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Communicating Science: Translating Research for Policy and Practice. Year Developed: 2013. Source: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Women’s and Children’s Health Policy Center. Presenter(s): Marjory Ruderman, MHS. Type: Video. Level: Intermediate Advanced. Length: 19 minutes.

Annotation: This presentation provides a broad overview of the rationales for and barriers to taking action to ensure that public health science is communicated beyond academic journals and applied to efforts to improve health for individuals and populations. Cameo video commentary from public information staff of the Institute of Medicine is used to share strategies for being competitive in the marketplace of ideas that interventions and policies are derived from. Downloadable slides and a transcript of the presentation are provided at <http://www.jhsph.edu/research/centers-and-institutes/womens-and-childrens-health-policy-center/writing-skills/Transcript-Translational-Writing.pdf>.

Learning Objectives: • Learn the importance of translating research. • Understand the characteristics of both academic researchers and policymakers. • Learn best practices for health professionals to communicate science for use in policy and practice.

Maternal and Child Health Course Bundle: Communication. Year Developed: 2012. Source: University of Alabama at Birmingham Maternal and Child Health Leadership and Policy Education Program and the South Central Public Health Training Center. Presenter(s): n.a.. Type: Online Course. Level: Intermediate Advanced. Length: 240 minutes.

Annotation: Good communication skills are important personally and professionally and maternal and child health program settings are no exception. In fact, in a recent survey about 35 percent of state Maternal and Child Health and Children with Special Health Care Needs program directors identified communication skill development as a top three training need for their staff members. Though all states have MCH programs, organizational structure varies and each may have unique responsibilities related to specific maternal and child issues. In light of these differences, and considering new opportunities such as the federal home visiting program and the affordable care act, it is critical that MCH leaders have strong communication skills so they can emphasize Title V’s role in assuring quality and accessibility of services, highlight successes, and respond to a variety of audiences that may need information. The course bundle includes: 1. Improving Your Communication Skills 2. Managerial Communications 3. Productive Communication Skills 4. Improving Interpersonal Communication and Relationships 5. Leadership Management Communication 6. Facilitator Training 7. Communicating With and For the Maternal and Child Health Population: Issues and Challenges

Special Instructions: To access the course bundle, click on the link and scroll down to the “Management” section on the landing page. Click the “Here” buttons for more information or to enroll in the courses. 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 “Certificate Programs,” click on “View all Available Certificates,” and select “Maternal and Child Health Course Bundle: Management.”

Continuing Education: Continuing education credits for nurses and social workers are available for some courses.

Making Data Talk: Communicating Public Health Data to the Public, Policy Makers, and the Press. Year Developed: 2010. Source: National Cancer Institute. Presenter(s): David Nilson, MD, MPH; Brad Hesse, PhD. Type: Video. Level: Advanced. Length: 60 minutes.

Annotation: This seminar gives an overview of the fundamentals of communication in relation to presenting data, including how to select statistics, facts and figures to include. The presenters also show how visual aids can be used effectively, and discuss issues to consider when presenting sensitive data.

Learning Objectives: • Understand the fundamentals of communication in relations to presenting data. • List general considerations when selecting and presenting data. • Describe visual and other modes for presenting data in engaging and effective ways. • Discuss a practical framework on how to present data to lay audiences.

Special Instructions: Registration to TRAIN is required. To access the course, click on the “Registration” tab and then click on “Launch.”

Demystifying Social Media for Public Health Practice: Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. Year Developed: 2010. Source: Northwest Center for Public Health Practice. Presenter(s): Patrick O’Carroll, MD, MPH, FACPM; Bud Nicola. Type: Webinar Archive. Level: Introductory. Length: 60 minutes.

Annotation: Practical application of social media in public health is the theme of this presentation. Dr. O’Carroll begins by advocating for the possibilities Twitter and Facebook can have in the public health field. He describes the role, basics and uses of Twitter by showing step-by-step how to join and use the online application. He also creates a table that illustrates when to use each social media tool based on their characteristics. The learner is also provided a guided tour of how to use and join Facebook. Mr. Nicola next describes LinkedIn, a social networking site for professionals and demonstrates how to use the site. Slides of both presentations are available for use. FYI: A short technical interruption occurs at the beginning of the webinar.

Learning Objectives: • Compare how different methods of communication fit different purposes and different audiences. • Describe how to employ a set of “new media” technologies (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) in various aspects of public health practice. • Describe the benefits and limitations of various “new media” technologies as tools for use in a public health setting.

Special Instructions: Registration to PH LearnLink is required. To access the video, click on the “Play the recorded presentation” link under “Session Archive.”

Social Media and Public Health. Year Developed: 2009. Source: TRAIN Connecticut. Presenter(s): Lynn Townshend; R. Craig Lefebvre, PhD. Type: Video. Level: Introductory. Length: 90 minutes.

Annotation: These conference presentations begin with Ms. Townshend who discusses “Making Social Media Part of Comprehensive Communication Strategy”. She covers how to create a timely communication strategy using new and social media and describes the benefits and shortcoming of utilizing social media. Next Dr. Lefebvre focuses on “New Media Applications and Their Role in Public Health Outreach” by explaining sources, channels and receivers of messages, as well as concepts, behaviors, tools, and landscapes that frame social media. A peanut butter recall campaign example is used to show how using media can be utilized to change health behaviors. His presentation concludes by focusing on the implications of social media in public health programs. Real experiences of a health department and organization utilizing social media, and a question and answer panel, conclude the presentation. FYI: There are some technical issues in the real-life examples and panel discussion sections.

Learning Objectives: • Identify the tools of social media and the audiences they reach. • Describe how to incorporate social media into a health communication strategy. • Identify the benefits and challenges of using social media.

