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Climate and Health: What can we do today? Session III

How can data from both the micro (neighborhood and community) level and the macro (national, global) level be used effectively to inform and motivate policy change?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Friday, March 18th, 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: SS1131137_CH3.
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: Climate and Health: What can we do today? Session I Climate and Health: What can we do today? Session II
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

Recent heat waves, wildfires, hurricanes, and other extreme weather events around the world underscore that climate change represents a clear and present danger. Communities everywhere need to better prepare for the extreme weather events we are experiencing today. But how does a community do this?


What you'll learn

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

  • Describe the creation of large national data platforms by combining health data, socioeconomic data, and climate change-related exposure data
  • Discuss the methodological issues in assessing the impact of climate-change exposures and health using large heterogeneous sources of data
  • Discuss evidence of climate change-related exposures and adverse health effects from 3 recent epidemiological studies using large national data sets

Moderator

  • Patrick Kinney

    Patrick Kinney
    @PATRICKKINNEY20

    Professor, Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health

  • Dr. Kinney joined the School of Public Health faculty in January 2017 as the inaugural Beverly Brown Professor of Urban Health. He was trained as an air pollution epidemiologist at Harvard School of Public Health, and came to BU after two decades at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. In his time at Columbia, he showed how warming temperatures make air pollution like urban smog worse, and more harmful to populations. He led the development of an integrated modeling system to predict the air pollution health effects of climate change into the future. Working at the intersection of climate change, health, and policy, Kinney has conducted research from the South Bronx to China to rapidly growing cities throughout Africa. At Columbia, he also created an interdisciplinary research and teaching program examining the potential impacts of climate change on health. At BU, Kinney is developing a new program that focuses on assessing the health benefits of urban climate action plans, via strategies to promote active transport, green infrastructure, and clean vehicles.

    Subject Matter Expert


    • Francesca Dominici
      @FRANCESCADOMIN8

      Clarence James Gamble Professor of Biostatistics, Population and Data Science Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

    • Francesca Dominici, PhD is the co-Director of the Harvard Data Science Initiative, at the Harvard University and the Clarence James Gamble Professor of Biostatistics, Population and Data Science at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and of the International Society of Mathematical Statistics. She is an expert in causal inference, machine learning, Bayesian statistics. She leads an interdisciplinary group of scientists with the ultimate goal of addressing important questions in environmental health science, climate change, and biomedical science. Her productivity and contributions to the field have been remarkable. Dominici has provided the scientific community and policy makers with robust evidence on the adverse health effects of air pollution, noise pollution, and climate change. Her studies have directly and routinely impacted air quality policy. Dominici has published more than 220 peer-reviewed publications and was recognized in Thomson Reuter’s 2019 list of the most highly cited researchers–ranking in the top 1% of cited scientists in her field. Her work has been covered by the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, BBC, the Guardian, CNN, and NPR. In April 2020 she has been awarded the Karl E. Peace Award for Outstanding Statistical Contributions for the Betterment of Society by the American Statistical Association. Dominici is an advocate for the career advancement of women faculty. Her work on the Johns Hopkins University Committee on the Status of Women earned her the campus Diversity Recognition Award in 2009. At the T.H. Chan School of Public Health, she has led the Committee for the Advancement of Women Faculty.

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

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

Category: Webinars

Climate and Health: What can we do today? Session II

How can community-based organizations work effectively with academic institutions to address the effects of climate change in their communities? 

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Friday, March 18th, 2022
    10:00 AM – 11:30 AM 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 1.5 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 0.  Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_CH2.
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: Climate and Health: What can we do today? Session I Climate and Health: What can we do today? Session III
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

Recent heat waves, wildfires, hurricanes, and other extreme weather events around the world underscore that climate change represents a clear and present danger. Communities everywhere need to better prepare for the extreme weather events we are experiencing today. But how does a community do this?


What you'll learn

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

  • Describe effective advocacy strategies employed by a community group (GreenRoots in Chelsea/East Boston) to address air quality and other environmental concerns
  • List 4 principles to promote climate justice (i.e., address climate adaption for vulnerable people in vulnerable places)
  • Describe 4 examples of actions that that US cities can take to address climate change
  • Describe the goals, activities, and achievements of the Extreme Heat Resilience Alliance (EHRA)
  • Explain research approach and methodologies to understand how housing characteristics are related to health impacts of heat among vulnerable populations

Moderator

  • Amruta Nori-Sarma

    Amruta Nori-Sarma
    @ASANSREASON

    Assistant Professor,  Boston University School of Public Health

  • Amruta Nori-Sarma is an Assistant Professor in the Environmental Health Department at Boston University School of Public Health, where she studies the relationship between environmental exposures associated with climate change and health outcomes in vulnerable communities. Her previous work has examined the impact of heat waves and air pollution on health in vulnerable communities in India, South Korea, and across the US. Her current research aims to understand the impacts of interrelated extreme weather events on mental health across the US utilizing large claims datasets. She also has an interest in evaluating the success of policies put in place to reduce the health impacts of climate change.

    Subject Matter Experts

    • Marie S. O'Neill

      Marie S. O'Neill

      Professor,
      Department of Epidemiology,
      University of Michigan

    • Marie O’Neill (she/her/hers) has a B.A. from Brown University, an MS in Environmental Health Sciences from Harvard University, and a PhD in Epidemiology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Pan American Health Organization, and in Mexico at the National Institute of Public Health and the National Center for Environmental Health as a Fulbright Scholar. Her research interests include health effects of air pollution, temperature extremes and climate change (mortality, asthma, hospital admissions, birth outcomes and cardiovascular endpoints); environmental exposure assessment; and socio-economic influences on health. She served on the Federal Advisory Committee to the third National Climate Assessment. She is a Professor in the Departments of Epidemiology and Environmental Health Sciences at University of Michigan School of Public Health and serves as Faculty Co-Lead for Diversity Equity and Inclusion at the School. She has been involved in several Federally funded research projects that address social disparities in climate effects on health, including a community-based participatory research project based in Detroit called Climate Hazards, Housing and Health.

    • Kathy Baughman McLeod

      Kathy Baughman McLeod
      @KBMCLEODFLA
      Director, Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center, Senior Vice President Atlantic Council

    • Kathy Baughman McLeod leads the Center’s global strategy to reach one billion people worldwide with climate resilience solutions by 2030, with a special focus on society’s most vulnerable. She also chairs the Extreme Heat Resilience Alliance (EHRA), a global alliance of 40+ government officials, disaster relief organizations, climate scientists, public health and medical experts, businesses, and nonprofits, that is delivering early warning, policy, finance, and on-the-ground solutions, including appointing Chief Heat Officers in cities around the world. Additionally, she is spearheading the global push to name and categorize heat waves to save lives and build the culture of awareness and preparedness necessary to combat extreme heat. Kathy is currently a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Commission on “BiodiverCities by 2030” and a member of the Operating Committee of the Insurance Development Forum (IDF). Under her direction, Arsht-Rock is also a managing partner for the UN’s “Race to Resilience” campaign and Resilience Hub at COP26 — the UN’s flagship climate conference. Formerly, she served as Global Executive for Environmental and Social Risk at Bank of America, Managing Director for Climate Resilience at The Nature Conservancy — where she helped devise the world’s first insurance product on a natural asset; a 40 km stretch of the Mesoamerican reef in Mexico. She also served as Deputy Chief of Staff for the elected Treasurer/CFO of the State of Florida, where she was instrumental in making the Florida Treasury the first in the nation to publicly analyze and disclose the financial risks of climate. Kathy was also an appointed Florida Climate and Energy Commissioner. Baughman McLeod is the recipient of the Fuqua School of Business 2021 “Leader of Consequence” award and was appointed to the US Federal Emergency Management Agency’s National Advisory Council as its first-ever climate specialist in 2021. She holds an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and an MS in Geography from Florida State University.

