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    Washington Post Makes Health Navigators Front Page News

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Jul 20, 2015 10:24:51 AM


    Guest blogger, author, and editor of the Essential Public Health Series, Richard Riegelman MD, MPH, PhD, writes about the emerging career field known as "Health Navigator."

    On July 4, the Washington Post featured a front page article, “Navigators’ for cancer patients: A nice perk or something more?” Perhaps the Post recognized that health navigators can provide “independence day” for patients with serious disease. The article and the comments provided numerous testimonials recognizing the “godsend” that health navigators can be for cancer patients. They also indicated that health navigators are being shown to be cost-effective at least for poorer patients.

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    Topics: Health, Kay Perrin, Navigating Health Insurance, Association of Schools and Programs of Public Heal, Author, Jones and Bartlett Learning, Jones & Bartlett Learning Essential Public Hea, Jones & Bartlett Learning Health Navigation, Navigating Community and Consumer Health, Navigating the U.S Healthy System, Navigators, Principles of Health Navigation, Public Health, Public Health 101, Richard Riegelman

    National Public Health Week Is Here

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Apr 7, 2014 5:37:12 PM

    Please join us in celebrating National Public Health Week (NPHW) today through April 13. For nearly two decades, NPHW has raised awareness of the important role public health plays in keeping communities both healthy and safe. This year’s theme is “Public Health: Start Here.”

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    Topics: Brenda Kirkwood, National Public Health Week, NPHW, Public Health, Public Health 101, Richard Riegelman

    Improving Student Outcomes with Technology Learning Solutions

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Nov 19, 2012 6:17:31 PM

    Enhanced technology learning tools hold great potential for improving basic learning outcomes including mastery of course content, completion rates, and time-to-degree. A recent study by Ithaka S+R concluded that hybrid courses using computer-based instruction in concert with face-to-face instruction showed comparable learning outcomes to traditional classroom-based instruction alone.

    About the Methodology

    Ithaka S+R arranged for six different public institutions to teach the same introductory statistics course to 605 students. In each, a control group was enrolled in a traditional classroom-based course, while a test group took a hybrid course using computer-based instruction in concert with one face-to-face meeting each week. Students were selected randomly for the two different groups.

    Ithaka S+R concluded that the results of this study are “remarkable; they show comparable learning outcomes for this basic course, with a promise of cost savings and productivity gains.”


    Cost Savings and Productivity Over Time

    The Ithaka S+R study found that students in hybrid format courses spend approximately 25% less time on course work each week compared to students in traditional courses, and the same learning outcome could be achieved in less time. “Crude cost estimation models” suggest that delivering more instruction online could save between 19% and 57% of costs, with the exact number varying by the speci­fic implementation of the course format.

    Notably, the study also showed that technology learning solutions can increase student output and potential enrollment while keeping faculty numbers and space needs the same. If successful, the result will be higher productivity of teaching and learning.

    Improving Learning Outcomes with Navigate™ from Jones & Bartlett Learning

    Using enhanced technology tools to support the growing trend in online learning has the potential to increase student outcomes while improving retention.

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    Topics: improve student outcomes, hybrid course, Ithaka S+R, navigate, Navigate, Navigate Public Health 101, online course, Online Learning, Public Health, Public Health 101, technology learning solution, technology learning tools

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