Special Instructions: Registration to TRAIN is required. To access the course, click on the “Registration” tab and then click on “Launch.”

Continuing Education: International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are offered. Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) CEUs are also offered.

Improving Your Communication Skills. Year Developed: 2004. Source: South Central Public Health Partnership. Presenter(s): Dr. Timothy Keogh. Type: Video Course. Level: Introductory. Length: 120 minutes.

Annotation: In this two hour module, Dr. Timothy Keogh introduces different types of communication styles and components and describes how recognition of these differences can improve public health services. In part one, he describes the four components of the Johari window (arena, facade, blind spot, and the unknown) and how this group dynamics tool relates to self perception and public image. He also demonstrates how individuals have their own unique Johari windows that show the amount of information they share or recognize about themselves. In part two, Dr. Keogh details four communication styles (practice, social, analytical, and conceptual) and presents tips for how to “style flex” and improve communication. After watching a short video of a work interaction, learners are encouraged to complete short, open-ended workbook questions that are answered in a video debrief. A post-quiz is used to reinforce learning.

Learning Objectives: • Classify the impact of verbal and non-verbal communication. • Identify behavioral and communication styles. • Examine how we are seen by others. • Explain how different communication styles clash. • Describe how to adjust to the different communication styles. • Weigh the perspectives of others.

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 “Improving Your Communication Skills.”

Exploring Cross Cultural Communication. Year Developed: 2004. Source: New York City, Long Island, Lower Tri-County Public Health Training Center. Presenter(s): n.a.. Type: Online Course. Level: Introductory. Length: 150 minutes.

Annotation: This is a web-based course that invites learners to spend time thinking about and developing their own responses to a variety of ideas and situations about culture, communication and public health. Learners will explore the meaning of culture, methods of communication, and strategies for communicating more effectively by taking part in “virtual” group conferences, reading and responding to simulated e-mails, and utilizing resource documents. Building on the format of the “Orientation to Public Health” course, “Communicate to Make a Difference” allows learners to interact with the course in meaningful ways. By providing thoughtful responses to questions posed in the course seminars, learners can explore their own cultural beliefs and biases.

Learning Objectives: • Give examples of discriminating and non-discriminating practices in providing public health services. • Recognize effective methods/strategies/techniques for unbiased communication. • Explain how effective cross-cultural communication influences public health service and program acceptance. • Identify specific factors that influence an individual’s or group's acceptance of public health information and services. • Describe job-specific benefits of effective cross-cultural communication. • Define culture. • Explain the importance of a diverse public health workforce. • Develop increased awareness of diversity. • Understand how and why stereotypes/generalizations are created. • Identify the cultural groups served by the unit/organization the participant represents.

Special Instructions: The course is built to XHTML 1.1 specifications. A modern web browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox is required to view the pages.

Continuing Education: 2.5 CHES; 2.5 CME; 2.5 CNE Contact Hours

National Institutes of Health Plain Language Online Training. Year Developed: n.a.. Source: National Institutes of Health. Presenter(s): n.a.. Type: Interactive Learning Tool. Level: Intermediate Advanced. Length: Self-paced.

Annotation: In order to communicate health and research messages clearly, the National Institutes of Health suggests using plain language for all documents, presentations, and electronic messages. Plain language is characterized by: • Common, everyday words except for necessary technical terms • Personal pronouns (“we” and “you”) • Active voice • Logical organization • An easy-to-read format, including bullets, tables and free use of whitespace. This Computer-Based Training (CBT) module was developed to introduce health professionals to the basics of plain language. Modules one through seven contain tales of medical history, some exercises, and a summary. The eighth module contains optional exercises for additional practice. A list of websites for use by participants to continue expanding professional writing skills is also provided.

Learning Objectives: • Learn to organize ideas. • Develop a clear writing style. • Learn the skills necessary to become a more effective communicator.

Continuing Education: Certificate of completion offered.

Motivational Interviewing: Supporting Patients in Health Behavior Change. Year Developed: n.a.. Source: Upper Midwest Public Health Training Center. Presenter(s): Rebecca Lang EdD, RDH, CHES. Type: Online Course. Level: Introductory Intermediate. Length: 60 minutes.

Annotation: This course is designed to equip healthcare providers and ancillary staff with the knowledge and tools to optimize patient behavior change to ultimately improve health outcomes. The following are the topics that will be covered in this course: • Components of Motivational Interviewing (MI) • Benefits of Using Motivational Interviewing • Traditional Expert-Centered Model vs. MI Patient-Centered Model • Principles of Motivational Interviewing • Readiness to Elicit Change Talk

Learning Objectives: • Implement effective patient communication strategies based on individualized readiness to make a behavior change. • Increase healthcare providers’ knowledge on the importance and utilization of the patient-centered model of behavior change. • Implement motivational interviewing techniques during patient visits for improved health outcomes.

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

Continuing Education: 0.12 CEU/CE; 1 Dietitians CPE

Communicating with and For the Maternal and Child Health Population: Issues and Challenges. Year Developed: n.a.. Source: South Central Public Health Partnership. Presenter(s): n.a.. Type: Online Course. Level: Intermediate. Length: n.a..

Annotation: Title V and Maternal and Child Health (MCH) programs aim to improve the health of all mothers and children, yet program structures and responsibilities vary among the states, and existing systems and resources to address MCH needs are frequently sub-optimal. Effective communication and knowledge transfer skills can reinforce Title V’s role in assuring access to high quality services, translation of best practices, and the development of health policies that support improved health outcomes. Program faculty discussed successful, clear communication and knowledge transfer skills and strategies crucial to MCH health improvement and advocacy goals. Contact hours (2)

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

Continuing Education: 1 CEU/CE; 1 Certificate of Attendance

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