    • Sharon Harlan

      Sharon Harlan

      Professor and Department Chair, Department of Health Sciences,
      Northeastern University

    • Dr. Harlan’s research explores the human impacts of climate change that are dependent upon people’s positions in social hierarchies, places in built environments of unequal quality, and policies that improve or impede human adaptive capabilities. Focusing on excessive heat and urban water systems as significant and increasingly critical threats to human health and well-being in cities, she studies social systems and landscapes that produce unequal risks for people in neighborhoods divided by social class and race/ethnicity. She has led multi-institutional, interdisciplinary research and community engagement projects that integrate social theories about the historical production of environmental injustices with data and models from the ecological, geospatial, and health sciences. She is currently conducting research on vulnerability to electrical grid failures and water affordability and accessibility in environmental justice communities across selected cities in the United States. Her coupled natural and human systems research has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation on urban vulnerability to climate change, sustainability and water, the Central Arizona–Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research program, and national and metropolitan area surveys on environmental attitudes and behaviors. She has served as an advisor on climate justice and social vulnerability to organizations such as the American Sociological Association, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and the Social Science Coordinating Committee of the U.S. Global Climate Change Research Program.

    • Roseann Bongiovanni

      Roseann Bongiovanni (CAS’99, SPH’01)

      @GREENROOTSEJ

      Executive Director, GreenRoots

    • Roseann Bongiovanni has worked for environmental justice for more than 25 years. Her extensive career began as a young organizer with the Chelsea Green Space Committee and included victories defeating the construction of a diesel power plant, and preventing ethanol “bomb” trains from traveling to a Chelsea Creek oil terminal. In 2016, Roseann transitioned this vital work into the independent environmental justice and public health organization, GreenRoots, which played a critical role in the response to COVID-19 in Chelsea and East Boston. Under her leadership, Chelsea was named a Culture of Health Prize Winner in 2017, GreenRoots was selected as a Social Innovator in 2018, and was named a US EPA Merit Award Winner in 2021. Roseann has raised and managed millions of dollars for major projects including Creekside Commons Park; federally funded air emissions reduction work, five urban growing spaces; murals and other public art projects; massive tree plantings; and multiple community parks. Roseann has received numerous awards for her work, including the Alternatives for Community and Environment Founders’ Award in 2001, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Environmental Hero Award in 2006 and the All Chelsea Award “Adult Resident of the Year” in 2007, an MLK Jr. Community Spirit Award by People’s AME Church in Chelsea in 2020 and a US EPA Merit Award in 2021. She has co-authored several publications. Roseann is a lifelong Chelsea resident, a former City Councilor, and City Council President. She has a Masters of Public Health from Boston University and is the mother of two strong-minded 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

Climate and Health: What can we do today? Session I

How can public health practitioners communicate accurate information about climate change to individuals and communities to motivate action?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Friday, March 18th, 2022
    9:00 AM – 9:45 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_CH1.
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: Climate and Health:  What can we do today?  Session II
    Climate and Health:  What can we do today?  Session III
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

Recent heat waves, wildfires, hurricanes, and other extreme weather events around the world underscore that climate change represents a clear and present danger. Communities everywhere need to better prepare for the extreme weather events we are experiencing today. But how does a community do this?


What you'll learn

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

  • Discuss intervention activities that can and should be done immediately for short-term and long-term impact
  • Describe connections between climate change impacts and social determinants of health resulting in health disparities
  • List 5 environmental potential contributors to adverse effects on the mental health of young people
  • Define the roles and responsibilities of the new federal Office of Climate Change and Health Equity

Moderator

  • Greg Wellenius

    Greg Wellenius
    @GWELLENIUS

    Professor, Boston University School of Public Health

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

    Subject Matter Expert

    • John Balbus

      John Balbus
      @DRJBALBUS
      Interim Director, Office of Climate Change and Health Equity, US Department of Health and Human Services

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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

Challenging Public Health: Saru Jayaraman

Only 7 states have legislation that requires full minimum wages for tipped restaurant workers. What will it take to change the laws in the other 43 states that will improve compensation for restaurant workers to be paid a livable wage? How does improving compensation for restaurant workers enhance public health?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 0. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_CPHSJ.
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

Our Challenging Public Health series invites speakers from outside of public health to reflect on the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This conversation features Saru Jayaraman, lawyer, activist, and founder of One Fair Wage. Jayaraman has written several books exposing the challenges faced by restaurant workers, including Behind the Kitchen Door: The People Who Make and Serve Your Food and Forked: A New Standard for American Dining.


What you'll learn

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

  • Discuss the primary concerns of restaurant workers, and how they were highlighted and exacerbated during the pandemic, making restaurants the #1 most dangerous places to work during the pandemic (per CDC)
  • Describe current advocacy efforts to improve the wage structure for tipped restaurant workers to include full minimum wage plus tips

Moderator

  • Sandro Galea

    Sandro Galea
    @SANDROGALEA

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

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

    Subject Matter Expert

    • Saru Jayaraman

      Saru Jayaraman
      @SARUJAYARAMAN

      President, One Fair Wage

    • Saru Jayaraman is the President of One Fair Wage and Director of the Food Labor Research Center at University of California, Berkeley. After 9/11, together with displaced World Trade Center workers, she co-founded the Restaurant Opportunities Center (ROC), which grew into a national movement of restaurant workers, employers and consumers. She then launched One Fair Wage as a national campaign to end all subminimum wages in the United States. Saru is a graduate of Yale Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She was listed in CNN’s “Top10 Visionary Women” and recognized as a Champion of Change by the White House in 2014, a James Beard Foundation Leadership Award in 2015, and the SF Chronicle ‘Visionary of the Year’ in 2019. Saru is also the author of four books including the forthcoming, One Fair Wage: Ending All Subminimum Pay in America (The New Press, November 2021). Additional publications include Behind the Kitchen Door (Cornell University Press, 2013), Forked: A New Standard for American Dining (Oxford University Press, 2016), and Bite Back: People Taking on Corporate Food and Winning, (UC Press, 2020). She has appeared on MSNBC, HBO, PBS, CBS, and CNN. She attended the Golden Globes in January 2018 with Amy Poehler as part of the Times Up action to address sexual harassment.


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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

Using Leadership Tools to Overcome Trauma in the Workplace, Part II: Teams and Cultures

What practical leadership principles can help you plan to rebuild a vibrant, caring and authentic culture in line with shared workplace values?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals concerned with building leaders and rebuilding teams and organizations, and influencing a resilient workplace culture
  • Format: 2-Part Webinar Series
  • Date/Time: Tuesday, May 3, 2022
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_05032022.
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: How to Build Leaders and Use Leadership to Overcome Workplace Challenges: Part I: Approaching the Traumatized State of Public Health Professionals and Communities
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

As the public health workforce has suffered documented trauma and stress since 2020, there are many calls for rebuilding a resilient public health workforce. What known and practical leadership principles and techniques can we use as we rebuild? Part 2 of the two-part series will focus on strategies for individual and collective reflection, and explain concepts related to principles of team dynamics and organizational development and their place in leadership and building leaders. How can this help us build not just resilient workplaces, but also vibrant, caring, and authentic cultures where our workforces will want to stay?


