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Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals, Community Health Workers
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, September 28th 2022 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST.
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 0. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_HDHP
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Health Equity Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

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


What you'll learn

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

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

Subject Matter Experts

  • Jeanne Ayers

    Jeanne Ayers

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

  • Gnora Gumanow

    Gnora Gumanow

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



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

Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: Public health workforce
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Friday, October 21, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours:If you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Public Health Sciences Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness,
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

This session is designed to take public health professionals through an interactive and participatory group discussion on leading change in the public health and healthcare settings. In this session, the speaker will provide an overview of change management theories, change management applications, how to create a sense of urgency as a pre-condition for change, how public health professionals should think about when leading change, and the current level of fatigue observed in the healthcare system within the context of change management in the current environment.


What you'll learn

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify 2022 recommended vaccinations and schedule for pediatric and adolescent patients.
  • Discuss the benefits and side effects of the various vaccines for pediatric and adolescent patients.
  • ​Discuss strategies to improve vaccination rates in pediatric and adolescent patients, including addressing vaccine hesitancy.​


Subject Matter Expert

  • Wendy L. Wright
    Wendy L. Wright 
    DNP, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FNAP, Adult/Family Nurse Practitioner, Owner and Family Nurse Practitioner, Wright & Associates Family Healthcare
  • Louise Keogh Weed has her Masters in Public Health in Health Policy and Management from Harvard School of Public Health. Since then, Louise has worked in quality improvement and patient safety in the Boston hospital system. Most recently, she served as the Director of Medical Management and Improvement at Codman Square Health Center, a unique health center in Dorchester known for its leadership in innovation. In this role, Louise oversaw all Primary Care innovation work, created the infrastructure for organizational innovation, and worked with Medical leadership on management of the Provider practice. Louise is an instructor at HSPH, teaching in the department of Health Management and is the Co-Director of Leadership Strategies for Evolving Healthcare Executives. Louise is especially interested in non-profit strategy and leadership. Louise has a BA in Women’s Studies from Tufts University and is committed to equity, including racial and social justice, as part of all of her work. In 2018, Louise and her husband adopted an amazing dog named Mugsy.



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

Category: Webinars

Monkeypox: Lessons Learned and Strategies Moving Forward

What are common misconceptions about monkeypox and how do we move forward in the pandemic as nurses, educators, or other public health professionals?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Audience nurses, community health workers, educators, public health professionals, and others
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Monday, September 26, 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_09262022.
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Policy Development and Program Planning Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

This webinar will describe some of the major lessons learned thus far in this monkeypox pandemic, setbacks and challenges, and common misconceptions. After, we will explore recommendations and practical knowledge for various healthcare providers, nurses, educators, and public health professionals to ensure participants have the tools necessary to have informed dialogue and policies about monkeypox and apply them to their organizations or personal lives.


In three months, monkeypox has affected over 35,000 people and 90 countries, and the situation is continuing to evolve. Please join us to explore early findings related to the epidemiology of the virus, common misconceptions, and strategies on where we will go from here.


What you'll learn

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

  • Effectively explain scientific findings and misconceptions related to the current state of the monkeypox pandemic
  • Describe challenges in the monkeypox response and opportunities for engagement
  • Recommend and evaluate policy, programming and education related to monkeypox

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

  • Tom Carpino

    Tom Carpino

  • Tom Carpino (he/him), MPH, is a predoctoral NIH fellow at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health studying infectious disease epidemiology and stigma, and a diversity and inclusion teaching fellow and adjunct faculty in biological sciences at Towson University. Since the beginning of the current monkeypox pandemic, Tom has been a health advocate for the LGBTQ community for increased access to testing, vaccination, and treatment for this disease. He is also a leader in health equity as described in his open letter to the national White House monkeypox coordinators as interviewed with the Institute for Public Accuracy and the Equal Rights and Justice radio. In collaboration with Johns Hopkins, Emory, and the US Centers for Disease Control, Tom helped to launch the American Men’s Internet Survey (AMIS) monkeypox study investigating attitudes and experiences related to monkeypox as described in this MMWR report and collaborated with the RESPND-MI team with Harvard and Prep4All to evaluate network risk for monkeypox.


