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Alcohol Use Prevention in Maine

What are the long-term impacts of alcohol use on our health and systems?

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Course Information

  • Audience: All public health professionals working in nonprofits, healthcare, educational institutions, government and private sector
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Thursday, June 6th, 2024 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:  Event ID: .
    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

Alcohol use kills an estimated 178,000 people in the US each year, but frequently, the harm caused by alcohol use is not regarded as a serious public health concern. This webinar will generate more public awareness and action in alcohol misuse prevention, and what we can do to disrupt alcohol use culture. 

This webinar will cover what alcohol use prevention currently looks like in Maine, and why alcohol use should be a priority of anyone working in substance use prevention.


What you'll learn

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify at least three ways that alcohol use impacts long-term health.
  • Understand the work being done at Maine CDC in alcohol use prevention
  • Understand what each person can do to help create clarity and intention within alcohol use culture









Subject Matter Experts

    Ellen Blake

    Ellen Blake

    Rebecca Boulos, MPH, PhD is executive director of Maine Public Health Association. Becca earned her Master of Public Health from Yale University and her PhD from Tufts University. Becca provides research expertise for MPHA’s advocacy and policy efforts.

    Ellen Blake is a certified prevention specialist working in substance use prevention for the Maine CDC, focusing on alcohol use prevention, workplace wellness, and problem gamblingservices. She began her work in prevention as a teenager, working for the Youth Empowerment Policy Project, and it’s been the field she’s worked to get back to ever since. Since starting at Maine CDC in 2020, she has elevated the state’s annual alcohol misuse prevention conference and created many new printed resources and tools to increase prevention awareness and strives to challenge our assumptions and break us out of habits, so each person can make informed and intentional choices about their health and safety.


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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

Course Information

  • Audience: Audience nurses, community health workers, educators, public health professionals, and others
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Monday, March 18, 2024
    1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1.  Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID:  PM1131137_03182024.
    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: Monkeypox Lessons Learned and Strategies Moving Forward
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

This webinar will explore key factors for the preparedness of future mpox outbreaks: common misconceptions, vaccination gaps, and community stigma. Through exploring and discussing current research and limitations, individuals and organizations can improve their capacity to abate future transmission of mpox.


What you'll learn

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

  • Understand the current state of mpox pandemic globally.
  • Evaluate gaps in mpox and vaccination knowledge and common misconceptions.
  • Critically interpret novel cases of mpox and potential impacts of community stigma.
  • Build capacity for future outbreaks of mpox.

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Subject Matter Expert

  • Tom Carpino

    Tom Carpino

  • Tom Carpino, MPH, is a professor and doctoral candidate at Johns Hopkins University, studying infectious disease epidemiology. His research explores sexual health and stigma among sexual and gender diverse communities. Since the inception of the global 2022 mpox pandemic, Tom shifted his focus as a health advocate to prioritizing his doctoral studies on understanding and abating mpox, working alongside the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Emory University to launch an mpox survey for American MSM.


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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: ST Promotion

On the Brink: Health Care in Maine and America

Why is the U.S. health care “system” so broken, and what will it take to fix it?

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Course Information

  • Audience: All public health professionals working in nonprofits, housing, healthcare, educational institutions, government and private sector
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Thursday, April 4th, 2024 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_02012024.
    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 briefly review the problematic state of health care in Maine and America and three interlocking factors contributing to its deterioration:  lack of access to care, increasing corporatization of health care, and provider shortages.  There is no one fix for health care in America, but a publicly funded, universal system of care would greatly improve the current situation.  We will discuss what such a system might look like in Maine, how we might get there, what challenges will hinder its establishment, and what problems it will not solve.


What you'll learn

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

  • Identify and discuss several current problems with the health care system in Maine and America
  • Explain one model for publicly funded, universal health care in Maine
  • Describe several challenges to achieving such a system and assuring its effectiveness


Subject Matter Expert

  • David Jolly

    David Jolly

  • David Jolly, DrPH retired after 17 years of teaching in the Department of Public Health Education at North Carolina Central University, where he conducted prevention research on HIV/AIDS, tobacco, and cancer. He also designed and taught a public health policy course focusing on access to health care. Prior to teaching, Dr. Jolly spent over 15 years working in public health, largely in the field of HIV/AIDS. He served as the first Head of the NC State AIDS Control Branch, the Manager of the North Carolina AIDS Training Network, and the Director of the American Social Health Association’s CDC Hotlines Project Office, where he coordinated the national AIDS, STD, and immunization hotlines. He currently volunteers at the Surry Elementary School and serves on the board of Maine AllCare.



