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Join CEI's Rising to the Challenge Virtual Workshop Series

Various Dates in October-November

Wichita State University’s Rising to the Challenge Virtual Workshop Series is back for another round of webinars to support you and your organization navigate challenges and times of crisis with resilience and intention. Look at our calendar below to find a full list of topics, registration, and more!

Various Dates in October-November

Join the phPIN online community for this training! Participants will learn from experts, participate in discussions and problem solving, and more. This series will support you in conducting an inclusive CHA and developing, implementing, and monitoring a CHIP virtually. Each session will cover a specific topic.

October 24-28, 2020

The APHA 2020 Annual Meeting and Expo will be an all-virtual event. This year’s format will be cheaper, give attendees increased flexibility with 24/7 access to sessions, real-time interactions with public health professionals. Registration for the conference is now open.

 

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Leading through Crisis – The Importance of Mindset, Self-Care, and Leader Resilience

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 3:00 PM CT

Register and Learn MoreDuring this uplifting session, Dr. Marissa Levine will draw on her 16 years of state government service and expertise in leadership to share the important role of mindset, self-care, and resilience with public health professionals leading during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Speaker: Marissa J. Levine, MD, MPH, Professor and Director, Center for Leadership in Public Health Practice, University of South Florida College of Public Health

This event is part of ASTHO’s Insight & Inspiration: Monthly Conversations that Matter for Public Health Leaders in the Era of COVID-19 series. Join ASTHO for the upcoming events in this series! 

Telling Your Program’s Story through a Logic Model 

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM CST

Facilitated by Neshia Wilson, MPA and Jason Bosch, M.Ed.

We know that self-care is a key component of our overall well-being and performance. Yet, for many of us, the idea of self-care has started to feel like a platitude. Neshia and Jason will share sustainable routines for navigating experiences of stress and overwhelm with more ease and grace, and how to preserve these routines in the workplace. When we can slow down and better understand ourselves, we are able to create environments that allow space for those around us to do the same.

Learn more and register here. 

This is a part of Wichita Sate University Community Engagement Institute’s Rising to the Challenge Virtual Workshop Series: Part 2. Join us for a series of interactive, complimentary workshops centered on navigating challenges with resilience and intention!

In recent months, everyone has been challenged to approach work and life with new priorities, tools, and energy. Join us over the lunch hour to discover practical frameworks and techniques to help you rise to the challenges you are facing today! Participate in one, several, or all of these workshops — our 60-minute sessions are open to everyone!

Telling Your Program’s Story through a Logic Model 

Thursday, November 5, 2020 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM CST

Facilitated by Tara Gregory, Ph.D. and Sarah Jolley, Ph.D.

Most people don’t much like doing logic models. So many boxes to fill! In this workshop, Tara and Sarah will lead you through a process to help you think about logic models differently. Funders and stakeholders like compelling stories. This workshop will help you think of and build your logic model as the story of what you do and the difference it makes for those you serve.

Learn more and register here. 

This is a part of Wichita Sate University Community Engagement Institute’s Rising to the Challenge Virtual Workshop Series: Part 2. Join us for a series of interactive, complimentary workshops centered on navigating challenges with resilience and intention!

In recent months, everyone has been challenged to approach work and life with new priorities, tools, and energy. Join us over the lunch hour to discover practical frameworks and techniques to help you rise to the challenges you are facing today! Participate in one, several, or all of these workshops — our 60-minute sessions are open to everyone!

Creating Meaningful Connections Through Storytelling

Thursday, October 29, 2020 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM CST

Facilitated by Kaela Prall-Moore, MA and Sheersty Stanton MS, LMFT

Our brains are hardwired to respond to stories. To build meaningful connections, we tell stories that share deep truths and motivate people to truly see us and our work. Kaela and Sheersty will explore the essential ingredients in great stories and explain how to find and communicate stories that are relevant, powerful, and purpose-driven.

Learn more and register here. 

This is a part of Wichita Sate University Community Engagement Institute’s Rising to the Challenge Virtual Workshop Series: Part 2. Join us for a series of interactive, complimentary workshops centered on navigating challenges with resilience and intention!

