Category: Learning Module

Format

Story of Diabetes
Woman and Child Reading Diabetes Results

Course Objective

  • To describe the evolution of how diabetes was understood and treated
  • To explain how diabetes is currently managed
  • To provide examples of potential future treatment regimens and technologies

Date: August 29, 2018

Presenter:
Linda Moskin, MD, MPH & Anne Brennan, MS, RN, FNP
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)


This self-paced module provides a historical overview of the chronic disease, diabetes mellitus or Type 1 diabetes. In this training, participants will learn about diabetes treatment and management throughout history from Ancient Egyptian civilization to modern day treatment regimens and technologies.

Pathophysiology of Diabetes
Woman and Child Reading Diabetes Results

Course Objective

  • Provide an overview of glucose metabolism
  • Explain the role of insulin and glucagon in glucose metabolism
  • Identify the significance of ketones and describe the ketoacidosis process
  • Differentiate between type 1 and type 2 diabetes

Date: August 29, 2018

Presenter:
Linda Moskin, MD, MPH & Anne Brennan, MS, RN, FNP
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)


This self-paced module provides an overview of the pathophysiology of diabetes. In this training, participants will learn about basics of glucose metabolism, the role of insulin and glucagon, ketones and ketosis, type 1 vs. type 2 diabetes, and diabetes prevalence.

Diabetes Treatment Drugs and Technology
Diabetes Treatment

Course Objective

  • Know the different types of insulin and how each may be used in a care plan
  • Become familiar with the different insulin delivery methods
  • Identify the different insulin regimens
  • Describe the basal rate and why it varies
  • Calculate carb coverage and correction doses
  • Describe the concept of stacking insulin and insulin-on-board

Date: August 29, 2018

Presenter:
Linda Moskin, MD, MPH & Anne Brennan, MS, RN, FNP
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)


This self-paced module provides an overview of the types of treatment options available for diabetes. In this training, participants will learn about insulin types, insulin regimens, and insulin delivery. Learners will also be introduced to concepts such as insulin on board and insulin stacking

Achieving Optimal Diabetes Control and Self-Management
Older Woman Talking to Younger Man

Course Objective

  • Identify the factors involved in diabetes control
  • Identify steps to build a team approach to caring for a student with diabetes and building a trusting relationship
  • Develop a plan to help a student develop the skills for independent

Date: August 29, 2018

Presenter:
Linda Moskin, MD, MPH & Anne Brennan, MS, RN, FNP
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)


This self-paced module provides an overview of how to manage type 1 diabetes. In this training, participants will learn about factors in diabetes control, team approaches to diabetes case management, developing a diabetes case management plan, and assessing students diabetes skill level.

Strategies to Advance Health Equity: How Health Departments Can Grow a Healthy Public Food Sector
Black Women and young Girl in Produce Section Smiling

Course Objective

  • Explain and define the scope of the public, the private (market) and the non-profit (civil society) sectors in making healthy food more available and affordable.
  • Identify the various functions that the public sector plays in making healthy food available and affordable including: procurement, institutional food, taxation, enforcing food safety standards, regulating retail food outlets and restaurants , and providing food benefits(e.g., SNAP,WIC and school food).
  • Distinguish roles of local, state and federal governments in public sector food and identify food-related responsibilities of various government sectors including health, education, agriculture, environmental protection, economic development, zoning and land use, and consumer protection.
  • Describe innovative practices, policies and programs of state and local health departments in supporting public sector initiatives to increase access to healthy affordable food and reduce racial/ethnic, socioeconomic and other inequalities in diet-related diseases.
  • Describe governance mechanisms for engaging citizens, social movements, advocacy groups and others in using the public sector to shape healthier food environments.
  • Assess the scope and strengths and weaknesses of their own health department’s food portfolio and identify ways their department could use existing resources and mandates to strengthen the public sector’s role in making healthy food more affordable and accessible.

Date: August 17, 2017

Presenter:
Nicholas Freudenberg
Distinguished Professor of Public Health
City University of New York School of Public Health

Emily Franzosa
Senior Researcher
City University of New York School of Public Health

Fen Yee Teh
MPH Candidate
City University of New York School of Public Health


This self-paced, interactive module prepares public health professionals working in state and local health departments to develop or support food policy changes in their communities to encourage healthy food systems. The session begins with a discussion of why the public sector should be involved in developing policies around food and how local health agencies can lead the charge. Next, learners will learn about food system goals that can promote health and how to achieve those goals. Finally, learners will explore case studies that demonstrate how public health agencies have planned and implemented changes to their food systems.

