Aimed at busy public health professionals, these webinars cover hot topics in public health as well as practical needed skills that are taught by experts in 1-2 hours

Coming Back Better: Building Healthy, Sustainable, and Resilient Cities post-COVID-19

From lessons learned during COVID, how do we reimagine our communities to maximize the people who can remain in their communities throughout the lifespan?

    

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Thursday, July 1st 4:30 PM – 6 PM EST.
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1.5 hours
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: TBD
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills
    Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
    Public Health Sciences Skills
    Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

By 2050, 66 percent of the world’s population is expected to live in cities. This panel explored explore how cities can be structured to support health and what we have learned about the future of urban living from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cohosted with the Initiative on Cities.


What you'll learn

At the end of the recording, participants will be able to:

  • Define social cohesion in a way that helps inform the goals and activities of public health
  • List 4 major areas of impact of COVID on cities and describe 4 key learnings about how communities can effectively address them (from CityHealth)
  • Describe how cities should invest in security in 5 arenas, based on experience of Bronx, NYC
  • Describe factors that should be inherent in public housing access, design, and operational policies that will contribute to health and resilience of residents
  • Discuss the role of public health agencies in addressing needs highlighted by the COVID pandemic

Subject Matter Expert

  • Oxiris Barbot

    Oxiris Barbot
    @DROBARBOT

    Former Commissioner NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

  • Diana Hernandez

    Diana Hernandez
    @D1ANA_HERNANDEZ

    Associate Professor

    Columbia Mailman
    School of Public Health

  • Katrina Forrest

    Katrina Forrest
    @KATRINAFORREST8

    Co-Executive
    Director

    CityHealth

  • Cheryl Devall

    Cheryl Devall
    @0212CRD

    MODERATOR

     Independent audio story editor

  • Sandra Brooks Henriquez

    Sandra Brooks Henriquez

    CEO

    The Detroit Housing

    Commission

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Acknowledgement: This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Antiracism as Health Policy (Part 3)

Why does intersectionality matter when studying health disparities and how does this relate to COVID susceptibilities among men and women of color?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, April 7th 2021 4:30 PM – 6 PM EST.
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1.5 hours
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_AHP3. 
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills
    Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: Antiracism as Health Policy  (Part 1)
    Antiracism as Health Policy  (Part 2)
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

Part 3: Antiracist policy solutions

This three-part series will examine the racial disparities in health brought vividly to public attention during the COVID-19 pandemic. The third panel will conclude our series with examining antiracist policy solutions that are informed by data.

Cohosted with Boston University Center for Antiracist Research.


What you'll learn

At the end of the recording, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the approach and requirements of the Anti-Racism in Public Health Act of 2020, introduced in September 2020
  • Describe three essential elements of antiracist health policy solutions
  • Discuss importance of intersectional antiracism research and practice
  • Discuss lessons learned from the COVID experience in New York City about an antiracist approach to public health emergencies
  • Describe a framework for advancing health equity through policies for care delivery and payment reform

Subject Matter Expert

  • Sandro Galea

    Sandro Galea
    @sandrogalea

    Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health

  • Sandro Galea, a physician, epidemiologist, and author, is dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at Boston University School of Public Health. He previously held academic and leadership positions at Columbia University, the University of Michigan, and the New York Academy of Medicine. He has published extensively in the peer-reviewed literature, and is a regular contributor to a range of public media, about the social causes of health, mental health, and the consequences of trauma. He has been listed as one of the most widely cited scholars in the social sciences. He is chair of the board of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health and past president of the Society for Epidemiologic Research and of the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine. Galea has received several lifetime achievement awards. Galea holds a medical degree from the University of Toronto, graduate degrees from Harvard University and Columbia University, and an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow.

  • Ibram Kendi

    Ibram Kendi
    @dribram

    Director andFounder,
    Center for Antiracist Research, Boston University

  • Ibram X. Kendi is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University and the founding director of the BU Center for Antiracist Research. He is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and a CBS News correspondent. He is the author of many books including Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, and four #1 New York Times bestsellers, How to Be an Antiracist; Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, co-authored with Jason Reynolds; and Antiracist Baby, illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky and Four Hundred Souls: A Community history of African America 1619-2019, edited with Keisha N. Blain. In 2020, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

  • Elizabeth Warren

    Elizabeth Warren
    @senwarren

    (OPENING CONVERSATION)
    U.S. Senate, Massachusetts

  • Elizabeth Warren, a fearless consumer advocate who has made her life’s work the fight for middle class families, was elected to the United States Senate on November 6, 2012, by the people of Massachusetts. Elizabeth is recognized as one of the nation’s top experts on bankruptcy and the financial pressures facing middle class families, and the Boston Globe has called her “the plainspoken voice of people getting crushed by so many predatory lenders and under regulated banks.” She is widely credited for the original thinking, political courage, and relentless persistence that led to the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. President Obama asked her to set up the new agency to hold Wall Street banks and other financial institutions accountable, and to protect consumers from financial tricks and traps often hidden in mortgages, credit cards and other financial products. In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, Warren served as Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). Her independent and tireless efforts to protect taxpayers, to hold Wall Street accountable, and to ensure tough oversight of both the Bush and Obama Administrations won praise from both sides of the aisle. The Boston Globe named Elizabeth Warren Bostonian of the Year and TIME Magazine called her a “New Sheriff of Wall Street” for her oversight efforts. During her campaign for the Senate, Elizabeth promised to fight for middle class families and to make sure that everyone has a fair shot to get ahead. She called for policies that would level the regulatory playing field for small businesses and ensure that everyone – even large and powerful corporations – pays a fair share in taxes and is held accountable for breaking the law. Endorsing Elizabeth’s candidacy, the New Bedford Standard-Times said, “Elizabeth Warren has it right on all the things that matter most to us in SouthCoast and across Massachusetts,” with “principles that without a doubt, promote the well-being of the middle class.” The Boston Globe called Elizabeth “a fierce advocate for the lot of working families, creating educational opportunities, and expanding medical research.” The Springfield Republican said, “We need a voice for working families in Washington again. Elizabeth Warren will give us that voice.” Senator Warren was a law professor for more than 30 years, including nearly 20 years as the Leo Gottlieb Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. The graduating class at Harvard twice recognized her with the Sacks-Freund Award for excellence in teaching. She taught courses on commercial law, contracts, and bankruptcy and wrote more than a hundred articles and ten books, including three national best-sellers, A Fighting Chance, The Two-Income Trap, and All Your Worth. National Law Journal named her one of the Most Influential Lawyers of the Decade, TIME Magazine has named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world four times, and she has been honored by the Massachusetts Women’s Bar Association with the Lelia J. Robinson Award. Elizabeth learned first-hand about the economic pressures facing working families, growing up in a family she says was “on the ragged edge of the middle class.” She got married at 19, and after graduating from college, started teaching in elementary school. Her first baby, a daughter Amelia, was born when Elizabeth was 22. When Amelia was two, Elizabeth started law school. Shortly after she graduated, her son Alex was born. Elizabeth hung out a shingle and practiced law out of her living room, but she soon returned to teaching. Elizabeth is a graduate of the University of Houston and Rutgers School of Law. Elizabeth and her husband Bruce Mann have been married for 38 years and live in Cambridge, Massachusetts with their golden retriever, Bailey. They have three grandchildren.

  • Dustin Duncan

    Dustin Duncan
    @drdustinduncan

    Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health

  • Dustin T. Duncan, ScD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, where he directs Columbia’s Spatial Epidemiology Lab and co-directs the department’s Social and Spatial Epidemiology Unit. Dr. Duncan is a Social and Spatial Epidemiologist. Dr. Duncan’s intersectional research focuses on Black gay, bisexual and other sexual minority men and transgender women of color. His work appears in leading public health, epidemiology, medical, geography, criminology, demography, and psychology journals. Working in collaborations with scholars across the world, he has over 150 high-impact articles, book chapters and books, and his research has appeared in major media outlets including U.S. News & World Report, The Washington Post, The New York Times and CNN. Dr. Duncan’s recent work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the HIV Prevention Trials Network, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Verizon Foundation, and the Aetna Foundation. He has received several early career and distinguished scientific contribution awards including from the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science (IAPHS). In 2020, he received the Mentor of the Year Award from Columbia University Irving Medical Center’s Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research.

  • Torian Easterling

    Torian Easterling
    @drtorian

    First Deputy Commissioner and Chief Equity Officer, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

  • Dr. Easterling serves as the First Deputy Commissioner and Chief Equity Officer at the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYCDOHMH). Dr. Easterling has spent more than 5 years in a senior leadership role at the Health Department. Prior to serving as First Deputy Commissioner and Chief Equity Officer, Dr. Easterling served as Deputy Commissioner of the Center for Health Equity and Community Wellness at the NYC DOHMH, where he oversaw programmatic work focused on reducing overall premature mortality and closing the racial gap on the top leading causes of preventable death. He also served as the Assistant Commissioner of the Department of Health’s Bureau of Brooklyn Neighborhood Health, where he helped advance key programming to address pressing concerns, including maternal deaths and gun violence. Dr. Easterling is a community physician committed to health equity, social justice and movement building to achieve the health outcomes that all people deserve both locally and globally. Dr. Easterling holds a Bachelor of Science from Morehouse College (Atlanta, GA), a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) from Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, and a Master of Public Health (M.P.H) from Icahn School of Medicine at Sinai in New York. He completed his residency in Family Medicine at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Queens, NY and a General Preventive Medicine residency at Icahn School of Medicine at Sinai in New York.

