Category: Diversity and Inclusion

Strategic Skill Area

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. 

 

 

Recruitment and Retention in Public Health

Course Objectives

  • List the six steps in the recruitment process
  • List tools you can use to prioritize the positions you need to fill
  • Describe how diversity, equity, and inclusion are part of each step of the recruitment and retention process
  • Explain the importance of a well-written job description, and how a description is different from a job posting or job advertisement
  • Describe the basics of recruitment marketing and employer branding
  • Identify at least three potential partners for developing recruitment partnerships
  • Explain how to improve communications with job candidates
  • List key elements of onboarding and retention

Date: July 1, 2023


In this self-paced module course, Dr. Heather Krasna, Associate Dean, Career Services and Professional Development at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, provides a crash course on recruitment and retention of new hires, from start to finish.

Public Health’s “Equity Clout” Problem: What Is It And How Do We Address It To Achieve Structural and Cultural Humility?
Public Health's "Equity Clout" Problem: What Is It And How Do We Address It To Achieve Structural and Cultural Humility? Jerel Ezell, PhD, MPH Director, Cornell Center for Cultural Humility Assistant Professor in General Medicine Weill Cornell Medicine Livestreaming: June 6th, 2023, at 12-1 pm ET

Course Objectives

  • Examine what equity clout means in the context of public health departments’ efforts to build structural and cultural humility.
  • Describe three primary factors contributing to diminished equity clout.
  • Identify three approaches for bridging the equity clout gap.

Date: June 04, 2023

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


Dr. Jerel Ezell presents on the importance of equity clout and what that means in the context of public health departments working to build structural and cultural humility. He begins by describing three primary factors that contribute to diminished equity clout. Ezell goes on to discuss approaches for bridging the equity clout gap. He ends by suggesting implications for practice and next steps.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Examine what equity clout means in the context of public health departments’ efforts to build structural and cultural humility.
  2. Describe three primary factors contributing to diminished equity clout.
  3. Identify three approaches for bridging the equity clout gap.
The Science of Trust: Implications for Public Health Research and Practice
The Science of Trust: Implications for Public Health Research and Practice Renata Schiavo, PhD, MA, CCL Senior Lecturer, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Founder and Board President, Health Equity Initiative; Principal, Strategies for Equity and Communication Impact (SECI) Livestreaming: March 7th, 2023 at 12-1 pm ET

Course Objective

  • List key determinants of trust and trustworthiness at the community, population, and patient levels
  • Discuss the impact of trust and mistrust on behavioral and social outcomes as related to a variety of health topics
  • Describe implications of “the science of trust” for public health research and practice

Date: March 7, 2023

Presenter:
Renata Schiavo, PhD, MA, CCL
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health


Renata Schiavo presents on the importance of trust in public health research and practice. She begins by defining “trust” and explaining the importance of gaining trust among communities. Schiavo goes on to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted trust and presents commonly used models of trust. “The science of trust” is then explained by the interconnected nature of biological, social, political and environmental factors, and a new model of trust is presented. Schiavo ends by suggesting implications for practice and next steps

Participants will learn about trust in public health research and practice from Renata Schiavo, PhD, MA, CCL, from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.Participants will be able to:-List key determinants of trust and trustworthiness at the community, population, and patient levels-Discuss the impact of trust and mistrust on behavioral and social outcomes as related to a variety of health topics-Describe implications of “the science of trust” for public health research and practiceRecommended Reading:-Renata Schiavo (2022) The ‘Science of Trust’: moving the field forward, Journal of Communication in Healthcare, 15:2, 75-77, DOI: 10.1080/17538068.2022.2089611https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17538068.2022.2089611-Renata Schiavo (Moderator and Roundtable Chair/Organizer), Gil Eyal (Participant), Rafael Obregon (Participant), Sandra C. Quinn (Participant), Helen Riess (Participant) & Nikita Boston-Fisher (Co-Organizer) (2022) The science of trust: future directions, research gaps, and implications for health and risk communication, Journal of Communication in Healthcare, 15:4, 245-259, DOI: 10.1080/17538068.2022.2121199https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17538068.2022.2121199

 

This program has been approved for 1.0 Category I Continuing Education Credit for CHES/MCHES by the Rutgers School of Public Health. The Rutgers School of Public Health is a certified CHES/MCHES provider by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

This program has been approved for 1.0 Certified in Public Health (CPH) credit by the Region 2 Public Health Training Center. The Region 2 Public Health Training Center is a certified CPH provider by the National Board of Public Health Examiners.

