CHES

Courses with keyword "CHES"

Course Information

  • Audience: Audience nurses, community health workers, educators, public health professionals, and others
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Monday, March 18, 2024
    1:00 PM – 2:00 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:  PM1131137_03182024.
    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 and Program Planning Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: Monkeypox Lessons Learned and Strategies Moving Forward
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

This webinar will explore key factors for the preparedness of future mpox outbreaks: common misconceptions, vaccination gaps, and community stigma. Through exploring and discussing current research and limitations, individuals and organizations can improve their capacity to abate future transmission of mpox.


What you'll learn

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

  • Understand the current state of mpox pandemic globally.
  • Evaluate gaps in mpox and vaccination knowledge and common misconceptions.
  • Critically interpret novel cases of mpox and potential impacts of community stigma.
  • Build capacity for future outbreaks of mpox.

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Subject Matter Expert

  • Tom Carpino

    Tom Carpino

  • Tom Carpino, MPH, is a professor and doctoral candidate at Johns Hopkins University, studying infectious disease epidemiology. His research explores sexual health and stigma among sexual and gender diverse communities. Since the inception of the global 2022 mpox pandemic, Tom shifted his focus as a health advocate to prioritizing his doctoral studies on understanding and abating mpox, working alongside the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Emory University to launch an mpox survey for American MSM.


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    Acknowledgement:
    This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of award 2 UB6HP31685‐05‐00 “Public Health Training Centers.” The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Category: ST Promotion

On the Brink: Health Care in Maine and America

Why is the U.S. health care “system” so broken, and what will it take to fix it?

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Course Information

  • Audience: All public health professionals working in nonprofits, housing, healthcare, educational institutions, government and private sector
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Thursday, April 4th, 2024 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM 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: PM1131137_02012024.
    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 and Program Planning Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar


This webinar will briefly review the problematic state of health care in Maine and America and three interlocking factors contributing to its deterioration:  lack of access to care, increasing corporatization of health care, and provider shortages.  There is no one fix for health care in America, but a publicly funded, universal system of care would greatly improve the current situation.  We will discuss what such a system might look like in Maine, how we might get there, what challenges will hinder its establishment, and what problems it will not solve.


What you'll learn

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

  • Identify and discuss several current problems with the health care system in Maine and America
  • Explain one model for publicly funded, universal health care in Maine
  • Describe several challenges to achieving such a system and assuring its effectiveness


Subject Matter Expert

  • David Jolly

    David Jolly

  • David Jolly, DrPH retired after 17 years of teaching in the Department of Public Health Education at North Carolina Central University, where he conducted prevention research on HIV/AIDS, tobacco, and cancer. He also designed and taught a public health policy course focusing on access to health care. Prior to teaching, Dr. Jolly spent over 15 years working in public health, largely in the field of HIV/AIDS. He served as the first Head of the NC State AIDS Control Branch, the Manager of the North Carolina AIDS Training Network, and the Director of the American Social Health Association’s CDC Hotlines Project Office, where he coordinated the national AIDS, STD, and immunization hotlines. He currently volunteers at the Surry Elementary School and serves on the board of Maine AllCare.



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Acknowledgement:
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of award 2 UB6HP31685‐05‐00 “Public Health Training Centers.” The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Category: ST Promotion

Treatment Strategies in Primary Care: Nicotine Replacement Therapy & NAC Treatment for Cannabis Use Disorder

What strategies can be used by health and public health providers/professionals to educate youth and their families about harm reduction and using NRT and NAC for treatment in nicotine and cannabis use?

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Course Information

  • Audience: All public health professionals working in nonprofits, housing, healthcare, educational institutions, government and private sector
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Tuesday, April 2nd, 2024 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM 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: PM1131137_02012024.
    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: Public Health Sciences Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar


Data from the Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey suggest that about half of the youth who vape use nicotine; and about a third report using THC... but did you know that about half of kids using electronic vaporizing devices in Maine made an attempt to quit last year? We need to be ready to help them and support their quit attempt. Join Drs. Fanburg and Hagler on April 2nd for a lunch and learn session to learn about and discuss medications that may help your patients QUIT. We will review evidence and expert recommendations for treatment of Nicotine Use Disorder, Cannabis Use Disorder and learn Tips and Tricks to support patients.


What you'll learn

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

  • Discuss medications to help youth with substance use disorder quit
  • Describe evidence for the use of nicotine replacement therapy to treat Nicotine Use Disorder and Cannabis Use Disorder


Subject Matter Experts

  • Jonathan Fanburg

    Jonathan Fanburg

  • Jonathan Fanburg, MD, MPH is Chief of the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Maine Medical Center.

  • Deb Hagler

    Deb Hagler

  • Deb Hagler, MD, MPH, FAAP, is immediate past-president of the Maine Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics and practicing pediatrician at Midcoast Pediatrics in Brunswick, Maine



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Acknowledgement:
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of award 2 UB6HP31685‐05‐00 “Public Health Training Centers.” The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Category: ST Promotion

Course Information

  • Audience: All public health professionals working in nonprofits, healthcare, educational institutions, government and private sector
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Thursday, January 25th, 2024 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM 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: PM1131137_01252024.
    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 and Program Planning Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

The tobacco industry wrote the playbook for all other industries that rely on predatory practices that harm human, environmental and ecological health. That playbook leads to premature death and reduced quality of life for communities, particularly those already experiencing health and economic disparities. As such, efforts to advance policies to end the sale of flavored tobacco products have social and environmental justice implications. Maine Public Health Association joined with dozens of other health, education, and business partners on a multi-year campaign to end the sale of all flavored tobacco products in Maine. We’ve made progress, but the work continues.


