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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 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.

Category: Webinars

Health Equity Dialogue: Maine Oral Health Equity

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

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Course Information

  • Audience: Dental Health Professionals, Dental Health students, Dental Health Policy Makers
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Friday 2nd April 2021, 12 PM – 1PM ET
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_HEDMOHE
     If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
    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.

Category: Webinars

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 .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: 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 1. 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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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.

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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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

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

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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Course Information

  • 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

Category: Webinars

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

Category: Webinars

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

Category: Webinars

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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Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals, program managers, people working in providers and community services, behavioral health, mental health
  • Format: Online Facebook Live interview series
  • Date/Time: FBLive Interview 1 - Tues, Feb 19, 2019, 12:00 ET
    FBLive Interview 2 - Tues, Mar 5, 2019, 12:00 ET
    FBLive Interview 3 - Tues, Mar 19, 2019, 12:00 ET
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 3 part series - 30-45 minutes each
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Certificate of completion
  • Competencies: Cultural Competency Skills, Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills, Communication Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials: None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Facebook Live Series

Join us for 3 Facebook live discussions about the state of men's wellbeing today. How can a greater understanding of what men face help us shape a more compassionate care delivery system and help men feel less isolated? What do we need to know about men to help them live better, healthier lives?

What you'll learn:

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

Facebook Live Event 1 - Men’s Health & Wellness Today

  • Describe how men live in an environment of risk
  • Learn how isolation and loneliness can lead to an increase in self-harm and violence
  • Discuss the large increase in male suicide since 1999 reported by the CDC

Facebook Live Event 2 - Mapping the Future

  • Describe the primary cultural differences that affect how men approach health and wellness
  • Discuss how important it is to move beyond the distraction of the gender debate, shaping care delivery that is compassionate and reflective of how men approach care.
  • Learn from examples of how these forces can lead to better health and better access to health care

Facebook Live Event 3 - How Can We Better Support Men to Seek Care

  • Describe how communities can question the cultural view that showing vulnerability poses an unwelcome risk
  • List 3 things providers of services can do to make care more acceptable to men
  • Name 4 principles to help men as they seek care


Subject Matter Expert


  • Stephen R. Andrew LCSW, LADC, CCS, CGP

Co-author of Game Plan: A Man's Guide to Achieving Emotional Fitness, CEO of Health Education & Training Institute. He maintains a compassion-focused private practice in Portland, Maine (USA) where he also facilitates a variety of men’s, co-ed, couples, and caregiver groups. Stephen has been a member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) since 2003 as well as a MIA-STEP (Motivational Interviewing Assessment; Supervisor Tools for Enhancing Proficiency) trainer for the New England ATTC. Stephen has been MITI trained and has over 100 hours of training in Motivational Interviewing. He provides coaching and training domestically and internationally (Singapore, China, Iceland, Holland, Sweden, Poland, Turkey, & UK) for social service agencies, health care providers, substance abuse counselors, criminal justice, and other groups on Motivational Interviewing, addiction, co-occurring disorders, counseling theory, “challenging” adolescents, supervision, ethics for caring services professionals, men’s work, and the power of group work. Stephen also oversees our MITI Coding and coaching lab.

Registration and Contact Hours

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

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the webinar. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals, program managers, community organizations in Maine organizations interested in public health
  • Format: Online Recording
  • Date/Time:
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 3 part series - 30 minutes each
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Certificate of completion
  • Competencies: Policy Development/Program Planning Skills , Communication Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials: None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

The Maine Public Health Association and NEPHTC are pleased to offer the recordings of a three-part interview series designed to share information to help everyone understand The Why, The What, and The How of public health.


