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Category: Workshop

Challenging Public Health: Saru Jayaraman

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

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Course Information

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

About this Recording

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


What you'll learn

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

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

Moderator

  • Sandro Galea

    Sandro Galea
    @SANDROGALEA

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

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

    Subject Matter Expert

    • Saru Jayaraman

      Saru Jayaraman
      @SARUJAYARAMAN

      President, One Fair Wage

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


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

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

Category: Webinars

Challenging Public Health: Rebecca Traister

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

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Course Information

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

About this Recording

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


What you'll learn

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

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

Moderator

  • Sandro Galea

    Sandro Galea
    @SANDROGALEA

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

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

    Subject Matter Expert

    • Rebecca Traister

      Rebecca Traister
      @RTRAISTER

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


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

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

Category: Webinars

Moving the Needle on the Social Determinants of Health

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

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Course Information

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

About this Recording

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


What you'll learn

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

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

Subject Matter Experts

  • Gail Christopher

    Gail Christopher
    @DRGCCHRISTOPHER

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

  • Laura Magana

    Laura Magaña
    @LAURAMAGVALL

    President and CEO Association of Schools
    and Programs of
    Public Health

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

  • Alonzo Plough

    Alonzo Plough
    @ALONZOPLOUGH

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

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

  • Rhitu Chatterjee

    Rhitu Chatterjee
    @RHITUC

    MODERATOR
    Health Correspondent,

    NPR

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

  • Eric Goosby

    Eric Goosby
    @DRERICGOOSBY

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

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

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

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

Category: Webinars

The Next Normal: Mental Health

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

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Course Information

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

About this Recording

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


What you'll learn

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

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

Subject Matter Experts

  • M. Daniele Fallin

    M. Daniele Fallin
    @FALLINDANI

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

  • Briana Mezuk

    Briana Mezuk
    @UMICHSPH

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

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

  • Courtney Thomas Tobin

    Courtney Thomas Tobin
    @DRTHOMASTOBIN

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

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

  • Katie Wang

    Katie Wang
    @YALESPH

    Assistant Professor,
    Yale School of
    Public Health

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

  • Deborah Becker

    Lynn Jolicoeur
    @LMJOLICOEUR

    MODERATOR, Producer and Reporter, WBUR

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

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

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

Category: Webinars

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

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Course Information

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

About this Recording

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


What you'll learn

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

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

Subject Matter Experts

  • Donato Tramuto

    Donato Tramuto

    @DONATOTRAMUTO

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

  • Maria Bustos

    Maria Bustos (SPH '18)

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

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


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

Category: Webinars

The Next Normal: Civil Liberties and Health

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

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Course Information

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

About this Recording

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

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


What you'll learn

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

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

Subject Matter Experts

  • Nancy Berlinger

    Nancy Berlinger
    @HASTINGSCENTER

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

  • Colleen Flood

    Colleen Flood
    @COLLEENFLOOD2

    Professor and University Research Chair,
    University of Ottawa

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

  • Chantal Da Silva

    Chantal Da Silva
    @CHANTALADASILVA

    MODERATOR
    Freelance journalist working for NBC News

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

  • Ruqaiijah Yearby

    Ruqaiijah Yearby
    @RUQAIIJAH

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

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

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

Category: Webinars

The Next Normal: Politics and Health

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

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Course Information

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

About this Recording

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


What you'll learn

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

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

Subject Matter Experts

  • Kellie Carter Jackson

    Kellie Carter Jackson
    @KCARTERJACKSON

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

  • Sandra Barnes

    Sandra Barnes
    @SANDRALBARNES1

    Professor, Vanderbilt University

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

  • David Bateman

    David Bateman
    @DAVIDALEXBATEMA

    Associate Professor, Cornell University

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

  • Kavita Patel

    Kavita Patel
    @KAVITAPMD

    Primary Care Physician and Nonresident Fellow, Brookings Institution

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

  • Kay Lazar

    Kay Lazar
    @GLOBEKAYLAZAR

    MODERATOR Health Reporter, The Boston Globe

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

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Category: Webinars

The Next Normal: Education and Health

How can we use lessons learned about modalities and systems that work well to improve personalized education and to widen access, fostering “equicovery” (i.e. recovery that promotes equity)?

    

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Tuesday, October 5th 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1.25 hours
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_NNEH
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills, Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

The COVID-19 pandemic forced students and teachers out of the classroom and in front of computers. What did we learn from this unplanned shift to virtual learning and its impact on the future of education? This program is a part of “The Next Normal” series, designed to take a moment to pause and ask, as we emerge from the pandemic, what we have learned and why, in order to promote the health of all, we cannot return to pre-pandemic normal.


