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Establishing a Progressive New Academic Health Department Partnership (AHD Learning Community Presentation). Year Developed: 2017. Source: n.a.. Presenter(s): Griselle Torres, DrPH, MPH, MSW. Type: Webinar. Level: Introductory. Length: 60 minutes. presentation slides

Annotation: This archived webinar focuses on the newly developed AHD partnership between the University of Illinois at Chicago's School of Public Health and the Chicago Department of Public Health. During this meeting, Dr. Torres discussed a variety of aspects of this partnership, including the process of establishing the partnership, challenges and lessons learned, and the future vision for the partnership, and shared tips for partnership development. This one hour webinar was originally presented as the May 2017 AHD Learning Community meeting. Discussion among the presenters and participants that occurred during the live version of the webinar is captured. Watch the archived webinar or download the presentation slides to learn more. Additional details about this AHD partnership are also highlighted in the PHF Pulse blog post, New Partnership in Chicago Offers Latest Example of Academic Health Department Development.

Special Instructions: Registration required before accessing this course.

Build Power for Health Equity: Strategic Practices for Local Health Departments. Year Developed: 2017. Source: Dialogue4Health. Presenter(s): Renee Canady, PhD; Jacques Colon; Sarah Hernandez, Jonathan Heller, PhD. Type: Webinar. Level: Intermediate. Length: 90 minutes.

Annotation: This webinar describes a set of “inside” and “outside” strategic practices that public local health departments can use to advance equity. The panelists provide concrete examples of how they have implemented these practices, their lessons learned, and their practical guidance to local health department staff interested in tackling similar efforts. Specific practices such as hiring and contracting, staff training, partnering with community organizing groups, and using Health in All Policies are covered during this training. Broader themes to be discussed include confronting the root causes of inequity and supporting leadership and innovation to advance equity.

Life Course Nutrition: Maternal and Child Health Strategies in Public Health. Year Developed: 2011. Source: Northwest Center for Public Health Practice. Presenter(s): Donna B. Johnson, PhD, RD, Elizabeth Adams, PhD, RD, Marion Taylor Baer, PhD, RD, Leslie Cunningham-Sabo, PhD, RD, Dena Herman, PhD, MPH, RD. Type: Online Course. Level: Introductory. Length: 75 minutes.

Annotation: This online module, based on a life course framework, is designed to help public health leaders describe the role of maternal and child nutrition in population health and identify actions they can take to create equitable access to healthy foods and food environments. There are three parts to the module: 1) Why Nutrition Matters, 2) The Life Course Framework, and 3) Applying the Life Course Framework. Each of these parts contains several expansive subtopics, a summary, and a “knowledge check” exercise. An additional, cumulative quiz is provided at the end of the module. A glossary and list of resources is also provided.

Learning Objectives: • Describe the role of maternal and child health (MCH) nutrition in the lifelong health of the population. • Access resources for assessment, assurance, and policy development for MCH nutrition. • Identify ways to integrate MCH nutrition within state and local public health agencies. • Apply the principles of the life course framework for population-based public health actions and initiatives.

Special Instructions: Registration to PH LearnLink is required. Click on the “Trainings” link and then the “Courses” link. Scroll down to “Life Course Nutrition: Maternal and Child Health Strategies in Public Health” and click on the title to begin.

Continuing Education: 1.2 hours

Orientation to the Essentials of Public Health (Intermediate Level). Year Developed: 2006. Source: South Central Public Health Partnership. Presenter(s): Patrick Flaherty, MPP. Type: Video Course. Level: Intermediate. Length: 240 minutes. Troubleshooting Tips for South Central Public Health Partnership Courses

Annotation: This six-module course covers the basics of public health and includes pdf group activity exercises. Module 1 covers the history of public health in the United States and the current state of public health values, ethics and law. Module 2 discusses the concept, determinants and measurement of health status, with particular focus on the Healthy People objectives. Module 3 covers the three core functions and ten essential services of public health, also introducing the National Public Health Performance Standards Program (NPHPSP). Module 4 compares public health functions at the local, state, and federal level, and discusses the role of collaborations/partnerships and community planning (specifically the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) model). Module 5 summarizes the core competencies of public health and describes the current public health workforce. Module 6 looks towards the future, discussing some future challenges and strategies for improving public health. Through the lecture, the presenters introduce activities and worksheets to assist the participant in learning important concepts and synthesize the new information.

Learning Objectives: Module 1: History, values, ethics and legal basis of public health • Describe early movements that influenced public health and the key individuals. • Describe the different eras of public health from 1800-2000. • Describe successes/achievements in public health history. • Identify the ethics and values that make public health a unique profession. • Describe the legal basis for public health in America. Module 2: How to define and how to measure health • Identify different definitions of health - including physical, mental, and social well-being. • Describe factors that influence health. • List the ten leading causes of death and the actual causes of death. • Describe health measurement activities such as Healthy People 2010. Module 3: Framework of public health and how it has evolved over time • Describe the difference between population-based public health and personal health services. • Identify the three core functions and ten essential services in public health, and explain their historical development. • Identify strategies to incorporate additional essential services into the participant's program area. • Describe the National Public Health Performance Standards Program and its impact on public health practice. Module 4: Basic steps of community health improvement processes • Describe how the local, state, and federal levels of government impact health. • Describe the importance of collaborations and coalitions, and the basic steps in coalition development. • Describe the community planning model in public health - Mobilizing Action through Planning and Partnerships. Module 5: The competencies needed by public health professionals to support systems that perform the essential services • Identify the eight competency domains for public health workers. • Understand the relationship between core competencies for public health workers and the essential services. • Identify strategies to strengthen individual competencies. Module 6: Future challenges in public health, identify trends, and see yourself as an agent of change • Identify key questions professionals ask in creating a new future. • Identify major challenges facing the public health system in their communities. • Identify new or changed roles for their programs and for themselves based on this course.