What you'll learn

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the toll of tobacco use in Maine
  • Describe flavored tobacco products
  • Describe environmental impacts of tobacco use and waste
  • Describe disproportionate harms of tobacco industry practices and the social justice implications


Subject Matter Experts

  • Becca Boulos

    Rebecca Boulos

  • Rebecca Boulos, MPH, PhD is executive director of Maine Public Health Association. Becca earned her Master of Public Health from Yale University and her PhD from Tufts University. Becca provides research expertise for MPHA’s advocacy and policy efforts.

  • Matt Wellington

    Matt Wellington

  • Matt Wellington serves as associate director of Maine Public Health Association. Matt earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Manhattan College and has more than 10 years of experience running advocacy campaigns across the country, bringing cross-sector coalition building and communications expertise to our campaign efforts.



Registration

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Acknowledgement:
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of award 2 UB6HP31685‐05‐00 “Public Health Training Centers.” The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Category: ST Promotion

Course Information

  • Audience: All public health professionals working in nonprofits, healthcare, educational institutions, government and private sector
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, December 20th, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM 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_CIMPART4.
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluations, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Public Health Sciences Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:PowerPoint and follow-up email with any links mentioned during presentation.
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Technical Requirements: This webinar is hosted on the Zoom platform. Please refer to the Zoom System Specifications to ensure your system meets the minimum requirements for connecting.

About this Webinar

Join Maine Public Health Association for this 4-part webinar series about cannabis policies and impacts at the state and local level. 

Series Schedule: 

  • Nov 29, 2023 12:00 PM 
    Cannabis & Health - Lexi Perry (Maine CDC) & Scott Gagnon (AdCare Maine)

  • Dec 6, 2023 12:00 PM
    Youth Use & Impacts - Rob Rogers (Kennebec Behavioral Health) & Lee Anne Dodge (SoPo Unite)

  • Dec 13, 2023 12:00 PM
    Medical vs. Adult Use - Gabi Pierce (Maine Office of Cannabis Policy) & Becca Boulos (Maine Public Health Association) 

  • Dec 20, 2023 12:00 PM
    Municipal vs. State Policy - Rebecca Lambert (Maine Municipal Association) & Janet Dosseva (Westbrook Partners for Prevention)

What you'll learn

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

  • Describe the differences in policy scope at the state and local levels
  • Describe policy options municipalities have to protect public health and safety

Subject Matter Experts

  • Rebecca Lambert

    Rebecca Lambert

  • Rebecca Lambert is the Municipal Issues Specialist at Maine Municipal Association.

  • Janet Dosseva

    Janet Dossevan

  • Janet Dosseva is the Program Director at Westbrook Partners for Prevention



Registration

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Acknowledgement:
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Deparment of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of award 2 UB6HP31685‐05‐00 “Public Health Training Centers.” The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Category: ST Promotion

Course Information

  • Audience: All cross sector professionals interested in Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Thursday, March 7th, 2024 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM 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: PM1131137_03072024.
    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: Health Equity Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

One of the largest Opioid Health Home providers in Maine, Groups Recover Together (Groups) provides comprehensive community-based treatment for individuals suffering from opioid use disorder (OUD). Since 2019, the Maine Department of Corrections has partnered with Groups to provide connections to treatment for individuals releasing from custody. Between July 2019 and August 2023, Groups helped connect over 1,000 incarcerated individuals to community-based medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) treatment. This partnership has yielded positive results in the form of decreased fatal overdose rates among this population. 


What you'll learn

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify characteristics of evidence-based outpatient treatment for individuals with opioid use disorder.
  • Identify benefits associated with using a harm reduction approach to opioid use disorder treatment.
  • Discuss the benefits of comprehensive discharge planning for individuals with an opioid use disorder releasing to the community following incarceration.


Subject Matter Expert

  • Melissa Caminiti

    Melissa Caminiti

  • Ms. Melissa Caminiti, MPH, RN is a Partnership Director with Groups Recover Together, where she develops strategic relationships to increase access to comprehensive, value-based community treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD). Formerly, she served as Director of Recovery and Reentry Services with Wellpath for the Maine Department of Corrections. In that role she had oversight for the operationalization of OUD treatment services for Maine’s six adult state prison facilities. She received both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.



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Acknowledgement:
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of award 2 UB6HP31685‐05‐00 “Public Health Training Centers.” The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Category: ST Promotion

Course Information

  • Audience: All public health professionals working in nonprofits, healthcare, educational institutions, government and private sector
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, December 6th, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM 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_CIMPART2.
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluations, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Community Partnership Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:PowerPoint and follow-up email with any links mentioned during presentation.
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Technical Requirements: This webinar is hosted on the Zoom platform. Please refer to the Zoom System Specifications to ensure your system meets the minimum requirements for connecting.

About this Webinar

Join Maine Public Health Association for this 4-part webinar series about cannabis policies and impacts at the state and local level. 