  • Regina Davis Moss

    Regina Davis Moss
    @dr4equity

    (MODERATOR)

    Associate Executive Director, American Public Health Association

  • Regina Davis Moss is the associate executive director of the American Public Health Association. She oversees a broad portfolio of programs addressing the social determinants of health and has nearly 20 years of experience managing national health promotion initiatives addressing health equity, women’s health, and public health system capacity building. Formerly, Dr. Davis Moss held a senior management position for a chronic disease prevention effort for the National Institute of Health. Prior to that, she worked for the Kaiser Family Foundation where she helped launch the Kaiser Health News online information service and served as the senior producer. Dr. Davis Moss came to Kaiser after serving as a supervisor for an epidemiologic study focused on women’s reproductive health. She also served as a public health service fellow in the Office on Women’s Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Davis Moss earned her Ph.D. in Maternal and Child Health from the University of Maryland, College Park; M.P.H. from George Washington University; B.S. from Howard University, and certificate in public health performance improvement from the University of Minnesota.

  • Consuelo H. Wilkins

    Consuelo H. Wilkins
    @drchwilkins

    Professor of Medicine, Vice President for Health Equity, Associate Dean for Health Equity, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

  • Consuelo H. Wilkins, MD, MSCI, Professor of Medicine, Vice President for Health Equity and Associate Dean for Health Equity, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, is a nationally recognized thought leader in health equity and in addressing the elimination of systemic inequities that impact the health and well-being of racial/ethnic minorities. As a community engagement research scientist, Dr. Wilkins has pioneered new approaches to engaging vulnerable, socioeconomically disadvantaged, and minority populations. She is Principal Investigator of three NIH-funded centers, the Vanderbilt-Miami-Meharry Center of Excellence in Precision Medicine and Population Health; the Center for Improving Clinical Trial Education Recruitment and Enrollment at CTSA Hubs; and the Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. She is also PI of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation award on engendering trust in health care among African American men. Dr. Wilkins earned a Bachelor of Science in microbiology and Doctor of Medicine from Howard University. She completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Duke University Medical Center and a Geriatric Medicine fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine/Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Following her medical training, she earned a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation from Washington University School of Medicine.

  • >Marshall Chin

    Marshall Chin
    @marshallchinmd

    Chair, Family Medicine,
     Boston University
    School of
    Public Health

  • Marshall Chin, MD, MPH, is a general internist with extensive experience improving the care of vulnerable patients with chronic disease. He has worked to advance diabetes care and outcomes on the South Side through health care system and community interventions. He also leads initiatives to improve health strategies at a national level as director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)’s Finding Answers: Solving Disparities Through Payment and Delivery System Reform Program Office and Co-Director of the Merck Foundation’s Bridging the Gap: Reducing Disparities in Diabetes Care National Program Office. Dr. Chin performed many of the key research studies informing how to improve diabetes care and outcomes in federally-qualified health centers serving vulnerable populations with limited resources. His work over the past decade leading RWJF’s Finding Answers program led to the creation of the Roadmap to Reduce Disparities. Current projects include improving diabetes outcomes in real-world settings, reducing health disparities by transforming the way care is organized and paid for, enhancing care by facilitating partnerships between the health care system and other sectors such as food and housing, and improving shared decision making among clinicians and LGBTQ people of color. In addition to his clinical and research roles, Dr. Chin is a teacher and award-winning mentor, committed to providing opportunities for trainees. As co-director of the Summer Program in Outcomes Research Training (SPORT), Dr. Chin educates faculty, fellows and students about outcomes research methods — to better understand and improve quality of care. An expert in health care disparities in medicine, Dr. Chin frequently is invited to present his work at national conferences and serve on policy committees. He serves on the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities National Advisory Council and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Community Preventive Services Task Force. He co-chairs the National Quality Forum (NQF) Disparities Standing Committee and is a former President of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM). Dr. Chin was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2017.

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Acknowledgement: This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Antiracism as Health Policy (Part 2)

What are some of the flaws in using race as a standalone measure of risk?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Tuesday, April 6th 2021 4:30 PM – 6 PM EST.
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1.5 hours
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_AHP2. 
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills
    Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: Antiracism as Health Policy  (Part 1) 
    Antiracism as Health Policy  (Part 3) 
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

Part 2: Connecting research and policy

This three-part series will examine the racial disparities in health brought vividly to public attention during the COVID-19 pandemic. The second panel will focus on linking research to policy.

Cohosted with the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research and the Rockefeller Foundation-Boston University 3-D Commission.


What you'll learn

At the end of the recording, participants will be able to:

  • List at least 5 social or health factors that were associated with race and risk of infection, illness, and death from COVID-19
  • Discuss the role of data and analysis in advancing racial equity in the COVID-19 response
  • List 6 areas of research on structural racism being conducted nationally

Subject Matter Expert

  • Sandro Galea

    Sandro Galea
    @sandrogalea

    Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health


  • Sandro Galea, a physician, epidemiologist, and author, is dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at Boston University School of Public Health. He previously held academic and leadership positions at Columbia University, the University of Michigan, and the New York Academy of Medicine. He has published extensively in the peer-reviewed literature, and is a regular contributor to a range of public media, about the social causes of health, mental health, and the consequences of trauma. He has been listed as one of the most widely cited scholars in the social sciences. He is chair of the board of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health and past president of the Society for Epidemiologic Research and of the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine. Galea has received several lifetime achievement awards. Galea holds a medical degree from the University of Toronto, graduate degrees from Harvard University and Columbia University, and an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow.

  • Ibram Kendi

    Ibram Kendi
    @dribram

    Director and
    Founder,
    Center for Antiracist Research, Boston University

  • Ibram X. Kendi is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University and the founding director of the BU Center for Antiracist Research. He is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and a CBS News correspondent. He is the author of many books including Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, and four #1 New York Times bestsellers, How to Be an Antiracist; Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, co-authored with Jason Reynolds; and Antiracist Baby, illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky and Four Hundred Souls: A Community history of African America 1619-2019, edited with Keisha N. Blain. In 2020, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

  • Ayanna Pressley

    Ayanna Pressley
    @AyannaPressley

    Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine


  • Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley is an activist, a legislator, a survivor, and the first woman of color to be elected to Congress from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Throughout her career as a public servant, Congresswoman Pressley has fought to ensure that those closest to the pain are closest to the power – driving and informing policymaking. Throughout her first term in Congress, Congresswoman Pressley has been a champion for justice: reproductive justice, justice for immigrants, consumer justice, justice for aging Americans, justice for workers, justice for survivors of sexual violence, and justice for the formerly and currently incarcerated. Currently, Congresswoman Pressley serves on two powerful Congressional committees – the House Committee on Oversight and Reform and the House Committee on Financial Services– both of which have remained focused on legislatively addressing issues of care, concern, and consequence to the American people. Prior to being elected to Congress, she served on the Boston City Council for 8 years, and was the first woman of color elected to the council in its 100-year history.

  • Samatha Artiga

    Samantha Artiga
    @sartiga2

    Vice President, Director, Disparities Policy Project, Kaiser Family Foundation


  • Samantha Artiga serves as Vice President and Director of the Racial Equity and Health Policy Program at KFF. In this role, Ms. Artiga leads KFF’s work to provide timely and reliable data, information, and policy analysis on health and health care disparities affecting people of color and underserved groups and efforts to advance racial equity in health and health care. Her work focuses on the intersection of racism and discrimination, social and economic inequities, and health. She also has conducted extensive work related to the health and health care needs of low-income populations and immigrant families and previously served as Associate Director of KFF’s Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured. Ms. Artiga holds a master’s degree in health policy from the George Washington University.

  • Patricia Williams

    Patricia Williams
    @nusl

    University Distinguished Professor of Law and Humanities, Northeastern University School of Law


  • Professor Williams, one of the most provocative intellectuals in American law and a pioneer of both the law and literature and critical race theory movements in American legal theory, holds a joint appointment between the School of Law and the Department of Philosophy and Religion in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities. She is also director of Law, Technology and Ethics Initiatives in the School of Law and the College of Social Sciences and Humanities. Professor Williams has published widely in the areas of race, gender, literature and law. Her books, including The Alchemy of Race and Rights (Harvard University Press, 1991), illustrate some of America’s most complex societal problems and challenge our ideas about socio-legal constructs of race and gender. Her work remains at the cutting edge of legal scholarship. Drawing on her prior interrogation of race, gender and personhood, Professor Williams’ current research raises core questions of individual autonomy and identity in the context of legal and ethical debates on science and technology. Her work in the area of health and genetics, for example, questions how racial formation is shaped by the legal regulation of private industry and government. Her work on algorithms grapples with the auditing function of technology in our everyday lives — shaping how we understand who we are.

  • Laura Magaña

    Laura Magaña


    @lauramagvall

    (MODERATOR) President and CEO, Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health

  • Dr. Laura Magaña joined the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) as President and CEO in August 2017. Under Dr. Magaña’s leadership, ASPPH has continued to advance its mission to strengthen the capacity of members by advancing leadership, excellence, and collaboration for academic public health. During her tenure, ASPPH has significantly grown its global engagement, launched the academic public health leadership institute, and enhanced the voice of academic public health through advocacy efforts. Prior to joining ASPPH, Dr. Magaña dedicated more than 35 years to successfully leading the transformation and advancements of public and private universities in Mexico; educational organizations in the USA; United Nations programs; and NGO’s in Central America and Europe. She was most recently the dean of the School of Public Health in Mexico at the ASPPH-member National Institute of Public Health (INSP). Her diverse portfolio features academic publications, educational technological developments many of which relate to learning environments, the use of technology in education, and public health education. She has also been a faculty member and lecturer in diverse universities around the world.

  • Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable

    Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable
    @nimhd

    Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health


  • Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D. is Director of the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), which seeks to advance the science of minority health and health disparities research through research, training, research capacity development, public education, and information dissemination. Dr. Pérez-Stable practiced general internal medicine for 37 years at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) before moving to NIH in September 2015. He was professor of medicine at UCSF and chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine for 17 years. His research interests include improving the health of racial and ethnic minorities and underserved populations, advancing patient-centered care, improving cross-cultural communication skills among clinicians, and promoting diversity in the biomedical research workforce. For more than 30 years, Dr. Pérez-Stable led research on Latino smoking cessation and tobacco control policy in the United States and Latin America, addressing clinical and prevention issues in cancer screening, and mentoring over 70 minority investigators. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed articles and was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2001.

Registration

Select the Enroll Me button below to register for this recording. If you have any trouble accessing the recording, contact support@nephtc.org.

Acknowledgement: This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Monday, April 5th 2021 4:30 PM – 6 PM EST.
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1.5 hours
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_AHP1
    . 
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills
    Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: Antiracism as Health Policy  (Part 2)
    Antiracism as Health Policy  (Part 3)
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

Part 1: Data, race, and COVID-19

This three-part series will examine the racial disparities in health brought vividly to public attention during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first panel in our series will explore the importance of collecting and utilizing data on race to better understand the impact of the pandemic.

Cohosted with Boston University Center for Antiracist Research


What you'll learn

At the end of the recording, participants will be able to:

  • Describe economic effects of COVID on households included in the Children’s HealthWatch survey.
  • Describe evidence for the association of structural racism and telehealth inequities among Black and Latinx communities, and the implications of those inequities
  • List 2 factors experienced by Black and Latinx students that negatively influence their academic success and provide a possible intervention to address them
  • Describe data limitations that impede comparing COVID case and death rates across States, as identified by the COVID Racial Data Tracker

Subject Matter Expert

  • Sandro Galea

    Sandro Galea
    @sandrogalea

    Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health

  • Sandro Galea, a physician, epidemiologist, and author, is dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at Boston University School of Public Health. He previously held academic and leadership positions at Columbia University, the University of Michigan, and the New York Academy of Medicine. He has published extensively in the peer-reviewed literature, and is a regular contributor to a range of public media, about the social causes of health, mental health, and the consequences of trauma. He has been listed as one of the most widely cited scholars in the social sciences. He is chair of the board of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health and past president of the Society for Epidemiologic Research and of the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Science. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine. Galea has received several lifetime achievement awards. Galea holds a medical degree from the University of Toronto, graduate degrees from Harvard University and Columbia University, and an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow.

  • Ibram Kendi

    Ibram Kendi
    @dribram

    Director and Founder, Center for Antiracist Research, Boston University

  • Ibram X. Kendi is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University and the founding director of the BU Center for Antiracist Research. He is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and a CBS News correspondent. He is the author of many books including Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction, and four #1 New York Times bestsellers, How to Be an Antiracist; Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, co-authored with Jason Reynolds; and Antiracist Baby, illustrated by Ashley Lukashevsky and Four Hundred Souls: A Community history of African America 1619-2019, edited with Keisha N. Blain. In 2020, Time magazine named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

  • Jayakanth Srinivasan

    Jayakanth Srinivasan

    Research Associate Professor, Boston University Questrom School of Business

  • Megan Sandel

    Megan Sandel
    @megansandel

    Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine

  • Stephen A. Wilson

    Stephen A. Wilson

    Chair, Family Medicine,

    Boston University

    School of Public Health

  • Aviva Geiger Schwarz

    Aviva Geiger Schwarz

    Data Editor, The COVID Racial Data Tracker, Boston University Center for Antiracist Research

  • Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba

    Stephanie Ettinger de Cuba
    @stephaniedc


    Executive Director, Children’s HealthWatch

  • KimberlyAtkins

    Kimberly Atkins
    @kimberlyatkins

    MODERATOR
    Senior Opinion Writer,
    The Boston Globe

  • Kimberly Atkins is a senior opinion writer and columnist at The Boston Globe, and lead columnist for The Emancipator, a joint venture by Globe Opinion and the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research that reimagines 19th-century abolitionist newspapers to reframe the current national conversation on racial justice. She is also an MSNBC contributor, and a guest host for the NPR/WBUR-produced news program On Point. She is also co-host of the weekly podcast #SistersInLaw, which breaks down the law behind the headlines of the week. Previously, Kimberly was the first Washington, DC-based news correspondent for WBUR. She has also served as the Boston Herald’s Washington bureau chief, guest host of C-SPAN’s morning call-in show Washington Journal, and a Supreme Court reporter for Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and its sister publications. She has appeared as a political commentator on a host of national and international television and radio networks, including CNN, Fox News, NBC News, PBS, NPR, Sky News (UK), and CBC News (Canada). Before launching her journalism career, she was a trial and appellate litigation attorney in Boston. Kimberly is a native of Michigan, and a graduate of Wayne State University, Boston University School of Law and Boston University College of Communication, and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

  • Julia Raifman

    Julia Raifman
    @juliaraifman

    Assistant Professor,
    Boston University
    School of Public Health

  • Kaye-Alese Green

    Kaye-Alese Green
    @kayalese

    Diversity & Inclusion Fellow, BUSM, Visiting Fellow, Institute of Health Systems Innovation & Policy

  • Kaye-Alese Green received a BS in Psychology and Master’s in Interdisciplinary Studies with a dual concentration in Public Health and Urban Education from the University of Central Florida. Currently she is in between her second and third year of medical school and is serving as the inaugural Diversity & Inclusion Fellow for Boston University School of Medicine with a joint appointment as a Research Fellow at BU’s Institute of Health Systems Innovation & Policy. Ms. Green’s research interests include pediatric trauma, medical education reform and upstream divers of health disparities.

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Acknowledgement: This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Epidemiology and Race: Why and How We Study Racial Health Disparities (Part 3)

How do social conditions influence health inequalities and what are some explanations for cross-societal differences and similarities?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Program administrators/managers, data managers, data analysts and program evaluators, and public health workforce members.
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Friday, February 26, 2021: 12:30 – 2:00 PM
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 3 part series, 1.5 hours each
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hour.  Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hour is 1.  Provider ID: 1131137, Event ID: SS1131137_ER3. If you are not seeking  CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills, Policy Development/Program Planning Skills, Cultural Competency Skills, Community Dimensions of Practice Skills, Public Health Sciences Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings:

    Epidemiology and Race Part 1

    Epidemiology and Race Part 2

  • Supplemental materials: NA
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Seminar

This series of panels will examine how race and racial health disparities are studied in epidemiology. The first panel in our series will explore the history of census data, how data on race are collected and studied, and the implications of how this data are used in population health science.

What you'll learn

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • List 5 proxy measures of race and how each might be used to assess association with different health outcomes
  • Describe 5 alternative approaches to better capture the experience of small populations
  • Discuss reasons for the importance of community involvement in understanding race and racial health disparities
  • Discuss concerns about adjusting for some geographic and demographic variables in understanding racial inequities
  • Describe how social policies and indicators over time indicate the presence of structural racism/li>
  • Describe characteristics of three research methods to investigate “intersectionality” or the existence of several simultaneous identities

Subject Matter Experts

  • Wayne Giles

    Wayne Giles

    Dean and Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago

    • Chanelle Howe

      Chanelle Howe

      Associate Professor, Brown University

    • Sherman James

      Sherman James

      Susan B. King Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Public Policy, Duke Sanford School of Public Policy

    • Jennifer Manly

      Jennifer Manly

      Professor, Columbia University

    • Jay Kaufman

      Jay Kaufman

      MODERATOR President, Society for Epidemiologic Research

    Registration

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    Acknowledgement: This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

    * Yale School of Public Health, Office of Public Health Practice, a New England Public Health Training Center partner, is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. All CHES credit inquiries are managed by YSPH

Epidemiology and Race: Why and How We Study Racial Health Disparities (Part 2)

What are some key aspects of discrimination and oppression that are important to measure when examining the effects of multiple oppressions on marginalized populations?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Program administrators/managers, data managers, data analysts and program evaluators, and public health workforce members.
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Friday, February 26, 2021, 10:00 – 11:30 AM
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 3 part series, 1.5 hours each
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hour.  Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hour is 1.  Provider ID: 1131137, Event ID: SS1131137_ER2. If you are not seeking  CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills, Policy Development/Program Planning Skills, Cultural Competency Skills, Community Dimensions of Practice Skills, Public Health Sciences Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings:

    Epidemiology and Race Part 1

    Epidemiology and Race Part 3

  • Supplemental materials: NA
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Seminar

This series of panels will examine how race and racial health disparities are studied in epidemiology. The first panel in our series will explore the history of census data, how data on race are collected and studied, and the implications of how this data are used in population health science.

