2020 Pre-Conference Workshop

"Promoting Community Environmental Health Literacy:Interactive, Problem-Based Education Kits" 

Presented by University at Rochester Medical Center

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Niagara Falls Convention Center 

Participants in this session will engage with interactive environmental public health education kits. These kits were developed in partnership with community groups in diverse communities across the country. These fully assembled “labs in bags” require no prep, are graphically rich, story-based, integrate hands-on activities, and involve limited reading providing a convenient, engaging way to increase the environmental public health literacy of and support health advocacy by a range of community audiences. These activities take only 20 minutes and are easily replicable by groups with limited budgets. After a brief overview of the kits, participants will complete at least one kit of their choosing, reflect on how it could serve diverse audiences, and discuss potential for future use in support of health advocacy. Snack break, materials and 3 continuing education credit hours (CHES & CPH) provided with this session.. 

This session includes CHES/CPH credits, materials and a snack break and is offered to all attendees for $65 (NYSHPA members) and $80 (non-members). 

    Register today on the conference registration form!


    Carrie Dunn-Herrera, Schenectady County Public Health Service

    Lauren Stairs, Schenectady County Public Health Service

    Erin Gorham, Ardent Solutions

    Mary O'Reilly, University at Albany School of Public Health

    Who should attend:

     Public health educators, county health department staff, health care, education, aging, mental emotional behavioral health, governmental, community-based, students and organizational leaders. 


       1:30 PM - Welcome & Introduction to Workshop

       1:40 - 3:00 PM - Implementing a Effective  Worksite Wellness Programs

       Presented by: Carrie Dunn-Herrera & Lauren Stairs, Schenectady County Public Health Service

    • Surveying to identify employee needs
    • Effective short worksite interventions
    • Create a no-cost plan
    • Addressing stress during the workday 
    • Making your workplace trauma informed

      3- 3:15 PM- Networking Coffee Break

      3:15- 4 PM- How to Fit Fitness Into the Workday
      Presented by: Erin Gorham, Ardent Solutions

      • Successful small steps to improving employee fitness opportunities  
        4- 5 PM- Improving Ergonomics in the Workplace
        Presented by: Mary O'Reilly, University at Albany School of Public Health

    • How to alter your work environment to prevent pain, injuries and discomfort 

    Pre-Conference Workshop Exclusive Sponsorship Opportunity Available!

    Registration Cost:

    $65 NYSPHA members

    $80 non-members

     Registration includes program, materials, snack break/coffee and continuing education credits.

    To Register:

    Register for the Pre-Conference Workshop on the Annual Meeting registration page 

    (Registration for the Annual Meeting in entirety is not required). 

    Click HERE to access the registration page

    Already registered for the Annual Meeting and want to add the Pre-Conference session? 

    Email us at info@nyspha.org and we'll take care of that for you!

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