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Harnessing the Power of Music, Movement, Culture, and Science to Build Youth Health Literacy and Inspire Health Behavior Change
Harnessing the Power of Music, Movement, Culture, and Science to Build Youth Health Literacy and Inspire Health Behavior Change Lori Rose Benson, MA, DrPH Candidate CEO, Hip Hop Public Health Livestreaming: May 7th, 2024 at 12-1 pm ET

Course Objective

  • Understand the connection between music and the brain 
  • Explain how music can be leveraged to enhance public health and health education efforts 
  • Describe ways to implement and integrate Hip Hop Public Health’s evidence-based tools and resources into health promotions 

 

Date: May 7, 2024

Presenters:
Lori Rose Benson, MA, DrPH Candidate
CEO, Hip Hop Public Health


This inspiring session featured Lori Rose Benson, CEO of Hip Hop Public Health, a non-profit dedicated to creating and disseminating research-based educational resources by harnessing the power of music and culture to improve health in communities that are underserved. Lori takes viewers on a journey through Hip Hop Public Health’s visionary approach to enhance health education and public health communication via the intersection of music, movement, culture, and science, revealing how these elements can be harnessed to cultivate positive health behavior change among today’s youth. 

 

 

Trauma-Informed Care: What it is and Why it Matters: Three-Part Webinar Series

This three-part webinar series, for local health department and FQHC staff, will explore key concepts around trauma-informed care. From the challenges in the lives of our most vulnerable community members to the global upheaval brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, we see the impacts of trauma all around us. In this series, we will define trauma and examine techniques for reducing its effect in our workplace and in the communities we serve.

Session 1: What is trauma? 
What is the difference between a bad experience and a traumatic event? We will discuss the definition of trauma. We will also examine the findings of the Adverse Childhood Experiences study, the largest study of its kind that correlates adversity in childhood with the leading causes of early deaths in adults. The neurobiology of trauma sheds light on what interventions lead to healthier out-comes. We will also discuss how positive childhood experiences correlate with resilience.

Session 2: Trauma and marginalized communities 
The marginalization of groups based on race, gender, culture, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, etc. exacerbates the experience of trauma and adversity. We will discuss how racism and other forms of oppression impact individual and community health, as well as how policies and practices aimed at addressing hidden biases support healing and resilience.

Session 3: Helping the helper
Many people come to work in helping professions because of their own experiences with trauma and adversity. In serving individuals that have been impacted by trauma, helpers can be further affected by secondary traumatic stress and vicarious trauma. We will explore how this happens, as well as strategies to counteract it.

Presented by: Andrus Sanctuary Institute in collaboration with New York State Association of County Health Officials

Nicotine and Neighborhoods: Findings from a Policy Evaluation and Retailer Assessment Study in NYC
Nicotine and Neighborhoods: Findings from a Policy Evaluation and Retailer Assessment Study in NYC Daniel P. Giovenco, PhD, MPH Assistant Professor, Dept of Sociomedical Sciences Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health Livestreaming: March 5th, 2024 at 12-1 pm ET 2

Course Objective

  • Explain the relationship between nicotine product retail in communities, use behaviors, and inequities
  • Describe the early impacts of a policy initiative to reduce tobacco retailer density in NYC
  • Discuss the current landscape of product availability for newer classes of nicotine products across several US cities

Date: March 5, 2024

Presenters:
Daniel P. Giovenco, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociomedical Sciences
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health


In this month’s Log-in2Learn, Dr. Giovenco presented his findings from a study investigating the effectiveness of a policy to reduce the density of tobacco retailers in New York City. He began by explaining the issue of tobacco retailer density and its relation to communities and inequities. He went on to summarize the evaluation methods used to evaluate the policy’s effectiveness, utilizing GIS technology. He then summarized the findings of the study and changes in the number of tobacco retailers in various neighborhoods resulting from the impact of the new policy. As a bonus, Dr. Giovenco also shared preliminary findings of a new study investigating shifts in tobacco product availability in three major U.S. cities, as related to the retailer limiting policy. He concludes with a call for more research efforts to investigate variations in retail access, use behaviors, and tobacco product risks. 

Flourishing through Adversity: How Can Stress and Emotional Experiences Make Us Resilient and Avoid Burnout
Flourishing through Adversity: How Can Stress and Emotional Experiences Make Us Resilient and Avoid Burnout Christian Gloria, PhD, MA,CHES® Associate Professor & Deputy Chair, Dept. of Sociomedical Sciences Director, MPH Certificate in Health Promotion Research & Practice Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Principal Investigator, Region 2 Public Health Training Center Board Member, New York State Public Health Association Livestreaming: February 6th, 2024 at 12-1 pm ET

Course Objective

  • Understand the relationships among stress, emotions, burnout, and health. 
  • Measure and monitor one’s “positivity ratio” and explain the implications of these scores. 
  • Identify and apply effective strategies to cope with stress, reduce negative emotional experiences, prevent burnout, and promote resilience. 

