Trainings & Webinars

Gero-Ed Webinar – Patient-Centered Medical Homes: Opportunities for Social Workers

March 31, 2015, 1:00-2:00 PM EST

After this webinar, participants will be able to: understand the role for social workers in augmenting the patient’s primary care encounter; learn the key components of care coordination and how social work fits into it; learn what is needed to prepare masters level social work students to work in PCMHs. Click here for more information and to register.

Wayne State University Institute on Gerontology Summer Training Workshop on African American Aging Research

June 8-10, 2015 – Detroit, MI

Application Deadline: April 10, 2015

This workshop aims to identify and train early stage career scientists of diverse backgrounds who are committed to conducting African American aging research and to improve the quality and quantity of research conducted with older African Americans. Click here for more information.

Online Certificate Program in Mixed Methods Research

June 1 – July 1, 2015 – Application deadline: May 18, 2015

The Online Certificate Program in Mixed Methods Research (MMR) at the University of Michigan School of Social Work (UM-SSW) is designed for researchers and practitioners in social work, nursing, psychology, and other applied fields. Participants will learn ways to integrate various types of research methods; commonly used data analysis procedures; and approaches to research conducted in practice settings. Special emphasis on: critiquing theoretical foundations of research, forming research questions, applying mixed methods techniques, conducting statistical analysis, and interpreting research reports. Click here for more information.

University of Kansas School of Social Welfare Webinar – Promoting Positive Child Development In Young Latino Children of Immigrants Involved with Child Protective Services

February 27, 2015, 12:30-2:00 PM CST

Among children who come to the attention of child protective services today, maltreated infants and toddlers are at the greatest risk of developmental delay and the largest age group entering foster care. Early intervention services can mitigate the negative effects of abuse and neglect and support children in healthy development. When compared to other racial/ethnic groups, Latino children tend to experience a disproportionate burden of developmental risk factors. Among Latinos, children of immigrants are particularly vulnerable to developmental risk given factors such as poorer health, diminished access to health insurance, and lower reported quality of health care when compared to children of U.S.-born parents. This free webinar focuses on promoting positive development in young Latino children of immigrants, one of the fastest growing racial/ethnic groups in the U.S. and in the U.S. child welfare system. The webinar will highlight promising practices for working collaboratively across child welfare and early intervention systems and with vulnerable Latino families. Click here for more information.

Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop 2015

June 17-19, 2015 – New York, NY

Deadline: March 1, 2015

The Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study is a national study following a birth cohort of (mostly) unmarried parents and their children, providing information about the capabilities, circumstances, and relationships of unwed parents, the wellbeing of their children, and the role of public policy in family and child wellbeing. The workshop is designed to familiarize participants with the data available in the study. Click here for more information.

SUNY Albany Webinar: Confronting Health Disparities in African American Communities

February 19, 2015, 9:00-10:00 AM EST

African Americans live sicker and die younger than any other ethnic group in the nation.  African Americans have the largest death rates from heart disease and stroke compared with other racial and ethnic populations.  This program focuses on the reality of African-American health disparity-why it exists and the impact of environment, income and other determinants of health on the incidence of diabetes, obesity and heart disease within African American communities, and what can be done about it. Click here for more information. Click here to register.

Connecting Kids to Coverage National Campaign Webinar – Outreach and Enrollment Strategies in Latino Communities

January 29, 2015 – 2:00-3:30 PM EST

A vast majority of uninsured Latino children, an estimated 1.7 million, are eligible for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) but not enrolled. Closing the coverage gap for these children requires unique, culturally-competent outreach strategies to connect eligible families with health coverage. Click here for more information.

Columbia University Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop 2015

June 17-19, 2015 – New York, NY

Deadline: March 1, 2015

The Columbia Population Research Center is now accepting applications for the Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop 2015 to be held June 17th – 19th, 2015, at the Columbia School of Social Work in New York City. The Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study is a national study following a birth cohort of (mostly) unmarried parents and their children, providing information about the capabilities, circumstances, and relationships of unwed parents, the wellbeing of their children, and the role of public policy in family and child wellbeing. The workshop is designed to familiarize participants with the data available in the study. The 2015 workshop will include special sections on the newly available genetic data in the Fragile Families Study, and the use of Fragile Families in examining gene-environment interactions in the child development and adult wellbeing. Click here for more information.

Dialogue4Health Webinar – Expanding the Boundaries: Health Equity and Public Health Practice

January 8, 2015, 11:30 AM-1:00PM PST

This webinar will focus on: why public health should focus on the underlying social inequalities that create health inequities; the importance of creating an organizational culture that supports confronting those underlying causes; approaches to working with communities to integrate social equity issues into public health; and strategies for engaging agencies and organizations outside of the traditional public health sector in this work. Click here for more information.

Northwestern University Institute for Public Health and Medicine Webinar – Minority Stress Theory

January 8, 2015 – 12:00-1:00 PM CST

Click here for more information and to register.

The ARC Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Webinar – How Much Alcohol Can a Woman Drink During Pregnancy And Be Sure To Not Harm Her Baby?  Why The Answer Is None

January 14, 2015, 2:00-3:00 PM EST

Dr. Sandra Kelly will discuss the evidence showing that alcohol during development is harmful to the developing fetus with particular emphasis on the brain. She will discuss the many interacting factors such as improper nutrition, stress, and genetics that can interact with alcohol to increase the likelihood of altered brain function. We will also explore the different types of damage that can result from exposure to alcohol during the different trimesters of fetal development. Click here for more information and to register.

Perform Well Webinar – Reframing the Human Services to Gain Public Support for Effective Programs

January 15, 2015 3:00-4:30 PM EST

Why do human services agencies not have public support to deliver quality, efficient, evidence-based services? Join us to learn how we – the human services sector – are telling the wrong “story,” and find out how you can join a movement to change public perceptions about what matters most. Click here for more information.

HRSA Training – Behavioral Health Resources for American Indian/Alaskan Native Veterans

December 1, 2014 – Seattle, WA

This training will provide an overview of Federal, State, and Local Programs and Services to address behavioral health in AI/AN Veterans, specific activities underway in HHS Region 10 (AK, ID, OR, WA) and across the nation to address the needs of AI/AN Veterans, and discussion of how Federal, State, and/or Local programs and stakeholders can work together to improve outcomes for AI/AN Veterans. Click here for more information.

The Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities (CECANF) Research Roundtable

December 4, 2014 – Philadelphia, PA

The purpose of the meeting is for Commission members to meet with national and international researchers to obtain: A more in-depth understanding of the use of predictive analytics for identifying children at an increased risk for fatalities and near fatalities; a research perspective on how current national data collection systems could be enhanced to better inform practice and policy; information about additional research that could lead to a better understanding of the issue of child abuse and neglect fatalities. Click here for more information. Click here to register.

The California Elder Mental Health and Aging Coalition (CEMHAC) Town Hall Meeting – Behavioral Health Care Under The Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI)

November 19, 2014 – 5:00-8:00 PM PST – Los Angeles, CA

The goal of the town hall meeting is to provide a venue for discussion the on the progress made towards the integration of behavioral health care under the California Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI). Click here for more information.

Brookings Live Webcast – Enhancing Health System Transparency through Meaningful Health Data Releases

December 1, 2014 – 2:00-4:30 PM EDT

A key component of a transparent health care system is providing access to physician payment data because it can reveal important trends in how we pay doctors differently, and likewise reveal glaring evidence of the faults in our payment system: inconsistent pricing of services, overuse of expensive tests and procedures; and extreme variations in health care spending. An April 2014 release of millions of lines of Medicare Part B physician payment data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) was just one of many recent data releases designed to enhance transparency. On December 1, the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform will bring together providers, payers and consumer advocates to discuss the value of current health care datasets, and explore how future releases can be used to drive health system improvements via more transparency. Click here for more information.

Institute for Research on Poverty Webinar – Poverty and the Brain

December 17, 2014 – 1:00-2:00 PM CST

In this webinar, Professors Pollak and Wolfe will discuss their interdisciplinary study that examines how the brain reflects family socio-economic status and the potential consequences for schooling attainment. Click here for more information. 

ICPSR Webinar – Drug Use Among Young American Indians: Exploring the Data

November 13, 2014, 1:00-2:00 PM EST

The goal of the workshop is to expose investigators to the Drug Use Among Young American Indians: Epidemiology and Prediction study and the data available for 2001-2006 and 2009-2013. This data set contains detailed information on 16,590 adolescents in 7th to 12th grade in schools that had over 20% of its population self-identified as American Indian. Over 52% of the respondents reported being American Indian. Click here for more information and to register.

Rural Matters: An Online Data Event – Making the Case for Policy Change

November 17, 2014, 4:00-4:30 PM EST

After participating in this Rural Health Data Event, participants should be able to: use maps and reports effectively to assess and convey rural community conditions and needs; use the Target Intervention Area Tool to identify priority populations for a particular focus; create and share data visualizations to increase knowledge within your organization and the larger community health movement. Click here for more information and to register.

Health Equity Initiative Webinar – Health Equity and Health Communication: Strategies to Reach the Underserved

November 13, 2014, 12:00-2:00 PM EST

This workshop will review examples of populations that experience the greatest health disparities across different health issues and settings both in the U.S. and globally; describe the essential components of communication planning to reach the underserved; appreciate the importance of increasing social support of health and community behavior; identify key communication strategies to achieve relevant behavioral and social results among vulnerable and underserved populations; discuss communication channels used by underserved populations in a variety of settings/ countries; differentiate between linguistic competence, cultural competency, and health literacy in public health practice; review relevant case studies and resources. Click here for more information.

ICPSR Webinar – Drug Use Among Young American Indians – Exploring the Data

November 13, 2014, 1:00-2:00 PM EST

The goal of the workshop is to expose investigators to the Drug Use Among Young American Indians: Epidemiology and Prediction study and the data available for 2001-2006 and 2009-2013. This data set contains detailed information on 16,590 adolescents in 7th to 12th grade in schools that had over 20% of its population self-identified as American Indian. Click here for more information.

The Brookings Institution Webcast Event – The State of Accountable Care: Evidence to Date and Next Steps

October 20, 2014, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

On Monday, October 20 the Engelberg Center for Health Care Reform will host a half day forum to assess the latest evidence on accountable care, discuss strategies to overcome unique ACO challenges, and provide an overview of accountable care reforms. Click here for more information.

NIDA & NIAAA Congressional Briefing – Adolescent Brain Development: Understanding the Impact of Substance Use

October 20, 2014 – Washington, DC

Scientific advances have shown that adolescent exposure to alcohol, tobacco, marijuana or other substances may interfere with brain development, with potentially harmful long-term consequences. In the past two decades, we have learned that the brain continues to develop into a person’s twenties, making the widespread use of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and other substances among young people of serious concern. Click here for more information.

ChildTrends Webinar – Scaling an Effective Intervention: How to Build Implementation Capacity, Replicate with Fidelity, and Produce Consistent Outcomes

October 14, 2014, 3:00-4:30 PM EDT

Evidence-based programs and practices are often researched under ideal conditions. When practitioners attempt to replicate them in real life, they are not able to implement the interventions with fidelity to the original model.  Join us in a conversation with Dr. Fixsen to hear what it takes to improve social outcomes on a large scale by making effective use of existing interventions. Click here for more information and to register.

ASPPH Presents Webinar: A Vision for the Acceleration of Global Health Data for Science and Policy

October 16, 2014, 3:30-4:30 PM EDT

This webinar, sponsored by the ASPPH Global Health Committee, will discuss the importance of using routinely collected public health data to inform public health science and policy and will present one model for such data sharing and use. Click hereto register.

ICPSR Webinar – Disclosure Risk Training – For Public-Use or Not For Public Use, That Is the Question

October 7, 2014, 3:00-4:00 PM EDT

Whether depositing data or publishing results from using data, researchers need to determine whether the data they are sharing are appropriate for public-use or not. This session will provide examples of disclosure risk concerns and will describe techniques to modify data to alleviate disclosure risk, keeping in mind that the goal is always to maximize the usefulness of the data while sufficiently addressing concerns about disclosure. Options for sharing data as restricted-use will also be described. Click herefor more information and to register.

ASPPH/CDC Webinar – Allan Rosenfield Global HIV Surveillance Fellowship

October 8, 2014, 2:00-3:00 PM EDT

Please join ASPPH, in collaboration with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) staff, for a live webinar to discuss new fellowship opportunities specializing in global HIV surveillance at CDC. Click here for more information. Click here to register.

