Never has the time been so critical to focus more on how to turn research into public health promotion and practice. It is time to clarify what the research data is telling us and how does that translate into what we need to do in public health. Recently at CDC’s Division of HIV AIDS Prevention, CDC required that presentations had to highlight how research informed or impacted public health practice. To solve our nation’s and world’s problems, we need research to be well linked and translated into practice.
Victoria Rayle, Senior Public Health Advisor for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office of State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS). Victoria Rayle, is with CDC’s Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support Health Department and Systems Development Branch, Division of Public Health Performance Improvement. She currently serves as a project officer overseeing grantees receiving Preventive Health and Health Services (PHHS) Block Grant funds. Her current grantees are the health departments in HHS Region 9 which includes California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii and the six US Affiliated Pacific Islands. Ms. Rayle has extensive public health experience and expertise in both domestic and international public health settings and in areas of program implementation, management, operations, service delivery, and quality improvement and she provides technical assistance in several public health program areas with a special focus on communicable diseases. Ms. Rayle has a BS in Public Administration/Health Services Administration from the University of Arizona.
Many educators and leaders are aware of the multiple benefits of personalized learning, including increased student agency, improved student learning, and more intentional planning for college and careers. Personalized learning has inherent benefits for students with disabilities, but there are also inherent challenges. For example, conversations about students with disabilities and personalized learning remain generic and often students’ unique needs and learning styles are not adequately considered at the outset of implementation. To successfully implement personalized learning specifically for students with disabilities, educators and leaders need a clear understanding of what these approaches look like in practice, what policy and practice changes they require, and what supports need to be in place. On this webinar, you will hear about emerging efforts to use personalized learning approaches to better serve students with disabilities, tools that are designed to help policymakers and practitioners, and strategies to help build the capacity of schools to use this approach.
• Dr. George Batsche, Professor and Program Coordinator of Graduate Programs in School Psychology, University of South Florida
• Lindsey Hayes, Researcher, Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability, and Reform Center (CEEDAR), American Institutes for Research
• Catherine Jacques, Researcher, College and Career Readiness and Success Center, American Institutes for Research
• Ace Parsi, Personalized Learning Partnership Manager, National Center for Learning Disabilities
• Jenna Tomasello, Policy Associate, American Youth Policy Forum
Harm Reduction Hawaii has actively participated in cooperation with other organizations and individuals to improve the services provided to the more marginalized by our society. Since its inception, Harm Reduction Hawaii has successfully conducted two major conferences with over 250 people attending, over 12 trainings varying from one to 4 days reaching over 500 people, and 34 community forums. Our speakers’ bureau has provided training through in-services to a large variety of community-based agencies, colleges, and governmental entities.
Harm Reduction Hawaii evolved from the planning committees for the 1994 and 1995 Hawaii Harm Reduction Conferences. Throughout the 1994 and 1995 conference planning, many individuals representing a wide range of organizations came together. Through this effort the need for an ongoing organization was perceived and Harm Reduction Hawaii was formed.
HRH is a coalition of individuals and agencies working toward the implementation of effective and respectful services to improve the health and well being of drug users and other marginalized people in Hawaii. HRH incorporated in October of 1999 and received its 501(3)(c) status in May of 2000. HRH is a community-based organization with representation from social services agencies throughout Hawaii and governed by a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors meets to plan activities, provide direction and support to the Executive Director, work on local and national advocacy efforts, and to review information and materials.
HRH works to educate health and human service providers and the general community about the philosophy, models and set of strategies embodied in Harm Reduction. This innovative public health approach seeks to minimize the harms associated with legal and illegal substances through individual, group and community interventions. The harm reduction model addresses a wide range of alcohol and other drug-related harms, including HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases, illness, death, dysfunction, violence and community disintegration.
Join us as Ritabelle Fernandes, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Geriatric Medicine at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, discusses dementia in the ID/DD population. While those with intellectual disabilities tend to have age-related health problems at similar rates to the general population, research shows individuals with Downs syndrome have a greater prevalence of dementia beginning in middle age or early older age. Standardized cognitive screening tools are generally not recommended for those with ID/DD. Dr. Fernandes will review a cognitive screening tool specific to the needs of the ID/DD population; discuss best practices for treatments and intervention; review various care situations; and identify the uniquue challenges caregivers confront when caring for an ID/DD individual with dementia.
Those attending the session will:
Program is pending approval by National Association of Social Workers–Hawai`i Chapter for 1 Social Work continuing education contact hour.
Program is pending approval by the Oregon Nurses Association for approval to award 1.0 nursing contact hour. Oregon Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
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There is no conflict of interest for any planner or presenter with this learning activity.
Webinar Cost: We are now offering group rates. Additional people can join you on the webinar and receive CE certificates if they complete the Evaluation and attest to their attendance. Please indicate any additional participants that join you on the credit card authorization form, or in writing along with your check.
$25 (1 registrant) – HAH Members
$35 (1 registrant) – Non-Members
$45 (2-4 registrants) – HAH Members
$55 (2-4 registrants) – Non-Members
$60 (5+ registrants) – HAH Members
$70 (5+ registrants) – Non-Members
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Like many things in Hawaii, health care is different from the mainland. The second annual Hawaii State of Reform Health Policy Conference will foster a dialog about the opportunities and challenges facing health care in one of the nation’s most unique regions at a time of increasing change. This conference will bring together industry experts and policymakers from across the state. Join us on January 10, 2018 to connect, network, and discuss the most important health care activity taking place today.
Reforming health care takes more than just hard work. It takes a solid understanding of the legislative process and knowledge about intricacies of the health care system. That’s where State of Reform comes in.
State of Reform pulls together practitioners, thought leaders, and policymakers – each working to improve our health care system in their own way – into a unified conversation in a single place. It is sure to be one of the most diverse gatherings of senior health care leaders in Hawaii, and one of the most important statewide events in Hawaii health care.
With hundreds of attendees from all corners of health care and health policy, this is an event that can’t be missed!