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Where To Find MCH Resources: An Introduction. Year Developed: 2017. Source: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health. Presenter(s): Keisha Watson and John Richards. Type: Narrated Slide Presentation. Level: Introductory. Length: 18 minutes.

Annotation: This short presentation discusses the information needs of MCH professionals and identifies distinct online resources to address those needs, from pop and professional sources such as Google, PubMed, and Wikipedia to grant-supported resources that address MCHB topical programs and initiatives. Topics include data warehouses, research centers, epidemiology sites, professional and membership organizations

Learning Objectives: • Identify information needs of professionals • Explain the differences between types of online resources • Differentiate between trusted and questionable online resources • Understand where to go to find additional resources

From Problem to Prevention: Evidence-Based Public Health. Year Developed: 2017. Source: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest Region. Presenter(s): Derek Johnson, MLIS. Type: Webcast. Level: Introductory. Length: 60 minutes.

Annotation: This introductory webinar provides attendees with a basic definition and framework for evidence-based public health. Special attention is paid to three of the seven steps: Community Assessment, Determining What is Known in the Literature, and Evaluating the Program or Policy. Free resources will be shown that can assist practitioners with these specific steps of the evidence-based public health framework.

Learning Objectives: • Define and describe evidence-based public health. • Identify a public health need and formulate an answerable question. • Locate and search applicable literature and resources. • Understand the importance of evaluation and locate helpful resources.

Special Instructions: Registration required before accessing this course.

Evidence-Based Public Health Training Series. Year Developed: 2017. Source: Northwest Center for Public Health Practice. Presenter(s): n.a.. Type: Interactive Modules. Level: Advanced. Length: 555 minutes.

Annotation: Today's public health professionals must be able to strategically consider research results, political interests, and community requests when leading program and policy work. The evidence-based public health framework is an effective model for this type of decision-making. The Evidence-Based Public Health Training Series consists of nine modules that cover core concepts, such as defining public health issues, conducting community assessments, prioritizing options, and evaluating program and policy impacts. You may take each of the modules individually and receive a certificate for each one. If you choose to complete all nine modules, you will also receive a certificate for the series as a whole. Each module consists of several videos, followed by a short quiz. You must watch the videos and take the quiz in order to pass the module. To aid in your understanding, optional activities and questions for reflection or discussion are also included with each module. You may discuss these questions in a forum with other module participants or with peers or colleagues, or you may reflect on them individually.

Special Instructions: Must create a PH Learn Link account to view.

Defining Evidence. Year Developed: 2017. Source: University of North Carolina Gillings Shool of Global Public Health. Presenter(s): Kasey Decosimo MPH. Type: n.a.. Level: Introductory. Length: 20 minutes.

Annotation: This training offered by the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health provides an overview of evidence-based practice and describes the different categories of evidence-based approaches.

Learning Objectives: • Describe evidence-based practice. • Discuss the Social Ecological Model as a framework for planning evidence-based approaches. • Describe three main categories of evidence-based approaches: Programs, Policies, and Strategies.

Special Instructions: Registration required before viewing the training.

Continuing Education: Certificate of attendance is available.

Preventive Medicine and Public Health Issues: Who Needs SBIRT?. Year Developed: 2016. Source: Health Resources and Services Administration. Presenter(s): Heather O'Hara, MD, MSPH; R. Lyle Cooper, PhD, LCSW. Type: Webinar. Level: Introductory. Length: 90 minutes.

Annotation: This webinar presents a discussion about the evidence-based practice SBIRT: screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment. SBIRT is used to identify, reduce, and prevent problematic use, abuse, and dependence on alcohol and illicit drugs. Strategies for motivational interview skills, key screening methods and tools are also presented.

Learning Objectives: • Explain what SBIRT means. • Describe why SBIRT is useful. • Interpret the risk level of alcohol use determined through screening processes. • Interpret the risk level of drug use determined through screening processes. • Identify the central tenets of motivational interviewing.

Continuing Education: Continuing education is available at Course ID is WC2365 for the live webinar and WD2365 for the on demand webinar. Instructions on how to obtain continuing education will be provided. Contact or with questions.

Mental Health-Focused Methods and Tools to Support Evidence-Informed Decision Making. Year Developed: 2016. Source: National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools. Presenter(s): Susan Snelling, PhD. Type: Webinar Archive. Level: Advanced Introductory. Length: 90 minutes. presentation slides

Annotation: This webinar on evidence-informed decision-making (EIDM) draws on The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT)'s seven-step process, with reference to methods and tools for each step that are specific to mental health practice. The National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools (NCCMT) is one of six National Collaborating Centres for Public Health in Canada with a collective mandate to strengthen public health in the country.

Analytic Approaches for Performance and Outcome Measurement. Year Developed: 2015. Source: Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; CityMatCH. Presenter(s): Deb Rosenberg, PhD. Type: Narrated Slide Presentation. Level: Introductory. Length: 46 slides.

Annotation: This webinar for the 2015 Training Course in MCH Epidemiology describes the steps in performance measurement (identify indicators, define targets for good performance, and monitor progress), factors in target setting and analyzing performance, incorporating trend data, statistical approaches, and examples of evidence-based/informed strategy measures.

Identifying and Using Evidence-Based/Informed Resources to Address MCH Issues Training Brief. Year Developed: 2014. Source: MCH Navigator, National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health. Presenter(s): n.a.. Type: Interactive Learning Tool. Level: Advanced. Length: Self-paced.

Annotation: This training brief provides links to selected trainings and related tools on the topic of evidence-based and informed resources to address MCH issues. It is one in a set of MCH Navigator resources developed to support the MCH workforce’s efforts to improve access to health care; use quality improvement tools to guide effective transformation; foster integration within public health and across sectors; support change management that will result in health improvements for MCH populations; and enhance training and networking opportunities.

A Public Health with Impact: The Path to What Works. Year Developed: 2014 est.. Source: National Association of County and City Health Officials. Presenter(s): Brandie Adams-Piphus, MPH. Type: Podcast. Level: Introductory. Length: 12 minutes.

Annotation: Brandie Adams-Piphus, MPH, NACCHO Senior Program Analyst, describes the role of the health department in advancing evidence-based public health and helpful resources. This podcast increases local health officials' awareness of their role in using evidence-based public health practice to prevent chronic disease and keep people healthier.

Learning Objectives: • Define evidence-based public health and the role of the LHO in evidence-based public health. • Describe how NACCHO’s Framework for Evidence-Based Decision Making and Planning can help you carry out your role in evidence-based public health. • Utilize tools and resources that can help you put NACCHO’s Framework for Evidence-Based Decision Making and Planning into practice.

The Role and Use of Evidence in Policy. Year Developed: 2013 est.3.. Source: Wisconsin Center for Public Health Education and Training. Presenter(s): Elizabeth Feder, PhD. Type: Online Course. Level: Intermediate. Length: 120 minutes.

Annotation: This course focuses on how public health professionals can better promote the use of their own work in policy discussions. Participants will explore how evidence is used in policy-making, and how sometimes policy decisions are made despite contrary evidence. The use of evidence may vary, depending upon the political process, so participants will consider several theoretical models of the policy process and what they imply about the use of evidence. This training also addresses how to improve evidence use and the role of knowledge brokers as well as how to frame messages for different audiences.

Learning Objectives: • Describe how evidence is used in policy making. • Identify how the use of evidence in policy making can be improved. • Discover ways in which you can better promote the use of your work in the policy discussions.

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UE8MC25742; MCH Navigator for $180,000/year. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.