New to Public Health: Session 1 - Public Health Overview (First Beta Test)

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:

  • Detail the history of public health services delivered in the United States
  • Identify common public health practice models, including the Foundational Public Health Services Model
  • Describe legal principles, scope, and the role of government within public health practice
  • Demonstrate the use of plain language in public health
  • Discuss the importance of reflection in professional practice

Estimated time to complete this session is 8.5 hours.

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: 
  • 8.50 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 8.50 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
Registration opens: 
10/29/2020
Course expires: 
12/31/2021
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
0

 

 
SECTIONS
Tell Us About Yourself
Pre-Test
Tier 1 Core Competencies
Competency Assessment
Casey-Fink Retention Survey
Public Health 101
Evidence Based Public Health
Foundational Public Health Services Model
Public Health Practice Models - Module
Public Health Practice Models-Readings
Public Health Practice Models-Discussion
Public Health, Law, Policy, and Ethics
Public Health Communication
Knowledge Check: Public Health Communication
N2PH Reflection
Live Lecture Info
Post-Test
Session 1 Evaluation
References
Juliana

Julianna Manske

Julianna Manske graduated from Carroll University in 2009 with her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing, and Concorida University in 2014 with her Master’s of Science in Nursing Education.  Julianna worked as a Clinical Nurse Educator for an academic medical institution’s outpatient oncology network in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, prior to transitioning into the public health sector where she is currently a Public Health Nurse for the City of Franklin.  In 2016, Julianna spearheaded a work group that developed and implemented a public health nurse residency program in southeastern Wisconsin. Julianna also facilitated the Southeastern Wisconsin Public Health Nurse Residency Program from 2016-2020. Julianna worked as a consultant on the New to Public Health (N2PH) grant which ultimately created the New to Public Health Residency Program.

Deborah

Deborah Heim

Deborah Heim has been a public health nurse since she completed her BSN in nursing in 2013. She completed her MN at UWM in May 2015, and holds the Clinical Nurse Leader and Advanced Public Health Nursing certifications. 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 has 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 as OPPA staff lead for the Modernization workgroup, which is tasked with providing leadership on real-time data and workforce development.

Hannah

Hannah Hayes

Hannah Hayes completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2016 and her Master of Public Health in 2018 both at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Hannah has experience with bedside nursing and public health nursing as she has worked in Family Practice and Forensics in addition to working as a Public Health Nurse in rural Wisconsin. While obtaining her Master of Public Health, Hannah joined the Southeastern Wisconsin Public Health Nurse Residency Program to co-develop a Toolkit for dissemination and implementation of the residency program. She currently works as a Postpartum Nurse in Madison in addition to Project Manager for the New to Public Health Project and subsequent residency program.

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
 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Susan Zahner, DrPH, RN, FAAN, University of Wisconsin School of Nursing

Ashlie Pullen, MSN, WHNP-BC, APRN, Indiana Wesleyan School of Nursing

Lauren Rieves, MPH NDTR, Milwaukee Area Health Education Center


LIVE SESSION FACILITATOR

Julianna Manske

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 enduring activity for a maximum of 8.50 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 .85 CEUs or 8.50 hours

Available Credit

  • 8.50 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 8.50 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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