USU: 136th Interagency Institute for Federal Health Leaders, 3-7 MAY 2021

May 3, 2021 to May 7, 2021

Program Description

The purpose of the Institute is to provide an opportunity for the seasoned, practicing federal health professional to examine some of the current issues in health care policy and management and to explore their potential impact on the federal health care system. The design of the course assumes a high level of conceptual knowledge and leadership ability on the part of the participants. Given the intelligence and sophistication of these selected executives, the faculty maximizes the learning experience by presenting materials resulting from research and experience, as well as examples and case studies from the contemporary national health policy decision-making process.

Target Audience

This activity provides continuing education for physicians, nurses, dentists and healthcare executives. A certificate of attendance is available for other attendees.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe U.S. strategies for establishing post-conflict stability in low-income countries.
  2. Identify key decisions that have shaped the direction of health policy, particularly health policy related to the Affordable Care Act.
  3. Explain how teaching hospitals and the Federal government serve as major providers of health care in the U.S.
  4. Recognize cost-sharing reforms that could bend the health care cost curve and allow for Medicare to be there for future generations.
  5. Explain why antibiotic resistance is a growing crisis in providing health care.
  6. Describe sources of stability in Congressional policy making that support success.
  7. Explain how interactions between new leadership and an empowered public may affect the population especially with regards to standard of living, population health, etc.
  8. Describe a private sector approach to providing quality health care to meet patient needs in an austere fiscal environment.
  9. Identify lessons learned from the campaign against tobacco and how they can be applied to other public health issues.
  10. Explain how multiple deployments effect service members’ and their families’ health care needs.
  11. Describe how the DHA is structured to provide a ready medical force to serve Combatant Commands.
  12. Identify current issues being addressed by the health executive leadership that effect the Federal workspace.
  13. Explain the scope and impact of private sector entities providing access and delivering health care to Federal beneficiaries.
  14. Discuss obstacles and opportunities for greater collaboration among private and public sector entities to provide health care services.
  15. Identify recent efforts aimed at building national quality measurements and reporting infrastructure to promote safe patient care.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 20.50 ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit
    DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education. ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit providers will be provided a certificate of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit providers may receive a maximum of 20.50 hours for completing this Internet Live Course activity.
  • 20.50 ACHE
    DHA J-7 CEPO is authorized to award a maximum of 20.50 hours of pre-approved American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Qualified Education credit for this program toward advancement, or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program who wish to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit must self-report their participation. To self-report, participants must log into their MyACHE account and select ACHE Qualified Education Credit.
  • 20.50 ADA
    The Defense Health Agency J-7 Continuing Education Program Office is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.
  • 20.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DHA J-7 CEPO designated this Internet Live Course activity for a maximum of 20.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 20.50 ANCC
    The DHA, J-7, CEPO is accredited by the Joint Accreditation/ Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) to provide this Continuing Nursing Education Internet Live Course for a maximum of 20.50 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 20.50 Certificate of Attendance
  • 20.50 IPCE
    This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners can receive up to 20.50 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change. In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by DHA, J-7, CEPO. DHA, J-7, CEPO is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry's Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (ARBO/COPE), the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Dental Association’s Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP), and Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) to provide continuing education for the health care team.
Course opens: 
02/10/2021
Course expires: 
05/21/2021
Event starts: 
05/03/2021 - 10:00
Event ends: 
05/07/2021 - 15:30

Interagency Institute for Federal Health Leaders Presenters

Available Credit

  • 20.50 ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit
    DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education. ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit providers will be provided a certificate of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. ACCME Non-Physician CME Credit providers may receive a maximum of 20.50 hours for completing this Internet Live Course activity.
  • 20.50 ACHE
    DHA J-7 CEPO is authorized to award a maximum of 20.50 hours of pre-approved American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Qualified Education credit for this program toward advancement, or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program who wish to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit must self-report their participation. To self-report, participants must log into their MyACHE account and select ACHE Qualified Education Credit.
  • 20.50 ADA
    The Defense Health Agency J-7 Continuing Education Program Office is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.
  • 20.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DHA J-7 CEPO designated this Internet Live Course activity for a maximum of 20.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 20.50 ANCC
    The DHA, J-7, CEPO is accredited by the Joint Accreditation/ Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) to provide this Continuing Nursing Education Internet Live Course for a maximum of 20.50 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 20.50 Certificate of Attendance
  • 20.50 IPCE
    This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners can receive up to 20.50 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change. In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by DHA, J-7, CEPO. DHA, J-7, CEPO is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry's Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (ARBO/COPE), the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Dental Association’s Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP), and Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) to provide continuing education for the health care team.
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