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Rubin Emerge: Job Readiness Bootcamp:

Rubin “Emerge” is a comprehensive digital platform trusted by K-12 and college educators nationwide. The program is a blend of ebooks, self-paced assignments, videos and quizzes that give students age-appropriate instruction on how to write, speak and lead with confidence. In this course, students learn communication, employability, and leadership skills.

Topics:

  1. Employability Skills: email and phone etiquette, writing resumes and networking emails, interviews, and other life skills
  2. Business Promotion: sales strategies, website content, business modeling, fundraising, and public relations
  3. Leadership: interoffice emails, public speaking, writing to clients and managers, and report writing

Intro to Public Health Surveillance:

Public health surveillance is “the ongoing, systematic collection, analysis, and interpretation of health-related data essential to planning, implementation, and evaluation of public health practice.” — Field Epidemiology

These materials provide an overview of public health surveillance systems and methods.

Topics:

  1. Uses of public health surveillance system
  2. Active and passive surveillance
  3. Sources of public health surveillance data


Intro to Public Health Prevention & Effectiveness:

“Prevention effectiveness is the systematic assessment of the impact of public health policies, programs, and practices on health outcomes by determining their effectiveness, safety, and costs.” — Prevention Effectiveness: A Guide to Decision Analysis and Economic Evaluation

Prevention effectiveness (PE) uses decision analyses and modeling techniques to provide information for decisions about allocating resources and formulating policy in public health.

These materials provide an overview of public health economic studies and evaluation methods.

Topics:

  1. Definition of prevention effectiveness
  2. Key components of prevention effectiveness studies
  3. Basic economic evaluation methods
  4. Sources of prevention effectiveness data


Intro to Public Health:

Public health is “the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private communities, and individuals.” — CEA Winslow

Topics:

  1. Key public health terms
  2. Historical developments from four public health perspectives
  3. Determinants of health and their effects on population health


Intro to Epidemiology:

Epidemiology is the “study of distribution and determinants of health-related states among specified populations and the application of that study to the control of health problems.” — A Dictionary of Epidemiology 

Topics:

  1. Key concepts and terms
  2. Calculating rates
  3. Approach and methodology
  4. Data sources and study design


Intro to Public Health Laboratories:

Public health laboratories focus on diseases and the health status of population groups. They perform limited diagnostic testing, reference testing, and disease surveillance. They also provide emergency response support, perform applied research, and provide training for laboratory personnel.

Topics:

  1. Role and core functions of public health laboratories
  2. Public health laboratory system infrastructures
  3. Sample collection and submission procedures


Intro to Public Health Informatics:

“Public health informatics is the systematic application of information, computer science, and technology to public health practice, research, and learning.” — Public Health Informatics: Improving and Transforming Public Health in the Information Age

Topics:

  1. Definition of informatics
  2. Key components of public health informatics
  3. Role of the informatician in public health practice
  4. Difference between public health informatics and information technology


Essentials of Telehealth:

The Essentials of Telehealth (AH00001) is an introductory course to Telehealth providing an overview of telehealth, legal issues, telehealth etiquette and efficacy in healthcare. 

This course is fully online and self-paced. Learners may start the course at any time and move through the course material at any speed they choose. Upon completing this course, learners will earn continuing education credit which may be applied to their current healthcare licensure requirements.  The materials in this course correspond to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Telehealth Competencies established in 2020 and provide .25 CEU’s.

Topics:

  1. State the definition, basic history, and background of telehealth
  2. Consider legal and regulatory issues when providing telehealth
  3. Understand basic telehealth delivery methods
  4. Understand basic etiquette and ethical considerations when conducting telehealth
  5. Demonstrate basic skills telehealth skills necessary to provide telehealth services


Intro to Public Health:

Public health is “the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private communities, and individuals.” — CEA Winslow

Topics:

  1. Key public health terms
  2. Historical developments from four public health perspectives
  3. Determinants of health and their effects on population health


Intro to Epidemiology:

Epidemiology is the “study of distribution and determinants of health-related states among specified populations and the application of that study to the control of health problems.” — A Dictionary of Epidemiology 

Topics:

  1. Key concepts and terms
  2. Calculating rates
  3. Approach and methodology
  4. Data sources and study design


Intro to Public Health Surveillance:

Public health surveillance is “the ongoing, systematic collection, analysis, and interpretation of health-related data essential to planning, implementation, and evaluation of public health practice.” — Field Epidemiology

These materials provide an overview of public health surveillance systems and methods.