What you'll learn

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

  • Discuss 6 key considerations for adapting disability research methods and practices in response to restrictions due to COVID pandemic
  • Describe “best practices” of disability research, as learned from experience of international research teams
  • Discuss inequalities in educational opportunities highlighted by COVID pandemic
  • Identify positive aspects of educational experience prompted by COVID that will be used long-term going forward
  • Describe the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings that assess how universities address social good by delivery of Sustainable Delivery Goals
  • Describe the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings that assess how universities address social good by delivery of Sustainable Delivery Goals

Subject Matter Experts

  • Morgon Banks

    Morgon Banks
    @MORGONBANKS

    Assistant Professor, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Morgon is a mixed methods researcher working on a number of projects on disability. Her primary research focus is in disability, poverty and social protection in low- and middle-income countries. Current projects include: PENDA project (funded by FCDO): evaluates 8 interventions that aim to improve the well-being of people with disabilities in low and middle-income countries. COVID-19 and disability (funded by IDS): assessing the experience of people with disabilities in India, Zambia, Ghana, Bangladesh and Turkey (Syrian refugees in Istanbul) during the pandemic and their inclusion in COVID-19 response measures. Innovation to Inclusion (funded by UKAID): evaluates the i2i programme, which seeks to improve access of people with disabilities in Kenya and Bangladesh to waged employment. Impact evaluation of the Disability Allowance in the Maldives (funded by 3ie): explores the impact of the Disability Allowance, a monthly cash transfer, on poverty, well-being and quality of life amongst people with disabilities. Addressing Local Barriers to Inclusive Education for Children with a Disability in the Sahel (funded by Norwegian Research Council): identifies children with disabilities in Niger using the Key Informant Method and compares access to education between children with and without disabilites. Morgon has presented her research at the United Nations’ Conference of State Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the European Parliament and to a variety of academic, NGO/iNGO, and government audiences. She is a contributor to the UN Flagship Report on Disability & Development and the lead author on the Economic Costs of Exclusion and Gains of Inclusion of People with Disabilities.

  • Phil Baty

    Phil Baty
    @PHIL_BATY

    Chief Knowledge Officer, Times Higher Education

  • Phil Baty is an international authority on university performance and strategy, with 25 years of experience in global higher education, including a decade (2009-2019) as Editor of the prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings and its derivative analyses. He is an award-winning journalist and a sought-after speaker and commentator. Phil was the creator of the THE World Academic Summit and he leads the team that organises the summit and THE’s extensive series of global university leadership events and awards. He tweets from @Phil_Baty

  • Chrishana Lloyd

    Chrishana Lloyd
    @CHILDTRENDS

    Senior Research Scientist, Child Trends

  • Chrishana M. Lloyd, PhD, is a nationally recognized expert on the study and implementation of interventions to support early childhood professionals in environments such as home, community, and Head Start child care settings. She has more than 20 years of experience in the social science and education fields and considerable experience with applied place-based research and technical assistance and has served as the primary investigator (PI) and/or lead implementation researcher on both federal and privately funded research projects. In addition to her research experience, Dr. Lloyd has led or served as a member of federal and state-level early childhood-focused workgroups and has consulted with many education and social service agencies, including the Bank Street Education Center and the National Association of Social Workers. She has also authored numerous reports, articles, and technical assistance resources focused on early childhood interventions and supports for implementation, and actively uses innovative research methods like eco mapping and audio and video taping strategies to support and understand the work of early care and education professionals. A common theme throughout Dr. Lloyd’s career is the integration of research and policy to inform and support the application of equitable and high-quality practices in early childhood.

  • Deborah Becker

    Deborah Becker
    @WBURDEBBECKER

    MODERATOR Senior Correspondent and Host, WBUR

  • Deborah Becker is a senior correspondent and host at WBUR. Her reporting focuses on the criminal legal system, mental health and addiction. She is a substitute host on several WBUR programs. Becker’s reporting also has been featured on National Public Radio and on radio stations throughout New England. Her work on the Massachusetts drug lab scandals was highlighted in the 2020 Netflix documentary “How to Fix a Drug Scandal.” Becker has received numerous awards for her reporting, interviewing, newscasts and investigative reporting. She has also completed several fellowships – including the 2015 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Health Coverage Fellowship, the 2016 Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellowship and the 2019 National Press Foundation Science Journalism Fellowship. Deborah studied journalism at St. Bonaventure University. She lives with her family in central Massachusetts.

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Category: Webinars

Improving Public Health Through Industry Partnerships

How can public health researchers and practitioners best create win/win situations between academia and industry that also balance social and corporate goals?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Thursday, September 30th 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1.25 hours
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_IPHTIP
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Policy Development/Program Planning Skills, Communication Skills, Financial Planning and Management Skills, Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness and Performance
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

IDEA Hub is a new initiative at BUSPH to accelerate population health improvements through non-traditional methods, including industry partnerships. It aims to create mutually beneficial opportunities that enhance the science of public health, translate science into practice, and serve a business need for partners.


What you'll learn

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

  • Define the three-pronged goal of BUSPH Idea Hub’s academic partnerships with industry
  • Describe the impact of public health crises on business in terms of lost productivity and consumption, using the COVID-19 pandemic as an example
  • List 4 areas in which public health can contribute innovative solutions to address economic issues of public health problems
  • Describe how academic public health professionals can engage with private partners to address several public health concerns, including mental health, health misinformation in social media, breast cancer screening, climate change, pediatric diabetes, pharmaceutical access, and use of medical records to identify unmet social needs.

