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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

COVID Latinx Disparities

What is the impact of COVID-19 on the Hispanic/Latinx community, and how can public health professionals help?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: January 19 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_01192022.
    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, Cultural Competency Skills, Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:None
  • Pre-requisites None

About this Webinar 

In this webinar, we will discuss the latest evidence about the trajectory of the COVID-19 epidemic, its impact on Hispanic/Latinx communities, and actions that we can take in our own areas of practice to address these health disparities.


What you'll learn

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

  • Conceptualize systems and structures that lead to COVID-19 disparities in the Hispanic/Latinx community
  • Describe effective approaches to addressing COVID-19 disparities
  • Discuss the latest evidence on the COVID-19 epidemic’s impact on Hispanic/Latinx communities
  • Identify potential points of synergy with COVID-19 and other health needs in the Hispanic/Latinx community

Subject Matter Expert

  • Kerri Connolly
    Matt Murphy
    MD

  • Dr. Matthew Murphy is Assistant Professor of Medicine and Behavioral and Social Sciences at Brown University. He lives in a bilingual and bicultural household where Spanish is the primary language of communication. His work has been supported by the World Health Organization, The Pan American Health Organization, the NIH, the CDC and the European Commission. He was a Fulbright Research Fellow in Morocco where he led research on the impact of the country’s National HIV Program. He completed the European Master’s of Public Health as an Erasmus Mundus Fellow at the Andalusian School of Public Health in Granada, Spain and France’s National School of Public Health in Rennes, France. He was also named a Yale/Stanford Global Health Scholar and worked in the Infectious Diseases Department of the Universidad del Valle in Cali, Colombia. Dr. Murphy has worked extensively in Latin America with Brown University collaborating sites, the Pan American Health Organization as well as non-governmental organizations. As the Medical Director of Open Door Health, an Initiative of the Rhode Island Public Health Institute, he oversaw the implementation of a community adapted COVID-19 testing program which was described in the CDC’s Emerging Infectious Diseases Journal. He also supported the COVID-19 response in the state’s correctional system co-authoring several related publications in the Lancet among other high impact journals.

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: Nurses, Community health workers, Public health professionals, Health services managers
  • Format: Webinar
  • Date/Time: April 14, 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: SS1131137_SC. 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. 

    This activity has been approved by the Rhode Island State Nurse’s Association Educational Unit, an accredited approver of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Association Center’s Commission on Accreditation (Approval # 343-041323-36). In order to receive credit for this offering, you must review the entire presentation and complete the evaluation. Your certificate will be provided electronically within 7 business days to your provided email address.
    There is no conflict of interest for the presenter or anyone affiliated with the content of this presentation. There is no commercial support by any company for this offering.One must complete the evaluation by 04/14/2022 in order to receive credit.
  • Competencies: Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:PowerPoint slides
  • Pre-requisites None

About this Webinar

This webinar will explore historically relevant, disruptive events and the people who endured them, revealing personal attributes and team dynamics. The instructor will suggest anger management and de-escalation tactics to consider, as colleagues and clients continue to experience high levels of frustration and stress. The webinar will identify risk factors for burn-out that occur in teams in relentlessly challenging circumstances. Applying Nursing principles and providing examples to right-size one’s perspective, the webinar will help fight burnout, and help public health professionals remain true to the purpose of the profession.


What you'll learn

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

  • Recognize the origins of anger and disruptive behavior among colleagues and clients
  • Identify risk factors for burn-out within yourself and your team
  • Articulate potential consequences and resolutions for unchecked stress
  • Create a personal and/or team-oriented care plan to improve staff fulfillment

Subject Matter Expert

  • Leigh Hubbard
    Leigh Hubbard,
    Clinical Manager

Leigh Hubbard is the Clinical Manager at Open Door Health, Rhode Island’s first Ambulatory Health clinic dedicated to providing gender affirming care to the LGBTQ community. Her prior work included surgical services, program development and management, regulatory readiness, and ambulatory care and management. She has also worked in surgical intensive care, neurosurgery, oncology, and women’s health. She finds great joy in smoothing transitions within healthcare through process improvement and helping to guide RNs and other healthcare staff members through unsure, challenging circumstances. She feels that “professional growth spurts” abound when a person or team is tested and perseveres.
Leigh Hubbard is also the President of the American Nurses Association in Rhode Island. She chairs the government affairs committee. She is on the board of Directors of Rhode Island Action Coalition and the current medical consultant for the University of Rhode Island Childhood Development Center. She is a founding member of Mainstay RI, a small think tank dedicated to opioid overdose care redesign. She is an active member of Grace Episcopal Church in Downtown Providence, where she (used to) sing soprano in the choir.

