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Category: Workshop

Annual Shine Lecture: Sheri Fink - Patient Rights in Emergencies: The Right to Treatment and the Right to Refuse Treatment.

Who should be part of the decision-making process for medical care allocation in an emergency? What is the appropriate role for the patients themselves? Who gets to make the final decision?

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  • Audience: Public Health Professionals
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, April 13th, 2022 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 0. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_ASLPRE.
    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: Analytic/Assessment Tools
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

Boston University School of Public Health’s Center for Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights presents the annual Cathy Shine lecture. The lectureship honors the memory of Cathy Shine and her dedication to the rights of all those in need of care. This year’s event will feature author and filmmaker Sherri Fink. Her best-selling book Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital focused on the tough choices made in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. She is also the co-creator and executive producer of the Emmy-nominated documentary series Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak.


What you'll learn

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

  • Describe common challenges to medical ethics and health equity
  • Discuss ethical framework for how to prioritize allocation of medical care in a crisis
  • Discuss the elements of a just decision-making process
  • Assess lessons learned from experience in 3 real-life cases (Hurricane Katrina, Superstorm Sandy, COVID-19)

Moderator

  • George Annas

    George Annas
    @GEORGEJANNAS

     William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor of Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights, Boston University School of Public Health


  • George J. Annas is William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor at Boston University and Director of the Center for Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights at Boston University School of Public Health, and a member of the Department of Health Law, Policy and Management at the School of Public Health. He is also a Professor at the School of Law and School of Medicine. He is author or editor of 20 books on health law and bioethics, including The Rights of Patients (3d ed 2004), Public Health Law (2d ed 2014), American Bioethics (2005), Worst Case Bioethics (2010), and Genomic Messages (2015). He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is the co-founder of Global Lawyers & Physicians, a NGO dedicated to promoting health and human rights.

    Subject Matter Expert

    • Sheri Fink

      Sheri Fink
      @SHERIFINK

      Author, Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital

    • Sheri Fink is the author of the New York Times bestselling book Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital about choices made in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. She is a co-creator and an executive producer of the Emmy-nominated Netflix documentary television series Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak (2020), filmed the year prior to the Covid-19 pandemic. Fink contributed to the New York Times’ Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the pandemic. Her and her colleagues’ stories on Ebola in West Africa were recognized with the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for international reporting, the George Polk Award for health reporting, and the Overseas Press Club Hal Boyle Award. Her story “The Deadly Choices at Memorial,” co-published by ProPublica and the New York Times Magazine, received a 2010 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting and a National Magazine Award for reporting. Fink is an adjunct associate professor at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. A former relief worker in disaster and conflict zones, she received her M.D. and Ph.D. from Stanford University. Her first book, War Hospital: A True Story of Surgery and Survival (PublicAffairs), is about medical professionals under siege during the genocide in Srebrenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Five Days at Memorial was the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for nonfiction, the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for nonfiction, the Ridenhour Book Prize, the J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Book Award, the American Medical Writers Association Medical Book Award, and the NASW Science in Society Journalism Book Award.


    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

Challenging Public Health: Michelle Holder

How did COVID highlight and exacerbate economic and employment conditions disproportionately among women and persons of color? What can we learn to change those conditions as we move forward?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Tuesday, April 5th, 2022 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 0. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: TBD.
    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, Cultural Competency Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

Our Challenging Public Health series invites speakers from outside of public health to reflect on the public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This conversation features Michelle Holder, President and CEO of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. Holder’s research focuses primarily on how the US job market discriminates against people of color, particularly Black women, who not only face a gender wage gap but a racial wage gap. She has written extensively on this subject, including The ‘Double Gap’ and the Bottom Line: African American Women’s Wage Gap and Corporate Profits, and more recently The Early Impact of Covid-19 on Job losses among Black Women in the United States.