Series Schedule: 

  • Nov 29, 2023 12:00 PM 
    Cannabis & Health - Lexi Perry (Maine CDC) & Scott Gagnon (AdCare Maine)

  • Dec 6, 2023 12:00 PM
    Youth Use & Impacts - Rob Rogers (Kennebec Behavioral Health) & Lee Anne Dodge (SoPo Unite)

  • Dec 13, 2023 12:00 PM
    Medical vs. Adult Use - Gabi Pierce (Maine Office of Cannabis Policy) & Becca Boulos (Maine Public Health Association) 

  • Dec 20, 2023 12:00 PM
    Municipal vs. State Policy - Rebecca Lambert (Maine Municipal Association) & Janet Dosseva (Westbrook Partners for Prevention)

What you'll learn

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

  • Describe the health impacts of cannabis use on youth development and health
  • Describe the health impacts of cannabis use on adult health

Subject Matter Experts

  • Robert Rogers

    Robert Rogers
    LADC, CCS,
    LSW, PS-A Director of Substance Use Prevention & Grant Services Kennebec Behavioral Health

  • Robert Rogers LADC, CCS, LSW, PS-A has been working with youth and families throughout Somerset and Kennebec Counties since 1994. Currently, Robert works for Kennebec Behavioral Health as Director of Substance Use Prevention and Grant Services. He worked with Somerset Public Health as the Drug Free Communities Program Coordinator completing 10 years of coalition work. Robert is a certified Prime for Life instructor and a State of Maine certified Responsible Beverage Seller trainer for the Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages & Lottery Operations. Robert also coordinates Respect ME, a Certified Domestic Violence Intervention Program for female survivors of domestic violence that used resistive violence with their intimate partners. Robert was appointed to the states Substance Abuse Service Commission, served by appointment on the states Maine Opiate Collaborative Prevention and Harm Reduction team, served as Chair for the Maine Prevention Specialists Certification Board, and serves as a Maine representative on the New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center’s Advisory Board. Additionally, Robert is on the Board of Directors for AdCare of Maine and Sunset Home; a non-profit assisted living facility for older women in Waterville, Maine. Robert is an Adjunct Professor of Substance Use Prevention at the University of Maine at Farmington. Most recently, Robert was appointed by Governor Mills to the State of Maine Board of Alcohol & Drug Counselors and serves as the Board’s Chair. In 2021 Robert was awarded the Neill E. Miner Memorial Prevention Award and in 2014 was awarded Prevention Provider of the Year by the Maine Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse.

  • Lee Anne Dodge

    Lee Anne Dodge
    Program Director, SoPo Unite-All Ages All In

  • Lee Anne Dodge is a Prevention Specialist and the Program Director of SoPo Unite: All Ages, All In-A Drug Free Communities Coalition. She has a Masters degree in Adult and Higher Education. Previously she was on the Maine CDC’s Prevention Team and provided oversight and technical assistance to community coalitions across the state. She worked at the University of Southern Maine as the Assistant Director of Student Life and Coordinator of Substance Use Prevention and Wellness. She was the coordinator of HEAPP- Maine’s Higher Education Alcohol Prevention Partnership and worked with over twenty of Maine’s campuses on substance use prevention. She has been a Prime for Life instructor for DEEP (Driver Education and Evaluation Program) instructor for the past 20 years and taught the Under 21 Program. She worked at the University of New Hampshire as a residence director for ten years. She lives in Dresden, Maine with her husband Andy and their yellow Lab: Minnie Pearl.



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Acknowledgement:
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Deparment of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of award 2 UB6HP31685‐05‐00 “Public Health Training Centers.” The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Category: ST Promotion

Course Information

  • Audience: All public health professionals working in nonprofits, healthcare, educational institutions, government and private sector
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, December 13th, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM 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_CIMPART3.
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluations, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Public Health Sciences Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:PowerPoint and follow-up email with any links mentioned during presentation.
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Technical Requirements: This webinar is hosted on the Zoom platform. Please refer to the Zoom System Specifications to ensure your system meets the minimum requirements for connecting.

About this Webinar

Join Maine Public Health Association for this 4-part webinar series about cannabis policies and impacts at the state and local level. 

Series Schedule: 

  • Nov 29, 2023 12:00 PM 
    Cannabis & Health - Lexi Perry (Maine CDC) & Scott Gagnon (AdCare Maine)

  • Dec 6, 2023 12:00 PM
    Youth Use & Impacts - Rob Rogers (Kennebec Behavioral Health) & Lee Anne Dodge (SoPo Unite)

  • Dec 13, 2023 12:00 PM
    Medical vs. Adult Use - Gabi Pierce (Maine Office of Cannabis Policy) & Becca Boulos (Maine Public Health Association) 

  • Dec 20, 2023 12:00 PM
    Municipal vs. State Policy - Rebecca Lambert (Maine Municipal Association) & Janet Dosseva (Westbrook Partners for Prevention)

What you'll learn

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

  • Describe the regulatory similarities and differences between the Adult Use and Medical Cannabis programs in Maine.
  • Describe what impacts these policy frameworks have on the two industries, including use patterns, retail density, potency and safety.

Subject Matter Experts

  • Becca Boulos

    Becca Boulos

  • Becca Boulos, MPH, PhD is Executive Director at Maine Public Health Association

  • Gabi Pierce

    Gabi Pierce

  • , Esq is the Policy Director at the Maine Office of Cannabis Policy.



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Acknowledgement:
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Deparment of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of award 2 UB6HP31685‐05‐00 “Public Health Training Centers.” The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Category: ST Promotion

PFAS: So Much Information – What’s Really Needed?


If PFAS were first used in the 1940s, why are we only now learning about PFAS, their use and the health concerns associated with them?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals, human health clinicians, environmental scientists, health scientists, students, community organizers, environmental non-profit workers, and others interested in the health of humans and the environment.
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: December 12, 2023 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 0. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_12122023.
    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: Public Health Sciences Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

In this first session on per and poly fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), we will focus on identification of PFAS as a large group of chemicals, how PFAS are defined, how people are exposed to a small subset of the PFAS chemicals that are currently regulated in drinking water sources around New England. We will also discuss evidence for population health concerns, as well as efforts being taken in the region to address PFAS.


