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Course Information

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

About this Recording

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


What you'll learn

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

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

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

  • Lauren Bustard

    Lauren Bustard

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

  • Courtney Pladsen

    Courtney Pladsen
    DNP, FNP-BC

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

  • Cullen Ryan

    Cullen Ryan

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

  • Erin Healy

    Erin Healy

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

  • Donna Kelley

    Donna Kelley
    MSW, LCSW

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

  • Rich Hooks Wayman

    Rich Hooks Wayman

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

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

Category: Webinars

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

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

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Course Information

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

About this Webinar

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

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


What you'll learn

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

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

Subject Matter Experts

Chief Clarissa Sabattis, Houlton Band of Maliseets

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


Andrew Pritchard, MPH Lead Program Evaluator, PHRI Consulting

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

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


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

    Category: Webinars

    Health and Social Equity in Indigenous Communities in Maine

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

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    Course Information

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

    About this Webinar

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


    What you'll learn

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

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

    Subject Matter Experts

    • Maulian Dana

      Maulian Dana

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

    Registration

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

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

    Category: Webinars

    Course Information

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

    About this Webinar

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


    What you'll learn

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

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


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


    Subject Matter Experts

    • Quinn Gormley

      Quinn Gormley

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

    Registration

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

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

    Category: Webinars

    Course Information

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

    About this Webinar

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


    What you'll learn

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

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


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


    Moderator

    • Noah Nesin

      Noah Nesin, MD

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

    Subject Matter Expert


    • Norbert Goldfield

      Norbert Goldfield, MD

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

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    Category: Webinars

    Course Information

    • Audience: Public Health Professionals, Community Health Workers
    • Format: Recorded Webinar
    • Date/Time: Wednesday, September 29th 2020 12:15 PM – 2:00 PM EST.
    • Price: Free
    • Length: 1.75 hours
    • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.75 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1133137_09292021. 
      If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
    • Competencies: Communication Skills, Cultural Competency Skills
    • Learning Level: Awareness
    • Companion Trainings: None
    • Supplemental materials:None
    • Pre-requisites: None

    About this Webinar

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


    What you'll learn

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

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

    Subject Matter Experts

    • Jennifer Ceide

      Jennifer Ceide, MPH

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

    • Liz Scharnetzki

      Liz Scharnetzki, Ph.D.

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

    • Leo Waterston

      Leo Waterston, M.A.

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

    • Orion Tucker

      Orion Tucker

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

    • Inza Ouattara

      Inza Ouattara

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

    • Andrew Solomon

      Andrew Solomon

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

    • Kerri Barton

      Kerri Barton

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

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    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.

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    Health Equity Dialogue: Maine Oral Health Equity

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

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    Course Information

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

    About this Webinar

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


    What you'll learn

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

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

    Subject Matter Expert


    • Jennifer Crittenden, PhD, MSW

      Assistant Professor in the UMaine School of Social Work

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


    • Kellie A Stanhope RDH, BSDH, EFDA

      Program Coordinator at Northern Light
      Health

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


    • Kalie Hess

      Associate Director for Partnership for Children’s Oral Health

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


    • Kathryn Walker, RDH, EFDA, MSEd

      Assistant Professor of Dental Health at UMA

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


    • Hibo Omer, MPH

      Consultant for Public Health

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


    • Carrie Woodcock

      Executive Director for Maine Parent Federation

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

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    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

    Park Rx: Exploring an Innovative Prescription Program

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

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    Course Information

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

    About this Webinar

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


    What you'll learn

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

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

    Subject Matter Expert


    • Dr. Stacy Beller Stryer

      Pediatrician and Associate Medical Director for Park Rx America

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


    • Courtney L. Schultz, Ph.D.

