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Ethics in Public Health: A Closer Look at Current Issues
 
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Originally webcast on June 20, 2013 Speaker: Bruce White, DO, JD Director of the Alden March Bioethics Institute at Albany Medical Center The public health workforce is charged with the task of promoting and protecting the health of all populations. As such, public health workers encounter ethical issues in many of their regular activities, assignments and decisions. Often, government assistance, oversight or intervention is involved to facilitate this process and ensure that ethical issues are carefully considered. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention define public health ethics as a "systematic process to clarify, prioritize and justify possible courses of public health action based on ethical principles, values and beliefs of stakeholders, and scientific and other information." This broadcast will examine the definition of public health ethics, explore how ethical issues in public health may differ from other ethical issues, and review several current issues in public health ethics.
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Bridging Gaps: The Vital Role of Cultural Competence in Healthcare
 
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Webcast on December 18, 2014 Speakers: Wilma Alvarado-Little, M.A., M.S.W. Language Access Advocate James O’Barr, M.S.W. Migrant Health Coordinator, N.E. Region, Hudson River Healthcare, Inc. Health disparities have been identified among racial and ethnic minorities within the United States. These disparities have been linked to health beliefs and behaviors, access to care, and quality of health care services. Cultural competency is one area in healthcare training that addresses health disparities by creating awareness of sociocultural and racial bias among medical and public health professionals. Jeannette South-Paul and Robert Like have stated in, Cultural Competence for the Health Workforce, “Evidence of cultural (racial, ethnic, and religious, among other determinants) discordance between health care providers and the populations they serve suggests that every member of the health workforce must understand and implement culturally competent care as the foundation for improving the quality of services delivered.” Bridging Gaps: The Vital Role of Cultural Competence in Healthcare will present fundamental concepts on cultural and linguistic competence for medical and public health professionals. This webcast will demonstrate why cultural and linguistic competence is important and how it can facilitate dialogue, awareness, and learning to address diverse healthcare needs.
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American Indian Public Health Disparities: Regional Differences in Health
 
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Originally broadcast February 21, 2013 Speaker: Donald K. Warne, MD, MPH Director, Master of Public Health Program, North Dakota State University This broadcast will address a number of relevant topics surrounding public health disparities and American Indian populations. Specifically, this broadcast will include a brief review of current American Indian Health Policies and a discussion of disparities that exist in health resources for American Indians. Dr. Warne will also review key health disparities that exist among and between American Indian populations as well as regional differences in health. Finally, Dr. Warne will present policy and program strategies intended to reduce the existing disparities.
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Work-Related Asthma:  Recognition and Diagnosis
 
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Originally webcast on June 19, 2014. Speaker: John May, MD Director of the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health, Director of the Northeast Center for Agricultural and Occupation Health & Director of Bassett Research Asthma is work-related when it is induced or triggered by exposure to allergens or irritants on the job. These exposures can lead to new cases of asthma or worsen existing asthma. Data from the New York State Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Asthma Call-Back Survey show that 45% of working adults with asthma have something in their work environments causing or exacerbating their asthma, but only 12% have had their health care provider tell them that their asthma was associated with work. Health care providers often fail to ask about workplace triggers when diagnosing and managing patients with asthma. Considering the possibility of workplace exposures when presented with an adult patient with either adult-onset asthma or worsening of current asthma is essential when making a diagnosis. It is important to distinguish between non-WRA and WRA, since the latter is a potentially preventable and reversible disease. While WRA can be prevented, successful efforts depend on there being sufficient information to identify unhealthy workplaces and at-risk workers. Surveillance of WRA plays an important role in providing this needed information. In New York State, this surveillance is conducted through the NYS Department of Health Occupational Lung Disease Registry. Program staff educate employees about potential triggers and appropriate work practices and protection. They can also work with employers to assist them in identifying and preventing workplace exposures. However, for these efforts to be successful, physicians must comply with laws mandating the reporting of occupational lung disease and report patients with WRA.
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Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs: Enhancing Student Health and Academic Performance
 