What you'll learn

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Review key concepts related to team dynamics and organizational development
  • Name two examples of how tools have been used to improve workforce team dynamics
  • Describe how teams and organizations can use tools to create a vibrant, resilient, and equitable workplace


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


Subject Matter Expert

  • Sadhana W. Hall
    Sadhana W. Hall
  • Sadhana Warty Hall’s commitment as both a teacher and practitioner of leadership reflects a deep dedication to justice and empowerment, both locally and globally. She has applied her experience in management and strategic thinking to community development at institutions ranging in location from New Hampshire and Vermont to Tuvalu, Armenia, and Bhutan. As the current Deputy Director of the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy at Dartmouth College, she manages overall operations. She conceptualized the curricula of high-impact co-curricular leadership and mentoring programs and now oversees them. In recognition of her work, Sadhana received Dartmouth College’s Sheila Culbert Distinguished Employee Service Award, the Australia Government’s Endeavor Executive Leadership Award to adapt and implement leadership curricula for Australian Indigenous communities, and acceptance into the Fulbright Specialist Program. Over the past few years, Sadhana has offered workshops and technical assistance to different technical sectors including health, engineering, entrepreneurship, and higher education. She is the co-author of Teaching Leadership: Bridging Theory and Practice (2018) and her second book, Leadership Blueprints: Adopt, Adapt, and Adjust was published in July 2021. Hall earned an M.A. in history from the University of Rajasthan, India and completed an M.P.H. in public health from the University of North Carolina in the United States.

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Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals concerned with building leaders and rebuilding teams and organizations, and influencing a resilient workplace culture
  • Format: 2-Part Webinar Series
  • Date/Time: Thursday, April 28, 2022
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_04282022.
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: How to Build Leaders and Use Leadership to Overcome Workplace Challenges: Part II
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

As the public health workforce has suffered documented trauma and stress since 2020, there are many calls for rebuilding a resilient public health workforce. What known and practical leadership principles and techniques can we use as we rebuild? Part 1 of the two-part series will focus on strategies for individual and collective reflection, and explain concepts related to self-awareness and their place in leadership and building leaders. Practical self-reflection questions will be provided as well as examples of methods used by leaders and teams to engage the workforce in self-awareness work.


What you'll learn

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe concepts related to self-awareness and their place in leadership and building leaders
  • Describe why using self-awareness tools for building leaders is valuable in a time of workforce trauma, stress and burnout
  • Name two examples of how tools can be used individually or for a team


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


Subject Matter Expert

  • Sadhana W. Hall
    Sadhana W. Hall
  • Sadhana Warty Hall’s commitment as both a teacher and practitioner of leadership reflects a deep dedication to justice and empowerment, both locally and globally. She has applied her experience in management and strategic thinking to community development at institutions ranging in location from New Hampshire and Vermont to Tuvalu, Armenia, and Bhutan. As the current Deputy Director of the Rockefeller Center for Public Policy at Dartmouth College, she manages overall operations. She conceptualized the curricula of high-impact co-curricular leadership and mentoring programs and now oversees them. In recognition of her work, Sadhana received Dartmouth College’s Sheila Culbert Distinguished Employee Service Award, the Australia Government’s Endeavor Executive Leadership Award to adapt and implement leadership curricula for Australian Indigenous communities, and acceptance into the Fulbright Specialist Program. Over the past few years, Sadhana has offered workshops and technical assistance to different technical sectors including health, engineering, entrepreneurship, and higher education. She is the co-author of Teaching Leadership: Bridging Theory and Practice (2018) and her second book, Leadership Blueprints: Adopt, Adapt, and Adjust was published in July 2021. Hall earned an M.A. in history from the University of Rajasthan, India and completed an M.P.H. in public health from the University of North Carolina in the United States.

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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/Program Planning Skills, Cultural Competency Skills, Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

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 recording, 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

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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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Category: Webinars

Health care in the big city during COVID-19

How do we translate lessons learned from the pandemic about social and health inequities in creating a better “new normal” in healthcare?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Friday, February 25th, 2022 2:00 PM – 3:00 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: SS1131137_HCBCDC19.
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

February 1 marked the two-year anniversary of Boston’s first confirmed COVID-19 case. Since then, the pandemic has changed the way health care is delivered throughout the city and new issues continue to emerge (e.g., employee burnout, supply shortages) that challenge the sustainability of our hospitals. In this conversation, we will hear from the presidents of two of Boston’s health systems for a conversation about lessons learned, current issues, and the forging a sustainable path forward.


What you'll learn

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

  • Discuss lessons learned about the impact of the COVID pandemic on hospitals and health care systems
  • Describe the behavioral and mental health effects of the pandemic observed in pediatric patients at a major metropolitan children’s hospital and ramifications going forward
  • Discuss the projected future of telehealth driven by the pandemic but now an important part of the healthcare delivery model
  • Discuss the importance of the hospital in community engagement to increase vaccination rates and to address health disparities

Moderator

  • Chris Louis

    Chris Louis
    @CHRISLOUIS628

    Clinical Associate Professor, Boston University School of Public Health

  • Chris Louis, PhD, MHA is Clinical Associate Professor of Health Law, Policy, and Management at the Boston University School of Public Health. He is also the Director of the Health Care Management Program and the Director of BUSPH Dual Degree Programs (JD/MPH, MD/MPH, MS/MPH, MSW/MPH, MBA/MPH). His primary research interests reside in health care organization and delivery, Medicaid innovation programs, cancer care, children with medical complexity, and large-scale program evaluation. He is currently a Principal Investigator on multiple state, federal, and private program evaluations and research grants. These projects include an American Cancer Society grant focused on understanding breast cancer screening practices in the Appalachian region, an evaluation of the current Arkansas Section 1115 Medicaid waiver, and an evaluation of a HRSA-funded grant seeking to improve care for children with medical complexity. He has published recently on breast cancer care delivery, Medicaid reform, and accountable care in journals such as the Journal of Health Policy, Politics, and Law, Health Care Management Review, and the American Journal of Accountable Care. Dr. Louis has nearly a decade of health care industry experience in strategy, operations, and project management. Dr. Louis’ past experience includes serving as a consultant and hospital administrator in CT, FL and NJ. Dr. Louis earned his PhD from Penn State University in Health Policy & Administration. He also holds a Master of Health Administration (MHA) from the University of Florida and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Sacred Heart University.

    Subject Matter Experts

    • Kevin Churchwell

      Kevin Churchwell
      @BOSTONCHILDRENS

      President and Chief Executive Officer, Boston Children's Hospital

    • Kevin B. Churchwell, MD, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Boston Children’s Hospital, providing leadership, vision, and oversight for a team that’s dedicated to improving and advancing child health through their life-changing work in clinical care, research and innovation, medical education, and community engagement. Since joining Boston Children’s as its Executive Vice President of Health Affairs Chief Operating Officer in 2013, Dr. Churchwell has been instrumental in leading the hospital’s work to become a High Reliability Organization, one where zero avoidable harm impacts any patient, family member, or employee. He has brought to Boston the same passion for enhancing the patient family experience that defined his tenure as CEO of both Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE, and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital, part of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. An advocate for equity, diversity and inclusivity, Dr. Churchwell is responsible for establishing three of the 11 Offices of Health Equity and Inclusion at hospitals across the U.S. and Canada, including the Office at Boston Children’s, which he founded in 2016. With the publication of Boston Children’s own Declaration for Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity in 2020, Dr. Churchwell has committed to the work required to make Boston Children’s a community that’s made stronger by our differences, and a leader in equity for all. A graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Vanderbilt Medical School in Nashville, Dr. Churchwell completed his pediatric residency and a clinical fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care at Boston Children’s Hospital. He is currently an Associate Professor of Pediatric Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School and Dr. Churchwell is the Robert and Dana Smith Associate Professor of Anesthesia at the Harvard Medical School. Disclosures: Dr. Churchwell is a member of the Massachusetts Business Roundtable, a board member of the Boston Chamber of Commerce, Massachusetts Hospital Association, the Whitehead Institute, Advisory Board for The Boston University School of Public Health, and the Boys and Girls Club of Boston.