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

Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals, Policy or legislative analysts
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Friday, July 22, 2022
    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID:  PM1131137_07222022.
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Policy Development and Program Planning Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

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


What you'll learn

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

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

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

Subject Matter Experts

  • Dawn Hunter

    Dawn Hunter, JD, MPH

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

  • Sara Rogers

    Sara Rogers, MPH

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

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

Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals, medical professionals, researchers
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, June 29th 2022
    9:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 2 part series, 3.5 hours each
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 3.5 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 0. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID:  PM1131137_06292022.
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Health Equity Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: Race as a Social Construct in Data and Practice
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

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


What you'll learn

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

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


Subject Matter Experts

  • Myron Beasley

    Myron M. Beasley, PhD

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

  • Bob Greene

    Bob Greene

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

  • Pedro Vasquez

    Pedro Vazquez

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


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


Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: Public health workforce
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Tuesday, June 21st, 2022 11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1.5 hours
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 0. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_06212022.
    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: Data Analytics and Assessment Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness and Performance
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None


About this Webinar

Reliable data is necessary for public health, in every aspect of practice. In this session, the presenters will talk about the variety of ways data are critical to public health and discuss some of the common data used in public health. The presenters will provide examples of resources available for public health professionals in NH.


What you'll learn

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Locate common public health data
  • Explain how to use data when making decisions



Subject Matter Experts

  • Amy Costello

    Amy Costello

    MPH, Director, Center for Health Analytics, Institute for Health Policy and Practice, UNH
  • Amy Costello is the Director of Health Analytics and Informatics at the Institute for Health Policy and Practice. With the Center Health Analytics, Amy works closely with the IHPP analytic team to develop information and data system solutions for clients like the NH Department of Health and Human Services, NH Purchasers Group, Accountable Care Learning Network, and Maine Quality Counts. Amy is also actively engaged with the APCD Council, a federation of organizations and state agencies that are interested in the development, standardization and utility of all-payer healthcare claims databases. Amy brings years of experience with health data standards initiatives, and works closely with states, payers, and Data Standards Maintenance Organizations to design solutions for reporting to federal and state data agencies.

  • Josephine Porter

    Josephine Porter

    MPH, Director,
    Institute for Health
    Policy and Practice,
    UNH
  • Josephine Porter, MPH, serves as the Director for the Institute for Health Policy and Practice. Jo joined the Institute in December 2007, as a project director. She served as the Deputy Director for several years, before becoming the Director in 2015. Jo oversees operational functions across IHPP. She also co-chairs the All-Payer Claims Database Council (APCD Council) and serves on the Governor’s Commission for Medicaid Care Management. Jo is part of Academy Health’s State-University Partnership Learning Network and is a steering committee member for that group. She also serves on the UNH Analytics Steering Committee. Jo brings many years of health care-related project management and program development experience to IHPP. She has private sector experience, including program management with Health Dialog, Inc., a care management firm. She also previously served as the Associate Director of the New Hampshire Health Information Center at UNH and was the NH BRFSS state coordinator for the NH Department of Health and Human Services. Her research interests are in health data collection and dissemination and using data to effectively improve health care quality.

  • William Moir

    William Moir

    MPH, Chief Health Statistics and Data Management, NH Division of Public Health Services
  • William Moir

  • Al Lemay

    Al Lemay (CAS’99, SPH’01)

    Business Systems
    Analyst,
    NH Division
    of Public Health Services

  • Al Lemay

  • Lynne Clement

    Lynne Clement

    NH Radon Program Manager and Communications Specialist

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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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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 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

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

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

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals, Community Health Workers
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Tuesday, October 12th 2021 9:40 AM – 10:10 AM EST.
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 30 minutes
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_MFSI
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Health Equity Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

The concept of food sovereignty has developed within Indigenous communities and is broadly applicable. It offers a framework for working toward a greater degree of local autonomy over food production and food access, alleviating food insecurity, and fostering a culture of environmental justice. While food sovereignty has received increased attention in recent years, the focused has largely been on developing a conceptual framework emphasizing local, Indigenous control over food production and distribution in Tribal communities. Less information has been disseminated on practical strategies for implementing food sovereignty initiatives in real-world settings. The Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians (HBMI) has launched a food sovereignty initiative with the aims of increasing access to nutritious food, improving food security, and strengthening connections to Wabanaki culture through the sharing of traditional approaches to food production, storage, and preparation - including planting edible landscapes, Three Sisters, and sacred medicines. Lessons learned are adding to current knowledge about how to develop, implement, and evaluate a model that is rooted in the principals of food sovereignty and designed to increase access to nutritious food, food security, and connection to traditional culture.

