Overall Aspects of Managing an Agency

The University of Iowa College of Public Health's Upper Midwest Public Health
Training Center (UMPHTC), in cooperation with the Iowa Counties Public Health
Association (ICPHA), has developed a series of practiced-based educational
programs targeted toward new public health administrators and nursing
administrators. The programs are part of the Institute's continuing effort to
provide training to strengthen the skills and knowledge of the current public
health workforce

Intended Audience

Public health administrators and nurse administrators who are relatively new in their positions (3 years or less) and who seek to
enhance their skills and knowledge.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the roles and issues that occur in the management
    of a local public health agency.
  • Identify how to balance public health functions within a
    multi-focused agency.
  • Discuss the identification of training needs within an
    agency and how to address these needs.
  • Identify environmental health enforcement issues that may
    occur when contracting with local boards of health.

Pre-requisites/Learning Level

No pre-requisites

Competencies addressed

Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals
identified:

Domain 5: Community Dimensions of Practice
Skills

  • 5A2. Recognizes relationships that are affecting health in
    a community (e.g., relationships among health departments, hospitals, community
    health centers, primary care providers, schools, community-based organizations,
    and other types of organizations).
  • 5B2. Identifies relationships that are affecting health in a community (e.g.,
    relationships among health departments, hospitals, community health centers,
    primary care providers, schools, community-based organizations, and other types
    of organizations).
  • 5A3. Suggests relationships that may be needed to improve health in a
    community.
  • 5B3. Suggests relationships that may be needed to improve health in a
    community.
  • 5C3. Suggests relationships that may be needed to improve health in a
    community.
  • 5A5. Collaborates with community partners to improve health in a community
    (e.g., participates in committees, shares data and information, connects people
    to resources).
  • 5B6. Facilitates collaborations among partners to improve health in a community
    (e.g., coalition building).
  • 5C6. Establishes written agreements (e.g., memoranda-of-understanding [MOUs],
    contracts, letters of endorsement) that describe the purpose and scope of
    partnerships.
  • 5A6. Engages community members (e.g., focus groups, talking circles, formal
    meetings, key informant interviews) to improve health in a community.
  • 5A8. Uses assets and resources (e.g., Boys & Girls Clubs, public libraries,
    hospitals,  faith-based organizations, academic institutions, federal
    grants, fellowship programs) to improve health in a community.
  • 5B9. Explains the ways assets and resources (e.g., Boys & Girls Clubs,
    public libraries, hospitals, faith-based organizations, academic institutions,
    federal grants, fellowship programs) can be used to improve health in a
    community.
  • 5C9. Negotiates for use of assets and resources (e.g., Boys & Girls Clubs,
    public libraries, hospitals, faith-based organizations, academic institutions,
    federal grants, fellowship programs) to improve health in a community.

CEUs Offered

None

Cost

Free

Modality/format

Online Self-Pace

Length

1 hour

Presenter(s) and/or Content
Experts

Karen Fread RN, BSN, MBA

Technical requirements

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 
  • Flash Player 
  • Speakers

Registration requirements

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Creation and/or update

October 18, 2013