Strategies to Advance Health Equity: How Health Departments Can Protect the Health of Immigrants
Father with Son on Shoulders

Course Objective

  • Describe evidence documenting major health challenges facing immigrants in the United States
  • Explain the pathways by which immigration policy can influence the health of immigrant populations
  • Identify specific strategies that state and local health agencies can adopt to improve health for immigrant populations
  • Describe at least three specific local or state initiatives designed to improve the health of immigrant populations that could be adapted to the participant’s community
  • Explain how LHDs can leverage “upstream” strategies, including partnering with other agencies, social movements and community organizations, to design implement these initiative

Date: August 4, 2017

Presenter:
Nicholas Freudenberg
Distinguished Professor of Public Health
City University of New York School of Public Health

Emily Franzosa
Senior Researcher
City University of New York School of Public Health

Eleni Murphy
MPH Candidate
City University of New York School of Public Health


This self-paced, interactive module prepares public health professionals working in state and local health departments to develop or support health care, social services, and public health programs to protect the health of immigrants. This session begins with an introduction to immigration policy and its relationship to health as well as local strategies to protect immigrant health. Next, learns will explore three case studies that highlight real policy changes governments have implemented to create more immigrant inclusive communities. During these case studies, learners will have time to reflect on ways their organization can partner with government agencies to support immigration health.

Strategies to Advance Health Equity: How Health Departments Can Use Countermarketing to Address Tobacco, Alcohol and Unhealthy Food
Group of Diverse Graduates

Course Objective

  • Summarize evidence on the impact of tobacco countermarketing on the initiation of smoking among young adults.
  • Explain why lessons from evidence-based tobacco counter marketing could be effective for countermarketing alcohol and unhealthy food.
  • Identify and describe at least five elements of effective tobacco countermarketing campaigns and explain their relevance to countermarketing unhealthy food and alcohol.
  • Describe at least three roles that state and local health departments can play in countermarketing tobacco, alcohol and unhealthy food (e.g., creating and/or funding public countermarketing campaigns, funding community and youth groups to develop and launch campaigns, training on countermarketing strategies, convening organizations involved in countermarketing).
  • Describe two specific local or state initiatives designed to support countermarketing of tobacco, alcohol or unhealthy food that have been used in other jurisdictions that could be applied in participant’s own setting.
  • Explain how LHDs can leverage “upstream” strategies, including partnering with social movements and community organizations and expanding democratic participation, to support the design and implementation of these initiatives.

Date: May 1, 2017

Presenter:
Nicholas Freudenberg
Distinguished Professor of Public Health
City University of New York School of Public Health

Emily Franzosa
Senior Researcher
City University of New York School of Public Health

Eleni Murphy
MPH Candidate
City University of New York School of Public Health


This self-paced, interactive module prepares public health professionals working in state and local health departments to develop or support the use of countermarketing strategies to reduce demand for tobacco, alcohol and processed foods high in sugar, salt and unhealthy fats. The session begins with a discussion of countermarketing as a public health strategy for reducing the use of tobacco, alcohol, and unhealthy food. Next, learners will explore the elements of countermarketing campaigns, and look at two health departments that have used them successfully. Finally, learners will apply these strategies to think through a hypothetical countermarketing campaign, and plan how you might use them in your own work.

Responding to an Asthma Episode in the Medical Room
Young Boy Taking Asthma Treatment

Course Objective

  • Explain the appropriate disposition of a student experiencing respiratory symptoms according to history and presentation;
  • Determine course of action whether child is in respiratory distress or not;
  • Administer treatment as per asthma medication administration form (MAF) on file.

Date: August 17, 2016

Presenter:
Linda Moskin, MD, MPH & Anne Brennan, MS, RN, FNP
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Office of School Health


This module (part of a series) was developed with content experts in the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Office of School Health. This module covers three key factors in each response including assessing if the child is in respiratory distress, if they have a medication administration form on file, and if they have a documented asthma diagnosis.

Overview of Asthma
Woman Holding Asthma Pump

Course Objective

  • Define and describe the pathophysiology of asthma;
  • Predict the physiological consequences of poorly controlled asthma;
  • Explain the burden of asthma and the disparities in the impact of asthma by neighborhoods in New York City;
  • Challenge at least 5 asthma myths.

Date: August 17, 2016

Presenter:
Linda Moskin, MD, MPH & Anne Brennan, MS, RN, FNP
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Office of School Health


This module (part of a series) was developed with content experts in the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Office of School Health. This learning module provides basic information on asthma including symptoms, effects, and risk factors.

Case Management of Students with Asthma
Doctor Holding Asthma Pump

Course Objective

  • Define nursing case management;
  • Explain the minimal standards of care for case managing all students with asthma;
  • Discuss criteria for intensifying case management in students with asthma;
  • Identify specific modifiable risk factors in asthma;
  • Describe specific interventions to modify risks and improve asthma mortality and morbidity.

Date: August 17, 2016

Presenter:
Linda Moskin, MD, MPH & Anne Brennan, MS, RN, FNP
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Office of School Health


This module (part 3 of a 4-part series) was developed with content experts in the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Office of School Health. This learning module describes the four goals of case management and standards of care, when they should be intensified, how they can be applied to a school setting, and finally, how to build and maintain collaborations to improve health outcomes.

Region 2 Public Health Training Center