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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: ST Promotion

Course Information

  • Audience: All public health professionals working in nonprofits, healthcare, educational institutions, government and private sector
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Thursday, January 25th, 2024 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_01252024.
    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

The tobacco industry wrote the playbook for all other industries that rely on predatory practices that harm human, environmental and ecological health. That playbook leads to premature death and reduced quality of life for communities, particularly those already experiencing health and economic disparities. As such, efforts to advance policies to end the sale of flavored tobacco products have social and environmental justice implications. Maine Public Health Association joined with dozens of other health, education, and business partners on a multi-year campaign to end the sale of all flavored tobacco products in Maine. We’ve made progress, but the work continues.


What you'll learn

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the toll of tobacco use in Maine
  • Describe flavored tobacco products
  • Describe environmental impacts of tobacco use and waste
  • Describe disproportionate harms of tobacco industry practices and the social justice implications


Subject Matter Experts

  • Becca Boulos

    Rebecca Boulos

  • Rebecca Boulos, MPH, PhD is executive director of Maine Public Health Association. Becca earned her Master of Public Health from Yale University and her PhD from Tufts University. Becca provides research expertise for MPHA’s advocacy and policy efforts.

  • Matt Wellington

    Matt Wellington

  • Matt Wellington serves as associate director of Maine Public Health Association. Matt earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Manhattan College and has more than 10 years of experience running advocacy campaigns across the country, bringing cross-sector coalition building and communications expertise to our campaign efforts.



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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: ST Promotion

Course Information

  • Audience: All public health professionals working in nonprofits, healthcare, educational institutions, government and private sector
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, December 20th, 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:SS1131137_CIMPART4.
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluations, 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:PowerPoint and follow-up email with any links mentioned during presentation.
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Technical Requirements: This webinar is hosted on the Zoom platform. Please refer to the Zoom System Specifications to ensure your system meets the minimum requirements for connecting.

About this Webinar

Join Maine Public Health Association for this 4-part webinar series about cannabis policies and impacts at the state and local level. 

Series Schedule: 

  • Nov 29, 2023 12:00 PM 
    Cannabis & Health - Lexi Perry (Maine CDC) & Scott Gagnon (AdCare Maine)

  • Dec 6, 2023 12:00 PM
    Youth Use & Impacts - Rob Rogers (Kennebec Behavioral Health) & Lee Anne Dodge (SoPo Unite)

  • Dec 13, 2023 12:00 PM
    Medical vs. Adult Use - Gabi Pierce (Maine Office of Cannabis Policy) & Becca Boulos (Maine Public Health Association) 

  • Dec 20, 2023 12:00 PM
    Municipal vs. State Policy - Rebecca Lambert (Maine Municipal Association) & Janet Dosseva (Westbrook Partners for Prevention)

What you'll learn

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

  • Describe the differences in policy scope at the state and local levels
  • Describe policy options municipalities have to protect public health and safety

Subject Matter Experts

  • Rebecca Lambert

    Rebecca Lambert

  • Rebecca Lambert is the Municipal Issues Specialist at Maine Municipal Association.

  • Janet Dosseva

    Janet Dossevan

  • Janet Dosseva is the Program Director at Westbrook Partners for Prevention



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Acknowledgement:
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Deparment 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: ST Promotion

Course Information

  • Audience: All cross sector professionals interested in Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Thursday, March 7th, 2024 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_03072024.
    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

One of the largest Opioid Health Home providers in Maine, Groups Recover Together (Groups) provides comprehensive community-based treatment for individuals suffering from opioid use disorder (OUD). Since 2019, the Maine Department of Corrections has partnered with Groups to provide connections to treatment for individuals releasing from custody. Between July 2019 and August 2023, Groups helped connect over 1,000 incarcerated individuals to community-based medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) treatment. This partnership has yielded positive results in the form of decreased fatal overdose rates among this population. 


What you'll learn

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify characteristics of evidence-based outpatient treatment for individuals with opioid use disorder.
  • Identify benefits associated with using a harm reduction approach to opioid use disorder treatment.
  • Discuss the benefits of comprehensive discharge planning for individuals with an opioid use disorder releasing to the community following incarceration.


Subject Matter Expert

  • Melissa Caminiti

    Melissa Caminiti

  • Ms. Melissa Caminiti, MPH, RN is a Partnership Director with Groups Recover Together, where she develops strategic relationships to increase access to comprehensive, value-based community treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD). Formerly, she served as Director of Recovery and Reentry Services with Wellpath for the Maine Department of Corrections. In that role she had oversight for the operationalization of OUD treatment services for Maine’s six adult state prison facilities. She received both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.



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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: ST Promotion

Course Information

  • Audience: All public health professionals working in nonprofits, healthcare, educational institutions, government and private sector
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, December 6th, 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:SS1131137_CIMPART2.
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluations, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Community Partnership Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:PowerPoint and follow-up email with any links mentioned during presentation.
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Technical Requirements: This webinar is hosted on the Zoom platform. Please refer to the Zoom System Specifications to ensure your system meets the minimum requirements for connecting.

