March 2016 News and Updates

News & Updates

March 2016
Theme of the Month: Addressing Health Disparities that affect Latino Communities

Upcoming Training Opportunities

from the Region 2 Public Health Training Center

Carlos Rodriguez

Thursday, March 31
2:30-3:30 pm ET

Carlos E. Rodriguez-Diaz, PhD, MPHE, MCHES presents,

“Los determinantes sociales de la salud: La experiencia en la atencion a la epidemia del VIH en Puerto Rico”
(Spanish-language webinar)

register here
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Shakira Suglia, ScD presents

“Sex Differences in the Relationship between Social Stressors and Obesity”

Tuesday, Aprl 5, 12-1pm ET

Shakira Suglia

Thursday, April 7, 2016
10:30am-12:000 PM ET

Public Health Seminar Series

“The Physical and Mental Health Problems of the Prison Population”

Dr. Arthur M. Brewer, MD, CCHP

At the conclusion of this program, attendees will be able to:

  1. Summarize mortality rates and chronic disease prevalence of incarcerated persons.
  2. Discuss the challenges around substance abuse treatment and perceptions of mental health for this population.
  3. Provide information about HCV treatment and the challenges that state correctional systems are faced with addressing this problem.
  4. Recognize the risk that inmates face upon discharge and the efforts made to minimize these risks.

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Register here to watch the live-streaming version
Register in the NJLMN to attend in person

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The Region 2 Public Health Training Center and Great Lakes Public Health Training Collaborative are teaming up to offer 3 webinars related to public health and climate change. The first webinar is Wednesday, March 30, 2016 from 1-1:30pm ET.

Information about the series.

Save the Dates:
WED, March 30, 2016 1-1:30 pm ET
WED, April 13, 2016 1-2 pm ET
TUE, April 19, 2016 9-9:30 am ET

The New York State Department of Health Climate and Health Profile

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 1-1:30pm ET
Presenter: Asante Shipp-Hilts, MPH, Coordinator, Office of Public Health Practice, New York State Department of Health

Related to the Theme of the Month

from other organizations

Research to Reality: Reaching Minority Populations: Cancer Control and Prevention for Latino Populations 
Sponsor: National Cancer Institute
Date: Archived
Presenters: Patricia Miranda, PhD, MPH; Maria Fernandez, PhD
Learning Objectives:

At the end of the cyber-seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss contributing factors to disparities in breast and cervical cancer screening for Latino sub-populations
  • Describe an effort to adapt, disseminate, and implement evidence-based interventions tailored for Latino populations in Texas and lessons learned

Watch this archived webinar here

Reducing Health Disparities among Hispanics through Culturally Tailored Intervention Science
Sponsor: National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities
Date: Archived
Presenter: Nilda Peragallo Montano, DrPH, RN, FAAN
Description: Hispanics bear a disproportionate burden of disease, injury, death and disability when compared to whites, and are at increased risk of multiple health conditions, including obesity, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections.

In her presentation, Dr. Nilda Peragallo Montano will discuss her research at the University of Miami Center of Excellence for Health Disparities Research (El Centro) on the role that the co-occurrence of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, substance abuse, intimate partner violence and mental health conditions plays in the disproportionate burden of morbidity and mortality among Hispanics. Studies include the intervention and prevention of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, as well as family and intimate partner violence among Hispanic women, and substance abuse recovery among HIV-positive mothers. Through research, education, and collaboration with community and academic partners, El Centro advances the science of reducing health disparities in Hispanics, African Americans, sexual minorities and people in Caribbean nations and Latin America.

Watch this archived webinar here