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Mountain and Plains Education and Research Center Retreat 2013. Lee Newman, MD MA Director, MAP ERC Professor, Colorado School of Public Health. Overview. History and overview of MAP ERC Purpose of this retreat Trends Questions for today Outcomes we hope to achieve. History.

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Mountain and plains education and research center retreat 2013

Mountain and Plains Education and Research Center Retreat2013

Lee Newman, MD MA

Director, MAP ERC

Professor, Colorado School of Public Health


Overview
Overview

  • History and overview of MAP ERC

  • Purpose of this retreat

  • Trends

  • Questions for today

  • Outcomes we hope to achieve

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History
History

  • July 2007: Start of MAP ERC for the 7-state region

    • Industrial hygiene

    • Occupational and Environmental Medicine residency

    • Occupational health psychology

    • Ergonomics

    • Health Physics

    • Continuing Education

    • Pilot Projects Program

    • Interdisciplinary Integration

    • Diversity Objectives

  • July 2010: Renewed for 5 years, through June 2015

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Selected achievements
Selected Achievements

  • Led the way for inter-university collaboration in Colorado School of Public Health

  • Engaged neighboring ERCs and Ag Centers

  • Nearly 80 Trainees in first 5 years

    • >$300K in Pilot Program Grants Awarded

    • Outreach programs catalytic for OS&H in region

    • Progress in diversity objectives

  • CE program well-launched and reaching nationally

  • National reputation for innovation, leadership and collegiality

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Changes along the way
Changes Along the Way

  • New training and program directors

    • Johnson, Witter, Stallones, Adgate, Scott, Gilkey & Tenney, Martinez

  • New Colorado School of Public Health

  • New Department Chairs and Deans

  • New curricular offerings

    • Safety management, IH/Ergo for Residents, Worksite Wellness and Health Promotion

  • New approach to Interdisciplinary education

  • New collaborative research grants

  • New philanthropic support

  • New Center for Worker Health and Environment (CWHE)

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October 2007 first retreat
October 2007, First Retreat

Theme:

  • “How to create a Center this is greater than the sum of its parts and foster interdisciplinary interaction”

    Vision:

    “To create a sustainable regional center of excellence in occupational and environmental health and safety.”

    Mission Statement:

    “To improve occupational and environmental health and safety through education, research, and community partnerships.”

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Goals 2007
Goals (2007)

  • To train future leaders

  • To implement interdisciplinary education

  • To support applied and research projects that address emerging regional needs and the NIOSH NORA.

  • To engage communities in advancing OES&H in the region.

  • To recruit and retain students, faculty, and professionals who represent the diversity of the region.

  • To identify and provide high impact and innovative continuing education in the region.

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September 2008 second retreat
September 2008, Second Retreat

  • Review of Vision, Mission and Goals

  • Future Directions/Course Adjustments

    • Diversity (leadership changes, increase participation at undergraduate level)

    • Outreach (Extend outreach to legislature, school leaders, environmental law, media)

    • CE (increase quality and number of conference, with an annual “signature” event)

    • Pilot Projects (Develop annual research day, increase funding)

    • Interdisciplinary Interaction: Reexamine and revise approach

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Purpose of this retreat
Purpose of This Retreat

  • To re-assess our goals in the context of changes in the field of OS&H and in the face of societal changes

  • In order to:

  • remain relevant to

    • Students

    • Occupational Safety and Health professionals

    • Employers, Agencies, and the Public

  • Ensure that we meet the health and safety needs of workers

  • Build on our reputation for innovation, leadership and collegiality among NIOSH ERCs

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Trends t hat will impact us
Trends That Will Impact Us

  • Economy

  • Politics

  • Education and technology

  • Research and Training support

  • Workforce needs

  • Affordable Care Act

  • Changes at NIOSH

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Trends economy
Trends: Economy

  • Economic recovery

    • Increased hiring

    • Increased OH&S needs

    • Emerging hazards

      VS.

