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Health and Social Equity in Indigenous Communities in Maine

How will we respond to the uncomfortable truths about the underlying inequity faced by tribal nations of Maine? How can we heal from that history together?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals, Community Health Workers
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Tuesday, October 12th 2021 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM 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: SS1131137_HSEICM 
    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

The region called Maine is the ancestral territory of indigenous communities. The COVID 19 pandemic has been triggering for tribal nations. Disease was one of the first weapons used against indigenous people, whether understood or not, diminishing and devastating native populations and aiding the taking of land. What does moving forward together look like?


What you'll learn

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

  • Restate perspectives of Indigenous Communities from personal narratives
  • Explain why social inequity leads to certain outcomes
  • Identify basic knowledge of tribal nations in Maine

Subject Matter Experts

  • Maulian Dana

    Maulian Dana

  • Tribal Ambassador Maulian Dana presents issues important to Penobscot Nation and wide native and non-native audiences. Her topics include land use, water rights, trial sovereignty, eradication of native American mascots, and establishing Indigenous People’s Day. Dana was born on the Penobscot Indian Island Reservation on May 17, 1984, and is one of five children. She is the daughter of former Penobscot Nation Chief Barry Dana, who served from 2000 to 2004. She attended the University of Maine with a focus in political science. In 2005 she was awarded the Margaret Chase Smith Public Policy Scholarship and went on to graduate in 2006.[2] She serves on the board of the Maine Center for Economic Policy, as co-chair of Maine Climate Councils Equity subcommittee, and as co-chair of the Permanent Commission on the Status of Racial Indigenous and Maine Tribal Populations.

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

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

Category: Webinars

Our Voice: Harnessing Local Expertise to Create Healthier Communities

How can community members use an app to capture their lived experience, become agents of change, and help their communities become healthier places to live?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Thursday, March 17th, 2022
    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_03172022
    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 Partnership Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites None

About this Webinar 

Nobody knows the lived reality of a community better than the residents themselves. The Stanford Our Voice Initiative offers community groups tools and resources to help harness and activate this wisdom, and create healthier communities for all. During this session we will walk through the Our Voice approach, and highlight the inspiring work of a Denver grandma turned “streetfighter,” who has used data and built collaborations to generate changes that support healthy living in the Montbello neighborhood of Denver, Colorado.

Like many underresourced communities, Denver’s Montbello neighborhood has lower socioeconomic status and poorer health outcomes than wealthier areas of the city. In 2016, a Park-n-Ride was moved from Montbello to a light-rail hub 2 miles away. While the new location provides easy car access and ample parking for drivers, Montbello’s pedestrians gained a dangerous commute down a 4-lane thoroughfare, decreasing community access to jobs, health care, schools, events, and city amenities. Forty-five year Montbello resident Pam Jiner was alarmed. As leader of a local GirlTrek group, she was already focused on getting African American women walking as a form of self-care and community engagement. When GirlTrek partnered with the evidence-based Stanford Our Voice Initiative to offer advocacy training, Pam stepped up. Using the Our Voice Discovery Tool app, she and her group became "citizen scientists," documenting environmental features that affected walkability between Montbello and the transportation hub. The data they gathered – geotagged photos, narratives, ratings, and walking maps – told a collective story that the group analyzed, prioritized, and used to generate recommendations for change. Pam also invited a wide range of local stakeholders and decision-makers to walk with her and experience the barriers first-hand. Four years later, Pam shares her story as a self-proclaimed “Street Fighter,” the built environment changes that she worked with others to make, and the ripple effects at the individual, social, and policy levels.


What you'll learn

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

  • List 4 specific strategies for community members to create change in local environments “from the bottom-up”
  • Describe the importance of data, including the systematic capture of local perspectives and insights, in advocating for community-level change
  • Assess the applicability of the Our Voice citizen science approach to a range of community-based efforts to address social determinants of health and improve health equity

This webinar will be recorded and made available within 2 business days of the webinar close. Please log in to view the recording in the section "View a Recording of the Webinar." "


More about the Our Voice Initiative 

The evidence-based Our Voice Initiative is a not-for-profit social enterprise within the Stanford School of Medicine, offering diverse collaborators a set of tools and resources to advance community-driven solutions through citizen science. The ultimate goal of Our Voice is to advance health equity by giving everyone, regardless of age of social and economic circumstances, the opportunity to lead a healthy life. Through a remote train-the-trainer model and locally-facilitated process, community members use the multilingual Stanford Discovery Tool mobile app to record geotagged photos, narratives, ratings, and maps that document features of their environment that impact health and quality of life. After data are uploaded to a secure Stanford server, local facilitators can create user-friendly reports to return to the citizen scientists. The citizen scientists then review and analyze collective findings, prioritize areas for change, and use their own data to partner with local decision-makers and drive improvements that promote health in their local communities. For more information, visit http://ourvoice.stanford.edu



