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2013-2014 Lipitz Public Health Policy Awardees Announced

The Office of Public Health Practice and Training is pleased to announce the 2013-2014 Lipitz Public Health Policy Awardees. The Lipitz awards provide support for innovative, applied public health policy projects led by faculty and graduate students at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH). These awards support faculty and students in the development of policy solutions to public health problems through engagement with government agencies, community-based organizations, or other partners. The faculty awardees are Caleb Alexander, MD, MS, Associate Professor in Epidemiology and Roni Neff, PhD, MS, Assistant Scientist in Environmental Health Sciences. Meghan McGinty, MPH, MBA, CPH, doctoral candidate in Health Policy and Management is the student awardee.  To read more about the awardees, please visit here.

Full-time JHSPH faculty may submit applications for the Lipitz awards at any time, as need arises. The Request for Applications is here. Student applications will be open late summer/early Fall of 2014.


The Prevention Paradox - April 8, 2014

PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE GRAND ROUNDS

Harvey Fineberg, MD, PhD

President, Institute of Medicine
With introduction by Dean Emeritus, Dr. Alfred Sommer

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Noon-1:15 pm ET
Sommer Hall
615 North Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21205

Live webcast of lecture available at www.jhsph.edu/maphtc

For more information, please contact lsander@jhsph.edu

View flyer HERE


Advanced Advocacy: A Skill-Building Workshop for World Changers April 10-11, 2014 (both days required)

This training is designed for public health professionals who want to take a more active role in "changing the world." Participants will get hands-on practice using the tools available to advocates to strategically advance a policy issue.

Objectives:
By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  1. Frame a policy issue to maximize the likelihood of its enactment & implementation.
  2. Understand the key principles behind building an effective coalition and strategically selecting and advancing a policy issue for change.
  3. Demonstrate how to write an effective media advisory, pitch a story to a reporter, and do the required follow-up to get media coverage.
  4. Detail what types of advocacy activities are allowable for public servants at all levels of government.

Presenter: Glenn E. Schneider, MPH

Glenn Schneider is the Chief Program Officer at The Horizon Foundation, where he works on improving access to health care and reducing childhood obesity. Prior to joining the Foundation, Glenn served as a national consultant, executive director, community organizer, grassroots strategist, and policy director for the government and non-profit sectors. His work has resulted in the passage of over twenty-five state and local laws across the nation that protected public health, increased access to health care, raised tobacco prices, created smoke-free public places, and cut youth access to tobacco. He was formerly the Executive Director of the Maryland Health Care for All! Coalition and the community organizer for the Smoke Free Maryland Coalition.

Thursday, April 10 and Friday, April 11, 2014 **Attendance is required both days!**
9:00 am - 2:00 pm each day
The Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County Campus
9601 and 9605 Medical Center Drive
Rockville, MD 20850

*COST: $50
*The registration fee covers the cost of meals, seminar materials, and additional trainee expenses related to the seminar presented that are not covered by HRSA funding.

CHES CREDITS: This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) to receive up to 7 total Category I continuing education contact hours.

Need more information? Contact the Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center at (443) 287-6732 or maphtc@jhsph.edu

REGISTER HERE: http://www.jhsph.edu/maphtc/training_events/events_calendar.html


Developing Health Education Materials - April 24, 2014

This training will engage participants in hand-on learning related to the development of effective health educational materials. The training is targeted to individuals who develop their own as well as use already-existing materials. Trainees are encouraged to bring their own materials but there will also be samples of existing materials.

Training Objectives:

Presenter: Tilly Gurman, DrPH

Dr. Tilly Gurman is a public health professional with expertise in cultural competency, health communication, adolescent health, reproductive health, and program evaluation. She provides trainings for public health professionals in health communications, program evaluation, cultural competency, and provider-patient communication. Dr. Gurman is currently an Assistant Professor at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services.

Thursday, April 24, 2014
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM (Check-in begins at 8:45 AM)
Anne Arundel County Community College
Calt Conference Room
West Campus Drive, Parking Lot F
Arnold, MD 21012

COST*: $30
*The registration fee covers the cost of meals, seminar materials, and additional trainee expenses related to the seminar presented that are not covered by HRSA funding.

CREDITS: This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) to receive up to 4.5 total Category I continuing education contact hours.

Need more information? Contact the Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center at (443) 287-6732 or maphtc@jhsph.edu

REGISTER HERE: http://www.jhsph.edu/maphtc/training_events/events_calendar.html


PHASE Internship Program Symposium - May 9, 2014

11th Annual DHMH PHASE Symposium: From Theory to Practice

Friday, May 9, 2014
8:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (8:45 a.m. registration, 9:00 a.m. welcome remarks)
Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH)
201 W. Preston Street (State Street Metro Stop)
Conference Room L-3
Baltimore MD 21201

Please join us to hear public health graduate students from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) present their internship projects conducted with the Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DHMH). Welcome remarks will be made by Laura Herrera, MD, Deputy Secretary for Public Health Services, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) and Thomas A. Burke, MPH, PhD, Associate Dean for Public Health Practice & Training, JHSPH.

PHASE (Public Health Applications for Student Experience) is an internship program sponsored in partnership with DHMH and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. It enables public health graduate students to gain insight on how a degree in public health can be applied to practice-based careers. PHASE Internships are developed by state and local health department staff and address a true public health practice need.

**Please bring a government-issued ID for access into the building**

Light lunch will be served.

More information about PHASE, click here.

Project Topics, click here.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Le at jle@jhu.edu.


Teambuilding: How to Get People to Work Together - June 6, 2014

The program emphasizes how to build team members from group members and achieve excellence by working together. Specific content includes:

Presenter: Debra Smith, MBA

Debra Smith is a seasoned trainer who offers real-world solutions on topics such as communication, time management, stress management, conflict management, teamwork, and customer relations. She is the author of three books as well as several audio and video programs. She holds an MBA in management from Golden Gate University. Ms. Smith is a frequent trainer for The Johns Hopkins University.

Friday, June 6, 2014
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
St. Paul Plaza Conference Center
200 St. Paul Place
Baltimore, MD 21202

COST: $30 (covers meals and materials)

Need more information? Contact the Mid-Atlantic Public Health Training Center at (443) 287-6732 or maphtc@jhsph.edu

REGISTER HERE: http://www.jhsph.edu/maphtc/training_events/events_calendar.html


"Public Health in Practice" - *NEWSLETTER* - Second Edition!

The Office of Public Health Practice and Training in collaboration with the Anna Baetjer Society for Public Health Practice has released the second edition of the "Public Health in Practice" newsletter. Learn about the Office of Public Health Practice and Training, read interviews with noted JHSPH faculty and see what students have been up to in school and in the field!

Read the Spring 2013 newsletter HERE
See the archived newsletters HERE


Podcast Series Shines Spotlight on Public Health Practice

* Public Health: On the Inside NOW ON iTunes! *

Dr. Thomas Burke, Associate Dean for Public Health Practice and Training, explores the world of public health practice. Each month, Public Health: On the Inside takes listeners to the frontlines and explores how public health impacts our daily lives.

New episodes of Public Health: On the Inside will be available each month.

LISTEN AND LEARN MORE HERE
LISTEN ON ITUNES HERE