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

Raising the Bar: On Racism, Health and Publication Standards

Racism is a root cause of racial health inequities. Yet researchers and journals publish on racial health inequities without mentioning or examining racism. How do we raise this bar?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Public health faculty, authors, publishers, reviewers, organizations and practitioners who rely on public health publications
  • Format: Online Webinar
  • Date/Time: November 19, 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_11192020. 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 and Public Health Sciences Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:Session PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites None

About this Webinar

Dr. Boyd will explore racism as a root cause of racial health inequities. Given this foundation, she will issue a challenge to researchers, journals, reviewers, and readers to engage racism within their analysis of racial health inequities.


What you'll learn

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

  • List 2 concrete ways racism impacts health
  • Analyze racial disparities emerging during the US COVID19 pandemic and the racial disparities evidenced by disproportionate police violence, within the history of racism in the US
  • Propose new publication standards that engage racism as a root cause of racial health inequities


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 an M.P.H.

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

Opioids and Overdose in Rhode Island

Would you be prepared to assist someone experiencing an opioid overdose?

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Course Information

  • Audience: Nurses, Allied Health professionals, Dental professions, Social Work professionals, and anyone working in a medical or health-related setting
  • Format: Recorded Video
  • Date/Time: Valid until April 10th 2022
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 30 Min activity
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, for 0.5 contact hours.

    This program qualifies for a maximum of 0.5 hours through the Rhode Island Dental Association. The Rhode Island Dental Association is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. To confirm dental credit acceptability, please contact your board of dentistry.

    Upon successful completion, participants will receive a certificate stating "This continuing nursing professional development activity was approved by Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, for 0.5 contact hours."

    Dental Professionals: Please email Community College of Rhode Island, Continuing Education department at hwtigrant@ccri.edu to obtain a Certificate of Attendance for contact hours through the Rhode Island Dental Association.

    To receive credit, please (1) Complete the Pre-test (2) View the activity (3) Complete the activity evaluation and post-test at the conclusion of the activity. Note that a passing score of 80% on post-test must be achieved to receive a credit certificate.
  • 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_OORI 
    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 Dimensions of Practice Skills 
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings:

    None

  • Supplemental materials: PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

This recording will help viewers learn how the Opioid Epidemic started and about opioid use disorders and overdose. Viewers will learn signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose, which groups are at increased risk, and how to assist if someone is experiencing an opioid overdose.

This activity is supported by funding from the Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Healthcare Workforce Transformation Program.

What you'll learn

At the end of the recording, participants will:

  • Have enhanced knowledge of the background of the Opioid Epidemic
  • Have enhanced or gained knowledge of opioid use disorder and overdose, and be able to identify patients at risk
  • Be better prepared to assist if someone is experiencing an opioid overdose

Subject Matter Expert


  • Dale Powis

Professor Dale Powis is a member of the Community College of Rhode Island Nursing Department. Professor Powis is an expert in teaching medical-surgical nursing, with interests in the care of patients with renal disorders, cancer, musculoskeletal problems, and diabetes. Professor Powis’ philosophy is based upon adult learning theory; she believes students have valuable experience and knowledge to build upon during their study of nursing. She currently chairs the Evaluation and Outcomes Committee for the Nursing Department, collecting valuable input from employers and graduates to assess the success of the nursing program.
As a Board Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner she has cared for patients in the primary care setting. Prior to joining CCRI, Professor Powis was a Donation Coordinator for the New England Organ Bank for five years. There, she initiated the first office in the state to promote and direct organ donations at local hospitals. In addition to these experiences, she was the Emergency/Trauma Nurse Educator and professional nurse at the Level 1 Trauma Center at Rhode Island Hospital for several years.
As a lifelong learner, Professor Powis has continuously pursued knowledge to enhance her teaching. She holds a Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Rhode Island, a Post-Master’s Certificate from the University of Massachusetts, and Bachelor’s from Fitchburg State University. Professor Powis is a Certified Nurse Educator earning this designation by an examination.
Professor Powis is a member of the National League of Nursing and the Massachusetts/Rhode Island League of Nursing.

The Community College of Rhode Island would like to thank the following content experts for their support and assistance in developing this Continuing Education activity:

  • Michelle McKenzie, MPH
    Senior Project Director/Research Associate
    The Miriam Hospital, Brown Alpert Medical School
  • Erin McDonough, BA
    Naloxone and Overdose Prevention
    Education Director; RIDMAT, Inc., Providence, RI

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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: Nurse, community health worker, public health professional, organization leaders/directors, related disciplines
  • Format: Online Webinar
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, May 13, 2020 12:00 EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 2 part series, 1 hour 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: PM1131137_0422020. If you are not seeking a CHES/MCHES contact hours, if you complete the evaluation, you will receive a Certificate of Completion. The Certificate will include the length of the course.
  • Competencies: Community Dimensions of Practice Skills 
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings:

    Music Therapy Impact on Population Health: RI Experience and Beyond

  • Supplemental materials: Course Schedule and PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

This webinar will provide an overview of the role of the role of Neurologic Music Therapy and interdisciplinary partnerships for successful client impact in RI. The early intervention model will be used to discuss replicable options for programming as well as roles and responsibilities for each organization/provider.

