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Measuring Health Disparities. Year Developed: 2017. Source: Michigan Public Health Training Center. Presenter(s): n.a.. Type: Online Course. Level: Intermediate. Length: Self-paced.

Annotation: This interactive course focuses on some basic issues for public health practice -- how to understand, define and measure health disparity. This course examines the language of health disparity to come to some common understanding of what that term means, explains key measures of health disparity and shows how to calculate them. This course was originally released in 2005. Given its success as a foundational course, updates were made in 2017 for this new, web-based version.

Learning Objectives: By the end of the first content section (which includes Part I What are Health Disparities? and Part II Issues in Measuring Health Disparities), you will be able to: • Identify the dimensions of health disparity as described in Healthy People 2020 • List three definitions of health disparity. • Interpret health disparity in graphical representations of data. • Explain relative and absolute disparity. • Describe how reference groups can affect disparity measurement. By the end of the second content section (which includes Part III Measures of Health Disparities and Part IV Analytic Steps in Measuring Health Disparity), you will be able to: • Describe at least three complex measures of health disparities. • List strengths and weaknesses of at least three health disparity measures. •Summarize the analytic steps in measuring health disparity.

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Continuing Education: 3 CHES; 3.3 CNE Contact Hours

Improving Systems of Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Year Developed: 2017. Source: National Conference of State Legislatures. Presenter(s): Tahra Johnson; Michelle Jarvis; Shawna Wright; Thomas Holmes; Susan Lontine. Type: Webinar. Level: Introductory Intermediate. Length: 58 minutes.

Annotation: Children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) are defined as children who have or are at increased risk for a chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional condition and who also require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by children generally. For this population of children, there are often barriers to accessing treatment from a shortage of providers to lack of coverage. This webinar explores barriers to accessing care and discusses strategies that states can implement to improve systems of care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) and those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

A Framework for Educating Health Professionals to Address the Social Determinants of Health. Year Developed: 2017. Source: National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. Presenter(s): Barbara Brandt, Patricia A. Cuff, Sandra D. Lane, Julian Fisher, Bianca Frogner. Type: Webinar Archive. Level: Intermediate Advanced. Length: 61 minutes.

Annotation: This webinar discusses how each speaker has used and implemented specific aspects of the Framework including: • a description of Interprofessional courses built upon the social determinants of health concept, that utilizes innovative teaching methods and actively engages members of the community for educating students; • an illustration of how a medical education department is finding ways to integrate the framework into the curriculum for health professional training in rural and underserved areas of the Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho region; • a description of WHO’s efforts to integrate SDH into health workforce education and training to prepare for integrated people-centered health services, how SDH / IPE are addressed, and how this links to the framework & conceptual model. The Framework was published by the Institute of Medicine in 2016.

The Development of Self-Regulation: Foundational Skills for Children's Health and Well-Being. Year Developed: 2016. Source: UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families & Communities, Maternal and Child Health Life Course Research Network (LCRN). Presenter(s): Megan McClelland, PhD. Type: Webinar Archive. Level: Introductory. Length: 60 minutes.

Annotation: This webinar, addresses the importance of self-regulation for health, educational success, and well-being over time and across contexts. It also examines the pathways of self-regulatory development (including individual, contextual and sociocultural factors that influence the development of these skills over time), the methods for studying self-regulation, and translational issues such as intervention efforts to improve these skills in children.

Learning Objectives: • Define self-regulation. • Discuss the importance of self-regulation for health, educational success, and well-being. • Describe factors that influence the development of self-regulation. • Learn methods for studying self-regulation. • Discuss intervention efforts to improve self-regulation.

Listening Before We Speak: Understanding Our Audience in Times of Disaster #SomosSocial . Year Developed: 2016. Source: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Digitalgov. Presenter(s): Daniel Llargues, Lucia Castro Herrera. Type: Webinar. Level: Introductory Intermediate. Length: 57 minutes.

Annotation: Who is the audience? What is the social conversation? Those are the most common questions that tools like social listening can address to better understand your audience and their needs. Listening to the needs and concerns of your audience, and understanding how they use social media ultimately helps drive more informed content strategy and better allows us to be a part of the conversation. In times of disaster, the specific needs and ways to communicate with English speaking communities and Spanish speaking communities sometimes are different and often confused. In this webinar we will share our experience implementing social listening as a tool directed to our Spanish speaking audience and how to partner with other reliable sources to provide relevant content at every stage of the disaster. In addition, we will share lessons learned and best practices about our engagement. The webinar is aimed at: Anyone interested in social listening for Spanish speaking markets in the United States Digital and social media managers with content responsibilities in Spanish Anyone interested in social media, disasters and communications with limited English proficiency communities

From Concepts to Practice: Health Equity, Health Inequities, Health Disparities, and Social Determinants of Health. Year Developed: 2016. Source: Region 2 Public Health Training Center. Presenter(s): n.a.. Type: Online Course. Level: Introductory. Length: Self-paced.

