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Episode #33 Taking Action, Creating Opportunities, and Improving Outcomes



This week April 2 – 8, 2018, is National Public Health Week (NPHW), which is an initiative of the American Public Health Association (APHA). The theme this year is Healthiest Nation 2030, Changing Our Future Together. The first of our series of workshops will be available this week, and the timing of these workshops couldn’t be better, as the purpose aligns well with the surgeon general’s opening keynote message of NPHW. After hearing the Dr. Jerome Adams, I was so encouraged and inspired that I changed the planned episode for this week for the one you’re listening to now. If you were not present to hear his speech and did not attend the live webcast, then I encourage you to find the recording at some point and listen to his message.

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Lets start with highlights in the message from Dr. Adams and then I will discuss the workshops and you’ll see how they align.

  • Facilitate and join conversations with non-traditional partners (e.g. faith-based organizations, police departments, etc)

  • Show how much you care, not how much you know.

  • Become better, more effective communicator; speak their language (not louder)

  • Look for opportunities to have discussions, ask questions, learn, and grow.

  • Humility and servant leadership is needed.

  • We need to work smarter, not harder. (I say that all the time!)

  • Think beyond public health when considering communities, looking for how public health overlaps with communities and how you can help them achieve their goals.

New series of workshops that are being offered this week.

A common problem that many students face is that coursework is typically intense and fast-paced, with very little time for deeper discussions or opportunity for application of what you’re learning.

Workshops were created as a resource to address this common problem. The workshops are designed to complement your coursework, helping you build skills that will ultimately prepare you for the career field.

Created to provide:

  • in-depth learning of a specific topic

  • actionable tips and takeaways

  • ability to immediately apply what is learned (to coursework or field)

  • ultimately preparing you for future career in public health

The workshops are 60-90 minutes in length, depending on the material to be covered and the questions asked at the end. The workshops will be led by myself, and also other special guests who will be brought in to cover subject matter that is within their fields of expertise.

They are very affordable and are available live, giving you the opportunity to ask questions and have them answered live. If you register and pay for the live workshop, but are not able to attend or have to leave early, then you will have access to the video for 3 days following the live event.

After the live workshop ends, it will then be uploaded to a different platform, and will become available on-demand for a slightly higher price to cover the cost of the platform, but still very affordable. If you purchase the workshop on-demand, then you will have access to the workshop for 30 days.

In both cases, the guides, handouts, or other learning materials that are provided with the workshop will be yours to download and keep with no expiration date.

Upcoming topics:

Building a faith-based community health promotion campaign

Leading a health promotion campaign using online tools and technology

Finding volunteer opportunities to gain experience

Professional networking in public health – conferences and social media

Qualitative Studies – Reading, Understanding, and Application

Quantitative Studies – Reading, Understanding, and Application

ATTENTION all MPH students: Next month, a series on the practicum experience

These are exciting times for both students and those who have graduated but could use some help with some of these topics. It gives me and my colleages who will be helping me with these workshops, the opportunity to share these actionable tips and strategies to help so many.

Register for the workshops.

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