What you'll learn

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how use of race correction in measurement tools may result in inappropriate or invalid interpretation
  • Discuss opportunities for addressing implicit bias in using epidemiologic data
  • Describe a community intervention to improve medication usage identified by pharmaco-epidemiologic studies
  • Explain the difference in the definitions of race based on biology and social constructs and how they relate to disease risk
  • Discuss how the concept of “intersectionality” helps understand the effects of racism and oppression on individual, interpersonal, institutional, and structural levels

Subject Matter Experts

  • Wayne Giles

    Wayne Giles

    Dean and Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago

    • Chanelle Howe

      Chanelle Howe

      Associate Professor, Brown University

    • Sherman James

      Sherman James

      Susan B. King Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Public Policy, Duke Sanford School of Public Policy

    • Jennifer Manly

      Jennifer Manly

      Professor, Columbia University

    • Jay Kaufman

      Jay Kaufman

      MODERATOR President, Society for Epidemiologic Research

    Registration

    Select the Enroll Me button below to register for this webinar. If you have any trouble accessing the webinar, contact support@nephtc.org.

    Acknowledgement: This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

    * Yale School of Public Health, Office of Public Health Practice, a New England Public Health Training Center partner, is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. All CHES credit inquiries are managed by YSPH

COVID-19’s Impact on Mental Health in Immigrant Communities

Are you interested in learning how immigrant organizations are addressing mental health during COVID-19 and how you can be an active ally to immigrant communities?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals, Community Health Workers, General Public
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Friday, April 9th 2020 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST.
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_C19IMHIC. 
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Cultural Competency Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

This webinar will provide an overview of how COVID-19 is affecting the mental health and well-being of immigrant communities, using examples from Maine. The webinar will describe the immigrant populations in Maine, how immigrant organizations are addressing mental health, the community health worker’s role, and ways webinar participants can be active allies to immigrant communities.


What you'll learn

At the end of the recording, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how trauma and COVID-19 have affected the mental health of immigrant populations
  • Describe the community health worker’s role in addressing mental health in immigrant communities
  • Have learned 1-2 strategies immigrant organizations are implementing to address COVID-19 and mental health
  • Have learned 1-2 strategies to be an active ally to immigrant communities

Subject Matter Expert

  • Hamda Ahmed

    Hamda Ahmed

    Program Manager at New Mainers PHI

  • Hibo Omer

    Hibo Omer

    Assistant Director, New Mainers PHI

  • Ricia Sawtelle

    Ricia Sawtelle

    Gateway Community Services

  • San Pao

    San Pao

    Clinical Social
    Worker

  • Ricia Sawtelle

    Simane Ibrahim

    Program Assistant
    CHW

  • Krista Hall

    Krista Hall

    Clinical and Program Development Director

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Acknowledgement: This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Public Health, Medicine and Poverty

How has housing policy contributed to the disproportionate and extreme housing cost burdens of people and families of color?

    

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Thursday, December 10th 2020 4:30 PM – 6 PM EST.
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1.5 hours
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_PHMP. 
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills
    Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
    Public Health Sciences Skills
    Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:Noe
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

Poverty poses a serious threat to the health of the public, as those living in poverty are less likely to be able to access the conditions that promote health. Panelists will discuss the intersections of health, medicine, and poverty, and how addressing the social factors that create health can lead to greater health for all.


What you'll learn

At the end of the recording, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the role of housing instability in health of individuals and of populations
  • List at least 3 risk factors for poor health outcomes that are associated with poverty
  • Describe the interrelationship among Medicaid, race, and poverty
  • Discuss the role of power as a social determinant of health and how it can be used to create change

Subject Matter Expert

  • Soni Gupta

    Soni Gupta

    Director of Neighborhoods and Housing

  • Jamila Michener

    Jamila Michener

    Associate Professor, Cornell
    University

  • Phillomin Laptiste

    Phillomin Laptiste

    Executive Director, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

  • Hermina Palacio

    Herminia Palacio

    President and CEO, Guttmacher
    Institute

  • Michael Stein

    Michael Stein

    Professor, Boston University School of Public Health

  • Natalia Linos

    Natalia Linos

    Moderator, Executive Director, FXB Center at Harvard University

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Acknowledgement: This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

The Vermont Way: Communicating through science and clear public health messaging

Have you wondered how Vermont’s response to the pandemic has kept the number of infections by most measures the lowest in the nation?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public health practitioners, health care providers, social workers, public health advocates, leaders at community-based organizations, and anyone else who is curious about social marketing and Vermont’s relative success in managing the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Format: Online Webinar
  • Date/Time: May 5th, 2021
    12:00 - 1:30 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1.5 hours
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_05052021 If you are not seeking CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Communication Skills
    Policy Development Skills
    Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
    Cultural Competency Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness and Performance
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:Session PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites None


About this Webinar

In February of 2020 Vermont began preparing for what became the COVID-19 pandemic. From the start, the Governor and the people supporting him, most notably the Commissioner at the Vermont Department of Health, relied on science and the data at hand to inform the public. During this session, you will learn the principles of effective marketing in public health and how Vermont applied the principles in its messaging.


What you'll learn

At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the basic components of a public health communications strategy
  • Outline what worked well with respect to the Vermont Department of Health communication approach to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Recognize some common pitfalls to avoid in public health communications
  • Apply principles of effective communications strategy by analyzing a current campaign


Subject Matter Expert

  • Gregory Wellenius

    Rebecca Brookes

  • Over the past 40 years, Rebecca has worked nationally and internationally in many areas of public health marketing and behavior change, including the Tobacco Control Programs for New York State and Vermont. She’s worked for the Ford Foundation, the US Embassy in the Dominican Republic, Planned Parenthood International Federation and Planned Parenthood Federation of America (where she was national Director of Social Marketing), and trained national grantees for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to embed behavior change into programs. Rebecca was on staff at VDH from 2012-2017, where she worked on the Medicaid Tobacco Benefit Expansion and Promotion Initiative and was a co-author on the subsequent article “A Framework for Effective Promotion of a Medicaid Tobacco Cessation Benefit,” published in Health Promotion Practice in July 2020. She has been on the editorial board for Social Marketing Quarterly since 2013. She currently holds a legislative appointment to the Vermont Substance Misuse Prevention Oversight and Advisory Council, which advises the Governor and legislature on policy for tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, and prescription drugs. Her profile as a social marketer in public health will be the first inclusion of social marketing in the upcoming third edition of 101+ Careers In Public Health published by Columbia University.

  • Gregory Wellenius

    Shari Levine

  • Shari Levine has extensive professional experience in communications and in writing for various public and professional audiences. She has a demonstrated history of working in the health, wellness and fitness industry. Shari’s experience includes consulting with nonprofit organizations, use of program evaluation and also editing, journalism, and creative writing. She is known as a strong media and communication professional. Shari earned her Master of Public Health (MPH) degree focused on Health Education and Behavioral Sciences from Emory University. Presently, she is the Information Director for the Vermont Department of Health, Division of Maternal and Child Health. She has served on the VDH COVID 19 Crisis and Emergency Response (CERC) team over this past year, in which data, assessment, message design, and evaluation were used to inform Vermonters of the risks and the nature of COVID 19.

Registration

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Acknowledgement: This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

* Yale School of Public Health, Office of Public Health Practice, a New England Public Health Training Center partner, is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. All CHES credit inquiries are managed by YSPH

Course Information

  • Audience: Program administrators/managers, data managers, data analysts and program evaluators, and public health workforce members.
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Thursday, February 25, 2021, 4:30 – 6:00 PM
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 3 part series, 1.5 hours each
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hour.  Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hour is 1.  Provider ID: 1131137, Event ID: SS1131137_ER1. If you are not seeking  CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills, Policy Development/Program Planning Skills, Cultural Competency Skills, Community Dimensions of Practice Skills, Public Health Sciences Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings:

    Epidemiology and Race Part 2

    Epidemiology and Race Part 3

  • Supplemental materials: NA
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Seminar

This series of panels will examine how race and racial health disparities are studied in epidemiology. The first panel in our series will explore the history of census data, how data on race are collected and studied, and the implications of how this data are used in population health science.

What you'll learn

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • List six structural or social determinants of health that disproportionately affect persons of color
  • Describe relationship of self-identification and social identification of race with health outcomes
  • Discuss the importance of understanding causal mechanisms in addressing race and racism in epidemiologic findings
  • Discuss the reasons for and the ramifications of limitations of data sets in assessing race
  • Discuss the fundamental social causes of health inequalities and how they lead to socioeconomic and racial disparities
  • Discuss possible sources of bias that may influence findings about the effects of race on health outcomes

Subject Matter Experts

  • Wayne Giles

    Wayne Giles

    Dean and Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago

    • Chanelle Howe

      Chanelle Howe

      Associate Professor, Brown University

    • Sherman James

      Sherman James

      Susan B. King Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Public Policy, Duke Sanford School of Public Policy

    • Jennifer Manly

      Jennifer Manly

      Professor, Columbia University

    • Jay Kaufman

      Jay Kaufman

      MODERATOR President, Society for Epidemiologic Research

    Registration

    Select the Enroll Me button below to register for this webinar. If you have any trouble accessing the webinar, contact support@nephtc.org.

    Acknowledgement: This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

    * Yale School of Public Health, Office of Public Health Practice, a New England Public Health Training Center partner, is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. All CHES credit inquiries are managed by YSPH

Tackling Climate Change: Mitigation or Adaptation

How can we present climate change science as “kitchen table” issues that resonate with the public, policymakers, and decision makers?


