Achieving Health Equity through Community Control of Budgets

Presenter: Jennifer Godzeno, MSUP, MPH, AICP Deputy Director, Participatory Budgeting Project Culture of Health Leader, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Description: Participatory budgeting involves community members in deciding what to do with a given budget.  It is a powerful tool used globally to increase community engagement and shift from “indirect” to “direct” democracy. Its impacts include…

Addressing Unconscious Bias in our Language

Presenter: Anne Marie Liebel, EdD Founder and President Health Communication Partners LLC Description: As health professionals, it is critical that we reflect and address unconscious bias in our language, especially when working with patient populations. Dr. Anne Marie Liebel discusses how uttering subtle microaggressions can have a cumulative negative effect on health and wellness. Dr.…

Advanced Program Evaluation

Learn how to complete the advanced program evaluation tasks. Using the CDC Program Evaluation Framework, learners will connect each step of the framework with a section of the evaluation plan.

Case Management of Students with Asthma

Description: This module (part of a series) was developed with content experts in the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Office of School Health. This learning module describes the four goals of case management and standards of care, when they should be intensified, how they can be applied to a school setting,…

Collaborating with Churches to Conduct and Disseminate Evidence-based Health Promotion

Presenter: Gina Wingood, ScD Sid and Helaine Lerner Professor of Public Health Promotion Sociomedical Sciences Columbua University Mailman School of Public Health Date: February 2, 2016 Recommended Pre-Webinar Reading: Comparative Effectiveness of a Faith-Based HIV Intervention for African American Women: Importance of Enhancing Religious Social Capital Reflection Questions: Why may faith-based HIV prevention programs in…

Engaging Communities in the Research Process to Enhance Outcomes and Sustainability: Practical Strategies for Researchers and Public Health Practitioners

Presenter: Carly Hutchinson, MA, PhD Lecturer, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Director of Communications & Community Relations, Harlem Health Promotion Center Description: Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is a research method that equitably involves all community and academic partners in every step of designing and conducting research. CBPR allows community members to research a…

From Theory to Practice: School Health Programming as a Public Health Framework for Vulnerable Urban Communities

Presenter: Dr. Caroline Volel, MD, MPH Field Physician, Office of School Health City Medical Specialist 1, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Assistant Professor, Population and Family Health, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Description: In this webinar, Dr. Volel describes the historical and political context of school health practices and discusses…

Health Disparities in HIV: Supporting Adolescents through the Care Continuum

Presenter: Amanda Tanner Associate Professor University of North Carolina – Greensboro Description: This webinar explores the specific challenges associated with ensuring adolescents are able to access HIV screening and treatment. Dr. Amanda Tanner provides background on adolescent’s biological, cognitive, social, and legal changes as they progress to adulthood as well as the disparities of HIV…

Sex Differences in the Relation Between Social Stressors and Obesity

Presenter: Shakira F. Suglia, ScD, MS Associate Professor Epidemiology Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Date: April 5th, 2016 Description: In this webinar, Dr. Suglia provides an overview of the physiological responses to stressors and their relationship to obesity.  Stressors have a significant impact on mental and physical health, with high levels of stress associated with…

Strategies to Advance Health Equity: How Health Departments Can Grow a Healthy Public Food Sector

Content Experts: Nicholas Freudenberg, DrPH, MPH Distinguished Professor Faculty Director, CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute Emily Franzosa, DrPH, MA Senior Researcher, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy Description: This self-paced, interactive module prepares public health professionals working in state and local health departments to develop or support food policy changes in their…

Strategies to Advance Health Equity: How Health Departments Can Protect the Health of Immigrants

Content Experts: Nicholas Freudenberg, DrPH, MPH Distinguished Professor Faculty Director, CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute Emily Franzosa, DrPH, MA Senior Researcher, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy Description: This self-paced, interactive module prepares public health professionals working in state and local health departments to develop or support health care, social services, and…

Strategies to Advance Health Equity: How Health Departments Can Use Countermarketing to Address Tobacco, Alcohol and Unhealthy Food

Content Experts: Nicholas Freudenberg, DrPH, MPH Distinguished Professor Faculty Director, CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute Emily Franzosa, DrPH, MA Senior Researcher, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy Description: This self-paced, interactive module prepares public health professionals working in state and local health departments to develop or support the use of countermarketing strategies…

Sustaining Grassroots Coalitions: Examples from the Field

Effective coalition building is an increasingly important activity in the field of public health, where working with community partners is critical to achieving improved health outcomes. Drawing on her extensive experiences with building community coalitions, Pamela Valera, PhD, MSW, a faculty member at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, discussed basic information and best practices on beginning, building, and maintaining a coalition and described in-depth a case example of her work with the Bronx Reentry Working Group.

Sustaining Grassroots Coalitions: Examples from the Field

Effective coalition building is an increasingly important activity in the field of public health, where working with community partners is critical to achieving improved health outcomes. Drawing on her extensive experiences with building community coalitions, Pamela Valera, PhD, MSW, a faculty member at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, discussed basic information and best…