DPH Operations Collaborative FY20

  • Scutchfield, F (PI)

Grants and Contracts Details


University of Kentucky shall ensure the following: Project 1: Assessment of Legal Requirements Governing Kentucky Public Health Operations & Activities 1. Research legal requirements governing Kentucky Public Health Operations & Activities. 2. Crosswalk legal requirements with regulations and administrative reference information. 3. Create a draft document which illustrates the source of requirements governing Kentucky Public Health Operations & Activities by state and local public health staff to understand the points at which change in the requirements governing public health operations and activities can be made (legislative action, KDPH, local control etc). Anticipated completion date May 2019; Budget $12,725 Project 2: Kentucky Public Health Collaborative Workforce Development Assessment and Reporting – KDPH, Kentucky Local Health Departments (LHDs) and UKCPH 1. Work with KDPH Task Force on the Future of Kentucky’s Public Health to review current methods of assessing the educational and developmental needs of Kentucky’s public health workforce employed by state and local health departments (i.e. survey tools, survey distribution – organized launch statewide or per LHD or KDPH schedule). 2. Adapt and pilot, as necessary, a workforce development tool for state and local health departments. 3. Analyze workforce development needs in aggregate for the state, for KDPH employees and for local health department employees. 4. Provide technical assistance to KDPH for the development/provision of training opportunities to meet a designated need identified by the workforce development tool. Anticipated completion date June 2019; Budget $17,700 Project 3: Use of Assessment, Decision, Adaptation, Production and Tropical Experts – Integration, Training and Testing (ADAPT-ITT) model to create a State Health Assessment/State Health Improvement Plan (SHA/SHIP) building on LHD County Health Assessment/County Health Improvement Plans (CHA/ CHIPs) 1. Update the 2015 aggregate report of the use of Mobilizing for Action Through Planning and Partnership (MAPP) as a community-engagement model for completing CHA/CHIP at the local health department level. 2. Assess the representation of community partners, gaps in community partner representation at the local level in community health improvement planning. 3. Complete a minimum of two focus groups to discuss barriers and facilitators to the methods used in the past to develop and implement a SHA/SHIP. 4. From focus group feedback produce a draft plan to adapt the MAPP process for SHA/SHIP use. 5 Test and solicit expert feedback on changes and pilot the adapted MAPP process for state use. Anticipated completion date August 2019; Budget $19,300 Project 4: Increasing Kentucky LHD efficiencies by Maximizing Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing 1. Assess resources available through the Center For Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing and establish contact with the center for technical assistance. 2. Survey Kentucky Local Health Departments to assess the level of cross-jurisdictional sharing currently operational in all type currently recognized by the Center for Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing: a. As-needed assistance b. Service-related arrangements c. Shared programs or functions d. Regionalization or Consolidation 3. Provide technical assistance to KDPH to identify opportunities to begin cross-jurisdictional sharing arrangements and/or improve a current arrangement. Technical assistance will include education of LHD directors, staff and board members on the types of cross-jurisdictional sharing available and working closely with financial expertise to identify cost savings of specific arrangements. Anticipated completion date October 2019; Budget $19,300 Project 5: Ascertain the knowledge, attitudes and practices of physicians regarding governmental public health programs 1.Establish resources that provide information regarding public health for physicians and other providers. 2. Prepare on-line Continuing Medical Education (CME) granting course for the Department for Public Health’s website on governmental public health for physicians who are new or considering appointment to the local board of health. 3 2. Develop and assist with administering a public health program for presentation, to be delivered at the Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) annual meeting to be held September 20th – 22nd, 2019, regarding the physician’s role in governmental public health. 4 3. Prepare for each KMA newsletter a status report from the Kentucky Department of Public Health Commissioner. 4. Work with UK’s CECentral to create a continuing education website to provide educational content to those physicians currently or likely to serve on local boards of health in Kentucky and assure that those materials provide coninueing education (CE) credits for Maintenance of Certifications (MOCs) and similar needs. 5.Conduct an educational needs assessment of Kentucky physicians on local boards of health, categorize and report findings. 6.Complete an inventory of CE materials that are appropriate for meeting the need of current or potential physician members of local boards of health. 7. Identify any new CE products that are priorities and which do not have materials currently available for CME. 8. Develop and identify mechanisms to encourage physician participation on local boards of health. Anticipated completion date June 2019; Budget $10,000 Expansion Anticipated Completion Date: May 31, 2020 Budget: $30,000 Project 6: The University of Kentucky, College of Public Health, will sub-contract with UK’s CECentral to develop and host the following related to Public Health Boards of Health CE Training: 1: Introduction and role of healthcare profession on medical boards and intersection with public health. 2: Responsibilities for healthcare professionals in impacting public health initiatives (programs/ activities) 3: Public Health 101 (what is public health, current issues/ initiatives, process of accreditation, surveillance, community health assessment, etc.) 4. CECentral will provide accreditation of educational content including assistance with educational design according to accreditation standards, compliance documentation and outcomes assessment; facilitation of grant proposal and submission process; meeting management services for live, accredited CE events; facilitation of print and/or web-based marketing materials to be disseminated in the mail or online via e-blast to the member listserv; audio/visual (A/V) production, post-production, online posting of web-based materials and custom web development. Anticipated Completion Date: June 30, 2020
Effective start/end date2/1/196/30/20


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