      Research
      Fellow for
      Park Rx
      America

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


    • Jessica Burton

      Executive Director of the Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative

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

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

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    Course Information

    • Audience: Public health and health professions students and faculty, interested community members
    • Format: Online Webinar
    • Date/Time: 3rd December 2020, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm ET, 9:00 am-10:30 am PT
    • 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: 12032020. If you are not seeking CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
    • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills, Policy Development/Program Planning Skills, Cultural Competency Skills, Public Health Sciences Skills, Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
    • Learning Level: Awareness
    • Companion Trainings: None
    • Supplemental materials:Session PowerPoint
    • Pre-requisites: None

    About this Webinar

    The endeavor to digitize processes and centralize data that assess risk and grant access to vital community resources is inherently a negotiation in power, ownership, and social control. This session will explore the power dynamics inherent in public health data collection and how data integration platforms can functionally "do no harm."


    What you'll learn

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

    • Describe the ways public health data can be used to address and reinforce social inequality
    • Articulate anti-racist approaches to public health data collection

    Subject Matter Expert

    • Sarah Levin-Lederer
      Rhea Boyd MD, MPH
      Pediatrician, Public Health Advocate, and Scholar

    Rhea Boyd MD, MPH is a pediatrician, public health advocate, and scholar who writes and teaches on the relationship between structural racism, inequity and health. She has a particular focus on the child and public health impacts of harmful policing practices and policies. She serves as the Chief Medical Officer of San Diego 211, working with navigators to address social needs of San Diegans impacted by chronic illness and poverty. And she is the Director of Equity and Justice for The California Children's Trust, an initiative to advance mental health access to children and youth across California. Dr. Boyd graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Africana Studies and Health from the University of Notre Dame. She earned a M.D. at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at University of California, San Francisco. In 2017, Dr. Boyd graduated from the Commonwealth Fund Mongan Minority Health Policy Fellowship at Harvard University’s School of Public Health, earning a Master of Public Health.

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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

    Building Community through Outdoor Activities: Teenagers During Physical Distancing

    How can outdoor time, either at home or at school, enhance social and emotional learning and build a sense of emotional well-being and belonging?

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    Course Information

    • Audience: Public health professional, educators
    • Format: Online Webinar
    • Date/Time: September 21, 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 hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_09212020.
      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: Program Planning Skills, Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
    • Learning Level: Awareness
    • Companion Trainings: None
    • Supplemental materials:Session PowerPoint
    • Pre-requisites None

    About this Webinar

    As the Coronavirus impacts our lifestyles, schools are pivoting to prioritize children’s health and well-being above academic considerations. Access to the outdoors during the school day, through co-curricular activities, at home and within a community is part of a systemic approach to Social and Emotional Learning and addresses critical issues of public health.

    Outdoor activities are a great way to address the five core competencies of social and emotional learning while increasing self-esteem, improving mood and reducing anxiety. This session highlights the benefits of spending time outdoors and offers a series of physically distanced activities that build Self-Management, Self-Awareness, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills and Responsible Decision Making.


    What you'll learn

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

    • Understand the benefits of outdoor time
    • Learn strategies and activities to support SEL in the outdoors
    • Know how to do an inventory of outdoor spaces for learning
    • Consider partnering or hosting an outing club for your community

    Subject Matter Expert

    • Alicia Heyburn
      Alicia Heyburn, MS

    Alicia Heyburn is Executive Director of Teens to Trails, a non-profit working throughout Maine to connect high school students with life changing outdoor experiences. She is a Registered Maine Guide, Wilderness First Responder, and co-leader of The Ladies Adventure Club, an outing club for Maine women.  Here is an article of the work Teens to Trails is doing in Brunswick, ME.