    • Kate Walsh

      Kate Walsh
      @KATEWALSHCEO

      President and Chief Executive Officer, Boston Medical Center

    • Kate Walsh is president and CEO of the Boston Medical Center (BMC) health system, with annual operating revenue of $4.9 billion. BMC is a private, not-for-profit, 514 bed, academic medical center dedicated to meeting all the needs of its patients, needs that often transcend the scope of traditional medicine like food and housing insecurity, and advancing health equity within the communities it serves. The primary teaching affiliate of Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center has nearly 6000 employees and 755 physicians who are affiliated with Boston University Medical Group. BMC Health System also includes the BMC HealthNet Plan, a Medicaid Managed Care Organization with more than 400,000 members in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and Boston HealthNet, a network affiliation of 14 community health centers throughout Boston. Prior to her appointment at Boston Medical Center, Ms. Walsh served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She served previously as the chief operating officer for Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research and at Massachusetts General Hospital in positions including senior vice president of medical services and the MGH Cancer Center. Prior to her tenure at Mass General, she held positions in a number of New York City hospitals including Montefiore, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Saint Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital Center and the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. Ms. Walsh received her bachelor of arts degree and a master’s degree in public health from Yale University. She has served as a member of the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and currently serves on the Boston Public Health Commission, the Massachusetts Hospital Association, the Association of American Medical Colleges, Pine Street Inn, and Yale University.

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Category: Webinars

Mental Health and Trauma: Context and Consequences, Session II

How can public health practitioners work with community partners to address underlying causes (social determinants) of trauma in their community?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Monday, February 14th, 2022 1:15 PM – 2:45 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 1.5 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 0. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_MHTCC2.
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: Mental Health and Trauma: Context and Consequences, Session I
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

This program will examine trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and their effect on our physical and mental health and how our social and economic context influences this relation. How do racial, social, and economic inequities influence the consequences of PTSD? And is our health care system equipped to address the societal burden of mental and physical health due to trauma?


What you'll learn

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

  • Describe how trauma (interpersonal, collective, cultural, and experience of loss) can be seen as a social determinant of health
  • Explain race and racism as a risk factor for trauma and adverse health outcomes
  • Describe prevalence and predictors of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) among youth based on results of Maryland Youth Risk Behavior Survey
  • Discuss non-uniform policing practices as a contributor for trauma as a social determinant of health

Moderator

  • Jaimie Gradus

    Jaimie Gradus
    @JAIMIEGRADUS

    MODERATOR Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health

  • Jaimie L. Gradus is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. She received her BA in psychology from Stony Brook University, her MPH with a concentration in epidemiology and biostatistics and DSc in epidemiology at Boston University and her DMSc at Aarhus University. Dr. Gradus’s research interests are in the epidemiology of trauma and trauma-related disorders, with a particular focus on suicide outcomes. She was the winner of the 2009 Lilienfeld Student Prize from the Society for Epidemiologic Research for her paper on the association between PTSD and death from suicide in the population of Denmark. Dr. Gradus has been the recipient of multiple National Institute of Mental Health and foundation grant awards to conduct psychiatric epidemiologic research in both veterans and the general population.

    Subject Matter Experts

    • Maryam Jernigan-Noesi

      Maryam Jernigan-Noesi
      @JERNIGMA

      Founder, Jernigan & Associates Psychology and Educational Consulting

    • Addressing the needs of diverse youths, adults, and families has been the primary focus of Dr. Jernigan-Noesi’s work as a clinician and scholar. She recognizes that not all traditional psychological approaches that serve to meet the needs of some, are effective for persons from all backgrounds. Dr. Jernigan-Noesi prides herself on the integration of context, culture, and social factors that may influence health and wellbeing. Clinically, Dr. Jernigan-Noesi has worked alongside a multidisciplinary team of health providers in inpatient and outpatient mental health, community, medical, and academic settings. She has extensive training in pediatric psychology and adolescent health, as well as specialized training in adult and family interventions. Dr. Jernigan maintains a private practice serving a diverse clientele with a range of clinical concerns including, but not limited to: treatment of eating and weight concerns, mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, relational concerns, and career coaching. She also provides couple counseling focused on major life transitions such as, marriage and parenting. Her approach to therapy utilizes an intersectional framework emphasizing the role of identity (e.g., racial identity, sexual identity, gender identity) and culture in mental health and wellbeing.

    • Renee Johnson

      Renee Johnson
      @RENEE_M_JOHNSON

      Associate Professor,
      Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    • Dr. Renee M. Johnson is an Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Department of Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She earned her MPH and PhD at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, and conducted post-doctoral studies at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. At Hopkins, she is core faculty with the Center for Adolescent Health and the Center for Injury Research & Policy. Dr. Johnson has more than 100 publications addressing adolescent health, and is on the editorial board for JAMA Pediatrics. Her areas of expertise include: substance use among adolescents and emerging adults; violence and injury prevention; and evaluating the public health response to the overdose crisis. Much of her work addresses how adversity and social inequity shape behavioral health. She works with behavioral surveillance data (e.g., CDC’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey, SAMHSA’s National Survey on Drug Use & Health), as well as with morbidity and mortality data (e.g., State Unintentional Drug Overdose Reporting System, or SUDORS). Dr. Johnson is deeply engaged in training the next generation of public health professionals. She teaches a course on substance use epidemiology and directs a NIDA-funded training program for doctoral and post-doctoral students studying the epidemiology of substance use.

    • Emily Mendenhall

      Emily Mendenhall
      @MENDENHALL_EM

      Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

    • Emily Mendenhall, PhD, MPH is a medical anthropologist and Professor at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She has published widely at the boundaries of anthropology, psychology, medicine, and public health and is the inaugural co-editor-in-chief of Social Science and Medicine—Mental Health. Dr. Mendenhall led a Series of articles in on Syndemics in The Lancet in 2017, and was awarded the George Foster Award for Practicing Medical Anthropology by the Society for Medical Anthropology. She has published several books, including Rethinking Diabetes: Entanglements with Trauma, Poverty, and HIV (2019), Syndemic Suffering: Social Distress, Depression, and Diabetes among Mexican Immigrant Women (2012), and Global Mental Health: Anthropological Perspectives (2015). Her newest book is Unmasked: COVID, Community, and the Case of Okoboji.

    • John Pamplin

      John Pamplin

      @JOHNPAMPLINII

      Assistant Professor
      and Faculty Fellow,
      New York
      University

    • John R. Pamplin II is an “Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow” in the NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress and with the Center for Opioid Epidemiology and Policy at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. Dr. Pamplin’s research studies the consequences of structural racism and systemic inequity on mental health and substance use outcomes. His program of research includes work identifying the social and structural drivers of racial patterns in DSM diagnosed major depression, as well as work evaluating policy interventions for the opioid crisis in terms of their potential to either alleviate of exacerbate racial inequities in overdose and criminal legal system outcomes. Prior to joining NYU, Dr. Pamplin received his PhD in Epidemiology from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public health, where he was a predoctoral fellow in the Department of Epidemiology’s National Institute of Mental Health-funded Psychiatric Epidemiology Training program. Upon graduation, Dr. Pamplin received the Bill Jenkins Award (formerly the William Farr Award) for commitment to addressing the causes of social inequalities in health and promise in the field of Epidemiology. Dr. Pamplin also holds an MPH in Epidemiology from Columbia University, as well as a BS in Biology from Morehouse College, and currently serves as President of the Student and Postdoc Committee of the Society for Epidemiologic Research.


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Category: Webinars

Challenging Public Health: Rebecca Traister

How can anger about inequities be channeled into effective activism for social change?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Tuesday, February 1st, 2022 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 0. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_CPHRT.
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

Our Challenging Public Health series invites speakers from outside of public health to reflect on the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This conversation features Rebecca Traister, writer at large for New York magazine and author of Good and Mad, All the Single Ladies, and Big Girls Don’t Cry discussing her perspectives on how public health can do better.


