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Introduction to Program Monitoring and Evaluation in Maternal and Child Health: Session One -- Monitoring & Evaluation: What? When? Who?. Year Developed: 2012. Source: South Central Public Health Training Center. Presenter(s): Francoise Grossman, RN, MPH. Type: Video Slide Module. Level: Introductory. Length: 120 minutes. Troubleshooting Tips for South Central Public Health Partnership Courses

Annotation: In this session, Francoise Grossman describes three types of evaluation used in the implementation of MCH programs, details the difference between monitoring and evaluation, and shares the standards and guiding principles individuals should follow when conducting evaluation. The second part of the tutorial discusses the role of stakeholders and other key issues. Using a mock scenario of a childhood obesity reduction program and companion worksheets, Ms. Grossman encourages viewers to apply knowledge gained through the tutorial. NOTE: This session is part one of a six-course series. Prior to the start of the tutorial, participants are encouraged to complete a pre-test to assess baseline knowledge of the topic of program evaluation. A quiz is available for participants at the conclusion of the tutorial, which must be completed in order to receive a certificate.

Learning Objectives: • Describe the three types of evaluation used in the implementation of a MCH prevention program. • Explain the rationale to involve stakeholders in MCH program evaluation. • Describe the key issues to consider when involving stakeholders. • Apply your knowledge to identify stakeholders for the Child Wellness Program and develop a stakeholders matrix.

Continuing Education: 1 CEU for Nursing or Social Work is available for those individuals who complete the quiz at the end of the module with a score of 70% or higher. Additional information and instructions are available in the Course Information tab of the module.

Program Development and Evaluation. Year Developed: 2011. Source: New York - New Jersey Public Health Training Center. Presenter(s): New York - New Jersey Public Health Training Center. Type: Online Course. Level: Introductory. Length: 60 minutes.

Annotation: This interactive tutorial takes learners through the program development process, including identifying a problem, planning, and implementation. The module further focuses on evaluation by describing stakeholders and explaining the difference between formative and summative evaluation. Through question and answer interactions, creating program goals, SMART objectives and logic models are also covered. The tutorial additionally describes factors that may influence program outcomes.

Learning Objectives: • Recognize how evaluation fits within the program development process. • List three reasons why public health program evaluations are important. • Explain the difference between formative and summative program evaluations. • Describe at least five aspects of a public health program that can be measured. • Identify at least two factors external to a public health program that may affect its evaluation.

Special Instructions: Registration is required. Click on "Enroll in NTNJ PHTC". Click on "Enroll" and click "Create an account now".

Continuing Education: 1 contact hour available in Category I CECH in health education, nursing continuing education, category 1 continuing medical education toward AMA/PRA Physician’s Recognition Award, and one hour in general continuing education credits.

Business Planning for Public Health Programs. Year Developed: 2011. Source: Northwest Center for Public Health Practice. Presenter(s): Stephen Orton, PhD. Type: Interactive Modules. Level: Introductory Intermediate Advanced. 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.

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

Continuing Education: 1 CNE Contact Hour

Data Collection for Program Evaluation. Year Developed: 2009. Source: Northwest Center for Public Health Practice. Presenter(s): Luann D’Ambrosio, Med; Sandra Senter, MN, MPH . Type: Online Course. Level: Introductory. Length: 180 minutes.

Annotation: This five part module explains how to conduct a program evaluation, with a focus on gathering credible evidence. Commonly used collection methods are discussed including document reviews, observations, surveys, interviews and focus groups. The training also provides a toolkit featuring additional worksheets, resources and quizzes.

Learning Objectives: • List five data collection methods in program evaluation. • Design a basic survey questionnaire. • List two methods of selecting a survey sample. • Describe key components in planning and conducting interviews and focus groups

Special Instructions: Registration is required. Click on "Registration" tab. Click on "Course Search" then search for "Data Collection for Program Evaluation". Check software compliance for training portal.

Continuing Education: Continuing Education Credits are available for Nursing; Viewer can receive 1.0 CNE credit (must score a passing grade on the assessment and pay $35 application fee).

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.

Introduction to Program Monitoring and Evaluation in Maternal and Child Health: Session Two –- Program Description and Logic Model. Year Developed: n.a.. Source: South Central Public Health Partnership. Presenter(s): Francouise Grossmann, RN, MPH. Type: Video Slide Module. Level: Introductory. Length: 120 minutes. Troubleshooting Tips for South Central Public Health Partnership Courses

Annotation: This module explores the role of formative evaluation in the implementation and evaluation of a MCH program. It emphasizes the importance of needs assessments to inform program planning, to create realistic goals, objectives, and activities, and to inform program evaluation. The module stresses the importance of formulating appropriate goals and objectives and introduces the concept of the logic model and explains how to develop a logic model to articulate the various components of a program.

Learning Objectives: • Identify the role of formative evaluation when implementing and evaluating a Maternal and Child Health (MCH) program. • Formulate goals and objectives. • Describe the logic model and its use in monitoring and evaluation. • Apply new knowledge by developing a logic model for the Child Wellness Program.

Heartland Centers: Quality Improvement and Evaluation. Year Developed: n.a.. Source: Missouri Institute for Community Health, Kansas TRAIN. Presenter(s): Marty Galutia. Type: Online Course Video. Level: Introductory Intermediate. Length: 45 minutes.

Annotation: This interactive module helps learners understand the basics of evaluative thinking in the context of process evaluation by addressing the differences between asking questions, gathering data, analyzing data and implementing change. The tutorial details the 4 steps in process evaluation, using a video example from a real health department’s processes.

Special Instructions: Registration is required. Click on the"Registration" tab. Click on "Course Search" then search for "Heartland Centers: Quality Improvement and Evaluation". Check software compliance for training portal.

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

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