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New COVID-19 Webinar

COVID-Associated Pediatric Multi-Symptom Inflammatory Syndrome

Sponsored by NYSDOH

Originally Aired May 14, 2020 (3:00pm - 4:00pm)
View Here

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CDC Webinar: Psychological First Aid: Addressing Mental Health Distress During Disasters

Psychological First Aid: Addressing Mental Health Distress During Disasters

Originally Aired Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

CDC-EPIC20200422

Overview

When people are faced with disaster, intense emotions are often present and appropriate. Psychological First Aid (PFA) can help responders promote an environment of safety, calm, connectedness, self-efficacy, empowerment, and hope. PFA was developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and the National Center for PTSD, with contributions from individuals involved in disaster research and response. This webinar provides a brief overview of PFA and connects viewers with both online and in-person training resources. This webinar will be broadcast on Wednesday, April 22, at 1 p.m. ET. Closed captioning will be available.

Presenter

Meghan Griffin, M.P.H.

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10 New COVID-19 Courses

APHA COVID-19 Conversations Series 
Enroll and View the Archived Recordings on the LMS: 

APHA-COVID1-C19 COVID-19 Conversations #1: The Science of Social Distancing, Part 1  

APHA-COVID2-C19 COVID-19 Conversations #2: The Science of Social Distancing, Part 2  

APHA-COVID3-C19 COVID-19 Conversations #3: Emerging Evidence for COVID-19 Spread and Treatment  

APHA-COVID4-C19 COVID-19 Conversations #4: Crisis Standards of Care During COVID-19 

APHA-COVID5-C19 COVID-19 Conversations #5: COVID-19 Testing: Possibilities, Challenges, and Ensuring Equity 

APHA-COVID6-C19 COVID-19 Conversations #6: COVID-19 and Health Equity — Exploring Disparities and Long-Term Health Impacts 

APHA-COVID7-C19 COVID-19 Conversations #7: Toward the 'New Normal' - Protecting Public Health as America Reopens 

APHA-COVID8-C19 COVID-19 Conversations #8: Summer of COVID-19: Mitigating Direct and Indirect Impacts in the Coming Months 

APHA-COVID9-C19 COVID-19 Conversations #9: The Road to Immunity During COVID-19 — Developing and Distributing a Vaccine  

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View NYSDOH Video: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) use at Drive-thru COVID-19 Sampling

Click here to watch the NYSDOH video: Sample Collection Procedure for SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This video discusses proper use of Personal Protective Equipent (PPE) for working in a drive-thru testing center: https://youtu.be/y3UUCrlUAek

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Login2Learn June 2020 Social Inequality and Health Disparities in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Login2Learn June 2020 Social Inequality and Health Disparities in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Sponsored by Region 2 Public Health Training Center

Friday, June 5, 2020 

Register at https://tinyurl.com/June2020-L2L before June 2nd to participate.

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NYS and CDC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

Have a Question? Call the Novel Coronavirus Hotline 24/7 at 1-888-364-3065

www.coronavirus.health.ny.gov

  • Stay home and Keep a Safe Distance from others in public. It’s the only way to help slow the spread of Coronavirus.

https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/information-providers

  • Healthcare providers should obtain a detailed travel history and consider 2019 novel (new) coronavirus for patients being evaluated with fever and acute respiratory illness, especially if the person recently traveled to areas with ongoing transmission of novel coronavirus or was exposed to a person diagnosed with 2019 novel (new) coronavirus.

The State COVID-19 tracker now includes more comprehensive demographics. The website, www.ny.gov/covid-19tracker, now includes additional data on the gender distribution of positive cases, as well as fatalities by age group.

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CDC Resources: 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

  • CDC Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) informational website. 

CDC Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) website

COCA Calls are available for viewing on the COCA website a few hours after the live events end. There also available for viewing immediately after the live events end at 3:00 P.M. ET on COCA’s Facebook page.

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The Public Health Educator Continuing Education Program (PHEd-CEP2020)

**Completely VOLUNTARY During COVID-19 Response**

  The NEW 2020 Public Health Educator Continuing Education Program (PHEd-CEP2020) is now available!