Subject Matter Experts

  • Monica Wang

    Monica Wang
    @DRMONICAWANG

    Associate Professor of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health

  • Dr. Wang is an Associate Professor of Community Health Sciences at the Boston University School of Public Health, an Adjunct Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and an Associate Director of Narrative at the BU Center for Antiracist Research. Dr. Wang is nationally recognized as a leading health equity researcher in obesity and chronic disease prevention. She directs community-engaged research to target racial inequities in health and pursues cross-sector collaborations to promote health and health equity through public health interventions and policies. Dr. Wang has generated over $4 million in federal and foundation funding for her program of research and published over 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts and over a dozen policy and public engagement documents. One of her current studies is a randomized controlled trial of a youth empowerment intervention to reduce consumption of sugary drinks and obesity risk through youth narratives. As an expert in curriculum development, case-based teaching, and digital learning design, Dr. Wang has developed and taught graduate courses (traditional, in-person, and hybrid) on the social determinants of health at Harvard and Boston University since 2010. Dr. Wang has received numerous national, regional, and institutional awards for her research, teaching, and service, including the Society of Behavioral Medicine Early Investigator Award, the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Ten Outstanding Young Leaders Award, and the Boston University School of Public Health Excellence in Teaching Award. At the national level, she advances science communication initiatives through her role as former Chair and current member of the Civic and Public Engagement Committee of the Society of Behavioral Medicine.

  • Vanessa Edouard

    Vanessa Edouard
    @BUIDEAHUB

    Director of Strategic Initiatives and Managing Director of idea hub,
    Boston University
    School of Public Health

  • Michael McClean

    Michael McClean
    @BUSPH

    Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Advancement, Boston University School of Public Health

  • Dr. Michael McClean is the Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Advancement and a Professor of Environmental Health at the Boston University School of Public Health. His research interests focus on the use of biological markers to assess environmental and occupational exposures with respect to exposure-related disease. Trained as an industrial hygienist, he is interested in improving upon traditional exposure assessment methods by developing innovative approaches for assessing exposure via multiple pathways and for analyzing biological data. Previously, Dr. McClean has investigated exposure to polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in indoor environments, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons exposure among asphalt workers, jet fuel exposure among US military personnel, and gene-environment interactions in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Currently, he is investigating an epidemic of chronic kidney disease among Central American workers, as well as the long-term neurological consequences of exposure to head impacts. He also directs an NIEHS pre-doctoral training program focused on Environmental Epidemiology in Community Settings.


  • Jaimie Gradus
    Jaimie Gradus
    @JAIMIEGRADUS

    Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health

  • Jaimie L. Gradus is an Associate Professor Epidemiology at Boston University School of Public Health and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. She received her BA in psychology from Stony Brook University, her MPH with a concentration in epidemiology and biostatistics and DSc in epidemiology at Boston University and her DMSc at Aarhus University. Dr. Gradus’s research interests are in the epidemiology of trauma and trauma-related disorders, with a particular focus on suicide outcomes. She was the winner of the 2009 Lilienfeld Student Prize from the Society for Epidemiologic Research for her paper on the association between PTSD and death from suicide in the population of Denmark. Dr. Gradus has been the recipient of multiple National Institute of Mental Health and foundation grant awards to conduct psychiatric epidemiologic research in both veterans and the general population.

  • Prasad Patil

    Prasad Patil
    @BUBIOSTATS

    Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health

  • Dr. Patil is a former postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health Department of Biostatistics/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology with Giovanni Parimigiani. He completed his PhD in Biostatistics from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with Jeff Leek. His professional interests include personalized medicine, genomics, prediction, data visualization, and study reproducibility/replicability. Dr. Patil is currently working on: – Multi-study prediction – Statistical definitions for reproducibility and replicability. – Stable and interpretable prediction methods for gene expression data. The contexts are cancer risk classifcation and survival prediction. – Assessing the additional value a genomic signature can provide beyond standard clinical measurements in a randomized trial setting. – Interactive health visualizations executable in one line from R. – Automated analysis templates with the ability to compare results after parameters have been changed.

  • Megan Healey

    Megan Healey
    @MEGANHEALS

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Public Health

  • Megan Healey, PhD, MPH is a molecular epidemiologist with expertise in epigenetics and breast cancer. Dr. Healey uses population-based studies to investigate molecular and behavioral determinants of cancer subtypes and prognosis. Trained as a bench scientist, Dr. Healey completed research fellowships in cancer epigenetics at Johns Hopkins and cancer epidemiology at Harvard. She transitioned from biomedical science to public health in hopes of leveraging her interdisciplinary background to improve the health of populations. Part of that mission is to help train our future leaders in public health. Dr. Healey is invested in bringing innovative, integrated and practical approaches to learning in the classroom, particularly in large courses. Currently, Dr. Healey teaches Quantitative Methods for Public Health, Concepts and Methods in Epidemiology, and Nutritional Epidemiology. In 2017, she received the BUSPH Educational Innovation Award and is the recipient of several BUSPH Excellence in Teaching Awards. Dr. Healey is the Director of MPH Programs.