What you'll learn

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

  • Describe how the public health system underperformed during COVID from policy and political perspectives
  • Discuss evidence for disparate effects of COVID on job loss and negative economic effects across gender, race, and class lines
  • Discuss lessons learned to improve public health response to combat more effectively the disparate outcomes of COVID along racial and ethnic lines

Moderator

  • Sandro Galea

    Sandro Galea
    @SANDROGALEA

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

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

    Subject Matter Expert

    • Rebecca Traister

      Michelle Holder
      @MLHOLDER999

      President of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth; Associate Professor of Economics, John Jay College, City University of New York
    • Michelle Holder is President and CEO of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth as well as Associate Professor of Economics at John Jay College, City University of New York. Prior to joining the John Jay College faculty, she worked as an applied economist for a decade in both the nonprofit and government sectors. Her research focuses on the Black community and women of color in the American labor market, and her economic policy reports have been covered by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Amsterdam News, El Diario, and Dollars & Sense magazine. Michelle has also appeared on, or been quoted in, media outlets such as CNN, the Washington Post, NPR, The New Yorker, Black News Channel (BNC), PBS, MSNBC, Al Jazeera-English, Marketplace, and Vox.com. Her second book, Afro-Latinos in the U.S. Economy, co-authored with Alan Aja, was released May 2021 by Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield. Michelle received M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from The New School for Social Research, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Fordham University.


    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

Challenging Public Health: Saru Jayaraman

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

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Course Information

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

About this Recording

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


What you'll learn

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

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

Moderator

  • Sandro Galea

    Sandro Galea
    @SANDROGALEA

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

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

    Subject Matter Expert

    • Saru Jayaraman

      Saru Jayaraman
      @SARUJAYARAMAN

      President, One Fair Wage

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


    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

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

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

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Course Information

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

About this Webinar

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


What you'll learn

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

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


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


Subject Matter Expert

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

Registration

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

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

Category: Webinars

Course Information

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

About this Webinar

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


What you'll learn

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

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


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


Subject Matter Expert

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

Registration

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

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

Category: Webinars

Course Information

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

About this Recording

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


What you'll learn

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

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

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.

Registration

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

Category: Webinars

Challenging Public Health: Rebecca Traister

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

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Course Information

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

About this Recording

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


What you'll learn

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

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

Moderator

  • Sandro Galea

    Sandro Galea
    @SANDROGALEA

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

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

    Subject Matter Expert

    • Rebecca Traister

      Rebecca Traister
      @RTRAISTER

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


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Category: Webinars

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

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

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Course Information

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

About this Webinar

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

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


What you'll learn

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

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

Subject Matter Experts

Chief Clarissa Sabattis, Houlton Band of Maliseets

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


Andrew Pritchard, MPH Lead Program Evaluator, PHRI Consulting

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

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


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    Category: Webinars

    Health and Social Equity in Indigenous Communities in Maine

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

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    Course Information

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

    About this Webinar

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


    What you'll learn

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

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

    Subject Matter Experts

    • Maulian Dana

      Maulian Dana

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

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    Category: Webinars

    Introduction to Resource Management in Health Organizations and Nonprofits

    As a public health leader, are you adept in resource management and fiscal principles, concepts and tools or are you looking to further your knowledge and skills in this area?

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    Course Information

    • Audience: Public health workforce
    • Format: Webinar
    • Date/Time: Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm ET
    • Price: Free
    • Length: 1.5 hours
    • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_02022022.
      If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
    • Competencies: Financial planning and management skills
    • Learning Level: Awareness
    • Companion Trainings: None
    • Supplemental materials:None
    • Pre-requisites: None

    About this Webinar

    This webinar will examine the various aspects of resource management in health care, health organizations and nonprofits. Resource management is the evidence-based process by which health care organizations effectively distribute human, capital, supply and data resources in a manner that assures operational and financial stability for the organization and quality care for individuals. 

    Traditionally in health and social service organizations, resource management and fiscal and budgeting responsibilities have been the purview of the chief financial officer, accountants, and budget analysts. However, today, front-line managers are being called upon to integrate fiscal planning and resource management into their clinical and operational responsibilities. 

    This program is intended for public health leaders who have limited knowledge, skills and experience with resource and financial management and or those wish to review and/or refresh their knowledge of fiscal principles.


    What you'll learn

    After completing this course, participants will be able to:

    • Describe the major resources in health care requiring a management approach
    • Identify strategies and tools to monitor resource utilization
    • Explain possible performance deviations through a variance analysis process
    • Identify strategies for performance improvement in the resource management process


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


    Subject Matter Expert

    • Rebecca Arsenault
      Rebecca Arsenault, DHA, RN, FACHE
    • Rebecca serves as adjunct faculty and an adjunct academic partner in Southern New Hampshire University’s graduate healthcare administration program and adjunct faculty in University of New England’s graduate public health program. Dr. Arsenault has over thirty-five years of healthcare administrative experience in hospital chief executive officer, chief operating officer, and chief nursing officer roles.

