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Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals, community health works, others interested in public health
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: December 14, 2022
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Competencies: Policy Development and Program Planning Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites None


About this Webinar

The LGBTQ+ community experiences disparities related to sexual health and primary care. Open Door Health in Providence, Rhode Island opened in 2020 to address this unmet need for culturally tailored services for LGBTQ populations in Rhode Island. The presentation discusses program development and innovative sexual and primary care health service programs at Open Door Health.

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What you'll learn

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

  • List recommended practices for creating a welcoming and affirming environment for LGBTQ populations
  • Describe how place and space matter to create affirming care environments
  • Explain how to provide “express” STI services
  • Discuss how task shifting services to nurses can enhance and hasten STI and HIV prevention service delivery.
  • Understand how to integrate STI service with primary care services for LGBTQ populations

Subject Matter Expert

  • Amy Nunn
    Amy Nunn
  • Amy Nunn, ScD, is a Professor of Public Health and Medicine at Brown University. She is also Executive Director of the Rhode Island Public Health Institute and Open Door Health. Dr. Nunn is best known for her innovative partnerships with community leaders to reduce health disparities and for creating innovative models for clinical service delivery that promote health equity.




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    Acknowledgement
    : Acknowledgement: This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31685 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program.” This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government. * Yale School of Public Health, Office of Public Health Practice, a New England Public Health Training Center partner, is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. All CHES credit inquiries are managed by YSPH

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



Category: Webinars

Course Information

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

About this Webinar

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


What you'll learn

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

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

Subject Matter Experts

  • Jeanne Ayers

    Jeanne Ayers

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

  • Gnora Gumanow

    Gnora Gumanow

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



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

Category: Webinars

Course Information

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

About this Webinar

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


What you'll learn

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

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


Subject Matter Expert

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



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

Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals, medical professionals, researchers
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Thursday, January 5th 2023
    10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 2 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 2 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 0. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_11032022.
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Health Equity Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

This presentation gives a detailed look at the current state of public health for transgender people in Maine. Topics of interest include experiences of sexual, domestic, family, and physical violence; suicide and mental health disparities; and barriers to healthcare access across specialties. This presentation draws upon data from the 2021 Maine Transgender Community Survey, the 2019 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, and the 2019 Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey. The compounded health disparities of transgender people in Maine with multiple marginalizations are examined. We will use this to discuss health outcomes through the lens of trauma and tobacco use.


What you'll learn

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

  • Articulate health disparities impacting transgender people in Maine.
  • Describe systemic barriers to accessing healthcare for transgender people in Maine.
  • Describe how experiences of multiple marginalizations compound to create increased disparities in health outcomes for transgender people in Maine, including higher use of tobacco products.

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


Subject Matter Expert

  • Quinn Gormley

    Quinn Gormley

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


Registration

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

Category: Webinars

Monkeypox: Lessons Learned and Strategies Moving Forward

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

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Course Information

  • Audience: Audience nurses, community health workers, educators, public health professionals, and others
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Monday, September 26, 2022
    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1.  Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID:  PM1131137_09262022.
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Policy Development and Program Planning Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

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


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


What you'll learn

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

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

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

Subject Matter Expert

  • Tom Carpino

    Tom Carpino

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


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

Category: Webinars

Course Information

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

About this Webinar

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


What you'll learn

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

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

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

Subject Matter Experts

  • Dawn Hunter

    Dawn Hunter, JD, MPH

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

  • Sara Rogers

    Sara Rogers, MPH

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

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

Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: Public health workforce
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Tuesday, June 21st, 2022 11:00 am - 12:30 pm ET
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1.5 hours
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 0. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_06212022.
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Data Analytics and Assessment Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness and Performance
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None


About this Webinar

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


What you'll learn

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

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



Subject Matter Experts

  • Amy Costello

    Amy Costello

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

  • Josephine Porter

    Josephine Porter

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

  • William Moir

    William Moir

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

  • Al Lemay

    Al Lemay (CAS’99, SPH’01)

    Business Systems
    Analyst,
    NH Division
    of Public Health Services

  • Al Lemay

  • Lynne Clement

    Lynne Clement

    NH Radon Program Manager and Communications Specialist

  • Lynne Clement

      Registration

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


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


Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: Public health workforce
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Thursday, July 21, 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 1.5 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1.5. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_05262022.
    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: Management and Finance Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness, Performance
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

