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Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals, community health works, others interested in public health
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: December 14, 2022
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Competencies: Policy Development and Program Planning Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites None


About this Webinar

The LGBTQ+ community experiences disparities related to sexual health and primary care. Open Door Health in Providence, Rhode Island opened in 2020 to address this unmet need for culturally tailored services for LGBTQ populations in Rhode Island. The presentation discusses program development and innovative sexual and primary care health service programs at Open Door Health.

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What you'll learn

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

  • List recommended practices for creating a welcoming and affirming environment for LGBTQ populations
  • Describe how place and space matter to create affirming care environments
  • Explain how to provide “express” STI services
  • Discuss how task shifting services to nurses can enhance and hasten STI and HIV prevention service delivery.
  • Understand how to integrate STI service with primary care services for LGBTQ populations

Subject Matter Expert

  • Amy Nunn
    Amy Nunn
  • Amy Nunn, ScD, is a Professor of Public Health and Medicine at Brown University. She is also Executive Director of the Rhode Island Public Health Institute and Open Door Health. Dr. Nunn is best known for her innovative partnerships with community leaders to reduce health disparities and for creating innovative models for clinical service delivery that promote health equity.




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    Acknowledgement
    : 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

    * 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, October 12th, 2022 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EST.
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 0. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: TBA
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Policy Development and Program Planning Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

Addressing public health in rural areas requires a unique approach. Join this panel discussion to learn about rural health in Maine, how to define "rurality" and how to innovatively adapt public health efforts in rural regions.


What you'll learn

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

  • Describe what rurality means in Maine.
  • Identify 2-3 ways to address public health challenges in rural Maine.

Subject Matter Experts

  • Tim Cowan

    Tim Cowan

    Tim Cowan received his Masters of Science in Public Health in 1994, with a focus in epidemiology. Since then, he has been an analyst and/or administrator for multiple program evaluation and quality improvement projects. Currently, Tim is the Director of Community Health Surveillance and Evaluation at MaineHealth. Tim leads programs that help MaineHealth prioritize the community health issues toward which system resources are allocated. In addition, Tim oversees activities to analyze data and disseminate information about opportunities for most effectively addressing the priority health issues, as well as to provide feedback on the collective impact being made by the many organizations involved.

  • Erika Ziller

    Erika Ziller

  • Erika Ziller is Chair of Public Health at the University of Southern Maine, where she also serves as the Director of the Maine Rural Health Research Center (https://mrhrc.org/). She began her career at the intersection of public health and social work practice, where she observed how policy can impact the wellbeing of individuals and communities. Since then, Dr. Ziller has been committed to policy-informed research aimed at improving health care access for underserved populations, particularly rural residents. She grew up in small-town Maine and obtained all three of her degrees, including a PhD in public policy, from the University of Southern Maine. In recognition of her contributions to rural health policy, Dr. Ziller received the Louis Gorin Award for Outstanding Achievement in Rural Health from the National Rural Health Association. She served on the editorial board of the Journal of Rural Health and is an active member of the National Rural Health Association.

  • Tom Judge

    Tom Judge

    Tom Judge is founding Executive Director of LifeFlight of Maine/ LifeFlight Foundation. LifeFlight of Maine, a non-profit hospital consortium critical care system. (www.lifeflightmaine.org) serving over 40 hospitals in Maine and New England as well as providing primary response to accident scenes and medical emergencies to remote and island communities. With an extensive background in emergency medical services and air medicine he has worked in the private, public and non-government sectors designing and implementing systems nationally and internationally. Thomas has served as an air medical and EMS subject matter expert for the Institute of Medicine, the US Government Accountability Office, the National Transportation Safety Board, the State of Maryland, as well as five successive appointments to the Federal National EMS Advisory Council and a current appointment to the Federal Air Ambulance Patient Billing Advisory Committee.