The Commonwealth Fund Webinar – The Business Case for Addressing Patients’ Social Needs in Health Care Delivery

September 30, 2014, 4:00-5:00 PM ET

Research shows that factors such as income, educational attainment, and access to food and housing can have a profound effect on health. Drawing from the recent Fund report, Addressing Patients’ Social Needs: An Emerging Business Case for Provider Investment, the webinar will present frontline accounts of how health systems are striving to meet their patients’ social needs, especially in response to value-based payment and increasing accountability for quality, costs, and outcomes. Click here for more information.

Emory University Rollins School of Public Health Qualitative Data Analysis Workshop

November 3-4, 2014 – Atlanta, GA

This 2-day intensive workshop provides participants with an overview of approaches to analyzing qualitative data, an understanding of the core principles of analysis and the opportunity to develop key skills. Click here for more information.

Ohio State University Webinar – Healthier Pregnancy: Tools and Techniques to Best Provide ACA-Covered Preventive Services

September 23, 2014, 9:00 -10:30 AM EST

Learn how to implement the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations from practitioners in the fields of obesity, alcohol, depression, intimate partner violence, tobacco, and breastfeeding. Click here for more information.

Population Council Expert Panel – Turning the Tide for Girls and Young Women: How to Achieve an AIDS-Free Future

October 8, 2014 10:00 – 11:30 AM EDT – Washington, DC

Contact gduclayan@popcouncil.org to RSVP.

UC Davis Center for Poverty Research Presentation – Separate and Unequal in the Labor Market: Human Capital and the Jim Crow Wage Gap

October 24, 2014, 12:10 – 1:30 PM Pacific Time

Celeste Carruthers is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics and the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee. Her research focuses on the economics of education with emphases on higher education, historic education finance, public policy analysis, and applied econometrics. She is an affiliated researcher with the National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), and she is a faculty advisor to fellows in the Harvard Graduate School of Education Strategic Data Project. Marianne Wanamaker is an assistant professor of Economics at the University of Tennessee and the BB&T Scholar in Markets, Capitalism and Ethics. Her research interests include American economic history and labor economics. Click here for more information.

NIMH Webinar – Alaska Suicide Prevention

September 23, 2014 – 2:00-3:30 PM EST

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), in partnership with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), announces a webinar on effective practices in suicide prevention for Alaska Native communities. Suicide is a national concern, with approximately 38,000 suicides occurring in the United States each year. Alaska Native and American Indian populations bear a disproportionately high burden from suicide and, as such, merit special attention. The geographic isolation of many Alaska Native communities appears to contribute to suicide risk. Conversely, access to income, social connectedness, and a link to strong traditional culture appear to be protective against suicide. The speakers will provide an overview of what is known about suicide in Alaska and will present specific effective strategies currently being used to promote mental wellness and reduce suicide among Alaska Natives. Click here for more information. Click here for more information.

Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse Webinar – The Great Recession Hits Home: Asset Depletion and Foreclosure in Boston

September 25, 2014 – 2:00-3:00 PM EST

Despite general improvements in the economy, foreclosures continue to impact families and communities across the country. This Webinar will explore the ways that foreclosure affects households, including finances, health, trust in lending institutions, and stability. Click here for more information.

IOM Roundtable on Population Health Improvement – Communicating to Advance the Public’s Health

September 22, 2014 – 8:00 AM PST

The Roundtable on Population Health is holding a public workshop that will feature presentations on and discussion of communication, e.g., science and best practices in the field, to advance improvement in population health.  Discussion topics include: lessons learned from recent and ongoing communication campaigns, the state of the evidence in communicating about health to diverse audiences, and approaches (e.g., story-telling, use of social media) to framing the issues and reaching audiences ranging from policymakers, to communities to journalists themselves. Click here for more information.

Child Trends Webinar – Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality Measurement

September 10, 2014 – 10:00-11:00 AM EDT

Westat and Child Trends are hosting webinars on the Family and Provider/Teacher Relationship Quality (FPTRQ) Measurement Development project, which has developed measures of provider/teacher practices that facilitate a positive family and provider or teacher relationships. This webinar is for researchers.  Click here to register.

Northwestern University School of Medicine Institute for Public Health and Medicine Webinar – Minority Stress Theory

August 14, 2014 – 12:00-1:00 PM CST

Click here to register.

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials Webinar – Community Health Workers: Part of the Solution for Advancing Health Equity

August 5, 2014 – 1:00-2:30 PM EDT

The New England Regional Health Equity Council and ASTHO are hosting a webinar Community Health Workers (CHWs): Part of the Solution for Advancing Health Equity; Perspectives and Initiatives from Region 1, which will discuss key partnerships and collaborations between CHWs, allies, and other stakeholders as we continue to build a regional network to facilitate sharing of CHW workforce promising practices and policy development. Speakers will discuss the history and evolution of regional collaboration on CHWs in New England; highlight the experience of one state’s involvement in building support and policy for CHWs, and recommendations on how to build regional networks elsewhere. Click here for more information.

Administration for Community Living (ACL) 2014 Webinar Series on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias – Webinar #3: Alzheimer’s Research Updates

September 25, 2014, 1:30-3:00 PM EDT

The final webinar in this year’s series will provide updates on existing Alzheimer’s and related dementias research studies, as well as information on new directions, including: research participation insights; metabolic aspects of Alzheimer’s; and research findings on non-pharmacologic approaches to dementia care. Click here for more information.

HHS Webinar – Special Enrollment Periods and Resources for the Uninsured

July 16, 2014, 1:00-2:00 PM EDT

The health care law has created special enrollment periods for those who experience special circumstances such as graduating from college and losing health insurance, getting married and needing coverage for a spouse, losing employer insurance or turning 26 and losing coverage on a parent’s health plan. Join this webinar to learn more about special enrollment periods and how to enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace. For those who are uninsured and don’t qualify for the special enrollment period, learn what resources are available and when and how to enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Please email ACA101@hhs.gov by July 15 at 1 pm  ET with any questions. Click here to register.

SAMHSA Webinar – Innovative State and Local Crisis Response Systems

July 15, 2014 – 2:00-3:30 PM EST

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) is hosting a series of webinars on how to expand community-based crisis response services and systems. The series began on May 7, 2014 and will run every two weeks through July 15. The webinars describe new and emerging crisis response practices across a continuum of need that includes pre-crisis planning, early intervention, crisis stabilization, and post-crisis support. In addition, the webinar series explores the types of outcomes sought for different approaches, how these approaches are financed, and provide State and local examples. Click here to register.

