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April 2014 Webinars


Health Trust

  • Health Trails Online Challenge
    • April 1, 2014: 12:00pm- 1:00 pm EST
      • Join us to learn more about the HealthTrails online challenge, which launches April 7th. We’ll review the registration process, how to track activity, the challenge mobile app, and the team competition. HealthTrust enrollees who have completed their Health Assessment will be able to register for the HealthTrails online challenge, and begin logging activity to keep moving towards better health. By tracking activity through HealthTrails for 30-days, enrollees will be rewarded with 100 points at the end of the challenge. 
      • This webinar will be presented by Carrie Cruess, Account Manager, Onlife Health and Kerry Horne, Health and Safety Advisor, HealthTrust.

Action for Health Kids

  • Building a Wellness Team, Accessing Your School's Wellness Environment & Developing an Action Plan
    • April 1, 2014: 2:00pm- 3:15pm EST
      • Do you need a wellness team to be effective?  Wellness teams come in many shapes and sizes.  Learn how to build a team that will best meet your goals.  Before you know where you want to go, you have to understand where you are.  Learn about different types of school health assessment tools and how they can help move your efforts forward.  What should you consider when creating an action plan for your project?  This webinar covers goal-setting, timelines, your budget, tracking progress and planning for sustainability.
  • How to Create a Healthier School Food Culture
    • April 9, 2014: 1:00pm- 2:15pm EST
      • This section will cover the benefits of a healthy school food culture and provide project ideas and resources for:
        • Healthy fundraisers
        • Healthy celebrations & family events 
        • Healthy snacks
        • Non-food rewards
        • Nutrition education & promotion
        • Concessions and competitive foods (vending, school stores & a la carte)

Institute for Diversity

  • Strategies for Building Cultural Competence
    • April 2, 2014: 1:00pm- 2:30pm EST
      • Featuring Neal Goodman, president of Global Dynamics, Inc., this webinar will discuss the major factors that push the need for hospitals and health care providers to attain a high level of cultural competence proficiency. The goal of this interactive webinar is to present practical proven strategies for developing action plans that will help organizations evaluate their existing cultural competence programs.
    • April 30, 2014: 1:00pm- 2:30 EST
      • Sponsored by Witt/Kieffer and featuring Sabrina Harris, director of diversity and inclusion at Abington Memorial Hospital, this webinar will discuss challenges that arise when the diversity of hospital staff conflicts with the diversity of its patients. The goal of this interactive webinar is to present Abington's journey to diversity and inclusion through self-assessment and patient feedback.  James W. Gauss, chairman of board services at Witt/Kieffer – an executive search firm specializing in health care, higher education, life sciences, board services and not-for-profit industries – will also share remarks during the webinar. 

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services(CMS), Health Resources and Services Administration Bureau of Primary Health Care (HRSA BPHC) and the Office of Minority Health (OMH)

  •  Moving from Coverage to Care: Next Steps in Prevention
    • April 7, 2014: 2:00- 3:00pm EST
      • This webinar will offer providers a look at successful efforts to connect the newly insured to the health care system, including CMS’ Coverage to Care initiative, and resources to help strengthen coordination of care, including HRSA’s Patient-Centered Medical/Health Home Initiative.
      • Presenters:
        • Clara James, PhD, Direction, CMS Office of Minorty Health
        • Suma Nair, MS, RD, Director, Office of Quality and Data at HRSA BPHC
        • Introduction by J. Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCE, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minorty health and Director, Office of Minority Health, HHS
      • Conference number: RW2029726
      • Audience passcode: 5780103
      • Dial-in: 1-877-669-4124

NADD (Member $78 per session/Non-Member $98 per session)

