literacy. • Give an example of each of the four domains of health literacy. • List some coping strategies people use to compensate for their low literacy skills. • List some groups that are more likely to be less literate. • List some reasons why people may have low literacy. • List the consequences of low health literacy for individuals. • Describe why people, regardless of literacy skills, may fail to understand health information. • Give examples of how low literacy affects the essential services of public health. • List seven barriers to good communication in public health. • Provide an example for each barrier. • List seven techniques to improve health communication. • Define plain language. • Describe three communication strategies you can apply in your daily work.

Continuing Education: 1.5 CHES; 1.5 CME; 1.5 CNE Contact Hours

Culture and Health Literacy: Beyond Access. Year Developed: n.a.. Source: University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Presenter(s): Dr. Kasiomayajula Viswanath. Type: Online Course. Level: Intermediate. Length: Self-paced.

Annotation: This online training discusses how inequalities in health information contribute to unequal treatment and health outcomes for some populations (health disparities) and what communities can do to close the gap and improve health literacy. Inequalities in the generation, manipulation, and distribution of health information and the capacity to act on health information among social and cultural groups in the United States is discussed in an audio presentation by Dr. Kasiomayajula Viswanath. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Society, Human Development, and Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. His research focuses on how inequalities in communication are associated with health disparities.

Continuing Education: 0.5 CEU/CE

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