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Course Information

  • Audience: Public health workforce, emergency management, health care workers, human services, agricultural workers, community leaders, and others interested in climate change.
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Recorded Wednesday, February 10, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1.5 hours
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hour.  Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hour is 1.  Provider ID: 1131137
    Event ID: SS1131137_TCCMA.
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, If you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
     
  • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills, Policy Development/Program Planning Skills, Communication Skills, Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials: None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

The global climate has changed profoundly over the last century and now threatens the health and well-being of families and communities around the world. With continued climate change we can expect to see more severe and more frequent extreme weather events such as heat waves, wildfires, hurricanes, and floods. The global community must move quickly to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, but there are multiple ways to do so with no clear “one size fits all” solution. This program will ask, should future efforts focus on facilitating large scale mitigation efforts, helping communities and individuals adapt to a changing climate, or do we simply need more research? This year’s Bicknell Lecture will highlight the threats to human health posed by climate change and host a vibrant dialogue with leading experts on how to most productively move forward to address this global challenge.


What you'll learn

At the end of the recording, participants will be able to:

  • List three criteria to assess level of international commitment to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050
  • Discuss importance of effective communication strategies to influence policy makers regarding climate change
  • Discuss the role of economic investment in addressing climate change and strategies to engage investors in changing the management of their portfolios

Subject Matter Expert

  • Rachel Kyte

    Rachel Kyte

    Dean,
    Fletcher School
    at
    Tufts University

  • Marshall Shepherd

    Marshall Shepherd

    Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Georgia

  • Anne Simpson

    Anne Simpson

    Managing Investment Director, Board Governance & Sustainability, CalPERS

  • Madeleine Thomson

    Madeleine Thomson

    Head, Our Planet, Our Health program at Wellcome Trust

  • Gregory Wellenius

    Gregory Wellenius

    MODERATOR, Professor, Boston University School of Public Health

  • Gregory Wellenius, ScD leverages his training in epidemiology, environmental health, and human physiology to lead research focused on assessing the human health impacts of the built environment in the context of a rapidly changing climate. His team has made a number of notable contributions to our understanding of the health risks associated with air pollution, noise pollution, other features of our physical environment, and those posed by a changing climate. A key goal of his team’s research is to provide the actionable scientific evidence needed to ensure that our communities are as resilient, sustainable, and healthy as possible, emphasizing the benefits to human health of climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts.
    Before coming to Boston University, Dr. Wellenius served as faculty and Director of Brown University’s Center for Environmental Health and Technology and Elected Councilor of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE). He has previously taught courses on epidemiology methods, climate change and human health, and methods in environmental epidemiology. He has a strong track record of mentoring undergraduate students, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. Dr. Wellenius is the 2019 recipient of the ISEE Tony McMichael Mid-Term Career Award and the 2018 recipient of the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Brown University School of Public Health.

Registration and Contact Hours

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Acknowledgement: This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

* Yale School of Public Health, Office of Public Health Practice, a New England Public Health Training Center partner, is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. All CHES credit inquiries are managed by YSPH

Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health workforce members interested in Systemic Inequities for black lives
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Recorded on November 10 2020
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 55 min
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_SIIBL.  If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings:
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

When looking at the disproportionate impact in health disparities on communities of color, the black community's experience can be an indicator of what is happening to all marginalized communities. It is possible that empathy is hard to have as a member of a less impacted community. If you don't see it and don't experience it, it seems you don't feel it.


What you'll learn

At the end of the recording, participants will be able to:

  • List four ways in which Black and Brown communities have been disadvantaged more than white communities due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Name three health impacts of not having stable and safe housing
  • Name two actions on housing policies that can reduce housing inequity
  • Name three ways that the Justice System can reduce racial injustice

Subject Matter Expert

  • Danielle Cooper
    Dr. Danielle Cooper

Dr. Danielle Cooper is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and the Director of Research at the Tow Youth Justice Institute at the University of New Haven. Dr. Cooper received her BS in Justice Systems (with a minor in Business Administration) in 2009 and her MA in Criminology from the University of Florida in 2011. She received her Ph.D. in Criminology (with a minor in Organizational Leadership for Nonprofits) from the University of Florida in 2015.
In addition to her work as a Professor and the Director of Research at UNH, she is also a Certified Prevention Professional who works with nonprofits and community organizations as a prevention trainer and evaluation consultant. Through her work in the community, she has collaborated with key stakeholders, such as youth and their parents, law enforcement, mental health professionals, and youth-serving organizations.

  • Danielle Cooper
    Karen DuBois-Walton

Karen DuBois-Walton currently serves as the President of the Elm City Communities/Housing Authority of the City of New Haven and President of The Glendower Group, LLC (the development affiliate of HANH) and 360 Management Group, Inc. (the property management affiliate) responsible for administrative, programmatic and policy direction of the public housing, housing choice voucher program, finance and planning, and development activities.
Dr. DuBois-Walton resides in New Haven. She is actively involved in a number of non-profit boards dedicating time to creating greater equity for those who are marginalized. She leads efforts within New Haven and the Region to remove barriers to fair housing, reverse housing segregation patterns, and to invest in under-resourced communities.

  • Linda K. Barry
    Linda K. Barry, M.D., M.P.H., FACS

Linda K. Barry, M.D., M.P.H., FACS is a board-certified liver and pancreas surgeon with a unique background in both clinical and basic science research. As an Associate Professor of Surgery, Dr. Barry practices and teaches at the University of Connecticut Medical School and holds the position of Director of the Office of Multicultural and Community. She previously served as Assistant Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (CICATS) at the University of Connecticut, Co-Director for the CICATS Pilot Program for Collaborative Translational and Clinical Research, Director of the Young Innovative Investigator Program, and Director of the CICATS M1 Mentorship Program. Dr. Barry’s professional experience and life’s work has been in addressing health disparities in health care delivery and research.

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Covid-19 and Frontline Workers: Nurses, Doctors, and Essential Personnel

What are some ways employers can protect frontline workers in essential industries from medical, familial and economic hardship related to COVID-19?

    

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public health workforce, Essential industry employers
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Tuesday 9th March 2021, 4.30 PM – 6 PM ET
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1.5 hours
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_C19FW. 
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Policy Development/Program Planning Skills, Public Health Sciences Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

Just over a year ago, the COVID-19 pandemic changed how our world operates. Stores closed, employees set up make-shift home offices, and ‘Zoom’ entered our common daily vocabulary. While many of us worked from home, frontline workers remained at work and faced extraordinary workloads, aiming to protect our health. This program will discuss the role of frontline workers in a crisis, and how we can best support and sustain essential personnel during challenging times.


What you'll learn

At the end of the recording, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the demographics of home health aides and the largest challenges facing them due to COVID
  • Discuss the mental health symptoms reported by nurses during COVID, and unique risk factors faced by black nurses
  • Describe the disproportionate impact of COVID on communities of color, including food and housing insecurity, substance use disorder, and barriers to care
  • List 8 interventions to mitigate spread of disease and address financial burden on employees initiated by Walmart and by supermarkets to address COVID
  • Identify challenges faced by school nurses in managing problems in controlling spread of disease, continuation of care of students, participation in training, and COVID surveillance and vaccination

Subject Matter Expert


  • Lori T. Freeman

    CEO, National Association of Country & City Health Officials

  • Lori Tremmel Freeman has been the Chief Executive Officer for the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) since May 2018, having returned to the organization after previously served as its Associate Executive Director from 2010-2014.
    In the CEO role, Ms. Freeman works to ensure our country’s nearly 3,000 local health departments have the capacity to deliver essential health services to their communities, advocates for local public health within the U.S. governmental public health system, and assures strategic alliances and partnerships with a wide variety of federal, state, local, public and private agencies and organizations to advance the health of our nation. Prior to joining NACCHO, she served as Chief Executive Officer for the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) where she provided direction and leadership to protect and promote the optimal health of women, children, and families and actively advocated for sustainable and long-term funding for maternal, child, and adolescent health through the federal Title V grant program. While at AMCHP, she received the distinguished HHS Maternal & Child Health Bureau Director’s Award for noteworthy contributions to the health of infants, mothers, children, adolescents and children with special health care needs.
    Lori Tremmel Freeman is a career non-profit executive, having enjoyed three decades of working in senior association leadership and management roles. Lori Tremmel Freeman’s career includes holding additional CEO and senior leadership positions with the International Test and Evaluation Association (ITEA); Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI); the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI); the American Public Health Association (APHA); and Grant Thornton LLP. She also serves on numerous national advisory groups and Boards related to public health. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Science from Lock Haven University and a Masters degree in Business Administration and Marketing minor from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and currently resides in Haymarket, Virginia with her husband and twin children.