What you'll learn

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

  • Define PFAS and list 6-7 PFA chemicals of importance
  • Identify the key exposure sources in people in New England
  • Describe the health concerns associated with the 6-7 PFAS chemicals
  • Discuss the efforts in New England and federally to address PFAS



Subject Matter Expert

  • Wendy Heiger-Bernays

    Wendy Heiger-Bernays

  • Wendy Heiger-Bernays, PhD is Professor of Environmental Health at the BU School of Public Health where she has spent decades applying her expertise in toxicology and risk assessment to research and translation around environmental chemical exposures. She serves as Chair of her local Board of Health, as a member of the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act Science Advisory Board and is on the Science Advisory Chemicals Committee for the Federal EPA Toxics Substances Control Act.



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    Acknowledgement:
    This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of award 2 UB6HP31685‐05‐00 “Public Health Training Centers.” The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Category: ST Promotion

Course Information

  • Audience: All public health professionals working in nonprofits, healthcare, educational institutions, government and private sector
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, November 29th, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM 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:PM1131137_CIMPART1.
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluations, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Public Health Sciences Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:PowerPoint and follow-up email with any links mentioned during presentation.
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Technical Requirements: This webinar is hosted on the Zoom platform. Please refer to the Zoom System Specifications to ensure your system meets the minimum requirements for connecting.

About this Webinar

Join Maine Public Health Association for this 4-part webinar series about cannabis policies and impacts at the state and local level. 

Series Schedule: 

  • Nov 29, 2023 12:00 PM 
    Cannabis & Health - Lexi Perry (Maine CDC) & Scott Gagnon (AdCare Maine)

  • Dec 6, 2023 12:00 PM
    Youth Use & Impacts - Rob Rogers (Kennebec Behavioral Health) & Lee Anne Dodge (SoPo Unite)

  • Dec 13, 2023 12:00 PM
    Medical vs. Adult Use - Gabi Pierce (Maine Office of Cannabis Policy) & Becca Boulos (Maine Public Health AssociationA\) 

  • Dec 20, 2023 12:00 PM
    Municipal vs. State Policy - Rebecca Lambert (Maine Municipal Association) & Janet Dosseva (Westbrook Partners for Prevention)

What you'll learn

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

  • Describe the health impacts of cannabis use on youth development and health
  • Describe the health impacts of cannabis use on adult health

Subject Matter Experts

  • Lexi Perry

    Lexi Perry

  • Lexi Perry is a Prevention Specialist at Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Scott Gagnon

    Scott Gagnon

  • Scott Gagnon is Associate Executive Director at Adcare Educational Institute of Maine.



Registration

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Acknowledgement:
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Deparment of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of award 2 UB6HP31685‐05‐00 “Public Health Training Centers.” The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Category: ST Promotion

Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals, public health leadership
  • Format: Self-Paced
  • 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:  TBA   
    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: None
  • Supplemental materials: Course Guide and Technical Requirements (PDF)
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Technical Requirements: This training was created with Articulate Rise. Please refer to the Articulate 360 System Specifications to ensure your system meets the minimum requirements for viewing.


About this course

This course introduces the idea of positionality to public health practitioners and researchers. This framework can be used by people working in public health to reflect on their own identity, and how it may show up in the work they do. Through a lecture and several activities, learners will practice reflection to better understand how it can apply to their own work. 


What you'll learn

After completing the training, you will be able to:

  • Discuss positionality and its influence
  • Reflect on your own positionality using frameworks 
  • Describe how positionality shows up in public health practice work


Subject Matter Expert

  • Susan Nappi
    Susan Nappi, 

    Executive Director
    Office of Public Health Practice at the Yale School of Public Health

  • Susan Nappi is the Executive Director of the Office of Public Health Practice at the Yale School of Public Health. With a diverse portfolio in public health practice and research, she has held multiple positions in Connecticut including Senior Director of Community Impact at the United Way of Greater New Haven, Executive Director of the Community Center of Excellence in Women's Health (CCOE) at Griffin Hospital, and Practice Administrator of the Griffin Faculty Practice Plan. Susan has also managed research teams at the Yale School of Public Health and the VA Alcohol Research Center. Her primary interest is building collaborative, equitable, and mutually beneficial community-academic partnerships that espouse a multidisciplinary approach to addressing the social drivers of health. Susan is a first-gen college graduate and received her BA in psychology from the State University of New York, Purchase, and her MPH from Yale University in chronic disease epidemiology. She is currently pursuing her DrPH in Public Health Leadership at the University of Illinois Chicago School of Public Health.


Enrollment and Contact Hours

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


Acknowledgement: This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of award 2 UB6HP31685‐05‐00 “Public Health Training Centers.” The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Category: ST Promotion

Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health team leaders, supervisors and aspiring public health and health profession leaders
  • Format: Self-Paced
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 25 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 .5 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are .5. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID:  PM1131137_SCSO. 
    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: None
  • Supplemental materials: Course Guide and Technical Requirements (PDF)
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Technical Requirements: This training was created with Articulate Rise. Please refer to the Articulate 360 System Specifications to ensure your system meets the minimum requirements for viewing.


About this course

This informative and engaging leadership series explores the relationship between organizational culture and the ability of an organization to adapt and respond to external and internal challenges. The three part self-paced virtual series introduces participants to what culture means in health profession settings, culture diagnosis, values based and resilient leadership, and makes a case for integrating kindness and appreciation into culture.


What you'll learn

After completing the training, you will be able to...