About this Webinar

Join Maine Public Health Association for this 4-part webinar series about cannabis policies and impacts at the state and local level. 

Series Schedule: 

  • Nov 29, 2023 12:00 PM 
    Cannabis & Health - Lexi Perry (Maine CDC) & Scott Gagnon (AdCare Maine)

  • Dec 6, 2023 12:00 PM
    Youth Use & Impacts - Rob Rogers (Kennebec Behavioral Health) & Lee Anne Dodge (SoPo Unite)

  • Dec 13, 2023 12:00 PM
    Medical vs. Adult Use - Gabi Pierce (Maine Office of Cannabis Policy) & Becca Boulos (Maine Public Health Association) 

  • Dec 20, 2023 12:00 PM
    Municipal vs. State Policy - Rebecca Lambert (Maine Municipal Association) & Janet Dosseva (Westbrook Partners for Prevention)

What you'll learn

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

  • Describe the health impacts of cannabis use on youth development and health
  • Describe the health impacts of cannabis use on adult health

Subject Matter Experts

  • Robert Rogers

    Robert Rogers
    LADC, CCS,
    LSW, PS-A Director of Substance Use Prevention & Grant Services Kennebec Behavioral Health

  • Robert Rogers LADC, CCS, LSW, PS-A has been working with youth and families throughout Somerset and Kennebec Counties since 1994. Currently, Robert works for Kennebec Behavioral Health as Director of Substance Use Prevention and Grant Services. He worked with Somerset Public Health as the Drug Free Communities Program Coordinator completing 10 years of coalition work. Robert is a certified Prime for Life instructor and a State of Maine certified Responsible Beverage Seller trainer for the Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages & Lottery Operations. Robert also coordinates Respect ME, a Certified Domestic Violence Intervention Program for female survivors of domestic violence that used resistive violence with their intimate partners. Robert was appointed to the states Substance Abuse Service Commission, served by appointment on the states Maine Opiate Collaborative Prevention and Harm Reduction team, served as Chair for the Maine Prevention Specialists Certification Board, and serves as a Maine representative on the New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center’s Advisory Board. Additionally, Robert is on the Board of Directors for AdCare of Maine and Sunset Home; a non-profit assisted living facility for older women in Waterville, Maine. Robert is an Adjunct Professor of Substance Use Prevention at the University of Maine at Farmington. Most recently, Robert was appointed by Governor Mills to the State of Maine Board of Alcohol & Drug Counselors and serves as the Board’s Chair. In 2021 Robert was awarded the Neill E. Miner Memorial Prevention Award and in 2014 was awarded Prevention Provider of the Year by the Maine Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse.

  • Lee Anne Dodge

    Lee Anne Dodge
    Program Director, SoPo Unite-All Ages All In

  • Lee Anne Dodge is a Prevention Specialist and the Program Director of SoPo Unite: All Ages, All In-A Drug Free Communities Coalition. She has a Masters degree in Adult and Higher Education. Previously she was on the Maine CDC’s Prevention Team and provided oversight and technical assistance to community coalitions across the state. She worked at the University of Southern Maine as the Assistant Director of Student Life and Coordinator of Substance Use Prevention and Wellness. She was the coordinator of HEAPP- Maine’s Higher Education Alcohol Prevention Partnership and worked with over twenty of Maine’s campuses on substance use prevention. She has been a Prime for Life instructor for DEEP (Driver Education and Evaluation Program) instructor for the past 20 years and taught the Under 21 Program. She worked at the University of New Hampshire as a residence director for ten years. She lives in Dresden, Maine with her husband Andy and their yellow Lab: Minnie Pearl.



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Acknowledgement:
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Deparment 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: ST Promotion

Course Information

  • Audience: All public health professionals working in nonprofits, healthcare, educational institutions, government and private sector
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, December 13th, 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:SS1131137_CIMPART3.
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluations, 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:PowerPoint and follow-up email with any links mentioned during presentation.
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Technical Requirements: This webinar is hosted on the Zoom platform. Please refer to the Zoom System Specifications to ensure your system meets the minimum requirements for connecting.

About this Webinar

Join Maine Public Health Association for this 4-part webinar series about cannabis policies and impacts at the state and local level. 

Series Schedule: 

  • Nov 29, 2023 12:00 PM 
    Cannabis & Health - Lexi Perry (Maine CDC) & Scott Gagnon (AdCare Maine)

  • Dec 6, 2023 12:00 PM
    Youth Use & Impacts - Rob Rogers (Kennebec Behavioral Health) & Lee Anne Dodge (SoPo Unite)

  • Dec 13, 2023 12:00 PM
    Medical vs. Adult Use - Gabi Pierce (Maine Office of Cannabis Policy) & Becca Boulos (Maine Public Health Association) 

  • Dec 20, 2023 12:00 PM
    Municipal vs. State Policy - Rebecca Lambert (Maine Municipal Association) & Janet Dosseva (Westbrook Partners for Prevention)

What you'll learn

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

  • Describe the regulatory similarities and differences between the Adult Use and Medical Cannabis programs in Maine.
  • Describe what impacts these policy frameworks have on the two industries, including use patterns, retail density, potency and safety.