  • Sequestration

  • Debt reduction

  • CR and anticipated reduction in federal budget deficit, impacting programs

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Trends politics
Trends: Politics

  • Congress

    • Turnover in the ‘champions’ for OS&H in Washington DC

    • Immigration reform

  • Administrative Branch

    • OMB

  • CDC

    • NIOSH

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Trends in education
Trends in Education

  • Trends in online education

    • Online and hybrid

    • The “Khan academy” model

    • Online degree programs

  • The new ways that students choose to learn

    • Web resources, social media, video content…

    • Web-based lectures

    • 24/7

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Research and training support
Research and Training Support

  • Lean times for extramural funding

  • NIOSH re-examination of extramural versus intramural programs

    • Example: agricultural health and safety research

  • Flat funding and probably further reductions in training grant support in OS&H

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Os h workforce supply and demand
OS&H Workforce Supply and Demand

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What is the future need for trained professionals
What is the Future Need for Trained Professionals? March 4, 2013

  • Occupational safety

  • Industrial hygiene

  • Occupational health nursing

  • Occupational medicine

  • Health physics

  • Ergonomics

  • Occupational epidemiology

  • Occupational health psychology

  • Occupational injury prevention

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Priorities for hiring next 5 years
Priorities for Hiring, Next 5 Years March 4, 2013

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Desirable skills in future os h professionals
Desirable Skills in Future OS&H Professionals March 4, 2013

  • Cross-training in “non-core competencies”

    • Communication, technical writing, leadership skills, worker’s compensation, environmental regulations, government regulations and compliance

  • Cross-training in other OS&H areas

  • Increased focus on bachelor’s level hiring

    • Especially in Occupational Safety

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Affordable care act
Affordable Care Act March 4, 2013

  • Electronic health records

  • Health information exchanges

  • Business support for health care benefits

  • Implications for worksite health promotion

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Trend integration of workplace health promotion health protection
Trend: Integration of Workplace Health Promotion & Health Protection

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October 2013 landmark niosh workshop in aurora colorado
October 2013: Landmark NIOSH Workshop in Aurora, Colorado Protection

NIOSH AGENDA for Training Directors from ERCs, Ag Centers and TWH Centers:

1)      Where is the OSH field going in the next 10 years?

2)      Evaluation metrics

3)      Integration of intramural and extramural programs at NIOSH

4)      OSH workforce needs – what are we doing with findings of national study and with ERCs?

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The three center colorado model
The Three-Center Colorado Model Protection

Center for Worker Health and Environment

HICAHS

MAP ERC

CWHE (Integrated Health Promotion/Health Prevention Initiatives)

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SWOT Protection

  • MAP ERC Training Directors completed SWOT February 2013

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Swot opportunities
SWOT: Opportunities Protection

  • Workplace health promotion, Total Worker Health

  • Outreach to insurance, industry, Occ med providers

  • Create less dispersed/concentrated track

  • Create alternative track for practicing docs - would require more distance learning

  • Website improvements

  • Work with other training programs for scholarly projects

  • Safety culture focus - e.g. move into agriculture (currently in construction)

  • Job market, industry demand for graduates

  • Provide HP services to generate income to the program

  • Pursue endowments

  • Partnerships with companies, govt Labs

  • New faculty hires

  • Shared interests & convergences with activities at UC Denver (e.g. worksite wellness, aging workforce)

  • Maintain high-quality student applicants and enrollment

  • New courses

  • Emerging technologies and exposures

  • Emerging approaches to practice of OHS - control banding, Bayesian decision, NIOSH operations and structure, OSHA reform

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Questions for today
Questions for Today Protection

  • Should we be training students in Safety?

    • Why?

    • If yes, How?

  • Should we be integrating health promotion with our strong focus on health protection?

    • Why?

    • If yes, How?

  • What are some examples of how we are training leaders?

  • What modes of learning should we be using? How can we be more relevant to the way people learn?

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Desirable outcomes and next steps
Desirable Outcomes and Next Steps Protection

  • This afternoon: review and revise our goals

  • Initiate a dialogue that will continue and bring us to our model for the next seven years

  • Prepare retreat minutes

  • Present retreat findings and SWOT to External Advisory Panel on April 4-5

    • TODAY identify volunteers to lead discussion of key retreat topics at the EAP meeting

  • Develop a list of potential action items at the end of today that will lead to work by smaller work groups March-August 2013

  • Reconvene in September 2013 to review, ratify, implement

  • December 2013: start writing our renewal!

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Thank you
Thank you Protection

Deborah Helitzer

LyndsayKrisher

Michelle Haan

LiliTenney

CWA Team

You

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