Subject Matter Expert

  • Pam Jiner

    Pam Jiner

  • Pam Jiner is a community organizer and proud 45-year resident of Denver’s Montbello neighborhood. A leader in the GirlTrek health movement for black women and girls, she also founded Montbello Walks in 2018; leads the Senior Steppers walking group; and started a Mobile Food Pantry that delivered 875,000 pounds of food during the 2020 pandemic. Pam is a tireless advocate for safe and equitable city streets, sidewalks, schools and parks in the community she loves.



    Moderator

    • Ann Banchoff

      Ann Banchoff

    • Ann Banchoff, MSW, MPH, is Director of Community Engagement for the Our Voice Initiative at the Stanford School of Medicine. She has a background in public health, social work, and international human rights, as well as broad experience in developing and sustaining community-academic partnerships. Ann co-founded the Office of Community Health at the Stanford University School of Medicine in 2005, and served as its Director of Educational Programs until late 2014.


    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

Category: Webinars

Introduction to Resource Management in Health Organizations and Nonprofits

As a public health leader, are you adept in resource management and fiscal principles, concepts and tools or are you looking to further your knowledge and skills in this area?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public health workforce
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:30 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 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_02022022.
    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: Management and Finance Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

This webinar will examine the various aspects of resource management in health care, health organizations and nonprofits. Resource management is the evidence-based process by which health care organizations effectively distribute human, capital, supply and data resources in a manner that assures operational and financial stability for the organization and quality care for individuals. 

Traditionally in health and social service organizations, resource management and fiscal and budgeting responsibilities have been the purview of the chief financial officer, accountants, and budget analysts. However, today, front-line managers are being called upon to integrate fiscal planning and resource management into their clinical and operational responsibilities. 

This program is intended for public health leaders who have limited knowledge, skills and experience with resource and financial management and or those wish to review and/or refresh their knowledge of fiscal principles.


What you'll learn

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the major resources in health care requiring a management approach
  • Identify strategies and tools to monitor resource utilization
  • Explain possible performance deviations through a variance analysis process
  • Identify strategies for performance improvement in the resource management process


This webinar is recorded and made available within 2 business days of the webinar close. Please log in to view the recording in the section "View a Recording of the Webinar. "


Subject Matter Expert

  • Rebecca Arsenault
    Rebecca Arsenault, DHA, RN, FACHE
  • Rebecca serves as adjunct faculty and an adjunct academic partner in Southern New Hampshire University’s graduate healthcare administration program and adjunct faculty in University of New England’s graduate public health program. Dr. Arsenault has over thirty-five years of healthcare administrative experience in hospital chief executive officer, chief operating officer, and chief nursing officer roles.


Registration

Select the Enroll Me button below to register for this course. If you have any 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 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: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Friday, January 21 2022 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 2.5 hours
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_01212022. 
    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

The Transgender Introductory Primer is ideal for a variety of professionals in the helping and health professions, particularly mental health, social service and medical providers. During this training, participants will learn basic terminology and theory, how to ask for pronouns, health disparities facing the transgender community, resiliency factors, gender transition paths and support needs, and targeted best practices. Providers will have an opportunity following the training to list themselves in MaineTransNet's community health database.


What you'll learn

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

  • Understand basic terminology and theory as they relate to transgender health.
  • Describe health disparities facing the transgender community.
  • Identify resiliency factors, gender transition paths and support needs, and targeted best practices for serving the transgender community.


This webinar will be recorded and made available within 2 business days of the webinar close. Please log in to view the recording in the section "View a Recording of the Webinar. "


Subject Matter Expert

  • Quinn Gormley

    Quinn Gormley

  • As the Executive Director of Maine TransNet, Quinn’s work ranges from community building initiatives, expanding health equity and access across the state, suicide prevention, policy advocacy, and violence prevention. Before MTN, Quinn worked in a variety of community organizing settings, including at the Health Equity Alliance managing a rural HIV testing program and building rural LGBTQ+ communities, and with the Maine People’s Alliance working on economic and health justice issues. Throughout her work, Quinn believes in centering the wellness of marginalized communities, and that the root of power and liberation can be found in communities that embrace their diversity and interdependence. She lives with her husband Ezra and their dog Zoe in Auburn, Maine.