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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 Next Normal: Children's Health

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

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    Course Information

    • Audience: Public Health Professionals
    • Format: Recorded Webinar
    • Date/Time: Monday, December 13th,2021 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM EST
    • Price: Free
    • Length: 1.25 hours
    • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.25 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 0. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_NNCH
      If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
    • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills, Cultural Competency Skills, Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
    • Learning Level: Awareness
    • Companion Trainings: None
    • Supplemental materials:None
    • Pre-requisites: None

    About this Recording

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

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


    What you'll learn

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

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

    Subject Matter Experts

    • Kevin Churchwell

      Kevin Churchwell

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

    • Nancy Lopez

      Nancy López
      @UNM

      Professor, University of New Mexico

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

    • Rasheed Malik

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

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

    • Betsy McKay

      Betsy McKay
      @BETSWRITES

      MODERATOR Senior Writer, Wall Street Journal

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

    • Terrinieka Powell

      Terrinieka W. Powell
      @DRTERRIPOWELL

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

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

    • Rachel Garfield

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

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

    • Michael Lu

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

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

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    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.


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    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.

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    Category: Webinars

    Course Information

    • Audience: Public Health Professionals
    • Format: Webinar
    • Date/Time: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST
    • Price: Free
    • Length: 1 hour
    • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID:  PM1131137_01120222.
      If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
    • Competencies: 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


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    Moderator

    • Noah Nesin

      Noah Nesin, MD

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

    Subject Matter Expert


    • Norbert Goldfield

      Norbert Goldfield, MD

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

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    Category: Webinars

    The Next Normal: Hospitals and Healthcare

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

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    Course Information

    • Audience: Public Health Professionals
    • Format: Recorded Webinar
    • Date/Time: Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM EST
    • Price: Free
    • Length: 1.25 hours
    • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.25 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 0. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID:  SS1131137_NNHH
      If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
    • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills, Cultural Competency Skills, Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
    • Learning Level: Awareness
    • Companion Trainings: None
    • Supplemental materials:None
    • Pre-requisites: None

    About this Recording

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


    What you'll learn

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

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

    Subject Matter Experts

    • Ge Bai

      Ge Bai
      @GEBAIDC

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

    • Jerome Dugan

      Jerome Dugan
      @PROFDUGAN

      Assistant Professor, University of Washington

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

    • Vivian Lee

      Vivian Lee
      @VIVIANLEEMD

      President of Health Platforms, Verily Life Sciences

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

    • Peter Shin

      Peter Shin
      @PETERSHINGW

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

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

    • Reed Abelson

      Reed Abelson
      @REEDABELSON

      MODERATOR, Reporter, The New York Times

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

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    Category: Webinars

    Moving the Needle on the Social Determinants of Health

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

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    Course Information

    • Audience: Public Health Professionals
    • Format: Recorded Webinar
    • Date/Time: Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM EST
    • Price: Free
    • Length: 1 hour
    • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_MNSDH
      If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
    • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills, Cultural Competency Skills, Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
    • Learning Level: Awareness
    • Companion Trainings: None
    • Supplemental materials:None
    • Pre-requisites: None

    About this Recording

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


    What you'll learn

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

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

    Subject Matter Experts

    • Gail Christopher

      Gail Christopher
      @DRGCCHRISTOPHER

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

    • Laura Magana

      Laura Magaña
      @LAURAMAGVALL

      President and CEO Association of Schools
      and Programs of
      Public Health

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

    • Alonzo Plough

      Alonzo Plough
      @ALONZOPLOUGH

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

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

    • Rhitu Chatterjee

      Rhitu Chatterjee
      @RHITUC

      MODERATOR
      Health Correspondent,

      NPR

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

    • Eric Goosby

      Eric Goosby
      @DRERICGOOSBY

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

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

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    Category: Webinars

    The Next Normal: Mental Health

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

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    Course Information

    • Audience: Public Health Professionals
    • Format: Recorded Webinar
    • Date/Time: Tuesday, November 16th, 2021 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM EST
    • Price: Free
    • Length: 1.25 hours
    • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_NNMH
      If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
    • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills, Cultural Competency Skills, Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
    • Learning Level: Awareness
    • Companion Trainings: None
    • Supplemental materials:None
    • Pre-requisites: None