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


What you'll learn

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

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

Subject Matter Experts

Chief Clarissa Sabattis, Houlton Band of Maliseets

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


Andrew Pritchard, MPH Lead Program Evaluator, PHRI Consulting

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

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


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

    Category: Webinars

    Course Information

    • Audience: Community health workers, public health professionals, social service providers, policymakers
    • Format: Webinar
    • Date/Time: Tuesday, May 24th 2022
      11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
    • Price: Free
    • Length: 1 hour
    • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_05242022.
      If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
    • Competencies: Policy Development and Program Planning Skills
    • Learning Level: Awareness
    • Companion Trainings: None
    • Supplemental materials:None
    • Pre-requisites: None

    About this Webinar

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


    What you'll learn

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

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


    Subject Matter Experts

    • Lauren Bustard

      Lauren Bustard

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

    • Courtney Pladsen

      Courtney Pladsen
      DNP, FNP-BC

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

    • Cullen Ryan

      Cullen Ryan

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

    • Erin Healy

      Erin Healy

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

    • Donna Kelley

      Donna Kelley
      MSW, LCSW

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

    • Rich Hooks Wayman

      Rich Hooks Wayman

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

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    Category: Webinars

    Health and Social Equity in Indigenous Communities in Maine

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

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    Course Information

    • Audience: Public Health Professionals, Community Health Workers
    • Format: Webinar
    • Date/Time: Tuesday, October 12th 2021 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM EST.
    • Price: Free
    • Length: 1 hour
    • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 0. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_HSEICM 
      If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
    • Competencies: Health Equity Skills
    • Learning Level: Awareness
    • Companion Trainings: None
    • Supplemental materials:None
    • Pre-requisites: None

    About this Webinar

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


    What you'll learn

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

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

    Subject Matter Experts

    • Maulian Dana

      Maulian Dana

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

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    Category: Webinars

    Our Voice: Harnessing Local Expertise to Create Healthier Communities

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

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    Course Information

    • Audience: Public health professionals
    • Format: Webinar
    • Date/Time: Thursday, March 17th, 2022
      12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
    • Price: Free
    • Length: 1 hour
    • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hour. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hour is 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_03172022
      If you are not seeking CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
    • Competencies: Community Partnership Skills
    • Learning Level: Awareness
    • Companion Trainings: None
    • Supplemental materials:None
    • Pre-requisites None

    About this Webinar 

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

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


    What you'll learn

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

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

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


    More about the Our Voice Initiative 

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



    Subject Matter Expert

    • Pam Jiner

      Pam Jiner

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



      Moderator

      • Ann Banchoff

        Ann Banchoff

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


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

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

    Category: Webinars

    Course Information

    • Audience: Public Health Professionals
    • Format: Webinar
    • Date/Time: Friday, January 21 2022 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST
    • Price: Free
    • Length: 2.5 hours
    • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_01212022. 
      If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
    • Competencies: Health Equity Skills
    • Learning Level: Awareness
    • Companion Trainings: None
    • Supplemental materials:None
    • Pre-requisites: None

    About this Webinar

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


    What you'll learn

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

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


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


    Subject Matter Expert

    • Quinn Gormley

      Quinn Gormley

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

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    Category: Webinars

    Course Information

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

    About this Webinar

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


    What you'll learn

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

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



    Moderator

    • Noah Nesin

      Noah Nesin, MD

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

    Subject Matter Expert


    • Norbert Goldfield

      Norbert Goldfield, MD

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

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    Category: Webinars

    COVID Latinx Disparities

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

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    Course Information

    • Audience: Public health professionals
    • Format: Webinar
    • Date/Time: January 19, 2022
      12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
    • Price: Free
    • Length: 1 hour
    • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hour. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hour is 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_01192022.
      If you are not seeking CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
    • Competencies: Data Analytics and Assessment Skills
    • Learning Level: Awareness
    • Companion Trainings: None
    • Supplemental materials:None
    • Pre-requisites None

