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CHS Mailbag & Calendar

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The Community Health Services Mailbag and Calendar—or "the Mailbag" as it is commonly called—is a weekly email bulletin of information submitted by and for local public health in Minnesota. It provides a coordinated, non-duplicative source of information for local public health professionals, including announcements, events, tools, resources, and jobs. MDH no longer posts Mailbag submissions online; it exists solely as an email list. MDH will not automatically send out job posts through their application deadline; to have your job post sent with each week's Mailbag, please re-submit it at the beginning of the week. If you have questions, please contact us at health.mailbag@state.mn.us.

This free service is designed with the following Minnesota audiences in mind: SCHSAC members, CHS administrators, public health directors, local public health staff, MDH staff, and friends of local public health in Minnesota.

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Upcoming User-Submitted Events

This event list is for informational purposes only; the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) does not endorse any particular event. In addition, MDH is not responsible for the content of events listed here.

July 31, 2018
8 hr Hospital Decontamination

  • Location: Red Wing, MN
  • Audience: first receivers, environmental health professionals and safety personnel
  • Cost: $200
  • More Information: Hazmat and Hazwoper Training

This program is geared towards first receivers, environmental health professionals and safety personnel working in health care facilities. You will learn about levels of personal protective equipment, incident command, decontamination of patients and triage response in mass casualty exposures.

Hands-on exercises will be provided throughout the course.

July 31, 2018
July Mental Well-Being and Resilience Learning Community

July Topic: Happiness: A Mental Health & Business Strategy Happiness: A Business Strategy & Mental Health Solution

Research has proven that happy employees are more productive, receive higher performance ratings, enjoy more job security and are less likely to take sick days or quit. While today’s innovative leaders understand the strategic importance of promoting workforce wellbeing and happiness, accomplishing this goal is more challenging than ever due to the unprecedented levels of unhealthy stress and burnout impacting the personal and professional lives of their employees every day.

Linda Saggau & Nancy O’Brien are the co-founders of Experience Happiness, an organization dedicated to helping people and organizations thrive through happiness. (www.experiencehappiness.biz) In this presentation they will share their happiness research insights and The Happiness Practice (THP) case study at Hennepin Healthcare that demonstrates how THP helps people reduce burnout and its negative physical, emotional and behavioral effects while increasing happiness and it’s many positive byproducts, including resiliency, innovation, sustainability, and performance.

Aug. 2, 2018
Meeting the Opioid Challenge: Tools and Information for Care Coordinators

Presenters: Stacy Ballard, MD - Senior Medical Director at Medica Ruth Boubin, MA - Opiate Case Management program and Restricted Recipient Case Manager at South Country Health Alliance

In 2018, the Managed Care Organizations began working on a 3 year Performance Improvement Plan aiming to reduce the number of MSHO and SNBC members who become new chronic users of Opioids. What do Care Coordinators need to know about Opioids and working with MSHO and SNBC members to help prevent chronic use? This training is intended to provide information on commonly prescribed Opioids, beneficial uses, problematic uses, and risk factors to consider when working with SNBC and MSHO members. Practical information will be provided on how to talk with members about their Opioid use, and to identify opportunities to help prevent a new user from becoming chronic user.

Learning Objectives

  • Goal 1: Participants will acquire a basic understanding of commonly prescribed Opioids and their intended uses.
  • Goal 2: Participants will understand the benefits of short-term Opioid use and when continued use can be problematic.
  • Goal 3: Participants will identify risk factors that increase the potential of chronic opioid use by MSHO and SNBC members.
  • Goal 4: Participants will identify strategies on how to discuss Opioid use with members and how to incorporate these discussions into their ongoing work as a Care Coordinator.

