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Advanced Program Evaluation
Advanced Program Evaluation Graph

Course Objective

  • Appreciate that a comprehensive evaluation plan addresses a program logic, stakeholders, evaluation questions and evaluation design.
  • Assess advantages and limitations of evaluation designs, including randomized, quasi-experimental and pre-post designs.
  • Appraise and compare options for data collection methods, measures and sampling strategies.
  • Identify and address associated threats to validity.
  • Identify strategies for addressing budget, time, data and political constraints in evaluation practice.

Date: December 14, 2018

Presenter:
New York City-Long Island-Lower Tri-County Public Health Training Center with revisions made by the Region 2 Public Health Training Center


*This course is Certified Quality through the Public Health Learning Navigator, an initiative of the Public Health Learning Network (PHLN) and National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI).

Learners will take on the role of a staff member at the Middleton County Health Department who is tasked with helping to develop an evaluation plan for an obesity-prevention program recently launched in Middleton County. Using the CDC Program Evaluation Framework, learners will connect each step of the framework with a section of the evaluation plan, going into detailed discussion about: incorporating stakeholders, logic models and evaluation questions in the process; characteristics of different research designs for evaluation and considerations for choosing an appropriate design; options for data collection methods and sampling; and thinking through threats to validity. Additionally, the learner will review strategies for conducting rigorous evaluations within constraints of budget, time, and resources.

Strategies to Advance Health Equity: State and Local Health Departments’ Role in Building Pathways to Higher Education
Group of Diverse Graduates

Course Objective

  • Explain the rationale for expanding public health practice to promote health and equity by supporting access to high-quality, affordable education
  • Summarize evidence documenting how high school and college completion can improve health
  • Describe structural, social, political, and economic barriers to high school and college completion
  • Identify three specific strategies designed to support high school completion, transition to higher education, and college completion to advance health equity
  • Explain how LHDs can leverage “upstream” strategies to support these initiatives, including partnering with other agencies, social movements and community organizations

Date: September 24, 2018

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

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


The relationship between health and education is well documented. However, not everyone in the United States has the same access to high-quality education, which creates wide disparities in high school and college graduation rates and future life success. Additionally, people with more education live longer lives and have lower rates of chronic disease and less drug use, less smoking and better birth outcomes. Advancing health equity means we must work to make sure everyone in our communities has access to equitable, high-quality, affordable educational opportunities. In this module, participants will explore specifically on how high school and college completion influence health, and what prevents students from earning a degree. While high school and college each present some challenges that are different, you’ll see that many of them overlap. Also, learners will review barriers that keep students from academic success, and the public health tools we have to break down those barriers. Lastly, learners will look at real-world examples of how schools, governments and health departments are working to help all students succeed.

Collective Impact Part I: Common Agenda and Shared Measures
Hands Drawing on Chalkboard

Course Objective

  • Identify some ways a community organization could provide assists to a Collective Impact project.
  • Describe a key practice for the Continuous Communication condition.
  • List the elements of Backbone Support for a Collective Impact project.
  • Describe how technology-based tools can affect Collective Impact efforts.

Date: August 31, 2018

Presenter:
Bill Barberg
President
Insightformation, Inc.


This module is part two of a two-part introductory series to the Collective Impact framework. In this module, participants build upon the lessons of part one by learning about the last three conditions of the Collective Impact framework–mutually reinforcing activities, continuous communication, and backbone support. Participants will explore best practices of each of these conditions in order to advance public health initiatives.

Collective Impact Part II: Mutually Reinforcing Activities, Continuous Communication, and Backbone Support
Hands Drawing Graph on Chalkboard

Course Objective

  • Identify some ways a community organization could provide assists to a Collective Impact project.
  • Describe a key practice for the Continuous Communication condition.
  • List the elements of Backbone Support for a Collective Impact project.
  • Describe how technology-based tools can affect Collective Impact efforts.

Date: August 31, 2018

Presenter:
Bill Barberg
President
Insightformation, Inc.


This module is part two of a two-part introductory series to the Collective Impact framework. In this module, participants build upon the lessons of part one by learning about the last three conditions of the Collective Impact framework – mutually reinforcing activities, continuous communication, and backbone support. Participants will explore best practices of each of these conditions in order to advance public health initiatives.

Understanding Diabetes Numbers
Diabetes Test

Course Objective

  • Identify high and low blood glucose levels in relation to age
  • Understand the impact of rising or falling blood glucose values
  • Understand how the A1C reflects long term diabetes control
  • Understand ketone values and their impact
  • Know when to contact the provider for immediate diabetes management issues
  • Know when to contact 911 for diabetes related issues
  • Know when to contact the provider for overall management adjustments
  • What to send home in preparation for a visit to the endocrinologist

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 important metrics related to managing diabetes. In this training, participants will learn about blood glucose values, A1C testing, ketone testing, and diabetes management adjustments.

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.

Region 2 Public Health Training Center