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…

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…

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…

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…

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.