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The Story of the Children's Bureau, America in Wartime: 1938-1960. Year Developed: 2012. Source: Children’s Bureau Centennial. Presenter(s): Carl Rochelle; Pam Day. Type: Webinar Archive. Level: Introductory. Length: 50 minutes.

Annotation: In this 50-minute presentation, Carl Rochelle and Pam Day describe the evolution of the Children’s Bureau from World War II to 1960. The presentation begins by describing the condition of the United States during the war and the role of the Children’s Bureau during this time. It talks about the White House Conferences on Children, the Industrial Recovery Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title V, and the establishment of the Emergency Maternal and Child Infant Care Program to provide medical care for military families. It was also during this time that the Children’s Bureau began to expand its focus outside of the US. It became involved in evacuating children from warzones and refugee camps in Europe by providing both temporary foster homes in the US as well as easing immigration restrictions for children and adolescents who were survivors of concentration camps and/or had lost their homes and families due to the war. The presentation concludes with the bureau’s activities in 1960.

Special Instructions: To access the presentation, click “See More” under the “Historical Webinar Series: April 2012-March 2013” description. Under “The Story of the Children’s Bureau, America in Wartime: 1938-1960” click on the “View Webinar” to begin the presentation. [Note: Need Windows Media Player to watch].

Medicaid 101. Year Developed: 2012. Source: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation . Presenter(s): Robin Rudowitz. Type: Video. Level: Introductory. Length: 15 minutes. List of all archived webinars as of 09/13, when website was closed.

Annotation: In this webinar, the presenter provides an overview of the basics of Medicaid.

Special Instructions: 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 Tutorials are no longer updated but due to demand by professors who are still using the tutorials in class assignments, the Kaiser Family Foundation has made them available for download on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.

Changing Paradigms in Maternal and Child Health: Innovative Lessons from the Life Course. Year Developed: 2012. Source: Alabama Department of Public Health and the Alabama Public Health Training Center. Presenter(s): Cheri Pies, MSW, DrPH; Bina Shrimali, MPH. Type: Video Course. Level: Intermediate. Length: 82 minutes.

Annotation: Beginning with a brief presentation of the life course perspective and its associated key terms and concepts. Dr. Cheri Pies explains topics such as early programming, the cumulative impact of stress in the environment, and the role of life course initiatives in reducing risk and increasing protective factors to change health trajectories over a lifetime. Bina Shrimali then describes, using practical examples, how the health department in Alameda County, California uses life course concepts to address persistent health disparities and enable families to live healthy, productive lives. She presents the Building Blocks for Health Equity Program and the priority-setting process they underwent, and together with Dr. Pies, shares lessons learned that can be applied to life course projects in diverse settings. The module ends with a question and answer period, where the presenters provide further guidance on topics such as accessing data, managing and sustaining projects, engaging partners, families, and students, and inspiring innovation. Viewers learn how to operationalize life course concepts to create practical, day-to-day programs and incorporate the perspective into practice.

Learning Objectives: • Discuss the history and process of the application of the Life Course approach to the Maternal and Child Health field. • lllustrate how factors over a lifetime can impact health, particularly in relation to birth outcomes. • Describe activities in Alameda County, California related to the Life Course Initiative. • Identify potential collaborative relationships or partnerships to address health inequities in MCH.

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: Continuing Nursing Education credits are available. Individuals must watch the program in its entirety, complete the evaluation, and upload forms to the appropriate organization within two years of the date of the presentation.

Maternal and Child Health Community Health Centers: Characteristics of Community Health Clinics. Year Developed: 2011. Source: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Presenter(s): Holly Grason, MA. Type: Narrated Slide Presentation. Level: Introductory. Length: 45 minutes. Audio version

Annotation: In this lecture session, Holly Grason explains the historical and political context of Community Health Centers (CHCs). She reviews their original function, starting in the 1960s and summarizes their role in the health care system today. Throughout the lecture she provides in-depth information on the legislative and funding structures of the Community Health Center program. The speaker goes on to discuss the utilization of CHCs by subpopulation and the effects of the CHC program as demonstrated through evaluation data, such as improved access and reduced hospitalization. She concludes by emphasizing the potential role of the CHC program in the future health care system. A PDF of the presentation slides is available at

Learning Objectives: • Provide definition and historical backdrop of the federal Community Health Center (CHC) program. • Describe the several types of CHC programs. • Review the structural characteristics of CHCs. • Briefly note CHC populations and outcomes.

Special Instructions: This link downloads an Adobe Presenter file that you can play locally on your computer.

Life Course Perspectives on Health. Year Developed: 2011. Source: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health. Presenter(s): Robert Blum, MD, MPH, PhD; M.E. Hughes, PhD, MA. Type: Online Course. Level: Advanced Intermediate. Length: Self-paced.

