A Few Thoughts on Spatio-Temporal Epidemiology

Employing techniques of spatial statistical analysis can provide important insights in research studies. In this webinar, Dr. Jaymie Meliker provides a historical perspective on GIS, spatial software tools, and spatial data; describes the importance of space-time data and software; argues why spatial statistical analysis is important; and explains examples of cluster analyses of early and late stage breast cancer, cancer clusters in case-control residential histories, and space-time exposure reconstruction over the life-course.

Accreditation and Quality Improvement: A New York Departments of Health Perspective

As a follow up to the “National Accreditation & New York State Departments of Health” webinar on the Livingston County experience with the Public Health Accreditation Board national accreditation process, Drew Hanchett, MPH from the Office of Public Health Practice will present on the state experience with the accreditation process and take a closer look at the requirements for Domain 9 related to Quality Improvement.

Advanced Program Evaluation

Learn how to complete the advanced program evaluation tasks. Using the CDC Program Evaluation Framework, learners will connect each step of the framework with a section of the evaluation plan.

Adventures in Microbe Hunting

W. Ian Lipkin, MD delivered an exciting lecture entitled “Adventures in Microbe Hunting” at Columbia University on October 10, 2012. Drawing on personal experiences in pathogen discovery, surveillance and outbreak response, Dr. Lipkin impressed the audience with his lecture on the science and methodology of identifying new pathogens, one of the fastest evolving areas in public health.

Assessment of Asthma

Description: 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 describes the five steps in conducting an effective asthma assessment. Learning Objectives: Perform an initial visual assessment and differentiate between normal and abnormal presentations; Describe…

Building Logic Models

Learners will build logic models based on a few scenarios – ranging from simple to complex.

Evaluating a Public Health Program

Final training in the Program Evaluation training series. Learn about the standards and steps of a public health program evaluation.
(Launched: September 2011, Reviewed: August 2015*)

Exploring Cross-Cultural Communication

The foundation of our “Communicate to Make a Difference” series. Learn about the iceberg.
(Launched: September 2004, Reviewed: August 2015*)

Facilitating Focus Groups

Focus groups are commonly used in the field of public health and are especially appropriate in pursuing “how” and “why” questions. Learn how to plan and moderate a focus group using specific skills, strategies, and techniques.

From Concepts to Practice: Health Equity, Health Inequities, Health Disparities, and Social Determinants of Health

This module is meant to give the participant a broad overview of health equity, health inequities, health disparities and social determinants of health. It reviews definitions of each as well as examples based on the standards of Healthy People 2020. It also provides suggestions for action for public health professionals.   This module was developed in…

Health Literacy & Public Health: Introduction

Learn about the four domains of health literacy and the consequences of low health literacy in public health.
(Launched: August 2006, Reviewed: August 2015*)

Health Literacy & Public Health: Strategies for Addressing Low Health Literacy

Explore the barriers to effective public health communication and practical tips to improve your communication skills.
(Launched: August 2006, Reviewed: August 2015)

Introduction to Logic Models

Second in the Program Evaluation training series. Learn about the components of a logic model and how to create your own. (Launched: August 2011, Reviewed: August 2015*)

Introduction to Mixed Methods

The following course is designed to provide the learner with an introduction to the benefits of mixed methods, different mixed methods research designs, and methods of analyzing and integrating mixed methods data.

Introduction to Qualitative Analysis with ATLAS.ti

This module covers foundational information on qualitative research, how to design a rigorous qualitative study within the confines of limited time and resources, and the basic steps of the analysis process using ATLAS.ti.

Introduction to Qualitative Research

Learners will explore the most common approaches to and data collection methods in qualitative research.

Mastering the Roles of Supervision

An examination of the competing roles supervisors must master to become effective in their jobs. Activities and self-assessments guide supervisors to finding their own path to mastery.
(Launched: August 2007, Reviewed: August 2015*)

Moving Public Health Practice Upstream: A Case Study on the Minimum Wage

Description: The social determinants of health, or the structures and economic systems that shape patterns of wellness and illness, can be considered “upstream” causes of health that then influence downstream factors like obesity and teen pregnancy. Upstream factors are broad, deeply entrenched in our society, and can appear daunting to change. While public health often…

Moving Public Health Practice Upstream: How Public Health Can Take On The Alcohol, Tobacco, and Food and Beverage Industries

Description: Tobacco and alcohol use and the consumption of unhealthy foods and beverages are all major causes of preventable deaths and disease in the United States and around the world. While individuals are responsible for the use and consumption of these substances, this module emphasizes how public health can take a new approach to this issue:…

National Accreditation and New York State Departments of Health

This presentation discusses Livingston County’s experience becoming the first accredited Health Department New York State, and highlights the process, steps, strategies and tools used for determining agency readiness, preparation and submission of the application through hosting the Accreditation Team Site Visit, through the site visit report and PHAB Accreditation Committee decision.

