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Teaching Population Health: Innovative Medical School Curricula for Biostatistics amd Epidemiology

This Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) webinar (90 min. video) is led by Amma Brown Morton-Eggleston, Richard DiCarlo, and Yumi Shitama Jarris. The webinar presents innovative ways to teach biostatistics and epidemiology in clinically relevant scenarios and as the foundation for population health perspectives. It is an opportunity for medical faculty, public health professionals, and curriculum deans to learn about curriculum models in use at Harvard Medical School and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans to improve medical students’ training in population sciences.

1.5 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credit Evaluation

Inclusion and Integration of Population Health into Undergraduate Medical Curriculum

This Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) webinar (60 min. video) is led by Malika Fair, Lawrence Deyton, Pedro “Joe” Greer Jr., Arthur Kaufman, Christie Seibert, and Tracey Smith.   Contemporary medical education must prepare clinicians to practice in a dramatically changing healthcare environment. This webinar highlights multiple programs and activities along the continuum from inclusion to full-scale integration of population health and public health topics within the undergraduate medical education experience. This is an opportunity for medical faculty, public health professionals, curriculum deans, and learners to understand the key elements of success and solutions to overcoming barriers to better facilitate the integration of a population health perspective in medical education. This webinar includes an extended Q&A session between panelists and attendees.

1.0 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credit Evaluation

Advancing Healthy People 2020: Learning and Practice

This is an online learning module (4 parts, takes approximately 45 mins. to complete) from the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) with the following objectives:

  • Introduce the Healthy People 2020 Learning Modules project.
  • Define the overarching goals of the Healthy People 2020 initiative.
  • Describe the available data to track progress related to Healthy People objectives.
  • Explain the modules format and how Healthy People can more effectively be integrated into public health education.

.75 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credit Evaluation

The Legal Infrastructure of Public Health

This is an online learning module (3 parts, takes approximately 45 mins. to complete) from the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) with the following objectives:

  • Explain the importance of law in the Public Health infrastructure.
  • Integrate law and Public Health systems research and practice.
  • Recognize infrastructural Public Health law at work.

.75 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credit Evaluation

Social Determinants of Health: A Lens for Public Health

This is an online learning module (5 parts, takes approximately 1 hour 15 mins. to complete) from the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) with the following objectives:

  • Describe the overarching framework of the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) and how they are woven throughout all of the topic areas of Healthy People 2020.
  • Identify the five domains of SDOH within Healthy People 2020.
  • Explore the impact of SDOH on population health through practical application.

1.25 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credit Evaluation

Emergencies: Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery

This is an online learning module (4 parts, takes approximately 1 hour 15 mins. to complete) from the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) with the following objectives:

  • Describe the history of emergencies and their influence on prevention activities.
  • Evaluate methods for preparing for emergencies at the individual, community, and governmental levels.
  • Describe the process for emergency response for different scales/types of emergencies citing specific examples.
  • Assess the emergency recovery process and the challenges therein for different types of emergencies.

1.25 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credit Evaluation

Tobacco Use: Prevention, Cessation and Policy

This is an online learning module (4 parts, takes approximately 1 hour 30 mins. to complete) from the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) with the following objectives:

  • Improve knowledge of policy and program applications to influence tobacco screening and cessation assessment, advice, and counseling in health care settings involving traditional and emerging tobacco products.
  • Increase knowledge and policy applications to improve indoor (and outdoor) smoke-free laws in a variety of settings.
  • Expand knowledge and applications for the development of increasing federal, state, and local taxes on tobacco products to reduce tobacco consumption.

1.5 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credit Evaluation

Substance Use: Addressing Addiction and Emerging Issues

This is an online learning module (4 parts, takes approximately 1 hour to complete) from the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) with the following objectives:

  • Increase knowledge of prevalence, challenges, and opportunities for addressing current substance abuse problems through policy and preventive programs.
  • Improve knowledge of the prevalence, issues, challenges, and opportunities for reducing the prevalence of underage drinking and driving in the US through current policies and preventive programs.
  • Improve knowledge of the prevalence, challenges, and opportunities for reducing prescription drug abuse through current policies and preventive programs.

1.0 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credit Evaluation

Mental Health: Children and Adolescents

This is an online learning module (3 parts, takes approximately 45 mins. to complete) from the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) with the following objectives:

  • Understand the current state of mental health services for children and youth.
  • Review best practices for providing services to children and youth.
  • Identify strategies to increase services for children and youth.