  • Sabrina Keene

    Sabrina Keene

  • Sabrina Keene attended the University of Maine at Farmington in Farmington Maine from 2011- 2017. She holds a B.S degree in Community Health. Sabrina currently leads the resource team at Healthy Community Coalition connecting patients and community members to services throughout Franklin County. She also host bi-monthly Franklin Resource Collaborative meetings where community members, businesses, and state organizations come together to collaborate efforts that best serve the community. Sabrina also coordinates harm reduction initiatives under two opioid related grants at Healthy Community Coalition, and is working on efforts to mobilize a syringe exchange in Franklin County. Sabrina has been with Healthy Community Coalition for five years working on a variety of grants, and has her Prevention Specialist certification. Brendan Schauffler has worked in public health in rural Western Maine for the past ten years, cultivating a broad network of relationships with community partners across diverse sectors. Working with those partners in groups both large and small allowed him to practice being a careful listener and communicator, and to create spaces where meaningful conversations can be held around deep-held concerns regarding community health. Much of his work over the past five years has focused on Substance Use Disorder, Adverse Childhood Experiences and resilience, and diseases of despair.

  • Brendan Schauffler

    Brendan Schauffler

    Brendan Schauffler has worked in public health in rural Western Maine for the past ten years, cultivating a broad network of relationships with community partners across diverse sectors. Working with those partners in groups both large and small allowed him to practice being a careful listener and communicator, and to create spaces where meaningful conversations can be held around deep-held concerns regarding community health. Much of his work over the past five years has focused on Substance Use Disorder, Adverse Childhood Experiences and resilience, and diseases of despair.



Registration

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

Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals, Community Health Workers
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, October 12th, 2022 9:30 AM – 10:30 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: TBA
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Community Partnership Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

Join Dr. Chris Chanyasulkit, President-Elect of the American Public Health Association, for her keynote address to Maine Public Health Association’s Annual Conference where she discusses public health’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with specific examples from Maine, and recommendations for using public health skills and knowledge to move forward to advance health and equity.


What you'll learn

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

  • Identify public health responses amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and much uncertainty
  • Identify and discuss innovative responses taken within Maine to adapt quickly to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Discuss recommendations for harnessing the power of public health for health equity for all

Subject Matter Expert

  • Chris Chanyasulkit

    Chris Chanyasulkit

    Chris Chanyasulkit is grounded in a strong belief in eliminating the structural barriers to equity for vulnerable populations. Chris holds leadership positions with local, state, regional and national governance and civic engagement organizations, working to promote racial, gender, and health equity. leadership positions with local, state, regional and national governance and civic engagement organizations, working to promote racial and gender equity and policy advocacy. She served as a gubernatorial appointee to the Massachusetts Asian American Commission and the Commission on the Status of Women where she advocated for the needs of Asian Americans and Women throughout the Commonwealth. Dr. Chanyasulkit has served as a Human Services Specialist and Assistant Director of Diversity in the town of Brookline’s Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Relations. She designed and delivered graduate public health courses at the Simmons University Department of Public Health. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Temple University, where she teaches Public Health Advocacy in the College of Public Health. Chris earned a B.A. in Biology and Art History from Boston University, an M.P.H. (with a concentration in maternal and child health care) from the Boston University School of Public Health, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Northeastern University, where she conducted research on health disparities. In addition to her advocacy and scholarly pursuits, Dr. Chanyasulkit is President-Elect of the American Public Health Association (APHA), an elected Library Trustee of the Public Libraries of Brookline, a Brookline Community Emergency Response Team member, and a Brookline Medical Reserve Corps member. Chris lives in Brookline, Massachusetts with her husband, James, a software engineer, and their three children.



Registration

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

Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals, Community Health Workers
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, September 28th 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 0. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_HDHP
    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

Healthy Democracy Healthy People is a nonpartisan initiative of major public health and civic engagement groups, aiming to strengthen our collective capacity to advance health and racial equity by ensuring access to the ballot for all eligible voters. Join us to learn about this initiative, and how health indicators correlate to voting policies.


What you'll learn

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

  • Describe how health, health equity and inclusive democracy are connected.
  • Introduce the Healthy Democracy Healthy People (HDHP) Initiative and provide an overview of Health & Democracy Index.
  • Identify 3 practices HDHP is using to build power to advance health equity.
  • Describe actions we can take collectively to strengthen civic and voter participation.

Subject Matter Experts

  • Jeanne Ayers

    Jeanne Ayers

    Jeanne Ayers, RN, MPH, serves as the executive director of Healthy Democracy Healthy People Initiative (previously known as VoteSAFE Public Health), a coalition of 10 national public health organizations focused on advancing health equity by assuring participation in the electoral process is available to everyone. Before joining the Initiative in 2020, Ayers held leadership roles in state governmental public health for more than 9 years. She served as the Wisconsin State Health Officer and Administrator of the Division of Public Health and as Assistant Commissioner and Chief Health Equity Strategist for the Minnesota Department of Health. Prior positions include director of nursing and preventive services and occupational health at the University of Minnesota, Boynton Health Service. She worked in professional continuing education for 15 years and founded and directed the Centers for Public Health Education and Outreach at the School of Public Health, University of Minnesota.