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


What you'll learn

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain change management theories and their applications
  • Identify ways to create a sense of urgency when leading change
  • Apply change in public health and healthcare settings


Subject Matter Expert

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


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

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

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

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Course Information

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

About this Webinar

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


What you'll learn

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

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


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


Subject Matter Expert

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

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

Category: Webinars

Course Information

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

About this Webinar

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


What you'll learn

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

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


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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

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

Category: Webinars

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

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

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Course Information

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

About this Webinar

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

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


What you'll learn

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

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

Subject Matter Experts

Chief Clarissa Sabattis, Houlton Band of Maliseets

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


Andrew Pritchard, MPH Lead Program Evaluator, PHRI Consulting

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

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


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

    Category: Webinars

    Course Information

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

    About this Webinar

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


    What you'll learn

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

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


    Subject Matter Experts

    • Lauren Bustard

      Lauren Bustard

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

    • Courtney Pladsen

      Courtney Pladsen
      DNP, FNP-BC

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

    • Cullen Ryan

      Cullen Ryan

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

    • Erin Healy

      Erin Healy

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

    • Donna Kelley

      Donna Kelley
      MSW, LCSW

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

    • Rich Hooks Wayman

      Rich Hooks Wayman

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

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

    Category: Webinars

    Health and Social Equity in Indigenous Communities in Maine

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

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    Course Information

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

    About this Webinar

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


    What you'll learn

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

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

    Subject Matter Experts

    • Maulian Dana

      Maulian Dana

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

    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

    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: Management and Finance 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.


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

    About this Webinar

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


    What you'll learn

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

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


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


    Subject Matter Expert

    • Quinn Gormley

      Quinn Gormley

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

    Registration

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

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

    Category: Webinars

    Course Information

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

    About this Webinar

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


    What you'll learn

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

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



    Moderator

    • Noah Nesin

      Noah Nesin, MD

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

    Subject Matter Expert


    • Norbert Goldfield

      Norbert Goldfield, MD

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

    Registration

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

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

    Category: Webinars

    Course Information

    • Audience: Public health professionals
    • Format: Webinar
    • Date/Time: Thursday, December 2nd 2021 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_12022021. 
      If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
    • Competencies: Policy Development and Program Planning Skills, Communication Skills, Health Equity Skills
    • Learning Level: Performance
    • Companion trainings: Deepening Your Impact for Self-Paced Trainings:  Scoping Down Trainings to be More Action Oriented

      Deepening Your Impact for Self-Paced Trainings:  Considerations when Choosing Voices and How to Use Relatable Language
    • Supplemental materials: None
    • Pre-requisites: None

    About this workshop  

    Deepening Your Impact, Part III: Recording Quality Audio in our Public Health Environment

    The goal of this webinar is to teach teach people without a background in audio engineering how to get great sound from home recordings. You’ll learn to teach your speakers about technical aspects of recording as well as coach them to elicit an engaging and credible delivery of the content. You’ll also learn the next steps to take after recording to ensure high quality sound for your online trainings.


    What you'll learn

    After completing this course, participants will be able to...

    • Explain the importance of using high quality audio for online trainings.
    • Describe characteristics of ideal recording environments.
    • Demonstrate the process of using a cell phone to record quality audio.
    • Describe strategies for coaching speakers to deliver engaging and credible readings.

    Subject Matter Experts


    • Dr. Ariela Freedman, PhD, MPH, MAT

    Dr. Ariela Freedman is an experienced trainer with over 20 years of experience in education and public health, including CDC, state and local public health departments, Head Start, camps and afterschool programs, nonprofits, and public schools. She also works with corporate clients and health care professionals, with a specific focus on empowering women. Ariela’s workshops are known for being interactive, creative, fun, and designed for immediate use. Ariela has a PhD in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education from Emory University and an MPH from the University of Minnesota. Ariela also has a Master of Arts in Teaching and a BA in English Literature. Ariela is the Owner and Founder of MavenTree Consulting and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Emory University. Ariela began her career as a high school English, Drama, and Debate teacher in Chicago. She later directed health programming at Head Start in Minneapolis, then served as an Assistant Professor in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.