Music is innate and preferred by the majority of the population.  Evidence based music therapy interventions engage multiple regions of the brain to elicit positive health and behavioral health change.  Hands in Harmony strives to increase impact through the formation of social groups to increase education and awareness and target the community at large. 

What you'll learn

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

  • Describe role of music therapy in an interdisciplinary program model
  • Discuss opportunities that might exist in your current position for interdisciplinary opportunities
  • Discuss opportunities for sustainability for arts-based programs in healthcare
  • Discuss roles and responsibilities of each organization (facility, state, arts-based organization) in a successful interdisciplinary collaboration

Subject Matter Expert


  • Nicole O’Malley MA, MT-BC, LPMT, NMT/F

    Executive Director/President
    Neurologic Music Therapist
    Hands in Harmony
    Music Therapy Faculty-University of Rhode Island

Nicole O'Malley, Executive Director and Licensed Neurologic Music Therapist founded Hands in Harmony in 2003 after receiving her BM in Music Therapy from Anna Maria College. She completed training in Neurologic Music Therapy in 2007 and her Fellowship in Neurologic Music Therapy in 2016. Nicole received her MA in music therapy through Berklee college of music focusing on researching the neurobiology of the role of music in the stress and relaxation response.  Nicole received level 1 NICU training in 2017.  She serves as the chair of the Government Relations Committee for the New England Region American Music Therapy Association and chair of the music therapy task force of Rhode Island throughout the passing of the music therapy licensure in RI.  She is music therapy faculty at URI and is passionate about interdisciplinary opportunities, increasing impact through population health, and data collection. 

Registration and Contact Hours

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

* 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: Nurse, community health worker, public health professional, organization leaders/directors, related disciplines
  • Format: Online Webinar
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 2 part series, 1 hour 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: PM1131137_05132020. 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 Dimensions of Practice Skills 
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings:

    Building a Sustainable Arts-Based Health Program: the Hands in Harmony Experience

  • Supplemental materials: Course Schedule and PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Webinar

This webinar will provide an introduction to music therapy.  The Hands in Harmony population wheel will be paired with infographics to provide an overview on the impact of evidence based music therapy interventions to address health outcomes as well as how to integrate music/music therapy in population health.

What you'll learn

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

  • Describe the role of music therapy in health and behavioral health
  • Discuss lessons learned from the Hands in Harmony Story in developing self-sustaining arts-based services to increase accessibility to music therapy at the state level
  • Explore and discuss the role of music in addressing social health determinants applicable to populations in the Hands in Harmony population wheel
  • Integrate one applicable approach to increase the impact of music in your personal and/or professional life

Subject Matter Expert


  • Nicole O’Malley MA, MT-BC, LPMT, NMT/F

    Executive Director/President
    Neurologic Music Therapist
    Hands in Harmony
    Music Therapy Faculty-University of Rhode Island

Nicole O'Malley, Executive Director and Licensed Neurologic Music Therapist founded Hands in Harmony in 2003 after receiving her BM in Music Therapy from Anna Maria College. She completed training in Neurologic Music Therapy in 2007 and her Fellowship in Neurologic Music Therapy in 2016. Nicole received her MA in music therapy through Berklee college of music focusing on researching the neurobiology of the role of music in the stress and relaxation response.  Nicole received level 1 NICU training in 2017.  She serves as the chair of the Government Relations Committee for the New England Region American Music Therapy Association and chair of the music therapy task force of Rhode Island throughout the passing of the music therapy licensure in RI.  She is music therapy faculty at URI and is passionate about interdisciplinary opportunities, increasing impact through population health, and data collection. 

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

Changing the Culture of Pain Treatment

How can pain treatment modalities such as clinical massage therapy, acupuncture, physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic care, naturopathic medicine, cognitive behavioral therapy, and community health services, be used to change the culture of pain management?

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*This educational activity is jointly provided by Brown University, Warren Alpert Medical School, Office of Continuing Medical Education and Community College of Rhode Island.

Course Information

  • Audience: Physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physical therapists, social workers, medical students, residents & fellows, occupational therapists, therapeutic massage therapists, acupuncturists, chiropractors, allied and rehab health students
  • Format: Recording of Live Symposia
  • Release date: February 10, 2020
  • Expiration Date: February 10, 2022
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 3 hours and each module should take ~75 min to complete 
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: To receive credit, please
    • (1) review the activity objectives, faculty information, and CME information prior to participating in the activity
    • (2) view the CME presentations
    • (3) complete the CME activity evaluation and post-test at the conclusion of the activity. Note that a passing score of 75% must be achieved in order to receive a credit certificate
  • 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_CCPT 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:   ABMS: Patient Care and Procedural Skills; Medical Knowledge; Systems-based Practice. IOM: Provide patient-centered care; Work in interdisciplinary teams; interprofessional Education Collaborative: Roles/Responsibilities. Public Health Primary Competency: Public Health Sciences Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials: Brochure and Flyer from live event,  PowerPoints from sessions
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this Recording

The purpose of this educational program will be to change the culture of pain management by promoting non-opioid therapies for chronic pain based on evidence-based practices including clinical massage therapy, acupuncture, physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic care, naturopathic medicine, cognitive behavioral therapy, and community health services. This symposium is supported by funding from the Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and Human Services Healthcare Workforce Transformation Program.

