Wednesday, October 13

Wed, Oct 13 at 11:15 am EDT
Practicioner Posters

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Practicioner Posters
Moderators

Rachel Dombrowski, PhD, MPH,

James Mallare,

Wed, Oct 13 at 12:00 pm EDT
Opening Remarks

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Opening Remarks
Speaker(s)

Elaine Auld, MPH, MCHES®, Chief Executive Officer

Sabrina Cherry, DrPH, MSPH, MTS,

Wed, Oct 13 at 12:15 pm EDT
Health Equity throughout the Pandemic

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This session will provide an overview of health equity throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Nunez-Smith will discuss the racial and ethnic disparities in access to health care. Dr. Nunez-Smith leads the COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force that will provide recommendations for addressing health inequities caused by COVID-19. 

Speaker(s)

Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS,

Moderators

Sabrina Cherry, DrPH, MSPH, MTS,

Wed, Oct 13 at 12:45 pm EDT
Addressing Racial Disparities in Maternal Health: From Science to Action

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During this session participants will learn about health equity and maternal health in the U.S. Dr. Barfield will focuse on maternal/infant morbidity and mortality, early child health services utilization, improving access to risk-appropriate perinatal care, and advancing the quality of maternal, infant, and reproductive health data for public health action. This session will provide the foundation on maternal health for participants. 

Speaker(s)

Wanda D. Barfield, MD, MPH, FAAP, RADM USPHS (Ret.), Director, Division of Reproductive Health

Moderators

Rachel Dombrowski, PhD, MPH,

Wed, Oct 13 at 1:30 pm EDT
A1: Advocacy Skill-Building in the Classroom to Impact Health Equity

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One institution has made strides to incorporate health equity related advocacy into courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Presenters will share examples of student work, student perspectives of learning, provide assignment instructions and rubrics, as well as tips for those wishing to implement similar activities. Following this, attendees will be asked to develop a personal plan for implementing some of these activities into a course of their own. Incorporating advocacy work regularly through the curriculum is an important way of ensuring that students develop these important skills and are able to put them to action.

Speaker(s)

Heidi Hancher-Rauch, PhD, CHES®, SOPHE Trustee, Advocacy & Resolutions

Makaiah Haberkorn, Master of Public Health Student

Samantha Mundt, BS, CHES®, Master of Puble Health Graduate Assistant

Moderators

Amar S. Kanekar, PhD, MB, MPH, MCHES®, CPH,

Wed, Oct 13 at 1:30 pm EDT
A2: Social Determinants and the Disparate Impact of COVID-19 on Hispanics/Latinos in the United States: A Systematic Review

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This presentation will discuss a concise review of the current literature to determine the social determinants of health that have contributed to the disparate rates of COVID-19 infection and mortality for Hispanics/Latinos in the United States. This information could help to inform policy makers and public health professionals of the areas in which they can provide targeted resources and interventions for this community.

Speaker(s)

Maricel Gibson, MPH,

Moderators

Pat Stieg, MA CHES ®,

Wed, Oct 13 at 2:30 pm EDT
B1: Ethnic Disparities in Overall Mortality Outcomes: Translating Research to Action

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Despite vast improvements in overall health for the general population, ethnic-racial minorities still experience poorer health outcomes than their non-minority counterparts.    In this webinar, we will share original research findings from a nationally representative dataset and provide concrete steps on how to transform original research into actionable policy.  We will explore how discrimination, residential segregation, and structural racism continue to influence access and delivery of medical care through social determinants of health from the context of Healthy People 2030.  Also, we will share important findings pertaining to ethnic-racial mortality disparities. 