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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: Online Webinar
    • Date/Time: September 10, 2020
      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 hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 0. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: 09102020.
      If you are not seeking CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
    • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills, Communication Skills, Cultural Competency Skills
    • Learning Level: Awareness
    • Companion Trainings: None
    • Supplemental materials:Session PowerPoint
    • Pre-requisites None

    About this Webinar

    The National Library of Medicine (NLM), an institute of the NIH since 1962, has been providing free, quality, evidence-based resources to libraries, community-based organizations and more, but many public health organizations are not familiar with what NLM has to offer them. This session will provide attendees with an overview of the health information resources available from the National Library of Medicine, best practices for integrating these resources into public health work, and the services, grant funding, and support for public health provided by the Network of the National Library of Medicine New England Region.


    What you'll learn

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

    • Identify health information resources and services available from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) that are available for free to organizations and individuals.
    • Employ health information resources from the NLM applicable for public health practice.
    • Select relevant databases and resources from NLM and NNLM for different aspects of public health practice.

    Subject Matter Expert

    • Sarah Levin-Lederer
      Sarah Levin-Lederer

    Since 2018, Sarah Levin-Lederer has worked as an Outreach and Education Coordinator with the Network of the National Library of Medicine-New England Region specializing in connecting public health, emergency preparedness and community-based organizations with National Library of Medicine and Network of the National Library of Medicine health literacy and information services and resources with trainings, grant support, and webinars. After earning her Master of Public Health from Temple University (Philadelphia, PA) in 2012, Sarah worked for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health engaging community partners through health education and programming with an emphasis on the Free Library of Philadelphia, and immigrant and homeless serving organizations.

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

    Category: Webinars

    Health Literacy Response to COVID-19

    How do we make sure everyone understands public health information during the time of a crisis?

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    Course Information

    • Audience: Community Health Workers and public health professionals working with medically underserved communities
    • Format: Online Webinar
    • Date/Time: July 22, 2020
      2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
    • Price: Free
    • Length: 1 hour
    • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_07222020. 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, Cultural Competency Skills, Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
    • Learning Level: Awareness
    • Companion Trainings: None
    • Supplemental materials:Session PowerPoint
    • Pre-requisites Basic understanding of COVID 19

    About this Webinar

    Accurate information is critical to control the spread of COVID 19. However, obtaining and understanding accurate information can be a challenge for populations of various health literacy levels which in turn can increase risk of illness. This webinar will discuss the challenges experienced by populations of various health literacy levels in obtaining important information about COVID 19 and strategies and resources on how to address the barriers and promote health equity.

    What you'll learn

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

    • Describe how limited health literacy adversely affects access to accurate and reliable health information during the COVID-19 pandemic
    • Apply health literacy and plain language principles to improve communication regarding COVID-19 and what to do about it
    • Identify resources and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic available for use to meet the health literacy, language and culture needs of diverse communities

    Subject Matter Expert

    • Gib Parrish
      Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi

    Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi is principal of Kurtz-Rossi & Associates, a women-owned business located in Boston, Massachusetts. Her work has two major sources of inspiration. One is the adult learners she works with to integrate health and literacy education in Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) settings and the other is all the teachers, librarians, and health professionals who are dedicated to improving access to health information and health services for multi-lingual and multi-cultural communities. As a health literacy consultant, Sabrina’s areas of expertise include:

    • Health literacy professional development teaching and training
    • Plain language writing and editing
    • Easy-to-read materials and website development
    • ABE and ESOL health literacy curriculum development
    • Evaluation to assess effectiveness and for program improvement
    Ms. Kurtz-Rossi is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Health Literacy Leadership Institute at Tufts University School of Medicine. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University and University of New England where she teaches online health literacy and plain language graduate level courses.

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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

    Control and Prevention Strategies in Epidemics

    How do we get to the end of the outbreak? Learn how to monitor and follow outbreaks once control measures are in place.

