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

Course Information

  • Audience: Nurse, community health worker, public health professional, organization leaders/directors, related disciplines
  • Format: Online Webinar
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 12:00 EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 2 part series, 1 hour 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: PM1131137_0422020. 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: Community Dimensions of Practice Skills 
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings:

    Music Therapy Impact on Population Health: RI Experience and Beyond

  • Supplemental materials: Course Schedule and PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

This webinar will provide an overview of the role of the role of Neurologic Music Therapy and interdisciplinary partnerships for successful client impact in RI. The early intervention model will be used to discuss replicable options for programming as well as roles and responsibilities for each organization/provider.

Music is innate and preferred by the majority of the population.  Evidence based music therapy interventions engage multiple regions of the brain to elicit positive health and behavioral health change.  Hands in Harmony strives to increase impact through the formation of social groups to increase education and awareness and target the community at large. 

What you'll learn

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

  • Describe role of music therapy in an interdisciplinary program model
  • Discuss opportunities that might exist in your current position for interdisciplinary opportunities
  • Discuss opportunities for sustainability for arts-based programs in healthcare
  • Discuss roles and responsibilities of each organization (facility, state, arts-based organization) in a successful interdisciplinary collaboration

Subject Matter Expert


  • Nicole O’Malley MA, MT-BC, LPMT, NMT/F

    Executive Director/President
    Neurologic Music Therapist
    Hands in Harmony
    Music Therapy Faculty-University of Rhode Island

Nicole O'Malley, Executive Director and Licensed Neurologic Music Therapist founded Hands in Harmony in 2003 after receiving her BM in Music Therapy from Anna Maria College. She completed training in Neurologic Music Therapy in 2007 and her Fellowship in Neurologic Music Therapy in 2016. Nicole received her MA in music therapy through Berklee college of music focusing on researching the neurobiology of the role of music in the stress and relaxation response.  Nicole received level 1 NICU training in 2017.  She serves as the chair of the Government Relations Committee for the New England Region American Music Therapy Association and chair of the music therapy task force of Rhode Island throughout the passing of the music therapy licensure in RI.  She is music therapy faculty at URI and is passionate about interdisciplinary opportunities, increasing impact through population health, and data collection. 

Registration and Contact Hours

Select the Enroll 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

Course Information

  • Audience: Nurse, community health worker, public health professional, organization leaders/directors, related disciplines
  • Format: Online Webinar
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 2 part series, 1 hour 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: PM1131137_05132020. 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: Community Dimensions of Practice Skills 
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings:

    Building a Sustainable Arts-Based Health Program: the Hands in Harmony Experience

  • Supplemental materials: Course Schedule and PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

This webinar will provide an introduction to music therapy.  The Hands in Harmony population wheel will be paired with infographics to provide an overview on the impact of evidence based music therapy interventions to address health outcomes as well as how to integrate music/music therapy in population health.

What you'll learn

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

  • Describe the role of music therapy in health and behavioral health
  • Discuss lessons learned from the Hands in Harmony Story in developing self-sustaining arts-based services to increase accessibility to music therapy at the state level
  • Explore and discuss the role of music in addressing social health determinants applicable to populations in the Hands in Harmony population wheel
  • Integrate one applicable approach to increase the impact of music in your personal and/or professional life

Subject Matter Expert


  • Nicole O’Malley MA, MT-BC, LPMT, NMT/F

    Executive Director/President
    Neurologic Music Therapist
    Hands in Harmony
    Music Therapy Faculty-University of Rhode Island

Nicole O'Malley, Executive Director and Licensed Neurologic Music Therapist founded Hands in Harmony in 2003 after receiving her BM in Music Therapy from Anna Maria College. She completed training in Neurologic Music Therapy in 2007 and her Fellowship in Neurologic Music Therapy in 2016. Nicole received her MA in music therapy through Berklee college of music focusing on researching the neurobiology of the role of music in the stress and relaxation response.  Nicole received level 1 NICU training in 2017.  She serves as the chair of the Government Relations Committee for the New England Region American Music Therapy Association and chair of the music therapy task force of Rhode Island throughout the passing of the music therapy licensure in RI.  She is music therapy faculty at URI and is passionate about interdisciplinary opportunities, increasing impact through population health, and data collection. 