  • Vicki Hoak

    Executive Director, Home Care Association of America


  • Phoenix Matthews

    Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion, University of Illinois Chicago


  • Warren Moore

    Vice President, Walmart Neighborhood Market Pharmacy Operations


  • Elizabeth Peralta

    Former Executive Director, National Supermarket Association

  • Elizabeth Peralta works in the Food and Beverage industry where her mission is to create a sustainable and equitable food system. Peralta has served as the Executive Director of the National Supermarket Association (NSA), where she served to protect the interest of over 500 supermarket owners on the East Coast. It was there where she established White House contact, worked with legislators to pass bills, and created strong partnerships with partners like Lyft, Coca-Cola, Pepsico, and many others to help the most vulnerable New Yorkers. Because of her work before and during the COVID-19 pandemic to protect grocers and the food insecure Peralta was even nominated and selected to be on “City and State’s New York Power 100 list”. Before her time in the Food and Beverage Industry, Peralta was heavily involved in the nonprofit world, where she worked at several museums in New York City and Washington D.C., including the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture before it’s inaugural opening. In 2013, Peralta was awarded a fellowship at the Brooklyn Historical Society, where she researched, curated and developed programming on the common misconceptions of American slavery in New York. In her spare time Peralta proudly serves as the Chair of the Food Education Fund Junior Board, where she alongside the board, works hard to empower those students to be our Food industry leaders of tomorrow.


  • Karen Robitaille

    Director of School Health, Massachusetts Dept.Public Health

  • Prior to becoming the Director of School Health Services for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Karen spent thirteen years as the Director of Health, Safety and Equity Programs for the Northampton Public Schools, and had additionally functioned as the Program Director for the Northampton Prevention Coalition, which was federally funded to reduce youth substance use in the City of Northampton. Karen also currently serves her hometown as Chair of the East Longmeadow Board of Health. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Fitchburg State University, her Master’s in Nursing Management from Elms College, and her MBA, with a concentration in Healthcare Leadership, also from Elms College. Karen is a Nationally Certified School Nurse, a member of National Association of School Nurses/Massachusetts School Nurse Organization, and an inactive member of Sigma Theta Tau, Epsilon Beta chapter.


  • Craig Andrade

    MODERATOR Associate Dean for Practice, Boston University SPH

  • Craig Andrade is Associate Dean of Practice and Director of the Activist Lab at Boston University’s School of Public Health (SPH) where he is serves to catalyze and encourage SPH’s public health practice portfolio locally and globally among all members of the school community, including faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community partners. He is also a member of the Dean’s Cabinet and the Governing Council and chairs the school’s permanent practice committee.
    Previously Dr. Andrade was the Director of the Bureau of Family Health & Nutrition (BFHN) at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH). BFHN’s programs include Early Intervention (EI), Pregnancy, Infancy and Early Childhood, Children and Youth with Special Health Needs, Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program, Home Visiting, Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant, Breastfeeding Initiative, Birth Defects Surveillance, Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program, the Office of Data Translation and Birth Defects Research and Prevention. He also served as Director of the Division of Health Access at DPH, helped found the Racial Equity Leadership Team and Cross-Department Racial Equity Collaborative at DPH and was Associate Dean of Health and Wellness and Director of Student Health Services at Wheaton College in Norton, MA.
    He served as critical care, public health and ward nurse at Boston Medical Center; nurse manager and head athletic trainer at Buckingham Browne & Nichols School in Cambridge, MA; and was owner/operator of Active Health, a private health and fitness company. Craig is a registered nurse, athletic trainer, licensed massage therapist and strength and condition specialist with masters and doctoral degrees in public health from Boston University. His research interests include behavioral risk management and resilience-building among children, adolescents and young adults.

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Health Equity Dialogue: Maine Oral Health Equity

How can we continue to improve oral health equity and access to dental care in Maine?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Dental Health Professionals, Dental Health students, Dental Health Policy Makers
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Friday 2nd April 2021, 12 PM – 1PM ET
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_HEDMOHE
     If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
    Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:Power point
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

In this webinar, we will host a panel of experts on oral health. We will be discussing access to care, barriers and inequalities prevalent in Maine in relation to dental care. Speakers from UMA’s Dental Health Programs, From the First Tooth, and Partnership for Children’s Oral Health, will share their expertise on the topic.


What you'll learn

At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe oral health inequity in Maine
  • List 2 ways to increase access to dental care in Maine
  • Describe 3 resources for professionals who are improving Maine’s Dental Health

Subject Matter Expert


  • Jennifer Crittenden, PhD, MSW

    Assistant Professor in the UMaine School of Social Work

  • Jennifer Crittenden, PhD, MSW is an assistant professor in the UMaine School of Social Work as well as the Associate Director of the University of Maine Center on Aging. Dr. Crittenden has over fifteen years of experience in professional and community education, program evaluation and program planning. Nearly all research projects and grant-funded programs under her management entail the translation of academic research into professional and public education programs, events, and dissemination activities. Her experience in healthcare research and evaluation includes a variety of initiatives aimed at prevention and quality improvement across the care spectrum. Dr. Crittenden is currently the evaluation co-lead for the statewide AgingME Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program. She is also co-PI for The Mayer-Rothschild Foundation Designation of Excellence in Person-Centered Long-Term Care Project, a project that is developing a national framework from which person-centered care can be defined and implemented in long-term care settings. Dr. Crittenden has also spearheaded a primary care elder abuse screening project, served as a consultant for an educational initiative focused on care transitions, and has served as a lead evaluator for two oral health initiatives implemented within primary care and long-term care settings.


  • Kellie A Stanhope RDH, BSDH, EFDA

    Program Coordinator at Northern Light
    Health

  • Kellie Stanhope has worked for 36 years as a clinical dental hygienist, practicing in many settings, including private practice, Indian Health Services public health, and as a clinical instructor. She is a graduate of University of Maine, Orono and University of Maine Augusta-Bangor, and is currently employed at Northern Light Health as Program Coordinator, Child Health within the Community Health and Grants Department. She works directly with the Raising Readers and From the First Tooth Programs and is a Professional Clinical Teacher II in the Dental Health Programs at the University of Maine at Augusta-Bangor campus. She provides clinical instruction in the senior Dental Hygiene Clinic and is clinical lead for the Local Anesthesia and Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary labs.


  • Kalie Hess

    Associate Director for Partnership for Children’s Oral Health

  • Kalie Hess works at the Partnership for Children’s Oral Health, working to build a network of partners in Maine who are dedicated to eradicating dental disease in children. Dental disease is an equity issue, and she approaches this work through that perspective. Prior to working at PCOH, Kalie worked with Maine’s Federally Qualified Health Centers to implement quality improvement, policy, and systems solutions to increase access to health care for underserved people. Kalie has a background of working locally and at the state level to promote community health and wellbeing through community coalition efforts. Kalie brings to her work a commitment to addressing health equity and the underlying causes that prevent people from thriving – whether that is addressing barriers in transportation systems, improving confidence in public health efforts, or working to build new systems that better serve the people they are intended to help. Kalie received her Bachelor’s in Anthropology from the University of Maine and her Master of Public Health from the University at Albany.


  • Kathryn Walker, RDH, EFDA, MSEd

    Assistant Professor of Dental Health at UMA

  • Kathryn Walker is Assistant Professor of Dental Health at the University of Maine, Augusta. In April 2020, she was appointed by Governor Janet Mills to serve a five-year term as a member of the Maine Board of Dental Practice (MBDP). The MBDP is a state regulatory agency that meets monthly with a primary focus in the protection of the public through individual dental professional regulation.


  • Hibo Omer, MPH

    Consultant for Public Health

  • Hibo Omer is a consultant for public health and diversity who educates and advocates in Maine. Hibo earned her Bachelors of Science from the University of Southern Maine, and her Master’s in Public Health from University of New England. Hibo, who was born in Ethiopia and acculturated in Somali, identifies herself as Ethio-SoMainer because she has lived most of her life in Maine. Hibo’s history has included working in Social Service with the New Mainers’ community from resettlement to connecting New Mainers to service. Additionally, she worked with the NH-ME Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Program as Public Health and Diversity Consultant. She is a co-founder of an international NGO called New Mainers Public Health–Horn of Africa, which provides public health consultation in public health disability and the program of Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) services. Hibo is a co-founder of Smart Health Consultant, a consulting firm that focuses on public health projects, diversity training, and strategic planning.


  • Carrie Woodcock

    Executive Director for Maine Parent Federation

  • Carrie Woodcock is a graduate from Saint Joseph's College in Maine with a BA in liberal arts. She spent 15 years after graduation in the filed of sales and marketing. Six years after the birth of her daughter she joined Maine Parent Federation as the Regional Family Support Coordinator for Southern Maine. Five years ago she became the Executive Director for Maine Parent Federation. She has a son who is 16 years old who is diagnosed with Dyslexia and ADHD a 14 year old daughter with Down Syndrome. She has been advocating for the needs of her children across all systems of care since 2007. Her work with Maine Parent Federation has allowed her to share my knowledge and experience with parents and professionals alike since 2013.

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Course Information

  • Audience: Program administrators/managers, data managers, data analysts, quality improvement/performance improvement staff, program evaluators, and public health workforce members interested in learning about how to use data for racial equity and health equity.
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Recorded on February 17, 2021
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_REDR. 
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills, Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
  • Learning Level: Performance
  • Companion Trainings:
  • Supplemental materials:PowerPoint of presentation, Links to addtional resources inlcuding the Racial Equity Data Road Map
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

This presentation will describe the Racial Equity Data Road Map, a tool developed at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to facilitate using data towards eliminating structural racism. Use of the Racial Equity Data Road Map can support programs to authentically engage communities; frame data in the broader historical and structural contexts that impact health; communicate that inequities are unfair, unjust and preventable; and design solutions that address racism and other root causes of inequities. Presenters will address common challenges related to using data to inform racial equity work, program monitoring, quality improvement and performance management.



