Upcoming Training

New Strategies to Reduce Harm from Unhealthy Diets and Obesity 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: June 4th, 2024 at 12-1 pm ET

For more than 30 years, public health professionals, researchers, activists, and the public have debated whether obesity is an overriding threat to public health, a myth, or some mix of the two.  Moving beyond this passionate but sometimes sterile dispute will require new thinking and the application of new frameworks and lensesIn this webinar, Nicholas Freudenberg, Distinguished Professor of Public Health at the CUNY School of Public Health, will seek to highlight some of the agreement and disagreements about the concept of obesity and suggest new strategies to reduce the human and planetary harms of unhealthy diets and the structures and environments that encourage them. 

After the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe and analyze recent public health concerns and debates around obesity  
  • Identify and assess the strengths and weaknesses of various public health approaches to reducing production and consumption of unhealthy food and associated health and environmental harms.
  • Propose roles and competencies that will help develop more effective and equitable responses to high rates of premature deaths and preventable illnesses associated with unhealthy food production and consumption 

Register at: https://bit.ly/June2024-L2L to participate.

Full Registration Link: https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_v9K4JKgxQwSVt1bqHw4C1w

How to Get Hired at a State or Local Health Department PART I: February 27, 2024 - New Jersey Local Health Departments • PART II: March 19, 2024 - New York Local Health Departments •PART III: April 16, 2024 - New Jersey State Department of Health •PART IV: June 18, 2024 - New York State Department of Health Moderated by: Heather Krasna, PhD Associate Dean of Career Services and Professional Development, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health

Join the Region 2 Public Health Training Center for their 4-part webinar series: Finding a Job in a Health Department in New York or New Jersey. Heather Krasna, Associate Dean of Career and Professional Development at Columbia University School of Public Health will moderate panel discussions with health department staff on how to navigate the civil service hiring practices in NY & NJ state and local health departments and offer creative strategies.

After each webinar, participants will be able to:

  • List two or three ways a resume or application materials should be created differently for the health department as compared to other employers.
  • Discuss the civil service hiring process, including finding and registering for exams, how candidates are scored or rated, and how to maximize your chances of success.
  • Describe the benefits of working in local or state governmental public health departments.

Intended Audience: Current students or recent graduates who are interested in finding a job at a state or local health department.

Registration required. There is a single registration for the entire series. During the registration process, you may choose which webinars you wish to attend.

Webinar Dates and Topics:

  • June 18, 2024 – New York State Department of Health

Register at: https://bit.ly/R2PHTC-Get-Hired-Series-2024 to participate.

Full Registration Link: https://columbiauniversity.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RJB5RRwGQlOO4zCwU7POTQ

Region 2 Public Health Training Center