What you'll learn

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

  • Describe how inequitable social policies that influence the health of the public were highlighted in the pandemic
  • Discuss the role of journalists and how public health professionals can effectively interact with them in moving policies that shape public health
  • Discuss the role of state and federal politics in the future of public health

Moderator

  • Sandro Galea

    Sandro Galea
    @SANDROGALEA

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

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

    Subject Matter Expert

    • Rebecca Traister

      Rebecca Traister
      @RTRAISTER

      Writer at Large, New York Magazine
    • REBECCA TRAISTER is writer at large for New York magazine. A National Magazine Award winner, she has written about women in politics, media, and entertainment from a feminist perspective for The New Republic and Salon and has also contributed to The Nation, The New York Observer, The New York Times and The Washington Post. She is the author of Good and Mad and All the Single Ladies, both New York Times best-sellers, and the award-winning Big Girls Don’t Cry. She lives in New York with her family.


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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: Recorded 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: Cultural Competency 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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    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: Recorded 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: Cultural Competency 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 recording, 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?

    Our Voice LogoMontbello Walks Logo   GirlTrek Logo


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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 Dimensions of Practice 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

    The Next Normal: Children's Health

    How can we improve the partnership of supporting individuals and organizations, including health care providers and community resources (e.g., schools, parks, libraries, childcare, public services, police, etc.) in addressing underlying causes of health problems among children and families? What is the role of public health practitioners in that partnership?

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    Course Information

    • Audience: Public Health Professionals
    • Format: Recorded Webinar
    • Date/Time: Monday, December 13th,2021 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM EST
    • Price: Free
    • Length: 1.25 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 1.25 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 0. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_NNCH
      If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
    • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills, Cultural Competency Skills, Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
    • Learning Level: Awareness
    • Companion Trainings: None
    • Supplemental materials:None
    • Pre-requisites: None

    About this Recording

    The COVID-19 pandemic drastically affected children’s lives, changing how they receive education and limiting their social development. How has the pandemic changed how we view children’s health, and how can we learn from the experience? 

    This program is a part of “The Next Normal” series, designed to take a moment to pause and ask, as we emerge from the pandemic, what we have learned and why, in order to promote the health of all, we cannot return to pre-pandemic normal.


    What you'll learn

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

    • List 5 mental/behavioral health symptoms experienced by children during the COVID-19 pandemic, and discuss implications for systems changes needed to address them
    • Discuss the patterns of negative health effects due to the pandemic on children due to economic and racial disparities
    • Describe the importance of an intersectionality approach to understanding and developing policy solutions to disparities in health effects on adults and children
    • Discuss the importance of addressing root causes of maternal and child health issues to optimize child health going forward
    • Describe the inequities in child care quality, access, and availability highlighted by the pandemic and the importance of addressing them in the “next normal”
    • Discuss how partnership with public libraries can improve child health
    • Describe future innovations to improve health care delivery highlighted by the pandemic

    Subject Matter Experts

    • Kevin Churchwell

      Kevin Churchwell

      President and Chief Executive Officer, Boston Children's Hospital
    • Kevin B. Churchwell, MD, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Boston Children’s Hospital, providing leadership, vision, and oversight for a team that’s dedicated to improving and advancing child health through their life-changing work in clinical care, research and innovation, medical education, and community engagement. Since joining Boston Children’s as its Executive Vice President of Health Affairs Chief Operating Officer in 2013, Dr. Churchwell has been instrumental in leading the hospital’s work to become a High Reliability Organization, one where zero avoidable harm impacts any patient, family member, or employee. He has brought to Boston the same passion for enhancing the patient family experience that defined his tenure as CEO of both Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE, and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital, part of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. An advocate for equity, diversity and inclusivity, Dr. Churchwell is responsible for establishing three of the 11 Offices of Health Equity and Inclusion at hospitals across the U.S. and Canada, including the Office at Boston Children’s, which he founded in 2016. With the publication of Boston Children’s own Declaration for Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity in 2020, Dr. Churchwell has committed to the work required to make Boston Children’s a community that’s made stronger by our differences, and a leader in equity for all. A graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Vanderbilt Medical School in Nashville, Dr. Churchwell completed his pediatric residency and a clinical fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care at Boston Children’s Hospital. He is currently an Associate Professor of Pediatric Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School and Dr. Churchwell is the Robert and Dana Smith Associate Professor of Anesthesia at the Harvard Medical School. Disclosures: Dr. Churchwell is a member of the Massachusetts Business Roundtable, a board member of the Boston Chamber of Commerce, Massachusetts Hospital Association, the Whitehead Institute, Advisory Board for The Boston University School of Public Health, and the Boys and Girls Club of Boston.

    • Nancy Lopez

      Nancy López
      @UNM

      Professor, University of New Mexico

    • Dr. Nancy López is professor of sociology, University of New Mexico. Dr. López co-founded/directs the Institute for the Study of “Race” and Social Justice and she is the founding coordinator of the New Mexico Statewide Race, Gender, Class Data Policy Consortium (Visit: race.unm.edu). Dr. López currently serves as Associate VP for the Division of Equity & Inclusion. Her scholarship and teaching are guided by the insights of intersectionality–the simultaneity of tribal status/settler colonialism race/structural racism, gender/heteropatriarchy, class/capitalism, ethnicity/nativism, sexuality/heterosexism as systems of oppression/resistance across a variety of social outcomes (education, health, employment, wealth and housing) and the importance of developing contextualized community-driven solutions that advance justice. Dr. López has been recognized for her contributions to engaged scholarship through the American Sociological Association William Foote Whyte Distinguished Career Award for Sociological Practice and Public Sociology. Dr. López has received funding from the National Institutes of Health that resulted in an edited volume, Mapping ”Race”: Critical Approaches for Health Disparities researchers where she talks about “pregnant while Black” and the racialized gendered social determinants of health. She is also coined the term “street race” as a measure of race the myth or race as biology, genetic ancestry or culture and instead focuses on race as social relationship of power that is not just about your personal identity (See conversation.com essay entitled the Census Bureau Keeps Confusing Race and Ethnicity and publications in Sociology of Race and Ethnicity and Critical Public Health Journals). Her current research funded by the WT Grant Foundation and the Hewlett Foundation includes a mixed method study in three research practice partnerships that examines the role of ethnic studies curriculum and culturally relevant pedagogy in reducing complex intersectional inequalities in high school (Albuquerque, San Francisco and Los Angeles. She has served on over 75 PhD/MA committees and she given over 130 seminars on at national conferences, invited lectures and community gatherings. She a Black Latina, the New York City-born daughter of Dominican immigrants parents who didn’t have an opportunity to go beyond a second grade education but were rich in funds of knowledge and cultural wealth. She grew up in public housing and graduated from a de facto segregated public high school. Spanish is Dr. López’s first language; she participated in Head Start and Upward Bound both federally funded programs designed to equity lifts for those who have historically been excluded from educational opportunities.

    • Rasheed Malik

      Rasheed Malik
      @RAMSKULL
      Director, Early Childhood Policy, Center for American Progress

    • Rasheed A. Malik is the associate director of research for Early Childhood Policy at American Progress. His work focuses on child care infrastructure and supply, the economic benefits of child care, and bias and discrimination in early childhood policy. Malik’s research has been featured in or cited by The New York Times, Vox, The Washington Post, NPR, Slate, CNNBusiness, and CNBC, among others. Prior to joining American Progress, Malik was a government affairs and communications associate for the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, an organization with the goal of making the New York Harbor a shared, resilient, and accessible resource for all New Yorkers. Malik holds a master’s degree in public policy from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in public affairs from Baruch College. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two young children.

