CDC's Collaboration with Academia to Strengthen Public Health Workforce Capacity

PART A -- Core Curricular Enhancements Strategic Direction A2 -- Promote educational enhancements that include transdisciplinary and interprofessional population health training Project 1:
Immunization Education and Training Activity I:
Medical Assistants Resources and Training on Immunization

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(MARTi) MARTi is a website http://www.marti-us.org/ hosted and updated by the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR).

MARTi was developed to provide a collection of immunization training, education, and resource materials for medical assistants and those responsible for their training, such as office managers or supervisors.

The website provides reviewed and credible training and education programs and resources specifically developed for the education and reading level of medical assistants.

Activities will include the following:
--Manage and update the website content and resources as new vaccine recommendations and best practices become available and redesign the navigation of the website to feature resources offering continuing education (CE) credits --Create newsletters and social media announcements --Develop responsive design website to provide access through mobile devices --Assemble a committee of experts to advance use of the website and recommend improvements.

Committee will convene via conference call (3 or 4 times a year).

The committee will consist of key groups including the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) and the Professional Association of Healthcare Organization Management (PACHOM) as well as post-secondary institutions training future medical assistants.

CDC will not direct or manage any aspects of the committee.

Such involvement implicates the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) --Update display to exhibit MARTi at national conferences targeted to medical assistants - AAMA and PAHCOM - state and local meeting of medical assistant societies.

--Develop marketing template to report how materials are being used and by whom and provide ongoing utilization metrics --Expand marketing of MARTi to educators training future medical assistants Activity II:
Immunization Resources for Undergraduate Nursing (IRUN) The IRUN project seeks to improve the integration of immunization into undergraduate nursing curricula.

A committee of experts provided recommendations to develop training and education materials and resources for future nurses in BSN programs.

CDC will not direct or manage any aspects of the committee.

Such involvement implicates the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is a key partner.

The activities will include:
--Publish the IRUN Framework in a journal --Develop and distribute immunization teaching resources including :
PowerPoint decks, case studies in pdf and html formats and simulation scripts --Convene committee as needed to review materials and/or make additional recommendations Activity III:
Teaching Immunization for Medical Education (TIME) TIME is a print-based curriculum designed for use in medical schools to support immunization instruction.

The materials provide student objectives, learning objectives, key teaching points, and resources.

The case-based TIME modules provide ready-to-use instructional materials that can be integrated into existing medical curricula.

The modules include vaccine indications and contraindications, immunization schedules, and recommendations on efficient ways to increase vaccination levels.

The case-based modules were developed in the mid-1990s.

In 2016 an environmental scan was conducted to assess effective teaching methods including current and effective technologies used at US medical schools with the goal of improving the TIME modules and advancing immunization teaching of future physicians.

Recommendations from the environmental scan included transitioning the print-based case studies to e-learning modules.

In 2018, detailed recommendations to transition the print modules to e-learning modules were developed.

The transition will be a major undertaking and will span multiple project years.

The activities will include:
--Review of the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research's (APTR) capacity to host a Learning Management System --Assess APTR’s and CDC’s capacity to update and maintain the modules Project 2:
CDC's National Neurological Conditions Surveillance System Partner Engagement Meeting Project Description / Need for the Project Millions of people of all ages across the United States face the substantial and sometimes devastating consequences of neurological disorders and conditions.

Many of these conditions are hard to diagnose.

Unfortunately, there often are no simple tests to identify and diagnose them.

There is so much we do not know that would help us to prevent, diagnose, and treat many neurological conditions effectively.

In 2016, as part of the 21st Century Cures Act, Congress authorized Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to initiate development of a National Neurological Conditions Surveillance System (NNCSS).

Congress has appropriated $5 million for the NNCSS as part of the FY 2019 spending bill for the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services.

CDC looks forward to helping to develop greater understanding of neurological disorders and conditions to improve health and economic consequences for those who are affected.

One way that CDC will accomplish this is by hosting a one-day listening session meeting with key patient organizations around CDC’s National Neurological Conditions Surveillance System (NNCSS).

This type of meeting will allow CDC with valuable input and background as the participant organizations will share their insights, experiences, and efforts in the area of neurological disorders and conditions.

There is value in CDC listening to those organizations who have worked in this area and have been personally impacted by neurological conditions – and for attendees to hear strategies and experiences from their peers.

Activities The applicant must have proven and demonstrated success in handling planning and execution of successful professional meetings.

