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MCH Policy and Advocacy: A Focused Look. Year Developed: 2018. Source: University of Illinois at Chicago. Presenter(s): Arden Handler, DrPH. Type: Video Lecture. Level: Advanced. Length: 75 minutes total, broken up into 10 short videos.

Annotation: This learning opportunity was recorded from the 2018 policy and advocacy lecture that Dr. Handler presented to her class at the University of Illinois at Chicago. It is divided in 10 short videos for ease of engagement. In the presentation, she outlines key advocacy components, the difference between case and class advocacy, and a review of policy and advocacy through the history of MCH. She explains current trends and the need for ongoing education and advocacy at national, state, and local levels. It concludes with current advocacy laws and a summary of the topic grounded in the current public health environment.

Learning Objectives: • Understand the strategic differences between advocacy and community organizing/community empowerment strategies. class issues, compromise, internal vs. external agents of change, and the difference between advocacy from the left and from the right. • Be able to to connect women and children's topics when advocating for services and discusses using children as a population group to address broader issues of social justice. • Synthesize the differences of case and class advocacy. • Become familiar with the history of advocacy related to MCH. • Understand how the advocacy process works. • Be able to use strategies in three main categories to advance MCH topic areas. • Be able to develop a plan to follow current lobbying laws appropriately.

Title X Orientation: Program Requirements for Title X Funded Family Planning Projects. Year Developed: 2016. Source: Cardea Resource Center. Presenter(s): n.a.. Type: Online Course. Level: Introductory. Length: Self-Paced.

Annotation: In April 2014, the Office of Population Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, released the Revised Title X Program Guidelines that included the Title X Program Requirements and the Providing Quality Family Planning Services Recommendations of CDC and OPA. This self-paced online course is designed as a brief overview of the Program Requirements for Title X funded family planning projects. It features links, resources, and interactive questions to help staff, new and experienced, better understand the requirements for projects that receive Title X funding.

Learning Objectives: • Discuss key elements of the program requirements for Title X funded family planning projects. • Define voluntary participation. • Define confidentiality. • Describe project services to be provided and the clients to be served.

Special Instructions: For additional information and training on the Title X Program Guidelines, visit the websites listed below. • Office of Population Affairs at http://www.hhs.gov/opa/title-x-family-planning • Title X Family Planning National Training Centers at http://www.fpntc.org

Contextualizing Guidance Workbook. Year Developed: 2016. Source: National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools. Presenter(s): Elizabeth Alverex, MD, MPH; John Lavis, MD, MSC, PHD. Type: Webinar Archive. Level: Introductory. Length: 70 minutes. presentation slides

Annotation: The Contextualizing Guidance Workbook can help professionals consider factors from the broader health system and political system so you make the most appropriate policy recommendations and decisions.

Developing Evidence About Public Health Services. Year Developed: 2015. Source: Northwest Center for Public Health Practice. Presenter(s): Betty Bekemeier, PhD, MPH, FAAN. Type: Webinar Archive. Level: Introductory. Length: 60 minutes.

Annotation: In this one-hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Betty Bekemeier, PhD, MPH, FAAN, reviews the importance of collecting standardized data and demonstrates how the information is being used to make the case for public health services. The intended audience is local, state, and tribal public health professionals; Program staff and managers working in environmental health and communicable disease prevention. A recording, slides, and a slides handout are available.

Learning Objectives: • Describe ways in which local health department administrative data can be used to demonstrate the value of public health services. • Describe the need for and value of standardized public health services data for public health performance, advocacy, and building evidence. • Describe opportunities for filling critical gaps in local public health services data.

Special Instructions: NWCPHP trainings are accessed through PH LearnLink.

Data for Addressing Health Disparities. Year Developed: 2015. Source: Northwest Center for Public Health Practice. Presenter(s): Teresa Litton. Type: Webcast. Level: Intermediate. Length: 60 minutes.

Annotation: This webcast presents key findings from the Washington Health Alliance’s 2014 Disparities in Care Report that health care providers and their community partners can use to jointly address racial and ethnic disparities in health. Utilizing the report and its Medicaid claims analysis, health-related organizations can see how care is or is not provided and where opportunities for collaboration may exist.

Learning Objectives: • Increase knowledge of the Washington Health Alliance as a partner in health system transformation and population health efforts. • Increase understanding of health care data available through the Washington Health Alliance. • Identify five key findings from the Washington Health Alliance’s 2014 Disparities in Care report.

Special Instructions: Webinar participants will be encouraged to share ideas for using data to promote population health and health equity. Slides will be available the morning of the session on the Hot Topics website. This session will be recorded and the archive posted by the next day. We offer audio for this webinar through the phone or through your computer's speakers. Due to differences in internet quality at viewers' locations, we can't guarantee that the computer audio will be smooth and continuous. If the audio cuts out and is distracting, please call in on the phone line instead.

