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Course Information

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


About this Webinar

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

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What you'll learn

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

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

Subject Matter Expert

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




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

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



Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals, Community Health Workers
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, October 12th, 2022 12:30 PM – 1:30 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 0. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: TBA
    If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Policy Development and Program Planning Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

Addressing public health in rural areas requires a unique approach. Join this panel discussion to learn about rural health in Maine, how to define "rurality" and how to innovatively adapt public health efforts in rural regions.


What you'll learn

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

  • Describe what rurality means in Maine.
  • Identify 2-3 ways to address public health challenges in rural Maine.

Subject Matter Experts

  • Tim Cowan

    Tim Cowan

    Tim Cowan received his Masters of Science in Public Health in 1994, with a focus in epidemiology. Since then, he has been an analyst and/or administrator for multiple program evaluation and quality improvement projects. Currently, Tim is the Director of Community Health Surveillance and Evaluation at MaineHealth. Tim leads programs that help MaineHealth prioritize the community health issues toward which system resources are allocated. In addition, Tim oversees activities to analyze data and disseminate information about opportunities for most effectively addressing the priority health issues, as well as to provide feedback on the collective impact being made by the many organizations involved.

  • Erika Ziller

    Erika Ziller

  • Erika Ziller is Chair of Public Health at the University of Southern Maine, where she also serves as the Director of the Maine Rural Health Research Center (https://mrhrc.org/). She began her career at the intersection of public health and social work practice, where she observed how policy can impact the wellbeing of individuals and communities. Since then, Dr. Ziller has been committed to policy-informed research aimed at improving health care access for underserved populations, particularly rural residents. She grew up in small-town Maine and obtained all three of her degrees, including a PhD in public policy, from the University of Southern Maine. In recognition of her contributions to rural health policy, Dr. Ziller received the Louis Gorin Award for Outstanding Achievement in Rural Health from the National Rural Health Association. She served on the editorial board of the Journal of Rural Health and is an active member of the National Rural Health Association.

  • Tom Judge

    Tom Judge

    Tom Judge is founding Executive Director of LifeFlight of Maine/ LifeFlight Foundation. LifeFlight of Maine, a non-profit hospital consortium critical care system. (www.lifeflightmaine.org) serving over 40 hospitals in Maine and New England as well as providing primary response to accident scenes and medical emergencies to remote and island communities. With an extensive background in emergency medical services and air medicine he has worked in the private, public and non-government sectors designing and implementing systems nationally and internationally. Thomas has served as an air medical and EMS subject matter expert for the Institute of Medicine, the US Government Accountability Office, the National Transportation Safety Board, the State of Maryland, as well as five successive appointments to the Federal National EMS Advisory Council and a current appointment to the Federal Air Ambulance Patient Billing Advisory Committee.

  • Sabrina Keene

    Sabrina Keene

  • Sabrina Keene attended the University of Maine at Farmington in Farmington Maine from 2011- 2017. She holds a B.S degree in Community Health. Sabrina currently leads the resource team at Healthy Community Coalition connecting patients and community members to services throughout Franklin County. She also host bi-monthly Franklin Resource Collaborative meetings where community members, businesses, and state organizations come together to collaborate efforts that best serve the community. Sabrina also coordinates harm reduction initiatives under two opioid related grants at Healthy Community Coalition, and is working on efforts to mobilize a syringe exchange in Franklin County. Sabrina has been with Healthy Community Coalition for five years working on a variety of grants, and has her Prevention Specialist certification. Brendan Schauffler has worked in public health in rural Western Maine for the past ten years, cultivating a broad network of relationships with community partners across diverse sectors. Working with those partners in groups both large and small allowed him to practice being a careful listener and communicator, and to create spaces where meaningful conversations can be held around deep-held concerns regarding community health. Much of his work over the past five years has focused on Substance Use Disorder, Adverse Childhood Experiences and resilience, and diseases of despair.

