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5/2015 Implementing Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIP): Ways to Partner with Health Plans
  This webinar can help new public health staff learn about opportunities for collaboration with health plans, including health plan resources that complement CHIP and accreditation efforts, opportunities for partnerships, and highlights of the Minnesota Health Plan Collaboration Plan.
  tag(s): assessment and planning
4/2015 Be a Public Health Policy Maker:
Orientation to Public Health for Local Elected Officials
  When local elected officials make decisions about education, transportation, housing, and economic development, they are making decisions that impact the health of the community. Find out more about public health in Minnesota and local elected officials' role as a Public Health Policy Maker!
  tag(s): staff/elected officials
4/2015 Ten New Things about WIC Data
  MDH WIC staff provide a brief overview of the WIC Information System, and introduce new reports, maps, and report templates that are available online or through local WIC agencies.
  tag(s): assessment and planning
1/2015 2015 Local Public Health Act Performance Measures: What's New, What's Changed, and How to Make Reporting Work for You
  This 15-minute webinar describes revisions and changes for 2015 reporting, and how to maximize your reporting efforts.
  tag(s): reporting
11/2014 Using Data to Tell Your Story
  Presenters from local public health agencies will discuss how they decided what to report in 2014, what they've done with their 2014 CHB-specific reports, how the data was received, with whom it was shared, and lessons learned.
  tag(s): reporting | assessment and planning
9/2014 2014 Community Health Conference
  More information coming soon.
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8/2014 LPH Finance and Grant Update
  Staff from MDH presented at the Local Public Health Association meeting about upcoming CHB grant-related changes. MDH hosted this webinar to discuss these changes.
  tag(s): staff/elected officials
1/2014 LPH Act Performance Measures: Instructions for Reporting in 2014
  This webinar helps CHBs prepare to report into PPMRS in 2014 on LPH Act Performance Measures.
  tag(s): reporting
12/2013 Quality Improvement Plans: A How-To Guide
  What is a QI plan? Why is it important? Learn the answer to these questions and more from this presentation.
  tag(s): QI/performance management | assessment and planning
11/2013 Data In, Data Out. Now What?
  Staff from the MDH Office of Performance Improvement will convene a discussion focused on how local public health administrators have used the CHB reports with key audiences so far and how others can prepare to use the reports in the future.
  tag(s): reporting | assessment and planning
9/2013 2013 Community Health Conference
  Working Together: Attaining Health Equity in Minnesota Communities
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1/2013 Changes in PPMRS: 2013 Reporting on 2012 Data
  These training sessions provide guidance for reporting on new infrastructure measures, identify the reduced set of current measures for the other five areas of responsibility, and focus on new measures that will be introduced in 2014, so that community health boards can begin preparing for them now.
  tag(s): reporting
11/2012 Changes in PPMRS: 2014 Reporting on 2013 Data
  These training sessions provide guidance for reporting on new infrastructure measures, identify the reduced set of current measures for the other five areas of responsibility, and focus on new measures that will be introduced in 2014, so that community health boards can begin preparing for them now.
  tag(s): reporting
11/2012 Tools for Staff Assessment and Workforce Planning: Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals
  Local public health leaders are ever mindful of the staff development needs of their departments. The Council on Linkages between Academic and Public Health Practice (with support from the Public Health Foundation) has developed a set of Core Competencies for public health professionals.
  tag(s): QI/performance management
10/2012 Community Health Improvement Planning: Adapting MAPP in Minnesota
  This course will share lessons learned by three local health departments as they have adapted the MAPP process to their settings.
  tag(s): assessment and planning
10/2012 2012 Community Health Conference
  Strengthening Public Health: Linking Past Successes to Future Challenges
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8/2012 Looking for More Answers: Additional Data Sources for Community Health Assessments
  A series of three webinars introduces Minnesota local health departments to the county-level indicators on the MDH website (compiled by the Minnesota Center for Health Statistics, or MCHS), and provides training on how to access the data for community health assessments.
  tag(s): assessment and planning
7/2012 What do the Data Say?
  A series of three webinars introduces Minnesota local health departments to the county-level indicators on the MDH website (compiled by the Minnesota Center for Health Statistics, or MCHS), and provides training on how to access the data for community health assessments.
  tag(s): assessment and planning
06/0212 County-Level Indicators for Community Health Assessments
  A series of three webinars introduces Minnesota local health departments to the county-level indicators on the MDH website (compiled by the Minnesota Center for Health Statistics, or MCHS), and provides training on how to access the data for community health assessments.
  tag(s): assessment and planning


For training materials used prior to 2012, please contact the MDH Public Health Practice Section.

Monthly Accreditation Coordinator Conference Calls
  For: Local and tribal health departments strongly interested in national public health accreditation, who have not yet begun the application process (PHAB provides support for accreditation coordinators after application submission)
  tag(s): accreditation
Yearly Orientation to Public Health: Video Conferences for New Local Elected Officials
  tag(s): staff/elected officials
Anytime Self-Assessment against National Standards
  The MDH Public Health Practice Section will assist local health departments and community health boards (CHBs) in assessing their ability to meet PHAB accreditation standards. The self-assessment process will also leave departments with a set of strategic and quality improvement plans.
  tag(s): accreditation
Anytime Public Health Nursing (PHN) Practice Modules
  These training sessions are designed for new public health workers, but are applicable to all who want a review of public health practice theory and frameworks. Each module is less than one hour. Modules can be watched together or separately. Upon completion, MDH can offer nursing CEUs.
  tag(s): staff/elected officials