What you'll learn

After viewing the recordings, you will be able to:

  • Recognize psychosocial risk factors for patients with pain
  • Evaluate outcomes of integrative therapy options to manage pain
  • Analyze patients’ biopsychosocial elements related to pain
  • Identify various treatment plans for pain management
  • Describe steps in the referral process for prescribing non-pharmacologic pain management

Course Moderator:

  • Matthew Smith
    Matthew Smith, MD, EMHL
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedics, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Registration and Contact Hours

Select the Enroll button below to register to view this recording of a live symposia. If you have any trouble accessing the recording, contact trainingmanager@nephtc.org.

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

CME Accreditation
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the Community College of Rhode Island. The Warren Alpert Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Rhode Island Specific: This program qualifies for 1.25 hour CME Credit in Opioid Pain Management / Chronic Pain Management, one of the required areas of section 6.0; 6.2.1 Rhode Island CME re-licensure requirements.

Other Health Professionals: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for 1.25 hour AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. This credit is accepted by the AANP, AAPA, and RI Pharmacy re-licensure.

Disclaimer and Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy: The Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) and its educational partners protect the privacy of personal and other information regarding participants and educational collaborators. The CME Office maintains its Internet site as an information resource and service for physicians, other health professionals, and the public. The CME Office will keep your personal information confidential when you participate in a CME Internet-based program. CME collects only the information necessary to provide you with the services that you request.

Disclaimer: This educational program is designed to present scientific information and opinion to Health professionals, to stimulate thought, and further investigation

Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals, State and local health departments 
  • Format: Online Webinar
  • Date/Time: September 26, 2019
    12 PM - 1 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Certificate of completion
  • Competencies: Policy Development/ Program Planning Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials: Session PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this webinar

This webinar will highlight the City of Providence, Rhode Island’s efforts to integrate health into public policies across sectors. Examples will include working in collaboration with Providence public schools to address chronic absenteeism, working with fire stations and first responders to mitigate harms from opiate dependence, and working with the public works department.

What you'll learn

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

  • Understand innovative strategies to work across sectors to address public health problems with innovative public sector partnerships.
  • To gain new understanding of novel strategies to mitigate the public health harms of opiate dependence by training firefighters and first responders in recovery coaching.
  • To understand how to reduce chronic absenteeism by working with public works departments to enhance snow removal in winter months.
  • To understand how to reduce chronic absenteeism by providing menstrual hygiene products in public schools.


Subject Matter Expert


  • Ellen Cynar
    Director of City Providence Healthy Communities Office

Ellen Cynar is the Healthy Communities Office Director for the City of Providence. She joined the office in January 2013. Ms. Cynar has worked in a wide variety of public and private settings as well as health education and promotion positions. Her public health interests include nutrition and food policy.

Ms. Cynar directs the City’s efforts on substance abuse prevention, and promotion of healthy eating, active living, and mental health initiatives. In this role, she provides leadership and advises on health and prevention issues, environmental policy changes, and public education efforts.

Ms. Cynar received a MS in Nutrition and Food Policy from Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition, a MPH in Global Health from Tufts University’s School of Medicine, and a BS in International Affairs from Lewis and Clark College. She lives in Providence, RI with her husband and two children.

Registration and Contact Hours

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

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

Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: Public health professionals, Community Health Centers, Community Health Workers, Program Manager
  • Format: Online Webinar
  • Date/Time: July 16, 2019
    12:00 - 1:00 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_CTIHE 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, Communication Skills, Cultural Competency Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:  Session PowerPoint
  • Pre-requisites:None

About this Webinar

This course is designed to support public health and healthcare professionals to develop inclusive environments for transgender and gender diverse individuals. We will review current terms and methods for collecting useful and affirming demographic data. We will also discuss the steps taken and strategies used to create an integrated trans health care program in a large FQHC in Rhode Island.




What you'll learn

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

  • Discuss strategies for collecting accurate and useful demographic data that is gender inclusive
  • Define trans inclusive language/terminology and opportunities to apply affirming language in current public health and healthcare settings
  • Identify strategies for creating an integrated trans health care program within a FQHC
  • Understand opportunities to support policies to improve health outcomes for transgender and gender diverse individuals

Subject Matter Expert

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    Jayeson Watts, LICSW

    Trans Health Program Director, Thundermist Health Center.

Jayeson Watts, LICSW is the Trans* Health Program Director at Thundermist Health Center. For the past 10 years, he has played a key role in organizing, activism and policy change efforts for Rhode Island’s Transgender community. Jaye has used both his professional and life experiences to educate a wide range of audiences on LGBTQ+ related topics with a focus on building competency and capacity to meet the needs of gender diverse individuals in medical and behavioral health settings. He has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Rhode Island College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Therapy form Mansfield University.