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    Course Information

    • Audience: Community health worker, public health professional, nurses, people working with populations requiring chronic care
    • Format: Online Webinar
    • Date/Time: June 22, 2020
      2:00 - 3:00 PM EST
    • Price: Free
    • Length: 1 hour
    • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_06222020.
      If you are not seeking CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
    • Competencies: Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
    • Learning Level: Awareness
    • Companion Trainings: None
    • Supplemental materials:Session PowerPoint
    • Pre-requisites None

    About this Webinar

    For all outbreaks, the notion is to “break the chain” and to break it in as many places as possible. These processes have to balance civic liberty, community motivation and ownership, as well as economic stability. We will look at both nonpharmaceutical interventions for pandemic control, including physical distancing and contact tracing, and the promise of vaccination and case management tools, such as drugs, that influence the course and outcome. We will discuss monitoring and following outbreaks to assess the adequacy of control measures and the trade-offs, and use stories from Ebola, COVID-19 and other outbreaks to illustrate these concepts.


    What you'll learn

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

    • Describe purpose of outbreak response.
    • Describe factors that influence the decision to implement control measures.
    • Describe common response and control measures used during outbreaks and emergencies.
    • Define appropriate interventions for different modes of transmission.
    • Discuss the importance of monitoring the effectiveness of outbreak response.
    • Name 2 indicators to monitor the effectiveness of outbreak response.

    Subject Matter Expert

    • Sharon McDonnell
      Sharon McDonnell, BSN, MD, MPH

    Sharon received her BSN at the University of Florida and MD from the University of California, San Diego. After training in Family Medicine, she went to Pakistan/Afghanistan to work with NGOs and then WHO. She joined the US CDC as an EIS Officer and is board certified in Preventive Medicine and Public Health. She has worked in the state health departments in Florida and Vermont. After CDC She was on Faculty at Dartmouth Medical School and has continued to do work in International Disease Surveillance and Response and Epidemiology Training. She worked in Liberia for 2 years for the Ebola response with IRC and CSTE/CDC. Currently she teaches epidemiology with the University of New Hampshire and consults with the Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency Program at the Maine Medical Center. She helps co-found the Yarmouth Community Coronavirus Task Force in Yarmouth Maine.

    • Katherine Nenninger
      Katherine Nenninger, MD

    Katherine went to medical school at the University of Virginia and completed an internal medicine residency at Maine Medical Center. She is currently in the Leadership in Preventive Medicine Fellowship training program through Maine Medical Center, which is a training program that includes public health coursework through the University of New England, clinical healthcare, and projects related to population medicine.

    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.

    * 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

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    Looking at Data in an Outbreak

    Are you curious about how a hypothesis is developed to implement outbreak control measures? Learn more about descriptive epidemiology and outbreak investigation.

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    • Audience: Community health worker, public health professional, nurses, people working with populations requiring chronic care
    • Format: Online Webinar
    • Date/Time: June 15, 2020
      2:00 - 3:00 PM EST
    • Price: Free
    • Length: 1 hour
    • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_06152020.
      If you are not seeking CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
    • Competencies: Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
    • Learning Level: Awareness
    • Companion Trainings: None
    • Supplemental materials:Session PowerPoint
    • Pre-requisites None

    About this Webinar

    This session emphasizes descriptive epidemiology using data collected during outbreak investigation. We will be answering what information do we collect during outbreak investigation to build towards developing a hypothesis that we can use to implement control measures or conduct research?


    What you'll learn

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

    • Use the categories of Who, Where, What, When to characterize an outbreak.
    • Manage outbreak information coming such as making a line list.
    • Name the ways that data is organized to address these categories.
    • Describe how to include qualitative data into field investigations. 
    • Describe how an epi curve is made and what it can tell us about an outbreak.

    Subject Matter Expert

    • Gib Parrish
      Gib Parris, MD

    Gib trained in laboratory medicine, pathology, and epidemiology and spent 20 years at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At the CDC, he worked on environmental health problems, improving mortality data, assisting state health departments with public health assessment activities, and improving national and state health information systems. After retiring from CDC, he has worked as a consultant on various population-health information-related projects, most recently on the Reportable Condition Knowledge Management system, which is identifying and evaluating potential cases of reportable conditions using data from electronic health records.

