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Budgeting Overview

desk with computer, cell phone, filesThis training provides an overview of nonprofit and governmental budgeting. It provides definitions of budgets, describes the differences between nonprofit, governmental, and private sector budgets, and describes the components of a budget.

**Instructions to access the course will be provided after you register.**

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

  • define organizational budgets;
  • describe principles of budgeting; and
  • differentiate between nonprofit, governmental, and private sector budgets.

Target Audience
This course is appropriate for those with no experience with budgeting.

Instructor
Jennifer Kolker, MPH
received her MPH in public health policy and administration from the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She is a Clinical Professor of Health Management and Policy, the Director of the Center for Public Health Practice, and Drexel Director of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center, a federally funded training center for the public health workforce. Prior to joining Drexel in 2004, Kolker held various positions in the non-profit world and then the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, working first in HIV/AIDS policy and planning and later in the Office of the Health Commissioner. Kolker was also a senior policy associate with Public Works, a consulting firm that provides public policy research and analysis to government agencies and officials, non-profits, and think tanks across the country.

Length: 15 minutes

Technology Requirements
A computer with high-speed internet connection is required to view this course.

For more information about this course or for assistance with registration, contact marphtc@pitt.edu.

Creation Date
This training was created in January 2023.

Excel Pro Tips for Public Health: Budgets, Pivot Tables, and Data Analysis

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Become your office's Excel pro by watching this interactive online video series created by Rachel Peters, MPH. In this self-paced, 5-video series you will learn how to use Excel to create and understand budgets, as well as learning how to manipulate, analyze, and visualize large data sets more efficiently to get the most out of your public health projects.
**Instructions to access the recordings will be provided after you register.**
Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this on demand video series, participants will be able to:

  • understand, build, and manipulate budgets in Microsoft Excel;
  • work with and analyze large data sets in Microsoft Excel;
  • build, manipulate, and analyze Microsoft Excel Pivot Tables and Pivot Charts; and
  • visualize data results in simple, aesthetically-pleasing charts and graphs.

Target Audience
This presentation is appropriate for public health professionals seeking to augment their basic Microsoft Excel skills.
Instructor
Rachel Peters, MPH, is a CQI Project Manager at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health and a Teaching Fellow at the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University. She holds an MPH from Drexel University and is a doctoral candidate in the DrPH program in Health Policy and Social Justice.
For more information about this course or for assistance with registration, contact marphtc@pitt.edu.

Fostering a Culture of Continuous Quality Improvement


Continuous quality improvement (CQI) is essential for ensuring organizational agility and data-driven improvements in public health practice. In this recorded webinar, Dr. Dan Barnett will present requisite elements and best practices for fostering a culture of CQI in public health agencies to tackle an ever-broadening array of public health challenges.





**Instructions to access the recording will be provided after you register.**


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

  • define continuous quality improvement (CQI) and its relevance to public health agencies;
  • list three reasons why fostering a culture of CQI is necessary for public health agencies;
  • describe the nature and types of communication needed to foster a culture of CQI in public health agencies;
  • name two ‘implementation strategies’ for public health agencies’ leaders to consider for the purpose of fostering a culture of CQI in public health agencies; and
  • describe the time frame and desirable frequency of CQI ‘check-ins’ and the rationale for it, in the interest of fostering CQI in public health agencies.

Target Audience
This presentation is appropriate for public health practitioners with varying professional experiences and diverse educational backgrounds. 

Instructor
Daniel Barnett, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Health & Engineering at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he has a joint appointment in the Department of Health Policy and Management. His areas of expertise include public health emergency readiness and response; mental health aspects of public health emergency response; and organizational culture change issues facing health departments in building a ready public health workforce. The recipient of the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation Cofounders Award for Excellence in Crisis Intervention/Trauma Research and the National Association of Counties Achievement Award, Barnett earned a bachelor’s degree from Yale University, a Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a Medical Degree from Ohio State University. He regularly provides training in public health core competencies and public health preparedness. 

Technology Requirements
This recorded webinar series is presented through the Vimeo Internet-based platform. A computer with high-speed internet connection and the ability to download and run this platform is required. 

Creation Date
This training was recorded April 1, 2021. 

For more information about this course or for assistance with registration, contact marphtc@pitt.edu.


If you require an accommodation to participate in this training, contact marphtc@pitt.edu.

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Grant Writing Basics: Perspectives from Grant Makers and Grant Writers

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Successful grant writers understand the importance of keeping grant makers’ viewpoints in mind in their proposals. They organize their staff for grant writing efficiency and seek outside collaborators to strengthen their proposed programs. Books and classes teach the mechanics of grant writing, but they can't provide all the knowledge needed to be successful. These interviews provide real world perspectives of government and private funders and successful grant writers.
**Instructions to access the interviews will be provided after you register.**
The interviews
The first two interviews present perspectives on grant processes from funders of health-related grants. Mary Phan Gruber of the Jefferson Regional Foundation provides insight on the grant programs of local foundations. Dr. Robert McKenna of the Health Resources and Services Administration speaks on seeking funds from federal government funders. Learn about pre-application requirements, proposal evaluation process, how you can make your proposal clear and readable, and grant maker preferences for communicating with applicants and grant awardees.
In the third interview, Dr. Karen Hacker and Hannah Hardy of the Allegheny County Health Department discuss how they organize the grant writing process and collaborate with partners to provide programs to improve health in the county.
Interviewees
Mary Phan Gruber, MSW, Executive Director, Jefferson Regional Foundation

Karen Hacker, MD, MPH, Director; and Hannah Hardy, MPA, Chronic Disease Prevention Program Manager, Allegheny County Health Department

Robert McKenna, PhD, MS, MCHES,
Senior Public Health Advisor, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Regional Operations - Region III
For more information about this course or for assistance with registration, contact marphtc@pitt.edu.

