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Maximizing your Program’s Potential with Continuous Quality Improvement (Capacity Building Webinar 3). Year Developed: 2010. Source: National Association of County and City Health Officials, CityMatCH. Presenter(s): Grace Gorenflo. Type: Webinar Archive. Level: Intermediate Advanced. Length: 80 minutes.

Annotation: In this webinar, part of the Emerging Issues in Maternal and Child Health Series, the presenter summarizes the purposes and benefits of continuous quality improvement (CQI). She begins by explaining the process of conducting CQI, and then reviews the PDCA framework, using an example of a home visitation program. She concludes the presentation with a discussion of the differences between CQI and program evaluation. Reference materials are available through links provided in the presentation.

Learning Objectives: • Define CQI. • Describe the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) process. • Understand the difference between quality improvement and evaluation. • Identify 1 - 2 examples of how to apply CQI to a home visitation program.

Continuing Education: CME for non-physicians may receive a certificate of participation; CME for physicians, CNE, and CECH CEUS of 1.5 hours are available; .15 IACET CEUs are available.

Heartland Centers: Quality Improvement Concepts. Year Developed: 2010. Source: Public Health Foundation TRAIN National. Presenter(s): Marty Galutia. Type: Online Course. Level: Introductory. Length: 45 minutes.

Annotation: In this short course, Marty Galutia describes quality improvement concepts and how to apply them to improve processes and systems. The presentation reviews the reasons why quality improvement is sought, the process considered broadly, and provides information specific to the Kano Model of Quality. The roles of customers and consumers in QI also are considered. Interactive exercises are built into the presentation throughout.

Special Instructions: Registration to TRAIN is required. After logging in, the course can be accessed by entering the course id (1025091) into the “Search By Course ID” box on the right side of the landing page. On the next page, click on the "Registration" tab and then click on "Launch."

Mastering the Roles of Supervision. Year Developed: 2007. Source: New York City, Long Island, Lower Tri-County Public Health Training Center. Presenter(s): Unknown. Type: Online Course. Level: Intermediate Advanced. Length: 180 minutes.

Annotation: This self-paced course provides an introduction to the Competing Values Framework (CVF) for leaders and supervisors. The course is divided into two modules. The first module introduces CVF and the various roles of a supervisor. The second module addresses the issue of skill mastery. Several interactive learning strategies are employed in order to help participants apply the material to their current work. This course helps participants to prioritize their roles as a supervisor, reflect on their skills and challenges, and develop an action plan for skill mastery and personal growth. The course also provides a robust resource list of websites, documents, and books.

Learning Objectives: • Describe the competing values framework. • Identify the eight potentially conflicting roles played by supervisors. • Prioritize roles most appropriate for a supervisor to employ given a situational challenge. • Describe the five steps to mastery. • Assess personal challenges, identify areas for further development and develop a plan for change. • Describe the importance of self knowledge and assessment in understanding the impact of one's behavior on others.

Special Instructions: Registration in TRAIN is required. Enter course id (1018038) into “Search By Course ID” box. On the next page, click on the “Registration” tab and then on “Go to Step 2 of Registration.” Select the appropriate registration status button (on right) on this next screen and complete a quick registration form. Select “Enroll” (top of page) to launch the course.

Continuing Education: 3 CHES; 3 CME’ 3 CNE Contact Hours

Program Evaluation in Environmental Health. Year Developed: 2006. Source: Northwest Center for Public Health Practice. Presenter(s): Luann D'Ambrosio, MEd. Type: Interactive Learning Tool. Level: Introductory. Length: Self-paced.

Annotation: This self-paced module provides a background on program evaluation—who, what, when, and why—and a detailed review of the steps to plan and conduct an evaluation. As you move through the module, you'll follow Joe Jones, an environmental public health manager, as he evaluates his food safety program. You'll see the evaluation process in action and learn how a successful evaluation can help you do your work even better.

Learning Objectives: • List and describe the six steps of an evaluation process. • Identify key stakeholders in an evaluation. • Describe the components and elements of a program logic model. • Outline a basic evaluation plan including data collection methods. • List three ways to use evaluation data to draw conclusions about a program.

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Time Management: Your Time, Your Priorities Your Choice. Year Developed: n.a.. Source: University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Presenter(s): Jolene Shouman. Type: Online Course. Level: Introductory. Length: 90 minutes. Link to all online trainings.

Annotation: This self-paced online module aims to increase personal awareness of time management practice and present tools and techniques to enhance the ability to minimize stress. The course includes managing external and internal “time thieves” as well as examples of how to address necessary tasks and concerns. Tools to help alleviate challenges in task prioritization conclude the presentation. A workbook to complete module activities and help create a daily work inventory is included.

Learning Objectives: • Identify their current time management strengths and opportunities for development. • Recognize tasks over which they do and don't have control. • Set priorities for managing their schedules and time. • Apply time management principles, tips and tools in their daily roles. • Commit to actions that will improve time management practices and minimize time-related stressors.

Special Instructions: Registration to the University of Minnesota School of Public Health is required. For new users Click Here to register. Scroll down to "Time Management: Your Time, Your Priorities Your Choice". (

Operationalizing Quality Improvement in Public Health. Year Developed: n.a.. Source: University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Presenter(s): William Riley, PhD. Type: Online Course. Level: Intermediate. Length: 90 minutes. Link to all online trainings.

Annotation: This online training module explains what quality improvement collaboration is, its importance in public health, and when to utilize it. Dr. Riley focuses on the model for improvement and how to write an AIM statement. Both process and outcome measures are covered as well as how to create a process map. Videos of working sessions attended by public health professionals seeking to apply quality improvement concepts and tools in their work groups are included. Questions and answers follow each of the speaker’s presentations. The module requires a pre and posttest to receive credit.

Learning Objectives: • Explain the meaning and importance of QI collaboration in public health. • Describe the model for improvement in public health. • Write an AIM statement. • Establish both outcome and process measures for QI. • Develop change strategies to achieve improvement in public health. • Create a process map related to an actual public health issue. • Identify and describe appropriate use for QI tools.

Special Instructions: Registration to the University of Minnesota School of Public Health is required.

Continuing Education: 1.5 Continuing Education Hour is available.

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