  • Brendan Schauffler

    Brendan Schauffler

    Brendan Schauffler has worked in public health in rural Western Maine for the past ten years, cultivating a broad network of relationships with community partners across diverse sectors. Working with those partners in groups both large and small allowed him to practice being a careful listener and communicator, and to create spaces where meaningful conversations can be held around deep-held concerns regarding community health. Much of his work over the past five years has focused on Substance Use Disorder, Adverse Childhood Experiences and resilience, and diseases of despair.



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

Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals, Community Health Workers
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, October 12th, 2022 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM EST.
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 0. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: TBA
    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 Partnership Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

Join Dr. Chris Chanyasulkit, President-Elect of the American Public Health Association, for her keynote address to Maine Public Health Association’s Annual Conference where she discusses public health’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with specific examples from Maine, and recommendations for using public health skills and knowledge to move forward to advance health and equity.


What you'll learn

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

  • Identify public health responses amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and much uncertainty
  • Identify and discuss innovative responses taken within Maine to adapt quickly to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Discuss recommendations for harnessing the power of public health for health equity for all

Subject Matter Expert

  • Chris Chanyasulkit

    Chris Chanyasulkit

    Chris Chanyasulkit is grounded in a strong belief in eliminating the structural barriers to equity for vulnerable populations. Chris holds leadership positions with local, state, regional and national governance and civic engagement organizations, working to promote racial, gender, and health equity. leadership positions with local, state, regional and national governance and civic engagement organizations, working to promote racial and gender equity and policy advocacy. She served as a gubernatorial appointee to the Massachusetts Asian American Commission and the Commission on the Status of Women where she advocated for the needs of Asian Americans and Women throughout the Commonwealth. Dr. Chanyasulkit has served as a Human Services Specialist and Assistant Director of Diversity in the town of Brookline’s Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Relations. She designed and delivered graduate public health courses at the Simmons University Department of Public Health. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Temple University, where she teaches Public Health Advocacy in the College of Public Health. Chris earned a B.A. in Biology and Art History from Boston University, an M.P.H. (with a concentration in maternal and child health care) from the Boston University School of Public Health, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Northeastern University, where she conducted research on health disparities. In addition to her advocacy and scholarly pursuits, Dr. Chanyasulkit is President-Elect of the American Public Health Association (APHA), an elected Library Trustee of the Public Libraries of Brookline, a Brookline Community Emergency Response Team member, and a Brookline Medical Reserve Corps member. Chris lives in Brookline, Massachusetts with her husband, James, a software engineer, and their three children.



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

Category: Webinars

Making the Economic Case for Public Health Programs

What is an economic evaluation and how can it be used to demonstrate the return on investment of public health programming?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Professionals, Community Health Workers
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: Thursday, September 28th 2022 9:40 AM -10:10 AM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 30 minutes
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 0. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: TBA
    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: Management and Finance Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

Measuring the economic costs and benefits of a public health program translates its impact into objective monetary terms and helps make the case for investments that support positive health outcomes. Economic evaluations are unique in their ability to assess the cost-effectiveness of a program by weighing costs and benefits. This presentation will discuss the feasibility of doing an economic evaluation and will present the findings from two programs as examples.


What you'll learn

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

  • Describe the purpose and benefits of economic evaluations.
  • Explain economic terms such as return-on-investment, break-even analysis, and quality-adjusted life years.
  • Discuss the importance of different perspectives and how to engage stakeholders.

Subject Matter Experts

  • Michelle Mitchell

    Michelle Mitchell

    Michelle Mitchell is the Founder and Executive Director of Partnerships For Health, where she Mitchell serves as Principal Investigator in all evaluations undertaken. With a business undergraduate and a psychology graduate degree, Michelle navigates both the fiscal and relationship aspects of evaluation oversight. Her career in public health began while working in the rural HIV/AIDS-related clinical trial setting in South Africa. Since then, she has served as the principal investigator for over 85 evaluations that range from formative research on informed consent among vulnerable populations, to efficacy of an asthma home-visiting intervention. During her 20+ years in the field of public health, she has worked with local community organizations, statewide agencies, legislators, health systems, federal programs, and international agencies. In addition, Michelle has presented at many local, national, and international conferences.