Registration

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

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

Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID:  PM1131137_01120222.
    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:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

Fragility is a term often used to describe countries that are emerging from conflict. The United States, assessed in 2018 to be the country most able to deal with a disaster, has tragically performed the worst of any industrialized country in the COVID pandemic. The speaker will discuss the possible roles and specify policy options for health professionals that can address American fragility. Without public health there will be no public trust. Without public trust, American fragility will not only continue but it will worsen.


What you'll learn

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

  • Define "American fragility"
  • Identify 1-3 possible roles health professionals are already playing to address “national fragility”
  • Identify 1-3 new ways health professionals can increase their professional engagement to address American fragility
  • Identify 1-2 policy options to address American fragility



Moderator

  • Noah Nesin

    Noah Nesin, MD

  • Dr. Noah Nesin has been a family doctor in Maine since 1986, first in a private, solo practice and then in FQHCs (Health Access Network in Lincoln and Penobscot Community Health Care, based in Bangor. Dr. Nesin was raised in Howland, Maine, where his father was a family doctor for 39 years. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and completed his Family Medicine residency in Duluth, Minnesota. Throughout his career Dr. Nesin has led efforts in evidence based prescribing and in practice transformation to improve efficiency and to use health care resources judiciously. Dr. Nesin has mentored PA, nurse practitioner and medical students, and Family Practice residents throughout his career Dr. Nesin serves as the chair of Maine’s Academic Detailing Advisory Committee, the body which oversees the Maine Independent Clinical Information Service, sits on the Advisory Committee for the Lunder Dineen Health Education Alliance of Maine, and on the Community Advisory Committee for Maine Health Access Foundation. He was a co-founder of Maine Quality Counts’ Maine Chronic Pain Collaborative, is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, and is a member of AHRQ’s National Integration Advisory Council, which is currently focused on treatment of substance use disorders across the country. Dr. Nesin is also a member of Maine’s Opioid Clinical Advisory Group and Maine’s Governor has appointed him chair of the newly formed Maine Prescription Drug Affordability Board and also appointed him as a member of Maine’s Board of Licensure in Medicine. Dr. Nesin is the current President of the Maine Public Health Association and published a number of papers and opinion pieces related to primary care.

Subject Matter Expert


  • Norbert Goldfield

    Norbert Goldfield, MD

  • Norbert is founder/ CEO of Healing Across the Divides (www.healingdivides.org; HATD), focusing on peace-building through health in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The mission of this organization is to measurably improve the health of marginalized Israelis and Palestinians through community-based interventions. Norbert Goldfield MD is also founder/ CEO of a bipartisan venture incorporated in April 2018, Ask Nurses and Doctors or AND (www.asknursesdoctors.com). The mission of AND is to organize and then link local health professionals with competitive national political candidates who have practical plans for universal quality affordable health coverage for all Americans. Dr. Goldfield has published more than 100 books and articles. His latest book is Peace Building through Women’s Health: Psychoanalytic, Sociopsychological, and Community Perspectives on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Routledge, Taylor Francis, 2021). He is also a practicing internist at a community health center. Dr. Goldfield has served on a number of local (e.g. Congregation B’Nai Israel; Health Care for All) and national boards (e.g. Bend the Arc). He has taught college courses on a variety of topics including Peace Building Through Health, and the Impact of AIDS on American cities. Prior to February 2018, Dr Goldfield worked for 30 years as medical director for a research group developing tools linking payment for health care services to improved health care outcomes. These tools are in use in many countries in addition to the U.S.

Registration

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

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

Category: Webinars

COVID Latinx Disparities

What is the impact of COVID-19 on the Hispanic/Latinx community, and how can public health professionals help?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: January 19, 2022
    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_01192022.
    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: Data Analytics and Assessment Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites None

About this Webinar 

In this webinar, we will discuss the latest evidence about the trajectory of the COVID-19 epidemic, its impact on Hispanic/Latinx communities, and actions that we can take in our own areas of practice to address these health disparities.