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Webcast on March 20, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am ET (8:00am CT) Speakers: Aaron Beighle, PhD Associate Professor in Kinesiology and Health Promotion at the University of Kentucky College of Education Tom Winiecki, MS, Ed. Physical Education; Mott Road Elementary School Regular physical activity in children and adolescents promotes physical and mental health. National physical activity guidelines recommend that youth ages 6 to 17 accumulate at least 60 minutes of physical activity daily. The Institute of Medicine recommends that schools can provide at least half of that time during the school day. A Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) is a multi-component approach by which school districts and schools use all opportunities for students to be physically active, meet the national recommendations for physical activity, and develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to be physically active for a lifetime. Presenters will discuss how schools can develop, implement, and evaluate CSPAP, and how one New York school district has successfully implemented components of a CSPAP.
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Mental Health and Substance Abuse: Connecting the Dots
 
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Originally webcast on July 17, 2014 Speakers: Gerald Fishman, Ph.D. Associate Dean, Union Institute & University Raymond Bizzari Director of Community Services at Cayguga County Health and Human Services Mental health and substance abuse often present as co-occurring disorders during clinical encounters. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) estimated during 2012 that 27.3% (9.6 million) of adults with a serious mental illness (SMI) and 19.2% (8.4 million) of adults with any type of mental illness (AMI) in the United States had a co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorder1. Co-occurring disorders are complex, encompassing a wide array of diagnostic categories and variations in disease severity2. As a result, treatment and continuity of care for individuals with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders remains a challenge. However, substance abuse recidivism and the burden of mental health disorders have been reduced through holistic, or integrated, care plans. By improving access to care through service integration and tailored care plans, greater attention can be paid to the array of co-occurring disorder diagnostic categories and client life circumstances3. While integrated treatment and continuity of care have shown promising evidence-based results, 2012 survey data from NSDUH found only 7.9% of adults with AMI and 15.8% of adults with SMI received both mental health care and specialty treatment for substance abuse1. Guided in part by the New York State Prevention Agenda, public health groups are mobilizing collaborative initiatives among emergency first responders, mental health and community health groups to enhance prevention, awareness, and access to services for individuals with co-occurring disorders. This webcast will determine and discuss the co-morbid relationship between mental health and substance abuse, illustrate exemplary insights from public health initiatives being implemented in New York State, and elucidate the role of public health in assisting community, state, and national entities addressing co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders.
Views: 1925 CPHCE PHL
International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes
 