  • Clyde Mitchell

    Clyde Mitchell

  • Clyde Mitchell has worked in academia for 27 years, teaching accounting and finance at both the graduate and undergraduate levels in both the United States and South Africa. Originally from Zimbabwe, Dr. Mitchell is currently a professor of Business at the University of Maine Farmington. Before entering academia, Dr. Mitchell worked as an accountant and consultant for Ernst and Young. Dr. Mitchell’s research includes business ethics, environmental accounting and reporting, and more recently economic evaluations and financial analyses in the field of public health.



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

Category: Webinars

Course Information

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

About this Webinar

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


What you'll learn

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

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

Subject Matter Experts

  • Jeanne Ayers

    Jeanne Ayers

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

  • Gnora Gumanow

    Gnora Gumanow

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



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

Category: Webinars

Monkeypox: Lessons Learned and Strategies Moving Forward

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

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Course Information

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

About this Webinar

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


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


What you'll learn

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

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

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

Subject Matter Expert

  • Tom Carpino

    Tom Carpino

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


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

Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: 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 and 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.


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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

Creating a Learning Agenda for Systems Change

How can you design learning to support systems change?

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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.
    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: Introduction to Systems Thinking
    Using Systems Thinking Tools and Coaching in Public Health – Stories From the Field
  • Supplemental materials:Power point
  • Pre-requisites: None


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

Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: Public health and health professions students and faculty, interested community members
  • Format: Online Webinar
  • Date/Time: 3rd December 2020, 12:00 pm-1:30 pm ET, 9:00 am-10:30 am PT
  • 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: 12032020.
    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: Data Analytics and Assessment Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:Session PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites: None


About this Webinar

The endeavor to digitize processes and centralize data that assess risk and grant access to vital community resources is inherently a negotiation in power, ownership, and social control. This session will explore the power dynamics inherent in public health data collection and how data integration platforms can functionally "do no harm."


What you'll learn

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

  • Describe the ways public health data can be used to address and reinforce social inequality
  • Articulate anti-racist approaches to public health data collection

Subject Matter Expert

  • Sarah Levin-Lederer
    Rhea Boyd, MD, MPH
    Pediatrician, Public Health Advocate, and Scholar
  • Rhea Boyd MD, MPH is a pediatrician, public health advocate, and scholar who writes and teaches on the relationship between structural racism, inequity and health. She has a particular focus on the child and public health impacts of harmful policing practices and policies. She serves as the Chief Medical Officer of San Diego 211, working with navigators to address social needs of San Diegans impacted by chronic illness and poverty. And she is the Director of Equity and Justice for The California Children's Trust, an initiative to advance mental health access to children and youth across California. Dr. Boyd graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Africana Studies and Health from the University of Notre Dame. She earned a M.D. at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at University of California, San Francisco. In 2017, Dr. Boyd graduated from the Commonwealth Fund Mongan Minority Health Policy Fellowship at Harvard University’s School of Public Health, earning a Master of Public Health.


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

Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Practitioners/ Professionals including Community Health Workers
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: September 23, 2020
    12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID:

    PM1131137_09232020.
    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: Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:Session PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites None



About this Webinar

"Call-outs happen when people publicly shame each other online, at the office, in classrooms or anywhere humans have a beef with one another. But I believe there are better ways of doing social justice work." _ Loretta Ross, The New York Times, August 17, 2019


What you'll learn

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

  • Define Calling Out culture and explain its toxic impact
  • Identifying situations in which Calling Out occurs
  • List three techniques for Calling In for your public health practice