What you'll learn

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

  • Conceptualize systems and structures that lead to COVID-19 disparities in the Hispanic/Latinx community
  • Describe effective approaches to addressing COVID-19 disparities
  • Discuss the latest evidence on the COVID-19 epidemic’s impact on Hispanic/Latinx communities
  • Identify potential points of synergy with COVID-19 and other health needs in the Hispanic/Latinx community

This webinar will be recorded and made available within 2 business days of the webinar close. Please log in to view the recording in the section "View a Recording of the Webinar. "


Subject Matter Expert

  • Matt Murphy
    Matt Murphy
    MD

  • Dr. Matthew Murphy is Assistant Professor of Medicine and Behavioral and Social Sciences at Brown University. He lives in a bilingual and bicultural household where Spanish is the primary language of communication. His work has been supported by the World Health Organization, The Pan American Health Organization, the NIH, the CDC and the European Commission. He was a Fulbright Research Fellow in Morocco where he led research on the impact of the country’s National HIV Program. He completed the European Master’s of Public Health as an Erasmus Mundus Fellow at the Andalusian School of Public Health in Granada, Spain and France’s National School of Public Health in Rennes, France. He was also named a Yale/Stanford Global Health Scholar and worked in the Infectious Diseases Department of the Universidad del Valle in Cali, Colombia. Dr. Murphy has worked extensively in Latin America with Brown University collaborating sites, the Pan American Health Organization as well as non-governmental organizations. As the Medical Director of Open Door Health, an Initiative of the Rhode Island Public Health Institute, he oversaw the implementation of a community adapted COVID-19 testing program which was described in the CDC’s Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal. He also supported the COVID-19 response in the state’s correctional system co-authoring several related publications in the Lancet among other high impact journals.


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

Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: Nurses, Community health workers, Public health professionals, Health services managers
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: November 10, 2021
    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_11102021.
    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: Policy Development and Program Planning Skills
  • Learning Level: Performance
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites None

About this Webinar 

Participants will learn how to work within communities to identify public health needs and design a community focused advocacy campaign. The case study used to convey this objective is the Rhode Island statewide Sugary Drinks Tax advocacy campaign to fund the Retail SNAP Incentive Program.


What you'll learn

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

  • Identify a community need through coalition building and direct service avenues
  • Define the goals of the campaign and communication strategy
  • Develop the timeline, activities and deliverables schedule for the campaign
  • Evaluate the campaign and disseminate findings across community and political groups

Subject Matter Expert

  • Kerri Connolly
    Kerri Connolly,
    Food Access Program Manager

  • Kerri Connolly is the Program Manager of the Food Access Division of the Rhode Island Public Health Institute and holds a secondary appointment as Project Director at the Center for Health Equity at Brown University School of Public Health. Kerri is responsible for both the big-­‐picture strategic vision and the day-­‐to-­‐day operations of a policy advocacy campaign to expand SNAP incentives into retail settings through the implementation of sugary drinks tax. She has her six-sigma green belt certification in project management and has 10 years of experience implementing community driven projects and programs. Kerri served in the Peace Corps in the Youth Development & Health Program and as a member of the Monitoring, Reporting & Evaluation Committee. Her strengths lie in developing measurable and sustainable community driven solutions, programs and policy initiatives to community identified public health concerns. Kerri has her BS in Nutrition from Simmons University and is currently pursuing her MPH at Brown University.


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

Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals, Community Health Workers
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, September 29th 2021 12:15 PM – 2:00 PM EST.
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1.75 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 1.75 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1133137_09292021. 
    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

This webinar will use didactic and workshop techniques to inform participants of best practices in public health communication to promote equity and inclusion. An overview of health literacy will be discussed, as well as how it connects to health equity. We will also speak about health literacy efforts in our community, and review how health literacy can be improved using digital literacy, cross-cultural communication, and non-biased language.


What you'll learn

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

  • Describe the landscape of health literacy and choose inclusive language
  • Develop public health messaging that incorporates numerous aspects of literacy that impacts health
  • Identify communication strategies to promote the use of inclusive and non-stigmatizing language as part of public health communication

Subject Matter Experts

  • Jennifer Ceide

    Jennifer Ceide, MPH

  • Jennifer Ceide has worked in the field of public health since 2009, with a strong emphasis on health education and communication. Her focus on developing educational programs for patients with Asthma afforded her the opportunity to present her work to clinicians of the Shanghai Children Medical Center in Shanghai, China. Her leadership in guiding the implementation of tobacco cessation systems at Jamaica Hospital led to the Gold Star Recognition in the NYC Tobacco-Free Hospital Campaign Certification from the New York City Department of Health. She currently serves as Primary Faculty for the Master of Public Health program at the University of New England in Maine. Jennifer recently developed a Health Education Design course that has been described as challenging, practical, and enjoyable by MPH students. Jennifer is Haitian-American and was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She attributes much of her success to being raised in a richly diverse community and obtaining both undergraduate and graduate degrees from institutions in Jamaica-Queens, NY and New Orleans, LA, two culturally-vibrant US cities.