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

Course Information

  • Audience: Community health worker, public health professional, nurses, people working with populations requiring chronic care
  • Format: Online Webinar
  • Date/Time: March 19, 2020
    12:00 - 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 hour.  Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hour is 1.  Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_03192020.
    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: Performance
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials: Session PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

One thing for certain, change is inevitable. Reorganization, funding loss or gain, leadership, emerging community issues, policy changes – the list is endless. Like it or not, change happens. Learn to anticipate and embrace change, thrive in an ever changing environment, and bring others on the journey with you.


What you'll learn

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

  • Describe strategies to overcome the fear of change in yourself and others.
  • Identify ways to anticipate and prepare for change.
  • Define strategies to support team members in a changing environment.

Subject Matter Expert

  • Laurie Call
    Laurie Call

Laurie Call serves as the Director of the Center for Community Capacity Development (CCCD) at the Illinois Public Health Institute. Over the past 12 years, Call built the Center from its roots as a community health assessment and planning training and TA program into a public health systems and performance improvement consultation provider serving clients across the United States. With a focus on tailoring processes to meet everchanging community and organizational needs, diverse stakeholder engagement, collective impact and health equity, Call has facilitated the MAPP framework in over 25 communities including rural, urban, suburban, and statewide initiatives. Over the past 29 years, Call has developed expertise in strategic, program, and community health improvement planning, performance management, quality improvement and public health accreditation. Call is a trained curriculum developer and has developed and delivered over 100 public health and management trainings in a wide variety of topic areas. In addition, Call developed the NACCHO resource, Developing a Local Health Department Strategic Plan (PDF). Call, along with Jess Lynch, also developed two guidance documents for ASTHO, State Health Assessment Guidance and Resources and Developing a State Health Improvement Plan: Guidance and Resources (PDF), both of which are resources to state health departments as they embark on state health assessment and improvement planning.

Registration and Contact Hours

Select the Enroll 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

Course Information

  • Audience: Community health workers, public health professionals, nurses, people working with populations requiring chronic care
  • Format: Online Webinar
  • Date/Time: February 5, 2020
    12:00 - 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 hour.  Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hour is 1.  Provider ID: SS1131137, Event ID: 02052020. 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: Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials: Session PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

This webinar will provide a brief overview of Motivational Interviewing (MI) for community health workers and others who work with populations requiring chronic care. If you are curious about what is MI and how this style of conversation can influence chronic care. Learn the basic structure, mindset and history of MI.


What you'll learn

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

  • Describe active listening, behavior change and how our approach can foster motivation or not
  • Describe Motivational Interviewing and how it can be applied in your chronic care practice
  • Illustrate the spirit of Motivational Interviewing and how it is used to elicit behavior change
  • Describe Motivational Interviewing skills including OARS and Elicit-Provide-Elicit approaches to patient engagement and education

Subject Matter Expert

  • LisaStockwell
    Lisa Stockwell

Lisa Stockwell, M.Ed., has over 20 years’ experience as a trainer, educator and coach working with organizations, groups and individuals in topics related to positive behavior change, effective communication skills, mindfulness, compassion fatigue and motivational interviewing. She believes that the style of the conversation is essential in helping clients move toward change that will improve their quality of life. Lisa is a certified Train the Trainer and Whole Life Coach. She is a member of MINT (Motivational Interviewing International Trainers), Master Trainer in Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management (CDSMP) for workplaces, groups and individuals to manage their chronic condition (non-clinical). Lisa is an engaging and lively speaker and storyteller for conferences, organizations, and groups.

Registration and Contact Hours

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

Working with the Firearms Community to Prevent Suicide

Hear how you can engage the firearm community as part of the solution to suicide prevention efforts.

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals, behavioral health, community organizations
  • Format: Online Webinar
  • Date/Time: December 11, 2019
    12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour 
  • Credential(s) eligible for 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. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour and the contact hour(s) for this course may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. You may want to check with your credentialing body if you’re unsure if this course meets its continuing education requirements.
  • Competencies: Policy Development/Program Planning Skills, Cultural Competency Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:Session PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites:None

About this Webinar

This webinar will describe the intersection of firearm safety and suicide prevention and how public health and firearm advocates have worked together on this issue. We will focus on experiences in New Hampshire where the Gun Shop Project was originally developed and how it has been implemented in a growing number of places around the county.