    • Betsy McKay

      Betsy McKay
      @BETSWRITES

      MODERATOR Senior Writer, Wall Street Journal

    • Betsy McKay is a senior writer for The Wall Street Journal covering U.S. and global public health. She is a member of a team of Journal reporters awarded the 1999 Pulitzer Prize in the international reporting category for in-depth analytical coverage of the Russian financial crisis. She has won awards for stories on the rising threat of drug-resistant tuberculosis and a growing crisis with maternity care in the rural U.S.

    • Terrinieka Powell

      Terrinieka W. Powell
      @DRTERRIPOWELL

      PhD Associate Professor
      & Vice Chair of Inclusion, Diversity, Anti-Racism
      and Equity,
      John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

    • Terrinieka W. Powell, PhD, is an Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Inclusion, Diversity, Anti-Racism and Equity in the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH). After earning her BA in Psychology from Williams College, she earned her MA and PhD from DePaul University in Community Psychology. She spent two years as a Kellogg Health Scholars Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan School of Public Health before joining the faculty JHSPH. She has expertise in adolescent health, qualitative methods, intervention development and implementation science. Her research activities, publications and funding history all demonstrate her commitment to improving the lives of vulnerable young people. Dr. Powell leads the B Lab, a Baltimore-based research team helping to create a world where all youth are safe, healthy, hopeful and connected. Partnerships with churches, schools, libraries, families, and community-based organizations are a cornerstone of her research. She has collaborated with institutions across several states to prevent substance use and sexual risk-taking among young people. With partners, she creates interventions that are sustainable and take into account the social context of the environments. Most recently, she led the development of the Better Together (BT) intervention, an age-appropriate, culturally relevant 8-session library-based intervention designed to prevent early substance use among Black youth affected by parental drug use. Her goal is to ensure that youth, especially those affected by trauma, have multiple pathways to achieve optimal health.

    • Rachel Garfield

      Rachel Garfield
      @RACHELLGARFIELD
      VP/Associate Director for Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured, VP/Co-Director for the Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured, Kaiser Family Foundation

    • Rachel Garfield is Vice President at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and Co-Director for its Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured. She has 20 years of experience in Medicaid policy research and is an expert in data analysis on insurance coverage and access to care for the low-income population. She also has conducted work in public financing for behavioral health services for low-income populations. Prior to joining KFF, Dr. Garfield was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health; she has also held positions as a policy analyst in Medicaid/CHIP policy and research consultant for hospital operations and management. Dr. Garfield has a BA from Harvard College, holds an M.H.S. in health policy from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and received her PhD in health policy from Harvard University.

    • Michael Lu

      Michael Lu
      @UCBERKELEYSPH
      Dean, University of California Berkeley School of Public Health

    • Dr. Lu possesses decades of expertise in maternal and child health policy. He is currently dean of the school of public health at the University of California, Berkeley, and previously a senior associate dean at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University. Lu served as director of the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau under the Obama Administration. During his tenure, he transformed key federal programs in maternal and child health, and launched major initiatives to reduce maternal, infant, and child mortality across the nation. He oversaw the launch and expansion of the federal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program. For his leadership, he was awarded the prestigious U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Hubert H. Humphrey Service to America Award in 2013. Prior to his public service, Lu was a professor of obstetrics-gynecology and public health at UCLA, where his research focused on racial-ethnic disparities in birth outcomes from a life-course perspective. He co-directed the residency program in obstetrics and gynecology and a training grant in maternal and child health, and received several prestigious awards for his teaching. As a practicing obstetrician for nearly two decades, he has attended more than 1000 births, and has been voted one of the Best Doctors in America since 2005. Lu has served on three National Academy of Medicine Committees, and co-authored the recently released report Vibrant and Healthy Kids: Aligning Science, Practice, and Policy to Advance Health Equity. Lu received his bachelor’s degrees in political science and human biology from Stanford University, master’s degrees in health and medical sciences and public health from UC Berkeley, medical degree from UC San Francisco, and residency training in obstetrics and gynecology from UC Irvine.

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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
    • 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: Communication Skills, Cultural Competency 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 Experts

    • Quinn Gormley

      Quinn Gormley

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

    Registration

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

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

    Category: Webinars

    Course Information

    • Audience: Public Health Professionals
    • Format: Webinar
    • Date/Time: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST
    • Price: Free
    • Length: 1 hour
    • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID:  PM1131137_01120222.
      If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
    • Competencies: Policy Development/Program Planning Skills, Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
    • Learning Level: Awareness
    • Companion Trainings: None
    • Supplemental materials:None
    • Pre-requisites: None

    About this Webinar

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


    What you'll learn

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

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


    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. "


    Moderator

    • Noah Nesin

      Noah Nesin, MD

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

    Subject Matter Expert


    • Norbert Goldfield

      Norbert Goldfield, MD

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

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    Category: Webinars

    The Next Normal: Hospitals and Healthcare

    How can individuals be empowered and motivated to participate in optimizing their own health? What can be the role of public health practitioners?

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    Course Information

    • Audience: Public Health Professionals
    • Format: Recorded Webinar
    • Date/Time: Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM EST
    • Price: Free
    • Length: 1.25 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 1.25 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 0. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID:  SS1131137_NNHH
      If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
    • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills, Cultural Competency Skills, Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
    • Learning Level: Awareness
    • Companion Trainings: None
    • Supplemental materials:None
    • Pre-requisites: None

    About this Recording

    Domestically and globally, healthcare systems were overwhelmed by the COVID-19 pandemic. What have we learned from the pandemic about how care is delivered and how our systems can be improved to better deliver efficient and high-quality care? This program is a part of “The Next Normal” series, designed to take a moment to pause and ask, as we emerge from the pandemic, what we have learned and why, in order to promote the health of all, we cannot return to pre-pandemic normal.


    What you'll learn

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

    • Describe factors that influence the variability in charges for services across hospitals
    • Describe major short-term and long-term consequences of COVID on hospitals and patients
    • Explain concept of “coproducing” health (empowering people to engage with their own health) - and lessons learned from COVID experience that may promote it
    • Discuss the role of community health centers, the impact of COVID on them, and challenges to adapting going forward

    Subject Matter Experts

    • Ge Bai

      Ge Bai
      @GEBAIDC

      Associate Professor of Practice, John Hopkins Carey Business School
    • Ge Bai, PhD, CPA is an Associate Professor of Accounting at Johns Hopkins Carey Business School and an Associate Professor of Health Policy & Management (joint) at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She has received the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association’s Excellence in Teaching Award. An expert on health care pricing, policy, and management, Dr. Bai has testified before House Ways and Means Committee, written for the Wall Street Journal, and published her studies in leading academic journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, JAMA Internal Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, and Health Affairs. Her work has been widely featured in ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News, Los Angeles Times, NBC, New York Times, NPR, PBS, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and other media outlets and used in government regulations and congressional testimonies.

    • Jerome Dugan

      Jerome Dugan
      @PROFDUGAN

      Assistant Professor, University of Washington

    • Jerome Dugan is an Assistant Professor of Health Services and the Leo Greenawalt Endowed Professor of Health Policy in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington (UW) and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at UW. He is also the co-director of the Program in Health Economics and Outcomes Research Methodologies (PHEnOM), a joint program between the School of Public Health and the School of Pharmacy at UW. Dr. Dugan has expertise in modeling the financial and policy impacts of social and medical service interventions, evaluating the efficacy of cost containment strategies employed by payers and providers, and examining the structure and regulation of healthcare markets. In particular, his research focuses on the prevention and control of major chronic diseases – such as cardiovascular disease and mental health disorders – diagnoses that require a high level of coordination between individual patients, treating institutions, and insurers to minimize the probability of future acute events. Dr. Dugan holds an MA and PhD in Economics from Rice University and a BS in Economics from Clemson University. In addition to his academic appointments, he serves as a member of the Center for Health Innovation and Policy Science (CHIPS), the Health Economics Committee at the Washington Health Alliance, and the Health Care Cost Transparency Board’s Advisory Committee on Data Issues in Washington State.