Subject Matter Experts

  • Becca Boulos

    Becca Boulos

  • Becca Boulos, MPH, PhD is Executive Director at Maine Public Health Association

  • Gabi Pierce

    Gabi Pierce

  • , Esq is the Policy Director at the Maine Office of Cannabis Policy.



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Acknowledgement:
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Deparment 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: ST Promotion

PFAS: So Much Information – What’s Really Needed?


If PFAS were first used in the 1940s, why are we only now learning about PFAS, their use and the health concerns associated with them?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals, human health clinicians, environmental scientists, health scientists, students, community organizers, environmental non-profit workers, and others interested in the health of humans and the environment.
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: December 12, 2023 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_12122023.
    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: Public Health Sciences Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

In this first session on per and poly fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), we will focus on identification of PFAS as a large group of chemicals, how PFAS are defined, how people are exposed to a small subset of the PFAS chemicals that are currently regulated in drinking water sources around New England. We will also discuss evidence for population health concerns, as well as efforts being taken in the region to address PFAS.


What you'll learn

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

  • Define PFAS and list 6-7 PFA chemicals of importance
  • Identify the key exposure sources in people in New England
  • Describe the health concerns associated with the 6-7 PFAS chemicals
  • Discuss the efforts in New England and federally to address PFAS



Subject Matter Expert

  • Wendy Heiger-Bernays

    Wendy Heiger-Bernays

  • Wendy Heiger-Bernays, PhD is Professor of Environmental Health at the BU School of Public Health where she has spent decades applying her expertise in toxicology and risk assessment to research and translation around environmental chemical exposures. She serves as Chair of her local Board of Health, as a member of the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act Science Advisory Board and is on the Science Advisory Chemicals Committee for the Federal EPA Toxics Substances Control Act.



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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: ST Promotion

Course Information

  • Audience: All public health professionals working in nonprofits, healthcare, educational institutions, government and private sector
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, November 29th, 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_CIMPART1.
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluations, 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:PowerPoint and follow-up email with any links mentioned during presentation.
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Technical Requirements: This webinar is hosted on the Zoom platform. Please refer to the Zoom System Specifications to ensure your system meets the minimum requirements for connecting.

About this Webinar

Join Maine Public Health Association for this 4-part webinar series about cannabis policies and impacts at the state and local level. 

Series Schedule: 

  • Nov 29, 2023 12:00 PM 
    Cannabis & Health - Lexi Perry (Maine CDC) & Scott Gagnon (AdCare Maine)

  • Dec 6, 2023 12:00 PM
    Youth Use & Impacts - Rob Rogers (Kennebec Behavioral Health) & Lee Anne Dodge (SoPo Unite)

  • Dec 13, 2023 12:00 PM
    Medical vs. Adult Use - Gabi Pierce (Maine Office of Cannabis Policy) & Becca Boulos (Maine Public Health AssociationA\) 

  • Dec 20, 2023 12:00 PM
    Municipal vs. State Policy - Rebecca Lambert (Maine Municipal Association) & Janet Dosseva (Westbrook Partners for Prevention)

What you'll learn

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

  • Describe the health impacts of cannabis use on youth development and health
  • Describe the health impacts of cannabis use on adult health

Subject Matter Experts

  • Lexi Perry

    Lexi Perry

  • Lexi Perry is a Prevention Specialist at Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Scott Gagnon

    Scott Gagnon

  • Scott Gagnon is Associate Executive Director at Adcare Educational Institute of Maine.



Registration

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Acknowledgement:
This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Deparment 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: ST Promotion

Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, September 20, 2023, 1:00 PM – 2:30 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 0. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID:  PM1131137_10302023.
    If you are not seeking 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 Recording

This program explored the challenges associated with obtaining data about marginalized and hard-to-reach populations. Which populations are “hidden” from existing public health statistics? What methods and techniques can help us fill these gaps so we can better identify and address the health needs of these populations moving forward?



