Category: Problem Solving

Strategic Skill Area

Building Logic Models
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Course Objective

  • Construct a public health program logic model based on given program information

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


In this training program, participants will build a logic model based on a scenarios related to improving access to healthy food in underserved neighborhoods. Participants will be asked to create a logic model based on components in the scenario and will be able to compare their logic model to an expert logic model.

Advanced Program Evaluation
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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.

Data-Based Decision-Making Using Data to Intervene for Maternal and Child Health – Part Two in a Series
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Course Objective

  • Identify sources of evidence-based interventions/promising practices.
  • Define and develop SMART objectives, for outcome evaluation.
  • Use progress and outcome measures in program monitoring and evaluation.

Date: April 10, 2018

Presenter:
Michael Medvesky
Director
Public Health Information Group, New York State Department of Health


The purpose of this training is to inform public health professionals how to use data to shape needs assessments, develop public health programs, and provide a framework for program evaluation. In Part Two of this series, learners will take advantage of readily available data sources to explore interventions and programs to address public health issues in maternal and child health using Columbia County, NY as a case study.

Data-Based Decision-Making Using Data to Intervene for Maternal and Child Health – Part One in a Series
Woman Staring at 3D Pie Graph on White Board

Course Objective

  • Identify and locate sources of Maternal and Child Health data in New York State, at state, county, and sub-county levels.
  • Use descriptive epidemiology (person, place, and time) in needs assessment and program targeting.
  • Use data to identify high-risk populations in population for program targeting

Date: April 10, 2018

Presenter:
Michael Medvesky
Director
Public Health Information Group, New York State Department of Health


The purpose of this training is to inform public health professionals how to use data to shape needs assessments, develop public health programs, and provide a framework for program evaluation. In Part One of this series, learners will take advantage of readily available data sources to begin planning and implementing a successful health program related to issues in maternal and child health using Columbia County, NY as a case study.

Lead in Drinking Water: Preventing Exposure to Children in the Post-Flint Era
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Course Objective

  • Recognize past crises where lead has impacted the safety of drinking water in the United States
  • Identify exposure-prevention measures that can be applied in institutions such as schools, childcare centers and summer camps

Date: November 2, 2017

Presenter:
Howard N. Apsan, Ph.D.
University Director
Environmental, Health, Safety, and Risk Management, City University of New York


This webinar will provide background on the Flint, Michigan water crisis and other cases of impacted drinking water. It will also review the preventive efforts in place in New York and explore the initiatives being implemented to ensure that preschool and K-12 students are protected. Finally, it will provide guidance on how institutions serving children—public schools, child care centers, camps, after school programs and others—can prevent exposure of these vulnerable populations to elevated lead levels.

Communicable Disease: Public Health Response and Investigation
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Course Objective

  • Provide a description of public health principles and the structure of public health at the federal, state and local level.
  • Explain how local and state public health partners and New Jersey state laws and regulations guide communicable disease response and investigation.
  • Apply applicable public health and epidemiology principles to a case study.

Date: November 22, 2016

Presenter:
Sonya E. Frontin
Epidemiologist
Regoinal Epidemiology Program, EEOH/Communicable Disease Service
New Jersey Department of Health


This presentation will begin with a review of Public Health and its structure at the federal; state and local level. The New Jersey Department of Health Communicable Disease Service works closely with local county and municipal health departments and how that is done will be explained. There will be a review of the roles and responsibilities that guide reporting and investigation of communicable diseases throughout the state of New Jersey. The presentation will close with a review of a case study of a Campylobacteriosis outbreak investigation at a residential school in New Jersey- reviewing the guidelines used in communicable disease investigation.

Region 2 Public Health Training Center