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Organizational Development: Race, Language, and Ethnicity Data Collection. Year Developed: 2014. Source: Family Voices and National Center for Family/Professional Partnerships. Presenter(s): Julie Lucerno. Type: Webinar Archive. Level: Introductory Intermediate. Length: 58 minutes.

Annotation: Julie Lucero, PhD, MPH, presented on the collection of Race/Ethnicity and Language (REL) data. Collection of this data is important to tracking progress of health disparities across populations. Health disparities impact individual and family well-being throughout the United States by compounding and intersecting with traumatic life conditions such as the chronic strain of poverty and marginalization. The presentation included a brief history of health disparities and race/ethnicity categories; a description of why REL data are collected; and how to ask the questions. Facilitator: Trish Thomas, Family Voices; Speaker: Julie Lucero, PhD, MPH, Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of New Mexico (UNM) Health Sciences Center and the Associate Director of the Center for Participatory Research, and a senior fellow with the New Mexico Center for the Advancement of Research Engagement and Science on Health Disparities Center (NM CARES), a National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities funded center.

Workplace Violence Training Spotlight. Year Developed: 2013. Source: MCH Navigator. Presenter(s): Keisha Watson, PhD; Beth DeFrancis, MLS; John Richards, MA. Type: Interactive Learning Tool. Level: Intermediate Introductory. Length: Series, various lengths.

Annotation: This collection of over 20 learning opportunities (ranging from introductory to advanced), gathered by the MCH Navigator, presents trainings and resources to assist Title V staff and grantees in focusing on how to interact with potentially violent individuals during periods of high stress and emergency, as well as the broader prevention agenda of workplace mental wellness. Topics include: (1) online trainings, videos, manuals, and toolkits related to workplace violence and (2) mental health online trainings, manuals, blogs and other resources, including hotlines.

Using Good Communication Skills in Public Health Education and Promotion to Overcome Community Language Barriers. Year Developed: 2013. Source: n.a.. Presenter(s): Giovanna Lipow, Marie Cobalt, Yajing Zhang, and Zachary Mckellar. Type: Narrated Slide Presentation. Level: Introductory. Length: 7 minutes.

Annotation: This presentation outlines the importance of good communication skills as a tool for public health educators and barriers related to communication and accessible language. Communication tips are presented to present information in a culturally sensitive manner. Overall recommendations from the presentation include honing oral and written communication skills, developing materials in more than one language, updating your technical communication skills, and incorporating communication as a professional development goal.

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.

Leadership and Advocacy: Trends and Challenges in Maternal and Child Health. Year Developed: 2011. Source: South Central Public Health Partnership. Presenter(s): Michael Fraser, PhD. Type: Video. Level: Intermediate. Length: Self-paced.

Annotation: In 1935, Title V of the Social Security Act established a federal-state partnership to address the needs of the maternal and child health population. Over the years, though changes have occurred, Title V remains the oldest federal program dedicated to the health of all mothers and children. Strong leadership and advocacy skills are critical to the program’s success. Program faculty discussed national trends in maternal and child health, national leadership for MCH, current challenges and opportunities, and future directions. *NOTE: This course was originally delivered as a satellite broadcast.

Learning Objectives: • Describe maternal and child health leadership and current challenges and opportunities. • Discuss leadership and the importance of advocacy. • Present applications of maternal and child leadership in current practice settings. • Provide ideas and suggestions for future directions of Title V Maternal and Child Health Programs in light of the Affordable Care Act.

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

Continuing Education: Certificate of Attendance; CEUs: Nursing 1.5 hours, Social Work 1.5 hours

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.”

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

The Messenger Chronicles: Effective Communication Strategies for Difficult Conversations [5 Part Series]. Year Developed: n.a.. Source: New York - New Jersey Public Health Training Center. Presenter(s): n.a.. Type: Interactive Learning Tool. Level: Intermediate. Length: Self-Paced.

Annotation: The “Messenger Chronicles” consists of five separate learning modules that simulate realistic conversations. The framework used for these scenario-based modules shifts focus away from managing “difficult” people towards an understanding of the process of difficult conversations and accepting responsibility for one’s own performance. Given realistic situations and real-world conversations, learners can experience communication strategies and practical techniques in context. Many of the conversations are split into three sections: Read, Think and Analyze. Learners read a conversation and then are asked to think about certain aspects of the conversation by answering questions or engaging in activities. Further information can be gained from an interactive analysis of the conversation.

Learning Objectives: Introduction and the Four Cs and Be Prepared and Flex Time Fiasco: • List the four aspects of communication (content, context, conduct, and character) for which individuals are responsible. • Describe each step in the process of a difficult conversation. • Describe strategies for effective conversations. • Analyze conversations in terms of content, context, conduct, and character. • Become more aware of their individual communication performance and strive for higher levels of performance. Managing Stress and Time: • List four symptoms of stress. • Describe two ways people react to stress. • List some factors that affect a person’s vulnerability to stress. • List and describe four ways to manage stress. • Explain the "myth of multi-tasking". • Describe how the “Urgent/Important” matrix can be applied to your work. • List two reasons why a person may procrastinate. Moving Towards Synergy: • Describe several strategies for exploring another person's views. • Recognize elements that make a conversation "safe". • Acknowledge another person's perspective. • Describe how to create environments that encourage team synergy.

Continuing Education: 1 Category 1 CECH in health education; 1 contact hour in nursing continuing education; 1 hour in Category 1 CME towards the AMA/PRA Recognition Award. Credits available until Sept. 2020 (CNE Feb. 2019).

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

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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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 $225,000/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.