Consortium of Eastern Ohio Master of Public Health Exit Presentation Maria Kwesiga Class of 2007 May 15, 2009 Presentation Outline P esentation O tline Introduction Capstone Project Core Courses Elective C El ti Courses Questions Introduction Int od ction Syracuse University B.A. in Biology and Public Policy with Health Emphasis Cleveland State University Graduate Assistant Mildmay Center Public Health Interests: lh lh l d International health, eliminating disparities, HIV/AIDS Bridging the Gap: HIV Outreach in Cleveland Maria Kwesiga Cleveland State University MPH Candidate, May 2009 P ecepto s Preceptors Tews- Laureen Tews-Harbert, MPH Director of the AIDS Funding Collaborative Anetzberger Ph.D., ACSW, Georgia Anetzberger, Ph D ACSW LISW Assistant Professor in the Health Care Administration Program Introduction Int od ction Goal of Project To increase coordination and collaboration among HIV outreach agencies to ensure these efforts are streamlined, coordinated well- and well-distributed in the community while reaching those at highest risk Fi di C ll b i AIDS Finding Collaborative Participating Pa ticipating Agencies Cleveland HIV Outreach Providing g Agencies AGAPE AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland Care Alliance Center s Cleveland Treatment Center’s Project Safe The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland HUMADAOP Participating Pa ticipating Agencies Cleveland HIV Outreach Providing g Agencies The Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender y Community Center of Greater Cleveland Northern Ohio Recovery Association ce of eace Outreach and e e a ce Prince o Peace Out eac a d Deliverance Ministries y Proyecto Luz St. Paul’s Community Outreach Methods Questionnaire Developed after several planning meetings Tews- with Laureen Tews-Harbert of the AFC Piloted with Prince of Peace Outreach Ministries Methods Questionnaire cont. Open ended questions Services Provided (and Volume) Target Population Staff Members Staff Training/Training Needs Funding Where are Services Provided Partnerships Collaboration Issues Methods Interviews Conducted with a representative chosen due to their heavy involvement in the HIV outreach activities Lasting between 45 and 90 minutes Questions emailed three to five days prior to interviews Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping To identify “gaps” and overlaps in service Group meeting Results Res lts Services provided (Creation of HIV Outreach Services Manuel) ) Target population Staff members Staff training/Training needs Funding p Partnerships Where Services are Provided? Results Res lts Collaboration issues Funding Territorialism Seem to have lost main goa See a e ost a goal Other groups seen as threats, not partners p y Non profit mentality Lack of cooperation from executive directors Results Res lts Collaboration Issues No consistent training among organizations Not enough communication between groups Formation of new agencies increases competitiveness Some agencies are not clearly defined must identify their type of outreach and their goals Results Res lts Suggestions for Collaboration MORE FUNDING Make interagency collaboration a grant requirement A central location for information sharing Cleveland Department of Public Health Results Res lts Periodic, field specific network meetings to , share outreach ideas, learn from each other and share resources All groups are connected through the Regional Advisory Group, but do not feel this as a appropriate forum Discussion Disc ssion Nine of ten agencies would like increased collaboration Must understand why this currently does not happen Specific collaboration standards should be written into grants Make collaboration and coordination a funding requirement Discussion Disc ssion Suggestions Implementation of a “hub” or central information sharing system 6-8 outreach worker meetings per year Establishment of a cross agency Listserv Centralized training HIV Outreach Service Manuel to be used as a training tool These efforts would have to be voluntary and do g p p not guarantee participation Limitations Answers received may not have genuinely g demonstrated the feelings and ideas Possibility of inadequate or missing data received Interviews held during work hours; many respondents breezed through answers Interviewees may not have been