Annotation: This module is meant to give the participant a broad overview of health equity, health inequities, health disparities and social determinants of health. It reviews definitions of each as well as examples based on the standards of Healthy People 2020. It also provides suggestions for action for public health professionals. This module was developed in collaboration with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Center for Health Equity.

Learning Objectives: • Define key concepts, including health equity, health inequities, health disparities, and social determinants of health. • Explain the relationship between health equity, health inequities, health disparities, and social determinants of health. • Compare and contrast the concepts of health equity, health inequities, health disparities, and social determinants of health. •List appropriate strategies that public health professionals can use to address health disparities and social determinants of health in order to achieve health equity. •Appreciate the importance of using strategies to advance health equity.

Special Instructions: This course is best viewed on Chrome or Firefox browsers.

Introduction to Cultural Competency and Humility. Year Developed: 2015. Source: Wisconsin Center for Public Health Education and Training. Presenter(s): Jameela Ali, MPH. Type: Narrated Slide Presentation. Level: Introductory. Length: n.a..

Annotation: The ever-increasing diversity of our communities in Wisconsin and across the nation warrants increased cultural awareness on the part of public health professionals. By understanding the importance of cultural awareness, cultural competence and cultural humility, public health professionals will be better equipped to eliminate the long-standing disparities in the health and mental health status of diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural groups. This module provides a basic foundation in the philosophy, values, and conceptual frameworks of cultural competence and cultural humility. 

Learning Objectives: • Increase awareness and appreciation for the cultural diversity of Wisconsin • Define and understand concepts of culture, cultural awareness, cultural humility, and cultural competence • Identify how to incorporate cultural humility into public health through practical application • Highlight capacities and skills necessary to work effectively across diverse cultures

Special Instructions: Requires Adobe Flash.

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.

Bridging Gaps: The Vital Role of Cultural Competence in Healthcare. Year Developed: 2014. Source: University at Albany School of Public Health. Presenter(s): Wilma Alvarado-Little, M.A., M.S.W. and James O’Barr, M.S.W.. Type: Video. Level: Intermediate. Length: 60 minutes.

Annotation: Health disparities have been identified among racial and ethnic minorities within the United States. These disparities have been linked to health beliefs and behaviors, access to care, and quality of health care services. Cultural competency is one area in healthcare training that addresses health disparities by creating awareness of sociocultural and racial bias among medical and public health professionals. Jeannette South-Paul and Robert Like have stated in, Cultural Competence for the Health Workforce, "Evidence of cultural (racial, ethnic, and religious, among other determinants) discordance between health care providers and the populations they serve suggests that every member of the health workforce must understand and implement culturally competent care as the foundation for improving the quality of services delivered". Bridging Gaps: The Vital Role of Cultural Competence in Healthcare presents fundamental concepts on cultural and linguistic competence for medical and public health professionals. This webcast demonstrates why cultural and linguistic competence is important and how it can facilitate dialogue, awareness, and learning to address diverse healthcare needs. This webcast is part of the training series “Advancing Cultural Competence in the Public Health and Health Care Workforce”. More information can be found at www.advancingcc.org.

Learning Objectives: • Recognize the benefits of culturally and linguistically appropriate health services. • Describe methods for providing culturally and linguistically appropriate health services. • Explain why providing culturally competent care is essential to improving overall individual and population-based health outcomes.

Understanding Immigration and Refugee Trauma: What Do We Know and How Do We Intervene? (Lessons from the Field: Traumatic Stress Series). Year Developed: 2013. Source: University of Minnesota Extension, Children, Youth & Family Consortium. Presenter(s): Carolyn Garcia, PhD; Amirthini Keefe; Andrea Northwood, PhD, LP. Type: Webinar Archive. Level: Intermediate. Length: Series; various lengths.

Annotation: This training describes how child and adolescent professionals address health and education inequities and health disparities in ways that promote mental health, personal safety, and educational success for immigrant children and youth. Presenters discussed traumatic stresses associated with immigration and different approaches and interventions, such as a photo-voice project with Hispanic youth to promote mental health. The training consists of a video (165 minutes), presentation notes, and other materials. This Lesson from the Field aims to facilitate professionals’ use of a broad and inclusive lens in their work with children, youth, and families impacted by homelessness by restoring and promoting emotional and psychological safety and promoting healing and wellness.

Learning Objectives: • Identify a framework for understanding the complex context in which families immigrate to Minnesota; to the U.S. • Describe how experiences and resources differ between immigrants living in urban versus rural communities. • Identify reasons that immigrant youth and families experience educational and health inequities and disparities.

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