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The Big Horn Resort

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www.thebighornresort.com
1801 Majestic Lane
Billings, MT  59102
Local: (406) 839-9300
Toll free:(877)995-8999

2017 Summer Institute Course Schedule

Montana Summer Institute Schedule

Lunches will be provided on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. 
On your registration be sure to check the days you would like a lunch.

Monday, July 17 @ 8:00 until 12:00

PPE and Infection Prevention Practices Infection Control Specialists*

During this four hour course, students will receive the latest information on infection prevention measures and isolation precautions. The session is limited in lecture as students will have interactive training in hand hygiene and the proper methods in donning and doffing personal protective equipment (PPE). The course culminates with a communicable disease interactive exercise that is sure to bring it all together.

Instructors: Pam Webb, RN, MPH, CIC

Monday, July 17th @ 1:00 to Tuesday, July 18th @ 5:00

Hospital Focused Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP)*

This training will provide an understanding of COOP to include terms and benefits of COOP planning. In this course we will explain elements of a viable COOP and provide information about how a COOP event might affect you and your organization during a disaster. A COOP ensures that essential functions are performed. A COOP also ensures succession to office of key leadership which reduces/mitigates disruptions to operations and assures fiscal services continue.  If you have been struggling with your COOP, or simply do not have a plan, this is your class. You will leave with a solid foundation and quite possibly, your entire plan.

Recommended Prerequisites: IS-546 and IS-547 Courses can be found at:

Instructors: Leanne Vreeland, Senior Planner at Summit Exercises and Training, and Certified Healthcare Provider Continuity Professional (CHPCP) by the Disaster Recovery Institute International and Todd Cannan, Chief Projects Officer at Summit Exercises and Training

Public Health Disease and Outbreak Investigation*

This course is a beginner to intermediate level training for local public health communicable disease personnel.  Using varicella as a case scenario, attendees will learn how to conduct general disease surveillance, case investigations, outbreak identification and management, reporting, and will receive select disease-specific investigation guidance. Instructors will be Communicable Disease Epidemiology Staff with input from local jurisdictions.

Instructors: Dana Fejes, MPH; Stacey Anderson, MPH and Jennifer Fladager, RN

Program Evaluation and Developing Metrics*

This course will be a hands-on learning and practice session on how you can begin to build and evaluate programs using practical processes and outcome measures. The session will be based upon the Framework for Program Evaluation in Public Health developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Instructors: Meagan Brown, MPH, UW

Auditing Retail HACCP Plans

The focus of this training is an overview of some of the special processes that Environmental Health Specialists need to recognize and evaluate in retail and food service establishments. Key components and requirements of a HACCP plan for special processes, what your code requires, some of the common problems observed will be discussed. Emphasis will be on ROP and Juice HACCP at Retail. Checklists will be used to assist a district inspector with what they should require in a plan review, what to look for when doing a field inspection of a special processes that required a HACCP plan.

 Instructor: Frank O’Sullivan, NSF Consultant, retired REHS County of Santa Clara, CA

Wednesday, July 19th @ 10:00 to 3:00

Montana Public Health Leadership Summit

Montana Public Health Leadership Summit Overview

There is no fee for Wednesday-only attendees.

The Montana Public Health Leadership Summit will bring together current and future public health leaders from key public health organizations at the 2017 Montana Summer Public Health Training Institute to:

  • discuss and begin to set direction for future public health policy initiatives and system improvements,
  • engage future public health leaders in a state-level, policy- and priority-setting discussion, and
  • celebrate Montana’s success in having a high proportion of residents covered by an accredited local health department.

Thursday, July 20 @ 8:00 to Friday, July 21 @12:00

Public Health Focused Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP)*

This training will provide an understanding of COOP to include terms and benefits of COOP planning. In this course we will explain elements of a viable COOP and provide information about how a COOP event might affect you and your organization during a disaster. A COOP ensures that essential functions are performed. A COOP also ensures succession to office of key leadership which reduces/mitigates disruptions to operations and assures fiscal services continue.  If you have been struggling with your COOP, or simply do not have a plan, this is your class. You will leave with a solid foundation and quite possibly, your entire plan.

Recommended Prerequisites: IS-546 and IS-547 Courses can be found at:

Instructors: Leanne Vreeland, Senior Planner at Summit Exercises and Training, and Certified Healthcare Provider Continuity Professional (CHPCP) by the Disaster Recovery Institute International and Todd Cannan, Chief Projects Officer at Summit Exercises and Training

Strategic Planning Workshop*

Building and maintaining an actionable, relevant, and impactful strategic plan is an essential part of effective leadership and is within the reach of every agency. This hands-on workshop guides each attendee through the strategic plan creation and update process that is fast, fun, and effective. Each attendee will walk away with a draft or updated plan along with a keen awareness of how their own personality influences their planning goals, approach, satisfaction, and resistance (and what to do about it!). 

Instructor: Bill Branson, Certified Professional Business Coach, Performance Consultant and founder of Strategic Business Architects, Inc.

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*These activities have been awarded contact hours by Montana Nurses Association.  Montana Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Funding for this conference was made possible by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.