    • Richard Shen
      Richard Shen, MD

    Richard received his medical degree from the University of Virginia. He has completed internal medicine residency training at Maine Medical Center, and he is currently an infectious diseases fellow at Maine Medical Center.

    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

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    Investigating an Outbreak

    Have you ever wanted to be a detective? Unleash your inner Nancy Drew and learn how to investigate an outbreak, step by step!

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    Course Information

    • Audience: Community health worker, public health professional, nurses, people working with populations requiring chronic care
    • Format: Online Webinar
    • Date/Time: June 8, 2020
      2:00 - 3:00 PM EST
    • Price: Free
    • Length: 1 hour
    • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_06082020.
      If you are not seeking CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
    • Competencies: Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
    • Learning Level: Awareness
    • Companion Trainings: None
    • Supplemental materials:Session PowerPoint
    • Pre-requisites None

    About this Webinar

    In this webinar, we will describe the process of outbreak investigation in confirmed events and continue the steps of field outbreak investigation. We will use COVID-19 and smaller outbreaks to illustrate these steps.


    What you'll learn

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

    • Describe the steps of outbreak investigation.
    • Given a scenario, place the steps in order.
    • Using COVID-19 as an example, practice developing outbreak and surveillance case definitions.
    • Describe how to conduct active case finding to find cases systematically.

    Subject Matter Expert

    • Sharon McDonnell
      Sharon McDonnell, BSN, MD, MPH

    Sharon received her BSN at the University of Florida and MD from the University of California, San Diego. After training in Family Medicine, she went to Pakistan/Afghanistan to work with NGOs and then WHO. She joined the US CDC as an EIS Officer and is board certified in Preventive Medicine and Public Health. She has worked in the state health departments in Florida and Vermont. After CDC She was on Faculty at Dartmouth Medical School and has continued to do work in International Disease Surveillance and Response and Epidemiology Training. She worked in Liberia for 2 years for the Ebola response with IRC and CSTE/CDC. Currently she teaches epidemiology with the University of New Hampshire and consults with the Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency Program at the Maine Medical Center. She helps co-found the Yarmouth Community Coronavirus Task Force in Yarmouth Maine.

    • Nicoleta Toma
      Nicoleta Toma, MD

    Nicoleta Toma is board certified in Internal Medicine and worked as a hospitalist and primary care physician. In 2018 she enrolled in the Preventive Medicine fellowship at Maine Medical Center and as part of that program she completed her coursework for a master’s in public health degree at the University of New England. Through her MPH and Preventive Medicine Fellowship she has had the opportunity to increase her knowledge of descriptive and field epidemiology with projects in Population screening and COVID-19 response among vulnerable populations.

    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

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    Detecting Outbreaks and Beginning Outbreak Investigation

    What are the most common ways outbreaks are detected? Explore real world examples - Ebola and COVID-19 - for detecting disease outbreaks.

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    Course Information

    • Audience: Community health worker, public health professional, nurses, people working with populations requiring chronic care
    • Format: Online Webinar
    • Date/Time: June 1, 2020
      2:00 - 3:00 PM EST
    • Price: Free
    • Length: 1 hour
    • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_06082020. If you are not seeking CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
    • Competencies: Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
    • Learning Level: Awareness
    • Companion Trainings: None
    • Supplemental materials:Session PowerPoint
    • Pre-requisites None

    About this Webinar

    What are the most common ways outbreaks are detected and what are the hopes for improvements? We will look at different data sources and systems (including human relationships) that are used to detect outbreaks. The emphasis on emerging infectious diseases and pandemic preparedness has led to changes in international health regulations at the highest levels, as well as requirements for disease detection at community levels. We will describe the ideal systems and some of the challenges; initial steps in outbreak investigation and use examples from Ebola in West and Central Africa and COVID in 2020.


