On-Demand Modules and Courses

CHAMPS understands that CHC personnel often have a multitude of responsibilities that make attending live events difficult. To help overcome this barrier, CHAMPS has developed on-demand trainings for asynchronous viewing. All events have been developed in partnership with the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center (RMPHTC). All trainings below are free unless otherwise noted. Some events may offer Continuing Medical Education (CME) Credits.

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2024 IMMUNIZATION UPDATE

This annual presentation is intended to update health center staff on the latest recommended immunization schedules and the most recent Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) immunization recommendations, including COVID-19. The target audience includes clinical leadership, clinicians, and clinical support staff at health centers in Region VIII (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY) including physicians, PAs, NPs, nurses, MAs, and other interested healthcare professionals. This training will be available at no cost.

Speaker: A. Patricia Wodi, MD, Immunization Services Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases

Credit: The 2024 Immunization Update offers Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit for staff from Region VIII (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY) health centers and public health departments. Each person who wishes to receive a CME credit certificate must complete the module evaluation, provide contact information, and accurately answer the CME credit questions.

The AAFP has reviewed 2024 Immunization Update and deemed it acceptable for up to 1.00 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 02/26/2024 to 02/25/2025. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Module: A recording of this presentation will be available soon.

View the presentation handouts here.

Please contact the CHAMPS Clinical Quality Improvement Director with any questions.

FAMILY PLANNING REFRESHER COURSE

This on-demand module will provide family medicine providers with an opportunity to refresh their family planning knowledge. Topics include how to take a sexual health history, contraceptive methods and the effectiveness, risks and benefits associated with each, patient-centered contraceptive counseling techniques with special attention given to specific populations, and finally non-directive pregnancy options counseling. The target audience includes staff at health centers and public health departments in Region VIII (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY) including physicians, PAs, NPs, nurses, and other interested healthcare professionals. This training is available at no cost.

Speaker: Jane Lose, APN, CNM, provider at STRIDE Community Health Center, and APN Medical Director for the State of Colorado’s Family Planning Program

Credit: The CHAMPS/RMPHTC 2023 Family Planning Refresher Course offers Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit for staff from Region VIII (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY) health centers and public health departments. Each person who wishes to receive a CME credit certificate must complete the module evaluation, provide contact information, and accurately answer the CME credit questions.

The AAFP has reviewed the 2023 Family Planning Refresher Course and deemed it acceptable for up to 2.00 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed Credits. Term of Approval is from 06/19/2023 to 06/18/2024. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Module: View the presentation here. Please note that you will be taken to the RMPHTC website to register for the course.

Length: 89 minutes
View the presentation handouts here.

Please contact the CHAMPS Clinical Quality Improvement Director with any questions.

WORKING ON WELLNESS (WOW) MODULES

The Working on Wellness On-Demand Learning Modules are designed to promote resiliency and wellness in Region VIII Health Centers. These modules are appropriate for clinical and non-clinical staff alike and are do not award any Continuing Education (CE) credit. All WOW trainings are available at no cost.

If you have any questions, please contact the CHAMPS Clinical Quality Improvement Director.

One Hour of Happiness: The Psychology of Happiness

Dr. John Sommers-Flanagan, professor of counseling at the University of Montana, distills the content of his very popular semester-long course, The Psychology of Happiness, into one hour of just the essentials. More information about Dr. John Sommers-Flanagan can be found here.

Watch this module on the CHAMPS Youtube Channel here.
View the presentation slides here.
Length: 63 minutes

Related Resources
John Sommers-Flanagan Resource Blog
Montana Happiness Project

The Science and Art of Meditation

Dr. Jay Moreland details the benefits of mindfulness and personal meditation practice while walking through several examples of meditation practice. Find a quiet place to view this video to allow yourself the opportunity to participate. You may find you want to view this video over and over again. More information about Dr. Jay Moreland can be found here.

Watch this module on the CHAMPS Youtube Channel here.
View the presentation slides here.
Length: 53 minutes

Related Resources
Dr. Jay’s Peaceful Meditation (available in both English and Spanish)

Burnout and Well-Being: Regenerating Your Balance

Dr. Abbie Beacham, Director of Behavioral Science at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, defines burnout and its impact on individuals, organizations, and systems. Then Dr. Beacham introduces the PERMAH module of well-being to help individuals, teams, and organizations identify the areas most in need of change so they can begin to build lasting balance. More information about Dr. Abbie Beacham can be found here.

Watch this module on the CHAMPS Youtube Channel here.
View the presentation slides here.
Length: 54 minutes

Related Resources
PERMAH Model
Project Well-Being

The Inner Critic: Friend, Foe, or Neither?

Dr. Christine Runyan addresses an often overlooked truth: healthcare professionals do not lack resilience. The rigorous training paradigm ensures they have the ability to “bounce back in the face of adversity.” However, needing to be resilient in the face of chronic stress, coupled with a common mindset of perfectionism, allows the voice of self-criticism to flourish. Many clinicians achieve excellence, in part, by repeatedly bowing at the altar of self-criticism and demanding more and better for themselves. This behavior is rewarded throughout training. Once training ends, however, this well-oiled mechanism is extremely hard to turn off simply because the evaluations, feedback, and grading has stopped. The cognitive and behavioral habit loops have been formed and a pernicious negative internalized voice persists. The seeming paradox between imposter syndrome on one hand, and perfectionism or even ego on the other hand, are actually manifestations from the same source. This presentation will focus on learning how to recognize and meet the inner critic for sustained well-being in clinical practice. More information about Dr. Christine Runyan can be found here.

Watch this module on the CHAMPS Youtube Channel here.
View the presentation slides here.
Length: 48 minutes

Related Resources
Finance for Physicians Article: It’s OK to Not Be OK
Frankly Speaking Podcast Episode: Surviving Burnout: Caring for Ourselves
Tend Health Resources for Individuals

Leveraging Neuroscience and Mindfulness to Maintain Well-Being in the Pandemic (and Beyond)

Dr. Christine Runyan begins this session with the premise that humans do not like uncertainty. The pandemic ignited uncertainty on a multitude of levels, for all of us. In the face of this uncertainty and fear, the very predictable stress response has been chronically activated and unmitigated for humans across the globe. It is this physiological activation that is likely at the root of the burgeoning mental health crisis, increased rates of substance misuse, poor health behaviors, interpersonal violence, and stress-related medical conditions. While the stress response is most often characterized by fight, flight, and freeze phenomena; rarely do we consider individual variability based on prior experiences.  Equally important, we have not been able to collectively leverage the ‘tend-and-befriend’ response that is physiologically intrinsic to humans. This presentation will address both of these concepts, drawing upon neuroscience and mindfulness to understand current levels of distress as well as potent applications of these concepts to enhance well-being. More information about Dr. Christine Runyan can be found here.

Watch this module on the CHAMPS Youtube Channel here.
View the presentation slides here.
Length: 58 minutes

Related Resources
CNN News: Here’s How You Can Combat COVID Brain Fog
On Being Article: What’s Happening in our Nervous Systems
Tend Health Courses
Tend Health Resources for Organizations