National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities Webinar – Mobilizing for Oral Health Equity: An Interdisciplinary Effort

July 22, 2014 – 1:00-2:00 PM EST

The Mid-Atlantic Regional Health Equity Council (Mid-Atlantic RHEC) and the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) are hosting the webinar Mobilizing for Oral Health Equity: An Interdisciplinary Effort. Speakers will provide a definition of oral health disparities/equity and an overview of its root causes. This will be followed by recommendations on mobilizing for oral health equity through enhanced leadership, networking, and collaboration. Click here for more information and to register.

Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools Professional Development Workshop: Using Data Systems to Improve Hispanic Health Outcomes

July 24-25, 2014 – Washington, DC

This two-day workshop aims to help prepare scholars interested in Hispanic health research strengthen their skills and knowledge to perform analytical studies of national and state health datasets to better contribute to Hispanic health care research and provision of adequate health care to Hispanics and other underserved populations. Click here for more information.

Pathways to Positive Futures Webinar – Bridging Service Gaps: System Integration Strategies for Service Providers Working with Young Adults with Mental Health Issues

August 26, 2014 – 1:00-2:00 PM EST

This webinar addresses strategies for meeting the cross-system needs of young people with mental health conditions in the transition years. We will begin with a brief review of the challenges resulting from service fragmentation and varied eligibility criteria. Then we will share innovative collaborative and service integration strategies developed by staff at the Early Assessment and Support Alliance, a statewide initiative in Oregon with the EASA Center for Excellence (technical assistance) located in Portland and Thresholds Youth Programs in Chicago. The webinar will also feature a young adult perspective on involvement in services and will conclude with recommendations for bridging service gaps. Click here for more information.

Data Training Workshop at Head Start’s 12th National Research Conference on Early Childhood

July 7, 2014 – Washington, DC

This training workshop will provide an overview of the Third Grade Follow-up to the Head Start Impact Study (HSIS).  Along with a discussion of the unique characteristics of this newest HSIS cohort, the workshop will provide an overview of the study design, methodology, key findings  and introduce potential data users to technical issues associated with using the Third Grade Follow-up data for secondary analysis. To register, email: contact@researchconnections.org

HHS Webinar – Moving Black MSM along the HIV Care Continuum: Challenges, Opportunities and Emerging Practices

June 25, 2014 – 2:00 – 3:30 PM, EDT

To better understand the challenges, opportunities and emerging practices in response to these disparate HIV health outcomes among black MSM, the HHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) will host a public webinar to highlight innovative approaches and strategies being implemented by some state health departments, clinical providers, researchers,  and federal partners. Click here for more information and to register.  

Breast Cancer Action Webinar – Breast Cancer & the Environment: The Growing Evidence

June 17, 2014, 10:00 – 11:00 AM, PDT

Every day, we are exposed to a variety of chemicals, and there is growing evidence linking breast cancer to these environmental chemicals. So why is so little being done to reduce our exposure to toxic chemicals that may increase our risk of developing breast cancer? Why don’t we know more about potentially harmful chemicals and the health risks they may pose? Why is it so hard to study the links between breast cancer and the toxic chemicals we are exposed to? Click here for more information and to register. 

Housing Assistance Council Webinar – From Service to Shelter: Housing Veterans in Rural America

June 25, 2014, 2:00 – 3:00 PM, EDT

As two wars overseas wind down, more veterans will be coming home, while at the same time the demographic changes associated with the baby boom generation and the overall greying of America will also impact veteran’s needs in rural America. In the next ten years, over 70 percent of all veterans in rural America will be over the age of 65 placing increased pressure on the housing and health needs of rural veterans. Click here for more information and to register.  

Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) Webinar – Heirs’ Property: Preventing Loss and Promoting Effective Utilization

July 23, 2014 – 1:00-2:00 PM CT

This webinar will address topics related to ownership of property that many poor and minority communities refer to as heirs’ property, though this type of common ownership of property is technically known as tenancy-in-common property. Thousands of families have lost heirs’ property in lawsuits referred to as partition actions after judges resolved these cases by ordering the property sold against the wishes of most of the common owners. In addition to losing their property in these partition actions, most of these families also have lost much of the real estate wealth associated with such property ownership given that the forced sales typically yield sales prices that represent just a fraction of the market value of the land that was sold. This webinar will address strategies that those who own heirs’ property can utilize to make their ownership more secure as well as strategies heirs’ property owners can utilize to make their ownership more sustainable and economically viable. Click here for more information.

Emory University Rollins School of Public Health Qualitative Research Methods Training Workshop

August 12-15, 2014 – Atlanta, GA

Qualitative research is becoming more widely used in public health. This 4-day workshop provides participants with an understanding of the theoretical principles and practical skills needed for conducting and evaluating qualitative research. Click here for more information.

The Commonwealth Fund Webinar for Potential Australian American Health Policy Fellowship Applicants

June 5, 2014 – 5:00PM EST

The Commonwealth Fund, in collaboration with the Australian Department of Health, invites you to a webinar on the Australian-American Health Policy Fellowship. The fellowship provides a unique opportunity for outstanding, mid-career U.S. professionals (academics, government officials, clinical leaders, decision-makers in health care delivery systems and health care plans, and journalists) to enrich health policy thinking in both countries. Click here for more information on the fellowship. Click here to register for the webinar.

Lead Center Webinar: Addressing the Intersection of Trauma, Mental Health Challenges, and Substance Use

May 29, 2014 – 2:00-3:30 PM, EDT

Mental health and substance-use conditions often co-occur. Approximately 8.9 million adults have co-occurring disorders; that is, they have both a mental and substance-use disorder. Only 7.4 percent of individuals receive treatment for both conditions with 55.8 percent receiving no treatment at all. Histories of trauma experiences are also very prevalent for individuals who may have mental health challenges or substance-use conditions. Given the high prevalence for all three issues, integrated trauma-informed approaches are needed. This webinar will provide an overview of current research and evidence-based programming. Click here for more information.

2014 NIMHD Translational Health Disparities Course

August 11-22, 2014 – Bethesda, MD

This two-week intensive course will provide introduction in the principles and practice of health disparities research. With a focus on concepts, methods, key issues, and applications, this course aims to provide the knowledge and research tools needed to conduct and develop translational and transdisciplinary research and interventions to eliminate health disparities. Click here for more information.