  • Define key attributes of value based and resilient leaders
  • Describe strategies for diagnosing your organization’s culture
  • Identify basic tools to lead organizational change


Subject Matter Experts

  • Kathleen MacVarish
    Joan Bohlke Kaijala, MPP
  • Joan is an independent consultant currently working on public health projects related to health professions workforce, health equity and organizational development. For many years, Joan worked in both federal and state service. In these positions she was an integral part of the creation of the Massachusetts Health Care Workforce Center and helped establish the first health professions workforce surveys tied to licensure. As an organizational development specialist she helped institute a first of it’s kind culture survey within a federal agency, while also leading numerous people and culture projects. Other leadership roles include President, Board of Directors of the TSC Childcare, Inc., and Vice President of USA Track and Field New England. An avid runner, Joan competed for the New Balance Boston track club, qualifying for the U.S. Nationals. Joan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Policy and Management from Providence College, and a Master of Arts in Public Policy from Stony Brook University; she is the proud mom of Theo and Kai.



Enrollment and Contact Hours

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

Acknowledgement: This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of award 2 UB6HP31685‐05‐00 “Public Health Training Centers.” The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Category: Leadership

Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, September 20, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:30 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 1.5 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 0. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID:  PM1131137_10302023.
    If you are not seeking 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 and Program Planning Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

This program explored the challenges associated with obtaining data about marginalized and hard-to-reach populations. Which populations are “hidden” from existing public health statistics? What methods and techniques can help us fill these gaps so we can better identify and address the health needs of these populations moving forward?



What you'll learn

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

  • List two challenges in identifying invisible populations 
  • Discuss how social networks and respondent driven sampling can reach populations that may otherwise be invisible
  • Explain internal displacement and some of the health challenges faced by internally displaced persons


Subject Matter Experts

  • Scarlett Bellamy

    Scarlett Bellamy

    Chair and Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health

  • Scarlett Bellamy will join the SPH community as Chair and Professor of Biostatistics on July 1st, 2023. Prior to her arrival at BU she was a professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health. Before joining Drexel University in 2016, Bellamy spent 15 years at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) Perelman School of Medicine, where she was a professor of biostatistics. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Hampton University, and completed her doctoral training in biostatistics at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Much of Bellamy’s research centers on evaluating the efficacy of interventions in longitudinal behavioral modification trials, including cluster- and group-randomized trials. She is particularly interested in applying this methodology to address health disparities for a variety of clinical and behavioral outcomes, including HIV/AIDS, cardiovascular disease, and health-promoting behaviors. Bellamy previously served as the co-principal investigator of the Data Coordinating Center for the Prematurity and Respiratory Outcomes Program at UPenn, which aimed to improve respiratory outcomes during the first year of life after preterm birth. She was also PI of the Fostering Diversity in Biostatistics Workshop at the Eastern North American Region of the International Biometric Society (ENAR). This federally funded initiative aims to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in graduate training and professional careers in biostatistics. In 2016, Bellamy was elected a fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA). The designation has been an honor for nearly 100 years, and under ASA bylaws, only one-third of one percent of the total association membership may be elected as fellows each year. In 2017, Bellamy served as the president of ENAR. She also currently serves as a statistical collaborator for the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion at the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Philadelphia.

  • Louisa Yasukawa

    Louisa Yasukawa

    Researcher, Internal Displacement Monitoring Center 


  • Louisa is a Researcher at IDMC, where she focuses on the socioeconomic impacts of internal displacement. She currently leads IDMC’s research programmes on gender, children, youth and education, and people with disabilities. Louisa has lead research projects in various countries including Cameroon, Colombia, Kenya, Mali, Niger and Vanuatu, with the aim of informing humanitarian programming and planning on internal displacement. Louisa is a qualified lawyer from Australia and holds an MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies from the University of Oxford. She has previously worked for the UNHCR in Ecuador and Colombia-based research and advocacy organisation, Dejusticia. Louisa speaks English and Spanish.

  • Renice A. Bunde

    Renice A. Bunde

    Assistant Manager, Governance, Peace and Security Statistics, Kenya National Bureau of Statistics

  • Renice Akinyi Bunde works with Kenya National Bureau of Statistics as an Assistant Manager in Governance, Peace and Security Statistics where she handles statistics on human rights for the vulnerable population especially persons with disability, forcibly displaced, women and girls, children, street families and the elderly. She also handles statistics on crime, social protection, participation in decision making among others. She is a champion for inclusive data. Renice holds both Master and Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Statistics from Maseno University.

  • Forrest W. Crawford

    Forrest W. Crawford

    Associate Professor of Biostatistics, Operations, and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Yale University

  • Forrest W. Crawford is an Associate Professor of Biostatistics, Statistics & Data Science, Operations, and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at Yale University. He is affiliated with the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, the Institute for Network Science, the Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Program, and the Public Health Modeling Concentration. His work develops and applies solutions in AI/ML, data science, causal inference, network science, and other methodological domains to solve difficult inferential problems in epidemiology, public health, and social science.

  • Paul Wesson

    Paul Wesson

    Assistant Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, UCSF School of Medicine

  • Paul Wesson, PhD is an epidemiologist focused on quantifying the health burdens of (and disparities related to) hard-to-reach and socially marginalized populations, particularly as they relate to infectious diseases. His research expertise includes developing and using data driven methods for sampling hard-to-reach and “hidden” populations, population size estimation methods, and using advanced epidemiologic and statistical techniques to study the social determinants of health. Dr. Wesson am particularly interested in the social determinants of infectious disease risk. He sees his research as existing at the nexus of infectious disease, data science, and social epidemiology; as such, he incorporates theories and principles from social epidemiology to inform and guide his study designs and analyses (e.g. intersectionality, minority stress theory). Specifically, as an HIV researcher, Dr. Wesson’s research agenda relates to the unique challenges of sampling hard-to-reach populations for HIV surveillance, and leverages information from the sampling process (and survey data) to generate estimates of the population size. Valid estimates of the population size are a key component of biomedical informatics and epidemiological analyses (providing a denominator for the population at risk) and inform how and where limited public health resources should be targeted. In his research, he has both applied numerous population size estimation methods to data sets derived from bio-behavioral surveillance surveys, public health surveillance, and electronic medical records. As part of his research on population size estimation, Dr. Wesson has also developed novel population size estimation methods to correct for known biases. Additionally, he is interested in extending his research to include Geo-spatial analysis and clinical data to further examine contextual and structural determinants of disparities in health outcomes.

