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

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

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Course Information

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

About this Recording

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

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


What you'll learn

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

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

Subject Matter Expert

  • Sarah Levin-Lederer
    Kerri McGowan Lowrey, J.D., M.P.H

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

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

Category: Webinars

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

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

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Course Information

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

About this Recording

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

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


What you'll learn

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

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

Subject Matter Expert

  • Sarah Levin-Lederer
    Jessica Santos, Ph.D

Lecturer at Heller School for Social Policy & Management, Brandeis University. Principal Investigator on multiple federally and privately funded mixed methods studies focused on examining pathways for economic stability, upward mobility, and equity through social policy.

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

Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: Public health workforce
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: 12th November 2020, 9:00 am-10:30 am ET
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 50 min
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_HHHN.  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: Food and Housing Insecurity in the Wake of COVID-19: Old Problems, New Opportunities?
    The Link between Health, Wealth, and Equity: The Economic Impacts of COVID-19 on the People of NH and VT
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

Sandro Galea, renowned physician, epidemiologist, and author, uses national and local data to explain the how the consequences of health spending, social, racial, and economic divides, and lack of investment in social determinants of health have been exposed by COVID-19

We may have an understanding of how social determinants of health affect health outcomes, but listen as renowned physician, epidemiologist, and author Sandro Galea uses national data and storytelling to show the consequential outcomes of social determinants of health, health spending, and racial and economic divides in the COVID-19 pandemic.


What you'll learn

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

  • Recognize and discuss social determinants of health, health spending, and health outcomes in the United States
  • Be able to identify and classify underlying social, racial, and economic divides; and recognize the consequences of these divides
  • Assess how aforementioned components have contributed to consequences in health, economy, and divides in the COVID-19 pandemic

Subject Matter Expert

  • Sarah Levin-Lederer
    Sandro Galea
    Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at Boston University School of Public Health

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

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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

Aligning Intergenerational Expectations: Creating Joy and Productivity in the Workplace

How can intergenerational communication in a workplace be aligned to create a positive environment for individuals, teams, and communities served?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Program managers and trainers, community health workers, public health professionals
  • Format: Online Webinar
  • Date/Time: Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hour.  Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hour is 1.  Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_06252020. 
    If you are not seeking  CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.

  • Competencies: Communication Skills, Cultural Competency Skills, Financial Planning and Management Skills and Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness and Performance
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials: PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

This is a demanding moment for our workforce and all of us world-wide which is requiring us to think about new ways of delivering programs and new ways of communicating with our colleagues. Within this context, participants will examine the nature of intergenerational communication in the workplace and consider their ‘leadership presence’ to bring out the best in everyone. The webinar will address such questions as: what kind of environment do we need to create to promote dialog? What skills do we need to do to be effective as employees and managers and why? What strategies can we put into place to align workplace expectations and further strengthen intergenerational communication in our workplace?

We know you are committed to having a vibrant public health system that provides quality health care to our communities. Come to this webinar to explore how intentionality and attentive intergenerational communication can result in a productive work environment, positive outcomes for you and your colleagues, and the communities you serve.

What you'll learn

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

  • Identify characteristics of different generations in the workforce and reflect on how our perceptions and beliefs affect our attitudes and behaviors
  • Construct your vision of a ‘leadership presence’ that creates a positive work environment in an intergenerational workplace
  • Outline strategies for fostering a productive workplace
  • List action steps for creating a work culture in which multiple generations can thrive in diverse work environments