    What you'll learn

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

    • Define an outbreak.
    • Name 3 key sources of information from the community to assist outbreak detection.
    • Describe Community Event Based surveillance (CEBS) and how it fits into more formal disease surveillance and the International Health Regulations.
    • Given a scenario, decide if further investigation is warranted and when to investigate outbreaks.
    • Describe the investigative team.
    • Name the elements of a case definition.

    Subject Matter Experts

    • Sharon McDonnell
      Sharon McDonnell, BSN, MD, MPH

    Sharon received her BSN at the University of Florida and MD from the University of California, San Diego. After training in Family Medicine, she went to Pakistan/Afghanistan to work with NGOs and then WHO. She joined the US CDC as an EIS Officer and is board certified in Preventive Medicine and Public Health. She has worked in the state health departments in Florida and Vermont. After CDC She was on Faculty at Dartmouth Medical School and has continued to do work in International Disease Surveillance and Response and Epidemiology Training. She worked in Liberia for 2 years for the Ebola response with IRC and CSTE/CDC. Currently she teaches epidemiology with the University of New Hampshire and consults with the Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency Program at the Maine Medical Center. She helps co-found the Yarmouth Community Coronavirus Task Force in Yarmouth Maine.

    • Nicoleta Toma
      Nicoleta Toma, MD

    Nicoleta Toma is board certified in Internal Medicine and worked as a hospitalist and primary care physician. In 2018 she enrolled in the Preventive Medicine fellowship at Maine Medical Center and as part of that program she completed her coursework for a master’s in public health degree at the University of New England. Through her MPH and Preventive Medicine Fellowship she has had the opportunity to increase her knowledge of descriptive and field epidemiology with projects in Population screening and COVID-19 response among vulnerable populations.

    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

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    Using Available Data to Monitor Health and Detect Outbreaks

    Who loves data? Everyone! Learn how to use data to monitor health status and detect problems, including disease outbreaks.

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    Course Information

    • Audience: Community health worker, public health professional, nurses, people working with populations requiring chronic care
    • Format: Online Webinar
    • Date/Time: May 28, 2020
      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 hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_05252020.
      If you are not seeking CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
    • Competencies: Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
    • Learning Level: Awareness
    • Companion Trainings: None
    • Supplemental materials:Session PowerPoint
    • Pre-requisites None

    About this Webinar

    Following the previous presentation on surveillance we will dive into real systems and show how to access data to answer questions. Participants will practice accessing data to monitor health and detect health problems in the population. Participants, using computers, will use CDC WONDER and sentinel surveillance to assess health trends. We will discuss the newest data source-- medical records for public health.


    What you'll learn

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

    • Access existing morbidity and mortality datasets, including CDC WONDER and notifiable disease information.
    • Review sources of data, such as sentinel surveillance.
    • Describe how health records are being used for public health.

    Subject Matter Expert

    • Gib Parrish
      Gib Parris, MD

    Gib trained in laboratory medicine, pathology, and epidemiology and spent 20 years at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At the CDC, he worked on environmental health problems, improving mortality data, assisting state health departments with public health assessment activities, and improving national and state health information systems. After retiring from CDC, he has worked as a consultant on various population-health information-related projects, most recently on the Reportable Condition Knowledge Management system, which is identifying and evaluating potential cases of reportable conditions using data from electronic health records.

    • Sharon McDonnell
      Sharon McDonnell, BSN, MD, MPH

    Sharon received her BSN at the University of Florida and MD from the University of California, San Diego. After training in Family Medicine, she went to Pakistan/Afghanistan to work with NGOs and then WHO. She joined the US CDC as an EIS Officer and is board certified in Preventive Medicine and Public Health. She has worked in the state health departments in Florida and Vermont. After CDC She was on Faculty at Dartmouth Medical School and has continued to do work in International Disease Surveillance and Response and Epidemiology Training. She worked in Liberia for 2 years for the Ebola response with IRC and CSTE/CDC. Currently she teaches epidemiology with the University of New Hampshire and consults with the Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency Program at the Maine Medical Center. She helps co-found the Yarmouth Community Coronavirus Task Force in Yarmouth Maine.

