Training Program – Advancing Public Health Leadership in Times of Crisis

COURSE DESCRIPTION

What does it mean to be a leader in a time of crisis? What have other leaders done in crisis to achieve positive public health outcomes? How can you identify your community’s needs and build on their strengths? Can the federal government contribute to supporting your projects? Is it possible to develop programs and initiatives that are sustainable? How can effective partnerships lead to better outcomes with fewer resources? What role can you play to secure the essential public health services?

 

Contrary to popular belief, in a time of crisis and uncertainty, there are many tools at the disposal of leaders who want to have a positive impact on the public’s health.

 

ADVANCING PUBLIC HEALTH LEADERSHIP IN TIMES OF CRISIS is a leadership development program for Senior and Middle Level Professionals at the Puerto Rico Department of Health (PRDOH).  The purpose of this program is to significantly increase participant’ capacity to sustain the demands of leadership and to strengthen their ability to successfully exercise both leadership and authority.  The program draws on several disciplines including public health practice, leadership development, management, public policy and sociology to provide participants with deep exploration of these topics and a practical experience to enhance their effectiveness.

The program focuses on helping participants:

  • Improve their individual leadership skills.
  • Examine tools for the effective application of the essential public health services.
  • Enhance their ability to establish effective collaborations with diverse stakeholders
  • Apply their skills to institutionalized public health initiatives

 

Help us change the way healthcare is delivered in a constantly morphing healthcare system!

 

CLASS SESSIONS*
June 15, 2016 –             5:00 – 9:00PM

June 29, 2016 –           5:00 – 9:00PM

August 10, 2016 –       5:00 – 9:00PM

August 24, 2016 –       5:00 – 9:00PM

* Participation at all sessions is mandatory to receive certification.

 

INSTRUCTORS/PRINCIPAL RESEARCHERS

 

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Dr. Marita Murrman, EdD, MS

212-305-0096, mkm27@columbia.edu, Columbia University

 

 

 

capriles-quirosDr. Jose Capriles, BS, MD, MPH, MHSA

787-758-2525, jose.capriles@upr.edu, Medical Sciences Campus Puerto Rico

 

 

 

 

mariaMs. Maria Levis, MPH, MPA

787-993-1508, maria.levis@gmail.com, Impactivo.

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT US

The Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health has partnered with Rutgers School of Public Health, the University of Puerto Rico Graduate School of Public Health, the New York State Association of County Health Officials and the University of the Virgin Islands, and Lifelong Learning Center to develop the HRSA-funded Region 2 Public Health Training Center (PHTC).  The PHTC’s mission is to enhance the public health workforces’ ability to effectively deliver the Essential Public Health Services to the populations in its Region.  The PHTC is partnering with Impactivo, LLC to provide advanced leadership training for Senior Level Professionals at the Puerto Rico Department of Health.

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WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR

ADVANCING PUBLIC HEALTH LEADERSHIP IN TIMES OF CRISIS is a program for Senior and Middle Level Professionals working with the Puerto Rico Department of Health who are interested in exercising leadership in Public Health.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

All applicants MUST submit an online application by May 16, 2016.  The online application can be found at:  http://tinyurl.com/PRLeadershipApplication

Selected participants will be notified by May 25, 2016.

 

ADDITIONAL PARTICIPANT BENEFITS

  • Enhanced skills and knowledge to exercise public health leadership
  • Opportunity to meet top level health industry leaders
  • Certification from a HRSA-funded Regional Public Health Training Center, a collaboration of 3 CEPH-accredited schools of public health (Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and University of Puerto Rico Graduate School of Public Health, Rutgers University School of Public Health).
  • One year of access to Region 2 state-of the-art online training modules and other learning materials.
  • Materials that are included in the course, such as pens, folders, and mugs.
  • Peer learning and support
  • Continuing education credits

 

FUNDING STATEMENT

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP27878-01-00, Affordable Care Act (ACA) Public Health Training Centers. This information or content and conclusions are those of the authors and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

All participants are expected to arrive on time and attend all live sessions.  It is expected that participants will come to each session ready with their work completed and prepared to discuss required reading.

 

 

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

ADVANCING PUBLIC HEALTH LEADERSHIP IN TIMES OF CRISIS provides leadership training via an experiential learning process that includes four live sessions and access to online webinars.  Live sessions will include a variety of learning structures including a combination of lectures, seminars, individual and group work.

 

LANGUAGE SUPPORT

In order to provide for the best learning experience for all participants, accommodations are available for students whose primary language is Spanish and are interested in receiving additional support.  The course is designed so that students can take advantage of the opportunity even if they do not speak English.

 

 

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

 

Session 1 – What does it mean to be a leader in a time of crisis?
June 15

 

Topics

  • Your Personal Brand
  • The role of public health in society, the effects of the PR crisis on their public health practice and the meaning of exercising leadership in public health.

 

Guest Panel

–          Past PR Secretaries of Health will respond to questions about their experience as Public Health Officials and lessons learned.

 

Networking Session

 

Session 2 – Leading your community
June 29

 

Topics

  • Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Personal Assessment and Profiles
  • The difference between leadership and authority, technical versus adaptive challenges, and how these relate to their experiences.
  • How to structure a Community Health Needs Assessment Process

 

Guest Panel Discussion

–          Community Groups Working in Public Health will answer questions about their roles, collaboration and the types of relationships with the PR Department of Health which would make their efforts more successful.

 

Networking Session

 

Session 3 – Leading with the power of the law
August 10

 

Topics

  • Strategic planning
  • Federal and local legal and regulatory structures for public health policy and program development

 

Guest Panel Discussion

–          Experts in Health Policy will answer questions about the work they have carried out in developing health policies across various scenarios and relationships with federal agencies.

 

Networking Session

Session 4 – Leading with others
August 24

 

Topics

  • Analysis of your professional network
  • Opportunities and structure for effective collaborations
  •  Roles and responsibilities of governmental and non-governmental organizations

 

Guest Panel Discussion

–          Private Sector Leaders will answer questions about their roles, collaboration and the types of relationships with the PR Department of Health which would make their efforts more successful.

 

Networking Session