Sept. 11, 2018
The Basics of the Omaha System

  • Location: Fergus Falls (Otter Tail Public Health)
  • Audience: Clinicians, managers, faculty, students, and programmers/IT staff
  • Cost: $155.00 includes lunch and 5.5 contact hours. Make checks Payable to Martin Associates, 571 N 167th Ave Circle, Omaha, NE 67116
  • Registration Deadline: September 4
  • More Information:
    Karen S Martin
    402-333-1962
    Online: The Omaha System

Introductory or refresher workshop that includes discussion and practice applying the Omaha System to case study data. This is an opportunity for clinicians, managers, faculty, students, and programmers/IT staff who are considering or are using the Omaha System for documentation and program management.

Presenter: Karen S Martin, RN, MSN, FAAN.

Sept. 12, 2018
The Basics of the Omaha System

  • Location: Bloomington (City of Bloomington Public Works)
  • Audience: Clinicians, managers, faculty, students, and programmers/IT staff
  • Cost: $155.00 includes lunch and 5.5 contact hours. Make checks Payable to Martin Associates, 571 N 167th Ave Circle, Omaha, NE 67116
  • Registration Deadline: September 4
  • More Information:
    Karen S Martin
    402-333-1962
    Online: The Omaha System

Introductory or refresher workshop that includes discussion and practice applying the Omaha System to case study data. This is an opportunity for clinicians, managers, faculty, students, and programmers/IT staff who are considering or are using the Omaha System for documentation and program management.

Presenter: Karen S Martin, RN, MSN, FAAN.

Sept. 17-20, 2018
Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST)

  • Location: St. Cloud
  • Audience: Entry-level prevention professionals; see description for more
  • Cost: $250 – includes SAPST manual and breakfast, lunch and snacks each training day; Not included: evening meals, hotel, transportation, or fees associated with applying for and submitting the CPP certificate
  • More Information: SAPST September 2018

The Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) is a foundational course of study. It is grounded in current research and designed to provide up-to-date, evidence-based information to the prevention field. The SAPST is a 40-hour training (including a pre-training, online session). SAPST is meant for entry-level prevention professionals and those working in related fields such as public health, education, law enforcement, youth work, faith communities, and healthcare. This course is also applicable to members of coalitions working to improve community health.

SAPST provides knowledge and skills to implement effective, data-driven prevention programs, practices, and policies that reduce health disparities and improve wellness, and a certificate for 31 hours of participation eligible for the Certified Prevention Professional credential.

Sept. 20, Sept. 21, Oct. 2, Oct. 10, Oct. 30, 2018
School Indoor Air Quality Trainings

Public schools must have health and safety programs that comply with health, safety, and environmental regulations and best practices, including indoor air quality (IAQ) management. One best practice is that public schools have an IAQ Coordinator. This training will discuss the state’s best practices for school IAQ management.

Dates St. Cloud: September 20, 2018 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Duluth: September 21, 2018 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Marshall: October 2, 2018 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Roseville: October 10, 2018 8:30 am – 12:00 pm Webinar: October 30, 2018 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

For more information and to register visit the MDH Indoor Air Unit website.

Sept. 21, 2018
Ethics in Prevention Training

  • Location: St. Cloud
  • Audience: Those having completed SAPST or current staff/volunteers in substance abuse prevention
  • Cost: $100 Includes training materials, breakfast, lunch, and refreshments
  • More Information: Ethics Training September 2018

Appropriate for anyone working in the field of substance abuse prevention, this interactive, case-based course invites participants to explore the six principles of the Prevention Code of Ethics. A four-step decision-making process, designed to help practitioners navigate the ethical dilemmas they face, will also be discussed and applied. This 8 hour course meets the ethics training requirement for prevention professional certification.

