Article to be published by Region 6 team in the February Issue of
The Public Health Learning Network (PHLN)
is a resource for lifelong learning in public health practice and population health improvement. Elevate discusses issues of concern throughout the national network, and shares information about training, approaches, and resources.
The February issue includes
Transgender health equity is a pressing issue, and public health is paying attention. Can stories and training help?
Texas Health Institute
's team working on transgender education including John Oeffinger, Lou Weaver, Justine Price, Danielle M. Skidmore, Yoonhwi Cho. Lou, Justine, and Danielle provide three voices with stories, insights, and recommendations about being transgender and gender-affirming transitioning within health systems. Their stories illustrate some of the difficulties trans people have navigating the world. It's also not just adults. Trans youth and children, as well as their parents and families, face numerous obstacles in their daily lives. Trans people need a community that cares-a community that accepts them for who they are. A little respect can go a long way in reducing psychological distress. Public health practitioners can take the first steps towards a trans culturally competent workforce by being supportive and respectful.
Strategic National Stockpile Program & Closed Point of Dispensing course launched.
Course Title: The Strategic National Stockpile Program & Closed Point of Dispensing
Course Description: The Strategic National Stockpile Program & Closed Point of Dispensing course introduces specific topics and outlines criteria related to the operations of a closed point of dispensing (POD). This course was originally developed for the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) for individuals who are interested in or may be working in a closed POD facility. The course is separated into two modules. Module 1 provides an overview of the Strategic National Stockpile program and describes the purpose and setup of PODs, including closed PODs. Module 2 reviews potential agents that would warrant the opening of a closed POD, the proper algorithms for treatment of these agents, and demonstrates the closed POD dispensing model for the MSDH. This information provided in these modules is designed to help learners identify gaps and planning needs in their organization's preparedness planning.
- Describe the main components of the Strategic National Stockpile program
- Describe the role of the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) in a POD
- Describe how closed PODs fit into preparedness planning
- Identify the general structure and operations of a closed POD
- Identify gaps in your organization's preparedness planning
- Differentiate between Anthrax, Plague, and Tularemia
- Compare and contrast MSDH standing orders for antibiotic post exposure prophylaxis to Anthrax, Plague, or Tularemia
- Navigate algorithms for antibiotic post exposure prophylaxis to Anthrax, Plague, or Tularemia
- Use patient scenarios to demonstrate the ability to navigate algorithms
Contact Hours: 2
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