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      Instruction Material and Exercises For each Class
      Class Description & Schedule
       
      Instruction Material and Exercises For each Class
      Utilizing Your PC for Public Health
      Part 1. "Using Your PC for Inter-Office Communication"
     

    For Class Exercise:

    Content for Lyme Disease Fact Sheet
    MS Word Exercises
    Outlook Exercises
    Discussion Lists
      Part 2. "Managing and Presenting Your Data"
     

    For Class Exercise:

    MS Excel Exercises
    For MS Excel Exercises - Lyme Disease Region 6 Table
    PowerPoint Exercises
    For PowerPoint Exercises - Lyme Disease Table & Graph
      Information Sleuthing: Retrieving and Manipulating Public Health Information
      Part 1. "Finding and Using Data"
     

    For Class Exercise:

    Alzheimer’s Disease Scenario
    Influenza Scenario
    Drinking Water Quality Scenario
    Data Hunt Exercise
    Information Sleuthing Worksheet
    New York Statistical Resources for Public Health
      Part 2. "Managing and Presenting Your Data"
     

    For Class Exercise:

    Preliminary Exercise
    Exercise 2: Scavenging PubMed
    Exercise 3: What else is out there? Searching PubMed
    Public Health Tree Structures – MeSH
    Top 10 Favorite MeSH Headings for Public Health
    Evidence Based Public Health
      Grant-Writing Overview
      Part 1. "Scoping it Out: Researching Grant Opportunities"
      For Class: Class Goal, Objectives, and Agenda
    Potential Funding Source Worksheet
    Exercises: Researching Federal and State Grant & Funding Opportunities
    Exercises: Researching Private Foundation Funding Opportunities
    Scoping It Out: Researching Grant Opportunities
    Foundation Directory Records
      Part 2. "Making it Happen: Basics of Grant-Writing"
     
    For Class:
    Making it Happen: The Basics of Grant Writing
    PowerPoint Presentation (with author's permission) Exercise: Goals and Objectives
    Sample Grading Sheet
    Elevator Speech Worksheet
      Bringing it Together
      "Finding, Evaluating and Organizing Information "
     
    For Class:
    Class Goal, Objectives, and Agenda
    Assessing the Quality of Internet-based Health Information
    HTML Introduction – An Express Introduction to Web Page Design
    HTML Example 1 HTML Example 2
      Descriptions & Schedule
       
      Utilizing Your PC for Public Health
       
      Part 1. "Using Your PC for Inter-Office Communication"
       Participants will be better able to use their computer to communicate inside and outside the department. Includes: MS Word basics, Outlook (email, calendar, address book, contact lists), electronic discussion groups (and how to identify pertinent groups).
      Putnam County Schedule: Friday, Sept. 16, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
      Putnam County Schedule: Thursday, Sept. 22, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
      Putnam County Schedule: Friday, Oct. 14, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
       
       Part 2. "Managing and Presenting Your Data"
       Participants will learn techniques to aggregate and manipulate data for reports and presentation. Includes use of Excel (creating tables, executing basic calculations, and generating graphs, etc.) and PowerPoint (creating effective presentations, inserting text and images, etc.). Session will focus on creating a final, polished document.
      Orange County Schedule: Friday, Sept. 23, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      Dutchess County Schedule: Thursday, Oct. 6, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      Putnam County Schedule: Friday, Oct. 14, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
       
      Information Sleuthing: Retrieving and Manipulating Public Health Information
       
      Part 1. "Finding and Using Data"
      Participants will be able to identify statistical resources, locate online data sets, assess the validity of information, retrieve data , and manipulate and store data on their computers. This session will utilize Internet Explorer and MS Excel.
      Orange County Schedule: Thursday, Oct. 20, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      Putnam County Schedule: Friday, Oct. 21, 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
      Dutchess County Schedule: Tuesday, Oct. 25, 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
      Dutchess County Schedule: Tuesday, Oct. 25, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
       
      Part 2. "Finding and Managing the Literature"
      Participants will use Internet Explorer to identify evidence-based public health resources, conduct searches of the literature, and evaluate the quality of retrieved information.
      Dutchess County Schedule: Wednesday, Oct. 26, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      Orange County Schedule: Thursday, Oct. 27, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
       
      Grant-Writing Overview
       
      Part 1. "Scoping it Out: Researching Grant Opportunities"
      Participants will be able to do a background literature review, identify grant sources, find out what's been funded, by whom and for what.
      Putnam County Schedule: See Orange County Schedule (below)
      Orange County Schedule: Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006, 9:00 AM - 12 Noon       Driving Directions
      Dutchess County Schedule: See Orange County Schedule (above)
       
      Part 2. "Making it Happen: Basics of Grant-Writing"
      Participants will take part in a day-long workshop on the basics of writing National Institute of Health (NIH) grants for Public Health Information Partners (PHIP). The objectives of this workshop are: 1) Participants will understand the sections of a federal grant application, 2) Participants will understand how to write goals and objectives, 3) Participants will get experience critically assessing each others applications. See Agenda.
      Putnam County Schedule: Thursday, February 16, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM     Driving Directions
      Orange County Schedule: See Putnam County Schedule (above); or See Dutchess County Schedule (below)
      Dutchess County Schedule: Wednesday, February 15, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM    Driving Directions
       
      Bringing it Together
       
      "Finding, Evaluating and Organizing Information "
     

    This interactive, hands-on session is designed to assist participants create a resource that potentially helps translate mandated guidelines into working local plans. The session activities focus on information relevant to pandemic influenza. Basic knowledge of Internet searching required. Session is designed for staff responsible for putting together the local health department responses. At the end of the session a basic web-ready document will be created. This session is open to all three participating counties.

      Dutchess County Schedule: Wednesday, May 3, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM       Driving Directions
       
     
    Updated 02/15/2011 H. Lougee-Heimer