What you'll learn

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

  • Identify strategies for making  complex public health issues understandable
  • Describe how stories and data together can make a bigger impact than data alone
  • Identify strategies that public health practitioners can use to be more successful in educating and influencing policy makers
  • Explain the differences between lobbying and non-lobbying activities and what is permissible under the law for non-lobbyists in a non-profit organization
  • Decribe how a legislative bill becomes law and where in the process public health practitioners can influence the outcome
  • Explain the purpose and process of rule making and why it's important for public health


Subject Matter Expert


  • Dr. Dora Ann Mills
    Vice President
    Maine Health

  • Jennifer Burns Gray
    Maine Association of Nonprofits

  • Lisa Miller
    Senior Program Officer
    Bingham Program

Registration and Contact Hours

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

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the webinar. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals and project managers, non-profit organizations
  • Format: Online Webinar
  • Date/Time:

    July 16, 2018
    12:00-1:00 PM

  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 Webinar Session, 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Certificate of completion
  • Competencies: Communication Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings Numbers in Health: Make the Meaning Clear
  • Supplemental materials: PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

The Webinar will focus on developing participants' skills to communicate complex health information in ways people can understand. Clear and simple health messages & materials help all audiences and members of your community (especially those with limited literacy skills) read, understand, and act on health information. Participants will take an audience-centered approach to assessment and creating materials and messages that are readable, actionable and culturally relevant. We will pay close attention to what plain language writing and design look like and how to apply plain language writing and design principles in practice. Although not required, participants may work on a health communication project of their own during the applied activities.

What you'll learn

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

  • Recognize health literacy, language and culture as potential barriers to communicating public health messages.
  • Use health literacy tools and techniques to assess the readability and actionability of materials & messages.
  • Apply plain language principles to public health materials & messages to enhance ease of use for all readers.

Subject Matter Expert


  • Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi, M.Ed.
    Assistant Professor, Director

    Tufts Health Literacy Leadership Institute

Registration and Contact Hours

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

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the webinar. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

Category: Webinars

Living on Grants: Practical Budgeting Guidelines

How can your public health organization be better prepared for budget time? Learn the basics of grant budget development and how to manage a grant-based budget from proposal to post award.


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Course Information

  • Audience: Heads of local or regional health departments agencies
  • Format: Webinar
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1.5 hours
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Certificate of Completion.
  • Competencies: Financial Planning and Management
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Supplemental materials: None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

No Matter what level of budget management or review is your responsibility, this webinar can help you identify the requirements and limitations for grant budget development and the fiscal requirements after your proposal is awarded.

What you'll learn

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

  • List the three stages of a grant lifecycle that require budget consideration
  • Identify proposal requirements and limitations that impact budget development and fiscal grant management
  • Define allowable expenses and how they are determined and documented

Subject Matter Experts


  • Lu'Ann Thibeau

    Manager of Finance and Administration
    University of New England

Registration and Contact Hours

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

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the webinar. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.

Category: Webinars

COVID-19 Peer Learning and Support for Community Health Workers

How can Community Health Workers learn from and support each other to improve resilience, address burnout, and build ways to better support CHWs and their communities in the future?

*This course is available only to Community Health Workers from Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Enrollment Limit 45

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Course Information

  • Audience: This course is available to Community Health Workers from Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont
  • Format: Four online peer learning series workshops
  • Date/Time: Part 1: Monday April 27, 12pm-1:30pm ET
    Part 2: Thursday May 14, 12pm-1.30pm ET
    Part 3: Tuesday May 26, 12pm-1:30pm ET
    Part 4: Tuesday June 16, 12pm-1.30 pm ET
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 4 part series, Each of the 4 workshops will last from 12:00pm-1:30pm ET
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: If you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion for each workshop. The Certificate will include the length of the course. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour and the contact hour(s) for this course may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. You may want to check with your credentialing body if you’re unsure if this course meets its continuing education requirements.
  • Competencies: Workshop 1 and 2:  Public Health Sciences Skills
    Workshop 3: Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
    Workshop 4: Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
  • Learning Level: Performance
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials: Presentation materials will be available after each session. Thematic analysis of three sessions will be provided to participants.
  • Pre-requisites: Current position as CHW, or if furloughed from CHW work, recently furloughed

About this online peer learning series

Community Health Workers are a group of professionals who, under normal times, are generally overstretched and working with challenging populations. As the US confronts the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, these individuals deserve extra support of all kinds: emotional, informational and structural. We can learn from Community Health Worker (our peers’) insights during this time. This learning experience is intended to be a conversation. The HRSA-funded New England Public Health Training Center, with its network of almost 9000 public health professionals, is working with partners from Southern New Hampshire AHEC, Mane Mobile Health and the National Association of Community Health Workers to facilitate supportive conversations and learning among Community Health Workers on the frontlines of COVID-19.