  • Gnora Gumanow

    Gnora Gumanow

  • Gnora Gumanow, Dr.PH(c), MPH, is the Healthy Democracy Health People Partnerships Director. Gnora grew up in a family filled with organizers and started her professional career as a regional organizer for Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon. She fought tirelessly to build grassroots movements for reproductive rights and democracy reform in Oregon before pursuing her graduate degree at the George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health. Most recently, Gnora worked at the Alliance for Youth Action as a Director of Network Capacity where she continued to support youth centered organizing on democracy reform and economic justice across the country. Gnora brings a deep understanding of the voting rights movement and what it takes to build strong community organizing campaigns. Alongside her professional endeavors, Gnora is pursuing a Doctorate of Public Health where she is studying the relationship between voting and health. In her free time, Gnora can be found walking her goldendoodle Juniper, playing ultimate frisbee, or romping through the forest appreciating nature.



    Registration

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

Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals, medical professionals, researchers
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Thursday, January 5th 2023
    10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 2 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 2 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 0. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_11032022.
    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 presentation gives a detailed look at the current state of public health for transgender people in Maine. Topics of interest include experiences of sexual, domestic, family, and physical violence; suicide and mental health disparities; and barriers to healthcare access across specialties. This presentation draws upon data from the 2021 Maine Transgender Community Survey, the 2019 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, and the 2019 Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey. The compounded health disparities of transgender people in Maine with multiple marginalizations are examined. We will use this to discuss health outcomes through the lens of trauma and tobacco use.


What you'll learn

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

  • Articulate health disparities impacting transgender people in Maine.
  • Describe systemic barriers to accessing healthcare for transgender people in Maine.
  • Describe how experiences of multiple marginalizations compound to create increased disparities in health outcomes for transgender people in Maine, including higher use of tobacco products.

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

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

Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals, Policy or legislative analysts
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Friday, July 22, 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_07222022.
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Policy Development and Program Planning Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

In this webinar, we will explore legislation as a tool to advance health equity. Participants will learn about recent trends and developments and implications for future legislative activity in the states. We will also identify tools and examples for incorporating equity impacts into legislative analysis. Participants will also receive tips on how information shared during this webinar can be applied in their own work as public health professionals.


What you'll learn

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

  • Describe current legislative trends for health equity and related topics.
  • Identify specific examples of legislation that will have an impact on health equity.
  • Explain racial equity impact assessments and their significance for health equity work.
  • Discover ways to apply the information shared to your own work.

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 Experts

  • Dawn Hunter

    Dawn Hunter, JD, MPH

  • Dawn Hunter, JD, MPH, is Director of the Southeastern Region of the Network for Public Health Law. Dawn’s work focuses on research, analysis, implementation, and capacity building related to the use of law and policy to improve health outcomes and advance racial equity. She is particularly interested in the development of racial equity action plans and implementation strategies at the state and local level and leads an ongoing assessment of declarations of racism as a public health crisis and related efforts to address health inequities. Dawn has previously served as deputy state health official in New Mexico, where she led legislative planning and policy development, strategic planning, performance management, and public health accreditation.

  • Sara Rogers

    Sara Rogers, MPH

  • Sara Rogers, MPH, is the Senior Program Coordinator of the Southeastern Region of the Network for Public Health Law. In her role, Sara works collaboratively with stakeholders and partners, conducts research and analysis, and supports key programmatic work. Her commitment to community, social justice, and advancing health equity drive her interest in public health administration and policy. Sara has previously worked for the Public Health Law Center, the Minnesota Department of Human Services, and the International Rescue Committee. She also served in the Peace Corps as an education volunteer in Bulgaria.

    Registration

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

Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals, medical professionals, researchers
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Thursday, June 30th 2022
    9:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 2 part series, 3.5 hours each
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 3.5 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 0. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID:  PM1131137_06302022.
    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: The History and Contemporary Reality of Black Communities in Maine
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

This webinar will explore race as a social construct and its implications in data collection and research. Participants will hear from presenters how the concept of race originated and how to uphold diversity and equity in research and policy, with specific examples of the implications of systemic racism in policies in Maine.


