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Public Health 101: A Short Course. Year Developed: 2013. Source: Center for Public Health Practice (Ohio State University). Presenter(s): Unknown. Type: Online Course. Level: Introductory. Length: Self-paced.

Annotation: This course is a basic introduction to public health and consists of seven modules that range from 6-15 minutes in length. The modules provide an introduction to the history, achievements, mission, achievements, structure, challenges, opportunities, and future of public health in the United States. Some of the focus is on Ohio, however the course is still useful for individuals from other states as the Ohio-specific information can be used as an example of the roles and activities of state and local public health. The seven modules are: “What is Public Health?” “History and Achievements,” “Who is Public Health?” “Factors that Influence Public Health,” “Public Health in Ohio,” “Challenges for Public Health,” and “Public Health’s Future”.

Special Instructions: Regsitration necessary to access the training.

Continuing Education: Types of Continuing Education Credits Available: Continuing Education Approved by the Ohio State Board of Sanitarian Registration for 1.5 hours. The Center for Public Health Practice (MEP2939) is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education; this program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.5 total Category I contact hours in health education. The course is approved for 1.5 CPH CEs. Approved by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation for 1.5 contact hours. Contact Shirley Funt at 614-292-1637 or cphp-registration@cph.osu.edu for more information about continuing education contact hours.”

MCH System Partners (The Very Briefest of Introductions): Health Security Programs. Year Developed: 2012. Source: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Presenter(s): Holly Grason, MA. Type: Narrated Slide Presentation. Level: Introductory. Length: 40 minutes. Audio version

Annotation: As part of three presentations, Holly Grason outlines several national Maternal and Child Health (MCH) programs. For each program, Ms. Grason explains the program goal, the timeframe and intent of its creation, program structure, program services, and populations served. This learning opportunity, the second presentation in the series, covers programs related to health security: Title V of the Social Security Act (MCH Block Grant), Community Health Centers, Title X (Family Planning Program), and WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children). A PDF of the presentation slides is available at http://courseplus.jhu.edu/breezeContent/oncampus/MCHL/SystemPartners/secB/MCHL-secB-SystemPartners_6.pdf.

MCH System Partners (The Very Briefest of Introductions): Health Insurance and Summary. Year Developed: 2012. Source: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Presenter(s): Holly Grason, MA. Type: Narrated Slide Presentation. Level: Introductory. Length: 40 minutes. Audio version

Annotation: As part of three presentations, Holly Grason outlines several national Maternal and Child Health (MCH) programs. For each program, Ms. Grason explains the program goal, the timeframe and intent of its creation, program structure, program services, and populations served. This learning opportunity, the third presentation of the series, covers health security programs that do not provide services directly, but rather pay for the services provided by other federal programs: Medicaid and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program). The Early Periodic Screening Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) Program is also explained in this presentation. A PDF of the presentation slides is available at http://courseplus.jhu.edu/breezeContent/oncampus/MCHL/SystemPartners/secC/MCHL-secC-SystemPartners_6.pdf.

Maternal and Child Health Course Bundle: Management. Year Developed: 2012. Source: University of Alabama at Birmingham Maternal and Child Health Leadership and Policy Education Program and the South Central Public Health Training Center. Presenter(s): n.a.. Type: Online Course. Level: Intermediate. Length: 420 minutes. Troubleshooting Tips for South Central Public Health Partnership Courses

Annotation: Good management skills are important in any profession and maternal and child health is certainly no exception. In fact, in a recent survey almost 50 percent of state Maternal and Child Health and Children with Special Health Care Needs program directors identified management skill development as a top three training need for their staff members. The current climate of budget reductions and staffing changes highlights the need for strong management skills that can keep MCH programs running efficiently and motivate workers to perform at their highest levels.

Special Instructions: To access the course bundle, click on the link and scroll down to the “Management” section on the landing page. Click the “Here” buttons for more information or to enroll in the courses. 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 “Certificate Programs,” click on “View all Available Certificates,” and select “Maternal and Child Health Course Bundle: Management.”

Maternal and Child Health "System" Organization: Maternal and Child Health Policy Context. Year Developed: 2011. Source: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Presenter(s): Holly Grason, MA. Type: Narrated Slide Presentation. Level: Introductory. Length: 47 minutes. Audio version

Annotation: In this presentation, Holly Grason explains the organizational and funding structure for Maternal and Child Health (MCH) system. Ms. Grason begins with an overview of the basic characteristics of the US Health Care System, including the private/public coverage mix. She goes on to highlight the organization of the MCH “System” and its influence on health care and health services. A PDF of the presentation slides is available at http://courseplus.jhu.edu/breezeContent/oncampus/MCHL/LectureAA/secA/MCH-secAAa-Grason_6.pdf.