Registration and Contact Hours

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

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

Category: Webinars

Course Information

  • Audience: Public Heath Professionals, school health, community professionals engaged with populations of concern
  • Format: Online Webinar
  • Date/Time: June 17th , 2019
    12:00-1:00 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID: SS1131137_ARRSTD 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 Dimensions of Practice Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings None
  • Supplemental materials: None
  • Pre-requisites: None


About this Webinar

This webinar focuses on the epidemiology of STD infection in the US, including recent increases in STD rates. It also describes innovative strategies to diagnose and treat STDs in New England and beyond.

What you'll learn

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

  • Discuss the epidemiology of increasing STDs across the United States and in New England.
  • Identify recent advances in clinical prevention and treatment of STDs.
  • Describe innovative public health approaches to "express " screening for STDs.

Subject Matter Expert

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    Dr. Philip A.Chan, MD, MS 
    Medical director, RIPHI, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine at Brown University.

Dr. Philip A. Chan, MD, MS is Medical Director, Rhode Island Public Health Institute, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at Brown University. He has a secondary appointment in the Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the Brown University School of Public Health. Dr. Chan is Medical Director of the premier sexually transmitted diseases (STD) clinic in Rhode Island, as well as Rhode Island’s only dedicated Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Program. Dr. Chan is PI of multiple NIH grants to study HIV prevention including intervention to promote PrEP uptake and HIV testing. He is PI of a three-site PrEP clinical implementation science program in Jackson, Mississippi, St. Louis, Missouri and Providence, Rhode Island (NIMH, MPI, R01MH114657). Dr. Chan is also site PI of the local AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) in Rhode Island. He serves as Consultant Medical Director for the Rhode Island Department of Health Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STDs, and TB and is actively engaged in many clinical and community-based public health programs to respond to STD and HIV rates among sexual and gender minorities in Rhode Island and beyond. He is also the medical director of the Rhode Island Public Health Institute.

Registration and Contact Hours

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

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

Category: Webinars

Healthy Eating for Healthy Children: A Course for Dental Hygienists

Are you a dental hygienist interested in deepening your impact on children’s health?

 
                    






 

Course Information

  • Audience: Dental Health Professionals; other public health educators who want to have positive conversations with parents and caregivers about healthy eating choices
  • Format: Self-paced
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour 20 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 hour.  Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hour is 1.  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:Communication Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials: None
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this workshop

This course is designed to teach dental hygienists the skills they need to talk with parents about eating a balanced diet. The course focuses on using accessible and encouraging language as well as providing talking points and conversation starters to use with parents during dental visits.

What you'll learn

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Use non-stigmatizing language to talk about food and weight.
  • Explain the Go-Slow-Whoa framework for making healthier food choices.
  • Teach families how to identify the sugar content in drinks.
  • Explain how parents and kids can share decision-making around food.

Subject Matter Experts

  • Alison Tovar

    Alison Tovar
    Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, University of Rhode Island

  • Alison Tovar is an Associate Professor in the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at the University of Rhode Island (URI). Originally from Bogotá, Colombia, she received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Northeastern University in 2001, a Master’s in Public Health from Tufts University School of Medicine in 2005, and her Ph.D. from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy in 2009. Dr. Tovar established The Healthy Feeding, Health Eating Lab in 2012, with the goal to understand factors that shape eating behaviors early in life, in order to inform community-based interventions among diverse, underrepresented populations.

  • Kate Balestracci

    Kate Balestracci
    PhD, RDN
    Program Manager,
    SNAP-Ed and CYFAR
    University of Rhode Island

  • Kate Balestracci is a program manager and co-principal investigator for community nutrition grants that run through the University of Rhode Island’s Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences. She is a graduate from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a degree in Exercise Physiology. She then pursued a master’s degree, and later a doctoral degree, in nutrition from the University of Rhode Island. As an accredited Registered Dietitian, Kate has worked in community nutrition since 2007 to provide hands-on nutrition education to the Rhode Island community.

  • Samuel Zwetchkenbaum

    Samuel Zwetchkenbaum
    DDS, MPH
    State Dental Director
    Rhode Island Department of Health

  • Dr. Sam Zwetchkenbaum is the Dental Director in the Oral Health Program at the Rhode Island Department of Health and Medicaid Dental Director at the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. He is a graduate of Moses Brown School in Providence, Brown University, and the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry. He received his Master in Public Health (MPH) from the University of Michigan. He has taught and practiced in a number of academic settings, including 17 years at the University of Michigan Hospital Dentistry program providing clinical care and directing the General Practice Residency. Sam is a Past President of the Special Care Dentistry Association.