  • Liz Scharnetzki

    Liz Scharnetzki, Ph.D.

  • Liz Scharnetzki, Ph.D., is a Staff Scientist at the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) at Maine Medical Center Research Institute (MMCRI). Dr. Scharnetzki completed her PhD in Experimental Social Psychology at the University of Vermont. Her research interests lie in understanding how stigma and identity threat impact the delivery and receipt of health care. Before joining CORE, Dr. Scharnetzki worked at Vermont’s Agency of Human Services, developing policy research projects aimed at promoting social capital within Vermont’s criminal justice system. Dr. Scharnetzki’s other prior positions include serving as a lecturer at universities and colleges in both California and Vermont, and working as a Research Technician at one of the NIH Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) Initiative sites. Dr. Scharnetzki currently serves on the National Lung Cancer Roundtable Stigma Committee and co-leads MMCRI’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Workgroup.

  • Leo Waterston

    Leo Waterston, M.A.

  • Leo Waterston, M.A., is the Program Director for the Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) at Maine Medical Center Research Institute, where he is responsible for the Center’s operations, strategic planning, and management of staff and resources to support CORE’s mission. Leo also serves as Project Director for the Maine Lung Cancer Coalition, a grant-funded lung cancer prevention and screening program with partners throughout the state of Maine. Leo has more than 15 years of experience working in health care research, management, and public health. He earned a B.A. in Psychology from Clark University and a M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Fordham University. He currently serves on the National Lung Cancer Roundtable and Maine's Impact Cancer Network. Orion Tucker (he/him) has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, where he completed his senior capstone in LGBTQ+ Politics. Orion, from his lived experiences, brings a passion for improving diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in order to enact meaningful change for the LGBTQ+ community. He brings this drive to his work every day as Health Equity Alliance’s LGBTQ+ Program Manager. Over the years, Orion has provided education, training, consulting, and curriculum design to community-based agencies, healthcare organizations, colleges and universities, businesses, and others to expand competency and affirming experiences for LGBTQ+ identifying individuals in the various communities he has served. Orion is also a Certified Personal Trainer who values behavior change and meeting people where they are.

  • Orion Tucker

    Orion Tucker

  • Orion Tucker (he/him) has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, where he completed his senior capstone in LGBTQ+ Politics. Orion, from his lived experiences, brings a passion for improving diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in order to enact meaningful change for the LGBTQ+ community. He brings this drive to his work every day as Health Equity Alliance’s LGBTQ+ Program Manager. Over the years, Orion has provided education, training, consulting, and curriculum design to community-based agencies, healthcare organizations, colleges and universities, businesses, and others to expand competency and affirming experiences for LGBTQ+ identifying individuals in the various communities he has served. Orion is also a Certified Personal Trainer who values behavior change and meeting people where they are.

  • Inza Ouattara

    Inza Ouattara

  • With a Doctorate in Educational Leadership, a Master of Public Policy and Management and as a Licensed Social Worker, Dr. Ouattara currently works as the State of Maine Refugee Health Coordinator. Dr. Ouattara has 21 years of experience working with refugees and immigrants in Africa and in the United States. In his current position, Dr. Ouattara oversees the domestic medical screening of refugees, asylees, and other ORR eligible populations in Maine. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Southern New Hampshire University teaching Sociocultural Perspective.

  • Andrew Solomon

    Andrew Solomon

  • Andrew P. Solomon, MPH, is the Senior Program Manager for the federally funded Northeast Telehealth Resource Center (www.NETRC.org), a member of the National Consortium of Telehealth Resource Centers and a project of Medical Care Development, Inc. (www.MCD.org). Andrew has worked with over 600 health care provider organizations, government agencies, and others to design, implement, and optimize telehealth programs. NETRC’s scope of services cover the “A to Z” of telehealth program development, including legal and regulatory considerations, quality and equity best practices, training resources, and sustainability. Andrew’s experiences also include developing and managing a population health program at a Community Health Center in Rhode Island. There, he implemented projects such as text-messaging programs to improve patient engagement and a transportation program to assist patients in getting to appointments and other health-related services. Andrew holds a Master of Public Health from Boston University.

  • Kerri Barton

    Kerri Barton

  • Kerri earned her MPH at Boston University School of Public Health in 2011. She has since worked for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health as an infectious disease epidemiologist, at Maine Medical Center as a Rural Research Navigator, and now works for the City of Portland Public Health Division as the Interim Program Coordinator for Harm Reduction Services in the Needle Exchange Program.


