Category: Public Health Science

Primary Competency Area

E-Cigarettes and Evolving Challenges for Tobacco Control
Woman Smoking E-Cigarette

Course Objective

  • Describe potential health risks posed by electronic cigarettes
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation
  • Describe the health risks posed by hookah smoking

Date: September 27, 2018

Presenter:
Kevin R. J. Schroth, JD, BA
Associate Professor
School of Public Health, Rutgers University


This webinar will describe how the market for tobacco products has grown more diverse. It will focus on the emergence of e-cigarettes, addressing trends in use, marketing, effectiveness for quitting, potential health impact, and government regulations. It will also address issues related to hookah smoking.

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.

The Power and Promise of Treatment as Prevention and the U=U Campaign
Blue Pills

Course Objective

  • Describe the challenges in working with clients to understand the tenets of U=U
  • Describe how U=U can be combined with other biomedical technologies to help curtail HIV infection
  • Describe how HIV biomedical technologies function to counter the stigma associated with HIV
  • List the barriers associated with the uptake of HIV biomedical technologies
  • Describe how U=U can be leveraged to counter outdated HIV laws and policies
  • Describe the role patients have in advancing U=U messages with their providers.

Date: August 7, 2018

Presenter:
Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH
Dean & Professor, Rutgers School of Public Health
Professor, Rutgers RWJ Medical School; Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology; School of Public Affairs and Administration
Director, Center for Health, Identity, Behavior & Prevention Studies (CHIBPS)


In this webinar, Dr. Perry Halkitis presents on the concept of HIV treatment as prevention. First, Dr. Halkitis provides participants with an overview of pre- and post-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP and PEP) as well as treatment as prevention (TasP). He then discusses scientific evidence for TasP and its ability to reduce HIV transmission. Lastly, Dr. Halkitis describes the current interventions and programs to increase the number of people with an undetectable viral load and the future of HIV prevention by addressing biological, psychological, and social factors simultaneously.

Integrating Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Science to Address Substance Use Disorder
Young Girl

Course Objective

  • Explain what are Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
  • Describe the connection between substance use disorders and ACEs
  • Describe how ACEs science can be integrated with substance use disorder prevention and harm reduction approaches

Date: May 1, 2018

Presenter:
Daniel Sumrok, MD
Director of Addiction Science
University of Tennessee Health Science Center


Opioid overdose deaths have been increasing at an alarming rate among adults. New York State, like many other states, is experiencing an opioid epidemic. There are worrisome trends in other substance use. Among older adults, binge-drinking and alcohol use disorders seem to be on the rise. Alcohol use among boys and people in the higher income brackets in decreasing, though increasing among lower socioeconomic groups and girls. Marijuana use has remained steady among youth through 2015, but has increased dramatically among youth over 18 years old. The prevalence of smoking among adults reporting poor mental health is twice as high as those who do not report poor mental health.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are an underlying factor in drug misuse and overdoses, suicides, mental health disorders and chronic disease. Data collected by the 2016 NYS Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)[i] show that ACEs are common among New York adults. Six out of 10 adults (59.3%) reported having experienced at least one ACE. Yet, very few communities integrate addressing and responding to ACEs. Dr. Daniel Sumrok of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center explained how ACEs Science can be integrated to address substance use disorders.

Is Gun Violence a Public Health Issue?
Shadow of Someone Pointing a Gun

Course Objective

  • Describe and explain firearm violence as a major social and health problem
  • Describe how conceptual models (e.g. Haddon Matrix, social ecological model, etc.) are used to portray the multiple factors underlying violence
  • Identify factors that influence the likelihood and severity of violence

Date: November 15, 2017

Presenter:
Bernadette C. Hohl, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Rutgers School of Public Health


In 2016, the AMA adopted policy calling gun violence “a public health crisis” requiring a comprehensive public health response. In 2012 the American Academy of Pediatrics reaffirmed and expanded 2 older policy statements on gun violence. But is gun violence a public health issue? This presentation will describe the issue of gun violence using a public health approach: that includes: defining the problem, identifying risk and protective factors, and evidence based interventions.

PCBs: An Update
Warning Sign with Exclamation Mark

Course Objective

  • Understand what PCBs are and where they come from
  • Identify the effects of PCBs on humans and the environment
  • Explain methods to clean up PCB contamination

Date: September 5, 2017

Presenter:
Lisa Rodenburg, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Environmental Science, Rutgers University


Dr. Lisa Rodenburg, Professor at Rutgers University School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, presents an update on PCBs. This webinar provides a comprehensive overview of the chemical structure of PCBs, their chemical structure and how they have used nationally and globally. In addition, the effects of PCBs on human health are described, and ways to clean-up PCB contamination.

Region 2 Public Health Training Center