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Originally webcast on Thursday, August 7, 2014 Speakers: David Clark, LLB Nutrition Specialist & Legal Advisor UNICEF Tricia Cassi, BSS, IBCLC WIC State Breastfeeding Coordinator Vermont Department of Health – WIC Ruth Lawrence, MD Professor of Pediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynecology University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry Moderator: Mary Applegate, MD, MPH Associate Dean for Public Health Practice University at Albany School of Public Health The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) have emphasized the importance of maintaining the practice of breastfeeding as a way to improve the survival, health and development of infants, young children, and mothers. Efforts to protect, promote and support breastfeeding and to overcome barriers to successful breastfeeding are a central part of the nutrition and maternal and child health programs of both these international organizations. Many factors influence the prevalence and duration of breast-feeding, both positively and negatively. In 1974, the 27th World Health Assembly noted the general decline in breastfeeding in many parts of the world. The decline was related to sociocultural and other factors, including the promotion of manufactured breastmilk substitutes, particularly in strongly free-market driven countries such as the United States. The Assembly urged member countries “to review sales promotion activities on baby foods and to introduce appropriate remedial measures, including advertising codes and legislation where necessary." The 2014 edition of Breastfeeding Grand Rounds will explore the history and key provisions of the Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes. The speakers will discuss the importance of the Code in promoting and protecting breastfeeding in the US and worldwide. They will describe successful efforts in this country and elsewhere to promote and monitor adherence to the Code. They will also talk about persistent barriers to Code implementation, as well as promising strategies for overcoming those challenges. While overall breastfeeding rates have increased slightly in the US, research shows that the rates for those mothers continuing to breastfeed at 6 months or 1 year remain significantly lower despite a steady increase since 2000. There is a steep drop off in breastfeeding during the first month. Mothers that make it through the first month are more likely to continue breastfeeding for additional months. These trends are evident among WIC participants as well. WIC participants include 50-60% of all infants in New York State, and over 110,000 infants participate in WIC on a monthly basis. Breastfeeding rates for this population are slowly increasing toward Healthy People 2020 goals, yet exclusive breastfeeding rates remain very low. In the NYS WIC program, these rates have lagged behind the overall population. Effective and successful promotion and support for exclusive breastfeeding would impact positive health outcomes for WIC mothers and their infants. Although breastfeeding promotion and support is challenging due in part to, WIC food packages that include free formula, WIC staff breastfeeding competencies, and cultural/community infant feeding practices, several strategies shown to increase exclusive breastfeeding rates have been identified. This webcast will highlight specific strategies that have resulted in improved exclusive breastfeeding rates at various NYS WIC agencies. The program will explore practical strategies that result in successful outcomes when implemented during the prenatal period through the birth month.
Views: 755 CPHCE PHL
Mental Health in New York State: Changes & Challenges for Public Health
 
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Originally webcast on May 15, 2014 Speakers: Kelly Hansen Executive Director New York State Conference of Local Mental Hygiene Directors Glenn Liebman CEO Mental Health Association in New York State Persons suffering from mental illness, particularly those with a co-occurring substance use disorder or physical health co-morbidities, on average experience significantly worse health outcomes than their peers. In fact, a 20071 study found that people diagnosed with serious mental illness (SMI) died approximately 25 years earlier than the general population from largely preventable conditions, including cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, and diabetes. Medicaid Redesign, coupled with provisions of the Affordable Care Act, is creating the push to integrate behavioral health and physical health, improve coordination of care for clients and move the full Medicaid behavioral healthcare benefit into managed care. Simultaneously, New York State will be shifting from an institutional model of care to a community-based model, thus adding a level of complexity to an already demanding transition. For community-based service providers, this shift in both federal and State policies will have an impact on virtually every aspect of care in New York State, This webcast will provide an overview of the history of mental health treatment in New York State, discuss challenges in addressing mental health in the current system, illustrate how the shift in federal and state policy will impact community health providers and workers, and highlight successful approaches to addressing mental health at the community level.
Views: 613 CPHCE PHL
Human Trafficking: A Public Health Perspective on a Human Rights Issue
 
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Originally aired on November 21, 2013 Speakers: Lauren Pesso, LMSW, MPA Director of the Human Trafficking Program My Sisters' Place Christa M. Stewart, Esq. Coordinator, NYS Human Trafficking and Unaccompanied Children Programs Bureau of Refugee & Immigrant Assistance/OTDA Human trafficking has often been referred to as "modern day slavery." The Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 defines human trafficking as recruiting, abducting, facilitating, transferring, harboring, or transporting a person, by threat or use of force, fraud or coercion, for the purpose of subjecting that person to involuntary servitude, peonage, slavery, slave-like practices, commercial sex, or forced or bonded labor services. According to federal law, any person under the age of 18 years old induced to perform a commercial sex act is considered a victim of human trafficking, whether force, fraud or coercion are present or not.1 Victims of human trafficking often suffer from a variety of health issues including malnourishment, STIs and other gynecological issues, exposure to communicable diseases, chronic conditions including vision, back, hearing, and respiratory problems, dental issues, and a host of disorders related to psychological trauma. Unfortunately, victims of human trafficking frequently remain unnoticed or unassisted. This webcast will provide the public health workforce with an overview of human trafficking as well as insights on how to detect it and what actions to take if there is suspicion of trafficking. Further, this webcast will examine the myriad health implications of human trafficking and address additional concerns for special populations.
Views: 613 CPHCE PHL
Social Media: Changing Communication and Interventions in Public Health
 