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

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

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Course Information

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

About this Recording

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


What you'll learn

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

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


Subject Matter Experts

  • Hamda Ahmed

    Hamda Ahmed

    Program Manager at New Mainers PHI

  • Hibo Omer

    Hibo Omer

    Assistant Director, New Mainers PHI

  • Ricia Sawtelle

    Ricia Sawtelle

    Gateway Community Services

  • San Pao

    San Pao

    Clinical Social
    Worker

  • Ricia Sawtelle

    Simane Ibrahim

    Program Assistant
    CHW

  • Krista Hall

    Krista Hall

    Clinical and Program Development Director

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Public Health, Medicine and Poverty

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

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Course Information

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

About this Recording

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


What you'll learn

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

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


Moderator

  • Natalia Linos

    Natalia Linos

    Executive Director, FXB Center at Harvard University


Subject Matter Experts

  • Soni Gupta

    Soni Gupta

    Director of Neighborhoods and Housing

  • Jamila Michener

    Jamila Michener

    Associate Professor, Cornell
    University

  • Phillomin Laptiste

    Phillomin Laptiste

    Executive Director, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

  • Hermina Palacio

    Herminia Palacio

    President and CEO, Guttmacher
    Institute

  • Michael Stein

    Michael Stein

    Professor, Boston University School of Public Health

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

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

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Course Information

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


About this Webinar

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


What you'll learn

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

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


Subject Matter Experts

  • Gregory Wellenius

    Rebecca Brookes

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

  • Gregory Wellenius

    Shari Levine

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

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Course Information

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


About this Recording

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


What you'll learn

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

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

Subject Matter Experts

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

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

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


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Category: Webinars

Health Equity Dialogue: Maine Oral Health Equity

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

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Course Information

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

About this Webinar

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


What you'll learn

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

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

Subject Matter Experts


  • Jennifer Crittenden, PhD, MSW

    Assistant Professor in the UMaine School of Social Work

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


  • Kellie A Stanhope RDH, BSDH, EFDA

    Program Coordinator at Northern Light
    Health

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


  • Kalie Hess

    Associate Director for Partnership for Children’s Oral Health

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


  • Kathryn Walker, RDH, EFDA, MSEd

    Assistant Professor of Dental Health at UMA

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


  • Hibo Omer, MPH

    Consultant for Public Health

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


  • Carrie Woodcock

    Executive Director for Maine Parent Federation

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


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Course Information

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

About this Recording

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

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


What you'll learn

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

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

Subject Matter Experts


  • Imani Daniel

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


  • Mark Evces

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

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

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

Category: Webinars

Course Information

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

About this Webinar

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

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


What you'll learn

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

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

Subject Matter Expert

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

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


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

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

Category: Webinars

Creating a Learning Agenda for Systems Change

How can you design learning to support systems change?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Local, state, and tribal public health professionals; public health learning specialists and educators; workforce development teams; Leaders and team members influencing learning development.
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Recorded on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 2-3pm ET
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_CLASC.
    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: Introduction to Systems Thinking
    Using Systems Thinking Tools and Coaching in Public Health – Stories From the Field
  • Supplemental materials:Power point
  • Pre-requisites: None


bout this Recording

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


What you'll learn

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

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

Subject Matter Expert

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


  • Christina R. Welter, DrPH, MPH

    Director, DrPH in Leadership

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


  • Karla Todd Barrett, MBA, MSM

    Senior Program Manager, Training Specialist

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

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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: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: Nurses, Community health workers, Public health professionals, Health services managers
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: April 14, 2021
    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: SS1131137_SC.
    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. 

    This activity has been approved by the Rhode Island State Nurse’s Association Educational Unit, an accredited approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Association Center’s Commission on Accreditation (Approval # 343-041323-36). In order to receive credit for this offering, you must review the entire presentation and complete the evaluation. Your certificate will be provided electronically within 7 business days to your provided email address.
    There is no conflict of interest for the presenter or anyone affiliated with the content of this presentation. There is no commercial support by any company for this offering. One must complete the evaluation by 04/14/2022 in order to receive credit.

  • Competencies: Community Partnership Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:PowerPoint slides
  • Pre-requisites None


About this Webinar

This webinar will explore historically relevant, disruptive events and the people who endured them, revealing personal attributes and team dynamics. The instructor will suggest anger management and de-escalation tactics to consider, as colleagues and clients continue to experience high levels of frustration and stress. The webinar will identify risk factors for burn-out that occur in teams in relentlessly challenging circumstances. Applying Nursing principles and providing examples to right-size one’s perspective, the webinar will help fight burnout, and help public health professionals remain true to the purpose of the profession.