  • Paul Shafer

    Paul Shafer
    @SHAFERPR

    Assistant Professor, Health Law, Policy, and Management, Boston University School of Public Health

  • Dr. Shafer is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Law, Policy, and Management at the Boston University School of Public Health and co-director of the Boston University Medicaid Policy Lab. He is also a fellow with the Boston University Institute for Health System Innovation and Policy and affiliate faculty of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research. His research focuses on the effects of state and federal health insurance policy on coverage, health care use, and health equity. He is also an investigator at the Partnered Evidence-based Policy Resource Center at the VA Boston Healthcare System, where his research focuses on veterans’ access to care. His big picture interest is in understanding the effect of health and social policies on health and well-being. Do they actually work and are the benefits distributed equitably? If they don’t work or have unintended consequences, can we understand why and propose changes? He previously served as a research economist in the Center for Health Policy Science and Tobacco Research at RTI International and junior fellow in the Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. He is a former Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Research Scholar, which amplified his commitment to policy-engaged scholarship and research translation. He holds a PhD in health policy and management with a concentration in health economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an MA in applied economics from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a BA in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • Greg Wellenius

    Greg Wellenius
    @GWELLENIUS

    Professor of Environmental
    Health,
    Boston University

  • Gregory Wellenius, ScD leverages his training in epidemiology, environmental health, and human physiology to lead research focused on assessing the human health impacts of the built environment in the context of a rapidly changing climate. His team has made a number of notable contributions to our understanding of the health risks associated with air pollution, noise pollution, other features of our physical environment, and those posed by a changing climate. A key goal of his team’s research is to provide the actionable scientific evidence needed to ensure that our communities are as resilient, sustainable, and healthy as possible, emphasizing the benefits to human health of climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts. Before coming to Boston University, Dr. Wellenius served as faculty and Director of Brown University’s Center for Environmental Health and Technology and Elected Councilor of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE). He has previously taught courses on epidemiology methods, climate change and human health, and methods in environmental epidemiology. He has a strong track record of mentoring undergraduate students, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. Dr. Wellenius is the 2019 recipient of the ISEE Tony McMichael Mid-Term Career Award and the 2018 recipient of the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Brown University School of Public Health.

  • Peter Rockers

    Peter Rockers
    @BUSPH


    Assistant Professor of Global Health,
    Boston University School of Public Health

  • Dr. Rockers is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health at the Boston University School of Public Health, where he is also the Director of the Monitoring and Evaluation Certificate program. His research is primarily concerned with evaluating the impacts of health system strengthening interventions and policies in low- and middle-income countries using experimental methods. He is particularly interested in interventions that aim to improve early childhood development outcomes in high poverty settings. Dr. Rockers is currently Co-Principal Investigator for a large cluster-randomized trial in South Africa evaluating the feasibility and impact of an innovative package of early childhood interventions delivered by community health workers. Dr. Rockers is involved in several projects focused on access to medicines. He is Co-Principle Investigator for a project developing a framework for evaluating pharmaceutical industry-led access to medicines programs. He is also Co-Investigator for a cluster-randomized trial in Kenya evaluating the impact of a medicine access program on the availability and price of NCD medicines.

  • Craig Ross

    Craig Ross
    @CSROSS017

    Executive Director,
    idea hub,
    Boston University
    School of Public Health

  • Craig S. Ross serves as Executive Director of the idea hub at Boston University School of Public Health and holds a faculty position in the Epidemiology Department. Dr. Ross conducts research at the intersection of commerce and public health, with a particular focus on the influence of commercially-promoted products on the health of vulnerable populations including children, adolescents, women, and immigrants. Dr. Ross has published more than 40 research studies examining the influence of alcohol advertising on underage drinking. He conducts innovative research on the use of multiple tobacco products including vaping products and heat-not-burn tobacco products. He is also interested in novel research designs using ecological momentary assessment methods to examine real-life contexts for substance use. Dr. Ross has developed unique mixed research methods to collaborate with firearm owners to design firearm suicide prevention programs. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Ross worked for more than 20 years as a business strategy consultant and more than 10 years in semiconductor manufacturing designing statistical software products for manufacturing process control. He received a Ph.D. in epidemiology in 2014 from the Boston University School of Public Health where he was awarded a pre-doctoral training grant through the Boston University Reproductive Perinatal and Pediatric Epidemiology (BURPPE) program. Dr. Ross was awarded the New Investigator Award by the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine in 2014. He received in Masters in Business Administration from Northeastern University in 1991 and his B.S. in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1982.

  • Maria Tjilos

    Maria Tjilos
    @BUSPH

    Master of Public
    Health Student,
    Boston University School of Public Health

Registration

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

Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: Nurses, Community health workers, Public health professionals, Health services managers
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: November 10, 2021
    12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hour. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hour is 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_11102021.
    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
  • Learning Level: Performance
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites None

About this Webinar 

Participants will learn how to work within communities to identify public health needs and design a community focused advocacy campaign. The case study used to convey this objective is the Rhode Island statewide Sugary Drinks Tax advocacy campaign to fund the Retail SNAP Incentive Program.