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Originally broadcast on July 19, 2012 Speakers: Jennifer Manganello, PhD, MPH Associate Professor University at Albany School of Public Health John LaDuca, Director of Digital Communications New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Long Island City, NY This broadcast will introduce public health workers to the various social media tools that are available, the demographics that use these tools, and the benefits and drawbacks of using each of them. Speakers will discuss specific strategies they used and share both success stories in using social media, as well as important lessons learned in overcoming barriers, maximizing efficiency, and discovering the most effective way to use the available tools to impact public health outcomes.
Views: 1683 CPHCE PHL
Prevention Agenda 2013: A Blueprint for Community Action to Improve Health in New York State
 
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Originally webcast on March 28, 2013 Speakers: Jo Ivey Boufford, MD President The New York Academy of Medicine Sylvia Pirani, MPH Director, Office of Public Health Practice New York State Department of Health This supplemental Public Health Live features Jo Ivey Boufford, MD, President, The New York Academy of Medicine discussing the new Prevention Agenda 2013-2017 and will provide insight and build excitement around opportunities for communities, hospitals and local health departments to work together to leverage their data and coordinate their assessment efforts to eliminate disparities and improve health within their communities.
Views: 91 CPHCE PHL
Teen Pregnancy Prevention: Lessons Learned in NYS
 
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Originally broadcast March 15, 2012 Speakers: Kristine Mesler Associate Director Bureau of Maternal and Child Health NYS Department of Health Jane Levine Powers, PhD Project Director, ACT for Youth Center of Excellence Cornell University Adolescent pregnancy is a critical public health problem facing New York State, with 54.2 per 1,000 15 to 19 year old females becoming pregnant each year (2009 rate). Pregnancy at too early an age interrupts and disrupts normal adolescent development and often results in significant academic, social and economic costs for the mother, father and child. Since its peak in 1993, New York State has had a 43% decline in adolescent pregnancy rates. Despite this positive trend, New York State continues to have striking regional and racial/ethnic disparities in adolescent pregnancy rates. Pregnancy rates in New York City and other urban areas are at least double that of the rest of the state. Pregnancy rates are consistently almost three times higher for black and Hispanic adolescents than for white adolescents. Intensive public health efforts are necessary to engage hard to reach youth and all sectors of the community in addressing this issue. New York State Department of Health has implemented a comprehensive approach to prevention of teen pregnancy. This Public Health Live will highlight key elements of our approach including community based prevention programming, academic support for training and technical assistance, and health care provider training.
Views: 454 CPHCE PHL
Breastfeeding Grand Rounds 2013 It Takes A Village: Promoting Breastfeeding at the Community Level
 
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Originally webcast on Thursday, August 1, 2013 Speakers: Stephanie Sosnowski, BS, ICCE, IBCLC, RLC Mary Applegate, MD, MPH Ruth Lawrence, MD Breastfeeding is known to be the best source of infant nutrition and immunologic protection, and babies who are breastfed are less likely to become obese in later life and less likely to suffer from diabetes and asthma. Mothers, as well, receive benefits, with lower rates of breast and ovarian cancers. Although most mothers (75%) try to breastfeed, by three months post-partum, most have given up. Only about 17% of new mothers are breastfeeding by six months (Surgeon General, 2011). In 2011, the Surgeon General issued A Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding, describing specific steps that can be taken society-wide to support mothers and babies who are breastfeeding. This wider approach to breastfeeding support is believed to be effective in reducing disparities in breastfeeding rates among specific segments of the community. Community support can be crucial in: changing social norms to see breastfeeding as "normal;" overcoming embarrassment, lack of knowledge and lack of support from health care providers; and supporting lactating women who return to work. This program will highlight community-level actions to support successful lactation.
Views: 437 CPHCE PHL
Breaking the Fall: Community Injury Prevention Strategies for Older Adults
 
