Jones & Bartlett Learning Author Richard Skolnik Selected as Jury Member for the MacArthur Foundation “100 & Change” Competition

Jury Will Award $100 Million Grant to One Idea That Can “Change the World”

Richard Skolnik, MPA -- Author of Global Health 101Richard Skolnik, MPA, author of Global Health 101, was recently selected as a jury member for the “100 & Change” competition which will award a $100 million grant to a single proposal designed to help solve a critical problem affecting people, places, or the planet. The Foundation’s competition is open to organizations working in any field of endeavor anywhere. Applicants must identify both the problem they are trying to solve, as well as their proposed solution. Competitive proposals will be meaningful, verifiable, durable, and feasible.

Richard’s book, Global Health 101, now in its third edition, is a perennial favorite among instructors of global health. And Richard continues to be an important actor in Global Health: Continue reading

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A Need for More Interprofessional Education in Speech-Language/Hearing Programs

There’s no question that speech-language pathologists and audiologists collaborate with a number of counterparts when working to treat their patients. They work together in schools with teachers, parents, and administrators to create and implement treatment plans for their clients. In hospitals and private facilities, they work together with staff, physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, and many others. In fact, it’s rare when a healthcare professional works alone with a patient. Why is this? One reason is growing evidence showing that interprofessional practice (IPP) is linked to improved patient outcomes, which is a top priority of any health professional.

Since we know that interprofessional practice, especially when done well, leads to better outcomes for patients, why are we not preparing students for these inevitable and critical situations? According to an article in the November issue of the ASHA Leader, “Only 29 percent of audiologists and SLPs who report engaging in IPP in their work settings have had formal education or training on IPP.”

One reason for this lack of formal education could be due to a shortage of resources or insufficient awareness around the importance of interprofessional collaboration. Another explanation could be the assumption that this type of education should be learned on the job. Whatever the answer may be, interprofessional training must be incorporated into formal education. In fact, the World Health Organization reported in a 2010 study that “there is now sufficient evidence to indicate that interprofessional education enables effective collaborative practice which in turn optimizes health-services, strengthens health systems and improves health outcomes.”

As a result, we just published a new edition of Interprofessional Health Care Teams: Leadership and Development by noted expert on interprofessional teams, Dr. Donna Weiss, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA. This text is a how-to guide for creating effective, sustainable interprofesisonal teams in any health care setting. If you’re a faculty member looking to incorporate interprofessional education into your curriculum, or a professional looking for guidance on implementing a team in your workplace, you’ll want to check this out. The textbook is available at go.jblearning.com/Weiss2e.

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Fall 2016 Webinar Recordings Now Available

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Wednesday October 19, 2:00 pm EDT
Topic: Quality Improvement: A Guide for Integration in Nursing
Description: Join author and Nursing instructor, Anita Finkelman, MSN, RN for an informative and interactive webinar around the hot topic of Quality Improvement in Nursing.
Ended – View the Recorded Webinar

Thursday October 20, 2:00 pm EDT
Topic: Writing Success Strategies for Scholars in the Health Sciences
Description: Kathryn Jacobsen, author of Introduction to Health Research Methods, will present strategies for academic writing—from getting started to staying motivated, to seeing the project through to completion.
Ended – View the Recorded Webinar

Wednesday October 26, 1:00 pm EST
Topic: Interprofessional Health Care
Description: Donna Weiss, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, author of The Interprofessional Health Care Team, will explore the dynamics of interprofessional health care teams and the effect on patient outcomes.
Ended – View the Recorded Webinar