  • Sadie DeCourcy

    Sadie DeCourcy
    JD
    Oral Health Program Manager, Rhode Island Department of Health

  • Sadie DeCourcy is the Oral Health Program Manager at the RI Department of Health. Beginning with her role as the Health Coverage Project Coordinator at The Economic Progress Institute, Ms. DeCourcy has pursued a path in public health; empowering people to make informed decisions about their health. Some of her past work includes advocate engagement around the Affordable Care Act implementation, health policy development and oversight with former RI Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Roberts, and implementing a perinatal and infant oral health quality improvement project at the RI Department of Health. Ms. DeCourcy is a graduate of The George Washington University (B.A.) and Suffolk University Law School (J.D.).


    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: Self-Paced

Course Information

  • Audience: Dental health care personnel and administrative staff
  • Format: Online Self-paced
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 10-part series, approximately 3.5 hours to complete
  • 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_CDCSIPP 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.
  • Credential(s) eligible for contact hours: Certificate of completion
    VT: 3.5 Dental CEUs 

    Rhode Island: 3.5 Dental CEUs

  • Competencies: Public Health Sciences Skills, Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills, Analytical/Assessment Skills skills
  • Learning Level: Performance
  • Companion Trainings:
  • Supplemental materials: CDC Power Points of Basic Expectations for Safe Care Training
  • Pre-requisites: Infection Prevention series for non-clinical staff

About this course

This 10 module training series covers the basic principles of infection prevention and control that form the basis for CDC recommendations for dental health care settings.

The training was recorded with an audience of dental professionals in Vermont on June 10th 2019.  Adhering to the CDC script, presenter comments are excluded.  

Vermont and Rhode Island dental health care personnel and administrative staff  have a new option for learning about infection control in a dental practice setting! This 10 module series takes approximately 3.5 hours to complete and is based on the CDC's Basic Expectations for Safe Care training modules. This free course has been approved for 3.5 CE credits by both the RI and VT Boards of Dental Examiners.

CDC citation:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. .Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings: Basic Expectations for Safe Care. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Dept of Health and Human Services; October 2016.

Adapted from: Guide to Infection Prevention for Outpatient Settings: Minimum Expectations for Safe Care

What you'll learn

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

  • Provide basic infection prevention principles and recommendations for dental health care settings.
  • Reaffirm standard precautions as the foundation for preventing transmission of infectious agents during patient care in all dental health care settings.
  • Access links to full guidelines and source documents that can be referenced for more detailed background information and recommendations.

Subject Matter Experts


  • Kathy J. Eklund

    Director of Occupational Health
    and Safety, RDH MHP

Ms. Eklund is the Director of Occupational Health and Safety, and the Forsyth Research Subject and Patient Safety Advocate at The Forsyth Institute. She is adjunct faculty at Regis College, Dental Hygiene Program where she teaches senior level courses in Oral Health Research and Evidence-Based Decision Making. Ms. Eklund serves as faculty for the New England AIDS Education and Training Center and HIVdent.org. She is a member and 2017-2019 Chair of the Organization for Safety Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) Board of Directors. Ms. Eklund is a consultant to the ADA Council on Dental Practice.

Enrollment and Contact Hours

The Certificate of Completion will include the length of the module. Contact hours may be applicable towards continuing education requirements for certain credentials. Check with your credentialing body to verify if the topic meets its continuing education requirements.


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

Category: Self-Paced

Crisis Sensemaking and Moving Forward, Wednesday Session, June 23, 2021 

Over the course of the last year plus, we have experienced multiple crises – how do we look at the things that affected us and move forward? What do we want to take into our work?

  
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Course Information

  • Audience: This Course is open to RIDOH and RIPHI employees and their invitees 
  • Format: Blended
  • Date/Time: June 23, 2021
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Competencies: Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:PowerPoint slides
  • Pre-requisites None

About this Webinar

This workshop is designed to help leaders learn skills for restarting their teams effectively after the multitude of crises that have occurred over the last year plus. These skills range from empathy and compassion to making and implementing difficult decisions in uncharted economic and societal territory.


What you'll learn

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

  • Recognize crises and discuss how to process and make sense of them
  • Identify ways to ‘bounce forward’ – capturing gains and seizing the organizational moment
  • Describe methods of sustaining long-term team health

Subject Matter Expert

  • Laura Freebairn-Smith
    Laura Freebairn-Smith,
    Partner and co-founder, OPG

Laura Freebairn-Smith is a Partner and co-founder at OPG. She has been a consultant for such distinguished organizations as the New York Times, Lemann Foundation, and ESPN. Her specialty is assisting leaders in realizing the full potential of their organizations through humanistic and analytical practices, while offering guidance in the in the redesign of infrastructure, the creation of strategic plans, and with organizational development. Prior to founding OPG, Laura served as Director of Yale’s Organizational Development and Learning Center, which she helped create. Laura currently teaches leadership at Yale’s Drama School. 