Office of Adolescent Health Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month Webcast – Make the Connection: How Positive Youth Development Offers Promise for Teen Health & Teen Pregnancy Prevention

May 7, 2014, 2-3 PM EST

May is Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month. In observance, the HHS Office of Adolescent Health is hosting a live webcast on positive youth development. Click here for more information.

National Resource Center for HIV/AIDS Prevention Among Adolescents Webinar – The ACA and LGBT Individuals: Delivering Culturally Competent Quality Care in Clinical Settings

May 20, 2014, 2-3:30 PM

The primary objectives of this webinar are to introduce lessons learned and best practices for outreach and service delivery for LGBT clients in the post-Affordable Care Act era, particularly those at-risk for or living with HIV and/or viral hepatitis in clinical care settings including health centers as well as to answer the question, “How can places like Community Health Centers become providers of choice for new LGBT enrollees and keep them in care?” Click here for more information.

20th National Health Equity Research Webcast – The School to Prison Pipeline: From Perceptions to Solutions

Co-hosted with the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs at UNC, this annual broadcast is an interactive, live-streamed symposium that explores the intersection of health, policy, and diversity through expert panel discussions and a question-and-answer segment. Click here for more information.

Child Care & Early Education Research Connections Summer Data Workshop – Maximizing the Head Start Impact Study: New Third Grade Follow-Up Data, Contextual Variables, and Approaches to Understanding Variation in Impacts

July 16-18, 2014 – Ann Arbor, MI

The Head Start Impact Study (HSIS) is a large, longitudinal, nationally representative study of the Head Start Population, aimed at determining how Head Start affects their school readiness. Join us for a fresh look at this significant dataset, including discussion of new methodology for better understanding impacts, and new variables that allow for contextual analysis and follow-up of children through third grade. Participants will have time to work on-site with all of the available data, with the instructors providing guidance and support. Click here for more information.

Impact Evaluation of HIV/AIDS and Health Programs Workshop

July 21-August 1, 2014 – Pretoria, South Africa

The workshop will provide intensive training in the concepts of program evaluation and in the tools and techniques for evaluating program impact. Click here for more information.

The Commonwealth Fund Webinar – The 2013 Commonwealth Fund International Health Policy Survey

May 7, 2014 – 9:30-11:00am, EST

Participants will discuss findings from The Commonwealth Fund’s latest International Health Policy Survey in 11 Countries. Published in Health Affairs in November, the survey, conducted in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States, looked at such issues as access, affordability, and insurance complexity. Click here for more information.

Institute for Research on Poverty Webinar – An Intelligent Consumer’s Guide to Poverty Measurement

May 14, 2014, 1-2pm Central Time

Although many policymakers and practitioners are familiar with the basics of poverty measurement, the complexity of this topic offers a number of challenges for someone trying to make sense of the level and trend of poverty. In this webinar, two distinguished experts in the field will explain the various types of poverty measures and will contrast the “official” U.S. poverty measure with the newer Supplemental Poverty Measure or SPM. Click here for more information.

Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) Webinar – Diversity as a Vital Component of Health Systems Change

April 24, 2014 – 2:00-3:00 PM EST

This webinar is sponsored by the ASPPH Diversity and Inclusion Committee and will teach participants the value of using diversity in academic institutions to increase the quality of education, and will highlight tools for increasing and maintaining diversity in schools and programs of public health. Click here for more information.

Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Data Workshop – The Measures of Effective Teaching Longitudinal Database: A Review of the MET Project and Available Data

June 9-11, 2014 – Ann Arbor, MI

This three day workshop will offer a broad summary of the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) Project and resulting Longitudinal Database (MET LDB), including the design and original goals of the MET Project, video collection and scoring procedures, in addition to available data and how they were collected. The course will include deeper discussion of key elements of the study including the nested data structure (district, school, teacher, student), the randomization process and implications for analysis, and the student surveys. Additionally, time will be spent on practical considerations for current and potential users of the MET data, including logistics of accessing, linking, and scoring the video data, a description of the data file structure and organization, and discussion of the application process and demonstration of the specialized data access tools provided by ICPSR. Participants will have temporary access to the MET data via the ICPSR Virtual Data Enclave and Secure Video Player for the duration of the workshop, for both structured exercises and independent work. Click here for more information.

2014 NIMHD Translational Health Disparities Course: Integrating Principles of Science, Practice and Policy in Health Disparities Research

August 11-22, 2014 – Bethesda, MD

Applications accepted April 14, 2014 – May 22, 2014

This two-week intensive course will provide specialized instruction on the concepts, principles, methods, and applications of health disparities science, practice, and policy. It will also integrate principles and practice of community engagement. Nationally and internationally recognized experts in health disparities science will lead individual sessions. Click here for more information.

IOM Roundtable on Population Health Improvement Workshop – The Role and Potential of Communities in Population Health Improvement

April 10, 2014 

The roundtable brings together individuals and organizations that represent different sectors in a dialogue about what is needed to improve population health. The Roundtable will engage roundtable members and outside experts, practitioners and stakeholders on three core issues: supporting fruitful interaction between primary care and public health, strengthening governmental public health, and exploring community action in transforming the conditions that influence the public’s health. Click here for more information.

National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health Webinar – National Perspectives and Federal Resources: Trauma Informed Care in Child Serving Systems

April 17, 2014, 1:00 – 2:30 PM E.T.

This webinar will feature representatives from federal agencies involved in the development of the July 2013 Tri-Director guidance letter intended to encourage the integrated use of trauma-focused screening, functional assessments and evidence-based practices (EBPs) in child-serving settings for the purpose of improving child well-being. Click here for more information.

CSWE Gero-Ed Center Webinar – The Affordable Care Act: Opportunities for Social Work Practice in Integrated Care Settings

April 22, 2014, 1:00 – 2:00 PM E.T.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is altering the delivery of behavioral health services, moving toward a model of integrated health services. Yet many social work education programs are not preparing their students with the knowledge, values, and skills needed to work effectively within settings that integrate behavioral and physical health care under the ACA. Learn about this rapidly changing practice arena from Suzanne Daub, a Senior Integrated Health Consultant who has effectively overseen the integration of behavioral health services into primary care practice. Click here for more information.