What you'll learn

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

  • List two challenges in identifying invisible populations 
  • Discuss how social networks and respondent driven sampling can reach populations that may otherwise be invisible
  • Explain internal displacement and some of the health challenges faced by internally displaced persons


Subject Matter Experts

  • Scarlett Bellamy

    Scarlett Bellamy

    Chair and Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health

  • Scarlett Bellamy will join the SPH community as Chair and Professor of Biostatistics on July 1st, 2023. Prior to her arrival at BU she was a professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health. Before joining Drexel University in 2016, Bellamy spent 15 years at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) Perelman School of Medicine, where she was a professor of biostatistics. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Hampton University, and completed her doctoral training in biostatistics at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Much of Bellamy’s research centers on evaluating the efficacy of interventions in longitudinal behavioral modification trials, including cluster- and group-randomized trials. She is particularly interested in applying this methodology to address health disparities for a variety of clinical and behavioral outcomes, including HIV/AIDS, cardiovascular disease, and health-promoting behaviors. Bellamy previously served as the co-principal investigator of the Data Coordinating Center for the Prematurity and Respiratory Outcomes Program at UPenn, which aimed to improve respiratory outcomes during the first year of life after preterm birth. She was also PI of the Fostering Diversity in Biostatistics Workshop at the Eastern North American Region of the International Biometric Society (ENAR). This federally funded initiative aims to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in graduate training and professional careers in biostatistics. In 2016, Bellamy was elected a fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA). The designation has been an honor for nearly 100 years, and under ASA bylaws, only one-third of one percent of the total association membership may be elected as fellows each year. In 2017, Bellamy served as the president of ENAR. She also currently serves as a statistical collaborator for the Center for Health Equity Research and Promotion at the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Philadelphia.

  • Louisa Yasukawa

    Louisa Yasukawa

    Researcher, Internal Displacement Monitoring Center 


  • Louisa is a Researcher at IDMC, where she focuses on the socioeconomic impacts of internal displacement. She currently leads IDMC’s research programmes on gender, children, youth and education, and people with disabilities. Louisa has lead research projects in various countries including Cameroon, Colombia, Kenya, Mali, Niger and Vanuatu, with the aim of informing humanitarian programming and planning on internal displacement. Louisa is a qualified lawyer from Australia and holds an MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies from the University of Oxford. She has previously worked for the UNHCR in Ecuador and Colombia-based research and advocacy organisation, Dejusticia. Louisa speaks English and Spanish.

  • Renice A. Bunde

    Renice A. Bunde

    Assistant Manager, Governance, Peace and Security Statistics, Kenya National Bureau of Statistics

  • Renice Akinyi Bunde works with Kenya National Bureau of Statistics as an Assistant Manager in Governance, Peace and Security Statistics where she handles statistics on human rights for the vulnerable population especially persons with disability, forcibly displaced, women and girls, children, street families and the elderly. She also handles statistics on crime, social protection, participation in decision making among others. She is a champion for inclusive data. Renice holds both Master and Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Statistics from Maseno University.

  • Forrest W. Crawford

    Forrest W. Crawford

    Associate Professor of Biostatistics, Operations, and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Yale University

  • Forrest W. Crawford is an Associate Professor of Biostatistics, Statistics & Data Science, Operations, and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at Yale University. He is affiliated with the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, the Institute for Network Science, the Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Program, and the Public Health Modeling Concentration. His work develops and applies solutions in AI/ML, data science, causal inference, network science, and other methodological domains to solve difficult inferential problems in epidemiology, public health, and social science.

  • Paul Wesson

    Paul Wesson

    Assistant Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics, UCSF School of Medicine

  • Paul Wesson, PhD is an epidemiologist focused on quantifying the health burdens of (and disparities related to) hard-to-reach and socially marginalized populations, particularly as they relate to infectious diseases. His research expertise includes developing and using data driven methods for sampling hard-to-reach and “hidden” populations, population size estimation methods, and using advanced epidemiologic and statistical techniques to study the social determinants of health. Dr. Wesson am particularly interested in the social determinants of infectious disease risk. He sees his research as existing at the nexus of infectious disease, data science, and social epidemiology; as such, he incorporates theories and principles from social epidemiology to inform and guide his study designs and analyses (e.g. intersectionality, minority stress theory). Specifically, as an HIV researcher, Dr. Wesson’s research agenda relates to the unique challenges of sampling hard-to-reach populations for HIV surveillance, and leverages information from the sampling process (and survey data) to generate estimates of the population size. Valid estimates of the population size are a key component of biomedical informatics and epidemiological analyses (providing a denominator for the population at risk) and inform how and where limited public health resources should be targeted. In his research, he has both applied numerous population size estimation methods to data sets derived from bio-behavioral surveillance surveys, public health surveillance, and electronic medical records. As part of his research on population size estimation, Dr. Wesson has also developed novel population size estimation methods to correct for known biases. Additionally, he is interested in extending his research to include Geo-spatial analysis and clinical data to further examine contextual and structural determinants of disparities in health outcomes.

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: Leadership

What is Public Health?

You care about health.  But can you define public health in a sentence?  Do you have an elevator pitch for the social factors that affect health? 

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Course Information

  • Audience: Massachusetts local and regional board of health members and staff, health department personnel and anyone interested in learning about public health.
  • Format: Self-paced
  • 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_09252023.
    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: Public Health Sciences Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion trainings: None
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Technical Requirements: This training was created with Articulate Rise. Please refer to the Articulate 360 System Specifications to ensure your system meets the minimum requirements for viewing.