Date: February 6, 2024

Presenters:
Christian Gloria, PhD, MA, CHES.
Associate Professor & Deputy Chair, Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Director, MPH Certificate in Health Promotion Research & Practice, Principal Investigator Region 2 Public Health Training Center, Board Member, New York State Public Health Association


How do you handle stress and stressors at work, school, and life? This session presented current research in positive psychology, emotionality, and health. Dr. Gloria discussed how experiences of certain emotions affect our abilities to cope with stress, and their influences on our mental and physical health. During this talk, audience members participated in an exercise to score their own stressors and emotional experiences, and learned the implications of their results. The session then concluded with recommendations on how to reduce stress, increase positivity, improve coping, be happier, be healthier, and be able to flourish at work, school, and in life. 

Enumerating and Understanding New York’s Local Public Health Workforce
Enumerating and Understanding New York's Local Public Health Workforce Molly Fleming, MPH Senior Program Manager New York State Association of County Health Officials Isaac Michaels, MPH Program Director, Research Science NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital DrPH Student, UAlbany School of Public Health Livestreaming: January 9th, 2024 at 12-1 pm ET

Course Objective

  • Communicate the methods used for enumerating the local public health workforce in New York State and present enumeration study results.
  • Describe the value of conducting public health workforce enumeration to inform public health practice and strategic workforce planning. 
  • Offer practical insights and best practices derived from the study as guidance for learners interested in conducting similar enumeration studies in other settings. 

Date: January 9, 2024

Presenters:
Molly Fleming, MPH
Senior Program Manager, New York State Association of County Health Officials

Isaac Michaels, MPH
Program Director, Research Science, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and DrPH Student at University at Albany School of Public Health


Molly Fleming and Isaac Michaels presented their findings from an enumeration study of local health departments in New York State. The presenters began by sharing the study background and methods, including collaborative efforts between academia and public health practice. They then summarized the findings of the study and changes in the workforce resulting from the impact of COVID-19. They went on to discuss successes, lessons learned, and next steps including continued assessment. They conclude with recommendations for working with public health schools as a pipeline to the public health workforce, the need for advocacy and civil service reform, and continued flexible sustainable funding. 

Mental Health in Rural New York: Findings and Implications of a Listening Tour with Residents and Professionals
Mental Health in Rural New York: Findings and Implications of a Listening Tour with Residents and Professionals Brett Harris, DrPH Sr. Research Scientist, NORC, Univeristy of Chicago Clinical Associate Professor, Albany School of Public Health NYSPHA President Katie Gallant, MSW Sr. Research Scientist, NORC, Univeristy of Chicago Livestreaming: December 5th, 2023 at 12-1 pm ET

Course Objective

  • Describe how rural communities are disproportionately affected by suicide 
  • Identify at least two factors that are unique to rural areas that increases risk for suicide 
  • Provide at least three recommendations for preventing suicide in rural communities 

Date: December 5, 2023

Presenter:

Brett Harris, DrPH
Senior Research Scientist, NORC, University of Chicago
Clinical Associate Professor , University at Albany School of Public Health
President, New York State Public Health Association

Katie Gallant, MSW
Senior Research Associate, NORC, University of Chicago


Brett Harris and Katie Gallant presented their findings from a listening tour that explores how rural areas in New York State are disporportionately impacted by suicide. The presenters began by sharing background suicide data and factors that increase risk. They then explained the development of their listening tour research. They explained the themes that emerged from the thematic qualitative analysis of the interviews. The conclude with recommendations for solutions that stemmed from the listening tour.   

Building Skills for Public Health Leaders: Lessons Learned from the Advancing Leadership in Times of Crisis Program
Building Skills for Public Health Leaders: Lessons Learned from the Advancing Leadership in Times of Crisis Program María Fernanda Levis MPH, MPA, PCMH-CCE, CFRE Founder & CEO, Impactivo Bekah Curtis-Heald, MSc Partnerships Lead, Impactivo Livestreaming: November 14th, 2022 at 12-1 pm ET

Course Objective

  • Understand the basic components of the Advancing Leadership in Times of Crisis program, developed by Impactivo for the R2PHTC 
  • Identify best practices that have contributed to the success of the program in increasing the leadership and public health competencies of participants 
  • Articulate how adaptive leadership principles can be applied to address public health emergencies and context-specific challenges 