What You'll Learn

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

  • Describe the principal commonality between the public health and firearm communities
  • Identify several issues in your community that may benefit from a collaborative approach
  • Access a variety of materials that you can utilize in your own efforts

Subject Matter Expert


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    Elaine Frank, MHS
    CALM
    NH Firearm Safety Coalition

Elaine Frank is an Injury Prevention and Public Health professional who has focused her work for the past ten years at the intersection of Firearm Safety and Suicide Prevention. She is the co-developer of CALM – Counseling on Access to Lethal Means – and the Co-chair of the NH Firearm Safety Coalition that created the Gun Shop Project and other efforts to engage the firearm community in preventing suicide.
Ms. Frank earned a Master of Health Sciences at Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health where she learned how and why to collaborate in order to address complex issues.

Registration and Contact Hours

Select the Enroll 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.

Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals, behavioral health, community organizations
  • Format: Online Webinar
  • Date/Time: November 12, 2019
    12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour 
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Certificate of completion
  • Competencies: Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: On-line Training One-day live training Coaching
  • Supplemental materials:Session PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites:None

About this Webinar

The fast pace and pressures experienced in public health often demand short term and immediate actions without thoughtful consideration of the long-term effects. When people are able to look at situations from a bigger picture, systems view, it allows them to make higher quality decisions and minimizes unintended consequences. One of the most significant contributions to building this capacity is Systems Thinking.

Systems Thinking is a practical, results-oriented approach for better understanding the underlying causes of complex issues. This webinar will introduce systems thinking tools and present two recent examples of public health teams who have engaged with systems thinking tools and received coaching, with very positive results!

  • Example 1: one of of three teams coached from the Vermont Department of Health that focused on reducing the case processing backlog in their Cancer Registry Department
  • Example 2: one of five teams coached from NNPHI's Strategic Scholars Program that focused on the challenges local health departments have in prioritizing and integrating  behavioral health services


What you'll learn

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

  • Define systems thinking
  • Explain the Iceberg Model and Ladder of Inference
  • Give an example of an improvement by a public health team using systems thinking coaching

Subject Matter Expert

Julia Ross has been working in the field of systems thinking and systems change for over 30 years. The primary focus of her work today is building the capacity of individuals, teams, and multi-stakeholder groups in using a systems thinking approach in dealing with complex issues and creating sustainable results. She strives to make systems thinking easy to understand, accessible and directly applicable to organizational life. She has extensive experience training, coaching and consulting in local government, education, public health and health care systems.

Registration and Contact Hours

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

The Certificate of Completion will incluation requirements.

Changing the Culture of Pain Treatment

How can pain treatment modalities such as clinical massage therapy, acupuncture, physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic care, naturopathic medicine, cognitive behavioral therapy, and community health services, be used to change the culture of pain management?

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*This educational activity is jointly provided by Brown University, Warren Alpert Medical School, Office of Continuing Medical Education and Community College of Rhode Island.

Course Information

  • Audience: Physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physical therapists, social workers, medical students, residents & fellows, occupational therapists, therapeutic massage therapists, acupuncturists, chiropractors, allied and rehab health students
  • Format: Recording of Live Symposia
  • Release date: February 10, 2020
  • Expiration Date: February 10, 2022
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 3 hours and each module should take ~75 min to complete 
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: To receive credit, please
    • (1) review the activity objectives, faculty information, and CME information prior to participating in the activity
    • (2) view the CME presentations
    • (3) complete the CME activity evaluation and post-test at the conclusion of the activity. Note that a passing score of 75% must be achieved in order to receive a credit certificate
  • Competencies:   ABMS: Patient Care and Procedural Skills; Medical Knowledge; Systems-based Practice. IOM: Provide patient-centered care; Work in interdisciplinary teams; interprofessional Education Collaborative: Roles/Responsibilities. Public Health Primary Competency: Public Health Sciences Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials: Brochure and Flyer from live event,  PowerPoints from sessions
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

The purpose of this educational program will be to change the culture of pain management by promoting non-opioid therapies for chronic pain based on evidence-based practices including clinical massage therapy, acupuncture, physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic care, naturopathic medicine, cognitive behavioral therapy, and community health services. This symposium is supported by funding from the Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and Human Services Healthcare Workforce Transformation Program.