Topics:

  1. Uses of public health surveillance system
  2. Active and passive surveillance
  3. Sources of public health surveillance data


Intro to Public Health Laboratories:

Public health laboratories focus on diseases and the health status of population groups. They perform limited diagnostic testing, reference testing, and disease surveillance. They also provide emergency response support, perform applied research, and provide training for laboratory personnel.

Topics:

  1. Role and core functions of public health laboratories
  2. Public health laboratory system infrastructures
  3. Sample collection and submission procedures


Intro to Public Health Prevention & Effectiveness:

Prevention effectiveness is the systematic assessment of the impact of public health policies, programs, and practices on health outcomes by determining their effectiveness, safety, and costs.” — Prevention Effectiveness: A Guide to Decision Analysis and Economic Evaluation

Prevention effectiveness (PE) uses decision analyses and modeling techniques to provide information for decisions about allocating resources and formulating policy in public health.

These materials provide an overview of public health economic studies and evaluation methods.

Topics:

  1. Definition of prevention effectiveness
  2. Key components of prevention effectiveness studies
  3. Basic economic evaluation methods
  4. Sources of prevention effectiveness data


Intro to Public Health Informatics:
“Public health informatics is the systematic application of information, computer science, and technology to public health practice, research, and learning.” — Public Health Informatics: Improving and Transforming Public Health in the Information Age

Topics:

  1. Definition of informatics
  2. Key components of public health informatics
  3. Role of the informatician in public health practice
  4. Difference between public health informatics and information technology


Non-Pharmacological Interventions: for Individuals Living with Dementia:

Welcome to our training on Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Individuals Living with Dementia. 

About the Training

We hope this training will help you in your work with residents. This 90-minute program is broken up into four modules with several short (3-7 minutes) lessons in each. We did this so that you can fit in a lesson whenever you have a few minutes, or you can watch as much as you want in one sitting. 

This training was funded by The Virginia Center on Aging Geriatric Training and Education Initiative.  

Course Goals

Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Individuals Living with Dementia is an asynchronous online course providing a detailed exploration into Dementia, Dementia Care, Music & Memory and TimeSlips. This course is fully online and self-paced. Learners may start the course at any time and move through the course material at any speed they choose. Upon completing this course. 

Topics:

  1. Let’s Learn About Dementia
  2. Non-Pharmacologic Interventions
  3. Dementia Care and Patient Centered-Care
  4. Music & Memory
  5. What is TimeSlips?

Need Help? Have Questions?

Support is just an email away. Please contact Dr. Emily Ihara (eihara@gmu.edu) for any questions you have about this training.



Suicide Awareness and Prevention for Older Adults:

Welcome to our training on suicide awareness and prevention for older adults. 

About the Training

We hope this training will help you in your work with residents. This 90-minute program is broken up into four modules with several short (3-7 minutes) lessons in each. We did this so that you can fit in a lesson whenever you have a few minutes, or you can watch as much as you want in one sitting. 

This training was funded by The Virginia Center on Aging Geriatric Training and Education Initiative.  

Course Goals

Our main objective is to provide you with the ability to recognize signs of suicide and provide you with some tips for how to approach the topic with residents. You will learn about emerging issues of suicide in the older adult population, risk factors, and warning signs associated with suicidal behavior, and tools for you to assess and prevent suicidal behavior at your facility.

This course discusses topics related to suicide among older adults such as awareness, symptoms, prevention, and proper response. 

Topics:

  1. Introduction
  2. Learning about Suicide
  3. Risk Factors
  4. Warning Signs
  5. How to Respond

Need Help? Have Questions?

Support is just an email away. Please contact Dr. Emily Ihara (eihara@gmu.edu) for any questions you have about this training.



Music & Memory:

Welcome to our training about the Music & Memory program!

About the Training

We hope this training will help your work with residents. This 30-minute program is broken up into four modules with several short (3-7 minutes) segments in each.  We did this so that you can fit in a segment whenever you have a few minutes, or you can watch it all in one sitting.

Course Goals

You will learn about the behaviors associated with dementia, person-centered care, the Music & Memory program, and how you can implement and sustain Music & Memory at your facility. Our main objective is to provide you with information on how a personalized music activity may change the behaviors of your residents with dementia so that your work is easier! We hope you will enjoy learning about a person-centered, non-pharmacological music intervention.

Topics:

  1. Dementia Overview
  2. Person-Centered Care
  3. Using Music & Memory with Residents
  4. Maintaining Music & Memory Program

Need Help? Have Questions?

Support is just an email away. Please contact Dr. Emily Ihara (eihara@gmu.edu) for any questions you have about this training.



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