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Originally broadcast November 15, 2012 Speakers: Mary Gallant, PhD, MPH Professor of Health Policy, Management, and Behavior, University at Albany Jane E. Corrarino, PhD, RN Suffolk County Department of Health Services This broadcast will include experts in falls and injury prevention among older adults. They will provide information on the importance of falls as it relates to the overall health of older adults as well as a brief history of the work that has been done and advances that have been made in the last decade. In addition speakers will discuss their experiences participating in, reviewing, and overseeing falls prevention program, providing viewers with an overview of what works, and how it works. Finally, recognizing that there is still a need for significant advancements in this area, presenters will make recommendations as to how everyone can take steps to help reduce the incidence of falls among older adults.
Views: 771 CPHCE PHL
Collecting the Data: First Steps in Achieving Health Equity
 
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Originally webcast on October 17, 2013 Speakers: Nirav R. Shah, MD, MPH Commissioner, New York State Department of Health Marcia J. Wilson, PhD, MBA Deputy Director, Department of Health Policy, School of Public Health and Health Services, The George Washington University David Zingmond, MD, PhD Associate Professor In-Residence, Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Related Services Research, The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Steven M. Safyer, MD President and CEO, Montefiore Medical Center Dennis Whalen President, Healthcare Association of New York State Health disparities -- from access to care to health outcomes -- disproportionately affect a growing segment of our population. While recent reports show some progress in reducing health disparities, there is still much work to be done. As America becomes increasingly diverse, concrete strategies to address disparities are needed to prevent ever-widening gaps in healthcare and health outcomes. To improve the quality and equity of healthcare, there needs to be better, reliable and accurate disparity measures to assess the scope and types of disparities that exist. Improved collection of data will allow hospitals and facilities to improve their assessment and understanding of the problem at their hospital or facility, develop and implement quality improvement interventions targeted to specific patient populations, evaluate effectiveness of the interventions, and meet the challenge issued by the Institute of Medicine to reduce unequal healthcare. As such, it is imperative that hospital and facility leaders, providers and staff develop a system-wide strategy to improve and standardize the collection of racial, ethnic, and other disparities information. This webcast will address the rationale for, and challenges and successes of these data collection efforts, explain why hospitals, emergency rooms, and surgery centers are logical places for data collection, and provide a roadmap for how to begin making the changes necessary to succeed.
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Kicking Cancer Out of Your Community: Strategies for Cancer Prevention
 
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webcast on September 18, 2014 Speakers: Suzanne Kuon, MS Director of Cancer Control Policy Initiatives New York State Department of Health Bureau of Chronic Disease Control Glynnis S. Hunt, MS Public Health Education Coordinator Schenectady County Public Health Services Mary McFadden, CPH Supervising Public Health Educator Broome County Health Department Cancer prevention and control activities in the NYS Department of Health (NYSDOH) are guided by the 2012–2017 NYS Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan (the Plan) and the NYSDOH Prevention Agenda. Cancer prevention and early detection are priority goal areas of the Plan. The NYSDOH began supporting implementation of the Plan strategies specific to cancer prevention in January 2013 through two community demonstration projects. The overall aim of these projects is to mobilize communities to be supportive of strategies that focus on policy, system, and environmental (PSE) changes in order to reduce the risk of cancer among community residents. The demonstration project work plans are built around four key activities: 1) educating and engaging communities, 2) mobilizing and empowering communities, 3) engaging organizational decision makers, and 4) educating governmental decision makers. This program will highlight three cancer prevention initiatives implemented and evaluated by Schenectady County and Broome County. 1) Establishing a food-procurement policy that defines nutrition standards may help shape social norms by changing the eating habits of people working for or visiting a particular venue and support the NYSDOH’s obesity and cancer prevention efforts. The first initiative aims to increase access to nutritious foods by improving food-procurement standards within community-based organizations and one municipality. 2) Breastfeeding exclusively and for longer periods of time (at least 6 months) is linked to lower rates of childhood obesity and lower risks of breast and ovarian cancer in mothers who breastfeed. The second initiative aims to encourage pediatric, family and/or obstetric offices to adopt policies to promote breastfeeding over formula feeding. 3) A recent study found that employees with paid leave were more likely to undergo cancer screenings at recommended intervals. The third initiative aims to remove barriers for getting timely recommended cancer screenings by collaborating with a municipality to improve leave policies for municipal workers.
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Sugary Drinks: Why the Fuss and What You Can Do
 