What you'll learn

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

  • Identify a community need through coalition building and direct service avenues
  • Define the goals of the campaign and communication strategy
  • Develop the timeline, activities and deliverables schedule for the campaign
  • Evaluate the campaign and disseminate findings across community and political groups

Subject Matter Expert

  • Kerri Connolly
    Kerri Connolly,
    Food Access Program Manager

  • Kerri Connolly is the Program Manager of the Food Access Division of the Rhode Island Public Health Institute and holds a secondary appointment as Project Director at the Center for Health Equity at Brown University School of Public Health. Kerri is responsible for both the big-­‐picture strategic vision and the day-­‐to-­‐day operations of a policy advocacy campaign to expand SNAP incentives into retail settings through the implementation of sugary drinks tax. She has her six-sigma green belt certification in project management and has 10 years of experience implementing community driven projects and programs. Kerri served in the Peace Corps in the Youth Development & Health Program and as a member of the Monitoring, Reporting & Evaluation Committee. Her strengths lie in developing measurable and sustainable community driven solutions, programs and policy initiatives to community identified public health concerns. Kerri has her BS in Nutrition from Simmons University and is currently pursuing her MPH at Brown University.

Registration

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

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

Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Thursday, December 2nd 2020 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST.
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_12022021. 
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Policy Development/Program Planning Skills, Communication Skills, Cultural Competency Skills
  • Learning Level: Performance
  • Companion trainings: Deepening Your Impact for Self-Paced Trainings:  Scoping Down Trainings to be More Action Oriented

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

About this workshop  

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

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


What you'll learn

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

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

Subject Matter Experts


  • Dr. Ariela Freedman, PhD, MPH, MAT

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


  • Will Robertson

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

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

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Enrollment and Contact Hours

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

Acknowledgement:

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

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

Category: Webinars

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

Are your training scripts and voices relatable to your audience?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, November 3rd 2020 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST.
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_11032021. 
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Policy Development/Program Planning Skills, Communication Skills, Cultural Competency Skills
  • Learning Level: Performance
  • Companion trainings: Deepening Your Impact for Self-Paced Trainings: Scoping Down Trainings to be More Action Oriented

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

About this workshop

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

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


Learning objectives

After completing the workshop, participants will be able to:

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

Subject Matter Expert

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

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

Contributors

  • Jamie Berberena

    Jamie Berberena

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

  • McKenzie Wren

    McKenzie Wren

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

  • Patrice Holt

    Patrice Holt

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

    Enrollment and Contact Hours

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

    Acknowledgement:

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

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

Category: Webinars

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

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

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Thursday, October 7th 2020 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST.
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID:

    PM1131137_10072021 

    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Policy Development/Program Planning Skills, Communication Skills, Cultural Competency Skills
  • Learning Level: Performance
  • Companion trainings: Deepening Your Impact for Self-Paced Trainings: Considerations When Choosing Voices and How to Use Relatable Language

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

About this workshop

Deepening Your Impact

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

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

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


What you'll learn

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

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

Subject Matter Expert


  • Dr. Ariela Freedman, PhD, MPH, MAT

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

Enrollment and Contact Hours

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

Acknowledgement:

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

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

Category: Webinars

Epidemiology and Race: Why and How We Study Racial Health Disparities (Part 3)

How do social conditions influence health inequalities and what are some explanations for cross-societal differences and similarities?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Program administrators/managers, data managers, data analysts and program evaluators, and public health workforce members.
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Friday, February 26, 2021: 12:30 – 2:00 PM
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 3 part series, 1.5 hours each
  • 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: SS1131137_ER3. If you are not seeking  CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills, Policy Development/Program Planning Skills, Cultural Competency Skills, Community Dimensions of Practice Skills, Public Health Sciences Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings:

    Epidemiology and Race Part 1

    Epidemiology and Race Part 2

  • Supplemental materials: NA
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Seminar

This series of panels will examine how race and racial health disparities are studied in epidemiology. The first panel in our series will explore the history of census data, how data on race are collected and studied, and the implications of how this data are used in population health science.

What you'll learn

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

  • List 5 proxy measures of race and how each might be used to assess association with different health outcomes
  • Describe 5 alternative approaches to better capture the experience of small populations
  • Discuss reasons for the importance of community involvement in understanding race and racial health disparities
  • Discuss concerns about adjusting for some geographic and demographic variables in understanding racial inequities
  • Describe how social policies and indicators over time indicate the presence of structural racism/li>
  • Describe characteristics of three research methods to investigate “intersectionality” or the existence of several simultaneous identities

Subject Matter Experts

  • Wayne Giles

    Wayne Giles

    Dean and Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago

    • Chanelle Howe

      Chanelle Howe

      Associate Professor, Brown University

    • Sherman James

      Sherman James

      Susan B. King Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Public Policy, Duke Sanford School of Public Policy

    • Jennifer Manly

      Jennifer Manly

      Professor, Columbia University

    • Jay Kaufman

      Jay Kaufman

      MODERATOR President, Society for Epidemiologic Research

    Registration

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

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

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

Category: Webinars

Epidemiology and Race: Why and How We Study Racial Health Disparities (Part 2)