    About this Recording

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


    What you'll learn

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

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

    Subject Matter Experts

    • M. Daniele Fallin

      M. Daniele Fallin
      @FALLINDANI

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

    • Briana Mezuk

      Briana Mezuk
      @UMICHSPH

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

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

    • Courtney Thomas Tobin

      Courtney Thomas Tobin
      @DRTHOMASTOBIN

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

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

    • Katie Wang

      Katie Wang
      @YALESPH

      Assistant Professor,
      Yale School of
      Public Health

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

    • Deborah Becker

      Lynn Jolicoeur
      @LMJOLICOEUR

      MODERATOR, Producer and Reporter, WBUR

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

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    How does compassionate leadership benefit not only the organization and individual employees, but the leaders themselves?

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    • Audience: Public Health Professionals
    • Format: Recorded Webinar
    • Date/Time: Thursday, October 7th, 2021 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM EST
    • Price: Free
    • Length: 1.25 hours
    • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_DBL
      If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
    • Competencies: Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
    • Learning Level: Awareness
    • Companion Trainings: None
    • Supplemental materials:None
    • Pre-requisites: None

    About this Recording

    Donato Tramuto’s new book, The Double Bottom Line: How Compassionate Leaders Captivate Hearts and Deliver Results explores the importance of compassion as the leading force to advance the well-being of a business and its people. Tramuto defines a new model of leadership, identifies the secrets of successful leaders who win hearts and deliver results, and examines how to cultivate more compassionate people.


    What you'll learn

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

    • Define compassionate leadership
    • Identify the two most important ingredients in practicing compassionate leadership
    • Provide examples of the value of compassionate leadership in businesses and institutions in building the bottom line
    • Discuss the importance of storytelling and “storylistening” in meaningful connection within an organization and with the external world
    • Describe lessons learned from the pandemic in working in and leading an organization

    Subject Matter Experts

    • Donato Tramuto

      Donato Tramuto

      @DONATOTRAMUTO

      Founder of the
      Tramuto Foundation
      and Health
      eVillages
    • Donato J. Tramuto is the author of THE DOUBLE BOTTOM LINE: How Compassionate Leaders Captivate Hearts and Deliver Results (Fast Company Press, Jan 2022). He is a global health activist, former CEO of Tivity Health, and founder of the Tramuto Foundation and Health eVillages. He has nearly four decades of business leadership experience and is most notable for his ability to balance transactional and transformational leadership within organizations. He has launched two successful start-ups, successfully lead the turnaround of a public healthcare company, and has executed innovative programs leading to sustainable business results through his Compassionate Leadership approach. Tramuto was the recipient of the prestigious Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Award in 2014 and the 2017 Robert F. Kennedy Embracing His Legacy Award. The New York Times has recognized Tramuto as “a global health activist.” His first book, LIFE’S BULLDOZER MOMENTS: How Adversity Leads to Success in Life and Business, was published in 2016.

    • Maria Bustos

      Maria Bustos (SPH '18)

      MODERATOR, Regional Market Access Manager, Neuroscience LATAM, The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

    • Maria Camila Bustos MD MPH, a BUSPH’18 graduate with concentrations in Healthcare Management and Pharmaceuticals, was the first recipient of a Tramuto Foundation Scholarship for International Students in 2017. After graduation, Maria returned to Bogotá Colombia working initially as an independent consultant for health economics studies on efficient resource management for high-cost diseases in the country and capacity building on public health policy. Soon after, she joined the pharmaceutical industry in market access roles generating evidence-based communication and strategies to make novel treatments accessible. Always with a public health lens and a collaborative spirit in all her endeavors to create a positive impact on the social aspects of health, in her recent years as Value & Access Manager for Amgen Colombia, Maria led public-private value-based partnerships across the country to improve quality care and the patient experience in oncology, hematology and bone health with a focus on the elderly. Today Maria works for Janssen, as Regional Market Access Manager for Neuroscience in LATAM, based in Bogotá. Her current challenge is achieving access to new therapies for neurodegeneration and mental health disorders in Latin America. A region of constrained budgets and widespread social inequities, where compassionate leadership will be needed to shape a stronger commitment of health systems to these pressing issues.