Subject Matter Expert

  • Sarah Levin-Lederer
    Loretta Ross

    Associate Professor at Smith College

  • Loretta Ross is a Visiting Associate Professor at Smith College in the Program for the Study of Women and Gender for the 2019-2021 academic years.
    She started her career in activism and social change in the 1970s, working at the National Football League Players’ Association, the D.C. Rape Crisis Center, the National Organization for Women (NOW), the National Black Women’s Health Project, the Center for Democratic Renewal (National Anti-Klan Network), the National Center for Human Rights Education, and SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, until retiring as an organizer in 2012 to teach about activism. Her passion transforms anger into social justice to change the world.
    Her most recent books are Reproductive Justice: An Introduction co-written with Rickie Solinger, and Radical Reproductive Justice: Foundations, Theory, Practice, Critique, both published in 2017. Her forthcoming book is Calling In the Calling Out Culture: Detoxing Our Movement due out in 2020.
    She has appeared on CNN, BET, "Lead Story," "Good Morning America," "The Donahue Show," the National Geographic Channel, and "The Charlie Rose Show.” She has been quoted in the New York Times, Time Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post, among others.
    Her activism began as a rape and incest survivor as a teen mother. She graduated college at age 55. She is from San Antonio, TX and lives in Atlanta, GA. She is a mother and grandmother, and an avid pinochle player. Her dream is to see Venus and Serena Williams play tennis in person.


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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

Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: Public Health Practitioners/ Professionals including Community Health Workers
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: October 28, 2020
    12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_10282020.
    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: Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:Session PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites None


About this Webinar

What is the potential paradigm shift of applying human rights standards to your public health practice?


What you'll learn

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

  • Define human rights
  • Apply questions to identify changes necessary for using human rights standards in your public health practice
  • Describe 2 websites for definitive resources for human rights standards

Subject Matter Expert

  • Sarah Levin-Lederer
    Loretta Ross

    Associate Professor at Smith College

  • Loretta Ross is a Visiting Associate Professor at Smith College in the Program for the Study of Women and Gender for the 2019-2021 academic years.

    She started her career in activism and social change in the 1970s, working at the National Football League Players’ Association, the D.C. Rape Crisis Center, the National Organization for Women (NOW), the National Black Women’s Health Project, the Center for Democratic Renewal (National Anti-Klan Network), the National Center for Human Rights Education, and SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, until retiring as an organizer in 2012 to teach about activism. Her passion transforms anger into social justice to change the world.

    Her most recent books are Reproductive Justice: An Introduction co-written with Rickie Solinger, and Radical Reproductive Justice: Foundations, Theory, Practice, Critique, both published in 2017. Her forthcoming book is Calling In the Calling Out Culture: Detoxing Our Movement due out in 2020.

    She has appeared on CNN, BET, "Lead Story," "Good Morning America," "The Donahue Show," the National Geographic Channel, and "The Charlie Rose Show.” She has been quoted in the New York Times, Time Magazine, The Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post, among others.

    Her activism began as a rape and incest survivor as a teen mother. She graduated college at age 55. She is from San Antonio, TX and lives in Atlanta, GA. She is a mother and grandmother, and an avid pinochle player. Her dream is to see Venus and Serena Williams play tennis in person.


    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: September 10, 2020
    12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 0. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: 09102020.
    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: Data Analytics and  Assessment Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:Session PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites None

About this Webinar

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), an institute of the NIH since 1962, has been providing free, quality, evidence-based resources to libraries, community-based organizations and more, but many public health organizations are not familiar with what NLM has to offer them. This session will provide attendees with an overview of the health information resources available from the National Library of Medicine, best practices for integrating these resources into public health work, and the services, grant funding, and support for public health provided by the Network of the National Library of Medicine New England Region.


What you'll learn

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

  • Identify health information resources and services available from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) that are available for free to organizations and individuals.
  • Employ health information resources from the NLM applicable for public health practice.
  • Select relevant databases and resources from NLM and NNLM for different aspects of public health practice.