NOTE: THIS REQUIRMENT IS SUSPENDED DURING COVID-19 Response.  Questions: Email edlearn@health.ny.gov or call 518-473-4223 and select Tom Reizes or Abbey Greenbaum from the phone tree.

Background: Changes made to the State Sanitary Code in 2008 require public health educators, hired after 8/20/2008, to complete 15 hours of continuing education within their first year of employment.  The original Public Health Educator Core Curriculum 2010, and the NEW Public Health Educator Continuing Education Program 2012, were both developed to assist PH Educators in LHDs to meet this requirement. 

Intended Audience:

  • Public Health Educators hired after August 20, 2008
    • It must be completed within the individual’s first year of employment. 
  • ALL public health educators are encouraged to take the Core Curriculum.

The Core Curriculum covers key areas of public health education, including strategic skills important to public health:

  • Systems Thinking 
  • Persuasive Communication
  • Change Management
  • Program Development and Evaluation
  • Collective Impact
  • Community Dimenstions of Public Health 

Click here to view the "2020 Public Health Educator Continuing Education Program", scroll down to the bottom of the page to "Begin Enrollment".

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ALL NEW Public Health Nursing 2 and Supervising Public Health Nurse Continuing Education Programs are now available!

**Completely VOLUNTARY During COVID-19 Response**

The NEW 2020 Public Health Nurse 2 (PHN2) and Supervising Public Health Nurse (SPHN) Continuing Education Program (-CEP2020) are now available!

 

Anyone still needing either program to meet continuing education requirements of the NYS Sanitary Code will be expected to enroll in the NEW 2020 versions of the programs. THIS REQUIRMENT IS SUSPENDED DURING COVID-19 Response.  Questions: Email edlearn@health.ny.gov or call 518-473-4223 and select Tom Reizes or Abbey Greenbaum from the phone tree.

Background:  Changes made to the State Sanitary Code in 2008 require staff hired (after August 20, 2008)  to Public Health Nurse 2 and Supervising Public Health Nurse titles (at NYS Local health Departments) to complete 15 hours of continuing education within their first year of employment.  The Public Health Nursing Continuing Education Programs were developed to assist in meeting this requirement.

Intended Audience:

  • PHN 2 and SPHN hired after August 20, 2008
    • Complete the program within their first year of employment.   
  • ALL public health nurses are encouraged to take the programs.   

Notes:

  • The Program must be completed within the individual’s first year of employment. 
  • ALL Public Health Nurse 2s (PHN2) and Supervising Public Health Nurses (SPHN) are encouraged to compelte the Continuing Education Programs (CEPs).
  • If a newly hired PHN2 or SPHN should have any difficulty completing the program within the first year of employment, they should contact LMS Administration at edlearn@health.ny.gov.

Click here to view the Program Catalog and then select the appropriate program from the available Programs list to enroll in courses.

 

Enrolling In The Program:

  1. Scroll down to the bottom of the program description page, you will find a Course Status Table displaying your status for each course in the program.  
  2. To enroll in the program you must click on the “Begin Program Enrollment” button below the course status table.
  3. On the resultant page you must scroll down beneath the course status table and enroll (choose section and continuing education credits, if applicable) for each program course that you are not yet enrolled in or have not yet completed.

 

If you have completed any of the constituent program courses outside of the LMS, they will not be displayed as complete on the LMS.  To correct this, please contact the LMS administrator at edlearn@health.ny.gov and include electronic copies of any relevant completion certificates.

 

If you have any questions about the Continuing Education requirement, program/course enrollment or completion email edlearn@health.ny.gov or call 518-473-4223 and speak with Tom Reizes or Abbey Greenbaum.

 

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New two-part introductory series to the Collective Impact framework.

