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.
Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) Webinar: Accelerating a Social Determinants Model to Build Our Health Ecosystem
November 13, 2013
This webinar will introduce issues and present evidence on the kinds of problems in New York State that are responsive to a social determinants approach and will explore how a social determinants approach may be incorporated into education for public health to strengthen the health ecosystem. 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
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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
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
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
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
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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.