Subject Matter Expert


  • Sadhana Warty Hall

    Deputy Director of the Rockefeller Center
    Dartmouth College

Sadhana Warty Hall is the Deputy Director of the Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth College. She has designed management and leadership programs that prepare Dartmouth undergraduates for entry into the workforce. Her current workplace encompasses staff from different generations. In 2015, Ms. Hall was the recipient of the Sheila Culbert Distinguished Employee Service Award given by Dartmouth College in recognition of a decade of work during which she built, broadened, and brought academic rigor to experiential learning programs that deepen students’ knowledge and understanding of public policy and strengthen their leadership skills. In 2019, Ms. Hall was one out of 45 individuals worldwide to receive the Endeavour Executive Leadership Award, presented by the Australian government to leading professionals to undertake research and professional development in Australian institutions. Hall has worked for more than 20 years with communities in Asia, Pacific, and the Former Soviet Union to implement programs in health, education, agriculture, and economic development. In the US, Ms. Hall's experience includes working for the NH Department of Health and Human Services. She also served as the director of international relations with the Global Health Council, where she also directed three annual global health conferences with 1,500 participants representing 80 countries. All these experiences have sparked her interest in how we can foster vibrant intergenerational communication in the workplace. Hall holds a B.S. from the University of Delhi, India, a M.A. from the University of Rajasthan, India, and a M.P.H. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Gilling’s School of Public Health.

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

* 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

Working with the Firearms Community to Prevent Suicide

Hear how you can engage the firearm community as part of the solution to suicide prevention efforts.

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals, behavioral health, community organizations
  • Format: Online Webinar
  • Date/Time: December 11, 2019
    12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour 
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_WFCPS If you are not seeking CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Policy Development/Program Planning Skills, Cultural Competency Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:Session PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites:None

About this Webinar

This webinar will describe the intersection of firearm safety and suicide prevention and how public health and firearm advocates have worked together on this issue. We will focus on experiences in New Hampshire where the Gun Shop Project was originally developed and how it has been implemented in a growing number of places around the county.


What You'll Learn

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

  • Describe the principal commonality between the public health and firearm communities
  • Identify several issues in your community that may benefit from a collaborative approach
  • Access a variety of materials that you can utilize in your own efforts

Subject Matter Expert


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    Elaine Frank, MHS
    CALM
    NH Firearm Safety Coalition

Elaine Frank is an Injury Prevention and Public Health professional who has focused her work for the past ten years at the intersection of Firearm Safety and Suicide Prevention. She is the co-developer of CALM – Counseling on Access to Lethal Means – and the Co-chair of the NH Firearm Safety Coalition that created the Gun Shop Project and other efforts to engage the firearm community in preventing suicide.
Ms. Frank earned a Master of Health Sciences at Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health where she learned how and why to collaborate in order to address complex issues.

Registration and Contact Hours

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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 centers, community health workers, school staff, public health, non-profit organizations, county health departments
  • Format: Online Webinar
  • Date/Time:

    May 1, 2018
    1:00-3:00 PM

  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 Webinar Session, 2 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_ESDHDAA.
    If you are not seeking CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Communication Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials: PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

We know good health goes beyond medical care and is influenced by economic opportunity, affordable housing, and quality education - all factors that communities can transform. These "social determinants of health" are the focus of this talk, using data and evidence from the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps to learn how to strengthen community efforts to improve health outcomes.

In addition, learn how Carroll County Coalition for Public Health's health partners are mobilizing community-wide approaches to address housing and transportation challenges in order to affect the conditions in which all people can be healthy.

Also hear about Cheshire Medical Center's Prescribe for Health Program that uses provider referrals to Population Health Workers to more effectively connect patients to the community-based supports that will make healthier choices the easier choices, especially for those with chronic disease who are also socio-economically disadvantaged.  Hear how the Monadnock Living Wage Work Group is working with area businesses to pledge to pay an entry wage equivalent of $15 by 2020. 

What you'll learn

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

  • Explore the data provided by the Rankings to understand how it affects your community
  • Describe the connection of social determinants to the health outcomes
  • Explore evidence-based resources to prepare to take action
  • Discuss how Carroll County Coalition for Public Health mobilized community-wide approaches to address housing and transportation challenges
  • Discuss how Cheshire Medical Center’s Prescribe for Health Program uses provider referrals to connect patients to community-based supports.
  • Explore how the Monadnock Living Wage Work Group is working with area businesses to pledge to pay an entry wage equivalent of $15 by 2020.

