Governmental agencies and organizations have been faced with increasing demand to measure the effectiveness in improving research and/or public health practice activities. Effectiveness can be measured by the products (outputs) of program activities and subsequent outcomes, such as benefits or changes at an individual or population level. Outputs are the immediate products or direct result of program activities. Examples include publications, reports, conference proceedings, presentations/posters, investigator career development, databases, tools, methods, guidelines, recommendations, education and training materials.
NIOSH actively partners with the states in surveillance and epidemiology to develop goals, jointly conduct and/or coordinate programmatic activity, share surveillance data and research statistics, and communicate national and regional major accomplishments and impact. In cooperation with state programs, NIOSH co-publishes numerous surveillance and epidemiology articles related to OSH exposures and illnesses in order to highlight work being done by the recipients. NIOSH makes these and other state outputs publicly available through the State-based Occupational Health Surveillance Clearinghouse. NIOSH also collaborates with the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) to increase state-based surveillance capacity in the US. With NIOSH support, CSTE develops and maintains Occupational Health Indicator methods and data; develops guidance, success stories, and communication strategies; integrates surveillance into broader public health practice; coordinates and plans meetings, workshops, and webinars for state surveillance practitioners; and promotes collaboration between and across state and federal government.
Participate actively in relevant CDC/NIOSH- and recipient-convened meetings or conference calls of grantees to share experiences and best practices on topics such as emerging trends, hazards, and data challenges and solutions, given your additional experience in OSH surveillance.
The purpose of the Communication and Translation Plan is to identify intended audiences and stakeholders for dissemination of surveillance findings and tailor communication products to those groups. Findings that might be communicated could be the following: public health impact an economic burden of work-related illnesses and mortality, how and why surveillance data informs policy/legislation, advance and inform best practices in surveillance and epidemiology, contribution to workplace solutions, or total worker health protection and promotion, such as interaction of occupational and personal risk factors for worker health and safety.
The varied nature of state surveillance programs, activities, and projects can involve research and non-research activities. Applicants will use the PHS 398 Research Plan Form to provide information on proposed programs, activities, and projects. Applicants are directed to be clear about research and public health practice activities in the descriptions they provide. Applicants may demonstrate commitment by allocating sufficient staff to the proposed work.
All information systems, electronic or hard copy which contain Federal data need to be protected from unauthorized access. This also applies to information associated with NIOSH grants and contracts. Congress and the OMB have instituted laws, policies and directives that govern the creation and implementation of federal information security practices that pertain specifically to grants and contracts. The current regulations are pursuant to the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA), 44 U.S.C. 3541 et seq. The applicability of FISMA to NIOSH recipient applies only when recipients collect, store, process, transmit or use information on behalf of HHS or any of its component organizations. In all other cases, FISMA is not applicable to recipients of grants, including cooperative agreements. The recipient retains the original data and intellectual property, and is responsible for the security of this data, subject to all applicable laws protecting security, privacy, and research. When information collected by a recipient is provided to HHS, responsibility for the protection of the HHS copy of the information is transferred to HHS and it becomes the agency's responsibility to protect that information and any derivative copies as required by FISMA.
1913. Unless otherwise specified in this chapter, a registered dental hygienist may perform any procedure or provide any service within the scope of their practice in any setting under the appropriate level of supervision required by this article, if the registered dental hygienist has completed the appropriate education and training required to perform the procedure or provide the service.
2570.19. (a) There is hereby created a California Board of Occupational Therapy, hereafter referred to as the board. The board shall enforce and administer this chapter.(b) The members of the board shall consist of the following:(1) Three occupational therapists who shall have practiced occupational therapy for five years.(2) One occupational therapy assistant who shall have assisted in the practice of occupational therapy for five years.(3) Three public members who shall not be licentiates of the board,of any other board under this division, or of any board referred to in Section 1000 or 3600.(c) The Governor shall appoint the three occupational therapists and one occupational therapy assistant to be members of the board. The Governor, the Senate Committee on Rules, and the Speaker of the Assembly shall each appoint a public member. Not more than one member of the board shall be appointed from the full-time faculty of any university, college, or other educational institution.(d) All members shall be residents of California at the time of their appointment. The occupational therapist and occupational therapy assistant members shall have been engaged in rendering occupational therapy services to the public, teaching, or research in occupational therapy for at least five years preceding theirappointments.(e) The public members may not be or have ever been occupational therapists or occupational therapy assistants or in training to become occupational therapists or occupational therapy assistants. The public members may not be related to, or have a household member who is, an occupational therapist or an occupational therapy assistant, and may not have had, within two years of the appointment, a substantial financial interest in a person regulated by the board.(f) The Governor shall appoint two board members for a term of one year, two board members for a term of two years, and one board member for a term of three years. Appointments made thereafter shall be for four-year terms, but no person shall be appointed to serve more than two consecutiveterms. Terms shall begin on the first day of the calendar year and end on the last day of the calendar year or until successors are appointed, except for the first appointed members who shall serve through the last calendar day of the year in which they are appointed, beforecommencing the terms prescribed by this section. Vacancies shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired term. The board shall annually elect one of its members as president.(g) The board shall meet and hold at least one regular meeting annually in the Cities of Sacramento, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. The board may convene from time to time until its business is concluded. Special meetings of the board may be held at any time and place designated by the board.(h) Notice of each meeting of the board shall be given in accordance with the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act (Article 9 (commencing with Section 11120) of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code).(i) Members ofthe board shall receive no compensation for their services, but shall be entitled to reasonable travel and otherexpenses incurred in the execution of their powers and duties in accordance with Section 103.(j) The appointing power shall have the power to remove any member of the board from office for neglect of any duty imposed by state law, for incompetency, or for unprofessional or dishonorable conduct.(k) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2023, and as of that date is repealed.(l) Notwithstanding any other law, the repeal of this section renders the board subject to review by the appropriate policy committees of the Legislature.
2607.5. (a) The board may employ an executive officer exempt from the provisions of the State Civil Service Act (Part 2 (commencing with Section 18500) of Division 5 of Title 2 of the Government Code) and may also employ investigators, legal counsel, physical therapist consultants, and other assistance as it may deem necessary to carry out this chapter. The board may fix the compensation to be paid for services and may incur other expenses as it may deem necessary. Investigators employed by the board shall be provided special training in investigating physical therapy practice activities.(b) The Attorney General shall act as legal counsel for the board for any judicial andadministrative proceedings and their services shall be a charge against it.(c) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2023, and as of that date is repealed.
In this article, we discuss lessons learned through working toward inclusivity within the complex system of education. The systems level focus is intentional. Although progress has been made in curricular, instructional, and assessment practices, these practices must occur within a system that supports their implementation and sustainability for all students.
We want inclusivity to be a value practiced in our culture, but unfortunately this is not the norm in the United States. The creation of inclusive school communities is hard because it is counter-cultural; we are trying to create a new culture that is counter to what exists in the broader community and one in which we lack experience. The hope? More people acknowledge this challenge today, which may increase their willingness to work together to support a sense of belonging, active participation, and learning for each student who walks or wheels in the front door. 2b1af7f3a8