What you'll learn

After viewing the recordings, you will be able to:

  • Recognize psychosocial risk factors for patients with pain
  • Evaluate outcomes of integrative therapy options to manage pain
  • Analyze patients’ biopsychosocial elements related to pain
  • Identify various treatment plans for pain management
  • Describe steps in the referral process for prescribing non-pharmacologic pain management

Course Moderator:

  • Matthew Smith
    Matthew Smith, MD, EMHL
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedics, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Registration and Contact Hours

Select the Enroll button below to register to view this recording of a live symposia. If you have any trouble accessing the recording, contact trainingmanager@nephtc.org.

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the recording. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.  

CME Accreditation
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Community College of Rhode Island. The Warren Alpert Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Rhode Island Specific: This program qualifies for 1.25 hour CME Credit in Opioid Pain Management / Chronic Pain Management, one of the required areas of section 6.0; 6.2.1 Rhode Island CME re-licensure requirements.

Other Health Professionals: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for 1.25 hour AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. This credit is accepted by the AANP, AAPA, and RI Pharmacy re-licensure.

Disclaimer and Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy: The Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) and its educational partners protect the privacy of personal and other information regarding participants and educational collaborators. The CME Office maintains its Internet site as an information resource and service for physicians, other health professionals, and the public. The CME Office will keep your personal information confidential when you participate in a CME Internet-based program. CME collects only the information necessary to provide you with the services that you request.

Disclaimer: This educational program is designed to present scientific information and opinion to Health professionals, to stimulate thought, and further investigation

Practical Strategies to Increase Your Personal Safety While Doing Fieldwork

Have you ever been harmed or threatened, or felt unsafe while doing your work out in the field/community? Did you know what to do, or how to prevent it from happening again?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Community health workers and all public health professionals
  • Format: Online Webinar
  • Date/Time: October 15, 2019
    12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour 
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Certificate of completion
  • Competencies: Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:Session PowerPoint, stress management techniques hand-outs
  • Pre-requisites:None

About this Webinar

This webinar will provide practical tips and strategies for improved threat awareness and self-protection during field work, focused on workplace violence risk. Quick, effective stress management techniques, such as specialized breathing will also be provided. These tools can aid in increasing awareness and safety as well as de-escalation.




What you'll learn

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

  • List 2 strategies for improved hazard awareness in the field
  • List 2 strategies for maintaining your personal safety in the field
  • List 2 self-practice techniques for stress management

Subject Matter Expert

  • HilaryHackbart
    Hilary Hackbart

Hilary Hackbart works for the MA Department of Labor Standards in the Workplace Safety and Health for Public Sector Employees program. She has worked extensively on the development of occupational health and safety management systems, has conducted hundreds of on-site workplace health and safety assessments, and has trained thousands of workers on a wide range of health and safety topics, including workplace violence prevention. She holds a BA in Biochemistry from Harvard University, and an MS in Hazardous Materials Management from Tufts University.

Registration and Contact Hours

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

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the webinar. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals, State and local health departments 
  • Format: Online Webinar
  • Date/Time: September 26, 2019
    12 PM - 1 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Certificate of completion
  • Competencies: Policy Development/ Program Planning Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials: Session PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this webinar

This webinar will highlight the City of Providence, Rhode Island’s efforts to integrate health into public policies across sectors. Examples will include working in collaboration with Providence public schools to address chronic absenteeism, working with fire stations and first responders to mitigate harms from opiate dependence, and working with the public works department.

What you'll learn

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

  • Understand innovative strategies to work across sectors to address public health problems with innovative public sector partnerships.
  • To gain new understanding of novel strategies to mitigate the public health harms of opiate dependence by training firefighters and first responders in recovery coaching.
  • To understand how to reduce chronic absenteeism by working with public works departments to enhance snow removal in winter months.
  • To understand how to reduce chronic absenteeism by providing menstrual hygiene products in public schools.


Subject Matter Expert


  • Ellen Cynar
    Director of City Providence Healthy Communities Office

Ellen Cynar is the Healthy Communities Office Director for the City of Providence. She joined the office in January 2013. Ms. Cynar has worked in a wide variety of public and private settings as well as health education and promotion positions. Her public health interests include nutrition and food policy.

Ms. Cynar directs the City’s efforts on substance abuse prevention, and promotion of healthy eating, active living, and mental health initiatives. In this role, she provides leadership and advises on health and prevention issues, environmental policy changes, and public education efforts.