Thursday October 27, 1:00 pm EDT
Topic: Re-Emerging Outbreaks: Ebola, Measles, Now Zika! What’s Next?
Description: Sharon Buchbinder & Nancy Shanks, authors of the bestselling Introduction to Health Care Management, will examine re-emerging outbreaks from the perspective of health care managers and administrators.
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Thursday November 3, 2:00 pm EST
Topic: Careers in Global Health: How to Advise Your Students
Description: Richard Skolnik, author of Global Health 101, will explore factors that can contribute to your students’ successful future careers in Global Health.
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Wednesday November 9, 2:00 pm EST
Topic: Health Policy and Law: New Topics and Exercises to Enhance Learning
Description: Joel Teitelbaum and Sara Wilensky, authors of Essentials of Health Policy and Law will explore law and the social determinants of health as well as effective exercises that can engage students in learning.
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Tuesday November 15, 2:00 pm EST
Topic: Community Colleges and Health Navigator Programs
Description: Kay Perrin, author of Principles of Health Navigation, will offer a brief overview of the Health Navigator Associate Degree and Certificate programs in community colleges and explore how her new book is ideally suited to such programs.
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Thursday November 17, 2:00 pm EST
Topic: Emerging Topics in Health Communications
Description: Nancy Hicks and Christina Nicols, authors of Health Industry Communication will explore growth opportunities for the communications profession and specialty areas where students can focus their skills for career advancement.
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Thursday December 1, 2:00 pm EST
Topic: One Health: From AIDS to Zika
Description: Richard Riegelman, lead author of One Health: From AIDS to Zika, and author of Public Health 101 will discuss the new One Health initiative—what is it and why is it needed? Participants will learn about the inextricable link between animal health, ecosystem health, and human health; as well as the new CEPH accreditation requirements for “One Health”; and how to put One Health into practice.
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Wednesday December 7, 2:00 pm EST
Topic: Counseling & Interviewing in Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology
Description: Authors and experts Cari Tellis and Orlando Barone will discusses techniques and best practices for counseling and interviewing in speech-language pathology and audiology. Participants will learn about the application of the Counseling-Integration Matrix and the phases of the Solutions Cycle.
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Diversity and Online Learning

by Sharon B. Buchbinder, RN, PhD

Author Sharon Buchbinder

Diversity and inclusion are two words we are incorporating in our face to face teaching at all levels of higher education. From the early concepts of race and ethnicity, dimensions of diversity have blossomed into a myriad of identifiers—and self-identifiers. The following list of dimensions of diversity is by no means exhaustive, but is meant to be a conversation starter.

  • Culture of Origin: Race/Ethnicity/Language(s)
  • Gender: Roles/Sexual Orientation
  • Age: Decade/Generation/Generational Touchstones
  • Learning Styles: Visual/Auditory/Kinesthetic
  • Formal Education: None/Elementary/HS/College
  • Social Class: The 1%/Upper/Middle/Lower
  • Home: Own/Rent/Lease/Homeless
  • Employment Status: Employed vs Unemployed/Retired/SSDI
  • Physical: Health Status/Fitness Level/Ability/Disability
  • Family Origin: Biological/Adopted/IVF/Surrogacy Procreation
  • Marital Status: Single/Married/Unmarried, Living with a Partner/Separated/ Divorced/Widowed/Widower
  • Belief System: Spiritual/Religious/Political Party/Area 51
  • Geography: Country/State/Region/Zip Code
  • Occupation: Career/ Stage of Career/Role in Organization/Military/Civilian

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Join Us on World AIDS Day (Dec 1) for a Webinar: One Health: From AIDS to Zika

In honor of One Health Day (today, Nov 3rd) Jones & Bartlett Learning is pleased to announce a new Webinar added to the fall line up: One Health: From AIDS to Zika will be held on December 1st – World AIDS Day. Continue reading

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Yale and JBLearning Author Richard Skolnik Launch New MOOC on Coursera: Essentials of Global Health

by Richard Skolnik, MPA

Friends,

Essentials of Global Health is now on Coursera.

I am pleased to inform you that Coursera has just launched a massive open online course (MOOC) that I did for Yale, called Essentials of Global Health. You can enroll in the first session by going to:

https://www.coursera.org/learn/essentials-global-healthImage

You can also find it by searching for Essentials of Global Health on Coursera’s home page:

https://www.coursera.org/

A number of very good global health MOOCs are already online. However, we tried in a number of ways to add substantial value to these efforts.

