The Reframing Adolescent Substance Use and Its Prevention playbook is a step-by-step guide to using evidence-based framing strategies to communicate about adolescent substance use. With support from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, the FrameWorks Institute has conducted extensive multi-method research to develop and test effective strategies for communicating about these issues with the public.
Co-sponsored by the Network for Public Health Law and the National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH), the "Local Health Policy 101: Understanding Ordinances, Resolutions, and Proclamations" webinar instructed attendees about public health legal and policy innovations in small-town and medium-sized communities, as well as in the nation's largest cities, to address issues such as child poverty, tobacco control, environmental health and mental health.
ASTHO's latest podcast looks at the role telehealth plays in rural and remote areas. In this episode, Marcus Plescia discusses how to apply telehealth strategies to existing health department activities to improve health outcomes, and Susan Highley Bailey, Janice Gray, and Tara Ferguson-Gould share success stories and models for implementing telehealth programs. (A link to the full list of ASTHO podcasts is towards the bottom of this page.)
The Commonwealth Fund has released its 2018 Scorecard on State Health System Performance. The organization uses recently available data to assess every state and Washington, DC on more than 40 measures of health care access, quality, efficiency, health outcomes and disparities. Colorado ranked "better-than-average" for its region (West).
County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHRR) is a valuable tool for not just analyzing your county's health data but also learning about how those data can be used to study topics such as health equity in your community. CHRR has a wealth of webinars available to public health advocates with topics around equity, poverty, and getting the most out of your ranking information.
Independent Learning Modules are a great tool for busy professionals to familiarize themselves with various topics at their own pace. Through the Colorado School of Public Health's (CSPH) Center for Public Health Practice's Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center (RMPHTC), interested learners can view lessons about topics such as tobacco, marijuana, and oil & gas drilling, as well as other public health concerns. These free modules are an invaluable resource for underserved areas, especially those in rural counties. To see the list of independent learning modules available through RMPHTC, or to peruse their full list of online trainings and toolkits, visit their website.
NACCHO has a podcast! Listen to in-depth interviews with public health officials discussing hot topics in their field. Find the series on iTunes here.
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASHTO) has a podcast about public health that discusses topics ranging from the opioid epidemic to being a successful public health leader.
ChangeLab Solutions, an organization that creates innovative laws and policies to ensure everyday health for all people, has created a six-part webinar series called Building Healthy, Equitable Communities. The series examines how law and policy coupled with community power can catalyze new opportunities for everyone to achieve their full health potential. One webinar will be held per month (visit their website to register), and past "episodes" are posted on their website for free viewing. The series concludes in October 2018.