Council on Linkages’ Revised Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals: Applying the Core Competencies. Year Developed: 2015. Source: Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health. Presenter(s): Kathleen Amos, MLIS; Jennifer Kolker, MPH; Kathleen Miner, PhD, MPH, MEd; Marita Murrman, EdD, MS. Type: Webcast. Level: Intermediate. Length: 60 minutes.

Annotation: This webinar provides an overview of the 2014 version of the Core Competencies, changes made in this version, how these changes address feedback from the public health community, and resources and tools available to support the use of the Core Competencies. In addition, faculty from Council on Education for Public Health-accredited schools of public health describe how they use the Core Competencies in developing curricula for education in public health, discuss how they use the Core Competencies in designing external trainings for the public health workforce, and provide an overview of how competencies relate to accreditation.

Learning Objectives: • Describe the revisions made to the Council on Linkages' Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals. • Learn about resources and tools to support the use of the Core Competencies. • Understand how the Core Competencies can be used to develop curricula for education in public health. • Understand how the Core Competencies can be used to develop trainings for the public health workforce.

Continuing Education: One CPH CE credit is available for participation in this webinar.

Health Impact Reviews: A Step Toward Health Equity in All Policies. Year Developed: 2014. Source: Northwest Center for Public Health Practice. Presenter(s): Christy Hoff, MPH; Sierra Rotakhina, MPH. Type: Webcast. Level: Introductory. Length: 60 minutes.

Annotation: Representatives from the Washington State Board of Health and Governor's Interagency Council on Health Disparities discuss how they use Health Impact Reviews (HIR) to analyze how proposed legislation or budgetary changes could impact community health. The presentation provides an overview of the HIR framework and methods, a discussion of who can request an HIR, and case examples about bullying and mental health awareness bills. Presenters also discuss their outreach efforts to state legislators and their staff to increase demand for their services.

Learning Objectives: • Describe the health impact review framework and methods. • Outline the types of legislative proposals that make good candidates for a health impact review. • Describe how public health practitioners in every arena can contribute to and benefit from this work.

An Introduction to the PHAB Accreditation Process. Year Developed: 2014. Source: Public Health Accreditation Board. Presenter(s): n.a.. Type: Online Course. Level: Introductory. Length: 30 minutes.

Annotation: This online course details knowledge of the seven distinct steps and timeline of the PHAB accreditation process that begin with preparatory work, leading to an accreditation decision, then ending with reaccreditation.

Learning Objectives: • List the steps of the accreditation process • Describe the three prerequisites required at the time of application • Define the purpose of the Readiness Checklists and the Statement of Intent

Continuing Education: 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s), 1.00 ANCC contact hours, 0.75 hours of participation, 1.00 hour of Public Health Continuing Education (CPHCE) credit; expires 9/29/2017

Women’s Health Policy: What and Why. Year Developed: 2013. Source: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Presenter(s): Cynthia Minkovitz, MD, MPH. Type: Video Lecture. Level: Introductory. Length: 10 minutes.

Annotation: In this brief presentation, Dr. Minkovitz provides a broad overview of the definition, elements and types of public policy. Six major criteria for evaluating policy are suggested. Reference is given to women’s health policy to exemplify the concepts, terms and public policy vehicles.

Learning Objectives: * Define policy. * Explain what is women's health policy. * Discuss the need for a focus on women's health policy. * Justify the use of policy to advocate for women's health.

The Policy Process. Year Developed: 2013. Source: University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. Presenter(s): Arden Handler, DrPH. Type: Narrated Slide Presentation. Level: Intermediate Advanced. Length: 39 minutes.

Annotation: Dr. Handler begins this presentation, delivered to staff of the Denver, CO Health Department, by clarifying the “policy process” and “systems change,” noting the key ways in which they differ. She continues with discussion of the forms in which policy is expressed and the formal (legislative) and informal processes for making policy. The Richmond-Kotelchuck model that illustrates the interaction of three policy anchors of science, social strategies and political will provides the basis for further discussion of social context, the important role of data, the nuances of our U.S. governmental structures, and the critical role of economics, including special consideration of taxes. The presentation also covers the three broad categories of public policy instruments – information, incentives and regulation – and poses a series of questions to guide selection among them. Dr. Handler wraps up her talk discussing the range of strategies public servants can legitimately and legally pursue in advocacy, with a special call-out to use of policy briefs as an effective tool.

Learning Objectives: • Understand the distinction between policy versus system change. • Learn Brewer's Paradigm for making public policy. • Understand the role of economics in the policy-making process. • Describe multiple types of public policy instruments.

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