Annotation: This online course on the life course framework is divided into two parts: 1.) An introduction to the life course perspective, human development theory, and other causation and conceptual frameworks that aim to explain health outcomes (including using obesity as an example); and, 2.) The health and development over the life course (prenatal period through senescence). Using best practices, the course provides a conceptual framework with which to understand the interrelationships among biological, psychological, and social factors and their influence on development and health. Application of theories relating to population health occurs throughout segments. To further learning, suggested readings and voluntary assignments accompany lectures.

Learning Objectives: • Describe the components of a life course perspective on health, the advantages of using this approach in public health, and the challenges involved in doing so. • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the life course and human development and its relationship to individual health. In particular, students should be able to identify the meaning and measurement of "health" at particular life stages and articulate interrelationships among the biological, psychological, behavioral and social processes that shape health across the life course. • Develop a conceptual framework illustrating a life course approach to a specific outcome of concern to public health.

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.

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.

Principles of Public Health: PH 101. Year Developed: n.a.. Source: University of Utah Public Health. Presenter(s): n.a.. Type: Online Course. Level: Introductory. Length: 240 minutes.

Annotation: This twelve-module course describes public health and its role in improving the health of populations, using video, exercises and pdf of slides. The first module covers the definition and history of public health. The second module discusses the difference between public health and biomedicine, and covers definitions, measurement, and determinants of health. The third module covers health disparities, risk factors, cultural competency, and barriers to health care and specific examples of current disparities. The fourth module provides more information on culture, diversity, and how they impact health and health care today. The fifth module describes the state of medical and public health funding and the types of public health agencies and organizations, with particular focus on those in California and Hawaii. Module six introduces the core functions and essential services of public health, and also introduces the purpose implications of the Healthy People objectives. The seventh module describes public health law within the context of the US legal system, providing a case study of tobacco regulation to illustrate key concepts. Modules eight and nine cover three particular disciplines within public health, Environmental Health (module eight) and Biostatistics and Epidemiology (module nine). The tenth module defines and differentiates between different types of evaluations, with particular focus on measurement tools and reasons for performing evaluations. The eleventh module describes community needs assessments (CNAs), defining important terms and presenting a five-step process to CNAs. The last module describes current and future challenges for the field of public health (such as health care access, new morbidities and terrorism threats), and implications for the public health workforce. Learning is assessed and reinforced through the course with short evaluations. Also available in Spanish.

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Special Instructions: Registration to Pacific Public Health Training Center is required to access. After log in click on “Principles of Public Health (PH101)” and then click on the specific topic tutorial your wish to view. PDF slides are available.

Orientation to Public Health. Year Developed: n.a.. Source: New York - New Jersey Public Health Training Center. Presenter(s): Jim Cummings. Type: Online Course. Level: Introductory. Length: 90 minutes.

Annotation: In this short interactive exercise, participants will learn about public health and state public health departments. The orientation begins by defining public health, explaining how it differs from other disciplines, and describes the six major obligations of public health departments. The second part discusses the 10 essential public health services and a brief introduction to the history of public health, namely the story of Dr. John Snow and the Broad Street Pump.

Learning Objectives: • Define public health and its obligations. • Explain how public health differs from health care. • Give examples of how their agency (or a local health agency) carries out the essential services of public health.

Special Instructions: You will need to register to access this learning opportunity. To begin the course, scroll to bottom of the page and click “Orientation to Public Health”. Once registered, click the black Enroll button at the top of the page to access the course. To view an email from the instructor, click on the sticky note.

Continuing Education: You may receive a certificate of completion by completing an evaluation at the end of the course, but there are no formal continuing education credits available for this course.

Introduction to Biostatistics 2: Variables. Year Developed: n.a.. Source: University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Presenter(s): Susan Telke. Type: Interactive Learning Tool. Level: Introductory. Length: Self-paced.

Annotation: In this module learners will be oriented to some types of variables and their roles in basic biostatistics. Different types of quantitative and qualitative variables will be explored. Basic graphs and charts depicting these variables will also be discussed.

Continuing Education: 0.1 CEU

Introduction to Biostatistics. Year Developed: n.a.. Source: University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Presenter(s): Susan Telke. Type: Interactive Learning Tool. Level: Introductory. Length: Self-paced.

Annotation: This online training provides an overview of sampling mathematics (average, range, variance, standard deviation, etc.), histograms, normal population distribution, and the 68-95-99.7 rule.

Learning Objectives: • Identify the core functions of biostatistics and roles of biostatisticians as they relate to public health practice. • Describe basic uses of biostatistics within public health. • Gain an understanding of key terms used in biostatistics. • Identify principles of normal population distribution in authentic situations.

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

Continuing Education: 0.1 CEU; 1 CPH recertification credit

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