In recent months, everyone has been challenged to approach work and life with new priorities, tools, and energy. Join us over the lunch hour to discover practical frameworks and techniques to help you rise to the challenges you are facing today! Participate in one, several, or all of these workshops — our 60-minute sessions are open to everyone!

APHA 2020 – Creating the Healthiest Nation – Preventing Violence 

The APHA Annual Meeting and Expo is the largest and most influential yearly gathering of public health professionals, bringing the public health community together to experience robust scientific programming, networking, social events, poster sessions and more. In light of the current public health emergency, APHA will be an all-virtual event. 

Registration opens July 7. Visit here to learn more and stay updated. 

This year’s virtual format will give attendees:

  • Increased flexibility: 24/7 online access to all meeting sessions — live or recorded — you won’t have to choose between the content of competing sessions. Watch them as many times as you like during or well beyond the dates of the meeting.
  • Real-time interactions: Connect with colleagues, presenters, experts and exhibitors via live chats and online messaging while receiving up-to-date information on public health issues that will continue to evolve up to the conference.
  • Savings: Our online event will save you the precious time and money that accompanies event travel.

Mental Health First Aid: A Primer for Public Health Professionals and Communities

Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM CT

Learn more and register here. 

Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course that teaches participants about mental health and substance-use issues. More importantly, however, it’s a tool that public health leaders across the United States have begun to employ to engage in early detection and intervention around the signs and symptoms of specific illnesses. The primer provides concrete tools and engagement with local mental health resources, national organizations, support groups, and online tools for mental health and addiction treatment and support.

Speaker: Elizabeth Guroff, MA, LCMFT–Director, Trauma-Informed Services, National Council for Behavioral Health

This is part of ASTHO’s new program, Leadership Check-Up Series: Developing Your Resiliency as a Public Health Professional. Learn more and register for future events.

Connecting to Your Personal and Organizational Purpose

Thursday, October 22, 2020 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM CST

Facilitated by Joyce McEwen Crane, Ph.D., PCC, BCC and Hugo Perez Trejo, Ph.D.

We all seek to live and work with a sense of purpose. When we create alignment in our personal, role, and organizational purpose, we make meaningful use of our time and foster deep connections with those around us. Joyce and Hugo will explore methods for connecting with your own sense of purpose and harnessing it to support the purpose of your organization.

Learn more and register here. 

This is a part of Wichita Sate University Community Engagement Institute’s Rising to the Challenge Virtual Workshop Series: Part 2. Join us for a series of interactive, complimentary workshops centered on navigating challenges with resilience and intention!

In recent months, everyone has been challenged to approach work and life with new priorities, tools, and energy. Join us over the lunch hour to discover practical frameworks and techniques to help you rise to the challenges you are facing today! Participate in one, several, or all of these workshops — our 60-minute sessions are open to everyone!

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | 12:00 PM CST

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This webinar comes at a critical juncture as COVID-19 vaccine development continues. As has been the case with previous public health emergencies, the COVID-19 pandemic is exposing racial inequities that have long existed in the U.S. Racial and ethnic disparities also continue in vaccine access, due to contributing factors such as lack of access to health care coverage and care and issues of distrust.

The webinar will feature expert panelists to educate policymakers and stakeholders on the historical reasons for vaccine hesitancy in communities of color, highlight ongoing vaccination disparities and discuss policy recommendations to build vaccine confidence and access in communities of color. The webinar will include time for Q&A from the audience.

J. Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCE, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Trust for America’s Health (Moderator)

Wayne A. I. Frederick, MD, MBA, FACS, President, Howard University

Julie Morita, MD, Executive Vice President, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Michelle Cantu, MPH, Director for Infectious Disease and Immunization, National Association of County and City Health Officials

Building Equity into Your Network of Partners

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps 

Tuesday October 20, 2020 | 2:00 PM CST

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Increasingly, partnerships among multi-sector organizations working to improve health are taking the form of networks. Networks are a way for people and organizations to come together to find solutions to complex problems. To create the kinds of communities where everyone has can be healthy requires a shared commitment to ensuring fair and just access to opportunities. So how can you create intentional partnerships that uphold the values, practices, and systems that supports equity?

In this webinar, we will explore the basics of network science, answering these questions:
• What is a network?
• How do they operate?
• What role do they play in health improvement?
• How do you lead with equity in a network environment?

