Category: Public Health Science

Primary Competency Area

Integration of Breast Density in Breast Cancer Screening and Risk Assessment
Breast Cancer Scan

Course Objective

  • Define breast density and its relationship to breast cancer risk and detection.
  • Describe examples of how breast density has been used in breast cancer screening and risk assessment.
  • Discuss potential implications of breast density disclosure results for breast cancer disparities.

Date: March 7, 2017

Presenter:
Dr. Parisa Tehranifar, DrPH
Associate Professor, Epidemiology
Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University Medical Center


Breast density is the comparison of fatty tissue to fibrous tissue on a mammogram. Among women with dense breasts, it may be more difficult to detect breast tumors with a mammogram alone. Additionally, women with dense breasts may be at an increased risk of breast cancer. To improve screening of breast cancer, public health practitioners and other health professionals need to consider how breast density should be integrated into breast cancer risk assessment. In this webinar, Dr. Parisa Tehranifar discusses current challenges associated with integrating breast density into breast cancer screening such as the accuracy of breast density visual assessment, knowing when to order supplemental breast cancer screening, and social disparities associated with awareness of breast density screening.

Communicable Disease: Public Health Response and Investigation
Minimalistic Illustration of Bacteria

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.

Environmental Aspects of Conducting Foodborne Illness Outbreak Investigations
Illustration of Food

Course Objective

  • Describe the components that make up the NJ Retail Food Inspection Program
  • Identify foodborne Illness risk factors
  • Recognize procedures to be taken during an assessment of retail food establishments during a reported foodborne illness outbreak

Date: October 26, 2016

Presenter:
William Manley
Retail Food Project Leader
Public Health and Food Protection Program, New Jersey Department of Health


The emphasis of this presentation will be placed on the State’s retail food inspection program. This program will focus on foodborne illness risk factors and then cover what procedures they would want the local health department to follow when conducting and environmental assessment of the restaurant or other retail food establishment implicated in reported foodborne illness outbreak. Neither foodborne disease surveillance systems nor the specifics of the epidemiological investigation will be covered.

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.

Assessment of Asthma
Doctor Administering Asthma Pump to Young Boy

Course Objective

  • Perform an initial visual assessment and differentiate between normal and abnormal presentations;
  • Describe a focused history;
  • Perform respiratory auscultation assessment, describe various breath sounds and distinguish between normal and abnormal breath sounds;
  • Appraise respiratory status and recognize abnormal vital signs;
  • Identify asthma triggers;
  • Distinguish between controlled and not controlled asthma;
  • Determine appropriate clinical disposition.

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 2 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 five steps in conducting an effective asthma assessment.

Hepatitis B in NJ: Undiagnosed and Untreated in At-Risk Populations
Hepatitis B Results Chart

Course Objective

  • Understand the process of identifying those most at risk of developing HBV and why
  • Recognize basic facts about HBV and its short and long term health implications

Date: May 18, 2016

Presenter:
Su Wang, MD, MPH
Medical Director
Center for Asian Health – Saint Barnabas Medical Center


Hepatitis B is the most common blood-borne infection worldwide and is the leading cause of liver cancer. Up to 2/3 of those with HBV are unaware of their diagnosis. Dr. Wang provides an engaging and comprehensive session on the disease, its signs and symptoms, and treatment options. In addition, emphasis is on identifying the most at-risk populations.

The New York State Department of Health Climate and Health Profile
Illustration of People Outside

Course Objective

  • Describe how climate is changing New York State
  • Discuss the potential health impacts associated with climate change
  • Identify steps in the process of assessing vulnerability and understand who the vulnerable populations are in New York State

Date: March 30, 2016

Presenter:
Asante Shipp Hilts, MPH
Coordinator, Office of Public Health Practice
New York State Department of Health


This webinar outlines the New York Climate and Health Profile Report, compiled as part of the BRACE (Building Resistance Against Climate Effects) initiative. It describes the climate trends being observed in New York State and their potential consequences, such as extreme heat and cold, severe weather, air pollution, and vector-, water-, and food-borne disease, which are likely to negatively impact the health of the most vulnerable populations in New York. These vulnerable populations include the elderly, those with cardiovascular disease, pregnant women, and those living in flood plains, all of whom have increased risk due to population, social, and environmental factors that put them at great risk in the face of climate change. The webinar concludes by presenting recommendations for public health adaptations and outlining next steps in addressing climate change in New York State.

And in Flew Enza
Needle

Course Objective

  • Identify prior pandemics in history which were caused by a strain of influenza
  • Recognize the challenges associated with the current vaccine manufacturing practice

Date: March 21, 2016

Presenter:
Dr. Peter Wenger
Clinical Associate Professor
Department Of Preventive Medicine & Community Health, Rutgers University New Jersey Medical School


The world has experienced a number of pandemics throughout the centuries. Dr. Peter Wenger provides an historic overview of influenza ad the cause of three pandemics, and their global impact. Dr. Wenger also highlights the many common influenza strains, the manufacturing process of vaccines and the challenges it presents, and the current recommendations for influenza immunizations.

Region 2 Public Health Training Center