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    The Next Normal: Civil Liberties and Health

    How can public health practitioners communicate effectively with communities about emerging science, to identify the trade-offs between individual civil liberties and health of the public, and engage in strategies that encourage communities to embrace the importance of working together to protect each other?

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    • Audience: Public Health Professionals
    • Format: Recorded Webinar
    • Date/Time: Thursday, October 21st 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM EST
    • Price: Free
    • Length: 1.25 hours
    • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID:  SS1131137_NNCLH
      If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
    • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills, Policy Development/Program Planning Skills, Public Health Sciences Skills
    • Learning Level: Awareness
    • Companion Trainings: None
    • Supplemental materials:None
    • Pre-requisites: None

    About this Recording

    Many conversations surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic were framed as a trade-off between individual liberties and the health of the public. Was this the right framing? 

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


    What you'll learn

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

    • List 5 specific ethical questions related to civil liberties posed by mandates (e.g., masks, vaccination) in response to the pandemic
    • Discuss challenges and opportunities COVID-19 exposed in American bioethics
    • Describe how systemic racial discrimination was highlighted and exacerbated by the COVID pandemic
    • Discuss the relationship of social injustice and health inequities and the importance of focusing on avenues to address underlying injustices in future social and legal policies

    Subject Matter Experts

    • Nancy Berlinger

      Nancy Berlinger
      @HASTINGSCENTER

      Research Scholar,
      The Hastings
      Center
    • Nancy Berlinger is a Research Scholar at The Hastings Center, an independent bioethics research institute based in Garrison, NY. Her current research focuses on ethical and societal challenges arising from population aging; the bioethics of migration, and responding to and learning from the Covid-19 pandemic. She has longstanding research interests in decision-making and care in serious illness and near the end of life; the management of problems of safety and harm in health systems, and the moral dimensions of care work. She directs The Hastings Center’s Visiting Scholar Program, including the Sadler Scholars Program for doctoral students from underrepresented communities, here. Highlights of current and recent work: Bioethics for aging societies: Since 2016, Berlinger has overseen the development of research projects and public-facing work exploring the consequences of population aging, with close attention to what it means to flourish in late life, how to support experiences such as living with dementia, and how to apply concepts and data from housing-focused research and policy analysis to conceptualizing aging in community.

    • Colleen Flood

      Colleen Flood
      @COLLEENFLOOD2

      Professor and University Research Chair,
      University of Ottawa

    • Colleen M. Flood is a Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa and University Research Chair in Health Law & Policy. In addition, she serves as the inaugural director of the university’s Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics. From 2006-2011, she was also a Scientific Director of the Institute for Health Services and Policy Research, one of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Professor Flood has pushed the boundaries of health law beyond its traditional focus to illuminate law’s role in the broad web of relationships within health systems. Her comparative research has brought new insights and knowledge to Canadian and global debates over privatization, health system design and governance, and the role of courts in defending rights in health care. She is the author/editor of 10 books (two of which are in multiple editions) and publishes broadly in academic journals and for the popular press. Her two most recent books are: The Right to Health at the Public/Private Divide (co-edited with Aeyal Gross, 2014) and Law & Mind: Mental Health Law and Policy in Canada (co-edited with Jennifer Chandler, 2016). You can read some of her work at: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=333684 In addition to her extensive research program, Professor Flood also contributes to various committee activities. From 2012 to 2016, she served on the governance board of the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. She is currently on the board of Associated Medical Services and a member of the Corporation of Massey College. Professor Flood has received several honours and distinctions for her work. Most recently, she was elected as a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. In 2013, she was appointed an honorary member of the College of Family Physicians of Ontario. Colleen M. Flood holds degrees from the University of Auckland and the University of Toronto.

    • Chantal Da Silva

      Chantal Da Silva
      @CHANTALADASILVA

      MODERATOR
      Freelance journalist working for NBC News

    • Chantal Da Silva is a freelance journalist working for NBC News. Her work has been featured by Newsweek, where she previously served as chief correspondent, as well as by CNN, The Independent, Forbes, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, The Guardian and others. Affiliation and title: Freelance journalist working for NBC News.