Abby Charles from the Institute for Public Health Innovation will talk about networked way of working and guide us in identifying strategies to ensure that your network operates with an equity lens. You will learn how to engage others in collaborative experiences that are diverse, inclusive, engaged, and committed to equity. We will share tools to help your partners begin takings steps with this critical process. Come to this webinar ready to learn and reflect on the networks to which you belong. Leave the webinar ready to reimagine what your networks could look like and the impact they can have when fairness and justice are key values.

Optional: Consider watching Introduction to Network Science by our partners, Visible Network Labs. This 20 minute video provides a foundation for the theories behind network science.

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps will host a one-hour interactive virtual discussion at 4pm ET, immediately following the webinar. We encourage you to participate in an engaging dialogue with peers across the country to share your experiences and your thoughts on how the strategies shared during the webinar may support work in your community.

Fundraising Strategies in a Time of Crisis 

Thursday, October 15, 2020 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM CST

Facilitated by Seth Bate MA, PCC and Lynette Murphy MA, CFRE

Today, fundraising requires unparalleled creativity and adaptation. Canceled events, lost revenue, and disrupted programming are rampant among us. Now is the time to build a resilient, proactive fundraising strategy that involves nurturing donor relationships, communicating transparently, and making the most of technology. Seth and Lynette will share innovative, forward-thinking fundraising tactics for keeping your organization strong through this crisis.

Learn more and register here. 

This is a part of Wichita Sate University Community Engagement Institute’s Rising to the Challenge Virtual Workshop Series: Part 2. Join us for a series of interactive, complimentary workshops centered on navigating challenges with resilience and intention!

In recent months, everyone has been challenged to approach work and life with new priorities, tools, and energy. Join us over the lunch hour to discover practical frameworks and techniques to help you rise to the challenges you are facing today! Participate in one, several, or all of these workshops — our 60-minute sessions are open to everyone!

Strategies for Virtual Engagement and Community Partnership

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 1:00 PM CST

Register and Learn More

Join the phPIN online community for this new training opportunity, “Conducting Successful CHA/CHIPs Virtually During COVID-19.” In this six-session series, participants will learn from experts, participate in discussions and shared problem solving, and will build a network of colleagues in performance improvement from across the country.

The goal of this training series is to support performance improvement professionals in conducting an inclusive Community Health Assessment (CHA) and developing, implementing, and monitoring a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) virtually. Participants will learn from experts and peers about the latest tools, strategies, and promising practices to advance health equity improve the health of their community.

Building Healthy and Resilient Communities During COVID-19

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 3:00 PM CT

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In this insightful session, Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott will share from her experiences as director of the Rhode Island Department of Health and as a specialist in infectious diseases for children and adults. She will provide practical tips for public health professionals seeking to build stronger and more resilient communities in the midst of COVID-19.

Speaker: Nicole Alexander-Scott, MD, MPH, Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health

This event is part of ASTHO’s Insight & Inspiration: Monthly Conversations that Matter for Public Health Leaders in the Era of COVID-19 series. Join ASTHO for the upcoming events in this series! 

Housing is a Human Right

Wednesday, October 14, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM CST

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The fifth webinar in APHA’s Advancing Racial Equity series will cover structural racism in housing.

Presenters will:

  • Describe the racist structures and policies that established housing inequality.
  • Discuss the health impacts of racism in housing on communities of color.
  • Highlight pre- and post-COVID legislation related to housing.
  • Provide an advocate’s perspective of ways to advance equity through housing at the city and state level.

2020 Kansas Prevention Virtual Conference

Wednesday, October 14 – Friday, October 16

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Find the conference brochure and more information at the website.

Systematic Racism, Health Disparities, and COVID-19: Leading through Complex Trauma with Resilience and Hope

Thursday, October 8, 2020 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM CT

Learn more and register here. 

How do seemingly unrelated but overwhelming global events connect to create complex trauma? How do we reckon with systemic racism, health disparities, COVID-19, and the unprecedented social and economic stress impacting individuals, families, and communities across cultures, generations, genders, and racial groups? Join us to learn about the tools for supporting individuals as they develop healing and resiliency around complex trauma.