    • Will Robertson

    Will Robertson is an accomplished producer, Grammy-nominated engineer, and sought-after performer. Based in Atlanta, Will has worked or performed with Grammy-winning and -nominated hit makers such as John Mayer, Ruthie Foster, Clay Cook (Zac Brown Band), Shawn Mullins ("Lullaby"), and Pat Sansone (Wilco). Will has also produced, arranged for, and recorded artists such as Rebecca Loebe (featured on NBC's "The Voice"), David Berkeley and Eliot Bronson. Will's work has been featured on TV, radio and streaming services worldwide.

    Will holds a bachelor of arts in music from Rice University, where he studied double bass performance, as well as conducting and composition. He graduated from Berklee College of Music's music production and engineering program, and teaches production classes at Berklee Online. He is a multi-instrumentalist, playing upright/electric bass, guitar, and piano, and he has played in, sung in, directed or conducted a variety of ensembles in styles such as singer-songwriter, bluegrass, rock, blues, musical theater, and classical.

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    Enrollment and Contact Hours

    Select the Enroll button below to register for the 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.

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

    Category: Webinars

    Deepening Your Impact, Part II: Considerations When Choosing Voices and How to Use Relatable Language

    Are your training scripts and voices relatable to your audience?

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    Course Information

    • Audience: Public health professionals
    • Format: Webinar
    • Date/Time: Wednesday, November 3rd 2021 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_11032021. 
      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
    • Learning Level: Performance
    • Companion trainings: Deepening Your Impact for Self-Paced Trainings: Scoping Down Trainings to be More Action Oriented

      Deepening Your Impact for Self-Paced Trainings: Recording Quality Audio in Our Public Health Environment
    • Supplemental materials: None
    • Pre-requisites: None

    About this workshop

    Deepening Your Impact, Part II: Considerations When Choosing Voices and How to Use Relatable Language 

    The goal of this webinar is to teach creators of online courses how to choose voices that will reflect and resonate with their participants, as well as how to communicate in straightforward language. This webinar combines the approaches of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion alongside Health Literacy to teach a framework for intentional decision-making about languages and voices.


    Learning objectives

    After completing the workshop, participants will be able to:

    • Make intentional choices for voiceover selection by identifying the dimensions of diversity relevant for a given training.
    • Make intentional choices for voiceover roles by identifying potential assumptions and biases as well as characteristics of promising individuals.
    • Use a health literacy framework to adapt course language for intended participants. 
    • Identify next steps for building a diverse network of people to record voiceovers.

    Subject Matter Expert

    • Ariela Freedman
      Dr. Ariela Freedman, PhD, MPH, MAT

    Dr. Ariela Freedman is an experienced trainer with over 20 years of experience in education and public health, including CDC, state and local public health departments, Head Start, camps and afterschool programs, nonprofits, and public schools. She also works with corporate clients and health care professionals, with a specific focus on empowering women. Ariela’s workshops are known for being interactive, creative, fun, and designed for immediate use. Ariela has a PhD in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education from Emory University and an MPH from the University of Minnesota. Ariela also has a Master of Arts in Teaching and a BA in English Literature. Ariela is the Owner and Founder of MavenTree Consulting and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Emory University. Ariela began her career as a high school English, Drama, and Debate teacher in Chicago. She later directed health programming at Head Start in Minneapolis, then served as an Assistant Professor in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.

    Contributors

    • Jamie Berberena

      Jamie Berberena

    • Jamie Berberena is a CHW and serves as Regional Chapter Leader in Southeastern Massachusetts and Advisory Board member for the Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers.

    • McKenzie Wren

      McKenzie Wren

    • McKenzie Wren launched Wren Consulting in 2015 and has served nearly 50 client-partners since then ranging from single sessions to multiyear relationships. McKenzie earned her master’s degree from Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health where she also taught students on leadership and community engagement. She worked in Clarkston, GA, called “the most diverse square miles in the US,” for 10 years including serving as Executive Director at the Clarkston Community Center where she honed her facilitation skills. She has a background in storytelling and performance and is also trained in Asset-based Community Development and the Collaborative Operating System as well as drawing from the deep wisdom of the Presencing Institute and the Art of Hosting.