    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

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    Infectious Disease Surveillance

    Wondering how we track infectious diseases? COVID-19 has brought infectious disease surveillance to the forefront – learn about the surveillance systems being used in real-time to track the novel coronavirus.

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    Course Information

    • Audience: Community health worker, public health professional, nurses, people working with populations requiring chronic care
    • Format: Online Webinar
    • Date/Time: May 21, 2020
      09:00 - 10:00 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 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_05212020 If you are not seeking CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
    • Competencies: Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
    • Learning Level: Awareness
    • Companion Trainings: None
    • Supplemental materials:Session PowerPoint
    • Pre-requisites:None

    About this Webinar

    This webinar introduces public health surveillance concepts and principles, including various surveillance systems and how they are used in tracking diseases and other public health threats.


    What you'll learn

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

    • Define public health surveillance.
    • Describe various methods for conducting infectious disease surveillance.

    Subject Matter Expert

    • Jennifer Gunderman
      Jennifer Gunderman, MPH

    Jennifer Gunderman, MPH, serves as the Director of the Maine Area Health Education Centers (AHEC), and is a member of the MPHA board of directors. She has a Master of Public Health in Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology from Emory University and is a DrPH candidate at the University of South Florida.

    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

    Public Health Systems: A Primer

    Confused about what makes up the public system? Get your questions answered today!

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    Course Information

    • Audience: Community health worker, public health professional, nurses, people working with populations requiring chronic care
    • Format: Online Webinar
    • Date/Time: May 12, 2020
      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 hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_05122020. If you are not seeking CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
    • Competencies: Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
    • Learning Level: Awareness
    • Companion Trainings: None
    • Supplemental materials: Session PowerPoint
    • Pre-requisites:None

    About this Webinar

    This webinar will cover the components of the public health system, including roles of government and non-governmental agencies, and differences in authorities and accountability across public health system entities. An overview of Maine’s unique public health system will be presented, and information about ways attendees can be involved will be provided.


    What you'll learn

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

    • Identify the components of the public health system.
    • Discuss how the components of the public health system work together.
    • Describe differences in authority and accountability between governmental and non-governmental entities in the public health system.

    Subject Matter Expert

    • Alfred May
      Alfred May, MPH

    Alfred May, MPH, serves as the Maine CDC’s Downeast Public Health District Liaison. He has a Master of Public Health from the Yale School of Public Health.

    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

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    Who Does What in Public Health?

    Always wondered who does what in Public Health? Learn the inside scoop!

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    Course Information

    • Audience: Community health worker, public health professional, nurses, people working with populations requiring chronic care
    • Format: Online Webinar
    • Date/Time: May 7, 2020
      10:00 - 11:00 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 hour. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hour is 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_05072020 . If you are not seeking CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
    • Competencies: Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
    • Learning Level: Awareness
    • Companion Trainings: None
    • Supplemental materials:Session PowerPoint
    • Pre-requisites:None

    About this Webinar

    This webinar will cover the various entities in the US and Maine who have public health roles, including responsibilities related to social determinants of health. The ten essential public health services will be used as a framework to further explore various organizations’ responsibilities.


    What you'll learn

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

    • Identify Maine governmental and non-governmental entities who have public health responsibilities.
    • Identify who has major roles in each of the ten essential public health services.

    Subject Matter Expert

    • NancyBirkhimer
      Nancy Birkhimer, MPH

    Nancy Birkhimer, MPH, has worked for Maine CDC for 20 years and is currently the manager for Accreditation and Performance Improvement at Maine CDC. She has a Master of Public Health from Boston University in international health and epidemiology. She serves as the Maine CDC Liaison for the Maine Public Health Association’s Board of Directors.

    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

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