New to Public Health-Cohort 2: Session 1-Public Health Overview

OVERVIEW

The New to Public Health Residency Program is an innovative development program designed to build confidence and competency for professionals who are new to public health.

The program is built upon the Foundational Public Health Services Model and develops enhanced knowledge and skills within the foundational areas and capabilities that are essential to public health practice.

The residency program includes an evidence-based practice project, peer networking, mentoring, facilitated reflection and journaling, simulation, and case studies to support the new resident as they transition to practice; while inspiring collaborative, interdisciplinary relationships to promote and protect health at a population level. 

STATEMENT OF NEED AND PURPOSE

The residency program is designed to provide new public health professionals the foundational capabilities that are essential to public health practice. Overarching residency curriculum focuses on leadership, professional development, role-specific formation and competency. A residency program bridges the workforce by integrating the knowledge of experienced public health professionals and the fresh ideas of new staff to positively affect population health.

Integration of public health professionals from across jurisdictions allows the new public health professional to understand how diversity in the workforce strengthens essential services across city and county lines, and allows for enhanced networking and future collaboration.

Residency programs supplement state and local orientation programs and build upon department-specific policy, procedures, and tasks, to allow the resident to see a fuller picture of the field of public health. 

This contemporary program utilizes a comprehensive practice model that supplements existing knowledge of staff and supports the synthesis of new ideas. The program promotes standardized tools for the participant to customize based on their individual practice. 

TARGET AUDIENCE

This residency program is designed to meet the needs of nurses, social workers, sanitarians, health educators, and other public health professionals that are new to their roles.

ELEMENTS OF COMPETENCE

This continuing education (CE) activity is designed to improve learner competence, and focuses on the American Board of Medical Specialties’ areas of interpersonal communication skills, professionalism and systems-based practice, the Institute of Medicine area of employing evidence-based practice, applying quality improvement, and utilizing information, and the Interprofessional and Nursing areas of values/ethics, roles/responsibilities and interprofessional communication.

GLOBAL LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this session, the learner as a member of the interprofessional healthcare team will:

  1. Apply learned concepts from the Foundational Public Health Services’ model to their public health professional practice.
  2. Increase knowledge, skills, and confidence for competent public health practice.
  3. Access tools and resources applicable to public health practice.
  4. Apply health equity and social justice concepts to public health practice.
  5. Demonstrate enhanced cultural competency knowledge and skills in their individual practice.
  6. Research, plan, and present a quality improvement or evidence-based practice project within their local health department or community.

SESSION LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this session, the learner as a member of the interprofessional healthcare team will:

  • Detail the history of public health services delivered in the United States
  • Identify how the New to Public Health Residency Program can be used to develop and maintain a competent workforce, including a resource for recruitment, retention, and succession planning; training; and performance review and accountability
  • Describe legal principles, scope, and the role of government within public health practice 
  • Demonstrate the use of plain language including the ability to support, use, and maintain communication technologies needed to interact with community residents  
  • Discuss the importance of reflection in professional practice 

It will take approximately 5.5 hours to complete this session (enduring and synchronous content). 

SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION

Residents will view lectures, panel discussions, participate in cased-based and small-group discussions, participation in simulation and skill-based training, and participate in simulation, skill-based training, and gaming activities over a 12 month period of time.

The residency program also includes an evidence-based practice project, peer networking, mentoring, facilitated reflection, journaling to support the new resident as they transition to practice while inspiring collaborative, interdisciplinary relationships to promote and protect health at a population level. 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.50 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 5.50 CECH Approved Credits
    • 5.50 Entry-level Continuing Competency credits
    • 3.50 Advanced-level credits
    • 2.00 Entry-level credits
  • 5.50 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
Registration opens: 
11/10/2021
Course expires: 
12/31/2022
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
0
SESSION SECTIONS
Introduce Yourself
Session 1: Pre-Test
Modified Version of the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals
Core Competencies
Casey-Fink Retention Survey
Public Health 101
Public Health Practice Models
Discussion
Public Health, Law, Policy, and Ethics
Scavenger Hunt
Health Literacy
Reflection
Synchronous Discussion
Discussion Post Check In
Session 1: Post-Test
Session 1: Evaluation
References

Content Authors

Juliana

Julianna Manske

New to Public Health Residency Program Facilitator

Julianna Manske is the is facilitator and cofounder of the New to Public Health Residency Program and is employed with the University-Wisconsin Madison School of Nursing. Julianna spearheaded the workgroup in 2016 that developed and implemented the Southeastern Wisconsin Public Health Nurse Residency Program. This program, which ran from 2017-2020, served as a foundation to build the New to Public Health Residency Program, which supports public health professionals in their first year of employment at a local, regional, tribal, or state health department. Julianna serves as a co-chair on the Association of Public Health Nurses’ Education and Professional Development subcommittee. Julianna graduated from Concordia University in 2014 with a Master of Science in Nursing Education, and Carroll University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Julianna is passionate about workforce development and she is grateful to work with an incredible team developing the New to Public Health Residency Program and collaborating with public health leaders across the country. 