Special Instructions: Registration to the South Central Public Health Partnership is required. For new users it will take one weekday to receive an access email. If you are registered in TRAIN, you should login using that username and password. Click on “Course Offerings” and search for “Orientation to Essentials of Public Health, Intermediate Level.”

Continuing Education: A completion certificate will be awarded if you receive 70% or higher on the course quiz.

Community Partnerships and Perspectives (Intermediate Level). Year Developed: n.a.. Source: South Central Public Health Partnership. Presenter(s): Linda Usdin, PhD; Anne Witmer, MPH; Theodore Quant. Type: Online Course Video. Level: Intermediate. Length: 225 minutes. Troubleshooting Tips for South Central Public Health Partnership Courses

Annotation: This course emphasizes community partnership as a major educational approach to addressing health problems. It focuses on elements of community partnering including diversity and other challenges, and identifies the necessary responsibilities public health practitioners have in stakeholder recruitment and agenda setting. Components of successful leadership in collaborations and the role of creating shared community visions are also discussed. The presentation concludes by explaining the action planning process, including needs assessment strategies.

Learning Objectives: • Explain how to create a work environment that reflects sensitivity to the ongoing issues of cultural diversity and power imbalances. • Identify the special challenges inherent to collaborative endeavors. • Name the changes necessary for successful leadership in collaborations. • Develop a framework for stakeholder identification and recruitment for a community intervention. • Outline the process for creating a shared community vision among stakeholders. • Explain the action planning process including assets and needs assessment strategies; strategies for translating data to usable information; and community health issue prioritization.

Special Instructions: Registration to the South Central Public Health Partnership is required. For new users it will take one weekday to receive an access email. If you are registered in TRAIN, login using that username and password. Click on "Course Offerings" and search for "Community Partnerships and Perspectives-Intermediate Level". [Note: videos may not be compatible with Macs]

Continuing Education: A completion certificate will be awarded to those who score 70% or higher on the course quiz.

Community Partnerships and Perspectives (Basic Level). Year Developed: n.a.. Source: South Central Public Health Partnership. Presenter(s): Linda Usdin, PhD. Type: Online Course Video. Level: Introductory. Length: 30 minutes. Troubleshooting Tips for South Central Public Health Partnership Courses

Annotation: This module introduces and provides an introduction to the “Community Partnerships and Perspectives” series, focusing on concepts and skills necessary for working with communities to improve public health. Participants learn about the differing perspectives of the definition of “community,” and methods available to analyze community dynamics. Course exercises and a workbook are available.

Learning Objectives: • Discuss current factors and trends influencing health and public health practice. • Define community from the perspective of insiders and outsiders. • Understand ways of analyzing community dynamics. • Discuss innovating means of approaching public health practitioners.

Special Instructions: Registration to the South Central Public Health Partnership is required. For new users it will take one weekday to receive an access email. If you are registered in TRAIN, login using that username and password. Click on "Course Offerings" and search for "Community Partnerships and Perspectives-Basic Level". [Note: videos may not be compatible with Macs]

Continuing Education: A completion certificate will be awarded to those who score 70% or higher on the course quiz.

Community Partnerships and Perspectives (Advanced Level). Year Developed: n.a.. Source: South Central Public Health Partnership. Presenter(s): Linda Usdin, PhD; Anne Witmer, MPH. Type: Online Course Video. Level: Advanced. Length: 100 minutes. Troubleshooting Tips for South Central Public Health Partnership Courses

Annotation: This module is a continuation of the Intermediate “Community Partnerships and Perspectives” course. It explores methods for identifying, analyzing, and targeting community health problems and their causes. Presenters focus on the components for measuring progress, such as developing logic models in order to evaluate community interventions. Communication strategies—including the use of media—conclude the series.

Learning Objectives: • Design a governance structure that reflects the unique needs and positive points of the collaborative described. • Develop an outline of a logical model for the evaluation for a community intervention in which they are currently involved. • Identify and propose specific techniques for the communication challenges of their community partnership including consensus building, conflict resolution and the development of shared vocabulary. • Develop a media outreach plan for their community that includes the cultivation of the media as a key collaborative partner.

Special Instructions: Registration to the South Central Public Health Partnership is required. For new users it will take one weekday to receive an access email. If you are registered in TRAIN, login using that username and password. Click on "Course Offerings" and search for "Community Partnerships and Perspectives-Advanced Level". [Note: videos may not be compatible with Macs].

Continuing Education: A completion certificate will be awarded to those who score 70% or higher on the course quiz. 1.8 ASNA Nursing CEU’s and/or 1.75 Social Work CEU’s will be available once this occurs.

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