The Western Region Public Health Training Center (WRPHTC) is hosting its first virtual conference to bring together public health workers, researchers, and educators to discuss and develop the skills needed to tackle disparities in diet-related disease and food access. The goal of the conference is to present and practice strategies in the areas of assessment, policy development, and assurance that can promote the development of local food systems and improve community health, particularly on tribal lands.
The conference will include presentations on policy development and advocacy, selecting outcome measures for program planning and evaluation, asset building and fiscal management, and creating sustainable food systems. Skill-building workshops will also be used to practice skills such as writing policy briefs, using logic models, and developing a program budget.
The purpose of the interactive symposium is to create a public platform to discuss methods for (a) communicating the value of public health and (b) maintaining and managing public health infrastructures and services through likely policy changes and unexpected financial shifts.
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Admission: $15 (includes lunch). Seating is limited.
This series of six workshops addresses specific issues that can improve communication and interaction with loved ones with dementia or memory loss. This is a wonderful opportunity for those actively caring for someone with cognitive impairment to be interactive and learn techniques that will really make a difference in day-to-day care.
The trainer, Dorothy Colby, is a Certified Positive Approach to Dementia Care (TM) Trainer, with more than 15 years of professional and personal experience caring for people with dementia. She is Administrator for Hale Ku’ike Memory Care Home in Nu’uanu, where she also trains staff. Positive Approach to Care (TM) seminars, developed by occupational therapist Teepa Snow, provide essential information for families and care partners on how to have a positive and meaningful relationship with loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia throughout their journey.
Refreshments will be provided.
Please arrive 15 minutes early to park and register.
Detailed parking instructions will be sent to registrants prior to workshops.
For questions about these workshops, contact Jody Mishan: email@example.com or (808) 295-2624.
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