Ms. Cynar received a MS in Nutrition and Food Policy from Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition, a MPH in Global Health from Tufts University’s School of Medicine, and a BS in International Affairs from Lewis and Clark College. She lives in Providence, RI with her husband and two children.

Registration and Contact Hours

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

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the webinar. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals, Community Health Centers, Community Health Workers, Program Manager
  • Format: Online Webinar
  • Date/Time: July 16, 2019
    12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Certificate of completion
  • Competencies: Policy Development/Program Planning Skills, Communication Skills, Cultural Competency Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:  Session PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites:None

About this Webinar

This course is designed to support public health and healthcare professionals to develop inclusive environments for transgender and gender diverse individuals. We will review current terms and methods for collecting useful and affirming demographic data. We will also discuss the steps taken and strategies used to create an integrated trans health care program in a large FQHC in Rhode Island.




What you'll learn

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

  • Discuss strategies for collecting accurate and useful demographic data that is gender inclusive
  • Define trans inclusive language/terminology and opportunities to apply affirming language in current public health and healthcare settings
  • Identify strategies for creating an integrated trans health care program within a FQHC
  • Understand opportunities to support policies to improve health outcomes for transgender and gender diverse individuals

Subject Matter Expert

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    Jayeson Watts, LICSW

    Trans Health Program Director, Thundermist Health Center.

Jayeson Watts, LICSW is the Trans* Health Program Director at Thundermist Health Center. For the past 10 years, he has played a key role in organizing, activism and policy change efforts for Rhode Island’s Transgender community. Jaye has used both his professional and life experiences to educate a wide range of audiences on LGBTQ+ related topics with a focus on building competency and capacity to meet the needs of gender diverse individuals in medical and behavioral health settings. He has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Rhode Island College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Therapy form Mansfield University.

Registration and Contact Hours

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

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the webinar. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

Course Information

  • Audience: Public health Managers and leaders
  • Format: Online Webinar
  • Date/Time: March 9th, 2019 2:00 - 1:00 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Certificate of completion
  • Competencies: Persuasive Communications Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings Marketing Public Health
  • Supplemental materials: Session PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

Creating Your Marketing Pitch is one-hour webinar for public health managers and leaders. An “express” version of the Creating Your Marketing Pitch half day workshop, this webinar draws from recent public health case studies to offer practical, actionable advice on creating concise, compelling messaging for programs and projects.





What you'll learn

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

  • Name the four characteristics of effective messaging
  • Describe how to formulate a clear, concise, compelling elevator pitch for a program or project
  • Differentiate between the main message and the 4 – 6 supporting points.
  • Assess the value and nature of audience-level messaging

Subject Matter Expert

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    Michele Levy 
    Marketing Consultant
    ML Brand Strategy Consulting

Registration and Contact Hours

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The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the webinar. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

Course Information

  • Audience: Public Heath Professionals, school health, community professionals engaged with populations of concern
  • Format: Online Webinar
  • Date/Time: June 17th , 2019
    12:00-1:00 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Certificate of completion
  • Competencies: Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings None
  • Supplemental materials: None
  • Pre-requisites: None


About this Webinar

This webinar focuses on the epidemiology of STD infection in the US, including recent increases in STD rates. It also describes innovative strategies to diagnose and treat STDs in New England and beyond.

What you'll learn

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

  • Discuss the epidemiology of increasing STDs across the United States and in New England.
  • Identify recent advances in clinical prevention and treatment of STDs.
  • Describe innovative public health approaches to "express " screening for STDs.

Subject Matter Expert

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    Dr. Philip A.Chan, MD, MS 
    Medical director, RIPHI, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine at Brown University.

Dr. Philip A. Chan, MD, MS is Medical Director, Rhode Island Public Health Institute, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at Brown University. He has a secondary appointment in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the Brown University School of Public Health. Dr. Chan is Medical Director of the premier sexually transmitted diseases (STD) clinic in Rhode Island, as well as Rhode Island’s only dedicated Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Program. Dr. Chan is PI of multiple NIH grants to study HIV prevention including intervention to promote PrEP uptake and HIV testing. He is PI of a three-site PrEP clinical implementation science program in Jackson, Mississippi, St. Louis, Missouri and Providence, Rhode Island (NIMH, MPI, R01MH114657). Dr. Chan is also site PI of the local AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) in Rhode Island. He serves as Consultant Medical Director for the Rhode Island Department of Health Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STDs, and TB and is actively engaged in many clinical and community-based public health programs to respond to STD and HIV rates among sexual and gender minorities in Rhode Island and beyond. He is also the medical director of the Rhode Island Public Health Institute.