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Originally broacast January 17, 2013 Speakers: Ian Brissette New York State Department of Health Melanie Shefchik, MA, CHES Rockland County Department of Health Sugary drinks, such as regular soda, sports drinks, fruit drinks, energy drinks and sweetened water, are the largest source of added sugar in the diets of Americans. During 2005-06, adults in the United States consumed, on average, about 46 gallons per year of sugary drinks. Increased consumption of sugary drinks is associated with obesity and being overweight as well as increased risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. This broadcast will discuss the health impact of excess sugary drink consumption, trends in consumption among children and adults in NYS and public opinion about sugary drink policies, and national and state strategies to reduce consumption.
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Crossroads: The Built Environment, Health and the New York State Prevention Agenda
 
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Webcast on November 20, 2014 9:00am - 10:00am EST Speakers: Nathan Graber, MD, MPH Director, Center for Environmental Health NYS Department of Health Karen Derusha, Principal Public Health Educator Clinton County Health Department Health Planning and Promotion Division It is becoming more and more evident that how the ‘built environment’ is designed and maintained can affect human health. The built environment includes homes, schools, workplaces, public and commercial buildings, transit systems, multi-use trails, roadways streetscapes and parks. Many health outcomes can be influenced by the built environment, including: heart disease, hypertension, stroke, Type-2 diabetes, asthma attacks, and injuries/falls. The New York State Department of Health highlighted the importance of the built environment in its 2013-2017 Prevention Agenda and identified several goals, objectives and interventions to the built environment to protect/enhance the health of New Yorkers. This webcast will describe the built environment goals in the New York State Prevention Agenda, how the built environment can affect health, and introduce some ways of assessing and changing the built environment. The webcast will highlight how Clinton County in New York State is implementing strategies to change the built environment to improve population based health outcomes.
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Setting Ourselves Up for Success: Extreme Weather, Climate and Health
 
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Webcast on July 18, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am ET Speaker: Nathan Graber, MD, MPH Director; Center for Environmental Health New York State Department of Health Although heat waves, heavy precipitation and coastal flooding are not new, their increasing frequency and severity have resulted in direct and indirect health impacts that challenge the resources of state, local and community public health professionals. Recognizing and responding to the public health consequences of climate require thoughtful planning, solid evidence, effective engagement, and meaningful interventions. This broadcast will focus on specific health risks from extreme weather events and changes in climate. It will highlight efforts to improve our understanding of the risks and the possible public health interventions. In addition, examples from New York State will showcase the role of public health partnerships to foster resiliency and adaptation.
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Prescription for Radon
 
