New to Public Health: Session 2 - Communicable Disease (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:

  • Explain how public health provides timely, statewide, locally relevant and accurate information to the health care system and community on communicable diseases and their control.
  • Identify statewide and local communicable disease control community partners and their capacities.
  • Describe how public health receives laboratory reports and other relevant data, conducts disease investigations including contacting tracing and notification, and recognizes, identifies and responds to communicable disease outbreaks for notifiable conditions in accordance with local, national and state mandates and guidelines.
  • Determine how public health assures the availability of partner notification services for newly diagnoses case of syphilis, gonorrhea, and HIV according to CDC guidelines.
  • Define how public health assures the appropriate treatment of individuals who have active tuberculosis, including the provision of directly-observed-therapy in accordance with local and state laws and CDC guidelines.
  • Explain how public health supports the recognition of outbreaks and other events of public health significance by assuring capacity for the identification and characterization of the causative agents of disease and their origin, including those that are rare and unusual, at the appropriate level.
  • Recognize how public health coordinates and integrates categorically-funded communicable disease programs and services.

Reference: https://phnci.org/uploads/resource-files/FPHS-Factsheet-November-2018.pdf

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. 

Public Health Infrastructure

Image credit: Public Health National Center for Innovation (2019). https://phnci.org/national-frameworks/fphs

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 8.50 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 8.50 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
Registration opens: 
11/30/2020
Course expires: 
12/31/2021
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
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Juliana Manske

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.

Hannah Hayes

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.

Laura Saunders

Laura Saunders

Laura A. Saunders, MSSW is with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, College of Engineering, Center for Health Enhancement System Studies, Great Lakes ATTC, PTTC and MHTTC and an independent consultant. Since 2001, Laura has designed, facilitated, and delivered MI and SBIRT training and coaching in person, online, and via distance learning in the fields of health care, human services, public health, and criminal justice. She has provided feedback and coaching to hundreds of learners who are interested in using evidence based practices to fidelity. Laura has also conducted train the trainer events. She joined the International group of Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) in 2006 and is an active Member of Wisconsin Motivational interviewing group.

Ajay Sethi

Ajay Sethi

Ajay Sethi is Faculty Director of the Master of Public Health Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he is also Associate Professor in the Department of Population of Health Sciences. He is an infectious disease epidemiologist and studies HIV, healthcare associated infections, COVID-19, and the human microbiome.

 

 

 

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

LIVE SESSION FACILITATOR

Laura Saunders

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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 8.5 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 .85 CEUs or 8.5 hours

Available Credit

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

Price

Cost:
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