    • Ruqaiijah Yearby

      Ruqaiijah Yearby
      @RUQAIIJAH

      Professor of Law and Executive Director and CO- Founder, Institute for Healing Justice and Equity, Saint Louis University

    • Ruqaiijah Yearby, J.D., M.P.H is a full professor and member of the Center for Health Law Studies at Saint Louis University School of Law. She is also co-founder and Executive Director of Saint Louis University’s Institute for Healing Justice and Equity and Co-Principal Investigator for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant entitled, “Are Cities and Counties Ready to Use Racial Equity Tools to Influence Policy?”. Additionally, she has served as an Instructor for the Harvard Medical School, Center for Bioethics. Professor Ruqaiijah Yearby is an expert in racial health disparities, who advocates for equal access to quality health care and fair wages for racial and ethnic minorities, women, and the poor. Recently, Professor Yearby authored Protecting Workers that Provide Essential Services and co-authored Racism is a Public Health Crisis. Here’s How to Respond, which was used to support the passage of Connecticut House Bill No. 6662, that declares racism as a public health crisis as well as cited in the American Psychological Association Resolution to Combat Racism and in the 2020 Health Equity report for Boone County, MO. Her work has been published in the American Journal of Bioethics, Health Affairs, and the Oxford Journal of Law and the Biosciences and used in law, medical school, and social science classes at schools such as Harvard, NYU, Fordham, and the University of California Berkeley.

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    Category: Webinars

    The Next Normal: Politics and Health

    How can local public health practitioners communicate effectively with their community members and promote evidence-based public health policies, in light of the existing political polarization and the rise of incorrect information disseminated through media, including social media?

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    Course Information

    • Audience: Public Health Professionals
    • Format: Recorded Webinar
    • Date/Time: Monday, October 25th 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM EST
    • Price: Free
    • Length: 1.25 hours
    • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_NNPH
      If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
    • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills, Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
    • Learning Level: Awareness
    • Companion Trainings: None
    • Supplemental materials:None
    • Pre-requisites: None

    About this Recording

    The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of politics and policies in mobilizing and protecting the public. What can we learn from the political failures and successes of the Covid-19 era to create a healthier world? This program is a part of “The Next Normal” series, designed to take a moment to pause and ask, as we emerge from the pandemic, what we have learned and why, in order to promote the health of all, we cannot return to pre-pandemic normal.


    What you'll learn

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

    • Describe evidence that “all policy is health policy”
    • Discuss considerations in developing improved health-promoting practices to improve health for all
    • Identify challenges and opportunities for political scientists and policy makers highlighted by the pandemic
    • Describe current social and political factors that influence the ability to implement effective, evidence-based policies

    Subject Matter Experts

    • Kellie Carter Jackson

      Kellie Carter Jackson
      @KCARTERJACKSON

      Knafel Assistant Professor of Humanities, Wellesley College
    • Kellie Carter Jackson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Africana Studies at Wellesley College. Her book, Force & Freedom: Black Abolitionists and the Politics of Violence, provides the first historical analysis exclusively focused on the use of violence among antebellum black activists. Force and Freedom won the James H. Broussard Best First Book Prize, was a finalist for the Frederick Douglass Book Prize, a finalist for the Museum of African American History Stone Book Prize and listed among 13 books to read on African American History by the Washington Post. Her essays have been featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Guardian, The Los Angeles Times, NPR, Time, The Conversation, Boston’s NPR, among other outlets. She has also been interviewed for her expertise for MSNBC, SkyNews (UK) The New York Times, The Guardian, PBS, Vox, The Huff Post, C-SPAN, the BBC, Boston Public Radio, Al Jazeera International, and Slate. She has been featured in a host of documentaries and podcasts on history and race in the United States. Carter Jackson is also a commissioner for the Massachusetts Historical Commission, where she represents the Museum of African American History in Boston. Lastly, she is the co-host of the podcast, “This Day in Esoteric Political History.” You can follow her on Twitter @kcarterjackson.

