Summer Program

Registration Now Open for the 2022 Summer Program in Population Health

The 23rd Annual Summer Program in Population Health will prepare public health practitioners and other professionals with the tools and best practices needed to address new challenges in keeping our communities healthy. Through courses taught by national experts, the Summer Program educates and trains practitioners, researchers and students in population health methods and builds their capacity to address emerging health priorities. The program is intended to appeal to a broad range of professionals who are interested in understanding and improving the health of communities.

This year’s Program will be delivered in-person at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center from Tuesday, June 21 – Friday, June 24. Virtual opportunities will be available Monday, June 27 – Friday, July 1.

Who should attend?

Professionals working in public health, health care, local and state government, community health, health data analytics and academia.

2022 Summer Program Courses:

Scroll below for a list of this year’s course offerings that includes a brief course description and a link to learn more about the course and to register today

1st Session Courses:

(Schedule: Tuesday, June 21 & Wednesday, June 22 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm both days)

Environmental & Public Health Law Workshop
Instructor: Joseph Durham
CE Credit Hours: 13
Brief Course Description: This course presents a comprehensive overview of Ohio’s environmental laws through instruction and hands-on training. The two-day training will target enforcement and prosecution of environmental offenses (administrative, civil and criminal) at the local level. The course is designed for Environmental Health Specialists (formerly registered sanitarians), health, zoning, safety, and code officials, utility (road and sewer) managers, law enforcement, law directors, county prosecuting attorneys, assistant prosecuting attorneys and other attorneys.

R Basics for Public Health Practice

Instructors: Scott Linder, PhD & Anna Seffernick

CE Credit Hours: 13

Brief Course Description: This course provides an introduction to the statistical software package R and its application to managing and analyzing data arising in the context of public health studies. Students will learn to perform basic operations in R including sorting, data wrangling using dplyr, and data visualization through construction of various plots.  By the end of the course, participants will be able to write an R program that includes “if-else” and “for loop” commands and which implements R functions related to data visualization and analysis, and they’ll then be able to produce documents with RStudio.

Part I. Collective Responsibility at the Intersection of Race, Social Justice and Public Health
Instructor: Marilyn L Sampilo, PhD, MPH
CE Credit Hours: 13
Brief Course Description: This course will provide participants with a structural analysis of public health and will help participants apply key social justice concepts to engage in efforts to promote antiracism and equity in public health.

SAS for Data Analysis in Public Health

Instructor: James Odei, PhD

CE Credit Hours: 13
Brief Course Description: This course is an introduction to SAS (SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, USA), a statistical software package and its use in data management and analysis. We will cover topics frequently used in public health applications. The aim of this course is to teach participants how to write basic SAS programs to import data, export data, create data sets within SAS, clean data, prepare data sets for analysis and apply statistical, as well as graphical, procedures.

 

2nd Session Courses:

(Thursday, June 23 & Friday, June 24 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm)

Geospatial and Spatio-temporal Analysis

Instructor: James Odei, PhD

CE Credit Hours: 13
Brief Course Description: This course introduces some theory and practical application of statistical methods in spatial analysis. Statistical fundamentals will be introduced to help familiarize participants with descriptive and inferential methods in spatial statistics. Geostatistical fundamentals will also be covered to introduce methods (e.g., kriging) for modelling spatial and spatio-temporal phenomena. The course will provide working knowledge of some theory and practice in spatial statistics and Geostatistics and will serve as a primer to more advanced courses in spatial statistics and machine learning. This course is geared toward individuals with little or no knowledge of the R software (R Core Team, 2021) – no previous programming skills will be assumed.

Part II. Cultural and Structural Competency for Healthcare Professionals

Instructor: Marilyn L Sampilo, PhD, MPH
CE Credit Hours: 13

Course Requirement: Must attend Part I. Collective Responsibility at the Intersection of Race, Social Justice and Public Health during First Session or have completed during 2021 Summer Program.
Brief Course Description: Advancing health equity means ensuring fair and just opportunities for all to attain optimal health. A critical component of advancing health equity is the promotion of cultural and structural competency. The proposed course will provide an overview of cultural and structural competency and their application to public health efforts. The course will focus on the application of cultural and structural competency in strategic planning, training and professional development, and program development.

Epidemiology of Suicide & Suicidal Behavior

Instructor: Jeff Bridge, PhD

CE Credit Hours: 13
Brief Course Description: Participants in this course will learn about the epidemiology of suicide and suicidal behavior across the lifespan. Topics will include surveillance, use of national databases to inform policy and practice, psychological risk factors, neurocognitive vulnerability, and state-of-the-art community approaches to reduce suicide.

Intermediate R for Public Health Practice

Instructors: Scott Linder, PhD & Anna Seffernick

CE Credit Hours: 13
Brief Course Description: This course provides a more in-depth exploration of R’s power by examining a number of case studies in analyzing, visualizing and modeling data arising in the context of public health studies. Applying the fundamental skills described in the “R Basics” course, participants will learn to use R for the purpose of statistical modeling and inference, and along the way will improve their understanding of how to produce useful graphical displays.

 

Virtual Sessions

(Monday, June 27th – Friday, July 1st, times vary)

Measuring Patient Preferences

Dates/Times: More information coming soon!

Instructors: John F P Bridges, PhD & Norah L Crossnohere, PhD

CE Credit Hours: TBA
Brief Course Description: This course will provide participants with a practical understanding of a variety of methods for measuring PPI. These include discrete-choice experiments (DCE), best-worst scaling (BWS), threshold techniques, and direct elicitation. Case studies will be used to illustrate how patient preference methods can inform medical decision making in diverse contexts and at the individual and population level.

Adult Mental Health First Aid

Dates/Times: Monday, June 27 & Tuesday, June 28 from 9 am – 3 pm both days

*2-hour online self-paced introduction course required to complete prior to attending virtual instructor session

Instructor: Colleen Hendon, MPH, CHES

CE Credit Hours: 7.5
Brief Course Description: Mental Health First Aid teaches laypersons how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. This training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Dates/Times: Wednesday, June 29 & Thursday, June 30 from 9 am – 2:30 pm both days

*2-hour online self-paced introduction course required to complete prior to attending virtual instructor session

Instructor: Colleen Hendon, MPH, CHES

CE Credit Hours: 6.5
Brief Course Description: This training teaches laypersons how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders in youth. This 6.5-hour training gives adults who work with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to children and adolescents (ages 6-18) who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

Registration Information:

Register between April 14 and May 13 to take advantage of our early-bird rate! 

Course Registration Fees:

  • April 14 – May 13: $350 per course; $100 for students
  • May 14 – June 3: $600 per course; $200 for students

Virtual Adult & Youth Mental Health First Aid training Fees:

  • April 14 – May 2: $50; $25 for students
  • May 3 – June 1: $100; $50 for students

Upon registration, participants will receive access to their course in the Center for Public Health Practice’s Learning Management System, ScarletCanvas. Instructor contact information and course materials will be available there as well.

Student Discount: Students eligible for the discount include full and part-time undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students from any college or university.

Please email Colleen at Hendon.12@osu.edu for more information on how to receive the student discount.

Payment via Purchase Order: For those wishing to pay via purchase order, please contact Colleen at Hendon.12@osu.edu.

Hotel Accommodations:

More information coming soon!

Continuing Education & Contact Information:

Continuing education credits will be available for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES/MCHES), Environmental Health Specialists and those Certified in Public Health.

Contact Colleen at Hendon.12@osu.edu with questions about registration, continuing education contact hours and accommodation requests.

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