Reg2PHTC-CI1, Collective Impact Part 1: Common Agenda and Shared Measures

 

Reg2PHTC-CI2, Collective Impact Part 2: Mutually Reinforcing Activities, Continuous Communication, and Backbone Support

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Climate and Health

Click here to enroll in BRACE-Climate101

  • Online Course: "Climate Change and Public Health 101 - Northeast Edition" - Cick link above or search Course Catalog for: BRACE-Climate101  

Click here to enroll in Reg2PHTC-Climate1

  • NYS Department of Health: Climate & Health Profile webinar recorded Wednesday March 30, 2016, featuring Dr. Asante Shipp Hilts, MPH, (Formerly of the New York State Department of Health - Office of Public Health Practice.)  Click link above or search Course Catalog for: Reg2PHTC-Climate1.

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NYSDOH Course on Confidentiality Available

Search Course Catalog or click for: NYSDOH-CONF100

Click on course name in results and then click to enroll.

This training will help you understand how to ensure confidentiality and privacy in the course of your daily work at the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). Intended to build on the mandated course Privacy and Security of Health Information in New York State, this course discusses NYS' policies and procedures, including those in the NYSDOH Administrative Policy and Procedure Manual (APPM), as well as other policy and practices, both written and unwritten, that help ensure you maintain confidentiality and privacy relevant to your work at NYSDOH.

 

The training should take no more than 30-45 minutes.

Upon completion, you will be able to:

· Describe the types of confidential data and information at NYSDOH.   

· Describe ways that confidentiality could be breached.

· Apply public health confidentiality concepts and principles to case scenarios.   

· List confidentiality best practices in and outside of the workplace.

 

This courses was created with support from:

• HRSA Region 2 Public Health Training Center  at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health (SPH)

• UAlbany SPH –Center for Public Health Continuing Education

• New York State Department of Health

•  Some course content was used with permission of NYS Governor’s  Office of Employee Relations from the “Privacy and Security of Health Information in New York State" course.

 

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Orientation to Public Health Online Course

"Orientation to Public Health" from PHTC-Online

...is a web-based course that provides learners with a basic understanding of public health's mission and functions. Designed to orient newly hired support and technical staff to the field, the course consists of two parts:
  • Part One introduces the mission and six obligations of public health.
  • Part Two explains the ten essential services.

The course uses the metaphor of a new worker orientation (computer-based) to present information. By reading e-mails, completing assigned tasks, and participating in simulated desktop conferences, the learner discovers that public health is very much a part of everyday life, and learns how many different agencies work to carry out its mission.

Newly registered learners login to find a virtual “desktop” they will use to navigate through the course. Sections called “Inbox,” “Documents,” “Tasks,” and “Conferencing” provide access to content. Course components are generated dynamically in response to the learner’s progress.

As each new area is explored and tasks completed, more material is added. Once learners have entered the course, a “task list” appears on their desktop. This serves as a progress indicator, helping those who logout and later return to remember where they have been, and reminding them of work they still need to complete. Learners have 30 days within which to complete the course. After their access expires, learners must re-register and begin again.

As learners work through their assigned tasks, feedback alerts them to how well they have understood the material presented. Upon finishing the course, they may print out a certificate of completion.

"Orientation to Public Health" is unique in its approach to web-based content delivery. Please let us know what you think by filling out the evaluation form at the end of the course. We look forward to your comments and suggestions for enhancements.

Click here to enroll today!

 

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FEMA Independent Study Courses

NEW FEMA IS-200.HCa: Applying ICS to Healthcare Organizations
Register here

FEMA IS-100.A: Introduction to Incident Command System
Register here

FEMA IS-120.A: Introduction to Exercises
Register here

FEMA IS-130: Exercise Evaluation and Improvement Planning
Register here

FEMA IS-139: Exercise Design
Register here

FEMA IS-200.A: Incident Command Systems for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
Register here

FEMA NIMS-700: National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
Register here

FEMA IS-701: Multiagency Coordination System (MACS) Course
Register here

FEMA IS-702: National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) Public Information Systems
Register here

FEMA IS-703: NIMS Resource Management
Register here

FEMA IS-704: NIMS Communications and Information Management
Register here

 

FEMA IS-706: NIMS Intrastate Mutual Aid - An Introduction
Register here

FEMA IS-775: EOC Management and Operations
Register here

FEMA IS-800.B: A National Response Framework (NRF), An Introduction
Register here