Awardee will be responsible for coordinating all meeting logistics, including, but not limited to, invitations, registration, meeting planning, meeting material development and preparation, meeting minutes, travel for meeting participants, hotel reservation procurement (one night), and all ground transportation for attendees.

The applicant will work directly with CDC to identify meeting participants.

Key Outcomes Key outcomes would include the following:
The presentation of a collaborative, comfortable environment (meeting) that allows all participants (patient advocates and relevant organizations currently working in the neurological conditions space) to share, engage, and discuss data, issues, challenges, and concerns on the topic of neurological conditions with relevant CDC leaders and scientists.

Opportunity for CDC to listen and determine how meeting participants can engage and support the three states of the NNCSS, which CDC will carry out in association with partners and stakeholders:
Demonstrations using two neurological conditions, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease, to determine how we can have the biggest impact by exploring innovative methods and complex data sources, and capturing lessons learned, to determine which approaches will help efficiently extend the NNCSS to other neurological conditions Building out the NNCSS for multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease using successful approaches from the demonstration projects, and checking methods, costs, and opportunities, as resources allow Using lessons learned to extend the NNCSS to other neurological conditions, as resources allow Contribution to the Public Health Workforce One of CDC’s strategic priorities is to strengthen public health and healthcare collaboration.

CDC appreciates that Congress has allocated funding for our agency to use CDC’s expertise in epidemiology and surveillance to shine a light on the incidence and prevalence of often neglected neurological conditions and the impact they have on the public’s health.

This meeting will be a first step for collaborating with key organizations and partners, who will be instrumental to the success of the NNCSS.

Review Criteria Applicant demonstrates expertise in the area of professional event planning and meeting coordination.

Applicant has strong and longstanding relationships and provides leadership with clinical and patient organizations in the United States.

Applicant demonstrates an understanding of the scope and outcomes of the project.

Applicant demonstrates familiarity with integration of public health and healthcare.

Other Information https://www.cdc.gov/surveillance/projects/nncss/index.html
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Agency: Department of Health and Human Services

Office: Centers for Disease Control - CSELS

Estimated Funding: $115,000


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Additional Information of Eligibility:
There are two projects in this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).

The organizations who are eligible to apply for each project are only the four organizations awarded under the initial NOFO CDC-RFA-OE17-1701 as follows: American Association of Colleges of Nursing Association of American Medical Colleges Association for Prevention Teaching and Research Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health Project 1 of this NOFO supplemental seeks to implement, promote, assess and revise immunization educational programs based on recommendations by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and will create reliable training materials and resources for health professionals.

CDC will partner to build the capacity of immunization providers by providing educational programs that offer continuing education credit to meet licensing or credentialing requirements.

Health care professionals will be able to efficiently and effectively handle, store and administer vaccines while addressing patient concerns.

To meet the goals of Project 1, the following are necessary criteria for the awardee's eligibility: National organization with interprofessional membership, specifically, physicians, nurses, public health and other allied health professionals.

At least 5 years of expertise in the design, delivery and evaluation of training, education and resource materials for health care professionals who deliver immunization services.

Demonstrated expertise in the development and evaluation of E-Learning modules, specifically immunization and vaccine-preventable diseases content implemented in medical education and residency programs.

Demonstrated expertise in audience specific website design, management, evaluation, and distribution of information through newsletters and social media, specifically immunization and vaccine-preventable disease content for medical assistants and other allied health professionals Demonstrated expertise in development of immunization curriculum framework and related teaching resources for baccalaureate level nursing students and other allied health professionals Established partnerships with American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), Professional Association of Healthcare Organization Management (PAHCOM), American Nurses Association (ANA), National League for Nursing (NLN), National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), and academic institutions including community and junior colleges and technical programs.

Project 2 of this NOFO seeks to help CDC develop a greater understanding of neurological disorders and conditions to improve health and economic consequences for those who are affected, initially by hosting a one-day listening session meeting with key patient organizations around CDC’s National Neurological Conditions Surveillance System.

To meet the goals of Project 2, the following are necessary criteria for the awardee's eligibility: Demonstrated expertise working with all the U. S. accredited medical schools, teaching hospitals, and academic medical societies Pre-existing relationships with medical schools and the academic medicine community, in addition to working knowledge of those whose curricula reflect innovative means of incorporating public health strategies Applied knowledge of clinical recommendations Demonstrated medical education and training, including how to implement public health strategies within this context

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Archive Date:
2019-04-07


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