Promoting Equity in Public Health and the Role of Change Management
EQUITY written using Scrabble tiles

Course Objective

  • Define key concepts that contribute to health equity in society: justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Identify the impact of health equity for vulnerable populations
  • Clarify the role of public health leaders in creating greater health equity
  • Establish links between change management and making improvements in health equity
  • Assess the status of health equity in a local community
  • Gather diverse perspectives about factors that affect the health of vulnerable populations
  • Identify ways to communicate about challenges and opportunities for public health equity

Date: June 30th, 2022

Subject Matter Expert: 
Emil J. Sadloch
President, Sadloch Development Associates
Instructor for Rutgers University’s Executive and Professional Education, School of Public Health, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences


This training is the fourth module in the Strategic Skills Training Series focused on Change Management for Public Health Professionals developed by Region 2 Public Health Training Center. This learning module will look at health equity from a “change management” perspective. Specifically, this module will provide learners with insights about how awareness of various concepts can support local public health efforts to take action and move forward on the road to achieving health equity. Learners will be exposed to valuable content about topics linked to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion and see how to facilitate change in a typical public health setting using a case study approach set in the fictitious Tycho County.

Learners will be able to:

  1. Define key concepts that contribute to health equity in society: justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  2. Identify the impact of health equity for vulnerable populations
  3. Clarify the role of public health leaders in creating greater health equity
  4. Establish links between change management and making improvements in health equity
  5. Assess the status of health equity in a local community
  6. Gather diverse perspectives about factors that affect the health of vulnerable populations
  7. Identify ways to communicate about challenges and opportunities for public health equity
New Resources and Creative Strategies for Recruiting Candidates for Health Departments
New Resources and Creative Strategies for Recruiting Candidates for Health Departments Heather Krasna, PhD, MS, EdM Assistant Dean of Career Services Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Laura J. Trolio Director, New York State Public Health Corps Fellowship Program, Office of Public Health Practice Jody Ordioni Chief Brand Officer, Brandemix Livestreaming: June 71h, 2022 at 12-1 pm ET

Course Objective

  • Describe the industry/sector and occupational competition for key roles in public health
  • Identify at least three strategies and tactics your agency can use to attract new hires
  • Assess feasibility of recruitment strategies for your own agency/organization

Date: June 7th 2022

Presenters: 
Heather Krasna, PhD, EdM, MS
Assistant Dean and Director, Career Services, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Laura J. Trolio
Director, New York State Public Health Corps Fellowship Program, Office of Public Health Practice

Jody Ordioni
Chief Brand Officer, Brandemix


In this month’s Log-in2Learn, Dr. Heather Krasna, Laura Trolio, and Jody Ordioni present new evidence-based resources and strategies to overcome current challenges in public health recruitment. They explain how understanding candidate motivation, creating or leveraging appealing recruitment marketing materials, leveraging the public service motivation of candidates, and highlighting the mission-driven work of public health agencies can help agencies attract the best candidates and compete with other employers. They review strategies such as branding, making a Unique Sales Proposition, and the new forthcoming public health recruitment website for standardized job posting. They also present new funding streams and the NYS Public Health Corps Fellowship Program, with its Public Health Essentials Certificate and mentoring opportunities. There is a focus, throughout, on diversity, equity and inclusion in recruitment, and they finish by answering questions from attendees.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the industry/sector and occupational competition for key roles in public health
  2. Identify at least three strategies and tactics your agency can use to attract new hires
  3. Assess feasibility of recruitment strategies for your own agency/organization
Commercial Determinants of Health : A New Framework for Improving Population Health and Reducing Health Inequities
Commercial Determinants of Health: A New Framework for Improving Population Health and Reducing Health Inequities Nicholas Freudenberg, DrPH Distinguished Professor of Public Health, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy Senior Faculty Fellow, CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute Livestreaming: May 3rd, 2022 at 12-1 pm ET

Course Objective

  • Define commercial determinants  of health and explain the historical origins of this concept
  • Identify the  potential and limitations of the commercial determinants of health framework for development of more effective strategies to improve population health and reduce health inequities
  • Discuss key current needs for research, education  and practice on commercial determinants of health

Date: May 3rd, 2022

Presenter:
Nicholas Freudenberg, DrPH
Distinguished Professor of Public Health
CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy
Senior Faculty Fellow, CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute


In this month’s Log-in2Learn, Dr. Nicholas Freudenberg presents how the commercial determinants of health framework can help reduce health inequities, guided by the belief that another world is possible. He starts by defining commercial determinants of health and reviewing the cascade of public health crises that have happened in the 21st century. He goes over a framework that attributes this cascade and increases in stratification, inequality, and inequity to changes in 6 characteristics of capitalism. He then reviews the importance of changing corporate practices and political and economic structures that harm health, and lists key ideas and strategies that can help tackle that change. He finishes by providing specific examples of how public health professionals can build more alliances and move practice beyond business as usual, and answers questions from attendees.

