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Planning and Budgeting for Public Health: Part II - The Budget. Year Developed: 2013. Source: University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Presenter(s): Anne Barry, JD, MPH. Type: Online Course. Level: Introductory. Length: Self-paced. List of all courses

Annotation: All in the practice of public health know the importance of financial resources to carry out their activities. This very basic introduction course provides a definition of the growing field of public health finance, assists students to develop a working knowledge of the planning cycles in governmental public health organizations, understand how to navigate and use budget planning documents, forecasts, governmental financial statements, and grants to support important public health activities and priorities.

Learning Objectives: • Define public health finance • Describe the Minnesota budget and forecast process • Explore public finance using examples from Minnesota health department s budget • Develop an understanding of financial statements • Understand the basics of grant proposals

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Continuing Education: 0.1 CEU/CE; 1 CPHCE

Planning and Budgeting for Public Health: Part I - The Business Plan. Year Developed: 2013. Source: University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Presenter(s): Anne Barry, JD, MPH. Type: Online Course. Level: Introductory. Length: Self-paced. List of all courses

Annotation: Practitioners in the field of public health find themselves in serious competition for funding. How do we make sure that the activities we advance to protect, maintain and promote the health of the public are a priority for funders. One of the ways we can improve our chances is to make a strong business case for our work. This brief overview will give you a simple outline to assist you in building a business plan for public health activities.

Learning Objectives: • Define public health finance. • Identify three major domains of public health finance competencies (knowledge, skills, and abilities needed in practice). • Describe the financial cycle within organizations. • Explain the reasons for a business plan. • List the major sections of a business plan template.

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Continuing Education: 0.1 CEU/CE; 1 CPHCE

Measuring the Return on Investment in Maternal and Child Health Programs. Year Developed: 2013. Source: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Presenter(s): Scott Grosse, PhD; Stephanie Lee; Ricardo Basurto-Dávila, PhD, MSc. Type: Webinar Archive. Level: Intermediate Advanced. Length: 90 minutes.

Annotation: This webinar, part of the DataSpeak web conference series, presents three case studies that explain how to show return on investment (ROI) through different analysis types: (1) an overview of how economic evaluations of health policies and budget impact/ROI analyses are conducted to determine value and cost-effectiveness with examples drawn from asthma management and newborn screening for critical congenital heart disease; (2) a summary of how to conduct a benefit-cost analysis for estimating prevention and intervention programs for children at the state level with examples from Washington state; and (3) an outcome evaluation of how local MCH funding has impacted children with low birth weight and their eventual health outcomes in California.

Special Instructions: DataSpeak uses a number of different technologies. To get the most out of the information, please review the technical requirements at

Negotiating Skills for Changing Times. Year Developed: 2012?. Source: South Central Public Health Partnership. Presenter(s): Ellen Belzer, MPA. Type: n.a.. Level: Intermediate. Length: 117 minutes.

Annotation: In today’s quickly changing, dynamic, and sometimes volatile health care environment, negotiation skills are more important than ever before. In this course, participants learn how to negotiate better agreements and resolve conflicts more effectively, while developing better inter-professional relationships in the process. Other specific topics include: selecting the best negotiation style, how to use time techniques effectively, ways to uncover the other party’s hidden agenda, how to neutralize emotionalism, the secret to protecting oneself against poor agreements, how framing and anchoring strategies can help get better outcomes, and when and how to make creative solutions, compromises and concessions. A proven six-step negotiation process is central to this course.

Learning Objectives: • Identify the differences between hard, soft, and principled negotiation styles. • Apply strategies to neutralize emotionalism in themselves as well as the other party. • Define and apply the BATNA concept as a protection against poor agreements. • Apply framing strategies in ways that contribute to distributive or integrative outcomes. • Identify the three components of establishing a bargaining range. • Use the six-step negotiation process to reach better agreements and resolve conflicts more effectively, while improving inter-professional relationships. • Identify several mistakes that people commonly make when negotiating at an uneven table. • Know how to utilize power effectively during a negotiation when holding greater or lesser power than the other party. • Identify ways to use power strategies to create a more symmetrical power relationship at the negotiating table and thus achieve better outcomes.

Business Planning for Public Health Programs. Year Developed: 2011. Source: Northwest Center for Public Health Practice. Presenter(s): Stephen Orton, PhD. Type: Interactive Learning Tool. Level: Introductory. Length: 45 minutes.

Annotation: This 45-minute module will help you understand the basics of business planning and determine if writing a business plan is appropriate for your public health program.

Learning Objectives: • Describe the parts of a business plan. • Explain how business planning can be helpful for a public health agency or non-profit organization. • Describe the function of business planning. Identify when it is appropriate to do a business plan.

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Continuing Education: 1 CNE Contact Hour

Contracts. Year Developed: n.a.. Source: Upper Midwest Public Health Training Center. Presenter(s): Mary Ralston. Type: Online Course. Level: Introductory. Length: 60 minutes.

Annotation: This course is part of a the New Public Health Administrators Series, a 14 hour-long online program targeted toward new public health administrators and nursing administrators. This course may be taken by itself, or as part of the New Public Health Admin (NPHA) Curriculum.

Learning Objectives: • List three reasons why it is important to put agreements in writing. • Describe the major elements of a contract. • Describe the major guidelines for writing an effective contract. • Describe at least two examples of actual contracts used by local public health.

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