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Where To Find MCH Resources: An Introduction. Year Developed: 2017. Source: National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health. Presenter(s): Keisha Watson and John Richards. Type: Narrated Slide Presentation. Level: Introductory. Length: 18 minutes.

Annotation: This short presentation discusses the information needs of MCH professionals and identifies distinct online resources to address those needs, from pop and professional sources such as Google, PubMed, and Wikipedia to grant-supported resources that address MCHB topical programs and initiatives. Topics include data warehouses, research centers, epidemiology sites, professional and membership organizations

Learning Objectives: • Identify information needs of professionals • Explain the differences between types of online resources • Differentiate between trusted and questionable online resources • Understand where to go to find additional resources

Collective Impact through Systems Mapping. Year Developed: 2015. Source: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. Presenter(s): Dorothy Cilenti, DrPH, MSW, MPH; Kristen Hassmiller Lich, MHA, PhD; Stephen Orton, PhD. Type: Video Conference. Level: Intermediate. Length: 122 minutes.

Annotation: This skills‐building session equips state‐level MCH leaders with the tools to address social determinants of health and engage their communities, as they work toward eliminating birth outcome inequities. It draws on the experience of nine local urban Ohio communities, who make up the Ohio Institute for Equity in Birth Outcomes – an Ohio Department of Health and CityMatCH collaboration. Participants are led through a brainstorming and strategic planning process that offers guidance for state‐ and local‐level interaction, as well as, the design and implementation of data‐informed, community‐driven upstream interventions. Furthermore, participants learn about tactics for engaging non‐traditional partners, in non‐health sectors, that influence policy, systems and environment.

Adapting Evidence-Based Interventions for New Populations and Settings. Year Developed: 2015. Source: Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health; Region 2 Public Health Training Center. Presenter(s): Rachel C. Shelton, ScD, MPH. Type: Webcast. Level: Introductory Intermediate Advanced. Length: 60 minutes. TRAIN.org link

Annotation: Dissemination and implementation sciences are defined as the systematic study of how a specific set of activities and designated strategies are used to successfully adopt and integrate an evidence-based public health intervention (EBI) within specific settings, and are comprised of four steps: 1) exploration, 2) adoption/preparation, 3) implementation, and 4) sustainment. The overall goal is to reduce the gap between science and practice/policy. Implementation research speaks more to processes and factors associated with successful integration of EBIs within a particular setting, while dissemination research focuses on the processes and factors that lead to widespread adoption and use of EBIs. EBIs are shaped by research evidence, resources, population, and context, and are popularly used due to their demonstrated effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and fast process. In order to successfully select an EBI, interventionists must Identify community needs, assess organizational capacity, and search program registries to select a program. When preparing for implementation, and EBI can either be adopted as is or adapted to fit the local conditions. Adaptation is an important part of the process in order to enhance engagement, reach the audience, address disparities, increase fit and relevance, and reinforce the message. Adaptations can be either surface or deep structure, and the use of either or both should be a conscious, well thought out decision. Surface adaptations use visual and auditory cues for culturally appropriate messages, while deep structure adaptations involves cultural sensitivity and comprehensive understanding of ethnic group’s core cultural values, norms, and stressors (economic, social, environmental) affecting health behaviors. Models for guiding adaptation include Card, ADAPT-ITT, and MAP.

Continuing Education: 1 CHES; 1 CPHCE

Evaluating a Public Health Program. Year Developed: 2011. Source: New York - New Jersey Public Health Training Center. Presenter(s): n.a.. Type: Online Course. Level: Introductory Intermediate. Length: Self-paced.

Annotation: This online course is the last in a series of trainings dealing with the development and evaluation of public health programs. This training serves as a comprehensive tutorial on the Evaluation of a Public Health Program. The process of Program Evaluation continues the use of pertussis reduction in Lakeshore County as an example program and utilizes the logic model developed in the "Introduction to Logic Models" training. The primary focus of the course is to explore the six steps and the four standard groups in the Center for Disease Control's Framework for Program Evaluation. This framework represents all of the activities prescribed by the CDC in Program Evaluation, along with sensible guidance under the standards to aid in good decision-making.

Learning Objectives: • List six steps in the CDC Framework for Program Evaluation. • Apply the four standards in the CDC Framework for Program Evaluation. • Identify stakeholders roles and responsibilities. • Compose evaluation questions to focus the evaluation. • Recognize process and outcome indicators. • Compare and contrast methods for gathering evidence. • Recognize sources used in identifying program standards. • Discuss strategies to disseminate findings and share lessons learned.

Special Instructions: Registration required to access this course.

Continuing Education: 1 CHES; 1 CME; 1 CNE Contact Hours

The History of Public Health Informatics: Where Do We Go from Here?. Year Developed: n.a.. Source: South Central Public Health Partnership. Presenter(s): Nir Menachemi, PhD, MPH . Type: Online Course. Level: Advanced. Length: Self-paced. Troubleshooting Tips for South Central Public Health Partnership Courses

Annotation: What is public health informatics (PHI)? Simply put, PHI is a sub-field of public health. Program faculty will journey through the evolution of public health informatics and describe how key events over the past decade have contributed to development and utilization of many computerized systems that support public health practice. Special focus will be given to major PHI applications including syndromic surveillance. Emerging (e.g., geographic information systems, text-messaging) and future (e.g., social networking, public health information exchange) PHI applications will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives: • Discuss how the sub-discipline of public health informatics has evolved over time. • Describe how health information technology (HIT) can be used to enhance public health practice. • List potential ethical, social, and political issues associated with the development of HIT applications for public health purposes.

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Continuing Education: Certificate of Attendance

Introduction to Program Monitoring and Evaluation in Maternal and Child Health: Session Two –- Program Description and Logic Model. Year Developed: n.a.. Source: South Central Public Health Partnership. Presenter(s): Francouise Grossmann, RN, MPH. Type: Video Slide Module. Level: Introductory. Length: 120 minutes. Troubleshooting Tips for South Central Public Health Partnership Courses

Annotation: This module explores the role of formative evaluation in the implementation and evaluation of a MCH program. It emphasizes the importance of needs assessments to inform program planning, to create realistic goals, objectives, and activities, and to inform program evaluation. The module stresses the importance of formulating appropriate goals and objectives and introduces the concept of the logic model and explains how to develop a logic model to articulate the various components of a program.

Learning Objectives: • Identify the role of formative evaluation when implementing and evaluating a Maternal and Child Health (MCH) program. • Formulate goals and objectives. • Describe the logic model and its use in monitoring and evaluation. • Apply new knowledge by developing a logic model for the Child Wellness Program.

DataSpeak Webinar Series. Year Developed: n.a.. Source: Maternal and Child Health Information Resource Center. Presenter(s): n.a.. Type: Webinar Series. Level: Introductory Intermediate Advanced. Length: Series; various lengths.

Annotation: This webinar series features special topics related to maternal and child health (MCH) data. Each event features one or more speakers who are considered experts in their field. The MCH Epidemiology and Statistics Program coordinates the series. The program is dedicated to the goal of helping MCH practitioners on the federal, state, and local levels to improve their capacity to gather, analyze, and use data for planning and policymaking.

Special Instructions: DataSpeak uses a number of different technologies. To get the most out of the information, please review the technical requirements at http://hrsa.gov/archive/mchb/dataspeak/techreq/index.html

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