    About this Webinar 

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


    What you'll learn

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

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

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


    Subject Matter Expert

    • Matt Murphy
      Matt Murphy
      MD

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


    Registration

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

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

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

    Category: Webinars

    Course Information

    • Audience: Nurses, Community health workers, Public health professionals, Health services managers
    • Format: Webinar
    • Date/Time: November 10, 2021
      12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
    • Price: Free
    • Length: 1 hour
    • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hour. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hour is 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_11102021.
      If you are not seeking CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
    • Competencies: Policy Development and Program Planning Skills
    • Learning Level: Performance
    • Companion Trainings: None
    • Supplemental materials:None
    • Pre-requisites None

    About this Webinar 

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


    What you'll learn

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

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

    Subject Matter Expert

    • Kerri Connolly
      Kerri Connolly,
      Food Access Program Manager

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


    Registration

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

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

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

    Category: Webinars

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

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

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    Course Information

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


    About this Webinar

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


    What you'll learn

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

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


    Subject Matter Experts

    • Gregory Wellenius

      Rebecca Brookes

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

    • Gregory Wellenius

      Shari Levine

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

    Registration

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

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

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

    Category: Webinars

    Course Information

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

    About this Recording

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

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


    What you'll learn

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

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

    Subject Matter Experts


    • Imani Daniel

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


    • Mark Evces

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

    Registration and Contact Hours

    Select the Enroll 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.

    * 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

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

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

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    Course Information

    • Audience: Public health workforce
    • Format: Webinar
    • Date/Time: 19th November 2020, 9:00 am-10:30 am ET
    • Price: Free
    • Length: 50 min
    • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1.   Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_FHIWC19.
      If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
    • Competencies: Policy Development and Program Planning Skills
    • Learning Level: Awareness
    • Companion Trainings: Health Haves, Health Nots in a Time of COVID-19
      The Link between Health, Wealth, and Equity: The Economic Impacts of COVID-19 on the People of NH and VT
    • Supplemental materials:None
    • Pre-requisites: None

    About this Recording

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

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


    What you'll learn

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

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

    Subject Matter Expert

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


      Registration

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

    Category: Webinars

    The Link between Health, Wealth, and Equity: The Economic Impacts of COVID-19 on the People of NH and VT

    When we think about individual economic shortcomings in the United States, there can be a tendency to create a narrative focused on an individual issue. What structural and community type concepts can be applied to economic inequality?

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    Course Information

    • Audience: Public health workforce
    • Format: Webinar
    • Date/Time: 17th November 2020, 9:00 am-10:30 am ET
    • Price: Free
    • Length: 50 min
    • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1.  Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_LBHWE. 
      If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
    • Competencies: Policy Development and Program Planning Skills
    • Learning Level: Awareness
    • Companion Trainings: Food and Housing Insecurity in the Wake of COVID-19: Old Problems, New Opportunities?
      Health Haves, Health Nots in a Time of COVID-19
    • Supplemental materials:None
    • Pre-requisites: None

    About this Recording

    Jessica Santos, Ph.D, esteemed lecturer at Heller School for Social Policy & Management at Brandeis University, analyzes the role of policy in how our economy structures health, wealth, jobs, and equity. Santos suggests a need for significant intervention, structuring equity into the future.

    Jessica Santos walks the listener through the state of wealth and equity in the United States, while acknowledging the realities of racial and economic divides and urging the listener to consider how to structure equity into the future of economic policy.


    What you'll learn

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

    • Recognize the exponential economic impacts of COVID-19 on New Hampshire, Vermont, and the United States
    • Make connections between underlying social, racial, and economic divides; and recognize the consequences of these divides
    • Conclude that significant intervention is needed in economic patterns to structure exponential equity
    • Consider how to craft economic policy in Vermont and New Hampshire while prioritizing racial equity

    Subject Matter Expert

    • Sarah Levin-Lederer
      Jessica Santos, Ph.D
    • Lecturer at Heller School for Social Policy & Management, Brandeis University. Principal Investigator on multiple federally and privately funded mixed methods studies focused on examining pathways for economic stability, upward mobility, and equity through social policy.


      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