Speaker: Linda Henderson-Smith, PhD, LPC–Director, Children and Trauma-Informed Services, National Council for Behavioral Health

Speaker: Elizabeth Guroff, MA, LCMFT–Director, Trauma-Informed Services, National Council for Behavioral Health

Speaker: Amelia Roeschlein, DSW, MA, LMFT–Consultant, Trauma-Informed Services, National Council for Behavioral Health

This is part of ASTHO’s new program, Leadership Check-Up Series: Developing Your Resiliency as a Public Health Professional. Learn more and register for future events.

Shifting Views: How Perceptions of Public Health Have Changed in the COVID Era

Thursday, October 8, 2020 | 12:30 PM CST

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Join the de Beaumont Foundation for a webinar revealing how Americans view public health and how COVID-19 has changed perceptions of local health departments. Moderated by Brian C. Castrucci, DrPH, president and CEO of the de Beaumont Foundation, the webinar will highlight newly released research by the FrameWorks Institute and a national poll conducted by Public Opinion Strategies. You’ll also learn about new tools you can use to communicate more effectively about public health.
This webinar will be recorded and all resources and the recording will be shared after.

Cultivating a Coaching Culture in Your Team 

Thursday, October 8, 2020 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM CST

Facilitated by Jessica Smith, MPH and Aleks Sternfeld-Dunn, Ph.D

An effective coaching culture enables two vital practices: 1) people receive the support they need to process ideas and emotions, and 2) people receive constructive challenges to stimulate change. When individuals, teams, and organizations instill coaching as way of life, they are able to see more possibility, build accountability, and foster improved relationships. Jessica and Aleks will share the foundations of coaching and how to transform coaching from an individual developmental event into shared way of life.

Learn more and register here. 

This is a part of Wichita Sate University Community Engagement Institute’s Rising to the Challenge Virtual Workshop Series: Part 2. Join us for a series of interactive, complimentary workshops centered on navigating challenges with resilience and intention!

In recent months, everyone has been challenged to approach work and life with new priorities, tools, and energy. Join us over the lunch hour to discover practical frameworks and techniques to help you rise to the challenges you are facing today! Participate in one, several, or all of these workshops — our 60-minute sessions are open to everyone!

Emerging Lessons from COVID-19 Response: Rooted in Health and Racial Equity with Branches across Sectors

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 | 1:00 – 4:00 PM CST

Learn more and register here. 

The global pandemic of COVID-19 has created an unprecedented national health crisis that has exposed the worst of America’s health and racial inequities. As a public health community, we have been working around the clock to address this crisis and save lives. Are you eager to share your experiences and participate in a space to get re-energized and think about the future? Join us on October 7th for an interactive, virtual experience designed to uplift stories of success and explore how we can help communities leverage this moment to advance equity and greater collaboration. This event will feature forward-thinking discussions to generate solutions for the next phase of the pandemic and beyond. COVID-19 has thrown out the old playbook. Join on October 7th to write a new one!

Public Health Communications Collaborative Webinar: Live Q&A

Thursday, October 1, 2020 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST

Learn more and register here. 

The Public Health Communications Collaborative (PHCC) launched just over two weeks ago. Since its launch, more resources and answers to questions about emerging issues related to COVID-19, including voting, This site is intended to provide sample messaging about issues that are important to the field, so communicators are encouraged to provide feedback on other issues that need communications support.

As news about COVID-19 continues to dominate the media landscape, health professionals are increasingly expected to tackle tough questions from reporters and the public. The Public Health Communications Collaborative will hold its first live Q&A session on Thursday, Oct. 1, to share sample messaging about current issues and answer other questions about communications.

Led by experts in public health communications, this hour-long session is dedicated to tackling your specific questions when it comes to communicating with the media and the public.

vaccines, and sports have been added.

Submit a nomination here. 

The Governor’s Council on Fitness is now accepting nominations for its annual Kansas Health Champion Awards. Awards are given to individuals and organizations that make an exceptional effort to model, encourage and promote health and fitness in Kansas. The deadline for nominations is September 30. Award recipients will be recognized at the Community Health Promotion Summit in January 2021. Read the full press release here. 

Racial Healing for Ourselves, Our Communities, and Our Future

Thursday, September 29, 2020 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM CST

Learn more and register here. 