About this course

The world’s health needs are changing – evolving day to day, sometimes even hour to hour. It is the role of public health to investigate pressing health challenges and develop meaningful interventions that improve conditions affecting population health. Local board of health officials in Massachusetts should have a foundational knowledge of public health in order to be more effective health and wellness leaders in their community.


What you'll learn

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

  • Define key terms such as health, public health, and health equity
  • Cite multiple factors that lead to increased US life expectancy in the 20th century
  • Relate the manner in which the socio-ecological and life course public health conceptual frameworks are connected and distinct
  • Articulate the differences between health spending and what produces health
  • Explain health as a human right

Subject Matter Expert

  • Sandro Galea

    Sandro Galea
     
    Dean, Boston University School of Public Health

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:

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.

* 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

Mini-MPH For Public Health Professionals

Do you have all the foundational public health knowledge you need to be an effective health and wellness leader in your community? 

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Course Information

  • Format: Self-paced
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 5.5 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) to receive up to 5.5 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 0. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_MMPH.
    If you are not seeking CHES contact hours, if you complete the 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
  • Supplemental materials: Course Guide and Technical Requirements (PDF)
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Technical Requirements: This training was created with SoftChalk. Please refer to the SoftChalk System Specifications to ensure your system meets the minimum requirements for viewing.

About this course

The world's health needs are changing - evolving day to day, sometimes even hour to hour. It is the role of public health to investigate pressing challenges and to develop meaningful interventions that improve conditions affecting population health. Through this course created by PHX, and adapted by NEPHTC, local board of health officials in Massachusetts have the opportunity to gain foundational knowledge in public health in order to be more effective health and wellness leaders in their community.

What you'll learn

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

  • Explain the differences between health and public health
  • Understand how data is collected and used in practice
  • Advocate effectively for change
  • Detail the laws and policies related to your daily practice
  • Determine root causes of public health issues, and use a public health approach to address them

Enrollment and Contact Hours

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.


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.


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 UB6HP27877 “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.

The 10 Essential Public Health Services in Action

What are the ten essential public health services and how are they provided at the local level?

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Course Information

  • Format: Self-paced
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1.5 hours
  • Competencies: 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_07012020. 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.
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Supplemental materials: None

  • Pre-requisites: Infectious Disease Case Management,
    Surveillance of Infectious Diseases
  • Articulate
  • Technical Requirements: This training was created with Articulate Rise. Please refer to the Articulate 360 System Specifications to ensure your system meets the minimum requirements for viewing.

About this course

Local health departments are responsible for creating and maintaining conditions that keep people in their communities healthy and safe. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has defined and recently updated 10 essential public health services that communities should undertake to protect and promote the health of all people in their community. This training uses a case study (based on an actual infectious disease outbreak) to relate each step of the investigation to one of the 10 essential public health services. Public health professionals should be able to describe each of these essential services, and should work to ensure that all 10 services are provided in their community.

What you'll learn

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

  • Summarize the 10 essential public health services
  • Describe the three local board of health (LBOH) responsibilities for infectious disease investigation: reporting, case investigation, and controlling further spread of infectious diseases
  • Classify disease investigation activities into one of the 10 essential public health services
  • Give examples of partners that are necessary to deliver the 10 essential public health services
  • List the signs and symptoms of a specific pathogen linked to this case study

Subject Matter Experts


  • Anne Fidler, ScD

    Assistant Dean and
    Professor,
    Boston University
    School of Public Health


  • Kathleen MacVarish, MS

    Associate Professor
    of the Practice
    Boston University
    School of Public Health

Enrollment and Contact Hours

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. Select the Enroll Me button below to enroll for this course. 

Having trouble accessing the course? Contact support@nephtc.org

* 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

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
  • Technical Requirements: This training was creating using HTML5. We recommend the latest version of Google Chrome, Microsoft Bing or Mozilla Firefox for the best viewing experience.

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.

Having trouble accessing the course? Contact support@nephtc.org

Introducción a los Métodos y Estrategias de Alcance

¿Cómo pueden los trabajadores en el campo de la salud crear planes de alcance efectivos que resuelvan las necesidades de las poblaciones vulnerables? Conoce los componentes clave de un plan de alcance efectivo.