What are some key aspects of discrimination and oppression that are important to measure when examining the effects of multiple oppressions on marginalized populations?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Program administrators/managers, data managers, data analysts and program evaluators, and public health workforce members.
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Friday, February 26, 2021, 10:00 – 11:30 AM
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 3 part series, 1.5 hours each
  • 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: SS1131137_ER2. If you are not seeking  CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills, Policy Development/Program Planning Skills, Cultural Competency Skills, Community Dimensions of Practice Skills, Public Health Sciences Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings:

    Epidemiology and Race Part 1

    Epidemiology and Race Part 3

  • Supplemental materials: NA
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Seminar

This series of panels will examine how race and racial health disparities are studied in epidemiology. The first panel in our series will explore the history of census data, how data on race are collected and studied, and the implications of how this data are used in population health science.

What you'll learn

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

  • Describe how use of race correction in measurement tools may result in inappropriate or invalid interpretation
  • Discuss opportunities for addressing implicit bias in using epidemiologic data
  • Describe a community intervention to improve medication usage identified by pharmaco-epidemiologic studies
  • Explain the difference in the definitions of race based on biology and social constructs and how they relate to disease risk
  • Discuss how the concept of “intersectionality” helps understand the effects of racism and oppression on individual, interpersonal, institutional, and structural levels

Subject Matter Experts

  • Wayne Giles

    Wayne Giles

    Dean and Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago

    • Chanelle Howe

      Chanelle Howe

      Associate Professor, Brown University

    • Sherman James

      Sherman James

      Susan B. King Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Public Policy, Duke Sanford School of Public Policy

    • Jennifer Manly

      Jennifer Manly

      Professor, Columbia University

    • Jay Kaufman

      Jay Kaufman

      MODERATOR President, Society for Epidemiologic Research

    Registration

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

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

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

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The Vermont Way: Communicating through science and clear public health messaging

Have you wondered how Vermont’s response to the pandemic has kept the number of infections by most measures the lowest in the nation?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public health practitioners, health care providers, social workers, public health advocates, leaders at community-based organizations, and anyone else who is curious about social marketing and Vermont’s relative success in managing the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Format: Online Webinar
  • Date/Time: May 5th, 2021
    12:00 - 1:30 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1.5 hours
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_05052021 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
    Policy Development Skills
    Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
    Cultural Competency Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness and Performance
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:Session PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites None


About this Webinar

In February of 2020 Vermont began preparing for what became the COVID-19 pandemic. From the start, the Governor and the people supporting him, most notably the Commissioner at the Vermont Department of Health, relied on science and the data at hand to inform the public. During this session, you will learn the principles of effective marketing in public health and how Vermont applied the principles in its messaging.


What you'll learn

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

  • Summarize the basic components of a public health communications strategy
  • Outline what worked well with respect to the Vermont Department of Health communication approach to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Recognize some common pitfalls to avoid in public health communications
  • Apply principles of effective communications strategy by analyzing a current campaign


Subject Matter Expert

  • Gregory Wellenius

    Rebecca Brookes

  • Over the past 40 years, Rebecca has worked nationally and internationally in many areas of public health marketing and behavior change, including the Tobacco Control Programs for New York State and Vermont. She’s worked for the Ford Foundation, the US Embassy in the Dominican Republic, Planned Parenthood International Federation and Planned Parenthood Federation of America (where she was national Director of Social Marketing), and trained national grantees for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to embed behavior change into programs. Rebecca was on staff at VDH from 2012-2017, where she worked on the Medicaid Tobacco Benefit Expansion and Promotion Initiative and was a co-author on the subsequent article “A Framework for Effective Promotion of a Medicaid Tobacco Cessation Benefit,” published in Health Promotion Practice in July 2020. She has been on the editorial board for Social Marketing Quarterly since 2013. She currently holds a legislative appointment to the Vermont Substance Misuse Prevention Oversight and Advisory Council, which advises the Governor and legislature on policy for tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, and prescription drugs. Her profile as a social marketer in public health will be the first inclusion of social marketing in the upcoming third edition of 101+ Careers In Public Health published by Columbia University.

  • Gregory Wellenius

    Shari Levine

  • Shari Levine has extensive professional experience in communications and in writing for various public and professional audiences. She has a demonstrated history of working in the health, wellness and fitness industry. Shari’s experience includes consulting with nonprofit organizations, use of program evaluation and also editing, journalism, and creative writing. She is known as a strong media and communication professional. Shari earned her Master of Public Health (MPH) degree focused on Health Education and Behavioral Sciences from Emory University. Presently, she is the Information Director for the Vermont Department of Health, Division of Maternal and Child Health. She has served on the VDH COVID 19 Crisis and Emergency Response (CERC) team over this past year, in which data, assessment, message design, and evaluation were used to inform Vermonters of the risks and the nature of COVID 19.