What you'll learn

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

  • Recognize the origins of anger and disruptive behavior among colleagues and clients
  • Identify risk factors for burn-out within yourself and your team
  • Articulate potential consequences and resolutions for unchecked stress
  • Create a personal and/or team-oriented care plan to improve staff fulfillment

Subject Matter Expert

  • Leigh Hubbard
    Leigh Hubbard,
    Clinical Manager
  • Leigh Hubbard is the Clinical Manager at Open Door Health, Rhode Island’s first Ambulatory Health clinic dedicated to providing gender affirming care to the LGBTQ community. Her prior work included surgical services, program development and management, regulatory readiness, and ambulatory care and management. She has also worked in surgical intensive care, neurosurgery, oncology, and women’s health. She finds great joy in smoothing transitions within healthcare through process improvement and helping to guide RNs and other healthcare staff members through unsure, challenging circumstances. She feels that “professional growth spurts” abound when a person or team is tested and perseveres.
    Leigh Hubbard is also the President of the American Nurses Association in Rhode Island. She chairs the government affairs committee. She is on the board of Directors of Rhode Island Action Coalition and the current medical consultant for the University of Rhode Island Childhood Development Center. She is a founding member of Mainstay RI, a small think tank dedicated to opioid overdose care redesign. She is an active member of Grace Episcopal Church in Downtown Providence, where she (used to) sing soprano in the choir.



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    * 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

Category: Webinars

Park Rx: Exploring an Innovative Prescription Program


How are nature and human health linked? What role do public health and health care workers play in connecting patients and the general public to nature?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public health and health professions students and faculty, interested community members
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Thursday 11th March, 12 – 1PM ET
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_03112021. 
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Community Partnership Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:Power point
  • Pre-requisites: None


About this Webinar

More than 100 million Americans suffer from a chronic disease, which are responsible for 7 in 10 deaths in the U.S. each year. Park Rx America began as a community health initiative that aims to prevent and treat chronic disease and promote wellness by prescribing and linking patients to their local parks. Now, their searchable park database links parks to clinic Electronic Health Records, and can be used by healthcare and public health professionals to share with patients in their community.


What you'll learn

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

  • Describe the current epidemic of chronic disease, including physical and mental health diseases, and research about spending time in nature as beneficial for health
  • Review the planning, development, and implementation of Park Rx
  • Explain how health care and public health professionals can prescribe parks and utilize existing online databases for patient education
  • Learn about the Park Rx program in the Greater Portland, Maine-area


Subject Matter Experts


  • Dr. Stacy Beller Stryer

    Pediatrician and Associate Medical Director for Park Rx America

  • Dr. Stacy Beller Stryer is a pediatrician and associate medical director for Park Rx America, where she educates healthcare providers, schools, and park agencies on benefits of nature and nature prescriptions; and works with organizations and the core team to strategize ways to move this mission forward. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and other media outlets and has published on this topic. Dr. Beller Stryer previously served as a health promotion and disease prevention coordinator in the Indian Health Service and was a pediatric subject expert for an online health website, Revolution Health. She currently works with her local school system to increase awareness and promote outdoor classrooms and green schoolyards and serves on Governor Hogan's task force for "Project Green Classrooms.” She wants others to benefit from nature as much as she has through the years.


  • Courtney L. Schultz, Ph.D.

    Research
    Fellow for
    Park Rx
    America

  • Courtney L. Schultz, Ph.D. is the Research Fellow for Park Rx America. Dr. Schultz is a social science researcher with an expertise in the design and execution of behavioral research across the lifespan focusing on integrating nature exposure into a salutogenic healthcare approach. In addition to her work with Park Rx America, Dr. Schultz is the Executive Director of Health and Technology Partners LLC, a consulting firm dedicated to improving wellbeing through cooperative partnership with healthcare providers, communities, and natural resources; Adjunct Faculty at the University of Missouri; and sits on the advisory board for the SHIFT Emerging Leaders Program and Hike it Baby. Dr. Schultz holds a Ph.D. in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management from NC State University, along with a BS and a MS in Parks and Recreation Management from the University of Missouri.


  • Jessica Burton

    Executive Director of the Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative

  • Jessica Burton has been the Executive Director of the Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative (Collaborative) since its founding in 2012. The Collaborative works as a network of land and water conservation organizations in Southern Maine and seeks to build strategic partnerships to expand conservation's reach for greater relevance and healthier communities. Over the last year, with support from NEPHTC and in partnership with the University of New England, the Collaborative has started a Park Rx program in Portland, Maine.