FEMA IS-801:Transportation
Register here

FEMA IS-802:Emergency Support Functions Communications
Register here

FEMA IS-813:Public Safety and Security Annex
Register here

 

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NYNJ Public Health Training Center Courses

NYNJ-042 Communicate to Make a Difference (Part 1): Exploring Cross-Cultural Communication
Register here

NYNJ-068a Practicing Cross-Cultural Communication: Hepatitis A Outbreak (Module A)
Register here

NYNJ-068b Practicing Cross-Cultural Communication: The Bamboo Dragon (Module B)
Register here

NYNJ-068c Practicing Cross-Cultural Communication: Community Health Workers (Module C)
Register here

NYNJ-068d Practicing Cross-Cultural Communication: Flood (Module D)
Register here

NYNJ-069 Move it: A Case Study in Policy Change and Health Promotion Program Planning
Register here

NYNJ-089a Health Literacy and Public Health (Module 1 of 2)
Register here

NYNJ-089b Strategies for Addressing Low Health Literacy (Health Literacy & PH, Module 2 of 2)
Register here

NYNJ-118 Mastering the Roles of Supervision
Register here

NYNJ-182a Messenger Chronicles: Introduction to effective communication strategies for difficult conversations
Register here

NYNJ-182b The Messenger Chronicles: Flex Time Fiasco
Register here

NYNJ-182c The Messenger Chronicles: Be Prepared!
Register here

NYNJ-182d The Messenger Chronicles: Managing Stress and Time
Register here

NYNJ-200 Pharmaceuticals In Our Waters: A Public Health Perspective
Register here

NYNJ-201 Orientation to Public Health
Register here

NYNJ-PHC Understanding Preconception Health: A Course for Community Health Workers
Register here

 

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Performance Management Series

Performance Management (PM) Series*

As part of the National Public Health Improvement Initiative funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the New York State Department of Health Office of Public Health Practice, Performance Management Group has collaborated with the Empire State Public Health Training Center (ESPHTC) to develop the Performance Management Series.

 

The Series includes some longer (~20 minute) tutorials designed to provide a comprehensive look at performance management and quality improvement frameworks, as well as shorter quick-learns (<20 minute) to provide users with a more hands-on learning experience related to specific PM and/or Quality Improvement (QI) topics and tools. These quick-learns can be utilized as stand-alone QI training tools or to complement instructor led training modules as part of a blended learning approach.

 

The tutorials and quick-learns are free, self-paced and open to the public. Currently, continuing education credits are not being offered for the series. Check back regularly as the content of this Performance Management Series is ever expanding.

It is recommended that the tutorials and quick-learns be completed in the following order:

    1. PMG-100 Introduction to Performance Management
    2. PMG-101 The Basics of Quality Improvement for Public Health Practitioners
    3. PMG-110 Performance Measurement
    4. PMG-120 Quality Improvement (QI) Team Development
    5. PMG-130 Targeting Improvement with AIM Statements
    6. PMG-140 Meeting Management: A Framework for Planning and Leading Productive Meetings

 

Who should register?

The Performance Management Series was created primarily for public health employees in local health departments and the NYS Department of Health, however they may be beneficial to any practitioners in public health and healthcare related fields. The quick learns and tutorials within the Performance Management Series are free and open to the public.

Enroll Today!

Simply click on the course links above or go to the Course Catalog and "Browse by category: Performance Management/Quality Improvement" or search for the keyword: PMG. 

Have Questions?

·         About the NYSDOH LMS (www.NYLearnsPH.com): Email Abbey Greenbaum aeg04@health.ny.gov with questions about the LMS System or call 518-473-4223. 

·         About Empire State Public Health Training Center: E mail ConEd@albany.edu or call 518-402-0330.

 

*This training series is a collaborative effort by the NYSDOH supported by funds made available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support, under CDC-RFA-CD10-101101PPHF12 the National Public Health Improvement Initiative (NPHII), and the Empire State Public Health Training Center supported by funds made available through Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant number UB6HP20152.   

 

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