Registration and Contact Hours

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The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the webinar. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

Course Information

  • Audience: Community Health Workers and Public Heath Professionals
  • Format: Online Webinar
  • Date/Time: Part Two: Tuesday  April 23, 2019 12:00-1:00 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 2 part series - 1 hour each
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Certificate of completion
  • Competencies: Leadership Thinking Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings Part One: Overview of the Prevalence of Trauma: The ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Study
    Tuesday April 9, 2019
    12:00-1:00 PM EST
  • Supplemental materials: None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

Using a trauma informed approach is often described as moving away from asking the question “what is wrong with you?” to asking “what happened to you?” This training series will support participants in understanding the prevalence of trauma and it’s impact on the health and well being of survivors when it is not recognized and treated. It will also provide information on how they can support survivors by providing empowering interventions that support resilience. The concept of vicarious trauma will also be addressed.




What you'll learn

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

  • Describe the ways in which trauma manifests in adult as adaptations for survival.
  • describe the 3 brief interventions that they can use to support individuals to support healing from trauma and build resilience.
  • Participants will be able to identify 3 signs of burnout/vicarious trauma in themselves and others.

Subject Matter Expert

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    Kristal Cleaver, LICSW
    Director of Community Education,
    Clinical & Support Options, Inc.

Kristal Cleaver is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who has had the privilege of watching resilience in action in lives of the children and adults she has worked with over the last 15 years. Throughout her career Kristal has strived to integrate a trauma informed philosophy into her work. In her current role as CSO’s Director of Community Education she trains and consults with schools, government agencies, and non-profits to help them establish trauma awareness and responsiveness within their organizations.

Registration and Contact Hours

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Part One: Trauma Informed Care to Support Health and Well-Being

Community Health Workers: How common are trauma experiences and how do they effect the lives of those they touch?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Community Health Workers and Public Heath Professionals
  • Format: Online Webinar
  • Date/Time: Part One: Tuesday April 16, 2019
    12:00-1:00 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 2 part series - 1 hour each
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Certificate of completion
  • Competencies: Leadership Thinking Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: Part Two: Working with Adult Survivors of Trauma:Tuesday April 16, 2019
    12:00-1:00 PM EST
  • Supplemental materials: None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

Using a trauma informed approach is often described as moving away from asking the question “what is wrong with you?” to asking “what happened to you?” This training series will support participants in understanding the prevalence of trauma and it’s impact on the health and well being of survivors when it is not recognized and treated. It will also provide information on how they can support survivors by providing empowering interventions that support resilience. The concept of vicarious trauma will also be addressed.


What you'll learn

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

  • Describe the “dose effect” findings of the ACES study.
  • Identify 3 neurobiological effects of toxic stress and trauma can affect the lives of children and adults.
  • Identify 3 of the long-term consequences of unaddressed trauma.

Subject Matter Expert

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    Kristal Cleaver, LICSW
    Director of Community Education,
    Clinical & Support Options, Inc.

Kristal Cleaver is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who has had the privilege of watching resilience in action in lives of the children and adults she has worked with over the last 15 years. Throughout her career Kristal has strived to integrate a trauma informed philosophy into her work. In her current role as CSO’s Director of Community Education she trains and consults with schools, government agencies, and non-profits to help them establish trauma awareness and responsiveness within their organizations.

Registration and Contact Hours

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The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the webinar. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals, community professionals wishing to increase health equity, trainers, training planners, managers and leaders who can arrange training, workforce development teams, community health workers
  • Format: Self-paced video from live training
  • Date/Time:
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 6 part series - 1 hour of video
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Certificate of completion
  • Competencies: Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
    Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings Introduction to Systems Thinking
    Thinking Lobbying and Advocacy: A Primer for NH Non-Profit Advocates
  • Supplemental materials: None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

See the highlights of a joint NEPHTC (Public Health) Advisory Committee, SHIELD (School Health) Advisory Committee meeting in which met with community partners to learn and consider “How Do We Train for Health Equity?” Leading the training was Jacques Colon, Health Equity Coordinator of the Tacoma-Pierce Health Department in Washington. Jacques provides an overview of health equity and gives examples from TPHD’s work in training and implementing health equity in programs and functions.