Date: November 14, 2023

Presenter:
María Fernanda Levis, MPH, MPA, PCMH-CCE, CFRE
Founder & CEO, Impactivo

Bekah Curtis-Heald, MSc
Partnerships Lead,
Impactivo
 


Maria Fernanda Levis, MPH, MPA and Bekah Curtis-Heald, MSc of Impactivo presented on the organization’s Advancing Leadership in Times of Crisis program, which was developed by Impactivo for the R2PHTC. They shared the fundamentals of the program, focusing on how adaptive leadership principles were applied to create the program, which equips public health leaders in Puerto Rico with the skills to manage public health emergencies and other challenges. They also shared best practices which have contributed to the success of the ALTC program to date and ways in which the program has evolved through a continuous quality improvement process. 

Navigating the path to a culture of healing: How trauma-informed care provides a blueprint for the well-being of public health professionals and the communities they serve
Navigating the path to a culture of healing: How trauma-informed care provides a blueprint for the well-being of public health professionals and the communities they serve. Carina Schmid, RN, MPH Lecturer, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Trauma-Informed Coach Resonant healing practitioner Livestreaming: October 3rd, 2023, 12-1 pm ET

Course Objective

  • Understand the increasing and universal need for trauma-informed care and communication
  • Identify the linkage between trauma and adverse health outcomes
  • Articulate the underlying principles of trauma-informed care

Date: October 3, 2023

Presenter:
Carina Schmid, MPH
Lecturer, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Trauma-informed coach and resonant healing practitioner


Ms. Schmid discusses how trauma-informed care provides a basis for public health professionals and the communities they serve. Trauma-informed care and communication have become increasingly crucial for public health professionals, driven by the substantial impact and prevalence of trauma within individuals, communities, and populations — including the professionals themselves. This webinar serves as an introduction to the realm of trauma-informed care, encompassing essential concepts, the intricate connection between trauma and adverse health outcomes, and the guiding principles of trauma-informed practice. Together, we get a taste of the journey that shifts our perspective from asking, “What is wrong with you?” (or me, or them) to understanding, “What happened to you?” (or me, or us).

The Swag Deficit: How and Why Public Health Sucks All The Fun Out of Everything
The Swag Deficit: How and Why Public Health Sucks All The Fun Out of Everything Jerel Ezell, PhD, MPH Director, Cornell Center for Cultural Humility Assistant Professor in General Medicine Weill Cornell Medicine Livestreaming: September 5th, 2023, at 12-1 pm ET

Course Objective

  • Understand primary gaps and weaknesses in how public health presents itself and engages communities
  • Define and discuss “swag deficit” at a barbeque or cocktail party
  • Identify ways to develop a swag surplus or make your public health organization swag neutral

Date: September 5, 2023

Presenter:
Jerel Ezell, PhD MPH
Director of Cornell Center for Cultural Humility
Assistant Professor in General Medicine
Weill Cornell University


Jerel Ezell presents on the importance of “swag” and what that means in the context of public health departments working to build a stronger public presence. He begins by describing three primary factors that contribute to a “swag deficit”. Ezell goes on to discuss approaches for engaging with communities. He ends by suggesting implications for practice and next steps.

Participants will be able to:

  • Understand primary gaps and weaknesses in how public health presents itself and engages communities
  • Define and discuss “swag deficit” at a barbeque or cocktail party 
  • Identify ways to develop a swag surplus or make your public health organization swag neutral
Climate Change: Using Technical and Adaptive Leadership to Identify and Address Extreme Heat
Thermometer

Course Objectives

  • Identify technical vs. adaptive challenges related to climate change
  • Assess, frame, and take action to address the climate change problem using data and evidence
  • Discuss the applicability of adaptive leadership to address the health impacts of climate change
  • Identify barriers to creating effective messages and media campaigns
  • Identify technical vs. adaptive challenges related to climate change

Date: July 1, 2023


Climate change can contribute to disruptions of physical, biological, and ecological systems, including disturbances originating locally and elsewhere. The health effects of these disruptions can be severe.

As climate change continues, some existing health threats will intensify and new health threats will emerge. Effective leadership in public health can take steps to lessen these impacts on the populace.

This self-paced module course will focus on how local health departments can take action to adapt to the health impacts of climate change such as rising temperatures, using principles of adaptive leadership.

Participants will learn to:

  1. Describe roles that local health departments can play to address the health impacts of climate change.
  2. Assess, frame, and take action to address the climate change problem using data and evidence.
  3. Define adaptive leadership and adaptive leadership behaviors.
  4. Discuss the applicability of adaptive leadership to address the health impacts of climate change.
  5. Identify technical vs. adaptive challenges related to climate change.
Region 2 Public Health Training Center