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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: Webinars

Engaging Indigenous Communities in Health Equity Activities

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Engaging Indigenous Communities in Health Equity Activities


How can we ensure that the needs of indigenous communities are not overlooked in health equity efforts?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public health workforce
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Recorded on November 10 2020
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 30 min
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: 01082021. 
    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:
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None


About this Recording

Indigenous communities, people who identify as American Indian and Alaska Native, have long faced systemic oppression in this country which is reflected in poor health outcomes. For example, indigenous communities have a life expectancy that is 5.5 years shorter than the national average. Learn about how Connecticut has treated indigenous communities in the past, how these injustices impact policy today and how you can engage this population in health planning. While the focus is on Connecticut, this presentation has information useful for practice in any state.


What you'll learn

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

  • Name the indigenous communities in Connecticut
  • Describe how indigenous communities have been overlooked in health equity outcomes
  • Recall examples of state policies that resulted in unjust treatment of native peoples
  • Discuss strategies for outreach and inclusion for this population

Subject Matter Expert

  • Michele Scott
    Michele Scott Dixon (Mashantucket Pequot)
  • Michele Scott is the Executive Director of The Health Education Center located in Norwich, CT where she works diligently to ensure that the healthcare workforce pipeline reflects the communities it serves. She brings with her a background in community health, strategic planning, program evaluation and a commitment to equity within health systems. Michele serves as Chair of the Health Care Advisory Board of the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation and is a member of The Arc Eastern Connecticut Board of Directors. Michele received her B.A in Psychology and American Studies from Columbia University and her M.S. in Organizational Leadership from Quinnipiac University. She resides on the Mashantucket Pequot Reservation with her family.

    Michele is available at scott@healtheducenter.org to answer any webinar follow up questions.



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Category: Webinars

Food and Housing Insecurity in the Wake of COVID-19: Old Problems, New Opportunities?

How has COVID-19 made it impossible to continue to sweep well-known issues such as food and housing insecurity under the rug, and how can public health use?

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  • Audience: Public health workforce
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: 19th November 2020, 9:00 am-10:30 am ET
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 50 min
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1.   Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_FHIWC19.
    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: Policy Development and Program Planning Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: Health Haves, Health Nots in a Time of COVID-19
    The Link between Health, Wealth, and Equity: The Economic Impacts of COVID-19 on the People of NH and VT
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

Kerri Lowery, esteemed public health lawyer, uses storytelling, data, and policy initiatives to outline the state of housing and food insecurity in the United States. As COVID-19 has illuminated these issues, Lowery discusses the opportunities and partnerships that can be made for the future.

Kerri Lowery provides insight into the lives of those in the United States who are food and housing insecure, discusses the adverse health impacts of food and housing insecurity, and highlights the policy initiatives and partnerships that can be used to address these issues going forward.


What you'll learn

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

  • Recall the adverse health impacts of food and housing insecurity in the United States
  • Identify policy and partnership programs that can be utilized to address food and housing insecurity
  • Assess how aforementioned components have contributed to consequences in health, food and housing insecurity, and equitable divides in the COVID-19 pandemic

Subject Matter Expert

  • Sarah Levin-Lederer
    Kerri McGowan Lowrey, J.D., M.P.H
  • Kerri McGowan Lowrey, J.D., M.P.H., is Deputy Director and Director for Grants & Research for the Network for Public Health Law, Eastern Region, based at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Kerri has more than 20 years of experience as a public health lawyer. Her areas of focus have included injury prevention law, particularly sports and recreational injury prevention in children and adolescents; laws affecting return to school after traumatic brain injury; health data privacy and sharing in the school setting; education as a social determinant of health; and housing instability. Most recently, Kerri has spearheaded the development of an interprofessional eviction prevention project with the University of Maryland School of Social Work, which seeks to provide legal triage and access to community support services for families facing housing instability due to the pandemic. She currently serves as co-chair of the Children’s Safety Now Alliance Steering Committee, an alliance of more than 35 organizations seeking to elevate child safety as a national priority and address the related needs of state and local health departments. Kerri’s specialized training includes a four-year term as a Cancer Prevention Fellow at the National Cancer Institute, where she assisted in developing the Cancer Prevention Fellowship Ethics Track. Prior to joining the Network for Public Health Law, Kerri served as Technical Vice President at the MayaTech Corporation in Silver Spring, MD, and Manager of its Center for Health Policy and Legislative Analysis. Kerri received her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law, an M.P.H. from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, and A.B. in public policy and American institutions from Brown University.


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