Pre- and Post-Conference Workshops



Pre-Conference Workshops*

Action & Evidence to Improve Practice & Promote Population Health: Strategic Use of Results-Based Accountability

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 | 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Price: $55

Speaker: Rebecca Reeve, Ph.D., CHES, ResultsWork

Description: Results-Based AccountabilityTM (RBA) is an action-oriented, data-based approach to improving lives of individuals within communities, as well as improving organizational performance of programs and services. The use of this approach allows programs, organizations, and/or agencies to focus on action, critical collaborations, and quality data for transparency and accountability of success.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe at least one way in which the Results-Based Accountability (RBA) can be used as a management tool for local, state, and national agencies and programs.
  2. Explain how to use RBA to refocus ongoing efforts for implementation of an effective strategic planning process.
  3. Develop practical approaches for using RBA framework to break down silos, develop partnerships and improve coordination across inter-organizational committees or departments.

Why the Verb Matters: Understanding the Competency-based MPH (CEPH)

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 | 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Price:  $55

Speaker:  Kristen Varol, MPH, CHES, director of Accreditation Services, Council on Education for Public Health

Description: This workshop will present the framework for the MPH curriculum as outlined in the 2016 Accreditation Criteria from the Council on Education for Public Health, with a focus on developing concentration competencies and assessments. Using examples submitted by the attendees, CEPH staff will provide feedback, highlighting strong examples, common challenges, and suggestions for improvement.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the new MPH curricular framework and the role of competencies and assessments.
  2. Describe the characteristics of an appropriate concentration competency.
  3. Identify assessments that determine student performance of a competency.

Post-Conference Workshops*

Smoking Cessation and Reduction in Pregnancy Treatment (Script) Workshop

Friday, April 6, 2018 | 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Price:  $395 | Half day $189

Speaker:  Richard Windsor, MS, Ph.D., MPH, professor and an established NIH Principal Investigator in the Department of Prevention and Community Health at The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services in Washington, D.C.

Description: This one-day workshop is designed to train health professionals to promote, integrate, and evaluate SCRIPT® in a healthcare system. It provides insight and skills on how the program can become part of routine prenatal care.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Facilitate and promote collaboration among stakeholders to improve health outcomes of early childhood and community development.
  2. Discuss how the SCRIPT program addresses smoking during pregnancy.
  3.  Describe at least two strategies for baseline and follow-up smoking assessment.

Improving the Health of Students by Applying the Characteristics of Effective Health Education Curricula

Friday, April 6, 2018 | 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Price:  $60

Speaker:  Susan Telljohan, Ph.D., HSD, CHES, professor emeritus of Health Education at The University of Toledo.

This session will provide an overview of the Characteristics of Effective Health Education Curricula and offer multiple, practical examples of how these characteristics can be reflected in the health education classroom.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the purpose of health education.
  2. Describe how the Characteristics of Effective Health Education Curricula were determined.
  3. Describe each of the Characteristics of Effective Health Education Curricula.
  4. Explain how to apply the Characteristics of Effective Health Education Curricula.


 Space is limited.