    • Vivian Lee

      Vivian Lee
      @VIVIANLEEMD

      President of Health Platforms, Verily Life Sciences

    • Vivian S. Lee, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., is the author of The Long Fix: Solving America’s Health Care Crisis with Strategies that Work for Everyone (Norton). She is President of Health Platforms at Verily Life Sciences. A physician and health care executive, Lee also serves as a senior lecturer at Harvard Medical School. Prior to joining Verily, Lee served as the Dean of the Medical School and CEO of the University of Utah Health Care, an integrated health system with a budget of $3.6 billion, including a 1400 member physician group and health insurance plan. During her tenure, she led University of Utah Health to recognition for its health care delivery system innovations that enable higher quality at lower costs and with higher patient satisfaction, and superior financial performance. In 2016, University of Utah was ranked first among all university hospitals in quality and safety (Vizient). Dr. Lee previously was the inaugural Chief Scientific Officer of New York University’s Langone Medical Center. Elected to the National Academy of Medicine with over 200 peer-reviewed publications, Lee serves on the Board of Directors of the Commonwealth Fund, the Board of Trustees of Boston Children’s Hospital, and is also a director on the board of Zions Bancorporation, a publicly traded company. Dr. Lee is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard, received a D.Phil in medical engineering from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, earned her M.D. with honors from Harvard Medical School, and her MBA from NYU. She was named by Modern Healthcare as one of the 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives in 2020.

    • Peter Shin

      Peter Shin
      @PETERSHINGW

      Associate Professor, George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health

    • Peter Shin, PhD, MPH is an Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at the George Washington University and Gibson Program in Community Health Policy and RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Director. Dr. Shin focuses on the study of community health systems and integration of care for vulnerable populations and is author of over 100 health policy reports and articles on community health centers, the health care safety net, medically underserved populations, health care financing, social determinants and health information technology. His research focuses on identifying innovative payment and health care delivery models, exploring population health initiatives, and assessing impacts of policy change. Dr. Shin teaches courses in analytic methods and public health leadership and is an expert in the management and analysis of data, regulatory and policy analysis, community-based participatory research, and qualitative and quantitative evaluations and has provided technical assistance to federal and state agencies. Dr. Shin received his doctorate in public policy and MPH from the George Washington University and his BA in Biology from Oberlin College.

    • Reed Abelson

      Reed Abelson
      @REEDABELSON

      MODERATOR, Reporter, The New York Times

    • Reed Abelson has been a reporter for The New York Times since 1995. She currently covers the business of health care, focusing on health insurance and how financial incentives affect the delivery of medical care. She witnessed the Affordable Care Act become law and is actively keeping an eye on what happens next. Before she began covering health care in 2002, Ms. Abelson covered a broad range of topics, from the collapse of Enron to the oversight of charitable organizations to accounting to personal investing. Before joining The Times, Ms. Abelson was a staff writer for Smart Money from 1993 to 1995, where she wrote in-depth investing features. From 1990 to 1993, she was a reporter for Forbes, where she profiled public and private companies. She began her journalism career as a reporter at the Philadelphia Business Journal, where she covered health care, venture capital, technology and the ports of Philadelphia. She graduated cum laude from Bryn Mawr College in 1983 with an A.B. in English literature, and she earned an M.A. in English literature from Columbia University in 1984.

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    Category: Webinars

    Moving the Needle on the Social Determinants of Health

    What are specific actions that can be taken at the local level that will address social determinants of public health in terms of education, criminal justice, family support, economic equality, and other areas? How can public health officials actively support those policies and initiatives?

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    Course Information

    • Audience: Public Health Professionals
    • Format: Recorded Webinar
    • Date/Time: Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 4:30 PM – 5:30 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 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_MNSDH
      If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
    • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills, Cultural Competency Skills, Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
    • Learning Level: Awareness
    • Companion Trainings: None
    • Supplemental materials:None
    • Pre-requisites: None

    About this Recording

    Coincident with recent reports published by the Rockefeller-Boston University 3-D Commission and by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, join global experts for a discussion on leading-edge science on social determinants of health—and where we are headed from here. Cohosted with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.


    What you'll learn

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

    • Identify 3 themes shared by two recent reports (Rockefeller-Boston University 3-D Commission and Robert Woods Johnson Foundation) on using data to improve public health through understanding social determinants.
    • List 3 key actions necessary to advance the recommendations of both reports areas in terms of educating the public health workforce and the general public
    • Describe the types of data that can lead to action
    • Discuss how COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted problems in health data infrastructure

    Subject Matter Experts

    • Gail Christopher

      Gail Christopher
      @DRGCCHRISTOPHER

      Executive Director, National Collaborative
      for Health
      Equity
    • Dr. Gail Christopher is an award-winning social change agent with expertise in the social determinants of health and well-being and in related public policies. She is known for her pioneering work to infuse holistic health and diversity concepts into public sector programs and policy discourse. In her role as the Senior Advisor and Vice President at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF), she was the driving force behind the America Healing initiative and the Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation effort. Dr. Christopher also served as Kellogg’s Vice President for Program. In 2015 she received the Terrance Keenan Award from Grantmakers in Health. She chairs the Board of the Trust for America’s Health. In 2019, Dr. Christopher became the Executive Director of the National Collaborative for Health Equity (NCHE).

    • Laura Magana

      Laura Magaña
      @LAURAMAGVALL

      President and CEO Association of Schools
      and Programs of
      Public Health

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

    • Alonzo Plough

      Alonzo Plough
      @ALONZOPLOUGH

      Vice President, Research-Evaluation-Learning and Chief Science Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

    • Alonzo Plough joined the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as chief science officer and vice president, Research-Evaluation-Learning in January 2014. He is responsible for aligning all of the Foundation’s work with the best evidence from research and practice and incorporating program evaluations into organizational learning. He also oversees the two grantmaking portfolios focused on innovation and emerging issues: Pioneer and Global Ideas for U.S. solutions. Plough has been a national leader in public health practice for over 25 years. He came to the Foundation from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, where he served as director of emergency preparedness and response from 2009–2013. In that role, he was responsible for the leadership and management of activities protecting the 10 million residents of Los Angeles County from natural disasters and threats related to disease outbreaks and other public health emergencies. He coordinated activities in emergency operations, infectious disease control, risk communication, planning, and community engagement. Prior to this position, Plough served as vice president of strategy, planning and evaluation for The California Endowment from 2005–2009. Before this, he served 10 years as director and health officer for the Seattle and King County Department of Public Health and previously served as director of public health in Boston for eight years. Plough earned his PhD and MA at Cornell University, and his MPH at Yale University School of Medicine’s Department of Epidemiology and Public Health. He has held academic appointments at Harvard University School of Public Health, Tufts University Department of Community Medicine, and Boston University School of Management. He is currently clinical professor of health services at the University of Washington School of Public Health in Seattle. He has been the recipient of numerous awards for public service and leadership and is the author of an extensive body of scholarly articles, books, and book chapters. Plough lives in Princeton and Los Angeles, and is married with two adult sons and two granddaughters. He is a jazz guitarist and vocalist.