Registration

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Acknowledgement: This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of award 2 UB6HP31685‐05‐00 “Public Health Training Centers.” The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Category: Leadership

Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals, public health leadership
  • Format: Self-Paced
  • 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_CMADKAR   
    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: None
  • Supplemental materials: Course Guide and Technical Requirements (PDF)
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Articulate
  • Technical Requirements: This training was created with Articulate Storyline. Please refer to the Articulate 360 System Specifications to ensure your system meets the minimum requirements for viewing.


About this course

This course introduces the idea of change management, specifically the ADKAR model. This model can be used by public health leaders to ease the process of change within an organization and increase the likelihood that changes will be successfully implemented. Learners will have the opportunity to use a real health department scenario to apply ADKAR and better understand how it to use it in their own work.


What you'll learn

After completing the training, you will be able to:

  • Define change management
  • Recognize the steps of the ADKAR model of change management
  • Explain how a collaborative approach can be integrated with the ADKAR model
  • Apply  the ADKAR model in a Health Department case study
  • Discuss the importance of change management to public health practice


Subject Matter Expert

  • Doe Hentschel
    Doe Hentschel, PhD

    Leadership of Greater Hartford

  • Dr. Doe Hentschel joined the staff of Leadership Greater Hartford in 2000 after retiring from a long and distinguished career in higher education. She began her LGH career as program director to develop the Third Age Initiative™, LGH’s program to identify, develop and engage older adults in meaningful ways in the community. As Senior Program Director (2006-2007) and then Vice President for Programs (2008-2019), she was involved with developing and implementing many of LGH’s core programs and its consulting and training services. In her current role as “Leadership Preceptor,” she continues to direct the Third Age Initiative™, contribute as curriculum designer and facilitator in many LGH programs and services, and serve as a guide and mentor to her colleagues. A seasoned administrator in higher education, “Dr. Doe” served as Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at Pine Manor College, Dean of Extended and Continuing Education at the University of Connecticut, and Dean of Adult and Continuing Education at SUNY College at Brockport. She was on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the department of Administrative Leadership/Adult Education where she taught graduate courses in Adult Learning and Development, Continuing Professional Education, Program Development and Implementation, Evaluation, Leadership for Change, and Group Dynamics. Prior to earning her Ph.D. in Urban Education with a focus in Administrative Leadership/Adult Education, she held administrative positions at William Rainey Harper Community College in Palatine, Illinois, and in the statewide public service administration at the University of Illinois. “Dr. Doe” has published more than 50 articles, chapters, and research papers. A leader in curriculum design, she has drawn on her expertise to enrich and expand community leadership programming for people of all ages. In her first book, Look Ma! No Hands! Life’s Lessons Learned the Hard Way (2022) she shares her philosophy of life and leadership drawn from stories about the six months after she broke both elbows in a bicycle accident and had no use of her hands and arms. In 2010, the Association of Leadership Programs honored Dr. Doe with the Preceptor Award, its highest recognition. She was named a Top Ten member of the Connecticut 60 over 60 class of 2018. In 2013, Dr. Hentschel was inducted into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame. Dr. Hentschel relocated to Hartford in 2010 from her historic home in Willimantic. She is a trustee of the Watkinson School and serves on the Advisory Board of the Master of Science in Organizational Leadership at Goodwin University. Diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2009, she serves on the Patient and Family Advisory Council for the Chase Family Movement Disorders Center at Hartford HealthCare. Dr. Doe is the proud mother of two and grandmother of four. Her son and his family live in San Diego, and her daughter and her family live in Preston, CT.


Enrollment and Contact Hours

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Acknowledgement: This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of award 2 UB6HP31685‐05‐00 “Public Health Training Centers.” The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Category: Leadership

An Equity Guided Approach to Public Health for Leaders at All Levels

What value-driven leadership actions will allow you to approach public health improvement through the lens of health equity?

 NEPTHC New England Public Health Training Center Logo      UT University of Texas Austin Logo   

UT University of Texas Austin Logo     NCHEC CHES Logo  

Course Information

  • Audience: Public health organizations and professionals interested in improving health equity; leaders and managers responsible for developing strategies, programs, policies and partnerships.
  • Format: Self-paced
  • 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_AEGAPHL.
    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:  None
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Technical Requirements: This training was created with Articulate Storyline. Please refer to the Articulate 360 System Specifications to ensure your system meets the minimum requirements for viewing.

About this course

This course will teach you the definitions, value-driven actions and further learning needed to develop your leadership approach to health equity. You’ll think about applying the actions and skills in your scope of influence.  Over time, developing your equity guided approach will allow you to to incorporate health equity principles into public health strategies and programs, and increase engagement and partnership.