What you'll learn

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

  • Describe race as a social construct
  • Explain the implications of race in data collection and research
  • Identify two ways to uphold diversity and equity in research and policy

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 Experts

  • Winfred Williams

    Winfred Williams, MD

  • Dr. Win Williams is the Associate Chief of the MGH Division of Nephrology and Founding Director of the MGH Center for Diversity and Inclusion. He has a long, foundational track record at MGH in the development of programs to enhance the diversity of the physician workforce and at the Harvard Medical School. Over the past two decades, he has helped develop critical initiatives to support hospital-wide diversity goals. Dr. Williams is also the deputy director of the New England Journal of Medicine. He graduated from Harvard College with a B.A. in Biochemical Sciences. He went on to medical school at the New York University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

  • Bruce King

    Bruce King

  • Bruce King is the Co-Executive Director of Maine Inside Out. His focus is on the leadership, growth and community outreach for MIO. Bruce’s lived experience as a previously incarcerated individual provides him with the insight critical to building connection and promoting healing for the people and communities he interacts with. Prior to joining MIO, Bruce worked in the fields of substance use disorder and recovery, mentoring and coaching multicultural youth and community building. As a second generation Mexican American, Bruce serves on the Permanent Commission on the Status of Racial, Indigenous and Maine Tribal Populations to address disparate treatment of marginalized ethnic groups and actualize racial justice. He is on the board of Mindbridge and an active member of the Prison Reentry Network.

  • Keith Maddox

    Keith Maddox

  • Keith Maddox earned his A.B. in Psychology from the University of Michigan, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is a Professor in the Psychology Department at Tufts University, Director of the Tufts University Social Cognition (TUSC) Lab. His research and teaching are focused on exploring social cognitive aspects of stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination. The long-range goal of this work is to further the understanding of the representation of stereotypic knowledge and its implications for the behavior and treatment of members of stereotyped groups. He is co-Director of the Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Program, has served as the Special Advisor to the Provost for Diversity and Inclusion at Tufts, and has founded an initiative at Tufts that seeks to bring social science evidence to bear on the development and evaluation of programs designed to address the challenges and opportunities associated with diversity, climate, and inclusion in organizations.

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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: Public health professionals, medical professionals, researchers
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, June 29th 2022
    9:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 2 part series, 3.5 hours each
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 3.5 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 0. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID:  PM1131137_06292022.
    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: Race as a Social Construct in Data and Practice
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

Participants will learn about the history of slavery and racism in Maine, including the role of eugenics and the term Vacationland. Presenters will talk about our shared ancestry and how the slavery has impacted the way the world functions today. Participants will also learn specific examples of racism and how it plays out in communities.


What you'll learn

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

  • Describe how Maine’s history with slavery has impacted genocide, immigration, disinformation and racism in American culture.
  • Describe the hidden history of black communities in Maine.


Subject Matter Experts

  • Myron Beasley

    Myron M. Beasley, PhD

  • Myron M. Beasley, Ph.D. is Associate Professor and Chair of American Studies at Bates College. His ethnographic research explores the intersection of cultural politics, material culture and social change. His book, Disturbers of the peace: Performance, Art, and politics of the African Diaspora is currently in press by Routledge. Having conducted fieldwork in Morocco, Haiti, and Brazil he writes about art and food and the constructions of identity and culture. He is also an international curator and he is a trustee of the Maine Historic Society. He has been recognized with distinguished awards and fellowships by the Andy Warhol Foundation, the Whiting Foundation, National Endowment for the Humanities, the Kindling Fund, The Davis Family Foundation, the Reed Foundation, and Dorathea and Leo Rabkin Foundation. His writing appears in Liminalities: The Journal of Performance Studies, The Journal of Poverty, Text and Performance Quarterly, Museum & Social Issues, The Journal of Curatorial Studies and Performance Research, and Gastronomica.

  • Bob Greene

    Bob Greene

  • Bob Greene is a native of Portland and the eighth generation of his family to be born in Cumberland County. His roots in Maine stretch back into the 1700s. After graduating from Portland High, Bob went off to college and a career as a journalist, covering among other things airplane crashes, Mississippi River floods and the funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He has met three presidents: Harry Truman, Lyndon Baines Johnson and Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe. And, as The Associated Press Tennis Writer, Bob traveled the world covering the sport. After retiring he returned home to Maine where his genealogical research has led to his deep knowledge about Maine’s Black history. He currently teaches a Black History of Maine course at OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute} at the University of Southern Maine. Bob also is the 2021 recipient of the Maine Historical Society’s Neal Allen Award, which is presented each year for exceptional contributions to Maine History.