.75 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credit Evaluation

Access to Health Services: Multiple Perspectives

This is an online learning module (6 parts, takes approximately 1 hour 25 mins. to complete) from the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) with the following objectives:

  • Describe how access to care is defined.
  • Describe barriers to access.
  • Identify and describe the components of the safety net.

1.5 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credit Evaluation

Healthcare Associated Infections Across the Spectrum of Care

This is an online learning module (4 parts, takes approximately 1 hour to complete) from the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) with the following objectives:

  • Describe the burden and nature of healthcare-associated infections across the spectrum of care.
  • Discuss prevention strategies that are effective across the spectrum of care.
  • Review the epidemiology associated with the most common hospital-associated infections.
  • Examine the causes of healthcare-associated infections in long-term care facilities.
  • Identify the risk for healthcare-associated infections in ambulatory care settings.

1.0 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credit Evaluation

Health Information Technology: Using Data to Inform Practice

This is an online learning module (5 parts, takes approximately 30 min. to complete) from the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) with the following objectives:

  • Introduce the topic of Health Information Technology.
  • Review the primary uses of Health Information Technology in practice.
  • Describe the use of Health Information Technology as it impacts population health.

0.5 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credit Evaluation

Food: Obesity, Access, and Ongoing Issues

This is an online learning module (5 parts, takes approximately 1 hour 15 min. to complete) from the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) with the following objectives:

  • Explain connections between the built environment and health.
  • Review current recommendations, practices, and progress in the field working to provide access to affordable nutritious food.
  • Examine current research on food access strategies and health promotion.
  • Describe the process of engaging stakeholders and stimulate policy change.

1.25 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credit Evaluation

Injury Prevention: Targeting Teen Driving

This is an online learning module (4 parts, takes approximately 1 hour to complete) from the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) with the following objectives:

  • Introduce the topic of injury prevention, focusing on teen driving crashes.
  • Discuss data sources to evaluate the magnitude of the issue and success of interventions.
  • Explain existing policy interventions.
  • Describe the specific example of New Jersey’s teen driver policy.

1.0 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credit Evaluation

Using Best Practices to Provide Health Services to the LGBT Population

The Mazzoni Center:” This is an online learning module (2 parts) from the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) with the following objectives:

  • Describe cultural competence as it relates to LGBT health services.
  • Identify key policy issues in the LGBT population.
  • Describe the components of culturally competent LGBT services.

1.0 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credit Evaluation

Oral Health Across the Lifespan

This is an online learning module (5 parts, takes approximately 1 hour 30 mins. to complete) from the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) with the following objectives:

  • Discuss issues related to oral health disparities, access, and health outcomes.
  • Define mechanisms that connect oral health with overall health.
  • Discuss interprofessional oral health core competencies and how they can be integrated into health care.

1.5 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credit Evaluation

Environmental Health: Issues and Impact

This is an online learning module (3 parts, takes approximately 1 hour 15 mins. to complete) from the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) with the following objectives:

  • Describe and explain potential health effects of exposure to environmental pollutants especially in connection to the Environmental Health Healthy People 2020 goals.
  • Attain an introductory comprehension of Environmental Health and how to identify a vulnerable population using case studies and published data.
  • Summarize and discuss seminal literature describing the human factors and prevention implications related to the problem of health effects for certain populations.
  • Examine and evaluate policy solutions to address this risk using environmental and public health policy frameworks.
  • Acquire an awareness of the increased risk of environmental pollution and the complexity of health-promoting environments that relies on continuing research to understand more fully the effects of exposure to environmental hazards on people’s health.

1.25 AMA PRA Category 1™ Credit Evaluation

Institute for Health Improvement Course: Introduction to Population Health

After completing this course (3 modules), you will be able to:

  1. Discuss the continuum from providing health care to individuals to providing health care to a population.
  2. Explain the responsibilities of clinicians and health care systems in optimizing population-level outcomes with available resources.
  3. Understand medical care as one determinant of the overall health of a population, and the relationship of health care quality and safety to population health.
  4. Provide examples of population-level interventions designed to improve overall health

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Institute for Health Improvement Course: Improving Health Equity

After completing this course (3 modules), you will be able to:

  1. Discuss the continuum from providing health care to individuals to providing health care to a population.
  2. Explain the responsibilities of clinicians and health care systems in optimizing population-level outcomes with available resources.
  3. Understand medical care as one determinant of the overall health of a population, and the relationship of health care quality and safety to population health.
  4. Provide examples of population-level interventions designed to improve overall health.

How to register