    • Sandra Barnes

      Sandra Barnes
      @SANDRALBARNES1

      Professor, Vanderbilt University

    • Dr. Sandra L. Barnes has been a joint appointed Professor in the Dept. of Human and Organizational Development and the School of Divinity since 2008. She also served as the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion from 2016-2018. Her research and teaching areas include: Sociology of Religion, inequality, urban sociology, statistics, and African American studies. Dr. Barnes received a B.S. degree (1986) in mathematics and economics from Fisk University in Nashville, TN. She also earned Masters degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology (1989) and the Interdenominational Theological Center (1995) and the Ph.D. degree (1999) in Sociology from Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA. Phi Beta Kappa, her record includes: 9 books; 3 edited volumes; over 60 peer-reviewed articles; 10 book chapters; and, PI or Co-PI on grants totaling over $2.5 million dollars. Her articles have been published in SOCIAL FORCES, Social Problems, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, and Journal of African American Studies. She also created and developed the Emmy-nominated documentary, “Gary, Indiana: A Tale of Two Cities” (with Cinematicfocus). She recently completed another documentary on the public education system in the same city (“About the Kids: Volumes 1 and 2”). Barnes has presented her research in Beijing, China, Curitiba, Brazil, Dublin, Ireland, and at the Congressional Black Caucus of the Congress of the United States, Washington, D.C. Her recent book publication, Kings of Mississippi: Race, Religious Education, and the Making of a Middle-Class Black Family in the Segregated South (Cambridge University Press 2019), is a multi-disciplinary, mixed-methodological historiography about the trek into the middle class of a Black farming family in Mississippi.

    • David Bateman

      David Bateman
      @DAVIDALEXBATEMA

      Associate Professor, Cornell University

    • David A. Bateman is an associate professor in the Government Department at Cornell University, where he is one of the co-directors of the Politics of Race, Immigration, Class, and Ethnicity (PRICE) Initiative. His research focuses on the structures and ideologies of racism as well as on democratic institutions, including voting rights, Congress, state constitutions, and US labor law. His current projects include studies of post-Reconstruction Black politics, of the ideas and institutional organization of industrial democracy in the early 20th century US, and of the changing intellectual understandings of how democracy related to diversity from the 19th century to today. He is the author of Disenfranchising Democracy: Constructing the Electorate in the United States, United Kingdom, and France, and co-author (with Ira Katznelson and John Lapinski) of Southern Nation: Congress and White Supremacy After Reconstruction. He has published widely in journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, Studies in American Political Development, Public Choice, The Forum, and Perspectives on Politics.

    • Kavita Patel

      Kavita Patel
      @KAVITAPMD

      Primary Care Physician and Nonresident Fellow, Brookings Institution

    • Kavita Patel is a Nonresident Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Previously, she was the managing director of clinical transformation at the Center for Health Policy at Brookings. Dr. Patel is an advisor to the Bipartisan Policy Center and a member of Health and Human Services Physician Focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee. Dr. Patel is a primary care physician in Washington, DC. She also served in the Obama Administration as director of policy for the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement in the White House. As a senior aide to Valerie Jarrett, President Obama’s senior advisor, Dr. Patel played a critical role in policy development and evaluation of policy initiatives connected to health reform, financial regulatory reform, and economic recovery issues. Dr. Patel also has a deep understanding of Capitol Hill from her time spent on the late Senator Edward Kennedy’s staff. As deputy staff director on health, she served as a policy analyst and trusted aide to the Senator and was part of the senior staff of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee under Sen. Kennedy’s leadership. She also has an extensive research and clinical background, having worked as a researcher at the RAND Corporation and as a practicing physician in both California and Oregon. She currently advises health care technology and services organizations through New Enterprise Associates. Dr. Patel a previous Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar, and while at Brookings, returned to providing clinical care as an internal medicine practitioner. She earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center and her masters in public health from the University of California Los Angeles.

    • Kay Lazar

      Kay Lazar
      @GLOBEKAYLAZAR

      MODERATOR Health Reporter, The Boston Globe

    • Kay Lazar is a health reporter who specializes in holding public institutions accountable..She was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in national reporting in 2013 as part of a Globe team that covered a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak. She received a 2013 National Press Club award for excellence in writing on issues facing the elderly. Kay joined the Globe in 2004.

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