Subject Matter Expert

  • Sarah Levin-Lederer
    Sarah Levin-Lederer
  • Since 2018, Sarah Levin-Lederer has worked as an Outreach and Education Coordinator with the Network of the National Library of Medicine-New England Region specializing in connecting public health, emergency preparedness and community-based organizations with National Library of Medicine and Network of the National Library of Medicine health literacy and information services and resources with trainings, grant support, and webinars. After earning her Master of Public Health from Temple University (Philadelphia, PA) in 2012, Sarah worked for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health engaging community partners through health education and programming with an emphasis on the Free Library of Philadelphia, and immigrant and homeless serving organizations.


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

Category: Webinars

Health Literacy Response to COVID-19

How do we make sure everyone understands public health information during the time of a crisis?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Community Health Workers and public health professionals working with medically underserved communities
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: July 22, 2020
    2:00 PM - 3:00 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_07222020. If you are not seeking CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Communication Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:Session PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites Basic understanding of COVID 19

About this Webinar

Accurate information is critical to control the spread of COVID 19. However, obtaining and understanding accurate information can be a challenge for populations of various health literacy levels which in turn can increase risk of illness. This webinar will discuss the challenges experienced by populations of various health literacy levels in obtaining important information about COVID 19 and strategies and resources on how to address the barriers and promote health equity.


What you'll learn

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

  • Describe how limited health literacy adversely affects access to accurate and reliable health information during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Apply health literacy and plain language principles to improve communication regarding COVID-19 and what to do about it
  • Identify resources and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic available for use to meet the health literacy, language and culture needs of diverse communities

Subject Matter Expert

  • Gib Parrish
    Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi

Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi is principal of Kurtz-Rossi & Associates, a women-owned business located in Boston, Massachusetts. Her work has two major sources of inspiration. One is the adult learners she works with to integrate health and literacy education in Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) settings and the other is all the teachers, librarians, and health professionals who are dedicated to improving access to health information and health services for multi-lingual and multi-cultural communities. As a health literacy consultant, Sabrina’s areas of expertise include:

  • Health literacy professional development teaching and training
  • Plain language writing and editing
  • Easy-to-read materials and website development
  • ABE and ESOL health literacy curriculum development
  • Evaluation to assess effectiveness and for program improvement
Ms. Kurtz-Rossi is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Health Literacy Leadership Institute at Tufts University School of Medicine. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University and University of New England where she teaches online health literacy and plain language graduate level courses.


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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: Community health worker, public health professional professionals serving communities of concern
  • Format: Online Webinar
  • Date/Time: June 23, 2020
    11:00 - 12:00 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours:  If you complete the post-test and evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course. Generally 50 – 60 minutes is equivalent to 1 contact hour and the contact hour(s) for this course may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. You may want to check with your credentialing body if you’re unsure if this course meets its continuing education requirements.
  • Competencies: Health Equity Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings:
  • Supplemental materials:Session PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites None

About this Webinar

Participants will explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and this new moment in the civil rights movement for Black lives through a lens of trauma-informed care. The workshop will cover self- and community care, self-reflection for allyship and liberation, and resiliency-building through a lens of racial and gender justice.



What you'll learn

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

  • Identify tools for self- and community care to help sustain health workers in a critical time
  • Name Principles of Trauma-Informed Care and some ways they can be applied to daily work with colleagues and clients/ patients
  • Think about how to hold trauma-informed, healing-centered space to talk about some of the major changes happening in our society right now.
  • Deepen a self-reflection practice for resiliency-building and improved collaboration.

Subject Matter Expert

  • Samantha Calero
    Samantha Calero
  • Samantha Isabel Calero (Sam, she/her) is a biracial Latinx public health consultant. Her work includes training and facilitation, technical assistance, policy analysis and development and organizational capacity building to address trauma, resiliency, racial and gender justice. She approaches her work with an intersectional, margins-to-center lens of relationship building and critical analysis for change. Sam is a member of Mijente and currently is completing her master's degree in health policy at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She lives in Roxbury with her daughter.


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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

About this Webinar

Instead of an all-or-nothing approach to risk prevention, we need an approach that allows people to live their lives while reducing their risk.  What does harm reduction look like for the coronavirus?