What you'll learn

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Define health equity and key terms related to health equity
  • Identify four value-driven leadership actions for health equity
  • Analyze the value-driven actions in your scope of influence
  • Explore further learning to strengthen leadership, including some strategic skills
  • Sandro Galea

    Jewel Mullen, MD, MPD

    Associate Dean for Health Equity, University of Texas 

  • Jewel Mullen, M.D., MPH, is the associate dean for health equity at the Dell Medical School, as well as an associate professor in the school’s population health and internal medicine departments. She also serves as a senior consultant for Ascension Seton to help meet health equity goals across its system. Mullen is an internist, epidemiologist, public health physician leader and the former principal deputy assistant secretary for health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). While at HHS, she also served as the acting assistant secretary for health and acting director of the National Vaccine Program Office during the months bridging the transition from the Obama to the Trump administrations. Prior to her time at HHS, Mullen served for five years as commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health. Her career has spanned clinical, research, teaching and administrative roles focused on improving the health of all people, especially those who are underserved. She is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in building effective community-based chronic disease prevention programs and for her commitment to improving individual and population health by strengthening coordination between community, public health and health care systems. Mullen is the former director of the Bureau of Community Health and Prevention at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and medical director of Baystate Mason Square Neighborhood Health Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. She has held faculty appointments at the New York University, University of Virginia, Yale University and Tufts University schools of medicine. As Connecticut’s public health commissioner, Mullen created an Office of Health Equity Research, Evaluation and Policy to ensure that reducing disparities was included as a deliberate, measurable outcome of the department’s programmatic and regulatory efforts. She also successfully spearheaded initiatives to reduce racial disparities in low birth weight and infant mortality, advanced legislation to improve end-of-life care and led development of the state’s health assessment and health improvement plan as precursors to the department achieving accreditation by the Public Health Accreditation Board. As commissioner, she also directed her agency’s response to events such as natural disasters, the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School and infectious disease outbreaks such as Ebola. Her accomplishments at HHS included participation in the coordination of the federal public health response to Zika, working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), other federal partners and leaders in Puerto Rico. Mullen serves on the editorial board of the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Policies for Action National Advisory Committee, the Alzheimer’s Association/CDC Healthy Brain Initiative Leadership Committee and the Medical Education Committee for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She also is a member of the Committee on a National Strategy for Cancer Control in the United States at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. A former member of the Advisory Committee to the CDC Director and its subcommittee on health disparities, Mullen chaired the CDC’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection and Control Federal Advisory Committee. She is a former president of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials. Board certified in internal medicine, Mullen received her bachelor’s degree and Master of Public Health from Yale University where she also completed a post-doctoral fellowship in psychosocial epidemiology. She graduated from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society, and completed her residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

  • Sandro Galea

    Lailea Noel, PhD

    Assistant Professor, University of Texas

  • Lailea Noel is an assistant professor at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work. Noel’s research investigates the social and economic conditions that contribute to lower cancer treatment utilization and higher mortality rates in marginalized communities, particularly communities of color, and communities within residentially segregated urban and rural neighborhoods. She has a passion for conducting community-based participatory research and has a wealth of experience engaging communities, social scientists and medical professionals in such research partnerships. Her research interest and approach are informed by the two decades she spent as an oncology social work administrator at prestigious organizations — including the American Cancer Society and University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center — prior to pursuing her Ph.D. During her doctoral studies at Washington University in St. Louis, Noel participated in a five-year, community-based participatory research project in an area with high rates of poverty and the worst cancer mortality rates in metropolitan St. Louis. Her dissertation work, supported by an American Cancer Society Doctoral Training Grant in Oncology Social Work, explored the experiences of African American women in St. Louis, who had not started treatment for breast cancer six-months to two years following diagnosis. Since she joined the NYU Silver faculty in 2016, and was the 2018-19 Donald D. Harrington Faculty Fellow at The University of Texas at Austin.

Enrollment 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.


Category: Leadership

Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health team leaders, supervisors and aspiring public health and health profession leaders
  • Format: Self-Paced
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 25 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 .5 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are .5. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_SCSO.  
    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: Strong Culture, Strong Organization: A Public Health Leadership  Series for Leading in Difficult Times - Part 2
  • Supplemental materials: Course Guide and Technical Requirements (PDF)
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Technical Requirements: This training was created with Articulate Rise. Please refer to the Articulate 360 System Specifications to ensure your system meets the minimum requirements for viewing.


About this course

This informative and engaging leadership series explores the relationship between organizational culture and the ability of an organization to adapt and respond to external and internal challenges. The three part self-paced virtual series introduces participants to what culture means in health profession settings, culture diagnosis, values based and resilient leadership, and makes a case for integrating kindness and appreciation into culture.


What you'll learn

After completing the training, you will be able to...

  • Define organizational culture
  • List two attributes of culture unique to health serving organizations
  • Summarize the relationship between culture, leadership, and performance
  • Identify methods to determine core organizational values


Subject Matter Experts

  • Kathleen MacVarish
    Joan Bohlke Kaijala, MPP
  • Joan is an independent consultant currently working on public health projects related to health professions workforce, health equity and organizational development. For many years, Joan worked in both federal and state service. In these positions she was an integral part of the creation of the Massachusetts Health Care Workforce Center and helped establish the first health professions workforce surveys tied to licensure. As an organizational development specialist she helped institute a first of it’s kind culture survey within a federal agency, while also leading numerous people and culture projects. Other leadership roles include President, Board of Directors of the TSC Childcare, Inc., and Vice President of USA Track and Field New England. An avid runner, Joan competed for the New Balance Boston track club, qualifying for the U.S. Nationals. Joan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Policy and Management from Providence College, and a Master of Arts in Public Policy from Stony Brook University; she is the proud mom of Theo and Kai.



Enrollment and Contact Hours

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

Acknowledgement: This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of award 2 UB6HP31685‐05‐00 “Public Health Training Centers.” The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Category: Leadership

What is Public Health?