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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

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Course Information

  • Audience: Program administrators/managers, data managers, data analysts and program evaluators, and public health workforce members.
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Thursday, February 25, 2021, 4:30 – 6:00 PM
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 3 part series, 1.5 hours each
  • 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: SS1131137_ER1. If you are not seeking  CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Analytical/Assessment Skills, Policy Development/Program Planning Skills, Cultural Competency Skills, Community Dimensions of Practice Skills, Public Health Sciences Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings:

    Epidemiology and Race Part 2

    Epidemiology and Race Part 3

  • Supplemental materials: NA
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Seminar

This series of panels will examine how race and racial health disparities are studied in epidemiology. The first panel in our series will explore the history of census data, how data on race are collected and studied, and the implications of how this data are used in population health science.

What you'll learn

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

  • List six structural or social determinants of health that disproportionately affect persons of color
  • Describe relationship of self-identification and social identification of race with health outcomes
  • Discuss the importance of understanding causal mechanisms in addressing race and racism in epidemiologic findings
  • Discuss the reasons for and the ramifications of limitations of data sets in assessing race
  • Discuss the fundamental social causes of health inequalities and how they lead to socioeconomic and racial disparities
  • Discuss possible sources of bias that may influence findings about the effects of race on health outcomes

Subject Matter Experts

  • Wayne Giles

    Wayne Giles

    Dean and Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago

    • Chanelle Howe

      Chanelle Howe

      Associate Professor, Brown University

    • Sherman James

      Sherman James

      Susan B. King Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Public Policy, Duke Sanford School of Public Policy

    • Jennifer Manly

      Jennifer Manly

      Professor, Columbia University

    • Jay Kaufman

      Jay Kaufman

      MODERATOR President, Society for Epidemiologic Research

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

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Health Equity Dialogue: Maine Oral Health Equity

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

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Course Information

  • Audience: Dental Health Professionals, Dental Health students, Dental Health Policy Makers
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Friday 2nd April 2021, 12 PM – 1PM ET
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_HEDMOHE
     If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
    Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:Power point
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

In this webinar, we will host a panel of experts on oral health. We will be discussing access to care, barriers and inequalities prevalent in Maine in relation to dental care. Speakers from UMA’s Dental Health Programs, From the First Tooth, and Partnership for Children’s Oral Health, will share their expertise on the topic.


What you'll learn

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

  • Describe oral health inequity in Maine
  • List 2 ways to increase access to dental care in Maine
  • Describe 3 resources for professionals who are improving Maine’s Dental Health

Subject Matter Expert


  • Jennifer Crittenden, PhD, MSW

    Assistant Professor in the UMaine School of Social Work

  • Jennifer Crittenden, PhD, MSW is an assistant professor in the UMaine School of Social Work as well as the Associate Director of the University of Maine Center on Aging. Dr. Crittenden has over fifteen years of experience in professional and community education, program evaluation and program planning. Nearly all research projects and grant-funded programs under her management entail the translation of academic research into professional and public education programs, events, and dissemination activities. Her experience in healthcare research and evaluation includes a variety of initiatives aimed at prevention and quality improvement across the care spectrum. Dr. Crittenden is currently the evaluation co-lead for the statewide AgingME Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program. She is also co-PI for The Mayer-Rothschild Foundation Designation of Excellence in Person-Centered Long-Term Care Project, a project that is developing a national framework from which person-centered care can be defined and implemented in long-term care settings. Dr. Crittenden has also spearheaded a primary care elder abuse screening project, served as a consultant for an educational initiative focused on care transitions, and has served as a lead evaluator for two oral health initiatives implemented within primary care and long-term care settings.


  • Kellie A Stanhope RDH, BSDH, EFDA

    Program Coordinator at Northern Light
    Health

  • Kellie Stanhope has worked for 36 years as a clinical dental hygienist, practicing in many settings, including private practice, Indian Health Services public health, and as a clinical instructor. She is a graduate of University of Maine, Orono and University of Maine Augusta-Bangor, and is currently employed at Northern Light Health as Program Coordinator, Child Health within the Community Health and Grants Department. She works directly with the Raising Readers and From the First Tooth Programs and is a Professional Clinical Teacher II in the Dental Health Programs at the University of Maine at Augusta-Bangor campus. She provides clinical instruction in the senior Dental Hygiene Clinic and is clinical lead for the Local Anesthesia and Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary labs.


  • Kalie Hess

    Associate Director for Partnership for Children’s Oral Health

  • Kalie Hess works at the Partnership for Children’s Oral Health, working to build a network of partners in Maine who are dedicated to eradicating dental disease in children. Dental disease is an equity issue, and she approaches this work through that perspective. Prior to working at PCOH, Kalie worked with Maine’s Federally Qualified Health Centers to implement quality improvement, policy, and systems solutions to increase access to health care for underserved people. Kalie has a background of working locally and at the state level to promote community health and wellbeing through community coalition efforts. Kalie brings to her work a commitment to addressing health equity and the underlying causes that prevent people from thriving – whether that is addressing barriers in transportation systems, improving confidence in public health efforts, or working to build new systems that better serve the people they are intended to help. Kalie received her Bachelor’s in Anthropology from the University of Maine and her Master of Public Health from the University at Albany.