    • Patrice Holt

      Patrice Holt

    • In 2018, Patrice founded Start2Soar, LLC whose purpose is to create a network of adults that are dedicated to becoming champions of youth. Start2Soar, LLC also works to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion within organizations and within communities. She coaches professionals and organizations to meet their impact goals with organizational sustainability in mind. As the recipient of the inaugural Leadership Award at the 2018 Georgia After-school and Youth Development due to her work in leading and progressing after-school services throughout Georgia. In 2018, Patrice also received a special Outstanding Service award from The Salvation Army Metro Atlanta Area Command. Patrice currently serves as a Quality Coach for Georgia Statewide After-school Network, and facilitates training all over the country focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion . Throughout Patrice’s career she has been instrumental in supporting organizations and teams with implementing turnaround strategies that create substantive positive change for work teams and the communities they serve. She has several years of experience facilitating large and small scale conversations about shifting the culture of organizations to focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Patrice believes that all organizations can mobilize to find their SOAR strategies for successful outcomes.

      Enrollment and Contact Hours

      Select the Enroll button below to register for the 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.

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

    Category: Webinars

    Deepening Your Impact for Self-Paced Trainings, Part I: Scoping Down Trainings to be More Action-Oriented

    Do you have a hard time distinguishing the “nice to know content” from the “need to know content” when creating a course?

    Maven Tree Consulting Logo NEPTHC New England Public Health Training Center Logo NCHEC CHES Logo

    Course Information

    • Audience: Public health professionals
    • Format: Webinar
    • Date/Time: Thursday, October 7th 2021 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_10072021.
      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
    • Learning Level: Performance
    • Companion trainings: Deepening Your Impact for Self-Paced Trainings: Considerations When Choosing Voices and How to Use Relatable Language

      Deepening Your Impact for Self-Paced Trainings: Recording Quality Audio in Our Public Health Environment
    • Supplemental materials: None
    • Pre-requisites: None

    About this workshop

    Deepening Your Impact

    In a time with limited resources and limited attention spans, this 3-part webinar series is designed to help you deepen the impact of your self-paced trainings. In the first webinar, you’ll learn how to pare down the content of your trainings to focus on the skills your participants need most. In the second webinar, you’ll learn how to communicate in straightforward language and choose voices that will reflect and resonate with your participants. In the final webinar, you’ll learn how to record quality audio from home so you can maximize resources for your training.

    Part 1: Scoping Down Trainings to be More Action-Oriented

    You’ll learn a 4-question framework to use when creating online trainings. We’ll be discussing this framework as applied to the development of a recent online training for dental hygienists.


    What you'll learn

    After completing this course, participants will be able to...

    • Distinguish between the “nice to know” and the “need to know” information for a training
    • Identify the knowledge, skills, and mindsets for each training you design
    • Communicate the behavior changes you hope to result from your trainings
    • Explain the “north star” for your trainings that will guide your decision-making

    Subject Matter Expert


    • Dr. Ariela Freedman, PhD, MPH, MAT

    Dr. Ariela Freedman is an experienced trainer with over 20 years of experience in education and public health, including CDC, state and local public health departments, Head Start, camps and afterschool programs, nonprofits, and public schools. She also works with corporate clients and health care professionals, with a specific focus on empowering women. Ariela’s workshops are known for being interactive, creative, fun, and designed for immediate use. Ariela has a PhD in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education from Emory University and an MPH from the University of Minnesota. Ariela also has a Master of Arts in Teaching and a BA in English Literature. Ariela is the Owner and Founder of MavenTree Consulting and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Emory University. Ariela began her career as a high school English, Drama, and Debate teacher in Chicago. She later directed health programming at Head Start in Minneapolis, then served as an Assistant Professor in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.

    Enrollment and Contact Hours

    Select the Enroll button below to register for the 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.

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

    Category: Webinars

    Course Information

    • Audience: Public Health Professionals, Community Health Workers
    • Format: Webinar
    • Date/Time: Wednesday, September 29th 2021 12:15 PM – 2:00 PM EST.
    • Price: Free
    • Length: 1.75 hours
    • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.75 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1133137_09292021. 
      If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
    • Competencies: Health Equity Skills
    • Learning Level: Awareness
    • Companion Trainings: None
    • Supplemental materials:None
    • Pre-requisites: None

    About this Webinar

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


    What you'll learn

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

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

    Subject Matter Experts

    • Jennifer Ceide

      Jennifer Ceide, MPH

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

    • Liz Scharnetzki

      Liz Scharnetzki, Ph.D.

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

    • Leo Waterston

      Leo Waterston, M.A.

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

    • Orion Tucker

      Orion Tucker

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

    • Inza Ouattara

      Inza Ouattara

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

    • Andrew Solomon

      Andrew Solomon

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

    • Kerri Barton

      Kerri Barton

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


    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