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Originally webcast on September 19, 2013 Speakers: Paul A. Locke, MPH, DrPH Director, DrPH Program in Environmental Health Sciences Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Gloria Linnertz Radon Activist and Advocate The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that there will be more cancer deaths due to radon exposure than cancer deaths caused by other sources of environmental contamination. Lung cancer kills tens of thousands of Americans every year. Smoking, radon, and secondhand smoke are the leading causes of lung cancer. Although lung cancer can be treated, the survival rate is one of the lowest for those with cancer. From the time of diagnosis, between 11 and 15% of those afflicted with the disease live beyond five years, depending on demographic factors. In many cases lung cancer can be prevented; this is especially true for radon. Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers and overall, is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Radon is responsible for about 21,000 lung cancer deaths every year. In the past few years, Radon Leaders within the United States have been hosting forums specifically directed toward physicians and health professionals which have identified a gap in the awareness and knowledge of radon as a health risk throughout the professional medical community. These deficiencies in risk communication to patients can be improved and by promoting increased knowledge of health risk, can prompt increased awareness of radon in New York. The webcast will provide detailed information on the health risks of radon, the prevalence of radon in New York State, and how to appropriately communicate the risk of lung cancer due to radon to their patients.
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Learn the Signs. Act Early. The Importance of Developmental Screening
 
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Originally broadcast April 19, 2012 Speakers: Judith Lucas, MD Pediatrician, Behavioral Health Albany Medical Center Donna M. Noyes, PhD Associate Director for Clinical Policy, and Senior Project Director for the New York Early Intervention System, Bureau of Early Intervention This broadcast, will incorporate the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Learn the Signs. Act Early. (LTSAE) messages as well as NYS specific resources to increase awareness about LTSAE and importance of understanding developmental milestones and making appropriate and timely referrals when there is a concern. The broadcast will also highlight resources in New York State. Parents and professionals tend to frame healthy development of children in terms of height, weight, and language acquisition. Despite the fact that the American Academy of Pediatrics has recommended universal screening for development and for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) since 2006, the majority of children are not being screened by standardized screening tools. In addition to screening, when a concern is raised, parents and professionals are not aware of the importance of early intervention or the availability of resources. The broadcast will highlight information about ASD and general developmental screening, including many free resources available for parents to better understand their child's development through the age of five years old, as well as materials to help parents talk with their child's health care provider about any concerns. For professionals, the broadcast will highlight the importance of routine developmental screening and resources for them and parents with whom they work.
Views: 384 CPHCE PHL
iChoose600® - Helping People Order Fewer Calories at Fast Food Chains
 
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Originally broadcast on April 18, 2013 Speakers: Ann Lowenfels, MPH in Health Education New York State Department of Health Theresa Cohen Nutrition Policy Coordinator NYS Department of Health Posting calorie counts on menus in chain restaurants has emerged as a strategy to address obesity since people are eating out more often and eating more when they eat out. Legislation requiring chain restaurants to post calorie information has been passed in some municipalities and at the federal level. To be meaningful, the posted calories require a context, i.e., how many calories people need per meal or per day. iChoose600® was developed to provide chain restaurant patrons with that context -- a 600 calorie target for meals eaten out. This broadcast will describe the formative research, campaign strategies, and evaluation results.
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Prediabetes: How Healthcare Providers Can Take Action
 
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Webcast on January 15, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am ET Speaker: Jill M. Abelseth, MD, FACE Director, Capital Region Diabetes and Endocrine Care, St. Peter's Health Partners We are facing an alarming health crisis in New York State. Thirty percent (30%) of adults in New York State have prediabetes and only 5.5% are aware of their status. Multiple studies have shown that diabetes can be prevented if it is diagnosed at the prediabetes stage. This is a window of opportunity for healthcare providers. Healthcare providers MUST diagnose prediabetes and be influential messengers about the fact that diabetes is preventable. Prediabetes: How Healthcare Providers Can Take Action will provide critical information on diagnosing prediabetes, working effectively with patients, and understanding evidence-based treatments and lifestyle change programs available in your community.
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Teens & Taboo: A Look at Prevalence and Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Infections
 