Oct. 9-11, 2018
Leading Intentionally: A Change Matrix Retreat for Equity and Change

  • Location: Boulder, CO
  • Audience: Anyone interested in continuing (or beginning) their journey of reflection, observation, courage and growth as it pertains to leadership and addressing issues of equity and disparities to promote change.
  • Cost: $750 + taxes/fees (early bird); $850 + taxes/fees (after August 1)
  • Registration Deadline: September 14
  • More Information: Leading Intentionally: A CM Retreat for Equity and Change

Over three days, October 9-11, 2018, in Boulder, CO participants will: 1) reflect on who they are as cultural beings and leaders; 2) learn about leadership, historically and culturally, in order to be intentional about their practice; 3) become more intentional leaders in multi-cultural settings; and 4) experience and build skills as leaders in the midst of discomfort and change.

Registration: Early bird registration is open now. Full registration fees apply 8/1/2018. Last day for registration is 09/14/2018. Learn more and register at this Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leading-intentionally-a-cm-retreat-for-equity-and-change-tickets-46421524028

Questions? For logistics questions, please contact Jennifer Ratliff at 702-498-0056 or jratliff@changematrix.org. For training questions, please contact Suganya Sockalingam at 702-219-7379 or ssockalingam@changematrix.org.

Oct. 15, 2018
Leading the Way: Partnering Education and Practice for the Emerging Public Health Nursing Workforce

  • Location: Minneapolis
  • Audience: Public Health managers, staff preceptors, educational faculty, school nurses, parish nurses
  • Cost: Early bird rate: $100
  • Registration Deadline: September 7
  • More Information: Henry Street Consortium

Welcome to the Henry Street Consortium conference of 2018! The Consortium is proud to invite you to Leading the Way: Partnering Education and Practice for the Emerging Public Health Nursing Workforce that will take place on October 15, 2018 in Minneapolis. This exciting and challenging conference is intended to be a forum, discussion and networking place for public health managers, staff preceptors and educational leaders. For further information and to register: www.henrystreetconsortium.org. We look forward to seeing you!

Nov. 1-2, 2018
2018 Got Your Shots? Immunization Conference

  • Location: Minneapolis
  • Audience: Local public health, nurses, medical assistants, physicians, pharmacists, community vaccinators, anyone who works with immunizations
  • More Information: Got Your Shots? Immunization Conference

Please join us Nov. 1-2, 2018, at the Earle Brown Heritage Center in Minneapolis, MN for the 2018 Got Your Shots? Immunization Conference. This year’s theme is Close the gap: Improving immunization coverage rates through best practices. We have a great lineup of speakers to help give you the tools and resources you need to address immunization coverage gaps, be prepared for outbreaks, and implement best practices in your organization. The early bird registration deadline is Sept. 21. Make your hotel reservations by Oct. 1 to be guaranteed the conference rate. Registration, agenda, exhibitor, and lodging information can be found at Got Your Shots? Immunization Conference.

 

 

About the Mailbag

What is the Mailbag? The Community Health Services Mailbag and Calendar—or "the Mailbag" as it is commonly called—is a weekly email bulletin of information submitted by and for local public health in Minnesota. It provides a coordinated, non-duplicative source of information for local public health professionals, including announcements, events, tools, resources, and jobs. MDH no longer posts Mailbag submissions online; it exists solely as an email list. This free service is designed with the following Minnesota audiences in mind:

  • SCHSAC members
  • CHS administrators
  • Public health directors
  • local public health staff
  • MDH staff
  • Friends of local public health in Minnesota

Who can submit information to the Mailbag? Anyone can submit information for inclusion using the online Mailbag Submission Form. Please note: We reserve the right to edit your submissions for length and content. We also reserve the right to exclude submissions.

Who receives Mailbag emails? A summary of the week's CHS Mailbag and Calendar postings is emailed weekly to people who subscribe via GovDelivery. This list currently has over 3,700 subscribers.

Why has the Mailbag changed? You may have noticed that the submission form for the Mailbag looks different, or that you now see posts via the weekly GovDelivery message. Based on user feedback and changing technology, MDH has moved to the current system to better meet customers' needs. If you have questions, please contact us at health.mailbag@state.mn.us.