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Child Health and Development. Year Developed: 2011. Source: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Open Courseware . Presenter(s): Robert Blum, MD, MPH, PhD; Lynne Michael Blum, PhD. Type: Online Course. Level: Introductory. Length: 16 sessions.

Annotation: This 16-session course focuses on early to middle childhood growth and development. With a focus on the core processes, the course examines developmental theories, research, and issues associated with physical, social, emotional, and cognitive growth and development. It describes instruments used to assess growth and development and reviews evaluations of efficacy of early intervention programs targeted at children from at-risk populations.

Learning Objectives: • Describe the critical domains of health and development during early and middle childhood. • Apply developmental theory and research methods to a discussion of children's well-being. • Explain the major determinants of health and development during childhood. • Acquire skills needed to effectively communicate about child health and development research to policy makers and the public.

Special Instructions: To access course, use links (Syllabus, Schedule, Lecture Materials, Readings, and Assignments) in the “Course Home” menu on the left of the landing page.

Social Determinants of Maternal and Child Health: Data, Policy Implications and Opportunities. Year Developed: 2010. Source: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Presenter(s): Paula Braverman, MD, MPH; Wilhelmine Miller, MS, PhD. Type: Webinar Archive. Level: Introductory. Length: 60 minutes. Transcript

Annotation: Social determinants of health are factors such as income, education, occupation, employment, housing, child care, family structure, and neighborhood characteristics, which are thought to have powerful effects on health and yet are beyond the reach of medical care. This program features two experts in the field who will discuss current data on the topic, as well as opportunities for addressing disparities in maternal and child health. The first presenter will be Dr. Dr. Paula Braveman, Professor of Family and Community Medicine and Director of the Center on Social Disparities in Health at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Braveman will provide a broad overview of current knowledge of the social determinants of maternal and child health and a conceptual framework for thinking about and addressing them. The second presenter will be Dr. Wilhelmine Miller, Senior Fellow with NORC at the University of Chicago and a Professorial Lecturer in Health Policy, George Washington University. Dr. Miller will review effective, non-clinical interventions for reducing the risks to healthy child development consequent to social and economic disadvantage and consider the adequacy of current levels of social investments in the well-being of low-income families with infants and young children. Current federal policies and funding for services to promote healthy early development will be discussed.

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Special Instructions: Post-Webinar Q&As available. https://mchb.hrsa.gov/sites/default/files/mchb/MaternalChildHealthInitiatives/dataspeak/oct2010qas.pdf. DataSpeak uses a number of different technologies. As of 1/1/2021, technology used for this webinar may no longer work on your computer due to the now-discontinued Flash software.

Basic Epidemiology. Year Developed: 2010. Source: Upper Midwest Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center. Presenter(s): Iowa Department of Public Health. Type: Online Course. Level: Introductory. Length: 120 minutes.

Annotation: This interactive course introduces the field of epidemiology and its practice in the field of public health. The first module presents definitions of important terms, including determinants, transmission, case, communicability, prevalence, and incidence. Next, the course describes two models of the infectious disease process: (1) chain of infections and (2) the Epi Triangle (agent, host and environment). The third module describes the practice of epidemiology, with particular focus on outbreak investigation. Finally, the course concludes with an overview of surveillance, defining different types and components of successful systems. Examples, short quizzes and a post-test are used to reinforce learning.

Learning Objectives: • Discuss important terms and concepts for basic epidemiology practice. • Describe the inter-related aspects of the infectious disease process and methods of breaking this "chain" of infection. • Understand basic epidemiology in practice, using a case study of a food-borne outbreak as an example. • Perform basic surveillance tasks in an appropriate and timely manner. Utilize your regional epidemiologist as a resource for outbreak investigations.

Special Instructions: Registration to the Upper Midwest Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center is required. Click "My Account" under the LMS Navigation. Click on "Create new account". Click on "Online Courses". Search for "Basic Epidemiology" and choose Epidemiology for the category.

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.

America's Health Care Safety Net. Year Developed: 2008. Source: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation . Presenter(s): Andrew Bindman, MD. Type: Video. Level: Intermediate. Length: 15 minutes. List of all archived webinars as of 09/13, when website was closed.

Annotation: This tutorial provides an overview of the barriers to health care services for those that are most likely to be uninsured; these populations disproportionately rely on health care safety organizations for their care. Dr. Bindman begins his presentation by describing community factors affecting the need for safety net services and the characteristics of these safety net providers. He continues by explaining the federal and state laws and funding required, as well as the consequences of inadequate funding for vulnerable populations. The presentation concludes by offering various strategies for improving the efficiency of safety net care and its applicability during potential health care reform.

Special Instructions: kaiserEDU.org website was closed in September 2013. Tutorials are no longer updated but due to demand by professors who are still using the tutorials in class assignments, the Kaiser Family Foundation has made them available for download on archive site.