Subject Matter Expert


  • Kitty Jerome, MA
    Action Center Team Director, Coaching and Outreach
    County Health Rankings & Roadmaps
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  • Emily Benson
    Public Health Advisory Council Coordinator
    Carroll County Coalition for Public Health
    Ossipee, NH


  • Rudy Fedrizzi, MD,
    Director of Clinical Integration
    Center for Population Health at Cheshire Medical Center

Registration and Contact Hours

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

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

Category: Webinars

Lobbying and Advocacy: A Primer for New Hampshire Non-Profit Advocates

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Lobbying and Advocacy: A Primer for New Hampshire Non-Profit Advocates


What is the difference between advocacy, direct lobbying, and grassroots lobbying?

  


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Course Information

  • Audience: Community health centers, community health workers, school staff, public health, non-profit organizations, legislative employees
  • Format: Online webinar
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 2 hours
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Certificate of completion only
  • Competencies: Communication Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion trainings: Persuasive Communications 1, 2, 3
  • Supplemental materials: PowerPoint slides
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

What can you do as a non-profit or public health official?  What are the legal sources of lobbying restrictions?  What is the difference between advocacy, direct lobbying, and grassroots lobbying?

What you'll learn

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

  • Identify the legal sources of lobbying restrictions.
  • Define and describe advocacy, direct lobbying, and grassroots lobbying and the difference between these terms.
  • Describe federal lobbying restrictions and the impact these restrictions have on public health officials and advocates in non-profits.
  • Describe New Hampshire laws relative to lobbying and advocacy.

Subject Matter Expert

  • Kerri McGowan Lowrey, JD, MPH
    Deputy Director
  • James (Jim) Monahan
    Vice President
    The Dupont Group

Registration and Contact Hours

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

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

Category: Webinars

Culturally Effective Organizations: Using the Toolkit

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Culturally Effective Organizations: Using the Toolkit


What tools are available to use anytime to help my health care, community organization or health department become more culturally effective?

  

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Course Information

  • Audience: Health care, community providers, public health departments
  • Format: Online webinar
  • Date/Time: 7 December 2017, 10 AM
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Certificate of completion
  • Competencies: Cultural Competency Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Supplemental materials: Power Point
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

This webinar is for clinical and administrative staff who can help move their organization into becoming more culturally effective. This webinar will provide an overview of available tools and suggested uses.

What you'll learn

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

  • Describe the elements of the framework for culturally effective organizations
  • Identify action steps for your organization to become more culturally effective
  • Reflect on how you can be an agent of change in your work setting.

Subject Matter Expert

  • Paula Smith, MBA, EdD(c)
     Director
    Southern New Hampshire AHEC

Registration and Contact Hours

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

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

Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Format: Self-paced
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_CHAUHME.
    If you are not seeking CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: 
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Supplemental materials: None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this course

In this module you will learn that improving the health of populations is complex work and demands that we define health broadly, that we measure all aspects of health – thinking about cause and effect – and that we recognize the fact that the health system is only one part of the solution for improving health.

What you'll learn

After completing the training, you will be able to...

  • Identify 5 factors that may impact the health of a community
  • Explain the limitations of Medical Model and Lalonde model of health.
  • Describe the importance of social determinants of health for a community.
  • Apply Evans/Stoddart model to examine the social determinants of health within a specific community.

Subject Matter Experts


  • Dorothy Bazos, PhD
    Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Community & Family Medicine, The Dartmouth Institute Director, Dartmouth Population
    Health Research Center


  • Jonathan Stewart, MA, MHA
    Regional Director
    U.S. Health Services,
    Northern New England

Enrollment and Contact Hours

Note there are two different options for enrolling in this course highlighted in the table below.

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

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Category: Self-Paced

COVID-19 Peer Learning and Support for Community Health Workers

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

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

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Course Information

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

About this online peer learning series

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

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

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

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

What you'll learn

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

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

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

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

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

What you'll learn

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

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

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

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

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

What you'll learn

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

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

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

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

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

What you'll learn

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

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

Subject Matter Expert


  • Paula Smith, Co Host

    Southern New Hampshire Health Education Center


  • Maria Reyes, SME

    Seacoast Public Health Network


  • Ben Hummel, Co Host

    Maine Mobile Health Program


  • Laura Valencia, SME

    Maine Mobile Health Program


  • Denise Octavia Smith

    National Association of CHW


  • Hope Worden Kenefick, MSW, PhD

    Consultant and Evaluator

Registration

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

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

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