What you'll learn

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

  • Define the principles of harm reduction as a public health approach
  • Apply the principle of harm reduction to the current COVID -19 pandemic
  • Discuss the intersection of harm reduction and institutional racism

Subject Matter Expert

  • Gib Parrish
    Linette Liebling, MSPH

Linette Liebling, MSPH, has worked as a Public Health educator for over three decades. Ms. Liebling trains CHWs, clinic and hotline counselors, case managers, school health educators, youth workers, and other community health educators on strategies of behavior change as well as various sexual health topics. She is also an Adjunct Instructor for the Psychology Department at Wheaton College where she has taught since 2006.


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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

Control and Prevention Strategies in Epidemics

How do we get to the end of the outbreak? Learn how to monitor and follow outbreaks once control measures are in place.

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Course Information

  • Audience: Community health worker, public health professional, nurses, people working with populations requiring chronic care
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: June 22, 2020
    2:00 - 3:00 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_06222020.
    If you are not seeking CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Community Partnership Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:Session PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites None

About this Webinar

For all outbreaks, the notion is to “break the chain” and to break it in as many places as possible. These processes have to balance civic liberty, community motivation and ownership, as well as economic stability. We will look at both nonpharmaceutical interventions for pandemic control, including physical distancing and contact tracing, and the promise of vaccination and case management tools, such as drugs, that influence the course and outcome. We will discuss monitoring and following outbreaks to assess the adequacy of control measures and the trade-offs, and use stories from Ebola, COVID-19 and other outbreaks to illustrate these concepts.


What you'll learn

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

  • Describe purpose of outbreak response.
  • Describe factors that influence the decision to implement control measures.
  • Describe common response and control measures used during outbreaks and emergencies.
  • Define appropriate interventions for different modes of transmission.
  • Discuss the importance of monitoring the effectiveness of outbreak response.
  • Name 2 indicators to monitor the effectiveness of outbreak response.

Subject Matter Experts

  • Sharon McDonnell
    Sharon McDonnell
    BSN, MD, MPH

  • Sharon received her BSN at the University of Florida and MD from the University of California, San Diego. After training in Family Medicine, she went to Pakistan/Afghanistan to work with NGOs and then WHO. She joined the US CDC as an EIS Officer and is board certified in Preventive Medicine and Public Health. She has worked in the state health departments in Florida and Vermont. After CDC She was on Faculty at Dartmouth Medical School and has continued to do work in International Disease Surveillance and Response and Epidemiology Training. She worked in Liberia for 2 years for the Ebola response with IRC and CSTE/CDC. Currently she teaches epidemiology with the University of New Hampshire and consults with the Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency Program at the Maine Medical Center. She helps co-found the Yarmouth Community Coronavirus Task Force in Yarmouth Maine.

  • Katherine Nenninger
    Katherine Nenninger
    MD

  • Katherine went to medical school at the University of Virginia and completed an internal medicine residency at Maine Medical Center. She is currently in the Leadership in Preventive Medicine Fellowship training program through Maine Medical Center, which is a training program that includes public health coursework through the University of New England, clinical healthcare, and projects related to population medicine.


    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

Looking at Data in an Outbreak

Are you curious about how a hypothesis is developed to implement outbreak control measures? Learn more about descriptive epidemiology and outbreak investigation.

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Course Information

  • Audience: Community health workers, public health professionals, nurses, people working with populations requiring chronic care
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: June 15, 2020
    2:00 - 3:00 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_06152020.
    If you are not seeking CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Community Partnership Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:Session PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites None

About this Webinar

This session emphasizes descriptive epidemiology using data collected during outbreak investigation. We will be answering what information do we collect during outbreak investigation to build towards developing a hypothesis that we can use to implement control measures or conduct research?


What you'll learn

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

  • Use the categories of Who, Where, What, When to characterize an outbreak.
  • Manage outbreak information coming such as making a line list.
  • Name the ways that data is organized to address these categories.
  • Describe how to include qualitative data into field investigations. 
  • Describe how an epi curve is made and what it can tell us about an outbreak.