Speaker(s)

Srikanta Banerjee, MD, PhD, MPH, MAS, CPH, FACE, MCHES®,

Jennifer Perkins, PhD, MPH,

Vanessa Di Felice, MD, MPH, PhDc,

Moderators

Heidi Hancher-Rauch, PhD, CHES®, SOPHE Trustee, Advocacy & Resolutions

Wed, Oct 13 at 2:30 pm EDT
B2: Integrating Research-to-Policy Translation Skills Into Public Health Professional Workforce Training: An Innovative Online Resource for Planning Policy Advocacy Campaigns

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The Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders: A Public Health Incubator (STRIPED, www.hsph.harvard.edu/striped) addresses a critical training need in the public health workforce by creating the STRIPED Advocacy Playbook, a free, open-access online resource that offers step-by-step training in how to work with communities and policymakers to build advocacy campaigns for change (tinyurl.com/STRIPEDPlaybook).  This presentation will discuss the goal of the Playbook-- to provide PH professionals who serve in a variety of settings the opportunity to gain training in the techniques and strategies for building effective policy advocacy campaigns to address health inequities.

Speaker(s)

Amanda Raffoul, PhD, STRIPED,

S. Bryn Austin, ScD,

Moderators

Sabrina Cherry, DrPH, MSPH, MTS,

Wed, Oct 13 at 3:30 pm EDT
C1: How to Advocate for Anti-Racist Policies and Practices on University Campuses

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This session provides an overview of university anti-racism policies and practices and discusses general advocacy strategies that align with anti-racism that can be used on a university campus to disrupt systemic institutional racism. Examples of policies and procedures that perpetuate racial equity issues on campus will be discussed. Specifically, multiple ways faculty, staff, and students can engage in advocacy efforts to create, support, or strengthen anti-racism policies in university communities will be examined. Based on personal experiences (as white women) in campus leadership and significant advocacy work, the presenters will discuss the power of university administration in setting anti-racism agendas and how to evaluate existing policies and practices for equity issues. 

Speaker(s)

Alexis Blavos, PhD, MCHES®,

Heidi Hancher-Rauch, PhD, CHES®, SOPHE Trustee, Advocacy & Resolutions

Amy Thompson, PhD, CHES®,, Vice Provost of Academic Affairs and Professor of Public Health

Moderators

Megan Smith, PhD,

Wed, Oct 13 at 3:30 pm EDT
C2: Equity-focused Advocacy Projects at the Undergraduate and Graduate levels

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In this presentation, we propose to present projects used in our classrooms at a community college, four-year university, and master’s program that can be effective for in-person or online learning. All projects include an advocacy component, and all address some social determinants of health, as chosen by the students. We use backward design and universal design to address program-level learning outcomes and several Health Education Areas of Responsibilities. 

Speaker(s)

Yuliya Shneyderman, PhD,

Amar S. Kanekar, PhD, MB, MPH, MCHES®, CPH,

Sely-Ann Headley, MPH, Ph.D,

Moderators

Elaine Auld, MPH, MCHES®, Chief Executive Officer

Wed, Oct 13 at 4:30 pm EDT
D1: Our Community, Our Voice: Organizing and Advocacy in Real-time

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This presentation will focus on the community-driven work by The Urban Advocate in Atlanta’s Neighborhood Planning Unit V, including the neighborhoods,  Mechanicsville, etc. As The Urban Advocate’s work in the community grew, so did the goal of each project, which evolved into re-envisioning community norms to create attitudes and behaviors that revitalize Mechanicsville into a healthier community.

Speaker(s)

DeMicha Luster, MPH, BSPH, CHES®,,

Telania Thomas-Smith, MPH,

Moderators

Derek Hersch, MPH,

Wed, Oct 13 at 4:30 pm EDT
D2: Social Influencers of Health and Education: A New Framing for the Social Determinants of Health in School-aged Children

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The social influencers of health and education (SIHE) are rooted in the social determinants of health. Social determinants of health refer to the characteristics in a child’s surroundings that affect a wide range of health, functioning, prevalence of risks, and quality-of-life outcomes. The term influencers has been favored over determinants to highlight the potential for positive change when social and environmental factors are identified and addressed early on. This session will discuss the Social Influencers of Health and Education and outline how to assess the strengths and gaps in students and how they can be addressed via a multi-tiered system of supports.

Speaker(s)

Rachel Sadlon, MPH,

Moderators

James Mallare,

Wed, Oct 13 at 5:30 pm EDT
Networking Event for Chapters and State Delegations

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Networking Event for Chapters and State Delegations    
Optional for States to join virtually in breakout rooms

Moderators

Heather Flattery, MPH, CHES®,