What you'll learn

At the end of the recording, participants will be able to:

  • State or identify how a racial equity approach can be applied to data, continuous quality improvement (CQI), and program implementation
  • Apply strategies to enhance the use of data to promote racial equity
  • List three sources of available data

Subject Matter Expert

  • Christine Silva
    Christine Silva

Christine Silva, MPH is an Epidemiologist at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. As the Director of the Massachusetts Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program, Ms. Silva is responsible for all operational aspects of Massachusetts MIECHV including program operations, implementation, and adherence to federal grant and reporting requirements. She previously served as the program epidemiologist responsible for conducting analyses for the purposes of program monitoring and development, quality improvement, and evaluation of MIECHV. Ms. Silva is charged with demonstrating program effectiveness and measuring the impact of services for statewide evidence-based home visiting models. Ms. Silva received a B.A from Boston University and an MPH from the Boston University School of Public Health, and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

  • Sarah Lederberg Stone
    Sarah Lederberg Stone

Sarah Lederberg Stone, MPH, PhD, is an Epidemiologist in the Division of Maternal and Child Health Research and Analysis at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.  Dr. Stone supports the Massachusetts WIC Program (the USDA’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children), with an emphasis on using data to promote health equity. She also plays a key role in drafting the annual Title V MCH Block Grant report and the five-year needs assessment to select state Title V priorities and develop structural and process measures.  Dr. Stone is a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, and earned her MPH and PhD in Epidemiology from the Boston University School of Public Health, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in MCH Applied Epidemiology through the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists.

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“My BOSS Network” – A Conceptual Framework to Develop Social Capital

How can we use intersectionality of social capital, civic engagement and health equity to build a network that provides more “seats at the table” for policy input?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public health workforce
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Recorded on November 11, 2020
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 20 min
  • Competencies: Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings:
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

This presentation will discuss a model approach to increase capacity-building skills of individuals from under-served communities to strategically create strong social bridges and linkages; and purposefully build an effective network. Lessons drawn from a 10-months AmeriCorps service experience about the value of the intersectionality of social capital, civic engagement and health equity inform the development of a conceptual framework-- “My BOSS Network” and will drive the design of interventions that evaluate individuals perceived capabilities to leverage their social capital to gain a seat at the table and contribute to policy decisions that impact the health outcomes of their communities. Recorded at the CT Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Conference on Wednesday, November 11, 2020.


What you'll learn

At the end of the recording, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the intersectionality of health equity, civic engagement and social capital
  • Discuss a model framework to develop an influential social/professional informal network

Subject Matter Expert

  • Selina A. Osei
    Selina A. Osei

Selina A. Osei is a Public Health Practitioner who works with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)’s Population Health Management department on Medicaid Accountable Care Organization (ACO) programs. Selina aspires to work within the space of global health systems delivery design targeting resource-poor communities. With a purpose driven goal to achieve health equity so that everyone can have the opportunity to live up to their full potential, Selina also serves as the incumbent Communications & Membership Committee Chair for the Connecticut Chapter of the National Association for Health Service Executives (NAHSE). As a community organizer, AmeriCorps Alumni, and past student Ambassador for UNESCO, Selina is passionate about serving her community through volunteerism in her spare time. Selina graduated from University of Connecticut with a B.S in Chemistry, University at Albany School of Public Health with an MPH, earned her MD as an international medical graduate and pursued an MBA in business management from Davenport University to best achieve her purpose driven goals.

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Session 4 recorded May 27, 2020
    Session 5 recorded June 2, 2020
    Session 5 recorded June 10, 2020
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hour.  Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hour is 1.  Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID:  SS1131137_05272021.
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, If you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
     
  • Competencies: Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: Building Individual Resiliency in Extended Events
    Session 1, 2 and 3
  • Supplemental materials: Session PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

This Building Resiliency in Extended Events workshop series aims to help participants support resilience through individual and workforce strategies to manage stressors induced by prolonged emergencies. A recording of the didactic part of the workshops are available, together with a summary handout of the main points.

Building resiliency in an extended incident is not an identical process to building resiliency after a single disaster event or in normal non-disaster times. This training will focus on stress on organizational stressors and interventions.


What you'll learn

At the end of the recording, participants will be able to:

  • Identify stressors related to the organizational demands of individuals working in public health.
  • Describe useful strategies to mediate, prevent and manage organizational stressors during extended events
  • Recognize when and how to choose interventions to reduce organizational stressors and promote organizational resilience
  • Explain recovery processes in ongoing events

Subject Matter Expert


  • Imani Daniel

  • Imani Daniel is a native Virgin Islander who is committed to community empowerment, sustainability, and creating a culture of preparedness in the Virgin Islands. Currently, Imani serves as the Executive Director of the St. Thomas Recovery Team (STRT). The mission of the STRT is to act as a coalition of diverse community stakeholders that are cooperatively coordinating St. Thomas’ longterm recovery response, resource management, resiliency planning, and training in response to hurricanes Irma and Maria. Imani grew up on St. Thomas and was eager to return home after studying Political Science and Neuropsychology at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. She has previously held both research and outreach positions at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, particularly regarding mental health in vulnerable and marginalized communities. Since her return home in 2015, Imani has served as the Community Engagement Specialist for the Virgin Islands Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (VI-EPSCoR) at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) where she engaged other citizens with the ongoing Mare Nostrum research being conducted at UVI. After this appointment, she served as the Chief of Staff for the 32nd Legislature’s Senate Secretary, Senator Jean A. Forde. These two positions have given Imani the tools she needs to excel at advocacy, policy reform and strategic community engagement. Imani focuses on a life of service and giving Virgin Islanders the tools they need to advocate for themselves. She serves on the Board of the Family Resource Center and actively participates in All Saints Cathedral School alumni support events. She still supports VI-EPSCoR through her participation in several grants revolving around Hazard Mitigation, Community Resilience and Natural Resource Management. Recently, she has presented at the 2019 NVOAD (National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster), the 2020 Congressional Black Caucus Leadership Summit, and the 2019 and 2020 CGI (Clinton Global Initiative) conferences to promote the initiatives of the territory. She envisions a stronger and more resilient territory and hopes that her efforts and networks can help provide a more hopeful future in the Virgin Islands.


  • Mark Evces

  • Mark Evces, PhD, ABPP is an organizational consultant and clinical psychologist who, prior to launching WorkHaven LLC, served as the Assistant Director of Mental Health in the NYU School of Medicine, World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program Clinical Center of Excellence, and Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine. In his role at the WTC health program, he provided and supervised integrative, evidence-based psychotherapy for first responders, workers, and volunteers who participated in the rescue and recovery response to the WTC attacks of September 11, 2001. He has worked across a variety of public mental health clinical, training, and research settings in Atlanta, New York, and rural Georgia. For six years, he has consulted with nonprofit organizations to help further efforts towards greater workplace health and productivity in pursuit of social justice and human rights. He also maintains a private psychotherapy practice, where he provides trauma-informed care. Dr. Evces, with Gertie Quitangon, MD, co-edited Vicarious Trauma and disaster Mental Health: Understanding Risks and Promoting Resilience, published by Routledge Press in 2015.

Registration and Contact Hours

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Acknowledgement: This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

* Yale School of Public Health, Office of Public Health Practice, a New England Public Health Training Center partner, is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. All CHES credit inquiries are managed by YSPH

Course Information

  • Audience: Public health workforce interested in high cost of emergency room visits
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Recorded Wednesday, February 10, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1.5 hours
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hour.  Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hour is 1.  Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_HPAER.
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, If you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
     
  • Competencies: Communication Skills Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials: None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

Americans make more than 140 million trips to the emergency room each year, but usually don’t know the price until a bill shows up in the mail. New York Times journalist Sarah Kliff spent 18 months collecting thousands of emergency room bills, and made public the prices that hospitals try to keep secret. From $629 Band Aids to $5,571 charges for just sitting in a waiting room, Ms. Kliff will discuss what her reporting found, what it tells us about the American health care system, and the policy solutions Congress could use to fix it.


What you'll learn

At the end of the recording, participants will be able to:

  • Describe legislative and policy relief for “surprise billing” to patients
  • List 3 loop-holes in the “No Surprises Act”
  • Describe tactics patients can use to advocate for themselves in terms of hospital billing
  • Discuss relative benefit of various policy options (e.g., patient choice, increase in transparency, rate-setting) in reducing hospital costs

Subject Matter Expert


  • Sarah Kliff

    INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER, THE NEW YORK TIMES

  • Sarah Kliff is one of the country’s leading health policy journalists, who has spent nearly a decade chronicling Washington’s battle over the Affordable Care Act. Her reporting has inspired new legislation in Congress, been cited by the Supreme Court, and resulted in multiple hospitals revising their billing policies. Sarah is currently an investigative reporter at the New York Times and, before that, was a senior policy correspondent at the website Vox. She has also covered health care for the Washington Post, Politico, and Newsweek magazine.
    Sarah is the recipient of multiple reporting awards, including fellowships from the Association of Health Care Journalists and the Annenberg School of Journalism at the University of Southern California. The Supreme Court cited Sarah’s work in their 2012 decision upholding the health care law. After she broke news in early 2017 that Republican legislators had exempted their own coverage from their Obamacare repeal bill, the House of Representatives took a vote to close that loophole.
    Sarah is a frequent television guest and has appeared on CBS, PBS, Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC. She enjoys public speaking and, most recently, has presented at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, the Aspen Ideas Festival, the Colorado Health Institute and the California Health Care Foundation.