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Program (OJJDP) Webinar – Access to Healthcare for Vulnerable Populations

March 26, 2014

This webinar focuses on identifying symptoms related to specific health needs of youth in confinement facilities and the appropriate policy and staff level response to the needs of these youth. Click here for more information.

University of Michigan School of Social Work Web-Based Certificate Program in Mixed Methods Research

Deadline: April 11, 2014

The Certificate in Mixed Methods Research is designed for researchers and practitioners in social work, nursing, psychology, and other applied fields interested in: ways to integrate various types of qualitative and quantitative research methods; commonly used statistical procedures; and approaches to research conducted in practice settings. Click here for more information.

Columbia Population Research Center Fragile Families Summer Data Workshop

June 11-13, 2014 – New York, NY

This workshop is designed to familiarize participants with the data available in the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, a national study following a birth cohort of (mostly) unmarried parents and their children, providing information about the capabilities, circumstances, and relationships of unwed parents, the wellbeing of their children, and the role of public policy in family and child wellbeing. Click here for more information. 

AHRQ MEPS Two-Day Data Users’ Workshop
May 5-6, 2014 – Rockville, MD

AHRQ will be conducting a two-day hands-on MEPS Data Users’ Workshop. Day 1 of this workshop will consist of lectures designed to provide a general overview of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) including information about survey design, file content, and the construction of analytic files. Particular emphasis will be on health care utilization, expenditures, and medical conditions. Day 2 of the workshop is intended to give hands-on experience to participants. A laptop computer will be provided to each participant. The participants will apply the knowledge gained from the previous day’s lectures and work with programmers and analysts on MEPS data. They will learn how to identify and pull together variables to build a data file to answer their research questions. Sample SAS exercises will be demonstrated. There will be time allotted for open discussion and for answering specific research questions from participants. To fully benefit from the second day, participants should have some prior knowledge of MEPS. A basic knowledge of SAS is desirable, but not essential. Click here for more information.

National Child Welfare Workforce Institute Four-Part Webinar Series – Making a Difference: NCWWI Impact & Lessons Learned (2008-2013)

March 26, 2014

Part 1: Evaluation Findings, Strategies & Lessons Learned

NCWWI evaluators will share the results of the rigorous formative and outcome evaluations that informed our partnership and provided important data for how well we met goals and achieved outcomes. Participants will learn about the evaluation methods used, dissemination and outreach efforts, as well as the results of the service components. Click here for more information.

Institute for Research on Poverty 2013-2014 New Perspectives in Social Policy Seminar Series – From Petty Crimes to Epic Records: Crime, Punishment, and American Inequality

March 27, 2014 – Madison, WI

The annual New Perspectives in Social Policy seminar series seeks to reach beyond familiar and well-explored fields of poverty research, to challenge accepted paradigms, and to open paths to new research models and methodologies. Click here for more information.

Federal Partners 2014 Webinar Series: Improving the Mental and Emotional Well-Being of Communities through the National Prevention Strategy

Each webinar in this series, which runs from February 20-November 20, 2014, highlights ways Federal agencies are working with communities to increase the number of Americans who are healthy at every stage of life – physically and mentally – by shifting the nation from a focus on sickness and disease to one based on prevention and wellness. The target audience for the series is staff from Federal, State, and local governments; Tribal nations and communities; community based-organizations; academia; advocacy groups; and faith-based organizations. The general public is also welcome! Click here for more information.

The Rockefeller University Hospital Center for Clinical and Translational Science Webinar – Understanding the Research Participant’s Experience: Outcome Measures to Improve Clinical Research

March 11, 2014

The objectives of this webinar are: 1. To describe how participant-centered measures are developed from qualitative and quantitative data; 2. To identify the utility of research participant experience measures (outcomes); 3. To describe how a health center would decide which participant experience outcome measure to attempt to improve. Click here to register.

Health Care for Immigrant Families in the ACA Era Webinar

February 20, 2014

Presented by the Center for Children and Families at Georgetown University and the National Immigration Law Center will examine health reform law and regulations that affect the eligibility of immigrants and the access barriers they face, particularly when part of mixed-status families. The session will also look at which immigrant eligibility rules have not changed, showing a snapshot of the landscape of coverage options for immigrant families as health reform takes effect in 2014. Click here for more information.

The Early Childhood Data Collaborative Webinar – The State of States’ Early Childhood Data Systems: 2013 Survey Results

February 19, 2014

Are young children on track to succeed when they enter school?

How many children have access to high-quality early care and education programs? Is the early childhood workforce adequately trained to meet the needs of young children?

Most states cannot answer these basic questions because data on young children are housed in multiple, uncoordinated systems, managed by different state and federal agencies. This webinar will share results from the Early Childhood Data Collaborative’s 2013 survey of state early childhood data systems. Click here for more information.

National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Seminar Series – Consequences of a Prison Record for Employment: How Do Race & Gender Factor In?

February 26, 2014 – Washington, DC

Scientific studies have long documented the negative impact of a prison record on a person’s ability to find employment. But what happens when gender and race/ethnicity are factored in? And what is the impact when the current reality of online job-applying is also factored in? Click here for more information.

NIH Center for Scientific Review (CSR) Early Career Reviewer (ECR) Program

The ECR program was developed to: train qualified scientists without prior CSR review experience to become effective reviewers; help emerging researchers advance their careers by exposing them to peer review; enrich the existing pool of NIH reviewers by including scientists from less research-intensive institutions as well as those from traditionally research-intensive institutions. Click here for more information.

Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Webinar – Resources for Health Research from ICPSR

February 26, 2014

The objective of this webinar is to provide information to Official Representatives, research scientists, faculty, and students about the wide variety of health-related data available from ICPSR.  The presentation will describe the kinds of data and other resources housed in our archive, how you can access them, and the tools available for statistical analyses. Click here for more information and to register.

Grant Training Center Workshop

February 20, 2014 – Boston, MA

This one-day comprehensive seminar is for those who wish to submit winning research proposals to the National Science Foundation (NSF). It is taught by experienced faculty who received various NSF grants, and serve as evaluators on NSF review panels. Click here for more information.

HHS Webinar – Questions and Answers on the Health Care Law

January 30, 2014

Join us for an interactive webinar on the health care law, the Affordable Care Act. Clickhere to register.

Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Webinar – Using the CAHPS Database to Compare, Report, and Improve Organizational Performance

January 15, 2014

This free Webcast from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) will present an overview of how organizations can benefit from use of the CAHPS Database. The Webcast will include: (1) a demonstration of the CAHPS Database’s Online Reporting System, a Web-based platform for viewing results from the CAHPS Health Plan Survey and Clinician & Group Surveys; (2) two case examples of consortium users of the CAHPS Database and Online Reporting Systems; (3) an explanation of how survey users can participate in this free, voluntary program. Since 1998, the CAHPS Database has accepted CAHPS survey results voluntarily submitted by health plans and, more recently, physician practices. Hundreds of CAHPS survey users rely on the CAHPS Database to assess their own results relative to key comparators, such as national and regional averages, in order to identify opportunities to improve patient experience with care. The CAHPS Database also provides a mechanism that national and regional consortia can use to compare CAHPS survey data collected by multiple health plans or medical practices using different survey vendors. Click here for more information.

Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR) Health Disparities Summer Program

Deadline: February 4, 2014

Researchers from diverse specialties and backgrounds are needed to design and conduct relevant studies to address health disparities and to translate findings into individual, community, and policy interventions. This 10-week immersion program supports 8 students in a summer experience designed to engage them in health disparities research practice. Click here for more information.

Institute for Research on Poverty Webinar – Incarceration, Poverty, and the Family

December 17, 2013

In this webinar, Michael Massoglia and Julie Poehlmann will examine research on incarceration, poverty, and the family. Massoglia will focus on broader trends in poverty and incarceration and their effects on families and neighborhoods. Poehlmann will then look more closely at how incarceration affects families at the individual level and talk about strategies for practitioners and policymakers to help children with incarcerated parents. Click here for more information and to register.

Unlocking Justice: The Impact of the Federal Drug Ban on Welfare Benefits Webinar

December 4, 2013

A recent report of The Sentencing Project, A Lifetime of Punishment: The Impact of the Federal Drug Ban on Welfare Benefits, found a provision of the 1996 welfare reform legislation passed by Congress subjects an estimated 180,000 women in the 12 most impacted states to a lifetime ban on welfare benefits. This webinar will review this research and discuss strategies and tactics for challenging such policies at the federal and state level. Click here for more information and to register.

Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse Webinar – Family Structure, Stability and Child Wellbeing

December 11, 2013

Dr. Terry-Ann Craigie, the current Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse (SSRC) Emerging Scholar, will host a Webinar titled Family Structure, Stability and Child Wellbeing. Dr. Craigie will discuss the determinants and effects of family structure and instability, as well as the pathways through which child wellbeing is affected. Click here for more information and to register.

University of California – San Francisco Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS) Training Program for Scientists Conducting Research to Reduce HIV/STI Health Disparities

Application Deadline: January 17, 2014

The Training Program for Scientists Conducting Research to Reduce HIV/STI Health Disparities program is designed for scientists in tenure-track positions or investigators in research institutes who have not yet obtained RO1 funding from the NIH or equivalent funding from another agency. We seek scientists conducting theory-driven, culturally specific HIV prevention research with minority communities. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to social and behavioral HIV research and related research topics (e.g. sexual and reproductive health) and experience conducting research and publishing scientific manuscripts. Click here for more information.

University of Iowa School of Social Work Nursing Home Social Work Webinar – Dual Eligible Initiatives: CCTPs, ACOs Care Models for Social Work

December 19, 2013

June Simmons, President and CEO of partners in Care Foundation will discuss, “Dual Eligible Initiatives, Coordinated Care Transitions Programs (CCTPs) and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) which create care models and opportunities for social workers to help improve care for residents. Click here for more information.

ExCEL in Social Work Excellence in Cancer Education and Leadership

The primary aim of this comprehensive educational program is to improve the delivery of psychosocial care for oncology patients through intensive education of oncology social workers. ExCEL in Social Work addresses critical aspects of psychosocial support while encouraging oncology social workers to address the standard of care recommended by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) 2008 Report – “Cancer Care for the Whole Patient: Meeting Psychosocial Health Needs.” The program has a strong focus on preparing oncology social workers with skills needed to move research to practice. Included in the curriculum is an overview of critical research skills, plenary sessions and group mentorship on the importance of evidence-informed practice, and an additional session on the ethical conduct of research. Extensive bibliographic reference materials are provided to support all course content and encourage participants to understand the importance of quality data in changing practice. Click here for more information.

Working with Data from the Pathways to Desistance Study Webinar

November 6, 2013

The goal of the workshop is to expose investigators to the Pathways to Desistance Study and its accompanying data sets.  These data sets contain detailed information on 1,354 serious adolescent offenders followed for seven years after court involvement.  They have relevance for a number of topics related to law and psychology research, including risk assessment, perceptions of the risks of crime, and developmental trends.  The purpose of the webinar is to: describe the Pathways to Desistance study methods and sample;describe the measures used over time; discuss possible areas of investigation that the Pathways study might be useful for addressing. Click here for more information.

University of Maryland Center for Health Equity Public Health Critical Race Praxis Institute

February 17-19, 2014 – College Park, MD

This institute is intended for scholars and researchers interested in learning how to incorporate the principles of Critical Race Praxis into their work. The institute will include a combination of didactic and interactive components including small group work and a cultural experience that encourages the exploration of race and racism in contemporary America. Click here for more information.

Institute for Research on Poverty Webinar: Pathways Programs and Helping Low-Income Adults Build Marketable Skill Sets

October 15, 2013

This webinar will focus on recent innovations in the education system to build stronger advancement pathways for working adults in low-wage jobs. These “career pathway” and “bridge” programs integrate work skills, adult basic or more advanced training and education, and learning environments that work for working adults. Click here for more information and to register online.

Rural Assistance Center Webinar: HIV in Rural America

October 1, 2013

The Rural Assistance Center and the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy will be hosting a webinar on October 1, 2013 focused on HIV/AIDS in Rural America. In an effort to reach stakeholders and in support of the National AIDS Strategy this webinar will focus on the Ryan White Program, Research and Prevention. Click here for more information.

NIMH Global Mental Health Webinar Series: What Early Career Researchers Need to Know About Conducting Mental Health Research in Humanitarian and Complex Settings

October 4, 2013

Click here for more information.

Southby Lecture in Global Health Policy

October 8, 2013 – George Washington University School of Public Health, Washington, DC

The Richard and Janet Southby Distinguished Lectureship in Comparative Health Policy is dedicated to issues in health policy that focus on aspects of domestic policy as they relate to comparative and global policy matters. The October 8 event will feature distinguished guest lecturer Dr. Mary Ellsberg. Dr. Ellsberg’s lecture is titled, “Preventing and Responding to Violence Against Women and Girls: Building on Global Best Practices.” Click here for more information.