  • Pedro Vasquez

    Pedro Vazquez

  • Pedro A. Vázquez (he/him/his) is a community leader and organizer holding multiple roles dedicated to abolitionism, anti-racism, and uplifting of the community. His work highlights the need for just, equitable, diverse, and inclusive initiatives in all structures of society and demands accountability to aim beyond the cosmetic. A father of 6, he specifically engages with young people in recognition of their brilliance and natural ability to lead.


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Category: Webinars

The Maliseet Food Sovereignty Initiative: Partnership to Promote Food Sovereignty and Food Security

What are some tangible strategies for implementing food sovereignty, and nutrition, at the community level and how might the program coordinate with community thoughts on traditional food issues?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals, Community Health Workers
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Tuesday, October 12th 2021 9:40 AM – 10:10 AM EST.
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 30 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 hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_MFSI
    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 concept of food sovereignty has developed within Indigenous communities and is broadly applicable. It offers a framework for working toward a greater degree of local autonomy over food production and food access, alleviating food insecurity, and fostering a culture of environmental justice. While food sovereignty has received increased attention in recent years, the focused has largely been on developing a conceptual framework emphasizing local, Indigenous control over food production and distribution in Tribal communities. Less information has been disseminated on practical strategies for implementing food sovereignty initiatives in real-world settings. The Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians (HBMI) has launched a food sovereignty initiative with the aims of increasing access to nutritious food, improving food security, and strengthening connections to Wabanaki culture through the sharing of traditional approaches to food production, storage, and preparation - including planting edible landscapes, Three Sisters, and sacred medicines. Lessons learned are adding to current knowledge about how to develop, implement, and evaluate a model that is rooted in the principals of food sovereignty and designed to increase access to nutritious food, food security, and connection to traditional culture.

The Initiative is implementing coordinated, culturally-connected strategies including establishing community gardens available to youth, Elders, and over 309 individual households throughout Maliseet territory, as well as foster-children in non-Native households - this represents a reach to over 700 individuals. Youth interns have been engaged in program management, training, and evaluation activities. Opportunities to learn and share knowledge about traditional storage and recipes are being provided to community members. Existing partnerships are being leveraged to develop a sustainable model. Evaluation processes are collecting input from the community to understand the overall impact. Household gardens are being installed for each Tribal housing unit. Additional community gardens will enable food production capacity to increase over the coming years.


What you'll learn

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

  • Describe the concepts of food sovereignty, food security, and environmental justice
  • Describe the main programmatic aspects of the Maliseet Food Sovereignty Initiative
  • Discuss strategies for implementing and evaluating a community-based food sovereignty initiative

Subject Matter Experts

Chief Clarissa Sabattis, Houlton Band of Maliseets

Clarissa is a citizen and current elected Chief of the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians and has served 7 years as councilor and chief. She is deeply rooted in her community’s culture and traditions. Her work has been dedicated to improving the overall health and wellbeing of the Maliseet Nation. Since holding the position of chief, her priorities have included economic development, youth engagement, food sovereignty and strengthening the Maliseet’s overall infrastructure to better meet the needs of the tribe’s citizens. Her efforts at the Maine Legislature to gain rights for the HBMI have been at the forefront of her first four years in office. Prior to her role as Tribal Chief, Clarissa spent nearly a decade working as part of a team establishing and growing the Tribal Public Health Infrastructure for the Wabanaki Tribes in Maine. She has held multiple leadership roles in health care, and tribal public health which have positioned her to be a strong advocate in these areas.