  • Unleash LIFE: Lasting Independence for Everyone 
    • April 10, 2014: 3:00pm- 4:00pm EST
      • Studies show nearly 80% of parents are very or extremely concerned with their loved one’s future independence and financial well-being. This presentation is focused on empowering the family as they explore and navigate the financial, legal & government benefit landscape so they can secure their child’s future.
      • Presented by Ryan F. Platt, MBA, ChFC, ChSNC, A Special Needs Plan, Concord, NC
  • DSPs: Key to Successful Programs 
    • April 17, 2014: 3:00pm- 4:00pm EST
      • Knowledgeable DSPs are able to provide essential information for development of successful treatment programs when instructed in assessment of problems behaviors in both medical and psychiatric areas.
      • Presented by Ann R. Poindexter, MD, Self-Employed, Conway, AR
  • Prevalence of Aggressive Challenging Behaviors in Persons with Intellectual Disability and its Relationship to Personality
    • April 22, 2014: 3:00pm- 4:00pm EST
      • An adult Jamaican population with ID was tested as a field trial to determine the utility of the proposed revision of personality disorders in the 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). A study population of 38 people living with their families or in a supported care home were assessed using the Problem Behavior Check List (PBCL) (5-point, 7-item scale).
      • Presented by Patricia Oliver, PhD, DMS, Centre for Mental Health, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, UK, Worldly-Wise Consultancy LLC, Manistee, MI

Office of Minority Health, Health Resources and Services Administration, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, and Asian Counseling and Referral Service

  • A Workforce for the Future: Advancing Diversity and Cultural Competency in Health Professions
    • April 14, 2014: 2:00pm- 3:00pm EST
      • This webinar will provide a look at successful efforts to address these gaps and reduce racial and ethnic health disparities by 1) increasing racial and ethnic diversity of the health care workforce, 2) improving the quality of patient-provider interactions in clinical settings and 3) enhancing cultural competency education and training for health care professionals. 
      • Presenters:
        • Introduction by J. Nadine Gracia, MD, MSCE, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health and Director, Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
        • Michelle Allender-Smith, RN, BSN, MS, Director, Office of Health Equity, Health Resources and Services Administration
        • Roslyn Holliday Moore, Public Health Analyst, Office of Behavioral Health Equity, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
        • Yoon Joo Han, MSW, Behavioral Health Program Director, Asian Counseling and Referral Servic
      • Conference number: RW2029726
      • Passcode: 5780103
      • Dial-in: 1-877669-4124

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)

  • Engaging Patients to Improve Health and Health Care
    • April 15, 2014: 2:30- 3:30pm EST
      • A webinar exploring lessons and insights from Aligning Forces for Quality on how hospitals, primary care providers and patients are working together to improve care and empower patients. The webinar includes case studies outlining how one organization developed a framework to more actively engage patients across all levels of the delivery spectrum and how another program embedded 'patient partners' in primary care practices to assist in quality improvement efforts.

Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence (HPOE)

  • Your Hospital's Path to the Second Curve: Integration and Transformation Webinar
    • April 16, 2014: 2:00pm- 3:00pm EST
      • Outlines 4 strateies to accelerate organizational transformations
        • Implementing must-do strategies found in the 2011 AHA Committee on Performance Improvement report Hospitals and Care Systems of the Future;
        • Mastering organizational capabilities to assess the organization's current level of integration and potential for further change;
        • Answering strategic questions to determine an optimal path or series of paths for transformation; and
        • Identifying potential paths—redefine, partner, integrate, experiment and/or specialize.
      • The Report

Cornell College of Agriculture and Life Sciences 

The National Spinal Chord Injury Association 

  • Transitioning from Canes to Walkers to Wheelchairs 
    • April 17, 2014: 3:00pm- 4:00pm EST
      • This webinar will explore the various devices and assistive equipment that a person may need as their condition progresses or changes and its impact on one’s mobility.
    • April 30, 2014: 3:00pm- 4:00pm EST
      • More than just a ‘four legged’ companion, service animals play a viable role in the lives of people living with a disability. This webinar will explore the relevance of service animals and how they impact and affect a person’s health and overall well-being.
      • Speakers: Sheryl L. Pipe, Ph.D.; Dakhari Psychological Services, LLC

 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

  • Girls and Substance Use: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities
    • April 22, 2014: 3:00pm- 4:00pm EST
      • Girls' abuse of substances has been increasing, with dangerous consequences to their health and well-being. Among youth ages 12-17, girls' nonmedical use of prescription painkillers, alcohol, methamphetamine, and most other illicit drugs matches or exceeds that of boys. Adolescent girls have different intervention, treatment, and recovery support needs from those of adolescent boys or adult women. This webinar will discuss current trends in adolescent girl substance use as well as effective strategies for intervention, treatment, and support for girls. After completing this webinar, participants will have a working understanding of how the terms gender-responsive, trauma-informed, culturally relevant, recovery-oriented, family-centered, and age-appropriate apply to effective services for girls.