Learning Objectives: • Describe the "organization" of public programming for maternal and child health (MCH) populations. • Discuss major historical forces shaping MCH. • Discuss the array and sequence of MCH-related legislation.

Maternal and Child Health "System" Organization: Ideas, People, Events/Context, and Fundamental Questions. Year Developed: 2011. Source: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Presenter(s): Holly Grason, MA. Type: Narrated Slide Presentation. Level: Introductory. Length: 47 minutes. Audio version

Annotation: In this presentation, Holly Grason explains the organizational and funding structure for Maternal and Child Health (MCH) system. Ms. Grason begins with an overview of the basic characteristics of the US Health Care System, including the private/public coverage mix. She goes on to highlight the organization of the MCH “System” and its influence on health care and health services. A PDF of the presentation slides is available at http://courseplus.jhu.edu/breezeContent/oncampus/MCHL/LectureAA/secB/MCH-secAAb-Grason_6.pdf.

Learning Objectives: • Describe the "organization" of public programming for maternal and child health (MCH) populations. • Discuss major historical forces shaping MCH. • Discuss the array and sequence of MCH-related legislation.

Orientation to the Essentials of Public Health (Advanced Level). Year Developed: 2006. Source: South Central Public Health Partnership. Presenter(s): Carolyn C. Johnson, PhD, NCC, LPC; Thomas Farley, MD MPH; Joan Wightkin, Richard Culbertson. Type: Video Course. Level: Advanced. Length: 240 minutes. Troubleshooting Tips for South Central Public Health Partnership Courses

Annotation: This four-module course describes the basics and some advanced components of public health. Module 1 considers the philosophical and historic foundation of public health with additional focus on the concept, determinants and measurement of health. After defining public health and its unique features, this module also discusses the history of the development of the core functions and essential services of public health. Module 2 covers public health at the federal, state, and local levels, with particular emphasis on the application of essential services and connections between levels. Module 3 discusses the concept of assessment in more detail, describing common elements, methods, and data sources. Module 4 describes the ethical foundations of public health, with an introduction to schools of ethical thought, fundamental principles and future ethical challenges. Note: A multi-step registeration process is required to access the module.

Learning Objectives: Module 1: Philosophical and Historical Perspectives of Public Health Module 1, Part 1 • Recognize the difficulty in defining health. • Explain the various definitions of health. • Develop your own definition of health based on your own work priorities. Module 1, Part 2 • Describe population-based measurements of health. • Recognize tools for health promotion and behavior change are available. • Discuss future goals for the nation. Module 1, Part 3 • Identify the domains of health determinants. • List and critically evaluate examples of health determinants in each domain. Module 1, Part 4 • Explain public health. • Argue the pros and cons of public health as a profession. • Describe components and images of public health. Module 1, Part 5 • Discuss the evolution of public health. • Describe the actions of historical heroes in public health. • Discuss public health’s achievements during the 20th century. Module 1, Part 6 • Identify the three core functions for public health work. • Translate the core functions into public health practice. • Apply the core functions of public health to your own work. Module 1, Part 7 • Discuss the unique features (core values) of public health. • Critically evaluate the interaction of these unique features. Module 1, Part 8 • Identify public health’s 10 essential services. • Discuss the practical implications of the essential services. • Compare your own work with the essential services that form the framework of public health. Module 2: The Structure of Public Health • Differentiate and compare local, state and federal public health roles and responsibilities. • Identify funding sources and how they are appropriated via the three levels. Module 3: Assessment as a Core Function Module 3, Part 1 • Explain how assessment fits in as a public health core function. • Describe ways to measure health status and disease rates in population. • Name the importance for monitoring trends in diseases. • Identify ways to find subpopulations at elevated risk. • Determine modifiable antecedents to disease. Module 3, Part 2 • List methods of assessment in assessing the health of a population. • Name forms of surveillance data collection. • Explain how to analyze, interpret and disseminate surveillance data. • Explain how vital statistics are used in assessment and the purpose of using special studies. • List questions and measures that are useful when evaluating public health programs. • Name both federal and state sources of data for overall health assessment. Module 4: The Culture of Public Health • Compare and contrast the ethical bases of public health and medical care. • Explain similarities and differences between law and ethics. • Define the philosophical and religious bases of ethics. • Explain the ethical foundations of public health and their impact on target constituencies.

