REACH May 7 Live Stream Event

Celebrating the Past and Energizing for the Future

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May 7, 2019
3:30-5:00 p.m. ET

Please join us to celebrate 20 years of the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program.

Since 1999, the REACH program has partnered with communities to reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic groups in America. The REACH program uses culturally tailored interventions to address chronic disease and preventable risk behaviors.

This event will feature former CDC Director and 16th Surgeon General, Dr. David Satcher and Dr. Leandris Liburd, associate director for the CDC’s Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, who will discuss the history and past successes of the REACH program and the importance of addressing health disparities at the state and local level.

Dr. Satcher and Dr. Liburd’s presentations will be followed by a panel discussion of current and former REACH recipients who will reflect on their experiences and successes to promote health equity.

Dr. Ruth Petersen, director, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, and Charmaine Ruddock, project director of Bronx Health REACH at the Institute of Family Health, will present an award in memory of Lark Galloway-Gillam, the past executive director of the Community Health Councils of Los Angeles and a founding member of the National REACH Coalition.

This event is sponsored by The Society for Public Health Education and will be live streamed on May 7, 2019 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. ET.

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Continuing Education Contact Hours Available

This live stream has been approved for 1.5 Entry Level Category I Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECHs) for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and Master Health Education Specialists (MCHES). SOPHE, including its chapters, is a designated multiple event provider of CECHs by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC).

This session also has been approved for 1.5 CPH Renewal Credits by the National Board of Public Health Examiners. Continuing Education can be obtained on SOPHE’s CORE

  • Beginning May 17, create a free SOPHE CORE account or log in to an existing CORE account.
  • Search, REACH 20th Anniversary: Celebrating the Past and Energizing for the Future.
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  • Continuing education certificate is provided following viewing and evaluation.

*Valid until June 30, 2019 only

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