Andrew Pritchard, MPH Lead Program Evaluator, PHRI Consulting

Andrew is an experienced public health professional whose work has focused on program evaluation, research design, data collection and analysis, and project planning and implementation. Andrew’s areas of expertise include issues in rural and minority health, population health, and social determinants of health. His research and evaluation approach is rooted in the principals of Community Based Participatory Research. He has assisted local and state-wide efforts to improve population health and bridge gaps between health care, education, and social service sectors in the following ways:

  • Developing data collection strategies, including using a variety of web-based survey tools, conducting focus groups and key informant interviews, and developing data use agreements to access medical and educational data for program participants
  • Conducting data analysis, including work with small datasets collected locally, large national survey datasets, and qualitative data collected through interviews and other processes
  • Working with stakeholders and managing project teams in a variety of settings – including academic, governmental, community, and health services – to establish specific, measurable objectives and a clear, shared definition of what success looks like
  • Developing study protocols and leading trainings on research compliance guidelines and processes (including IRB, HIPAA and FERPA) for medical students, principal investigators, and new staff
  • Presenting findings in academic and professional workshops and conferences, as well as non-academic stakeholder groups – including patients, community leaders, and senior health system leaders – to inform decision-making<.li>
  • Overseeing grant development efforts, including developing budgets and evaluation strategies for successful grant proposals
  • Use of industry standard software and data-analysis tools, including SPSS, R, Excel, Access, STATA, NVivo, and REDCap for data collection and analysis
  • Andrew received his Master of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan School of Public Health in 2009


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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: Community health workers, public health professionals, social service providers, policymakers
    • Format: Webinar
    • Date/Time: Tuesday, May 24th 2022
      11:00 AM – 12:00 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_05242022.
      If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
    • Competencies: Policy Development and Program Planning Skills
    • Learning Level: Awareness
    • Companion Trainings: None
    • Supplemental materials:None
    • Pre-requisites: None

    About this Webinar

    This webinar will describe the intersection between homelessness and housing and public health and health outcomes. It will discuss how housing is a social determinant of health and identify local solutions to ending homelessness.


    What you'll learn

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

    • Describe what homelessness looks like in Maine
    • Describe how homelessness intersects with health promotion and disease prevention
    • Identify 1-2 services and solutions to homelessness
    • Identify 1-2 ways Maine is approaching the design and delivery of homelessness services


    Subject Matter Experts

    • Lauren Bustard

      Lauren Bustard

    • Lauren Bustard is the Senior Director of Homeless Initiatives at MaineHousing. Prior to joining MaineHousing in 2012, she worked for many years in social service and education programs in Maine, and in refugee and international development programs in Latin America and Southeast Asia.

    • Courtney Pladsen

      Courtney Pladsen
      DNP, FNP-BC

    • Courtney Pladsen is the Clinical Director at the National Health Care for the Homeless Council where she leads national efforts to improve health care quality and access for people experiencing homelessness through quality improvement initiatives, technical assistance, research, policy/advocacy, and training. She is a current fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Leader program for her work at the intersection of health and housing. She works clinically providing medical, mental health, and substance use treatment to people who are experiencing homelessness at the FQHC Greater Portland Health in Portland, Maine.

    • Cullen Ryan

      Cullen Ryan

    • Cullen Ryan has a 35-year career serving homeless and special needs populations. A formerly licensed clinician (LICSW) with a BA from the University of Vermont and a MA in Counseling and Psychological Services from St. Mary’s University (Minnesota), Cullen has provided street outreach, case management, family therapy, and individual/group psychotherapy to homeless adults, families, and adolescents in a variety of clinical and non-clinical settings in three states. Since 2004, Cullen Ryan has served as Executive Director of Community Housing of Maine, the largest housing provider for homeless populations in the state. Cullen currently co-chairs or chairs several Boards and Coalitions, and he serves as President of the Board of Directors for the Maine CoC. Cullen was a past Chair of the Maine Affordable Housing Coalition, and recent Acting Chair of Maine’s Statewide Homeless Council, and actively serves on both. For more on Community Housing of Maine, go to www.chomhousing.org

    • Erin Healy

      Erin Healy

    • Erin Healy is a Strategy Lead for Large Scale Change at Built for Zero. Her work focuses on implementing the Built for Zero model on a statewide level. She has worked on issues related to the homeless sector for over fifteen years. Erin specializes in systems improvement, movement building, and helping collaborative teams set and achieve clear, measurable goals. After several years as an independent consultant, Erin re-joined the Community Solutions team in 2021. She was a member of CS’s 100,000 Home Campaign team (2012 – 2014) and helped launch Built for Zero in 2016. Erin holds a JD from the University of Washington School of Law and an MFA in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College.