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Información del Curso

  • Formato: Autorregulado
  • Costo: Gratuito
  • Duración: 1.5 horas
  • Credencial(s) elegibles para horas de contacto: Patrocinado por New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), un proveedor designado de horas de contacto de educación continua (CECH) en educación para la salud por la Comisión Nacional de Credencial de Educación para la Salud, Inc. Este programa está designado para Especialistas Certificados en Educación de Salud (CHES) y/o Especialistas Certificados en Educación de Salud (MCHES) para recibir hasta un total de 1 horas de contacto de educación continua de Categoría I. Las horas máximas de contacto de educación continua de nivel avanzado son 1. ID del proveedor: 1131137 ID del evento: SS1131137_IMEA.
    Si no está buscando un horario de contacto de CHES/MCHES, si completa el post-test y la evaluación, recibirá un Certificado de Finalización. El certificado incluirá la duración del curso.
  • Competencias: Habilidades de Asociación Comunitaria
  • Nivel de Aprendizaje: Concientización
  • Material Complementario: Guía del Curso y Requisitos Técnicos (PDF)
  • Requisitos: Ninguno

Sobre este curso

Como un promotor de salud en la comunidad, una función clave es proveerles cuidados a poblaciones vulnerables para poder conectarlos con los servicios apropiados. Para lograr esto, los trabajadores en el campo de la salud deben identificar cuando debería realizarse una tarea de alcance y como desarrollar un plan de alcance efectivo.


Qué aprenderás

Tras completar este curso, podrás:

  • Describir qué son las tareas de alcance y los componentes del Modelo de Alcance de la Salud
  • Identificar las cualidades y características de una población vulnerable y qué inicia el trabajo de alcance
  • Conocer tips que te mantendrán seguro en tus esfuerzos
  • Describir cómo seleccionar métodos y estrategias de alcance efectivos
  • Listar los elementos de un plan de alcance efectivo

Experta en el Tema

Horario de Registro y Contacto

El Certificado de Realización incluirá la duración del módulo. Generalmente 50-60 minutos equivalen a 1 hora de contacto. Las horas de contacto pueden utilizarse para cumplir con los requisitos de ciertas credenciales. Confirme con su ente acreditador para verificar si este tema cumple con sus requisitos de educación continua.

¿No puedes acceder al curso? Contacta a support@nephtc.org


Reconocimiento:

Este Proyecto ha sido/fue subsidiado por la Administración de Recursos y Servicios de Salud (HRSA) del Departamento de Salud y Servicios Sociales de los Estados Unidos (HHS) bajo el número de subsidio UB6HP27877 “Programa Centro Regional de Entrenamiento en Salud”. La información, contenido y conclusiones son propias del autor y no deben considerarse como la posición o política oficial del HRSA, HHS o del Gobierno de los Estados Unidos.

Introduction to Outreach Methods and Strategies

How can community health workers create effective outreach plans that address the needs of vulnerable populations? Learn about the key components of an effective outreach plan.


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Course Information

  • Format: Self-paced
  • 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: SS1131137_IOMS.
    If you are not seeking CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Community Partnership Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Supplemental materials: Course Guide and Technical Requirements (PDF)
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Technical Requirements: This training was created with Articulate Storyline. Please refer to the Articulate 360 System Specifications to ensure your system meets the minimum requirements for viewing.


About this course

As a community health outreach worker, a key function of the role is providing health outreach to vulnerable populations in order to connect them with the appropriate enabling services. In order to do so, community health workers must be able to identify when outreach should occur and how to develop the most effective outreach plan.


What you'll learn

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

  • Articulate what outreach is and the components of the Health Outreach Model
  • Identify qualities and characteristics of vulnerable populations and what triggers outreach
  • List tips to keep you safe in your outreach efforts
  • Describe how to choose effective outreach methods and strategies
  • Outline the elements of an effective outreach plan

Subject Matter Expert

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.

Having 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 UB6HP27877 “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.

Dealing with Stress in Disasters: Building Psychological Resilience

How can we identify and cope with stressful situations and build psychological resilience?


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Course Information

  • Audience: Local public health workers and emergency responders, managers or planners
  • Format: Self-paced
  • 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 0. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_DWSID
    If you are not seeking 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: Awareness
  • Supplemental materials: None
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Technical Requirements: This training was created with SoftChalk. Please refer to the SoftChalk System Specifications to ensure your system meets the minimum requirements for viewing.


About this course

Disasters and emergencies are emotionally-charged events that occur with little, if any, warning. They can result in severe life-threatening situations, prevent vast segments of the population access to shelter, food, water, and medical care, and interfere with communication and transportation. Those affected often experience feelings of confusion, fear, hopelessness, sleeplessness, anxiety, grief, shock, guilt, and shame. Local public health workers and emergency responders assume the responsibility of ensuring the health and safety of affected people, helping them cope with the devastating situation, and re-establishing normal function. However, this responsibility can take a heavy toll on public health workers and emergency responders as well, particularly in emotionally-charged situations with widespread turmoil. Public health workers and emergency responders should be able to identify and cope with stressful situations and build psychological resilience to mitigate the emotional toll that emergencies and disasters take on them.