Subject Matter Experts

  • Gib Parrish
    Gib Parris, MD
  • Gib trained in laboratory medicine, pathology, and epidemiology and spent 20 years at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At the CDC, he worked on environmental health problems, improving mortality data, assisting state health departments with public health assessment activities, and improving national and state health information systems. After retiring from CDC, he has worked as a consultant on various population-health information-related projects, most recently on the Reportable Condition Knowledge Management system, which is identifying and evaluating potential cases of reportable conditions using data from electronic health records.

  • Richard Shen
    Richard Shen, MD

ichard received his medical degree from the University of Virginia. He has completed internal medicine residency training at Maine Medical Center, and he is currently an infectious diseases fellow at Maine Medical Center.


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

Investigating an Outbreak

Have you ever wanted to be a detective? Unleash your inner Nancy Drew and learn how to investigate an outbreak, step by step!

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Course Information

  • Audience: Community health workers, public health professionals, nurses, people working with populations requiring chronic care
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: June 8, 2020
    2:00 - 3:00 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_06082020.
    If you are not seeking CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Community Partnership Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:Session PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites None

About this Webinar

In this webinar, we will describe the process of outbreak investigation in confirmed events and continue the steps of field outbreak investigation. We will use COVID-19 and smaller outbreaks to illustrate these steps.


What you'll learn

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

  • Describe the steps of outbreak investigation.
  • Given a scenario, place the steps in order.
  • Using COVID-19 as an example, practice developing outbreak and surveillance case definitions.
  • Describe how to conduct active case finding to find cases systematically.

Subject Matter Experts

  • Sharon McDonnell
    Sharon McDonnell
    BSN, MD, MPH

  • Sharon received her BSN at the University of Florida and MD from the University of California, San Diego. After training in Family Medicine, she went to Pakistan/Afghanistan to work with NGOs and then WHO. She joined the US CDC as an EIS Officer and is board certified in Preventive Medicine and Public Health. She has worked in the state health departments in Florida and Vermont. After CDC She was on Faculty at Dartmouth Medical School and has continued to do work in International Disease Surveillance and Response and Epidemiology Training. She worked in Liberia for 2 years for the Ebola response with IRC and CSTE/CDC. Currently she teaches epidemiology with the University of New Hampshire and consults with the Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency Program at the Maine Medical Center. She helps co-found the Yarmouth Community Coronavirus Task Force in Yarmouth Maine.

  • Nicoleta Toma
    Nicoleta Toma
    MD

  • Nicoleta Toma is board certified in Internal Medicine and worked as a hospitalist and primary care physician. In 2018 she enrolled in the Preventive Medicine fellowship at Maine Medical Center and as part of that program she completed her coursework for a master’s in public health degree at the University of New England. Through her MPH and Preventive Medicine Fellowship she has had the opportunity to increase her knowledge of descriptive and field epidemiology with projects in Population screening and COVID-19 response among vulnerable populations.


    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

Detecting Outbreaks and Beginning Outbreak Investigation

What are the most common ways outbreaks are detected? Explore real world examples - Ebola and COVID-19 - for detecting disease outbreaks.

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Course Information

  • Audience: Community health workers, public health professionals, nurses, people working with populations requiring chronic care
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: June 1, 2020
    2:00 - 3:00 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_06082020.
    If you are not seeking CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Community Partnership Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:Session PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites None

About this Webinar


What are the most common ways outbreaks are detected and what are the hopes for improvements? We will look at different data sources and systems (including human relationships) that are used to detect outbreaks. The emphasis on emerging infectious diseases and pandemic preparedness has led to changes in international health regulations at the highest levels, as well as requirements for disease detection at community levels. We will describe the ideal systems and some of the challenges; initial steps in outbreak investigation and use examples from Ebola in West and Central Africa and COVID in 2020.


