What is Public Health Works?
Public Health Works was a training program on immunization strategies for the public health workforce, health care personnel, and other professionals that focused on increasing the effective and efficient use of quality improvement methods and recommendations from The Guide to Community Preventive Services
(The Community Guide)
to improve organizational performance and community health.
Public Health Works used web streaming to deliver a training program that consisted of three segments. The first segment featured case studies and interviews with leaders in public health employing best practices in the field. The second segment included an expert panel discussion facilitated by a moderator. The final segment was a question and answer session with public health, healthcare, community health, and other professionals from across the country.
Public Health Works can benefit state, tribal, local, and territorial (STLT) health department staff, healthcare professionals, and community health workers who want to receive training on evidence-based strategies and quality improvement techniques.
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Immunization Strategies: Using the Evidence and What Works to Improve Practice
is an on-demand training program that will strengthen your knowledge of evidence-based immunization strategies to increase vaccine rates and prevent vaccine-preventable diseases. It focuses on promoting the effective and efficient use of recommendations from The Community Guide and quality improvement methods to improve organizational performance and community health outcomes. This program features interviews and examples from a case study in Los Angeles. Featured experts include:
- Stephan Baranov, CPhil, Executive Director, South LA Health Projects, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (CA)
- Melanie Barr, RN, MSN, Director of Nursing, Immunization Program, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (CA)
- Oliver Brooks, MD, Chair, Immunize LA Families Coalition, Chief of Pediatrics/Associate Medical Director, Watts Healthcare Corporation
- Jonathan Fielding, MD, MPH, MBA, Director and Health Officer, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (CA)
- Laurel Fowler, MPH, CPHQ, Deputy Director, Immunization Program, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (CA)
- Jeffrey Guterman, MD, MS, Chief Research & Innovation Officer, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (CA)
- Julia Heinzerling, MPH, Policy & Advocacy Specialist, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (CA)
- Cristin Mondy, RN, MSN, MPH, CNS, SPA 3 & 4 Area Health Officer, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (CA)
- Michelle Parra, PhD, Director, Immunization Program, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (CA)
- Ray Strikas, MD, MPH, Medical Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
- Lucy Wells, MAOM, DHAc, Quality Manager, Duval County Health Department (FL)
What are the Program Objectives?
At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to:
- Describe how a local health department uses The Community Preventive Services Task Force's findings in The Community Guide to save resources and improve health outcomes
- Describe the challenges to improving immunization rates in a community setting
- Identify two evidence-based strategies to increase immunizations
- Describe how quality improvement techniques apply to community immunization practices
Continuing Education (CE)
Origination Date: September 22, 2012
Renewal Date: September 22, 2014
Expiration Date: September 22, 2016
To receive CE:
- Complete the activity via TRAIN
- Complete the evaluation at CDC (Course No. WD2058)
- Pass the post-test with a score of at least 80% at CDC (Course No. WD2058)
CME: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Public Health Foundation. CDC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CDC designates this enduring educational activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CNE: CDC is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This activity provides 1.2 contact hours.
CEU: CDC is authorized by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.
CECH: Sponsored by CDC, a designated provider of CE 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) to receive up to 1.0 total Category I CE contact hours. Maximum advanced level CE contact hours available are 1.0. CDC provider number GA0082.
No fees are charged for CDC's CE Activities.
In compliance with continuing education requirements, all presenters must disclose any financial or other associations with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters as well as any use of unlabeled product(s) or product(s) under investigational use.
CDC, the planners, content experts, and their spouses/partners wish to disclose they have no financial interests or other relationships with the manufacturers of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services, or commercial supporters with the exception of Dr. Oliver Brooks, and he wishes to disclose he received honorarium from Merck and Sanofi Pasteur. Planning committee discussed conflict of interest with Dr. Brooks to ensure there is no bias.Content does not include any discussion of the unlabeled use of a product or a product under investigational use.
CDC does not accept commercial support.