    • Rhitu Chatterjee

      Rhitu Chatterjee
      @RHITUC

      MODERATOR
      Health Correspondent,

      NPR

    • Rhitu Chatterjee is a science and health correspondent with National Public Radio. She covers mental health and occasionally other science and health stories. Before starting this position, she was an editor with NPR’s popular blog, The Salt. She edited and reported a range of stories through the lens of food. Prior to coming to NPR in 2016, Rhitu was a New Delhi based multimedia journalist, specializing in global health, development, science and environmental reporting. She also covered gender issues, especially gender violence as well as women and children’s health, as a contributing correspondent with The World, a one-hour public radio program, co-produced by the BBC World Service, Public Radio International and WGBH radio in Boston, as well as with Science magazine. Her work has appeared on popular NPR blogs, like The Salt, Goats & Soda and Shots, and on the radio on shows like NPR’s like Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Her work has also appeared on the BBC World Service’s website and radio show, Boston Calling. Rhitu is also a former science correspondent at PRI’s The World. Her work has been nominated twice for the South Asian Journalism Association’s journalism awards and has been recognized by Gabriel Awards.

    • Eric Goosby

      Eric Goosby
      @DRERICGOOSBY

      Professor of Medicine and Director of Global Health Delivery and Diplomacy, Institute for Global Health Sciences, UC San Francisco

    • Eric Goosby, M.D., is an internationally recognized expert on infectious diseases, with a specialty in HIV/AIDS clinical care, research, and policy. During the Clinton Administration, Dr. Goosby was the founding director of the Ryan White CARE Act, the largest federally funded HIV/AIDS program in the U.S. He went on to become the interim director of the White House’s Office of National AIDS Policy. In the Obama Administration, Dr. Goosby was appointed Ambassador-at-Large and implemented the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which significantly expanded under his tenure life-saving HIV treatment to millions in Sub Saharan Africa, SE Asia, and Eastern Europe. After serving as the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, he was appointed by the UN Secretary-General as the Special Envoy on Tuberculosis, where he focused on the first-ever UN High-Level Meeting on TB in 2019. He is currently a Professor of Medicine at the UCSF School of Medicine and leading the Center for Global Health Delivery, Diplomacy and Economics, Institute for Global Health Sciences. Additionally, he is a member of the Biden Covid-19 Advisory Board, a member of the Western States Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, and serves on the San Francisco Dept. of Public Health, Policy Group for the COVID-19 Response.

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    Category: Webinars

    The Next Normal: Mental Health

    Stigmatization is a major issue that underlies the high prevalence and inadequacy of treatment of mental health problems. In addition, research has identified social isolation as one of the major contributors to mental health problems. How can public health practitioners contribute to the destigmatization of mental health problems and to decreasing social isolation through programs and policies that promote human connection and support in their communities?

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    Course Information

    • Audience: Public Health Professionals
    • Format: Recorded Webinar
    • Date/Time: Tuesday, November 16th, 2021 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM EST
    • Price: Free
    • Length: 1.25 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_NNMH
      If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
    • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills, Cultural Competency Skills, Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
    • Learning Level: Awareness
    • Companion Trainings: None
    • Supplemental materials:None
    • Pre-requisites: None

    About this Recording

    The COVID-19 pandemic was coupled with an increase in poor mental health and substance use worldwide. How will we address mental health moving forward given what we learned during the pandemic? This program is a part of “The Next Normal” series, designed to take a moment to pause and ask, as we emerge from the pandemic, what we have learned and why, in order to promote the health of all, we cannot return to pre-pandemic normal.


    What you'll learn

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

    • Discuss mental health as a public health problem in the US, even prior to COVID-19 pandemic.
    • Describe sources of psychologic distress during the pandemic and resulting effects on mental health problems in particularly affected populations
    • Discuss the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of Black Americans and persons with disabilities and strategies to address it going forward
    • Discuss systems-level barriers to accessing mental health services that must be addressed
    • Identify 4 specific actions that can be taken to improve the “next normal” in public mental health"

    Subject Matter Experts

    • M. Daniele Fallin

      M. Daniele Fallin
      @FALLINDANI

      Chair, Department of Mental Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    • M. Daniele Fallin, PhD, studies how environments, behaviors, genetic variation, and epigenetic variation contribute to risk for psychiatric disease, with a focus on autism.

    • Briana Mezuk

      Briana Mezuk
      @UMICHSPH

      Director, Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan

    • Dr. Mezuk is the Director of the Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health and is an Associate Chair in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She is a psychiatric epidemiologist whose research focuses on understanding the intersections of mental and physical health. Much of her work has examined the consequences of depression for medical morbidity and functioning in mid- and late-life, with particular attention to metabolic diseases such as diabetes and frailty. She is also the Director of the Michigan Integrative Well-Being and Inequalities (MIWI) Training Program, a NIH-funded methods training program that supports innovative, interdisciplinary research on the interrelationships between mental and physical health as they relate to health disparities. She is committed to translating research into practice, and since 2013 has collaborated with partners at the YMCA on evaluating and augmenting their diabetes self-management programming to incorporate psychosocial aspects of health. Finally, she writes a blog for Psychology Today called “Ask an Epidemiologist."

    • Courtney Thomas Tobin

      Courtney Thomas Tobin
      @DRTHOMASTOBIN

      Assistant Professor, University of California Los Angeles Fielding School of Public Health

    • Dr. Thomas Tobin is trained as a medical sociologist and use mixed-method and transdisciplinary approaches to examine psychosocial sources of risk and resilience and their impact on the psychophysiological health of Black Americans across the life course. Summary of Research: A central focus of Dr. Thomas Tobin’s research is the conceptualization and assessment of race-based stress and coping experiences among the U.S. Black population. In one study, Dr. Thomas Tobin found that experiencing subtle or ambiguous discrimination increases Blacks’ risk of poor psychological and physiological functioning and may be more detrimental than more blatant discriminatory treatment. This work motivated the development of Dr. Thomas Tobin’s “Racial Self-Awareness Framework of Race-Based Stress, Coping, and Health,” which clarifies environmental, sociocultural, and behavioral health processes by spotlighting “racial self-awareness” (RSA), the heightened sense of awareness of one’s racial minority status within a majority context. Results from a recent qualitative study suggest that (1) RSA represents additional cognitive effort that is physically and emotionally taxing, (2) RSA shapes Blacks’ perceptions of and responses to general and race-based stressors, and (3) Blacks employ a range of behavioral coping strategies to reduce the strain of RSA.

    • Katie Wang

      Katie Wang
      @YALESPH

      Assistant Professor,
      Yale School of
      Public Health

    • Dr. Wang’s research broadly focuses on the role of stigma as a psychosocial determinant of mental and behavioral health disparities among diverse marginalized populations. She received a K01 mentored scientist career development award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to investigate the associations among mental illness stigma, emotion dysfunction (i.e., intense, prolonged negative affect and/or difficulties in regulating one’s emotions), and substance use among adults with depression. Some methodological approaches utilized to accomplish this research include psychophysiological assessments (e.g., heart rate variability, salivary cortisol) and ecological momentary assessment (e.g., daily diaries). Dr. Wang is also involved in a number of projects that examines the health inequities facing people with disabilities, including a mixed-method study on the mental health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the disability community.

    • Deborah Becker

      Lynn Jolicoeur
      @LMJOLICOEUR

      MODERATOR, Producer and Reporter, WBUR

    • Lynn Jolicoeur is a senior field producer, reporter and editor at WBUR. As field producer, she researches and writes host interview segments and feature stories on a vast array of topics for the signature early-evening news program, All Things Considered. Lynn also reports for the station’s local broadcasts (with some stories airing nationally on NPR, as well). She has developed beats covering mental health and homelessness, and most recently she’s reported on the pandemic’s impact on both. Lynn is particularly passionate about reporting on the issue of suicide. In 2015 she produced and reported a 15-part, yearlong series on the suicide crisis. She has reported in depth on efforts to end chronic homelessness and weaknesses in the system for sheltering and housing adults experiencing homelessness. Prior to working at WBUR, Lynn was a television reporter for 18 years – most recently at Boston’s WCVB-TV Channel 5. She covered areas from crime and the justice system to politics, medicine, and social issues.

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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: Analytical/Assessment Skills, Cultural Competency Skills, Community Dimensions of Practice 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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