    • Donna Kelley

      Donna Kelley
      MSW, LCSW

    • Donna Kelley is the President and CEO of Waldo Community Action Partners. She is Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Maine and joined WCAP in 2018. Prior to that she worked for Kennebec Behavioral Health for 19 years. Donna has been immersed in the community mental health and social services field for 32 years. She has worked to plan, develop, implement, and restructure mental health and community service programs and systems by working with local, regional, and statewide community-based organizations, groups, and governmental agencies to improved access and quality of services for consumers allowing for improved quality of life and greater self-sufficiency. Donna earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of Maine, and her Master’s in Social Work from the University of New England in Biddeford.

    • Rich Hooks Wayman

      Rich Hooks Wayman

    • Rich Hooks Wayman serves as the President and CEO for Volunteers of America Northern New England (www.voanne.org), a nonprofit organization offering affordable housing, residential care and community based social services to communities in Maine and New Hampshire. Prior to his tenure at Volunteers of America, Richard served as the National Executive Director for the Children’s Defense Fund. Additionally, Richard was the CEO of a regional child welfare agency in Massachusetts, was the Executive Director of a statewide supportive housing program serving long term homeless persons in Minnesota, and conducted federal legislative advocacy and policy analysis for the National Alliance to End Homelessness. Richard attended the University of Iowa College of Law, graduating with a Juris Doctor in 1992, and the University of Iowa College of Law, graduating with a Juris Doctor in 1992. He is a member of the American Bar Association to has been appointed to the Commission on Homelessness and Poverty. Richard and his husband (Aaron) have six adoptive children.

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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

    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.

    Registration

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    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.


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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: 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

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    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.


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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: Thursday, December 2nd 2021 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_12022021. 
      If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
    • Competencies: Policy Development and Program Planning Skills, Communication Skills, Health Equity Skills
    • Learning Level: Performance
    • Companion trainings: Deepening Your Impact for Self-Paced Trainings:  Scoping Down Trainings to be More Action Oriented

      Deepening Your Impact for Self-Paced Trainings:  Considerations when Choosing Voices and How to Use Relatable Language
    • Supplemental materials: None
    • Pre-requisites: None

    About this workshop  

    Deepening Your Impact, Part III: Recording Quality Audio in our Public Health Environment

    The goal of this webinar is to teach teach people without a background in audio engineering how to get great sound from home recordings. You’ll learn to teach your speakers about technical aspects of recording as well as coach them to elicit an engaging and credible delivery of the content. You’ll also learn the next steps to take after recording to ensure high quality sound for your online trainings.


    What you'll learn

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

    • Explain the importance of using high quality audio for online trainings.
    • Describe characteristics of ideal recording environments.
    • Demonstrate the process of using a cell phone to record quality audio.
    • Describe strategies for coaching speakers to deliver engaging and credible readings.

    Subject Matter Experts


    • Dr. Ariela Freedman, PhD, MPH, MAT

    Dr. Ariela Freedman is an experienced trainer with over 20 years of experience in education and public health, including CDC, state and local public health departments, Head Start, camps and afterschool programs, nonprofits, and public schools. She also works with corporate clients and health care professionals, with a specific focus on empowering women. Ariela’s workshops are known for being interactive, creative, fun, and designed for immediate use. Ariela has a PhD in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education from Emory University and an MPH from the University of Minnesota. Ariela also has a Master of Arts in Teaching and a BA in English Literature. Ariela is the Owner and Founder of MavenTree Consulting and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Emory University. Ariela began her career as a high school English, Drama, and Debate teacher in Chicago. She later directed health programming at Head Start in Minneapolis, then served as an Assistant Professor in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.


    • Will Robertson

    Will Robertson is an accomplished producer, Grammy-nominated engineer, and sought-after performer. Based in Atlanta, Will has worked or performed with Grammy-winning and -nominated hit makers such as John Mayer, Ruthie Foster, Clay Cook (Zac Brown Band), Shawn Mullins ("Lullaby"), and Pat Sansone (Wilco). Will has also produced, arranged for, and recorded artists such as Rebecca Loebe (featured on NBC's "The Voice"), David Berkeley and Eliot Bronson. Will's work has been featured on TV, radio and streaming services worldwide.

    Will holds a bachelor of arts in music from Rice University, where he studied double bass performance, as well as conducting and composition. He graduated from Berklee College of Music's music production and engineering program, and teaches production classes at Berklee Online. He is a multi-instrumentalist, playing upright/electric bass, guitar, and piano, and he has played in, sung in, directed or conducted a variety of ensembles in styles such as singer-songwriter, bluegrass, rock, blues, musical theater, and classical.