What you'll learn

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

  • Explain the difference between Health Disparity and Health Inequity
  • Identify a resource that can help a health department define its health equity needs
  • Describe Tacoma Pierce Health Department’s consultative approach to supporting health equity in programs

Subject Matter Expert

  • Jacques Colon
    Jacques Colon
    Health Equity Coordinator,
    Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

Jacques Colon has served as the for the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department for the past three years, where he leads their Health Equity Initiative. This role includes leading the health department’s internal 10-person Health Equity Implementation Team, which is charged with improving the structures, processes, and practices of the health department in order to eliminate health inequities in Pierce County, WA.

Registration and Contact Hours

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The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the webinar. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals, program managers, people working in providers and community services, behavioral health, mental health
  • Format: Online Facebook Live interview series
  • Date/Time: FBLive Interview 1 - Tues, Feb 19, 2019, 12:00 ET
    FBLive Interview 2 - Tues, Mar 5, 2019, 12:00 ET
    FBLive Interview 3 - Tues, Mar 19, 2019, 12:00 ET
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 3 part series - 30-45 minutes each
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Certificate of completion
  • Competencies: Cultural Competency Skills, Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills, Communication Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials: None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Facebook Live Series

Join us for 3 Facebook live discussions about the state of men's wellbeing today. How can a greater understanding of what men face help us shape a more compassionate care delivery system and help men feel less isolated? What do we need to know about men to help them live better, healthier lives?

What you'll learn:

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

Facebook Live Event 1 - Men’s Health & Wellness Today

  • Describe how men live in an environment of risk
  • Learn how isolation and loneliness can lead to an increase in self-harm and violence
  • Discuss the large increase in male suicide since 1999 reported by the CDC

Facebook Live Event 2 - Mapping the Future

  • Describe the primary cultural differences that affect how men approach health and wellness
  • Discuss how important it is to move beyond the distraction of the gender debate, shaping care delivery that is compassionate and reflective of how men approach care.
  • Learn from examples of how these forces can lead to better health and better access to health care

Facebook Live Event 3 - How Can We Better Support Men to Seek Care

  • Describe how communities can question the cultural view that showing vulnerability poses an unwelcome risk
  • List 3 things providers of services can do to make care more acceptable to men
  • Name 4 principles to help men as they seek care


Subject Matter Expert


  • Stephen R. Andrew LCSW, LADC, CCS, CGP

Co-author of Game Plan: A Man's Guide to Achieving Emotional Fitness, CEO of Health Education & Training Institute. He maintains a compassion-focused private practice in Portland, Maine (USA) where he also facilitates a variety of men’s, co-ed, couples, and caregiver groups. Stephen has been a member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 2003 as well as a MIA-STEP (Motivational Interviewing Assessment; Supervisor Tools for Enhancing Proficiency) trainer for the New England ATTC. Stephen has been MITI trained and has over 100 hours of training in Motivational Interviewing. He provides coaching and training domestically and internationally (Singapore, China, Iceland, Holland, Sweden, Poland, Turkey, & UK) for social service agencies, health care providers, substance abuse counselors, criminal justice, and other groups on Motivational Interviewing, addiction, co-occurring disorders, counseling theory, “challenging” adolescents, supervision, ethics for caring services professionals, men’s work, and the power of group work. Stephen also oversees our MITI Coding and coaching lab.

Registration and Contact Hours

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

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the webinar. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals, program managers, community organizations in Maine organizations interested in public health
  • Format: Online Recording
  • Date/Time:
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 3 part series - 30 minutes each
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Certificate of completion
  • Competencies: Policy Development/Program Planning Skills , Communication Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials: None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

The Maine Public Health Association and NEPHTC are pleased to offer the recordings of a three-part interview series designed to share information to help everyone understand The Why, The What, and The How of public health.


