Preconference Trainings

Pre-Conference Trainings

This year, AMCHP and CityMatCH will offer four two-day training options Sept. 12-13, 2016 for those wishing to build their skills in the areas of Medicaid claims analysis, data communication, spatial thinking, and evidence-based public health. In addition to the two-day trainings there is a half-day training Sept. 13.

Spots remain for the half-day training Sept. 13. The full-day trainings Sept. 12 and 13 are full.

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The training application will remain open as long as spots are available. Apply today to ensure a spot!

Half-day Training (Sept. 13) Spots Remaining

Creating Change with Style
Trainer: Grace Boda, MPP, ORSCC  Principal Partner, The Center for Vital Partnerships
We’ve heard the quote “change is inevitable; progress is optional.” Great changes are afoot in the field of public health, and not all of them come easily or result in real progress, especially when they require us to work collaboratively with people who approach novelty, uncertainty, and change differently. Join Grace Boda for an interactive half-day session to explore three styles people use when engaging with change, learn about your personal change style, and how to effectively engage the styles of others to make real progress as you make changes. The session will include both individual reflection and interactive group work for a rich, deep, hands-on exploration of how best to engage with others to create successful change in life and work. Participants will leave with customized strategies to bring their most effective and engaging leadership to any change process, big or small.

Two-day Trainings (Sept. 12 & 13) FULL

Below is a brief summary of each two-day training. A detailed description, including learning objectives and MCH leadership competencies addressed, is available through the AMCHP website.

Option 1: Medicaid Claims Analysis for MCH Epidemiologists
Trainers: Kristin Rankin and Assistant Faculty
Ideal Participants: Epidemiologists, analysts, and data professionals with SAS skills seeking to use Medicaid claims data as a data source for MCH analyses. Note, a laptop with SAS installed is required for this training

Option 2: Multiple Methods for Communicating Data
Trainers: Laura Saponara, Glynis Shea, and Jennifer Lyons
Ideal Participants: Those who work with epidemiologic data – epidemiologists, data analysts, and program staff; particularly those who want to communicate program data and effectiveness

Option 3: Spatial Thinking and Decision Making in MCH
Trainers: Michael Kramer and Ilana Raskind
Ideal Participants: Public health professionals whose work involves routine engagement with the production, analysis, interpretation, or dissemination of quantitative MCH data, and a basic familiarity with mapping and use of spatially referenced data in public health.

Option 4: Evidence-Based Public Health
Trainers: Cynthia Minkovitz, Ellen Jones, and Anjali Deshpande
Ideal Participants: Anyone interested in implementing evidence-based practices at all levels of public health. All rights reserved©