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What is Policy? What is the Policy-Making Process?. Year Developed: 2018. Source: University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. Presenter(s): Arden Handler, DrPH. Type: Narrated Slide Presentation. Level: Introductory Intermediate. Length: 104 minutes.

Annotation: In this presentation, a recording of a course at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Handler outlines the terminology used in public policy and the types of public policy as they are practiced; the process and paradigms of making public policy, including the legislative process; and the role of economics in the policy-making process. She rounds off this lecture with an analysis of the most common public policy instruments.

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.

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.

The Nuts and Bolts of the PHAB Accreditation Process. Year Developed: 2014. Source: Public Health Accreditation Board. Presenter(s): n.a.. Type: Online Course. Level: Introductory. Length: 40 minutes.

Annotation: This module gives health department leaders, Accreditation Coordinators, and accreditation team members a beginning base of knowledge about what is involved in leading their health department through the accreditation process. While targeting Accreditation Coordinators, it gives anyone an idea of what a health department must do to prepare and begin the PHAB accreditation process.

Learning Objectives: • List the different types of information that will be required to include in the PHAB application. • Describe the accreditation process and the responsibilities of the accreditation coordinator in each of the steps. • State the three pre-requisites and the corresponding PHAB standard.

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

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.

Policy Analysis: Selection and Analysis of Policy Alternatives and Policy Feasibility. 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: This presentation provides a review of two approaches to analysis of policy alternatives: 1) use of an evaluation framework; and 2) assessment of feasibility. Dr. Handler presents a sex-step process for policy analysis, providing specific guidance for each step. Particular attention is given to developing criteria for evaluation and selection. Dr. Handler’s guidance is provided in the form of sets of questions that an analyst needs to ask and answer at each step. Suggestions for locating source documentation also are provided.

Learning Objectives: • Understand the three main foci in policy analysis. • Learn how to analyze policy using and evaluative framework. • Learn how to distinguish between retrospective and prospective analyses.

Understanding the PHAB Standards and Measures and Documentation Requirements. Year Developed: 2011. Source: Public Health Accreditation Board. Presenter(s): n.a.. Type: Online Course. Level: Introductory. Length: 20 minutes.

Annotation: This module gives health department leaders, governance, Accreditation Coordinators, and accreditation teams a beginning base of knowledge about how the Standards and Measures are structured and an idea about the documentation required to meet the standards and measures. As health departments prepare to apply for PHAB accreditation, the standards and measures are the framework for evaluating the health department’s processes, services, and outcomes, and their progress toward goals and objectives.

Learning Objectives: • Describe the purpose, content and structure of the PHAB standards and measures. • List the PHAB domains. • Use the PHAB Guide to Standards and Measures.

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

Practical Law for Public Health Officials. Year Developed: 2011. Source: Northwest Center for Public Health Practice. Presenter(s): Jeffrey Killip, JD, MPH and Susan Allan, MD, JD, MPH. Type: Online Course. Level: Introductory. Length: 90 minutes.

Annotation: Do you know how the law contributed to motor vehicle safety, vaccination, or safer workplaces? Law reform or litigation has played a part in most of the greatest public health achievements in the 20th century. As public health professionals and leaders, understanding public health law and how to use it is essential to protecting the public’s health. In this module, you will learn how to assess when to involve legal counsel, how to get effective legal advice, and what laws will affect your decision-making ability when facing public health threats. By the end, you will be able to use core concepts of public health law to more effectively protect the public’s health while avoiding legal trouble.

Learning Objectives: • Recognize legal issues. • Formulate legal questions. • Implement effective strategies for working with legal counsel. • Describe key principles of public health law. • Identify key public health laws that govern leadership’s responsibilities, authority, and limitations.

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

Continuing Education: 1.5 CNE Contact Hours

Family Advocacy and Involvement in Title V Programs. Year Developed: 2011. Source: South Central Public Health Training Center. Presenter(s): Rylin Rodgers, BA. Type: Video Webinar. Level: Intermediate Advanced. Length: 90 minutes. Registration required

Annotation: This webcast reviews the role of family advocates in collaborating with Title V program staff. The presenter describes the benefits of partnering with family advocates — such as providing different perspectives — and the support advocates can bring to maternal and child health policy and programs. The appropriate roles for family advocates are presented, such as leading advocacy groups, acting as grant reviewers, becoming members of Boards of Trustees, and acting as group facilitators, among other roles. In addition, the skills and training advocates need to successfully collaborate with Title V programs are also discussed. Lastly, the presenter leads a discussion of examples of successful models of partnership such as collaborations within the Alabama Health Department.

Learning Objectives: • Describe the benefits of partnering with families, including advocacy for Title V programs, and supporting maternal and child health policy. • Discuss appropriate roles for family advocates and how Title V programs can operationalize their involvement. • Discuss what skills and training family advocates need to be successful in partnership with Title V programs. • Provide examples of successful models for partnership between family advocates and Title V Maternal and Child Health Programs.

Special Instructions: To access the video, scroll down on the landing page to the “View Program” gray box and choose a player to open the presentation. [Note: Need Real Player or Windows Media Player to watch].

Continuing Education: Nurses 1 hour, Social Workers 1 hour

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