You care about health.  But can you define public health in a sentence?  Do you have an elevator pitch for the social factors that affect health? 

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Course Information

  • Audience: Massachusetts local and regional board of health members and staff, health department personnel and anyone interested in learning about public health.
  • Format: Self-paced
  • 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 1.5 total Category I continuing education contact hours.  Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1.5.  Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_09252023.
    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: Public Health Sciences Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion trainings: None
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Technical Requirements: This training was created with Articulate Rise. Please refer to the Articulate 360 System Specifications to ensure your system meets the minimum requirements for viewing.


About this course

The world’s health needs are changing – evolving day to day, sometimes even hour to hour. It is the role of public health to investigate pressing health challenges and develop meaningful interventions that improve conditions affecting population health. Local board of health officials in Massachusetts should have a foundational knowledge of public health in order to be more effective health and wellness leaders in their community.


What you'll learn

After completing this course, you will be able to...

  • Define key terms such as health, public health, and health equity
  • Cite multiple factors that lead to increased US life expectancy in the 20th century
  • Relate the manner in which the socio-ecological and life course public health conceptual frameworks are connected and distinct
  • Articulate the differences between health spending and what produces health
  • Explain health as a human right

Subject Matter Expert

  • Sandro Galea

    Sandro Galea
     
    Dean, Boston University School of Public Health

Enrollment and Contact Hours

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

Acknowledgement:

Acknowledgement: This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of award 2 UB6HP31685‐05‐00 “Public Health Training Centers.” The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, 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

Mini-MPH For Public Health Professionals

Do you have all the foundational public health knowledge you need to be an effective health and wellness leader in your community? 

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Course Information

  • Format: Self-paced
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 5.5 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) to receive up to 5.5 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 0. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_MMPH.
    If you are not seeking CHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Public Health Sciences Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Supplemental materials: Course Guide and Technical Requirements (PDF)
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Technical Requirements: This training was created with SoftChalk. Please refer to the SoftChalk System Specifications to ensure your system meets the minimum requirements for viewing.

About this course

The world's health needs are changing - evolving day to day, sometimes even hour to hour. It is the role of public health to investigate pressing challenges and to develop meaningful interventions that improve conditions affecting population health. Through this course created by PHX, and adapted by NEPHTC, local board of health officials in Massachusetts have the opportunity to gain foundational knowledge in public health in order to be more effective health and wellness leaders in their community.

What you'll learn

After completing this course, you will be able to...

  • Explain the differences between health and public health
  • Understand how data is collected and used in practice
  • Advocate effectively for change
  • Detail the laws and policies related to your daily practice
  • Determine root causes of public health issues, and use a public health approach to address them

Enrollment and Contact Hours

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the module. 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.


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.


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 UB6HP27877 “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 10 Essential Public Health Services in Action

What are the ten essential public health services and how are they provided at the local level?

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Course Information

  • Format: Self-paced
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1.5 hours
  • Competencies: 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_07012020. 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.
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Supplemental materials: None

  • Pre-requisites: Infectious Disease Case Management,
    Surveillance of Infectious Diseases
  • Articulate
  • Technical Requirements: This training was created with Articulate Rise. Please refer to the Articulate 360 System Specifications to ensure your system meets the minimum requirements for viewing.

About this course

Local health departments are responsible for creating and maintaining conditions that keep people in their communities healthy and safe. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has defined and recently updated 10 essential public health services that communities should undertake to protect and promote the health of all people in their community. This training uses a case study (based on an actual infectious disease outbreak) to relate each step of the investigation to one of the 10 essential public health services. Public health professionals should be able to describe each of these essential services, and should work to ensure that all 10 services are provided in their community.

What you'll learn

After completing the training, you will be able to...

  • Summarize the 10 essential public health services
  • Describe the three local board of health (LBOH) responsibilities for infectious disease investigation: reporting, case investigation, and controlling further spread of infectious diseases
  • Classify disease investigation activities into one of the 10 essential public health services
  • Give examples of partners that are necessary to deliver the 10 essential public health services
  • List the signs and symptoms of a specific pathogen linked to this case study

Subject Matter Experts


  • Anne Fidler, ScD

    Assistant Dean and
    Professor,
    Boston University
    School of Public Health


  • Kathleen MacVarish, MS

    Associate Professor
    of the Practice
    Boston University
    School of Public Health

Enrollment and Contact Hours

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the module. 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. Select the Enroll Me button below to enroll for this course. 

Having trouble accessing the course? Contact support@nephtc.org

* 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

Onboarding New Employees

What are the benefits of an effective onboarding plan for new employees? 


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Course Information

  • Format: Self-paced
  • 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) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 0. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_ONE.
    If you are not seeking CHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Management and Finance Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Supplemental materials: Course Guide and Technical Requirements (PDF)
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Articulate
  • Technical Requirements: This training was created with Articulate Storyline. Please refer to the Articulate 360 System Specifications to ensure your system meets the minimum requirements for viewing.


About this course

An effective onboarding plan helps new employees adjust to their jobs by establishing better relationships, clarifying expectations and objectives, and providing support through feedback, coaching and follow-up. This leads to higher job satisfaction and performance, lower employee stress, greater commitment to the organization, and decreased staff turnover.


What you'll learn

After completing this course, you will be able to...

  • Name three ways effective onboarding programs help new employees adjust to their jobs
  • List six benefits of an effective onboarding program
  • Describe the 4 C’s that every onboarding plan should include
  • Design an onboarding plan for new employees that covers day one, week one, and 30/60/90 day check-ins


Subject Matter Expert

Enrollment and Contact Hours

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the module. 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.

Having trouble accessing the course? 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 UB6HP27877 “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.