Her work and career have three major foci: 

  • Leading the creation of extraordinary organizational cultures 
  • Guiding groups, large and small, to greater effectiveness and impact
  • Consulting on organizational development issues with a special emphasis on strategic planning and organizational redesign 

Laura’s credentials include a BA from UC Berkeley (Philosophy and Political Science) and an MBA from the Yale School of Management. She holds a doctorate in Organizational Systems from Saybrook Institute and has published articles and chapters on organizational development topics, most recently on radical move leadership. 

Prior to joining Yale, Laura founded Good Work Associates, a consulting firm providing strategic planning and organizational development. Before that, she served as Managing Director for the Gesell Institute of Human Development, as Chief Operating Officer for Jobs for the Future, and as Education Coordinator for the International Rescue Committee on the Thai/Cambodian border. 

 In addition to her teaching at Yale, Laura has taught at University of New Haven, Georgetown, and Central CT State University. She served on the Town of Hamden Charter Revision Committee and has served on numerous other boards in the past. Laura has received several leadership awards. For recreation, Laura enjoys running, writing poetry, tennis, and gardening.

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: Blended

Crisis Sensemaking and Moving Forward, Monday Session, June 21, 2021

Over the course of the last year plus, we have experienced multiple crises – how do we look at the things that affected us and move forward? What do we want to take into our work?

           OPG logo    

Course Information

  • Audience: This Course is open to RIDOH and RIPHI employees and their invitees
  • Format: Blended
  • Date/Time: June 21, 2021
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 1 hour
  • Competencies: Community Dimensions of Practice Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Companion Trainings: None
  • Supplemental materials:PowerPoint slides
  • Pre-requisites None

About this Webinar

This workshop is designed to help leaders learn skills for restarting their teams effectively after the multitude of crises that have occurred over the last year plus. These skills range from empathy and compassion to making and implementing difficult decisions in uncharted economic and societal territory.


What you'll learn

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

  • Recognize crises and discuss how to process and make sense of them
  • Identify ways to ‘bounce forward’ – capturing gains and seizing the organizational moment
  • Describe methods of sustaining long-term team health

Subject Matter Expert

  • Laura Freebairn-Smith
    Laura Freebairn-Smith,
    Partner and co-founder, OPG

Laura Freebairn-Smith is a Partner and co-founder at OPG. She has been a consultant for such distinguished organizations as the New York Times, Lemann Foundation, and ESPN. Her specialty is assisting leaders in realizing the full potential of their organizations through humanistic and analytical practices, while offering guidance in the in the redesign of infrastructure, the creation of strategic plans, and with organizational development. Prior to founding OPG, Laura served as Director of Yale’s Organizational Development and Learning Center, which she helped create. Laura currently teaches leadership at Yale’s Drama School. 

Her work and career have three major foci: 

  • Leading the creation of extraordinary organizational cultures 
  • Guiding groups, large and small, to greater effectiveness and impact
  • Consulting on organizational development issues with a special emphasis on strategic planning and organizational redesign 

Laura’s credentials include a BA from UC Berkeley (Philosophy and Political Science) and an MBA from the Yale School of Management. She holds a doctorate in Organizational Systems from Saybrook Institute and has published articles and chapters on organizational development topics, most recently on radical move leadership. 

Prior to joining Yale, Laura founded Good Work Associates, a consulting firm providing strategic planning and organizational development. Before that, she served as Managing Director for the Gesell Institute of Human Development, as Chief Operating Officer for Jobs for the Future, and as Education Coordinator for the International Rescue Committee on the Thai/Cambodian border. 

 In addition to her teaching at Yale, Laura has taught at University of New Haven, Georgetown, and Central CT State University. She served on the Town of Hamden Charter Revision Committee and has served on numerous other boards in the past. Laura has received several leadership awards. For recreation, Laura enjoys running, writing poetry, tennis, and gardening.

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: Blended

Inspiring Change

Change is constant and change is challenging. How ready are you to lead in complex times?

This course has been completed. Though it is not currently scheduled for repeating, if you would like to be notified if it opens for enrollment in the future, you may register.

Enroll

Course Information

  • Audience: This course is available only to pre-selected participants from the Rhode Island Department of Health.
  • Date/Time: March 18, 2020
    1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Location:Department of Health Operations Center (lower level)
  • Format: Classroom
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 3 hours
  • Competencies:  Communication Skills,  Cultural Competency, Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Supplemental materials: Course Guide and Technical Requirements (PDF)
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this course

Change is constant and change is challenging. This interactive workshop provides leaders with tools to develop the ability to use the most effective change frame for the best approach to handling challenging circumstances.

What you'll learn

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

  • Define the four organizational frames/perspectives needed for effective leadership
  • Recognize the frame(s) you most frequently use and understand how and why to access others
  • Apply this framework to analyze your effectiveness in a real leadership situation you are in or have been faced with

Subject Matter Expert


  • Doe Hentschel
    Vice President,
    Programs of Leadership 
    Greater Hartford
    

Doe Hentschel is Vice President for Programs of Leadership Greater Hartford, a mission-driven nonprofit organization that supports and strengthens communities by training and connecting aspiring and established leaders. Having joined the staff after retiring from higher education in 2000, she designed and implemented The Third Age Initiative, a system to identify, develop and engage older adults as community leaders, which has served more than 370 older adults since its inception in 2001. As Vice President for Programs, Dr. Hentschel oversees curriculum development, program implementation, and evaluation of all of LGH’s programs and its training and consulting services and supervises its program staff. A certified Enneagram trainer since 2002, she manages the Enneagram training services of LGH.