This webinar will discuss racial healing as essential for dismantling racism and advancing racial equity.

Presenters will:

  • Explain a model for truth, racial healing and transformation, or TRHT.
  • Describe efforts of the TRHT Campus Center at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa.
  • Explore how Indigenous values can guide racial healing within and across communities.

The recorded webinar and presentation slides will be made available to all registrants a few days after the live event.

What Can We Learn from Crisis? Leadership, Post-Traumatic Growth and COVID-19

Thursday, September 24, 2020 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM CT

Learn more and register here. 

Our nation is experiencing a collective traumatic event, yet how we each manage this time will determine its individual and collective long-term impact. Explore the concept of post-traumatic growth and how to harness it to emerge from this crisis in a positive direction, both personally and professionally.

Speaker: Elizabeth Guroff, MA, LCMFT–Director, Trauma-Informed Services, National Council for Behavioral Health

Speaker: Joe Parks, MD–Medical Director, National Council for Behavioral Health

This is part of ASTHO’s new program, Leadership Check-Up Series: Developing Your Resiliency as a Public Health Professional. Learn more and register for future events.

Changing the Odds for Health in the Midst of a Global Pandemic

Wednesday September 16, 2020 at 3:00 PM CT

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In this engaging session, Dr. Anthony Iton will speak to the intersection of public health and social justice and the importance of equity-driven policy solutions in our response to COVID-19.

Speaker: Anthony B. Iton, MD, JD, MPH, Senior Vice President for Healthy Communities at The California Endowment

This event is part of ASTHO’s Insight & Inspiration: Monthly Conversations that Matter for Public Health Leaders in the Era of COVID-19 series. Join ASTHO for the upcoming events in this series! 

Avoiding COVID-19 Burnout: Self-Care and Resiliency for Public Health Leaders

Thursday, September 10, 2020 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM CT

Learn more and register here

General concerns and anxieties can be difficult to manage during the best of situations, but what happens when you are trying to manage them as a leader amid a public health crisis? Learn about the range of individual and collective responses to trauma and practice strategies to effectively respond to stress and engage in self-care.

Speaker: Joan Kenerson King, RN, MSN–Integrated Health Senior Consultant, National Council for Behavioral Health

Speaker: Elizabeth Guroff, MA, LCMFT–Director, Trauma-Informed Services, National Council for Behavioral Health

This is part of ASTHO’s new program, Leadership Check-Up Series: Developing Your Resiliency as a Public Health Professional. Learn more and register for future events.

Celebrating 25 Years and Launching the Revised 10 Essential Public Health Services

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 | 2:00 – 4:00 PM CST

Learn more and register here

Since Spring of 2019, the Public Health National Center for Innovations, the de Beaumont Foundationand a Task Force of public health experts gathered input from thousands of public health professionals to inform a revised version of the 10 Essential Public Health Services (EPHS). The revised EPHS center around equity and bring the framework in line with modern public health needs. Join us on September 9th at  2PM CST as the revised framework is shared with the field for the first time.

During the virtual launch, Task Force members will share why the revision was necessary after 25 years, the process for revising the 10 EPHS, and the equity lens applied to the framework. After the event, registrants will receive a toolkit with assets to adopt the revised framework, continuing the work to protect and promote the health of all people in all communities.

We hope to see you at the virtual event!

Heartland Conference on Health Equity & Patient-Centered Care: Perspectives on Social Determinants of Health in the Heartland

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM CST

Virtually via Zoom

Learn more and register here

The Heartland Conference highlights community – academic partnerships and encourages open discussion among academic health centers, community health workers, faith-based community, and community-based service organizations.


Participants will engage with other regional health researchers, community-based organizations, and public health professionals to address health equity in our communities and region.

The webinar is titled Perspectives on Social Determinants of Health in the Heartland. The goal of this event is to provide a regional perspective on how SDOH impact health equity. Each presenter represents a different sector, state, and/or community in HHS Region VII (Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas). Each presenter will give a 10-15 minute presentation. Each pair of presentations will be followed by a short attendee breakout session to debrief presentations, develop questions and build connectivity. The event team will be collecting questions from attendees and sharing them with the presenter during the final large session Q&A at noon.