Part 1: Resiliency and Thriving in the age of COVID19 – Peer Learning and Support

How do we uncover the secret power of stress and the key to grow from resilience to thriving for ourselves and the communities we serve?

About part 1 of the series: The Resiliency to Thrive Peer Learning session can help define how each participant perceives life challenges and examine how the power of perception can enhance your resiliency factor or erode it. Resiliency can grow when one is in tune with mind and body. Raising body consciousness is a KEY for sustainable wellbeing. Now more than ever self-care has been defined as critical to our mental and physical health under the new “normal” of COVID19.

What you'll learn

Through the peer learning process, our guided interaction and listening will allow you to:

  • Apply the tools of Resilience and Thriving through self-examination of events in personal and professional lives.
  • Evaluate the broader aspects of stress and how they can reframe stressors to strengthen their ability to flourish under challenging circumstances.   
  • Integrate the role of stress and thriving across the National Wellness Institute’s six dimensions of Wellness.
  • Recognize early warning signs and utilizing the core tools of the positive stress cycle

Part 2: Addressing Burnout: Peer Learning & Support for CHWs

Have you found yourself exhausted, frustrated, or discouraged by your job as a community health worker? This could be the right session for you.

About part 2 of the series: Today, burnout is an all too common experience among health care professionals, and Community Health Workers are no exception. On the front lines of providing critical services to vulnerable communities in the era of coronavirus, while often dealing with the same insecurities that their patients experience, CHWs are particularly vulnerable to stress and burnout. This session will be an opportunity to learn from other CHWs and a mental health professional on how burnout impacts our day to day work and to identify concrete strategies for self-care and peer support.

What you'll learn

Through the peer learning process, our guided interaction and listening will allow you to:

  • Assess yourself for the three main components of burnout
  • Choose one new strategy for self-care that you plan to apply to your daily routine
  • Examine the potential for burnout in your work environment using 6 key-factors
  • Investigate one new opportunity for peer support in your work environment

Part 3: Community Health Workers: Insights on Building a Movement for Health Equity and Social Justice during COVID-19

Will COVID provide the moment of equitable transformation in our systems? Will CHW drive the change?

About part 3 of the series: CHWs have many titles and roles. What is happening with CHWs in other parts of the country during COVID? Are emergency response structures changing because of new challenges and opportunities during the pandemic? This workshop will explore CHW experiences in Northern New England and some national data. The group will discuss systems changes involving CHWs needed to improve health.

What you'll learn

Through the peer learning process, our guided interaction and listening will allow you to:

  • Examine themes from a national survey on CHWs and their information, resource and self-care needs in the early weeks of COVID-19
  • Explore strategies used with public and private institutions to advocate for the role of CHWs in emergency response efforts
  • Discuss how to advance an equity and social justice agenda among state and national emergency response initiatives

Part 4: Using the Research Lens: Thematic Analysis of the CHW Peer Learning Sessions

What have Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont Community Health Workers expressed about resiliency for themselves and their communities, preventing burnout, and needed change over the three workshops?

About part 4 of the series: Part 4 of the series will describe the research process used to identify key themes about resiliency, burnout, and CHW needs discussed in the previous three sessions. The evaluator will share the identified themes with participants and engage the CHWs in a discussion to validate and refine the themes.

What you'll learn

Through the peer learning process, our guided interaction and listening will allow you to:

  • Describe the research methods used to collect and analyze data and validate findings from the three session
  • Describe strategies that CHWs identified to build resiliency among their clients, as well as to build resiliency and prevent burnout within the CHW workforce and needed change

Subject Matter Expert


  • Paula Smith, Co Host

    Southern New Hampshire Health Education Center


  • Maria Reyes, SME

    Seacoast Public Health Network


  • Ben Hummel, Co Host

    Maine Mobile Health Program


  • Laura Valencia, SME

    Maine Mobile Health Program


  • Denise Octavia Smith

    National Association of CHW


  • Hope Worden Kenefick, MSW, PhD

    Consultant and Evaluator

Registration

Select the Enroll Me button below to register for this workshop series. If you have any trouble accessing the workshop, 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.

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