Enrollment and Contact Hours

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

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

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


Acknowledgement:

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP27877 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program”. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Category: Classroom

Creating a Coaching and Mentoring Culture

Do you coach or do you mentor or do you do both?  Learn about the differences and how to conduct employee conversations that inspire. 

This course has been completed. Though it is not currently scheduled for repeating, if you would like to be notified if it opens for enrollment in the future, you may register.

Enroll

Course Information

  • Audience: This course is available only to preselected participants from the Rhode Island Department of Health.
  • Date/Time: February 19, 2020
    10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Format: Classroom
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 4 hours
  • Competencies:  Communication Skills,  Cultural Competency, Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Supplemental materials: Course Guide and Technical Requirements (PDF)
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this course

The interactive session will introduce participants to a repeatable coaching model that can be utilized for any employee conversation where a positive outcome is the goal.  Participants will learn the difference between coaching and mentoring, when they are required and how to successfully flow between the two in a conversation.  Participants will practice using a real-world situation so they can put the new skills into practice immediately. 

What you'll learn

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

  • Learn and practice new skills to support ongoing personal leadership development and the development of teams

  • Understand how leaders ‘show up’ in the workplace affects a coaching and culture

  • Learn effect ways to use coaching and mentoring; describe how they are different. Be able to list and utilize the coaching model steps

  • Name two steps to lay the groundwork for creating a coaching culture.

  • Analyze workshop tools and how you might use them.


Subject Matter Expert


  • Karen Senteio
    Professional Coach, Owner,
    VERVE LLC, 
    Consulting Services
    

Karen Senteio joined the staff of Leadership Greater Hartford as Director of Consulting and Training in March of 2016. A Professional Coach and owner of VERVE LLC, Consulting Services, she also brings more than 25 years corporate experience at The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. in leadership positions in Project and Program Management, Operations, Information Technology, Diversity and Inclusion, Training, Facilitation and Change Management. Her corporate experience provides a unique backdrop to her coaching and consulting practice providing a lens into the many challenges individuals face in the workplace and at home. She works with professionals to lead powerfully, authentically and courageously to create cultures that innovate and inspire powered by connection, engagement, ideas and energy at all levels within the organization.

Enrollment and Contact Hours

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

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

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


Acknowledgement:

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number 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: Classroom

Connecting, Understanding and Engaging

Leadership development incorporates increasing one’s self-awareness in conjunction with understanding and appreciation of individual differences. What could you learn that could dramatically enhance how you lead?

    

This course has been completed. Though it is not currently scheduled for repeating, if you would like to be notified if it opens for enrollment in the future, you may register.

Enroll

Course Information

  • Audience: This course is available only to pre-selected participants from the Rhode Island Department of Health.
  • Date/Time: January 22, 2020
    10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Location:Department of Health Operations Center (lower level)
  • Format: Classroom
  • Price: Free
  • Length: 3 hours
  • Competencies:  Communication Skills,  Cultural Competency, Leadership and Systems Thinking Skills
  • Learning Level: Awareness
  • Supplemental materials: Course Guide and Technical Requirements (PDF)
  • Pre-requisites: None

About this course

The Enneagram, a dynamic personality assessment system, provides explanations for understanding motivations and values that drive our behavior, and serves as a basis for team building, communication, collaboration and leading.

What you'll learn

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

  • Gain insight into your own personality – exploring why you feel, think and act like you do
  • Recognize distinguishing characteristics, traits, attitudes and values of other personality types and the gifts each contribute to the team, group or organization
  • Create a personal action plan to turn what is learned into an intentional practice

Subject Matter Expert


  • Karen Senteio
    Professional Coach, Owner,
    VERVE LLC, 
    Consulting Services
    

Karen Senteio joined the staff of Leadership Greater Hartford as Director of Consulting and Training in March of 2016. A Professional Coach and owner of VERVE LLC, Consulting Services, she also brings more than 25 years corporate experience at The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. in leadership positions in Project and Program Management, Operations, Information Technology, Diversity and Inclusion, Training, Facilitation and Change Management. Her corporate experience provides a unique backdrop to her coaching and consulting practice providing a lens into the many challenges individuals face in the workplace and at home. She works with professionals to lead powerfully, authentically and courageously to create cultures that innovate and inspire powered by connection, engagement, ideas and energy at all levels within the organization.

Enrollment and Contact Hours

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

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

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


Acknowledgement:

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP27877 “Regional Public Health Training Center Program”. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

Category: Classroom