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, Advanced Level.”

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

Public Health Financial Management. Year Developed: n.a.. Source: South Central Public Health Partnership. Presenter(s): W. Jack Duncan, PhD. Type: Video Course. Level: Advanced Intermediate Introductory. Length: 420 minutes. Troubleshooting Tips for South Central Public Health Partnership Courses

Annotation: This course is divided into four video modules, and includes PowerPoint slides to use with each lecture and talk. Module 1 provides an overview of finance, discussing sources of revenues, defines important financial terms, and talks about the budget process. In session 2, Dr. Duncan interviews Jerry W. Stephens PhD about financial and managerial accounting, as well as financial statements. The two presenters also discuss cost behavior, including fixed and variable costs. Segment 3 includes an interview with Stuart Capper, DrPH who defines and elaborates on capital budgeting specifically in public health settings compared to the private sector. They also discuss a case study in capital budgeting and how money changes over time. Module 4 concludes with an interview with Michael E. Fleenor, MD, MPH who discusses integrating strategic thinking and financial planning and his experiences with this type of planning process. A quiz is available after completion of the course.

Learning Objectives: Module I - Financial Management for Public Health Managers: • Discuss the sources of revenues for state and local public health agencies. • Discuss the reasons why budgets and budgeting is an important part of financial management in public health organizations. • Discuss the nature of matching funds, in-kind funds, and indirect allocations. • Discuss the difference between cash and accrual basis accounting. • Describe how unexpected factors can influence the budgeting process. • Define three different types of budgets Module II - Essential Concepts of Financial and Managerial Accounting: • Describe how management accounting is used in private and public organizations. • Explain difference between balance sheets and income statements. • Discuss the difference between fixed and variable cost. • Discuss the general cost categories found in most organizations. • Explain what is meant by responsibility accounting. • Describe what is meant by break-even analysis and how this tool can be used for managerial decision making in public health organizations. Module III - Essential Concepts of Financial and Managerial Accounting P2: • Describe the distinguishing characteristics of capital assets. • Explain why public health organizations do not usually have capital budgets in the same sense as private sector firms. • Discuss what is meant by “funding depreciation” on capital assets and the associated challenges for public health organizations relative to maintaining capital assets. • Discuss the primary bases upon which capital decisions are made in most public health organizations. • Explain what is meant by the time value of money. • Describe briefly some methods by which capital asset acquisition may be evaluated. Module IV - Financial Management for Public Health Managers: • Discuss how strategic plans are related to the budgets of public health organizations. • Understand the complex challenge that public health managers face in ensuring financial plans are consistent with and contribute to the strategic plan. • Discuss some of the unique challenged faced by public health managers in attempting to effectively manage their unit’s financial resources. • Differentiate among strategic, business or operational, and budgetary plans.

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 “Public Health Financial Management.”

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

Leadership, Strategic Planning and Systems Approaches. Year Developed: n.a.. Source: South Central Public Health Partnership. Presenter(s): Peter M. Ginter, PhD. Type: Video Course. Level: Intermediate Advanced. Length: 600 minutes. Troubleshooting Tips for South Central Public Health Partnership Courses

Annotation: This course is organized into seven modules around focused strategic planning. Module 1 includes video overviews of descriptions and steps involved in focused strategic thinking (FST), planning, management, and perspectives. The instructor notes that change is inevitable and necessary to further an organization, brainstorming is crucial to develop new ideas, and focus is crucial throughout the entire process. Module 2 discusses leadership and its relation to FST using a lecture by Dr. Jack Duncan on “The Mystical Reality of Leadership”, and includes an interview with Fay Boozman and Donald E Williamson. Session 3 concentrates on the specific process of strategic planning. In section 4, the instructor focuses on what the organization should and can do, the external factors and internal resources and the existing competencies of an organization to accomplish their goals. Module 5 discusses setting the organization’s mission, visions and values in order to form direction towards success. Module 6 focuses on developing strategies to set goals, while part 7 helps the learner brainstorm activities in order to achieve that goal. Handouts of the modules are available for use as well as a quiz.

Learning Objectives: • Have an awareness of the strategic development process. • Be able to define internal and external analysis. • Be able to differentiate between strategic and long-range planning. • Understand what SWOTS are and how to use them in planning. • Have an understanding of the role of strategic management. • Be able to differentiate between mission statements and vision statements.

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 “Leadership, Strategic Planning and Systems Approaches.”

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

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