Orientation to Public Health

Learn about the six obligations of public health and the ten essential services in an interactive, unique, and fun way!
(February: September 2003, Reviewed: August 2015*)

Overview of Asthma

Description: 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. Learning Objectives: Define and describe the pathophysiology of asthma; Predict the physiological consequences of…

Practicing Cross-Cultural Communication: Community Health Worker Program

The practical application of the ten communication strategies presented in “Exploring.” Share your ideas and read what others have contributed.
(Launched: January 2006, Reviewed: August 2015*)

Practicing Cross-Cultural Communication: Flood

The practical application of the ten communication strategies, “Flood” follows the development of a regional flood evacuation plan that includes a very large migrant worker community.
(Launched: June 2010, Reviewed: August 2015*)

Practicing Cross-Cultural Communication: Hepatitis A Outbreak

The practical application of the ten communication strategies presented in “Exploring.” Share your ideas and read what others have contributed.
(Launched: November 2005, Reviewed: August 2015*)

Practicing Cross-Cultural Communication: The Bamboo Dragon

The practical application of the ten communication strategies presented in “Exploring.” Share your ideas and read what others have contributed.
(Launched: November 2005, Reviewed: August 2015*)

Program Development & Evaluation

The basics of the program development process, including problem identification, planning, implementation and evaluation. First in the Program Evaluation training series.
(Launched: April 2011, Reviewed: August 2015)

Responding to an Asthma Episode in the Medical Room

Description: 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…

Social Movements in Public Health

Description: Social movements throughout US history have brought about positive changes in economic conditions, environmental protections, and human rights that have directly or indirectly affected population health. It is important for public health professionals to understand the relationship between social movements and public health and how that relationship can be harnessed to improve health outcomes.…

Succession Planning for Local Health Departments: An example of how to do it (Part 3 of 3)

In this third presentation of a series of three introductory level webinars, Dr. Schmalzried addressed the following learning objectives: to learn from an example of succession planning for LHD management level positions and to learn from an example of developing a succession plan for a health department director/health commissioner.

Succession Planning for Local Health Departments: What it is and what should we do? (Part 1 of 3)

This is the first in a series of three introductory level webinars. Dr. Schmalzried addressed the following learning objectives: to understand the concept of succession planning; to appreciate the importance of creating a succession plan; to learn about motivating factors and key principles behind succession planning; and to understand why LHDs have not developed succession plans.

Succession Planning in Local Health Departments: How do we do it? (Part 2 of 3)

This is the second presentation of a series of three introductory level webinars. Dr. Schmalzried addressed the following learning objectives: Learn how the scope of succession planning can be determined for a local health department; Understand how gap analysis can be conducted in a local health department; Learn about various tools used for succession planning and workforce development; Know about the essential components needed to design a succession plan for a local health department; and Discuss succession planning strategies that could help overcome civil service and collective bargaining challenges at local health departments.

Sustaining Grassroots Coalitions: Examples from the Field

Effective coalition building is an increasingly important activity in the field of public health, where working with community partners is critical to achieving improved health outcomes. Drawing on her extensive experiences with building community coalitions, Pamela Valera, PhD, MSW, a faculty member at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, discussed basic information and best practices on beginning, building, and maintaining a coalition and described in-depth a case example of her work with the Bronx Reentry Working Group.

The Messenger Chronicles: Be Prepared!

Learn effective communication strategies for dealing with difficult conversations in a unique and engaging format.
(Launched: May 2009, Reviewed: August 2015*)

The Messenger Chronicles: Flex-time Fiasco

Learn effective communication strategies for dealing with difficult conversations in a unique and engaging format.
(Launched: October 2008, Reviewed: August 2015*)

The Messenger Chronicles: Introduction & The Four Cs

Learn effective communication strategies for dealing with difficult conversations in a unique and engaging format.
(Launched: August 2008, Reviewed: August 2015*)

The Messenger Chronicles: Managing Stress and Time

Managing Stress and Time, helps learners to recognize the symptoms of stress and the factors that may increase their susceptibility to stress. Strategies to manage stress are offered in the scenario-based training.
(Launched: August 2010, Reviewed: August 2015*)

The Messenger Chronicles: Moving Toward Synergy

Learn some very real communication strategies to help you foster team creativity and collaboration! Synergy is not just a buzzword; it can happen to your team!
(Launched: October 2009, Reviewed: August 2015*)