  • Kathryn Walker, RDH, EFDA, MSEd

    Assistant Professor of Dental Health at UMA

  • Kathryn Walker is Assistant Professor of Dental Health at the University of Maine, Augusta. In April 2020, she was appointed by Governor Janet Mills to serve a five-year term as a member of the Maine Board of Dental Practice (MBDP). The MBDP is a state regulatory agency that meets monthly with a primary focus in the protection of the public through individual dental professional regulation.


  • Hibo Omer, MPH

    Consultant for Public Health

  • Hibo Omer is a consultant for public health and diversity who educates and advocates in Maine. Hibo earned her Bachelors of Science from the University of Southern Maine, and her Master’s in Public Health from University of New England. Hibo, who was born in Ethiopia and acculturated in Somali, identifies herself as Ethio-SoMainer because she has lived most of her life in Maine. Hibo’s history has included working in Social Service with the New Mainers’ community from resettlement to connecting New Mainers to service. Additionally, she worked with the NH-ME Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Program as Public Health and Diversity Consultant. She is a co-founder of an international NGO called New Mainers Public Health–Horn of Africa, which provides public health consultation in public health disability and the program of Behavioral Health Professional (BHP) services. Hibo is a co-founder of Smart Health Consultant, a consulting firm that focuses on public health projects, diversity training, and strategic planning.


  • Carrie Woodcock

    Executive Director for Maine Parent Federation

  • Carrie Woodcock is a graduate from Saint Joseph's College in Maine with a BA in liberal arts. She spent 15 years after graduation in the filed of sales and marketing. Six years after the birth of her daughter she joined Maine Parent Federation as the Regional Family Support Coordinator for Southern Maine. Five years ago she became the Executive Director for Maine Parent Federation. She has a son who is 16 years old who is diagnosed with Dyslexia and ADHD a 14 year old daughter with Down Syndrome. She has been advocating for the needs of her children across all systems of care since 2007. Her work with Maine Parent Federation has allowed her to share my knowledge and experience with parents and professionals alike since 2013.

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Course Information

  • Audience: Local, state, and tribal public health professionals; public health learning specialists and educators; workforce development teams; Leaders and team members influencing learning development.
  • Format: Recorded Webinar
  • Date/Time: Recorded on Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 2-3pm 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_CLASC
    TBD.  If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Community Dimensions of Practice Skills, Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: Introduction to Systems Thinking
    Using Systems Thinking Tools and Coaching in Public Health – Stories From the Field
  • Supplemental materials:Power point
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

Today’s challenges, like climate change and COVID-19, are complex and require public health professionals to lead large-scale changes that no one person or organization can solve alone. The Public Health Learning Network has developed the Learning Agenda Toolkit to help workforce specialists and other leaders develop a coordinated system of effective, efficient, and quality learning to address these challenges.
This webinar reviews the origins of the toolkit and explores its key elements, including a conceptual learning framework, rapid assessment tool, discussion guide, and learning approach planning tool, to help build a robust learning agenda and implement systems changes that improve health.


What you'll learn

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

  • Review key elements of the Learning Agenda Toolkit.
  • Consider how different learning approaches, implemented over time, can be used to build collective competency to address community challenges.
  • Learn how to be involved in future pilot testing efforts for the toolkit.

Subject Matter Expert

This webinar recording will be co-presented by Christina Welter, DrPH, MPH and Karla Todd Barrett, MBA, MSM.


  • Christina R. Welter, DrPH, MPH

    Director, DrPH in Leadership

  • Dr. Welter is a policy practitioner, visionary leader, and practice-based researcher committed to helping organizations and their partners co-create equity-focused systems change. Among many roles, she is the Director of the DrPH in Leadership at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. Dr. Welter specializes in engaged and applied mixed method research approaches that promote collaborative learning to develop, implement, and/or evaluate multi-level policy and systems initiatives that address the structural determinants of health.
    A few of Dr. Welter’s current projects include serving as a Principal Investigator of the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health funded Center for Healthy Work where she conducts an action research project to increase policy and systems strategies that addresses precarious work. She also serves as the Associate Director and Translation Investigator of the Centers for Disease Control-funded Policy, Practice and Prevention Research Center where she studies governmental public health agency readiness for strategic transformation. Dr. Welter is also currently leading the evaluation for the Cook County Department of Public Health’s Contract Tracing initiative, focused on a racial justice, community mobilization and worker-centered approach to Covid-19. Dr. Welter proudly served as one of the Deputy Incident Commanders for the Illinois Department of Public Health’s Covid-19 response Spring, 2020, helping the state to expand its strategic management and policy responses to the virus.


  • Karla Todd Barrett, MBA, MSM

    Senior Program Manager, Training Specialist

  • Ms. Todd Barrett is the Senior Program Manager and Training Specialist at the Boston University School of Public Health. She manages overall operations and partnerships for the New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), including training delivery and development, data analysis, and governance. Ms. Todd has co-authored posters and presentations on NEPHTC training innovations and activity for NACCHO, APHA, NNPHI, SOPHE and NACCHO Emergency Preparedness.

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