What you'll learn

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

  • Summarize the biology and physiology of the stress response and the effects on health
  • Recognize three major types of stress as categorized by severity and chronicity
  • Identify the types of compassion fatigue, risk factors, and coping strategies
  • List attributes of psychological resilience and individual coping strategies
  • Describe other types of resilience (group, family, community, cultural, organizational)
  • Discuss the goals of Psychological First Aid (PFA) and five components when caring for others

Subject Matter Expert


  • Ojaswini Bakshi
    Ojaswini Bakshi

    MPH
    Program Director, Local Public Health Institute of Massachusetts




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.

Having 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: Mental Health

Building a Culture of Resilience

What quick learning is available to support public health professionals develop resilience at the community, organizational or personal level during times of adversity and significant stress?

 
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Register

Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals, especially those managing teams and influencing the community, interested in promoting resilience.
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time:

    2019-2021 and ongoing

  • Price:

    Free

  • Time: A continuously growing collection of  microlearnings, covering 3 topic areas, mostly under 5 minutes. Takes 2 hours to complete all training.
  • Credential(s) eligible for 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: Building Resiliency in Extended Events (Sessions 1, 2 and 3) 

    Building Resiliency in Extended Events (Sessions 4, 5 and 6)
    Both of these courses are CHES/MCHES eligible.

  • Supplemental materials: Session PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites:

About this Course

Resilience is defined by psychologists as the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, or significant sources of stress. This collection of micro-learnings and resources will equip learners with practical actions and tools that can be applied in any environment by changing thoughts and behaviors in times of adversity and trauma.



How to Use this Resource

Select from the below topics as you need learning, are preparing to engage with your community, elected officials and governing boards, or your workforce/ team. Or explore the opportunities for yourself.


What You'll Learn

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

  • Obtain resilience micro-learnings and resources for use in public health


Collaboration

This resource was developed by the Public Health Learning Network, a consortium of regional Public Health Training Centers, the country’s most comprehensive resource for public health workforce development. Program management and instructional design of this resource was provided by the Midwest Public Health Training Center.



Registration and Contact Hours

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

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

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

Category: Mental Health

An Introduction to One Health

What is One Health and how is it relevant to public health practitioners?


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Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals, nurses, veterinarians, human health clinicians, environmental scientists, students, and others interested in the health of humans, animals and the environment
  • Format: Self-paced online training
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential eligible for contact hours:

    CHES: 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: 08122020. 
    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.

  • Credential eligible for contact hours: NCPD (Nursing Continued Professional Development)  Accreditation: Boston University School of Medicine Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
    Contact Hours: 1.0
  • Competencies: Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion trainings: None
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Technical Requirements: This training was created with Articulate Storyline. Please refer to the Articulate 360 System Specifications to ensure your system meets the minimum requirements for viewing.


About this course

Have you heard the term “One Health” but aren’t quite sure what it means or how it is different from public health? This course introduces One Health (human-animal-environmental health) to the public health practitioner. Areas of focus include zoonotic and vectorborne diseases, pollution and ecosystem change, comparative medicine, and human-animal-environment interactions. Multiple examples are provided, including for COVID-19. You’ll come away with a new perspective on health! 

What you'll learn

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

  • Define One Health
  • Provide examples of how humans, animals and the environment are interconnected
  • List the major competency areas for One Health practice
  • List four main topic areas of One Health and provide examples within each and their areas of overlapping
  • Describe multiple One Health aspects of COVID-19


Subject Matter Expert


  • Lynn Zanradi Blevins

  • Lynn Zanradi Blevins has been practicing public health in government and academic settings for 20 years in the areas of infectious disease, environmental health, emergency preparedness, and One Health (human-animal-environmental health).



    Faculty Planning Committee 

    Lynn Blevins, MD, MPH - Faculty/Planning Committee has no relevant financial relationships to disclose and does not plan on discussing unlabeled/investigational uses of a commercial product

    Karen McKenny, RN - CNE Course Advisor has no relevant financial relationships to disclose

    Carmela Townsend, DNP, MS/MBA, RN, Accredited Provider Activity Director has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

    Naomi Moeller, BA, CHCP – Planning Committee has no relevant financial relationships disclose.


    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.

    Disclosure Policy:

    Boston University School of Medicine asks all individuals involved in the development and presentation of Accredited Continuing Education activities to disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies. This information is disclosed to all activity participants prior to the start of the educational activity. Boston University School of Medicine has procedures to mitigate all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies. In addition, faculty members are asked to disclose when any unapproved use of pharmaceuticals and devices is being discussed. In accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education, all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies that faculty, planners, authors and anyone who may be in control of content have been mitigated.

    Disclaimer:

    THIS CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM IS INTENDED SOLELY FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES FOR QUALIFIED HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS. IN NO EVENT SHALL BOSTON UNIVERSITY BE LIABLE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN IN RELIANCE ON THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE PROGRAM. IN NO EVENT SHOULD THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE PROGRAM BE USED AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL CARE. NO PHYSICIAN-PATIENT RELATIONSHIP

    * 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