What you'll learn

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

  • Identify strategies for making  complex public health issues understandable
  • Describe how stories and data together can make a bigger impact than data alone
  • Identify strategies that public health practitioners can use to be more successful in educating and influencing policy makers
  • Explain the differences between lobbying and non-lobbying activities and what is permissible under the law for non-lobbyists in a non-profit organization
  • Decribe how a legislative bill becomes law and where in the process public health practitioners can influence the outcome
  • Explain the purpose and process of rule making and why it's important for public health


Subject Matter Expert


  • Dr. Dora Ann Mills
    Vice President
    Maine Health

  • Jennifer Burns Gray
    Maine Association of Nonprofits

  • Lisa Miller
    Senior Program Officer
    Bingham Program

Registration and Contact Hours

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The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the webinar. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

Course Information

  • Audience: Public health and community-based professionals; Professionals interested in preventing suicide in community, school and health care settings (In the language of this webinar, these roles are known as "gatekeepers.")
  • Format: Online Webinar
  • Date/Time:January 31, 2019
    12-1:00 PM ET
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Certificate of completion
  • Competencies: Communication Skills, Cultural Competency Skills, Public Health Science Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings:
    • Umatter Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper training
    • Umatter for Professionals Gatekeeper and Protocol Training
    • Umatter for Schools- Gatekeeper, Protocols, Curriculum
  • Supplemental materials: Presentation will be available after the webinar.
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

When a suicide occurs it affects an entire community. Umatter Suicide Prevention educates professionals that work within communities about effective suicide prevention. With the goal of averting crisis, the webinar provides an introduction to Suicide Gatekeeper training which includes: (1) basic information about suicide, (2) language to be used when discussing suicide, (3) protective factors, risk factors, and warning signs, and (4) the Umatter three-step process for responding to suicidal behavior. Resources, additional training, and next steps for building a suicide prevention-prepared community will be identified.


What you'll learn

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

  • Provide basic information about suicide
  • Describe language to be used when discussing suicide
  • Identify protective, risk factors and warning signs
  • State the Umatter three-step process for responding to suicidal behavior
  • Refer others to resources, additional training, and next steps for building a suicide prevention-prepared community

Subject Matter Experts


  • Debby Haskins

  • JoEllen Tarallo

Registration and Contact Hours

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The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the webinar. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

Course Information

  • Audience: Community health workers
  • Format: Online Webinar
  • Date/Time:

    Webinar 1: November 20, 2018
    12:00-1:00 PM
    Webinar 2: December 4, 2018
    12:00-1:00 PM

  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Certificate of completion
  • Competencies: Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials: PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

This two-part webinar series will provide:

  • Discussion of effective strategies for addressing the opioid epidemic focusing on prevention, intervention, and treatment of opioid use disorder – and supporting individuals in recovery. (This will include information on naloxone and medication treatment).
  • A review of models or potential strategies to incorporate CHWs into prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery support.
  • Specific steps that CHWs can take when working with persons or families impacted by opioid use disorder to improve care or support recovery.

What you'll learn

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

  • Explain the prevalence of opioid use disorder and opioid overdose and its impact on our region.
  • Understand how opioid use disorder impacts the health of a community.
  • Describe 3 ways that community health workers can improve care or support recovery for persons with opioid use disorder.

Subject Matter Expert


  • Dr. Robert Roose, Chief
    & Addiction Medicine
    Trinity Health Of New England

  • Haner Hernández, Ph.D., CPS,
    CADCII, LADCI

  • Adalberto Cotto
    Prevention and Navigator Coordinator

Registration and Contact Hours

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

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the webinar. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

Course Information

  • Audience: Community health workers
  • Format: Online Webinar
  • Date/Time:

    Webinar 1: November 20, 2018
    12:00-1:00 PM
    Webinar 2: December 4, 2018
    12:00-1:00 PM

  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 Webinar Session, 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Certificate of completion
  • Competencies: Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials: None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

This two-part webinar series will provide:

  • An overview of the opioid epidemic, both at a federal and state-level, focusing on origins and trends related to opioid use disorder and opioid overdose.
  • Discussion of the impact of the opioid epidemic on communities and special populations, including any emerging health disparities.
  • Education on how opioid use disorder can affect other health and social conditions.

What you'll learn

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

  • Explain the prevalence of opioid use disorder and opioid overdose and its impact on our region.
  • Understand how opioid use disorder impacts the health of a community.
  • Describe 3 ways that community health workers can improve care or support recovery for persons with opioid use disorder.

Subject Matter Expert


  • Dr. Robert Roose, Chief,
    Addiction Medicine & Recovery Services,
    Trinity Health Of New England

Registration and Contact Hours

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

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the webinar. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.