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AACN Invites Faculty and Students to Pilot Interprofessional Module on Foodborne Outbreak by SSwider on 06/12/2017 at 3:37PM. 
Message: AACN Invites Faculty and Students to Pilot Interprofessional Module on Foodborne Outbreak 
AACN is seeking faculty and nursing students at the Baccalaureate, Master's, and DNP levels to pilot a new online module, titled Navigating a Foodborne Outbreak: Preparation for Interprofessional Practice in June-July. This module will be available for universal access in August to nursing, medical, and public health students at both the baccalaureate and graduate levels. The free, hour-long module engages students in a fictional foodborne outbreak, based on a real-world 2015-2016 Salmonella Poona epidemic from cucumbers and demonstrates how interprofessional practice can support population health. 

This new module is a collaborative effort by AACN and three other national associations (Association for Prevention Teaching and Research, Association of American Medical Colleges, and Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health) that comprise the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Academic Partnership to Improve Health initiative. 

Interested faculty with contact to students this summer, please contact Allison Jacobs at

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Message: Colleagues, I wanted to express my effusive gratitude to The ACHNE Program Committee, led by Marcia Stanhope, for the excellent 2017 AI. As always, the presentations were informative and energizing, and it was great to connect with old and new colleagues. But the sessions with Diana Mason on Nurses on Boards and the Panel on Health Policy with Deborah Trautman, Lauren Inouye and Ellen Marie Whelan were terrific-and inspirational to us all to develop our leadership and policy expertise. What a coup for ACHNE to present these national thought leaders in nursing for our members. Thanks! Looking forward to ACHNE's work this year-and to seeing you all next year!
Susan Swider, PhD, RN
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Esteemed ACHNE Colleagues, 

A new thread has been posted to forum Forums, thread Outcomes Evaluation for Data Analysis by on 06/14/2017 at 3:02PM. Message: Esteemed ACHNE Colleagues, I want to thank the 2017 AI planners and all the presenters at this year's conference. I learned a lot of new things, and also revisited familiar topics in a a variety of venues. I also heard many of you talk about the need for being able to "evaluate outcomes of care". Some of you may not know the Omaha System is widely used in population-based care. It is a valid and reliable taxonomy which embeds in the EHR. Some sites without an EHR still use the Omaha System via paper and pen. A bonus, the Omaha System includes a valid and reliable instrument for measuring outcomes of care, e.g., Problem Rating Scale for Outcomes: knowledge, behavior and status. A 5-point Likert scale is used to evaluate a client/community baseline, mid-stream and at the end of a service event. To learn more, there is a plethora of articles discussing the Omaha System and it's provision of outcomes of care. Please go to the website to locate oodles of articles demonstrating outcomes; For example, here are a few articles to consider: 

1) Anderko L, Kinion E. (2001, November). Speaking with a unified voice: Recommendations for the collection of aggregated outcome data in nurse-managed centers. Policy, Politics, and Nursing Practice, 2(4), 295-303. 

2) Holt J, Zabler B, Baisch MJ. (2014 November/December). Evidence-based characteristics of nurse-managed health centers for quality and outcomes. Nursing Outlook, 62(6), 428-439.
3) Monsen KA, Fulkerson JA, Lytton AB, Taft LL, Schwichtenberg LD, Martin KS. (2010, May). Comparing maternal child health problems and outcomes across public health nursing agencies. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 14(3), 412-421.

Debra Eardley, DNP, RN, APHN-BC learn more, there is a plethora of articles discussing the Omaha System and it's provision of outcomes of care. Please go to the website to locate oodles of articles demonstrating outcomes; 


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EPA May 9 Webinar: Which Came First? The Bed or the Bug? - Bed Bugs 201

Message: Which Came First? The Bed or the Bug? - Bed Bugs 201   EPA Webinar
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 01:00 PM CDT - 02:30 PM CDT

As bed bugs hitchhike across the country, they increasingly find their way into school residence halls, childcare centers, and multi-family dwellings. In this webinar, we will touch on our history with bed bugs and explore in detail recent improvements in bed bug detection, monitoring, and control technologies. 

Our presenters will discuss the importance of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to bed bugs and the latest control strategies for a variety of sensitive environments. IPM is an approach that uses a hierarchy of practices, including education, pest exclusion, sanitation, biological controls, mechanical methods, and chemical options, to reduce unnecessary pesticide exposure while providing sustainable bed bug control.

Learn what you should and should not do when dealing with bed bugs, as well as issues you should be aware of. We'll provide you with suggestions for both interviewing pest management professionals and setting expectations for their services. Join us as we discuss this next level of IPM tactics for bed bug management in your community. 

Space is limited to the first 1,000 to attend. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to join the webinar.

More Info and Register, go to: Please Note: If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, please contact us at at least a week before the event.

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Final Report of the National Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, Integrative and Public Health.

Work on health promotion and disease prevention, for individuals, families and communities, is more important now than ever. I hope you will find our work summary, conclusions and recommendations to be useful in your work to improve the health of our nation. 
The Legacy Report has been posted on the advisory group website — the link is:

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Council on Linkages Releases Meeting Schedule for 2017

The Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice (Council on Linkages) has scheduled four meetings to be held throughout 2017. Dates and times of the meetings are as follows:

  • Tuesday, April 11th, from 1-3pm ET
  • Monday, July 17th, from 1-3pm ET
  • Monday, October 2nd, from 2-4pm ET
  • Tuesday, December 12th, from 1-3pm ET

These meetings will be held by conference call and will focus on activities related to the Academic Health Department Learning Community, the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals, and other initiatives of the Council on Linkages. All public health professionals interested in learning more about Council on Linkages initiatives are welcome to attend. Additional information, including agendas and meeting materials, will be available prior to each of these meetings. For more information, please contact Janelle Nichols at

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