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    Enrollment and Contact Hours

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

    Acknowledgement:

    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

    Deepening Your Impact, Part II: Considerations When Choosing Voices and How to Use Relatable Language

    Are your training scripts and voices relatable to your audience?

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    Course Information

    • Audience: Public health professionals
    • Format: Webinar
    • Date/Time: Wednesday, November 3rd 2021 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_11032021. 
      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: Communication Skills
    • Learning Level: Performance
    • Companion trainings: Deepening Your Impact for Self-Paced Trainings: Scoping Down Trainings to be More Action Oriented

      Deepening Your Impact for Self-Paced Trainings: Recording Quality Audio in Our Public Health Environment
    • Supplemental materials: None
    • Pre-requisites: None

    About this workshop

    Deepening Your Impact, Part II: Considerations When Choosing Voices and How to Use Relatable Language 

    The goal of this webinar is to teach creators of online courses how to choose voices that will reflect and resonate with their participants, as well as how to communicate in straightforward language. This webinar combines the approaches of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion alongside Health Literacy to teach a framework for intentional decision-making about languages and voices.


    Learning objectives

    After completing the workshop, participants will be able to:

    • Make intentional choices for voiceover selection by identifying the dimensions of diversity relevant for a given training.
    • Make intentional choices for voiceover roles by identifying potential assumptions and biases as well as characteristics of promising individuals.
    • Use a health literacy framework to adapt course language for intended participants. 
    • Identify next steps for building a diverse network of people to record voiceovers.

    Subject Matter Expert

    • Ariela Freedman
      Dr. Ariela Freedman, PhD, MPH, MAT

    Dr. Ariela Freedman is an experienced trainer with over 20 years of experience in education and public health, including CDC, state and local public health departments, Head Start, camps and afterschool programs, nonprofits, and public schools. She also works with corporate clients and health care professionals, with a specific focus on empowering women. Ariela’s workshops are known for being interactive, creative, fun, and designed for immediate use. Ariela has a PhD in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education from Emory University and an MPH from the University of Minnesota. Ariela also has a Master of Arts in Teaching and a BA in English Literature. Ariela is the Owner and Founder of MavenTree Consulting and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Emory University. Ariela began her career as a high school English, Drama, and Debate teacher in Chicago. She later directed health programming at Head Start in Minneapolis, then served as an Assistant Professor in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.

    Contributors

    • Jamie Berberena

      Jamie Berberena

    • Jamie Berberena is a CHW and serves as Regional Chapter Leader in Southeastern Massachusetts and Advisory Board member for the Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers.

    • McKenzie Wren

      McKenzie Wren

    • McKenzie Wren launched Wren Consulting in 2015 and has served nearly 50 client-partners since then ranging from single sessions to multiyear relationships. McKenzie earned her master’s degree from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health where she also taught students on leadership and community engagement. She worked in Clarkston, GA, called “the most diverse square miles in the US,” for 10 years including serving as Executive Director at the Clarkston Community Center where she honed her facilitation skills. She has a background in storytelling and performance and is also trained in Asset-based Community Development and the Collaborative Operating System as well as drawing from the deep wisdom of the Presencing Institute and the Art of Hosting.

    • Patrice Holt

      Patrice Holt

    • In 2018, Patrice founded Start2Soar, LLC whose purpose is to create a network of adults that are dedicated to becoming champions of youth. Start2Soar, LLC also works to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion within organizations and within communities. She coaches professionals and organizations to meet their impact goals with organizational sustainability in mind. As the recipient of the inaugural Leadership Award at the 2018 Georgia After-school and Youth Development due to her work in leading and progressing after-school services throughout Georgia. In 2018, Patrice also received a special Outstanding Service award from The Salvation Army Metro Atlanta Area Command. Patrice currently serves as a Quality Coach for Georgia Statewide After-school Network, and facilitates training all over the country focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion . Throughout Patrice’s career she has been instrumental in supporting organizations and teams with implementing turnaround strategies that create substantive positive change for work teams and the communities they serve. She has several years of experience facilitating large and small scale conversations about shifting the culture of organizations to focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Patrice believes that all organizations can mobilize to find their SOAR strategies for successful outcomes.

      Enrollment and Contact Hours

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

      Acknowledgement:

      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.


    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-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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    Register

    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

    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

    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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    Register

    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

    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 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.


      Registration

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

    Category: Webinars