What you'll learn

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

  • Define an outbreak.
  • Name 3 key sources of information from the community to assist outbreak detection.
  • Describe Community Event Based surveillance (CEBS) and how it fits into more formal disease surveillance and the International Health Regulations.
  • Given a scenario, decide if further investigation is warranted and when to investigate outbreaks.
  • Describe the investigative team.
  • Name the elements of a case definition.

Subject Matter Experts

  • Sharon McDonnell
    Sharon McDonnell
    BSN, MD, MPH

  • Sharon received her BSN at the University of Florida and MD from the University of California, San Diego. After training in Family Medicine, she went to Pakistan/Afghanistan to work with NGOs and then WHO. She joined the US CDC as an EIS Officer and is board certified in Preventive Medicine and Public Health. She has worked in the state health departments in Florida and Vermont. After CDC She was on Faculty at Dartmouth Medical School and has continued to do work in International Disease Surveillance and Response and Epidemiology Training. She worked in Liberia for 2 years for the Ebola response with IRC and CSTE/CDC. Currently she teaches epidemiology with the University of New Hampshire and consults with the Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency Program at the Maine Medical Center. She helps co-found the Yarmouth Community Coronavirus Task Force in Yarmouth Maine.

  • Nicoleta Toma
    Nicoleta Toma
    MD

  • Nicoleta Toma is board certified in Internal Medicine and worked as a hospitalist and primary care physician. In 2018 she enrolled in the Preventive Medicine fellowship at Maine Medical Center and as part of that program she completed her coursework for a master’s in public health degree at the University of New England. Through her MPH and Preventive Medicine Fellowship she has had the opportunity to increase her knowledge of descriptive and field epidemiology with projects in Population screening and COVID-19 response among vulnerable populations.


    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

Using Available Data to Monitor Health and Detect Outbreaks

Who loves data? Everyone! Learn how to use data to monitor health status and detect problems, including disease outbreaks.

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Course Information

  • Audience: Community health worker, public health professional, nurses, people working with populations requiring chronic care
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: May 28, 2020
    12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: PM1131137_05252020.
    If you are not seeking CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Community Partnership Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:Session PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites None

About this Webinar

Following the previous presentation on surveillance we will dive into real systems and show how to access data to answer questions. Participants will practice accessing data to monitor health and detect health problems in the population. Participants, using computers, will use CDC WONDER and sentinel surveillance to assess health trends. We will discuss the newest data source-- medical records for public health.


What you'll learn

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

  • Access existing morbidity and mortality datasets, including CDC WONDER and notifiable disease information.
  • Review sources of data, such as sentinel surveillance.
  • Describe how health records are being used for public health.

Subject Matter Experts

  • Gib Parrish
    Gib Parris
    MD

  • Gib trained in laboratory medicine, pathology, and epidemiology and spent 20 years at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At the CDC, he worked on environmental health problems, improving mortality data, assisting state health departments with public health assessment activities, and improving national and state health information systems. After retiring from CDC, he has worked as a consultant on various population-health information-related projects, most recently on the Reportable Condition Knowledge Management system, which is identifying and evaluating potential cases of reportable conditions using data from electronic health records.

  • Sharon McDonnell
    Sharon McDonnell
    BSN, MD, MPH

  • Sharon received her BSN at the University of Florida and MD from the University of California, San Diego. After training in Family Medicine, she went to Pakistan/Afghanistan to work with NGOs and then WHO. She joined the US CDC as an EIS Officer and is board certified in Preventive Medicine and Public Health. She has worked in the state health departments in Florida and Vermont. After CDC She was on Faculty at Dartmouth Medical School and has continued to do work in International Disease Surveillance and Response and Epidemiology Training. She worked in Liberia for 2 years for the Ebola response with IRC and CSTE/CDC. Currently she teaches epidemiology with the University of New Hampshire and consults with the Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency Program at the Maine Medical Center. She helps co-found the Yarmouth Community Coronavirus Task Force in Yarmouth Maine.


    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