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Re-Emerging Outbreaks: Ebola, Measles, Now Zika! What’s Next?

Join Sharon Buchbinder and Nancy Shanks in this free webinar on Thursday Oct 21 at 1 pm EDT as they examine re-emerging outbreaks from the perspective of health care managers and administrators including:

  • The rise of vaccine-preventable outbreaks and the impact of anti-vaccination claims
  • Specific outbreaks including Ebola, Measles and Zika
  • How hospitals and health care providers should prepare

This webinar was recorded and can be viewed here.

Sharon Buchbinder is Professor and Program Coordinator for the MS in Healthcare Management at Stevenson University in the Graduate and Professional School and former chair of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). She is also the author of three books from Jones & Bartlett Learning: Introduction to Health Care Management, Cases in Health Care Management, and Career Opportunities in Health Care Management.

Nancy H. Shanks, PhD, is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Health Professions, Health Care Management Program at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She has extensive experience in the health care field working first as a health services researcher and health policy analyst and later as the executive director of a grant-making, fund-raising foundation that was associated with a large multihospital system in Denver. Dr. Shanks has taught a variety of undergraduate courses in health services management, organization, research, human resources management, strategic management, and law. Dr. Shanks’ research interests have focused on health policy issues, such as providing access to health care for the uninsured.

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Undergraduate Public Health Education: What’s New and What’s Ahead

Public Health 101, Enhanced Second EditionBy Richard Riegelman, MD, MPH, PhD, Professor and Founding Dean, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University

The growth of undergraduate public health education shows no signs of slowing down. The latest Department of Education data shows over 10,000 bachelor’s degree graduates per year. This does not include the growing number of public health and global health minors or courses designed for general education or to prepare student for clinical graduate education.

Community colleges are the most recent entry into the “continuum” of public health education. The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) and the League for Innovation in the Community College (the League) produced the blueprint for community colleges in their Community Colleges and Public Health report. The League is now developing the Public Health & Health Navigation Initiative designed to help community college implement public health transfer programs and health navigation certificate and associate degree programs.

Undergraduate public health is rapidly become a full partner with graduate public health education in the continuum of public health education. The annual Undergraduate Public Health Summit (scheduled for March 15, 2017) sponsored by ASPPH is now coupled with the ASPPH Public Health and Global Health Network which is engaging a wide range of undergraduate programs including those without graduate public health education. Continue reading

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Vaccinations and Health Care Managers

Author Sharon BuchbinderWith the Zika virus pushing now vaccine preventable Ebola virus off the center stage in world health, it is easy to forget old diseases and debates. Vaccinations created by man, not by natural disease processes, have historically engendered controversy. According to Link (2005, p. 38), “vaccines are counterintuitive. What sense does it make to inject a well baby with a potent, biologically active vaccine that contains elements of the very disease it is supposed to prevent?”

Join Sharon Buchbinder along with co-author Nancy Shanks for an informative Webinar on re-emerging outbreaks: Ebola, Measles, and Zika. October 27 at 1:00 pm EDT. Register at http://go.jblearning.com/Oct27.

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Fall 2016 Author Webinars Just Announced

Wednesday October 19, 2:00 pm EDT
Topic: Quality Improvement: A Guide for Integration in Nursing
Description: Join author and Nursing instructor, Anita Finkelman, MSN, RN for an informative and interactive webinar around the hot topic of Quality Improvement in Nursing.
Ended – View the Recorded Webinar

Thursday October 20, 2:00 pm EDT
Topic: Writing Success Strategies for Scholars in the Health Sciences
Description: Kathryn Jacobsen, author of Introduction to Health Research Methods, will present strategies for academic writing—from getting started to staying motivated, to seeing the project through to completion.
Ended – View the Recorded Webinar Continue reading

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