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Efficacy of Prevenitve Services Toolkit Educational Workshops

Joel L. Nitzkin, MD, MPH, DPA, c/o JLN, MD Associates, American Association of Public Health Physicians, 4939 Chestnut Street, New Orleans, LA 70115-2941, 504 899 7893, jln@jln-md.com, Robert G. Harmon, MD, MPH, The Harmon Health Group, 8090 Eden Prarie Road, Suite # 238, Eden Prarie, MN 55344, Christopher M. Buttery, MD, MPH, Medical College of Virginia, 8606 Woodshill Court, Richmond, VA 23235, Dave Cundiff, MD, MPH, Cundiff and Associates, 3717 Goldcrest Heights St. NW, Olympia, WA 98502-4005, Jonathan Weisbuch, MD, MPH, Weisbuch and Associates, 2210 Encanto Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85007-1518, and Hugh S. Fulmer, MD, MPH, Center for Community Responsive Care, Inc., 90 Cushing Ave, Boston, MA 02125.

The Preventive Services Toolkit Workshop consists of six educational modules intended to enhance the analytic, advocacy and management skills of health professionals in both clinical and public health settings for the purpose of improving their efficacy as advocates for enhanced preventive service programming in both clinical and community settings. The six topics covered in this all-day workshop are the Evidence Base for Preventive Services, Advocacy/Planning/Evaluation, Epidemiology as a Policy Tool, Power Structure (stakeholder) Analysis, Principles of Community Oriented Primary Care (partnering with communities) and Data/Privacy. The federal grant that made these workshops possible also provided funds for post-workshop e-mail and phone follow-up and limited on-site consultation to assist in the application of workshop skills to interested agencies and communities. The curriculum is based on the real-life experience not currently well covered (to our knowledge) in MPH or other preventive medicine and public health training programs. Much of the material has been drawn from public administration, social work and community health center policy and administrative practices. The first of these workshops was given in February of 2006. This presentation at APHA will provide the first public feedback of the efficacy of the workshop materials in terms of real-life implementation and impact on preventive services. Special attention will be given to the relative value of each of the modules presented and whether current MPH and other training programs should be expanded to include the skill sets covered in the workshop.

Learning Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to

Keywords: Community Preventive Services, Clinical Prevention Services

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Any relevant financial relationships? No

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