Training and Webinars by Date - Public Health Practice Section - Minnesota Dept. of Health

Training and Webinars by Date

The webinars and training sessions below are offered by the MDH Center for Public Health Practice. To find webinars from other programs at MDH, try using the search bar in the upper right of your screen.

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April 2017
Orientation to the Minnesota Local Public Health System

Local elected officials are invited to participate in a discussion about the Minnesota public health system and their role as local elected officials. Commissioner of Health Ed Ehlinger and SCHSAC Chair Doug Huebsch (Otter Tail County Commissioner) will lead this interactive video conference. MDH will announce additional speakers in the future.
tag(s): staff/elected officials

November 2016
Public Health Practice Trainings
1. Overview of Minnesota Public Health System (33:26)
2. Overview of History of Public Health Nursing in Minnesota (53:00)
tag(s): staff/elected officials

October 2016
Finance and Grant Update for Local Public Health (69:00)
This webinar provides an overview of community health board funding and grants. Topic include grants at MDH, invoice naming, general ledger review and information on the MDH grant award coversheet. This webinar may be of interest to administrators, directors and finance staff in local health departments.
tags(s): staff/elected officials

June 2016
2016 Performance-Related Accountability Requirements
This set of webinars covers the expectations and submission process for the 2016 Performance-Related Accountability Requirement, the relationship between performance management and monitoring/revising your CHIP, and resources to support the monitoring/revising process.
tag(s): assessment and planning | QI/performance management

June 2016
Introduction to Performance Management (31:51)
This webinar will teach participants to summarize the components of performance management, identify examples of performance management components, and apply performance management to a public health service, program, or process.
tag(s): QI/performance management

February 2016
How to Navigate REDCap (12:20)
This webinar provides community health boards with information about the REDCap reporting system, including how to successfully enter your LPH Act performance measure data into REDCap.
tag(s): annual reporting | assessment and planning

January 2016
Writing Good Goals and SMART Objectives (31:15)
This webinar is intended to aid local public health departments in writing goals and objectives for the Local Public Health Assessment and Planning process deliverables.
tag(s): assessment and planning | QI/performance management

November 2015
Monitoring and Revising your Community Health Improvement Plan
For more recent content relevant to this webinar, see 2016 Performance-Related Accountability Requirements.
tag(s): assessment and planning | QI/performance management

August 2015
Finance and Grant Update for Local Public Health (1:44:00)
Topics include: Overview of grants at MDH, new MDH interect policy, subcontracting guidelines, invoice naming, impact of new federal guidelines on master grant contract
tag(s): staff/elected officials

June 2015
Records Retention Series
These webinars are part of a series for local public health staff to become familiar with the basics of records management, retention schedules, and proper destruction of records:
1. Records and Information Management (17:35)
2. Records Retention Schedule (18:20)
3. Preserving and Disposing of Government Records (19:57)
4. Essential Records (18:30)
tag(s): staff/elected officials

May 2015
Implementing Community Health Improvement Plans (CHIP): Ways to Partner with Health Plans (55:00)
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

April 2015
Ten New Things about WIC Data (slides only)
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

November 2014
Using Data to Tell Your Story (slides only)
Presenters from local public health agencies will discuss how they decided what to report in 2014, what they've done with their 2014 community health board-specific reports, how the data was received, with whom it was shared, and lessons learned.
tag(s): annual reporting | assessment and planning

August 2014
Finance and Grant Update for Local Public Health (46:00)
Staff from MDH presented at the Local Public Health Association meeting about upcoming community health board grant-related changes. MDH hosted this webinar to discuss these changes.
tag(s): staff/elected officials

December 2013
Quality Improvement Plans: A How-To Guide (41:49)
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

November 2013
Data In, Data Out. Now What? (slides only)
Staff from the MDH Office of Performance Improvement will convene a discussion focused on how local public health administrators have used the community health board reports with key audiences so far and how others can prepare to use the reports in the future.
tag(s): annual reporting | assessment and planning

November 2012
Tools for Staff Assessment and Workforce Planning: Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (slides only)
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

October 2012
Community Health Improvement Planning: Adapting MAPP in Minnesota (59:47)
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

August 2012
Data for Counties (Part 3 of 3): Looking for More Answers: Additional Data Sources for Community Health Assessments (65:00)
This webinar will help users become familiar with an expanded range of data sources for community health assessment, and meet additional MDH staff who can help with data and analysis
tag(s): assessment and planning

July 2012
Data for Counties (Part 2 of 3): What do the Data Say? (88:00)
This webinar will help users develop their skill in choosing indicators to analyze, interpreting numbers, and comparing findings, as well as grow more confident in drawing conclusions from data.
tag(s): assessment and planning

June 2012
Data for Counties (Part 1 of 3): County-Level Indicators for Community Health Assessments (slides only)
This webinar helps users become familiar with the main county-level data sources available from the Minnesota Center for Health Statistics.
tag(s): assessment and planning

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