Participants will be able t0:

  1. Define commercial determinants of health and explain the historical origins of this concept
  2. Identify the potential and limitations of the commercial determinants of health framework for development of more effective strategies to improve population health and reduce health inequities
  3. Discuss key current needs for research, education and practice on commercial determinants of health
Social Inequality and Health Disparities in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Social Inequality and Health Disparities in the COVID-19 Pandemic Alexandra Zenoff, MPH Senior Program Manager at East-West Management Institute, Inc. Live on Zoom June 2nd, 2020 12-1pm ET

Course Objective

  • Identify key trends in health disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic to date
  • Describe how the pandemic exacerbates existing social inequalities
  • Examine several proposed interventions to address health disparities in the pandemic response

Date: June 2nd, 2020

Presenter:
Alexandra Zenoff, MPH.
Senior Program Manager
East-West Management Institute, Inc. (EWMI)


In this month’s Log-in2Learn webinar Alexandra Zenoff discusses the role of structural racism in health disparities, how this affects health outcomes and the need to address it. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated social inequalities and considering the social determinants of health is crucial to alleviating this issue. Drawing insights from historic and current public health efforts can help with designing responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. The importance of building on existing best practices like community consultations and appropriate data collection is discussed. Participants are provided with articles for further learning and resources such as the COVID-19 racial tracker and CDC’s Social Vulnerability Index.

Participants will learn about the following:

  1. Identify key trends in health disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic to date
  2. Describe how the pandemic exacerbates existing social inequalities
  3. Examine several proposed interventions to address health disparities in the pandemic response
COVID19: Using a Health Equity and Human Rights Lens to Protect Vulnerable Populations during this Pandemic and Beyond
COVID19: Using a Health Equity and Human Rights Lens to Protect Vulnerable Populations during this Pandemic and Beyond Renata Schiavo, PhD, MA, CCL Senior Lecturer, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Department of Sociomedical Sciences Founder and President, Board of Directors, Health Equity Initiative Live on Zoom April 7th, 2020 12-1 pm ET

Course Objective

  • Discuss why COVID-19 is a health equity issue
  • Identify key principles of the health equity and human rights frameworks to protect vulnerable and marginalized populations during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond
  • Describe the role of community engagement and advocacy during this pandemic and beyond
  • List sample strategies for transformative and long-lasting change

Date: April 7th, 2020

Presenter:
Renata Schiavo, PhD, MA, CCL
Senior Lecturer, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Department of Sociomedical Sciences
Founder and President, Board of Directors, Health Equity Initiative


In this month’s Log-in2Learn Webinar Dr. Renata Schiavo discusses the challenges faced during COVID-19 through a health equity lens. Pandemics are complex circumstances that thrive on inequalities and weak health and social systems. Vulnerable populations are not able to adequately adhere to safety measures and bear the burden of pandemic impacts. The webinar explores how a Social Determinants of Health approach should be implemented to address inequalities during a pandemic.The course also highlights risk communication, community engagement and advocacy as key strategies to support this agenda.

Participants will will be able to:

      1. Discuss why COVID-19 is a health equity issue
      2. Identify key principles of the health equity and human rights frameworks to protect vulnerable and marginalized populations during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond
      3. Describe the role of community engagement and advocacy during this pandemic and beyond
      4. List sample strategies for transformative and long-lasting change
Shifting the Narrative: Trauma Informed Care to Systems Change
Shifting the Narrative: Trauma Informed Care to Systems Change Ali Mateo Belen, MSW Trainer and Principle Consultant A Mateo Consulting Livestreaming March 3rd, 2020 12-1pm ET

Course Objective

  • Develop a shared understanding of the importance of viewing trauma on a systems level
  • Identify how to utilize trauma informed principles in organizational policy and program development
  • Explain the stages of trauma informed organizational change development and implementation

Date: March 3rd, 2020

Presenter:
Ali Mateo Belen, MSW
Trainer and Principle Consultant
A Mateo Consulting


This month’s Log-in2Learn Webinar takes a look at trauma-informed principles and procedures, encouraging organizations and systems to acknowledge and recognize the trauma that individuals experience. Participants will learn how understanding individual trauma/manifestations of trauma, reflect in the way systems are able to give care to clients and workers within the organization. Participants will also be able to differentiate between policies and practice and learn ways to implement practices that not only benefit clients, but also benefit employees.

Participants will learn how to:

  1. Develop a shared understanding of the importance of viewing trauma on a systems level
  2. Identify how to utilize trauma informed principles in organizational policy and program development
  3. Explain the stages of trauma informed organizational change development and implementation
Region 2 Public Health Training Center