Outbreak at Watersedge. Year Developed: 2004. Source: University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Presenter(s): Jayne Griffith, MA, MPH. Type: Interactive Learning Tool. Level: Intermediate Advanced. Length: 60 minutes. Link to all online trainings.

Annotation: In this short, web-based interactive exercise, individuals learn about concepts of environmental and public health by helping to recognize, investigate, test, and draw conclusions about an epidemic. Learners will review patient interviews, map potential contaminant sites, visit the source of the outbreak, and draw conclusions from lab results and observations. In addition to gaining knowledge about environmental health, individuals will also learn about the roles of various public health professionals at a local health department.

Strategic Skills Training Series: Introduction to Systems Thinking. Year Developed: n.a.. Source: Region 2 Public Health Training Center (PHTC). Presenter(s): Varies. Type: Interactive Learning Tool. Level: Introductory. Length: Self-paced.

Annotation: The Strategic Skills Training Series developed by the Region 2 Public Health Training Center (PHTC) aims to help prepare public health practitioners to develop the practices and competencies associated with being a Chief Health Strategist. The modules in this series use the community health improvement planning process to introduce you to the basics of the following four strategic skills areas. This first set of modules has been developed at an introductory level; the next part of the series will build on these foundational modules.

Learning Objectives: • Consider events, patterns, and structures related to a complex problem • Explain what a complex adaptive system is • Explain how mental models impact the way we perceive a problem • List some key systems thinking habits to develop

Introduction to Outbreak Investigation. Year Developed: n.a.. Source: Northwest Center for Public Health Practice. Presenter(s): Jeff Duchin, MD. Type: Narrated Slide Presentation. Level: Introductory. Length: 60 minutes.

Annotation: This module provides a brief overview of outbreak investigation. After defining common terms, the module walks through common steps in outbreak investigations: verify accuracy of disease reports, determine existence of outbreak, establish a case definition, identify additional cases, conduct descriptive epidemiology, generate/test hypotheses, monitor the course of the outbreak, conduct environmental and lab investigation, implement disease control measures, and communicate findings. For each step, the course describes relevant methods and considerations. The module concluded with information about types of outbreak investigators, methods of detecting outbreaks, and provides tips for running a successful outbreak investigation. Examples, sort exercises, and a final assessment are used to reinforce learning.

Learning Objectives: • Recognize indicators of a potential disease outbreak. • Describe the steps in conducting an outbreak investigation. • Identify key communication considerations during outbreak investigations. • Understand public health actions that may result from outbreak investigations.

Special Instructions: Registration is required. Look to the right of the screen and click on "Register in PHLearnLink".

Continuing Education: Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) credits are available. Participants who successfully complete the course are eligible to receive a certificate for 1.0 contact hours for a processing fee of $35.

Developing a Repository of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health (MCH): Past, Present and Future Voices. Year Developed: n.a.. Source: Association of Teachers in Maternal and Child Health. Presenter(s): Donna Peterson. Type: Video. Level: Introductory. Length: 3 minutes.

Annotation: This oral history, focused on interview with Dr. Donna Peterson was produced by the Harrel Center at the University of South Florida's College of Public Health and funded by the Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health (ATMCH) as part of their Innovative Teaching Award, lays the framework for MCH in this country. A total of 11 videos, each under 5 minutes, outline the following topics: (1) Title V History, (2) The Importance of MCH, (3) Leadership Skills, (4) Models of Title V Service Delivery, (5) Using Data, Life Course, and the Role of MCH, (6) Changes in MCH Departments, (7) What Makes a Well-Run Health Department, (8) Coalitions, (9) Interpersonal Relationships, (10) Advocacy for Child Health, and (11) Lessons Learned. Each video is followed by related learning opportunities from the MCH Navigator course catalog.

Basic Infectious Disease Concepts in Epidemiology. Year Developed: n.a.. Source: Northwest Center for Public Health Practice. Presenter(s): John Kobayashi, MD, MPH. Type: Narrated Slide Presentation. Level: Introductory. Length: 60 minutes.

Annotation: This hour-long module provides a brief overview of infectious disease epidemiology. After describing the goals of this field, the module focuses on the concepts of the epidemiologic triangle (agent, host and environment), modes of transmission, communicability, infectivity, pathogenicity, and virulence. The lecture then explains the role of infectious disease epidemiology in descriptive epidemiology, surveillance, and outbreak investigations. Finally, the module explains the concept of immunity, and introduces different forms of disease prevention and control. Examples, short exercises, and a final assessment are used to reinforce learning.

Learning Objectives: • Define key concepts of infectious disease epidemiology. • Explain the relationship of an infectious agent to its host and the environment. • Describe different modes of transmission. • Understand how common infectious agents are classified. • Describe the role of vaccination and other control measures in preventing disease spread.

Special Instructions: Registration is required. Look to the right of the screen and click on "Register in PHLearnLink".

Continuing Education: Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) credits are available. Participants who successfully complete the course are eligible to receive a certificate for 1.0 contact hours for a processing fee of $35.

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