New to Public Health-Cohort 4: Session 10-Leadership and Policy Development

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

By the end of the residency program, the new public health professional 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

By the end of this session, the new public health professional as a member of the interprofessional healthcare team will:

  • Demonstrate ability to lead internal and external stakeholders to consensus, with movement to action, and to serve as the public face of governmental public health in the department's jurisdiction. 
  • Discuss how to directly engage in health policy development, discussion, and adoption with local, state, and national policymakers, and to define a strategic direction of public health initiatives. 
  • Articulate how to engage with the appropriate governing entity about the department's public health legal authorities and what new laws and policies might be needed.
  • Describe the ability to access and appropriately use legal services in planning, implementing, and enforcing, public health initiatives, including relevant administrative rules and due process 
  • Explain how public health serves as a primary and expert resource for establishing, maintaining, and developing basic public health policy recommendations that are evidence-based, grounded in law, and legally defendable. This ability includes researching, analyzing, costing out, and articulating the impact of such policies and rules where appropriate, as well as the ability to organize support for these policies and rules and place them before an entity with the legal authority to adopt them. 
  • Detail how to effectively inform and influence polices being considered by other governmental and non-governmental agencies within your jurisdiction that can improve the physical, environmental, social, and economic conditions affecting health but are beyond the immediate scope or authority of the governmental public health department.

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: 
  • 5.25 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 5.25 CECH Approved Credits
    • 5.25 Entry-level Continuing Competency credits
    • 0.50 Advanced-level credits
    • 4.75 Entry-level credits
  • 5.25 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
Registration opens: 
01/18/2023
Course expires: 
06/05/2023
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
0
SESSION SECTIONS
Session 10: Pre-Test
Public Health Leadership
Introduction to Policy Development
Health in All Policies
Scavenger Hunt
Public Health Advocacy
Collaborative Decision Making
Case Study
Public Health Authority
Discussion
Professional Organizations
Professional Certification
Reflection
Discussion Post Check In
Session 10: Post-Test
Session 10: Evaluation
References
Juliana Manske

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.

Michael Jaeb

Michael Jaeb

Michael is a Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing. Michael is building a program of research to improve health professional-patient communication to address shame and stigma encountered during health professional-patient interactions. The goal of this research is to develop and bolster trauma-informed communication tools and styles that support health professionals providing caring services for individuals, families, and communities experiencing shame and stigma. Michael serves as the co-chair of the Wisconsin Public Health Association Public Health Nursing section. He previously served on the Wisconsin Nurses Association Public Policy Council, COVID Response Work Plan Committee, and COVID Ethics subcommittee in which he advocated for the protection of the nursing workforce and correction of inequitable responses to public health crises. Michael also served at the Eau Claire City-County Health Department in implementing outreach efforts for WIC, NFP, and community action teams targeting mental health and healthy relationships. He led a food support program for individuals experiencing homelessness and food insecurity. Michael also has experience collaborating with Native American communities and UW-Eau Claire faculty to address poor outcomes related to pressure ulcers in older adults.

Mallory Bejster

Mallory Bejster

Dr. Mallory Bejster is an Assistant Professor in Rush University’s College of Nursing within the Department of Community, Systems and Mental Health Nursing where she teaches public health nursing, health promotion, and health policy courses at the graduateand doctoral level. She has a MSN in nursing education and a DNP in Advanced Public Health Nursing with over 13 years of nursing experience, largely focusing on public/community health and nursing education. Her scholarship interests include youth and young adult health as well as public health nursing education and practice. Along with teaching, Dr. Bejster is involved in several local public health efforts including the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) process at the county level. Additionally, she has been a member of Association of Public Health Nurses since 2016, is the current Public Policy Committee Chair, and is a 2021-2022 Board Member-at-Large.

Jen Cooper

Jen Cooper

Dr. Jennifer Cooper is an Associate Professor of Nursing at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, where she teaches in the undergraduate nursing and public health programs.  She serves as Immediate Past President of the Association of Public Health Nurses and liaison to the national Million Hearts® initiative.  Locally, she leads Hood Million Hearts®, which promotes cardiovascular disease prevention in the community.  Her experience in community/public health nursing practice and nursing education and the connection between them provide the foundation for her practice and scholarship work. Throughout her career, Dr. Cooper has focused her teaching, scholarship and service activities around assessing for and meeting the needs of learners and community-based partners by planning, implementing and evaluating evidence-based strategies and programs aimed at chronic disease prevention and management.  Dr. Cooper earned her DNP from The George Washington University, MSN from Rush University and BSN from Cedarville University.   

Kate Johnson

Kate Johnson

Kate Johnson has been a Registered Nurse for over 30 years and is currently the Public Health Nurse in her community for the past 13 years. Kate received a BSN from Keuka College, an MBA from Western New England College, anMSN from American International College and a PhD in nursing education from Capella University. Kate is passionate about public health education and teaching. She has taught Community Health in undergraduate and accelerated BSN programsand has volunteered on several international trips to serve in clinics, deliver food to the homeless,and educate families and communities about health and wellness. She is board certified in Advanced Holistic Nursing, Public Health, Advanced Public Health Nursingand Nursing Education. Kate is a member of the Education & Professional Development Committee for the Association of Public Health Nurses and a member of the Massachusetts Local and Regional Public Health Advisory Committee.

 

Acknowledgements

  • Susan Zahner
  • Abra Vigna
  • Kathy Walzack

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
Marta McMillion, MPH, MS, CHES
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)
 
Ellen Henry, BS, CHESN
City of Franklin Health Department
Ajay Sethi, PhD, MHS
UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health
 

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

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Entry-level contact hours: 4.75
Advanced-level contact hours: 0.50

Available Credit

  • 5.25 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 5.25 CECH Approved Credits
    • 5.25 Entry-level Continuing Competency credits
    • 0.50 Advanced-level credits
    • 4.75 Entry-level credits
  • 5.25 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours

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