Pre/Post Conference Workshops

Pre-Conference Workshops

The Power of our Profession in Health in All Policies

registration linkTuesday, March 26, 2019

Time: 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Price: $75

Speaker: Anne-Marie Lydie Coleman, PhD

Public health educators have the power to elevate not only their profession but the health of their local communities.

In this skill-building session, participants learn how a public health educator can mobilize local communities to advocate for Health in All Policies and build capacity for collaboration across communities and the public and private sectors. The National Prevention Strategy  provides the framework to guide our nation in the most effective and achievable means for improving health and well-being.

The workshop includes advanced-level training to learn the difference between advocacy, lobbying and public health education. Skill-building activities provide practice in framing messages and developing pre- and post-adoption campaigns and evaluating the impact of the policies. Given the tools, public health educators advocates can ignite the power of the health education profession and bring health equity to local communities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the policy, lobbying, and Health in All Policies
  • Explain the difference between advocacy, lobbying, and public health education
  • Explain the role of public health practitioners in advocating for changes in local policies.
  • Describe how to engage and mobilize the community and local policy decision-makers in the policy change process.
  • Identify reliable sources of evidence-based policies
  • Analyze key messages to present to policymakers

Process, Impact or Outcome Evaluation: What is taught in higher education and how does it align with practice?
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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Time: 2:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Price: $55

Speaker: Rosemary Thackeray, Ph.D.

This think-tank session explores evaluation and better prepares students for practice. Specifically, what are the criteria faculty members use to make decisions about undergraduate evaluation course content, to what degree are the CHES competencies relevant for practice, and how could these two merge to be more complementary? A brief overview of the CHES evaluation-related competencies will be given. Participants will be divided into small groups to discuss two topics: 1) what type of evaluation is done in practice, or 2) what course content related to evaluation is used in higher education to prepare students for practice. The group will reconvene to share and discuss how an understanding of practice plus higher education programs can be used to better train students to conduct an evaluation.

Learning Objectives:

  • Compare the CHES evaluation-related competencies with what occurs in health education/health promotion practice.
  • Discuss what academic professional preparation programs can learn from practice to improve curricular decisions and what practitioners can learn from academicians to improve evaluation practice.

Human Trafficking Awareness Training (SOAR)
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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Time: 4:30 p.m.  6:30 p.m.

Price: $30

Speaker: TBD

Many victims of trafficking come into contact with health care and social service professionals during and after their exploitation. SOAR training equips professionals with the skills to identify, treat and respond appropriately to human trafficking.

By applying a public health approach, SOAR builds the capacity of communities to identify and respond to the complex needs of trafficking victims and understand the root causes that make individuals, families and communities vulnerable to trafficking.

SOAR is for anyone interested in learning how to recognize and respond to human trafficking in health care or social service settings. For more information visit the Office on Trafficking in Persons.

Learning Objectives:

  • Stop – Describe the scope of human trafficking in the United States
  • Observe – Recognize the verbal and non-verbal indicators of human trafficking
  • Ask – Identify and interact with victims of trafficking using a victim-centered and trauma-informed approach
  • Respond – Respond effectively to potential human trafficking in your community by identifying needs and available resources to provide critical support

Smoking Cessation and Reduction in Pregnancy Treatment (SCRIPT®) Training Workshop


Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Half day | 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Full day | 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Price: Half day -$189
Full day- $395

Speaker: Liz Marshall, MPH, ICCE, SOPHE Editorial & Project Manager and SCRIPT® master trainer.

This one-day workshop trains 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. This is a separate conference registration.

Learning Objectives:

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

Post-Conference Workshops

A to Z with the CDC’s School Health Index Assessment Tool

registration linkFriday, March 29, 2019

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Price: $55

Speaker: Melissa Fahrenbruch, MEd

The (SHI) School Health Index: Self-Assessment & Planning Guide 2017 is an online self-assessment and planning tool that schools can use to improve their health and safety policies and programs. It’s easy to use and completely confidential. CDC has recently updated the School Health Index, an online self-assessment and planning guide for schools, to align with the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model, a collaborative approach to learning and health. This workshop is included in the School Health Track registration.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify what is new in the 2017 revised version and how it aligns with the WSCC Model as well as how it brings members of your school community together to promote health and positively influence student outcomes.
  • Understand the importance and “make the case” on why the School Health Index is an important assessment school health tool.