Upcoming Webinars



Integrating Worker Wellness into Public Health Organizations:

Good Food, Healthy Drinks, and Stress-Reducing Environments in the Work Place

September 16th, 2020

Presented by:

Dr. Stacey B. Plichta

Professor of Health, Policy & Management at the CUNY School of Public Health 


Fee:

FREE - NYSPHA members

$10 - non-members


Continuing Education Credits:

1 CHES credit available

1 CPH credit available 

Space is limited, registration is required - click here to register


Overview

This workshop presents current research on worker wellness as a basis for making organizational changes in public health settings. Short-term and longer term organizational approaches, as well as no-cost/low-cost interventions to worker wellness will be discussed. Participants will develop a draft of one short-term organizational change they can make in their own organization or practice.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

- Identify occupational stressors faced by professionals who work with (or support those who work with) vulnerable populations

-Discuss the effects of occupational stressors on worker health and performance

-Describe organizational wellness promotion activities that can mitigate the effects of occupational stressors

-Develop an outline for an organizational wellness plan

    Presenter Biography

    Dr. Plichta is a professor of Health, Policy & Management and a founding faculty member at the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy. Her research focuses on the health and well-being of frontline health and social services workers.  When not working, you can find her in her garden raising up tomatoes and young adults. She goes by ‘Stacey’, ‘Professor Stacey’, or ‘Professor.’





    Follow the Leader:  A Systems Approach to Advancing Walkability, Bikeability, and Playability in Rochester, New York.



    September 24th, 2020


    Presented by:

    Jenn Beideman, MPA

    Advocacy Manager, Common Ground Health


    Mike Bulger, MA

    Healthy Communities Project Coordinator, Common Ground Health


    Sara Scott

    Director of Recreation, City of Rochester Dept. of Recreation and Youth Services


    Lydia Rodriguez-Warr

    Vice President, Edgerton Neighborhood Association


    Mary Hadley

    Senior Program Manager, Causewave Community Partners



    Fee:

    FREE - NYSPHA members

    $10 - non-members


    Continuing Education Credits:

    1 CHES credit available

    1 CPH credit available 

    Space is limited, registration is required - click here to register



    Overview

    This interactive panel will share how multi-sector partners can work together to establish municipal policies and changes the built environment that support walkability, bikeability and playability. Attendees will learn about local successes and lessons learned from Rochester New York from the perspective of residents, nonprofit organizations, and city officials. The panel will share how coalitions, robust partnerships, and resident driven action have led to a culture of health in Rochester, New York. Attendees will participate in the interactive panel, to learn from key experts on how to work together to impact policies, and leverage resources to advance children’s health and well-being.



    Learning Objectives

    By attending this webinar:

    •           Participants will understand how to work alongside residents to collect health data
    •           Participants will learn the importance of cross-sector partnership and strategies for including resident voice in transforming systems to support children’s health and wellness
    •           Participants will gain tools on how to engage residents and youth to transform policies, systems, and the built environment



    Presenter Biographies

    Jenn Beideman is the Advocacy Manager at Common Ground Health. Jenn provides expertise on advocacy opportunities to advance whole child health in our region. A Canadian native, Jenn brings to the position over a decade of experience in policy research and government relations from a variety of settings. She currently leads several campaigns in Rochester, NY that advocates for play, child-centered placemaking and whole child health. Jenn is Vice-President of the Child Care Council Board, President of The Strong Playmakers Associate Board, Co-Chair of the Greater Rochester After School Alliance, Co-Chair of the Project CLEAN Beautification Committee, and a member of several other working groups that support children across New York State. Jenn holds an M.P.A from SUNY Brockport and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Toronto. Jenn is a proud City of Rochester Resident where she lives with her husband in the North Winton neighborhood.

    Mike Bulger is the Healthy Communities Coordinator for the Healthi Kids Coalition, an initiative of Common Ground Health in Rochester, NY. As Healthy Communities Coordinator, Mike oversees Healthi Kids' community food access interventions, and complete streets work. Active in the community, Mike is a member of Comprehensive Access Mobility Plan Advisory Group, the Smoking Health & Action Coalition and the local Urban Agriculture Working Group. He also co-chairs the Drive 2B Better Campaign Steering Committee. Mike holds a master's degree in Food Studies from New York University.

    Sara Scott serves as the Director of Recreation for the City of Rochester. In her role with the City’s Department of Recreation & Youth Services, Sara manages the City’s park stewardship and activation programming, as well as environmental and arts education programs. Sara holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Master’s Degree in Secondary Science Education. Sara proudly lives in the City of Rochester, with her partner, baby daughter Frances and three cats.


    Lydia Rodriguez-Warr is a City of Rochester parent leader and advocate for children. For the last two years, Lydia has been the Vice-President of the Edgerton Neighborhood Association, a member of the Healthi Kids Coalition, a member of the Board of Directors for Mosaic Health and a Parent Leadership Training Institute Alumni. Most recently, Lydia has served as assistant to the North West City of Rochester Councilmember. In her work, Lydia has worked to transform her neighborhood by supporting children’s programming, park activation strategies, ensuring consistent neighborhood cleanup, improved traffic safety, and advocating for safe spaces for children in the North West area of the city. Lydia proudly lives in the City of Rochester with her three kids.

    Mary Hadley: Mary Hadley is a Senior Program Manager at Causewave Community Partners, a non-profit operating out of Rochester, NY. She joined Causewave in 2016 after working over thirty years in the corporate sector, followed by several years at another non-profit organization. In her role, Mary partners with nonprofits to deliver capacity building support with a special focus on strategic planning, board development, and brand management. She currently manages the drive2Bbetter Traffic Safety community impact initiative. Mary serves on a couple of boards in the Rochester area and volunteers with numerous organizations including the Flower City Habitat for Humanity and the Genesee Land Trust.




    Working Together to Combat the Public Health Impacts of Hunger: Bringing Nutrition to New Yorkers in a COVID-19 Reality




    September 30th, 2020


    Presented by:

    Misha Marvel, MSW

    Child Nutrition Program Specialist, Hunger Solutions New York 


    Fee:

    FREE - NYSPHA members

    $10 - non-members


    Continuing Education Credits:

    1 CHES credit available

    1 CPH credit available 

    Space is limited, registration is required - click here to register




    Overview

    Learn about the impacts of hunger on children’s health, learning, behavior and social-emotional well-being, its effects on seniors’ health and cognitive retention, and opportunities to build a foundation of nutrition support among all generations. Participants will learn about the latest research on the prevalence and impacts of hunger among our youngest and oldest residents, before and since COVID-19, how federal nutrition assistance programs can help mitigate the ill-effects of hunger, and strategies that effectively leverage these programs to address hunger in local communities. Health professionals are in a unique position to engage in local anti-hunger efforts and partner with community-based organizations and school districts to use validated food insecurity screening tools and raise awareness of nutrition assistance programs available to children, families, and older adults. 


    Learning Objectives

    Attendees will better understand:

    •          the latest research on the impact and consequences of food insecurity among various populations, including before and since COVID-19
    •          USDA nutrition assistance programs that protect against hunger year round among all generations
    •        How public health professionals can better screen for food security  
    •        Ways we can work together to ensure maximum participation in our public nutrition programs across NYS


    Presenter Biography

    Misha Marvel joined Hunger Solutions New York in 2003 and has focused on outreach and advocacy for several USDA nutrition assistance programs benefiting older adults and children.

    Misha has 20 years of policy analysis, advocacy and outreach experience working with anti-hunger state and regional nonprofits in New Jersey and New York. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the WIC Association of NYS.





    Additional webinars to be announced soon.

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