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Impact of Local Health Spending on Maternal and Child Health: Results from the PHAST Study. Year Developed: 2013. Source: Northwest Center for Public Health Practice. Presenter(s): Betty Bekemeier. Type: Video Webinar. Level: Intermediate. Length: 60 minutes.

Annotation: In this one hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, Betty Bekemeier explains how results from the Public Health Activities and Services Tracking (PHAST) Study can help local health jurisdictions understand their impact on population health and plan accordingly.

Learning Objectives: • Describe the opportunities that exist for practice-based research and practical decision-making using detailed local health department data. • Describe three ways public health practice partners have added rigor to the PHAST study findings. • Describe findings related to the role of targeted spending in impacting health outcomes. • Describe the relationship between health outcomes and related maternal and child health spending among local health jurisdictions in Florida and Washington State.

Special Instructions: Registration required.

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.

Financial Management. Year Developed: n.a.. Source: University of Iowa College of Public Health's Institute for Public Health Practice. Presenter(s): Jeff Horne. Type: Online Course. Level: Introductory Intermediate. Length: Self-paced.

Annotation: This learning opportunity consists of a one hour video segment which is accessible via video streaming technology. PowerPoint slides of the presentation are provided in PDF format. Participants will be assessed through practice exercises and an online post-test. Presenter Jeff Horne describes county sources of funding, the impact of funding sources such as grants, fees, licenses, contributions, and property taxes as well as external factors that are difficult for the budget projections, preparation, and amendments.

Learning Objectives: • List county funding sources. • Describe the annual budget cycle. • Understand the financial structure of county government.

Special Instructions: Registration requried.

Budget Planning and Management. Year Developed: n.a.. Source: South Central Public Health Partnership. Presenter(s): Andrew Rucks, PhD. Type: Video Course. Level: Intermediate. Length: 60 minutes. Troubleshooting Tips for South Central Public Health Partnership Courses

Annotation: This video course has four modules providing an overview of integrating strategic and budget planning for resource allocation. The presenter in Modules 2 and 3 discusses budgeting types and concepts, as well as the budgeting cycle and variances. Session 4 uses a case study to look at a state health department budget system. There is a pre and post test available to evaluate comprehension. Note: A multi-step registration process is required to access the module.

Learning Objectives: • Describe the link between budgets and strategic plans. • Discuss the difference among all the types of governmental budgets. • Describe the budget cycle and major related components. • Explain how to use financial information to make managerial decisions. • Understand the planning and management of budgeting in a local public health department setting.

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 “Budget Planning and Management.”

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

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