NIMH Global Mental Health Webinar Series: Navigating the Black Box: Global Mental Health Research Opportunities at the National Institutes of Health

October 11, 2013

Click here for more information.

Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Population Health Improvement
December 5-6, 2013 – Irvine, CA

The roundtable brings together individuals and organizations that represent different sectors in a dialogue about what is needed to improve population health. The Roundtable will engage roundtable members and outside experts, practitioners and stakeholders on three core issues: supporting fruitful interaction between primary care and public health, strengthening governmental public health, and exploring community action in transforming the conditions that influence the public’s health. The first day is typically a workshop open to the public and the second day is an administrative meeting of the roundtable. Click here for more information.

Norris Consulting Group Grant Writing Workshop

Deadline: September 11, 2013

Our one day seminar will empower attendees to develop highly competitive grant proposals. This participatory and “hands on” interactive workshop has been designed to provide participants with realistic and effective guidance. Workshop attendees will develop a generic grant proposal template that will enable your organization to respond quickly, with minimal time expended, to potential funding opportunities. Click here for more information.

National Child Welfare Workforce Institute Learning Lab #10: Beyond Professional Education & Training: Pennsylvania’s

Dynamic University-Agency Partnership for Transfer of Learning, Quality Improvement & Organizational Effectiveness

This 1-hour teleconference will offer the opportunity to delve deeper into the topic with the presenters and your peers. Our Learning Labs are facilitated, interactive conversations and we hope you will plan to share your own ideas, questions and suggestions. Our webinar presenters, Terry Clark, Helen Cahalane, Maryrose McCarthy, Michael Byers, Wendy Unger and Sharon England, will be on hand to answer any new or lingering questions you may have, as well as provide feedback on other professional education and training efforts. Click here for more information.

Harvard University Center for AIDS Research Webinar: Significance of the Affordable Care Act in African American

Communities

Learn about: the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid expansion, insurance marketplaces, and the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. Click here for more information.

NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Behavioral and Social Sciences Research Interactive Textbook

Under an Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research-contract The New England Research Institutes (NERI) has developed an interactive, online course on research methods and tools for researchers engaging in behavioral and social sciences (BSS) research on health-related topics. The project aims to (1) demonstrate the potential of BSS research to enhance biomedical research, (2) serve as a resource center for the most current and high quality BSS research methods; (3) reveal how to easily and efficiently obtain authoritative answers to methodological questions, and (4) identify consistent and rigorous quality standards for the research community. Click here for more information.

Dyadic Data Analysis Workshop

July 23-27, 2012

Michigan State University

The workshop will focus on analyses for data in which both members of a dyad are measured on the same set of variables. Topics to be addressed include the measurement of nonindependence, the Actor-Partner Interdependence Model, the analysis of distinguishable and indistinguishable dyads, and the analysis of over-time dyadic data (e.g., dyadic growth curve models). The software package used in the workshop will be SPSS. Although the workshop does not require any prior knowledge or experience with multilevel modeling, participants are expected to have a working knowledge of multiple regression and analysis of variance, as well as SPSS. Please see the website for more specific information and a link to the workshop registration.

Consumer Expenditure Survey Microdata Workshop

July 18-20, 2012

Washington, DC

(From ICPSR)

Registration is now open for the annual Microdata User’s Workshop hosted by the Consumer Expenditure (CE) Survey from July 18-20 in Washington, DC. There is no fee to register. The only requirement is to complete and submit a brief online registration form (PDF). Registration materials are also available for the CE Survey Methods Symposium on July 17, also in Washington, DC. Several sessions are targeted to new and novice users of the data, including presentations by researchers currently using the data. For more experienced CE data users, several sessions will address more technical topics in using the CE microdata. Participants will also have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with CE staff about any issues or questions regarding using CE in their particular project. For more information on the upcoming workshop, visit the CE Workshop Web site.

EARLY CARE AND EDUCATION POLICY: DRAWING LESSONS FROM WEIGHTED SAMPLES

July 16-18, 2012

Ann Arbor, MI

Deadline for applications: May 25, 2012

Publicly available early care and education datasets are valuable resources to researchers analyzing policy issues. But the power of samples with advanced weighting is in the potential for researchers to draw accurate conclusions about nationally representative populations from local populations. This workshop will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of each of the following datasets, with a particular focus on learning how to properly determine which weights to use for a particular analysis and how to apply them. The workshop will feature three important data collections:

-Head Start Impact Study

-Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES), 2006 Cohort

-Early Childhood Longitudinal Study: Kindergarten Class of 1998-1999, Kindergarten-Eighth Grade Full Sample

Click here for more information.

Social Determinants of Health Disparities

June 5, 2012

The 18th National Health Equity Research Webcast (formerly known as the Annual Summer Public Health Research Videoconference on Minority Health) arrives in 4 weeks, with sought-after presenters and a distinguished moderator. Featuring:

-Camara P. Jones, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., Division of Epidemiologic and Analytic Methods for Population Health(p), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

-Ronny A. Bell, Ph.D., M.S., Professor, Wake Forest School of Medicine and Co-Director, Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity

-Aida L. Giachello, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

-Moderator:Cedric M. Bright, M.D., F.A.C.P., Director, Office of Special Programs and Assistant Dean for Admissions, UNC School of Medicine and 112th President, National Medical Association

This free, interactive session will be broadcast with a live audience in the Tate-Turner-Kuralt auditorium at the UNC School of Social Work and can be viewed over the Internet (webcast). Questions will be taken from broadcast participants by email and toll-free telephone. Click here for more information.

NACCHO Webinar on Data Query System

May 11, 2012

(From the ASPH Friday Letter)

The National Association of Country and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is hosting a free webinar on Profile-IQ, a user-friendly online data query system. This web tool provides up-to-date statistics on local health department (LHD) finance, workforce, and activities based on information collected by NACCHO’s 2010 National Profile of Local Health Departments (Profile) study. Profile-IQ is useful to anyone interested in local public health including practitioners and policymakers at the local, state, and federal level; researchers; students; the media; educators; and the public. The webinar will be held on May 11 from 2-3 p.m. Eastern. To register for this webinar, click here.