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Grant Title: University of Florida Pediatric Pulmonary Center Interdisciplinary Leadership Training Program

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Meet the trainees and fellows of the University of Florida Pediatric Pulmonary Center MCH Training program. Their enthusiasm for training, clinical care and community involvement is truly inspiring. Watch video below.

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Project Director(s):

Mary H. Wagner, MD
University of Florida
Box 100296
Gainesville, FL  32610-0296
Phone: (352) 273-8380
FAX: (352) 392-4450
Email: wagneam@peds.ufl.edu

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Problem:

There is a need for leaders in interdiscplinary culturally-competent, community-based, family-centered care of children with chronic respiratory conditions.

Goals and Objectives:

Goal 1: Provide and evaluate high quality leadership training to > 9 long-term trainees, 1 fellow, 50 medium-term trainees annually. Objective 1: Provide and evaluate interdisciplinary leadership training that leads to proficiency in MCHB Leadership Competencies 3.0. Objective 2: Recruit and retain interdisciplinary long, medium and short term trainees from diverse backgrounds who demonstrate high leadership potential. Objective 3: Develop and evaluate Family Traineeship and train two family partners. Goal 2: Develop, implement and evaluate a model Distance Leadership Training Program in the interdisciplinary, culturally competent, family-centered care of children with chronic respiratory conditions. Objective 1: Establish and evaluate a pilot distance traineeship with two trainees per year in the North Central Florida and Pasco County WIC Programs in Years 1-2. Objective 2: Expand/evaluate this traineeship to 2 additional interdisciplinary trainees/yr in Years 3-5. Objective 3: Provide TA on distance traineeship to other MCHB training programs in Years 3-5. Goal 3: Ensure a workforce possessing the knowledge and skills to meet unique MCH needs by providing and evaluating at least 150 interdisciplinary CE programs annually based on MCHB Competencies 3.0. Objective 1: Provide and evaluate CE as described in Goal 3 to local agencies, organizations and healthcare providers. Objective 2: Provide and evaluate on-site and distance CE as described in Goal 3 to state and regional agencies, organizations and healthcare providers. Objective 3: Provide and evaluate on-site and distance continuing education as described in Goal 3 to national agencies, organizations and healthcare providers. Goal 4: Partner with and provide at least 75 technical assistance (TA) sessions to Title V and other MCH agencies to improve systems of care for children with chronic respiratory conditions. Objective 1: Partner with and provide TA sessions to local Title V/MCH agencies to improve systems of care for children with chronic respiratory conditions. Objective 2: Partner with and provide TA sessions to local Title V/MCH agencies to improve systems of care for children with chronic respiratory conditions. Objective 3: Partner with and provide TA sessions to Title V/MCH agencies as described in 4.1 nationally. Goal 5: Develop and evaluate a web-based network through which trainees and faculty will sustain MCHB relationships, values, and skills throughout their careers. Objective 1: Facilitate and evaluate faculty learning and maintenance of skills with evolving Web 2.0 technologies. Objective 2: Facilitate the development of a national PPC trainee network using Web 2.0 technologies. Objective 3: Expand the national PPC trainee network to faculty and trainees at other MCHB training programs.

Methodology:

The UF PPC provides leadership training in the interdisciplinary, culturally competent, family centered, community based care of children with chronic respiratory conditions and their families. Training is provided to long, medium and short term trainees. Training activities include clinical training, core curriculum, participation in faculty leadership activities, self directed learning activities, community based activities and development of a leadership portfolio. MCHB competencies (3.0) are integrated into all activities. Particular emphasis is placed on cultural competence training and recruitment of faculty and trainees from diverse populations. The UF PPC also provides continuing education and technical assistance to practicing professionals of various disciplines throughout the state, region and nation. New this grant cycle are a family traineeship (analagous to the traineeships of other disciplines, affirming that family members are core partners on the team); a distance traineeship which allows working individuals to participate from their home site by doing many of the public health activities online; and activities to increase networking and collaboration among MCHB trainees and faculty, especially using distance technology.

Coordination:

The primary collaborators include: the Florida DOH and DOE; Children's Medical Services (State program for CSHCN); The Florida Asthma Management and Control Program; WIC; Medicaid; other MCHB training programs; the Florida Association of Community Health Centers; CFF; ALA;Institute for Child Health Policy; AMCHP; AHECs; USF, UF and UIC Colleges of Public Health; ALA; ADA; Association of Asthma Educators; American Academy of Sleep Medicine; Institute for Family Centered Care; NCCC.

Evaluation:

In addition to performance measures, evaluation of the UF PPC includes, but is not limited to, the following: The training program is evaluated by comparison of pre-post items on the MCHB Skills Self Assessment; trainees' evaluations of the PPC traineeship; Leadership activities of former trainees; Number and evaluation of collaborative activities with other MCHB training programs. CE and TA are evaluated by number, evaluation and increased geographic range of these activities.

Experience to Date:

The UF PPC continues to provide high quality interdisciplinary leadership training, continuing education and technical assistance. During the past year, we trained 12 long term , 62 medium term and 13short term trainees, 35 % of whom were from underrepresented backgrounds. The UF PPC provided 39 continuing education sessions to 2699 participants and 75 technical assistance sessions to 1429 recipients. Of note this past year, the UF PPC completed its first distance traineeship with a nutrition trainee. We recruited and are training the first family trainee, using a distance format. The first "Making Lifelong Connections: Leadership, Networking and Career Development for Trainees and Former Trainees" was held in April 2011 with very positive feedback. This meeting will be held again in 2012 at the request of MCHB Leadership. UF PPC faculty continue to provide national and regional leadership in such activities as the MCHB Training Program Strategic Plan, the CF Foundation Vitamin D Evidence-Based Guidelines, and the Florida Department of Health Asthma Coalition as well as numerous other collaborative and community activities.

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