Grant Writing Basics: Prepare to Be Funded

This recorded webinar provides an overview of all phases of the grant writing cycle, including getting your organization ready to seek funding, identifying and assessing funding opportunities, writing the proposal, and following up on the decision of the grant making organization.








Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this recorded webinar, participants will be able to:

  • identify at least two (2) sources of funding;
  • describe the seven (7) key components of a proposal; and
  • list the steps to prepare for proposal submission 

**Instructions to access the course will be provided after you register.** 

Target Audience
This presentation is appropriate for anyone who is interested in grant funding 

Instructor

Elizabeth Van Nostrand, JD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration and Policy at Temple College of Public Health.

Technology Requirements
This recorded webinar is presented on Vimeo Internet-based platform. A computer with high-speed internet connection and the ability to download and run this platform is required.
Creation Date

This training was recorded 1/12/21.
For more information about this course or for assistance with registration, contact marphtc@pitt.edu.
If you require an accommodation to participate in this training, contact marphtc@pitt.edu.



Managing Multiple Priorities and Projects

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

  • use the Eisenhower Matrix to prioritize tasks;
  • explain the relationship between the scope and constraints of a project;
  • put a time log into action;
  • describe a process for managing meetings effectively;
  • develop a tickler system;
  • describe effective delegation techniques; an
  • list three essential planning tools.

**Instructions to access the course will be provided after you register.**

Target Audience
This presentation is appropriate for public health practitioners with varying professional experiences and diverse educational backgrounds.

Instructor
Daniel Barnett, MD, MPH
is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he has a joint appointment in the Department of Health Policy and Management. Barnett's long-standing practice-based and research experiences in public health have included a strong applied emphasis on quality improvement for public health agencies and their stakeholders in the face of evolving challenges to population health.

Level

This course is appropriate for those with no, basic, or intermediate levels of experience with project management.

Length:
1 hour

Technology Requirements

A computer with high-speed internet connection is required.

Continuing Education Credits
Continuing education credits are not offered for this course.

Creation Date
This course was created in December 2019.

For more information about this course, contact Dan Barnett at dbarnet4@jhu.edu. For assistance with registration, contact marphtc@pitt.edu.


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Project Management for Public Health Professionals

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This asynchronous course presents key principles of project management and explores the strengths of multiple project management tools. The session will help participants understand the value of project management tools in project implementation and match tools to projects based on the tasks each project requires and the profiles of team members assigned to a project.








**Instructions to access the course will be provided after you register.**
 

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

Target Audience
This presentation is appropriate for managers in governmental public health agencies, including current mid-level managers, newly appointed managers, and emerging managers.

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Education credit for certified public health professionals (CPH-CE, 1 hour) is available.

Instructor
Daniel Barnett, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where he has joint appointments in the Department of Health Policy and Management and the Department of Health, Behavior, and Society. He regularly provides training in public health core competencies and public health preparedness. Barnett's long-standing practice-based and research experiences in public health have included a strong applied emphasis on programmatic management for public health agencies and their stakeholders in the face of evolving challenges to population health. 

Technology Requirements
A computer with high-speed internet connection is required to view this course. 

For more information about this course or for assistance with registration, contact marphtc@pitt.edu.

If you requre an accommodation to participate in this training, contact marphtc@pitt.edu. 

Creation Date
This course was created in October 2021.

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Using Quality Improvement Tools to Tackle Process Challenges


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Continuous quality improvement (CQI) is a management process that consists of continuous, systematic actions that lead to measurable improvement in services and outcomes. The process encourages practitioners to start with the questions, How are we doing? and How can we do it better? The goal is to create an ongoing cycle of collecting data and using it to make decisions that gradually improve program operations.

This course introduces key concepts and methods an agency can use to design an effective approach to CQI implementation. Participants will learn how to use proven tools like the swim lane mapping, SWOT-PESTLE analysis, and fishbone diagramming. They will also learn how to apply the Plan-Do-Study-Act Cycle to enhance agency-wide efficiency and effectiveness in operations. 

**Information to access the course will be provided after registration.**
Learning Objectives

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

  • describe three characteristics of a CQI plan;
  • utilize two methods for monitoring and analyzing performance measures;
  • apply the Plan-Do-Study-Act Cycle for program improvement; and
  • create a problem statement that aligns with best practices for quality improvement.
Instructor
Daniel Barnett, MD, MPH,
is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Health AND Engineering at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he has a joint appointment in the Department of Health Policy and Management. Barnett's long-standing practice-based and research experiences in public health have included a strong applied emphasis on quality improvement for public health agencies and their stakeholders in the face of evolving challenges to population health.

Target Audience
This course is appropriate for individuals who are interested in improving the performance, efficiency, and effectiveness of their agency.

Level
This course is appropriate for those with no or basic levels of experience with continuous quality improvement.

Technology Requirements

A computer with high-speed internet connection is required to view this course.

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Education credit for certified public health professionals (CPH-CE, 1 hour) is available.

Creation Date

This course was created in September 2020.

For more information about this course or assistance with registration, contact marphtc@pitt.edu.