well versed in all aspects of the questionnaire Concl sion Conclusion I hope this project continues! Coursework Core classes Public P blic Health Concepts Fall 2007 C. William Keck, MD, MPH and Amy Lee, MD, MPH, MBA Concepts Letter Assignment H.R. 1590: Safe Climate Act of 2007 Concepts Proposal Statewide comprehensive sexual education curriculum Group Project Pandemic Influenza Gained- Competencies Gained- Health Policy and Management, Leadership, Professionalism Biostatistics Fall 2007 G. Chang, PhD G Andy Chang PhD, MS Biostatical Analysis Men W St ti ti l A l i f M vs. Women: A Statistical Analysis of Calories Consumed at Starbucks Competencies Gained- Bi t ti ti C t G i d i Gained- Biostatistics, Professionalism Epidemiology Epidemiolog Spring 2008 V. Sergeev MD, PhD, Alexander V Sergeev, MD PhD MPH Epidemiological Analysis Paper E id i l i l Poster Presentation Epidemiological P t P t ti HIV/AIDS Gained- Competencies Gained- Epidemiology, Professionalism Beha io al Social Behavioral Sciences Spring 2008 B Basta PhD, Tania B. Basta, PhD MPH Project Inform: Sexual Health for the 21st Century Teen and Their Parents Gained- Competencies Gained-Social and Behavioral S i Di it d C lt B h i l Sciences, Diversity and Culture, Professionalism, Systems Thinking Environmental Health Sciences in Public Health Fall 2008 , y , Alan Jacobs, PhD & DuWayne Porter, MPH, RS, Refrain and Sustain? The environmental problems in an urbanizing world Gained- Competencies Gained- Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Diversity and Culture and Professionalism Health Services Administration in Public Health Fall 2008 Pappas- g , pp , Maria Pappas-Rogich, DrPH, RN Group Core Management Function Project Leadership Assessment Paper Gained- Competencies Gained-Health Policy and Management, Management Social and Behavioral Sciences, Leadership, Program Planning, y g Professionalism and Systems Thinking Grant Writing fo P blic G ant W iting for Public Health Spring 2009 y y, Carolyn Lafferty, PhD Grant Proposal g Get Real: Launching Comprehensive Sexuality in East Cleveland City Schools Gained- Competencies Gained- Epidemiology, Social and Behavioral S i P Pl i B h i l Sciences, Program Planning, Professionalism and Systems Thinking Coursework Electives Theories in Health Education and Health Behavior Fall 2007 Jill Black, PhD, CHES My Health Philosophy Literature Review How Uganda Used HIV Prevention Techniques to Fight Its Epidemic Gained- Competencies Gained- Social and Behavioral Sciences, Leadership, Program Planning, Professionalism and Systems Thinking Health Ed ti P Pl i H lth Education Program Planning Spring 2008 Jill Black, PhD, CHES Plan a Program Project Inform: Sexual Health for the 21st Century Teen and Their Parents Gained- Competencies Gained-Health Policy and Management, Social and Behavioral Sciences, g , , Leadership, Program Planning, Professionalism and Systems Thinking Measurement and Evaluation of Health Programs Spring 2008 Patterson, Sheila Patterson PhD Survey and Analysis Attitudes Satisfaction Towards D t Attit d & S ti f ti T d Doctor Appointments Voice Thread Presentation Competencies Gained- P C t G i d Planning, i Gained- Program Pl i Professionalism and Systems Thinking Ca e O gani ation Medical Care Organization Fall 2008 g g , , , Georgia Anetzberger, Ph.D., ACSW, LISW Group Presentation Health Care Delivery System: Public Health Departments p Gained- y Competencies Gained-Health Policy and Management, Leadership, Professionalism and Systems Thinking Seminar Polic Q alit Semina Health Policy & Quality Spring 2009 Doohee Lee, PhD Health P li A l i H lth Policy Analysis Physician Shortage and the Role of International Medical Graduates Health Quality Improvement The Role of Six Sigma in Health Care Gained- Competencies Gained-Health Policy and Management, Leadership, Professionalism and Systems Thinking Ackno ledgements Acknowledgements Tews- Laureen Tews-Harbert Dr. Georgia Anetzberger Terry Lenahan Dr. Amy Lee Dr. Sheila Patterson Angela Maggot Dr. Jill Black Tammie Jones and David Merriman of CDPH AGAPE, AIDS Taskforce, Care Alliance, Project Safe, The Free Clinic, The LGBT Center, HUMADOAP, NORA, Proyecto Luz, Prince of Peace Outreach Ministries, St. P l’ C it O t Paul’s Community Outreach h Thank You! 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