Wednesday, October 13

Thu, Oct 14 at 12:00 am EDT
Navigating the Summit

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Navigating the Summit

Moderators

Rachael Dombrowski
Assistant Professor
Wayne State University

Thu, Oct 14 at 12:00 am EDT
Practitioner Posters

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Speaker(s)

Practitioner Posters 1

Jennifer Evans, PhD, MCHES, D-SAACP, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University

Meghan Burroughs, PhD, CHES, Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Bradley University

Sally Klimek, PhD student, Health Education at Texas A&M University

Nana Aisha Garba, MD, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Division of Family Medicine and Community Health, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University

Christopher Pettingill, Graduate of the Master of Public Health program, Liberty University

Linnaya Graf, Associate Professor and the Program Director of the Master of Public Health Program in Public & Community Health, Liberty University

Holly Moses, PhD, MCHES, Instructional Assistant Professor, University of Florida, Department of Health Education and Behavior

Practitioner Posters 2

Amy Estlund, PhD, MPH

Barbara Hosto-Marti, PhD, MPA

Adriane Griffen DrPH, MPH, MCHES, Senior Director of Public Health and Leadership, Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)

Clémence Ongolo Zogo, BHSc. MSc. MD(c), Medical Student, University of Toronto

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 SOPHE

Sabrina Cherry, DrPH, MSPH, MTS SOPHE Advocacy & Resolutions Trustee Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Wed, Oct 13 at 12:00 am EDT
Health Equity throughout the Pandemic

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Health inequities have been amplified during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Nunez-Smith, who co-chairs the Biden Administration’s COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force, will provide a brief update on the Task Force’s findings and possible recommendations to ensure that future pandemic responses do not ignore or exacerbate health inequities.

Speaker(s)

Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS Co-chair of President Biden’s COVID-19 Advisory Board Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Public Health, Yale University

Moderators

Elaine Auld, MPH, MCHES® Chief Executive Officer SOPHE

Sabrina Cherry, DrPH, MSPH, MTS SOPHE Advocacy & Resolutions Trustee Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina Wilmington

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 National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion & Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Moderators

Rachael Dombrowski, PhD, MPH Assistant Professor Wayne State University

Wed, Oct 13 at 12:00 am 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®
Professor and Director, Public Health Program
University of Indianapolis

Makaiah Haberkorn
Master of Public Health Student
University of Indianapolis

Samantha Mundt, BS, CHES®
Master of Public Health Graduate Assistant
University of Indianapolis

Moderators

Amar S. Kanekar, PhD, MB, MPH, MCHES®, CPH
Health Education Specialist
University of Arkansas Little Rock

Wed, Oct 13 at 12:00 am 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
Health Education Specialist
Los Angeles County Department of Health

Moderators

Pat Stieg, MA CHES ®
Health Education Specialist
Carver County Health and Human Services

Wed, Oct 13 at 12:00 am 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®
Health Education Specialist
Walden University

Jennifer Perkins, PhD, MPH
Health Education Specialist
Walden University

Vanessa Di Felice, MD, MPH, PhDc
Health Education Specialist
Walden University

Moderators

Heidi Hancher-Rauch, PhD, CHES®
Professor and Director, Public Health Program
University of Indianapolis

Wed, Oct 13 at 12:00 am 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
Postdoctoral Fellow
STRIPED

S. Bryn Austin, ScD
Professor, Social and Behavioral Sciences
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Moderators

Sabrina Cherry, DrPH, MSPH, MTS
SOPHE Advocacy & Resolutions Trustee
Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina Wilmington

Wed, Oct 13 at 12:00 am 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®
Associate Professor, Health
SUNY Cortland

Heidi Hancher-Rauch, PhD, CHES®
Professor and Director, Public Health Program
University of Indianapolis

Amy Thompson, PhD, CHES®
SOPHE President Elect
Vice Provost of Academic Affairs and Professor of Public Health, University of Toledo

Moderators

Megan Smith, PhD
Associate Professor
Boise State University

Wed, Oct 13 at 12:00 am 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
Associate Professor
Manhattan Community College

Amar S. Kanekar, PhD, MB, MPH, MCHES®, CPH
Health Education Specialist
University of Arkansas Little Rock

Sely-Ann Headley, MPH, Ph.D
Health Education Specialist
University of Toledo

Moderators

Elaine Auld, MPH, MCHES®
Chief Executive Officer
SOPHE

Wed, Oct 13 at 12:00 am 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®,
Founder
The Urban Advocate

Telania Thomas-Smith, MPH
Health Education Specialist
Youth Enhancement Services, Inc.

Moderators

Derek Hersch, MPH
Health Education Specialist
University of Minnesota Medical School

Wed, Oct 13 at 12:00 am EDT
D2: Addressing Social Determinants of Health in Schools: Meeting Basic Needs of School-aged Children

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The Best Food Forward (BFF) project aims to provide multiple nutrition supports to improve family food security, academic, behavioral and health outcomes within two school districts in Flint (SD1) and Warren (SD2), MI. BFF includes several multi-level interventions focused within schools and the surrounding communities. The social supports and networks that were established prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic increased school capacity to facilitate a rapid response to the food security needs of families in SD1 and SD2. Through a quasi-experimental time-series design, a multi-level evaluation was administered for BFF and includes completion of validated surveys and biometric assessments among a random sample of (n=122) parents and (n=162) youth participants & focus groups among a subsample of participants (n=6 parents and n=6 youth). Results indicate reductions in the number of families who reported very low food security status (SD1: 4%; SD2: 15%) and having to choose between medical care and food (SD1: 12%; SD2: 3%), despite the pandemic. Families (60%) also reported loss of employment in their households due to the pandemic. Results will be compared at time points pre and post the onset of COVID-19. The effectiveness of the BFF project on improving economic and nutritional wellness among low-income families is promising. Collaborative approaches that increase school capacity to address food insecurity has shown early success within the context of a global pandemic. Projects like BFF can provide a roadmap for health professionals nation-wide to determine effective measures and approaches in collaborating with schools to improve community health.

Speaker(s)

James Mallare, CHES
Research Coordinator
Wayne State University

Moderators

Jordan Fuhrmeister
Associate Project Director
SOPHE

Wed, Oct 13 at 12:00 am EDT
SOPHE Virtual Networking Event

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SOPHE will be hosting a virtual networking event (530-630PM EST) this year during the Advocacy Summit to help you meet and greet fellow SOPHE members and the Speaker of the House of Delegates, Charity Bishop to learn more about SOPHE chapters!  This is your opportunity to come learn about SOPHE opportunities and connect in small breakout groups to network with fellow Summit registrants. Pre-registration required. Membership Manager, Heather Flattery, will be joined by members from our state and regional chapters to help facilitate networking breakouts and a brief informational session to learn about SOPHE’s more than 20 national chapter groups.  By attending, for the duration, you may be eligible to receive a 1-year SOPHE membership or a $20 Amazon gift card as a prize.  This virtual networking event will provide Advocacy Summit registration a chance to connect with members, those local to them geographically, and like-minded advocates to acknowledge your commitment to the health education and health promotion community at SOPHE. 

Moderators

Heather Flattery, MPH, CHES®
Manager of Membership and Marketing
Society for Public Health Education