Hannah Hayes

Hannah Hayes

New to Public Health Residency Program Facilitator and Project Manager

Hannah Hayes is the New to Public Health project manager, facilitator, and co-developer of the New to Public Health Residency Program. In 2018 Hannah completed her Master of Public Health (MPH) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During this time, Hannah partnered with the Southeastern Wisconsin Public Health Nurse Residency Program, where she assisted in the co-development of a toolkit for the dissemination and implementation of the residency program, which served as the foundation for the New to Public Health Residency Program. Hannah is currently employed by the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing as the Project Manager of the New to Public Health Project. Hannah graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2016. Hannah has experience in family practice & forensics, postpartum, and public health nursing in addition to serving as a public health clinical instructor. Hannah is passionate about social justice, empowering new professionals, and advancing the public health profession.

Deborah

Deborah Heim

Public Health Nurse Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Deborah Heim has been a public health nurse since she completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2013. She completed her MN at UWM in May 2015, and holds the Advanced Public Health Nursing certification. She holds a PhD in Foods and Nutrition from Kansas State University and an MS in Exercise Science from Georgia State University. She is currently the public health nurse consultant (PHNC) for the Wisconsin Division of Public Health, Office of Policy and Practice Alignment (OPPA) for the SE region. As the PHNC, she developed the PHN network, provided technical assistance in organizational competencies to local health departments, and was one of the leads on the development of the public health nurse residency program. She serves on the DPH workforce development team, and serves as DPH staff lead for the Cornerstone Learning Management System implementation.

Acknowledgements

Paula Bizot Lauren Rieves 
Ashlie PullenSusan Zahner 

PLANNING COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Hannah Hayes, MPH, RN
University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Nursing
Julianna Manske, MSN, RN, OCN
University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Nursing
Susan Zahner, DrPH, RN, FAAN
University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Nursing
Deborah Heim, PhD, MS, MN, BSN
Public Health Nurse Consultant (PHNC)
Wisconsin Division of Public Health
Office of Policy and Practice Alignment (OPPA) for the SE region
Ajay Sethi, PhD, MHS
UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health
Madeline Kornbeck 
Greendale Health Department 

CONTENT REVIEWERS

Angela Acker
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Populations Health Institute
Michael Jaeb
University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Public Health
Paula Bizot
University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Nursing
Abra Vigna
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Populations Health Institute

SYNCHRONOUS DISCUSSION FACILITATORS

Hannah Hayes, MPH, RN
University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Nursing
Deborah Heim, PhD, MS, MN, BSN
Public Health Nurse Consultant (PHNC)
Wisconsin Division of Public Health
Office of Policy and Practice Alignment (OPPA) for the SE region
Julianna Manske, MSN, RN, OCN
University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Nursing


POLICY ON DISCLOSURE

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership (ICEP) to identify, mitigate and disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* held by the  speakers/presenters, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this accredited continuing education (CE).  In addition, speakers, presenters and authors must disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation.

For this accredited continuing education activity all relevant financial relationships have been mitigated and detailed disclosures are listed below.

*Ineligible companies are those whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on, patients.

The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical services directly to patients to be ineligible companies.

The University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX requirements. The University of Wisconsin fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of accommodations, please contact info@icep.wisc.edu.

Cohort-1 Disclosures
Discloser List CME Internal Report

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this Other, Live and Internet Enduring Material activity for a maximum of 5.5 ANCC contact hours. Iowa Board of Nursing accepts ANCC contact hours for nursing continuing education requirements.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 5.5 CEUs or .55 hours

Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES)

Sponsored by University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 5.5 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level CECH available are 2.0 Continuing Competency credits available are 5.5

Total contact hours: 5.5
Entry-level contact hours: 3.5
Advanced-level contact hours: 2.0

Available Credit

  • 5.50 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 5.50 CECH Approved Credits
    • 5.50 Entry-level Continuing Competency credits
    • 3.50 Advanced-level credits
    • 2.00 Entry-level credits
  • 5.50 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours

Price

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