  • Wendy Mariner

    MODERATOR EMERITUS PROFESSOR, BU SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

  • Professor Mariner is the Edward R. Utley Professor of Health Law at Boston University School of Public Health, Professor in the Center for Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights, Professor in the Department of Health Law, Policy & Management, and Director of the JD-MPH dual degree program at Boston University School of Public Health; Professor of Law at Boston University School of Law; and Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Professor Mariner’s research focuses on laws governing health risks, including social and personal responsibility for risk creation, health insurance systems, implementation of the Affordable Care Act, ERISA, health information privacy, and population health policy. She has co-authored three editions of the law school textbook, PUBLIC HEALTH LAW, Third Edition (Wendy Mariner, George J Annas, Nicole Huberfeld & Michael Ulrich, 2019), Second Edition (Wendy Mariner & George J Annas, 2014), and First Edition (Ken Wing, Wendy Mariner, George Annas & Dan Strouse, 2007), and published more than 100 articles in the legal, medical and health policy literature on public health law, patients and consumers’ rights, health care reform, insurance benefits and regulation, AIDS policy, immunization, research with human beings, and reproductive rights. She is Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice, having previously served as Vice Chair and Secretary, and was a member of the ABA Special Committee on Bioethics and the Law. Professor Mariner also serves as Program Chair of the Program in Health Law & Human Rights, a joint project with the Public Health Regulations Analysis Center of the National School of Public Health of the New University of Lisbon. Professor Mariner has served on state, national, and international boards and commissions, including the Massachusetts Health Facilities Appeals Board, the Massachusetts Health Care Quality and Cost Council Advisory Committee, the Massachusetts Health Information Technology Council Advisory Committee; the National Institutes of Health AIDS Advisory Committee, the Committee for the International Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research Involving Human Subjects, the Executive Board of the American Public Health Association, and Institute of Medicine committees. Her university activities have included serving as Chair of the Boston University Faculty Council and ex officio member of the Trustees of Boston University, Co-Director of Regulatory Knowledge and Research Ethics of Boston University’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and member of the Boston University Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion and other university committees. She was the American Journal of Public Health’s Contributing Editor for Health Law and Ethics and currently serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Health Politics, Policy & Law, the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, and the Human Rights and the Global Economy. With health law colleagues, she has submitted amicus curiae briefs to the Supreme Court of the United States in cases involving health law issues, including the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.

Registration and Contact Hours

Select the Enroll button below to register for this recording. If you have any trouble accessing the recording, contact support@nephtc.org.

Acknowledgement: This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

* Yale School of Public Health, Office of Public Health Practice, a New England Public Health Training Center partner, is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. All CHES credit inquiries are managed by YSPH

Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Session 1 recorded May 6, 2020
    Session 2 recorded May 13, 2020
    Session 3 recorded May 20, 2020
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 44 minutes
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hour.  Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hour is 1.  Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_BPWR3.
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, If you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
     
  • Competencies: Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: Building Resiliency in Extended Events (Sessions 4, 5 and 6)
  • Supplemental materials: Session PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites:

About this Webinar

This Building Resiliency in Extended Events workshop series aims to help participants support resilience through individual and workforce strategies to manage stressors induced by prolonged emergencies. A recording of the didactic part of the workshops are available, together with a summary handout of the main points.

Building resiliency in an extended incident is not an identical process to building resiliency after a single disaster event or in normal non-disaster times. This training will focus on stress on the individual.


What you'll learn

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define resilience, and explain why building resilience during an extended event is different from building resilience during a single disaster
  • List the six domains in which stress manifests during and after an extended incident
  • Describe the signs of physical, emotional, cognitive, behavioral, spiritual, and social stress
  • Identify strategies to mediate, prevent, and manage stressors and promote resilience in prolonged events

Subject Matter Expert

  • Mark Evces
    Mark Evces
  • Mark Evces, PhD, ABPP is an organizational consultant and clinical psychologist who, prior to launching WorkHaven LLC, served as the Assistant Director of Mental Health in the NYU School of Medicine, World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program Clinical Center of Excellence, and Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine. In his role at the WTC health program, he provided and supervised integrative, evidence-based psychotherapy for first responders, workers, and volunteers who participated in the rescue and recovery response to the WTC attacks of September 11, 2001. He has worked across a variety of public mental health clinical, training, and research settings in Atlanta, New York, and rural Georgia. For six years, he has consulted with nonprofit organizations to help further efforts towards greater workplace health and productivity in pursuit of social justice and human rights. He also maintains a private psychotherapy practice, where he provides trauma-informed care. Dr. Evces, with Gertie Quitangon, MD, co-edited Vicarious Trauma and disaster Mental Health: Understanding Risks and Promoting Resilience, published by Routledge Press in 2015.

  • Yaminette Diaz-Linhart
    Yaminette Diaz-Linhart
  • Yaminette Diaz-Linhart, LCSW, MPH, was the recipient of the 2018 BUSSW Alumni Association’s Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Social Work. Her path has taken her from a MSW/MPH dual degree student to program director for BMC’s Center for Family Navigation in Pediatrics to her current role as a health policy research scholar in the doctoral program at Brandeis University. Yaminette was born in Puerto Rico and grew up in Connecticut. She moved to western Massachusetts to attend Mount Holyoke College.
    Yaminette’s work has focused on improving child and family outcomes through mental health promotion and depression prevention for parents. Yaminette has been a member of NASW-MA since 2010 and holds a Master of Social Work and a Master of Public Health from Boston University School of Social Work and School of Public Health. She is committed to developing policy level strategies that help promote mental health for families through the life course.
    Yaminette believes that in order to move toward health equity and human sustainability, healthcare organizations will need to include people in roles such as community health workers, patient navigators, and social workers to help meet the social and health needs of patients. Her research explores how organizations manage these “nontraditional” boundary spanner roles and how work design and employee management practices may impact patient outcomes. She believes that addressing the current gap in managing these roles is crucial for employee health and wellbeing, and as a result for patients.
    Yaminette’s unique perspective straddles multiple identities, including her professional work as a public health social worker, and positions her well to think about building a Culture of Health through cross-sector collaborations in the management field.

Registration and Contact Hours

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Acknowledgement: This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

* Yale School of Public Health, Office of Public Health Practice, a New England Public Health Training Center partner, is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. All CHES credit inquiries are managed by YSPH

Course Information

  • Audience: Local, state, and tribal public health professionals; public health learning specialists and educators; workforce development teams; Leaders and team members influencing learning development.
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Recorded on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 2-3pm ET
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_CLASC
    TBD.  If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Community Dimensions of Practice Skills, Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: Introduction to Systems Thinking
    Using Systems Thinking Tools and Coaching in Public Health – Stories From the Field
  • Supplemental materials:Power point
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

Today’s challenges, like climate change and COVID-19, are complex and require public health professionals to lead large-scale changes that no one person or organization can solve alone. The Public Health Learning Network has developed the Learning Agenda Toolkit to help workforce specialists and other leaders develop a coordinated system of effective, efficient, and quality learning to address these challenges.
This webinar reviews the origins of the toolkit and explores its key elements, including a conceptual learning framework, rapid assessment tool, discussion guide, and learning approach planning tool, to help build a robust learning agenda and implement systems changes that improve health.


What you'll learn

At the end of the recording, participants will be able to:

  • Review key elements of the Learning Agenda Toolkit.
  • Consider how different learning approaches, implemented over time, can be used to build collective competency to address community challenges.
  • Learn how to be involved in future pilot testing efforts for the toolkit.

Subject Matter Expert

This webinar recording will be co-presented by Christina Welter, DrPH, MPH and Karla Todd Barrett, MBA, MSM.


  • Christina R. Welter, DrPH, MPH

    Director, DrPH in Leadership

  • Dr. Welter is a policy practitioner, visionary leader, and practice-based researcher committed to helping organizations and their partners co-create equity-focused systems change. Among many roles, she is the Director of the DrPH in Leadership at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. Dr. Welter specializes in engaged and applied mixed method research approaches that promote collaborative learning to develop, implement, and/or evaluate multi-level policy and systems initiatives that address the structural determinants of health.
    A few of Dr. Welter’s current projects include serving as a Principal Investigator of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health funded Center for Healthy Work where she conducts an action research project to increase policy and systems strategies that addresses precarious work. She also serves as the Associate Director and Translation Investigator of the Centers for Disease Control-funded Policy, Practice and Prevention Research Center where she studies governmental public health agency readiness for strategic transformation. Dr. Welter is also currently leading the evaluation for the Cook County Department of Public Health’s Contract Tracing initiative, focused on a racial justice, community mobilization and worker-centered approach to Covid-19. Dr. Welter proudly served as one of the Deputy Incident Commanders for the Illinois Department of Public Health’s Covid-19 response Spring, 2020, helping the state to expand its strategic management and policy responses to the virus.


  • Karla Todd Barrett, MBA, MSM

    Senior Program Manager, Training Specialist

  • Ms. Todd Barrett is the Senior Program Manager and Training Specialist at the Boston University School of Public Health. She manages overall operations and partnerships for the New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), including training delivery and development, data analysis, and governance. Ms. Todd has co-authored posters and presentations on NEPHTC training innovations and activity for NACCHO, APHA, NNPHI, SOPHE and NACCHO Emergency Preparedness.

Registration

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Acknowledgement: This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.