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Webcast on August 15, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am ET Speakers: Audrie MacDuff Sexuality Educator & Teen View Co-Advisor, Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson Rob Curry, M.S. Ed. Sexual Health Care Consultant and Trainer Sexual health is an often taboo and untouched topic of conversation, which leads to misunderstanding and lack of education amongst young people today. According to the American Sexual Health Association, one in four teenagers will contract a sexually transmitted infection (STI) each year. Despite the fact that STIs are preventable, prevalence rates are ever-increasing and can have a lifelong impact on those infected. This broadcast will explore current trends in sexually transmitted infections on both a national and local level and will increase participant's knowledge of issues in adolescent sexual health. It will highlight prevention methods, as well as the impact of sexuality education in public schools. In addition, this program will take a culturally competent look at education and diversity, and examine how lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) youth are often marginalized and excluded from conversations regarding sexual health.
Views: 2811 CPHCE PHL
School Meals: An Integral Part of the School Day
 
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Webcast on January 16, 2014 Speakers: Margo G. Wootan, D.Sc. Director, Nutrition Policy Center for Science in the Public Interest Jessica L. Pino, LMSW Child Nutrition Programs Specialist Hunger Solutions New York The school nutrition landscape is changing rapidly. There are new USDA regulations from the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 that are translating into more healthful foods and better learning environments through changes in foods offered in cafeterias, vending machines, school stores, and fundraising. At the same time, there are more opportunities for schools participating in National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs, including options for offering breakfast and for enrolling students in programs in high need districts. Presenters from education and health will discuss school nutrition and academic achievement, the changes brought by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, and the expanded options for providing school meals.
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HIV Testing Update: New Regulations & Strategies from the Field
 
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Originally broadcast on May 17, 2012 Opening Remarks: Daniel O'Connell, Deputy Director HIV, STD, and Hepatitis C Prevention and Epidemiology, AIDS Institute, NYS DOH Speakers: Daniel J. Egan, MD, FACEP Associate Program Director Emergency Medicine Residency and Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center Debbie Lester, LMSW Director of Urban Health Plan's Institute for the Advancement of Community Health, Urban Health Plan Inc. Carrin Schottler-Thal, MD Section Head, Division of General Pediatrics, Albany Medical Center, General Pediatric Group This webcast will provide updated information about New York State public health law and regulations that mandate the offering of HIV testing to all patients 13 to 64 years old receiving hospital or primary care services, with some limitations. New York State Department of Health staff will review regulations that went into effect in March of 2012 and health care providers from clinical settings will share real-life experiences implementing the regulations.
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Engaging and Activating Patients for Better Health
 
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Originally broadcast February 16, 2012 Speaker: Lisa Ferretti, LMSW Public Service Professor and Co-Director Center for Excellence in Aging & Community Wellness New York State Chronic Disease Self-Management Program Quality and Technical Assistance Center University at Albany School of Social Welfare The CDSMP was originally introduced in the 2008 Public Health Live broadcast, "Who, What, When and How: Implementing the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program in Your Community." Fundamentals of the program, including its evidence base and the essentials of delivery and fidelity were introduced; this broadcast will go beyond implementation basics. The existing capacity and infrastructure of programming in New York State will be described, and awareness of the CDSMP as a resource to individuals and health care providers will be raised. The broadcast will illustrate the value of the CDSMP as a community-based self-management intervention that health care providers can easily recommend so their patients are able to develop the self-efficacy and skills needed to manage their chronic conditions on a day-to-day basis.
Views: 289 CPHCE PHL
Dental Health in New York State Children: A Way to Keep Kids Smiling
 
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Originally webcast on October 16, 2014 Speakers: Jayanth Kumar, DDS, MPH Director, Bureau of Dental Health, New York State Department of Health Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University at Albany Bridget Walsh Senior Policy Associate, Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy A healthy mouth is an essential component of a child’s overall well-being. A recent report issued by the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy observed that far too many New Yorkers suffer from dental pain and the burden of high dental treatment costs. Tooth decay is preventable but a New York State survey of school children found that approximately 44% of children had experienced tooth decay by 3rd grade and about 22% had untreated tooth decay. If untreated, the consequences can be painful infection which could lead to life-threatening conditions. Children with dental pain have difficulty gaining weight and concentrating in class rooms. Recent studies show that children with poor dental health are three times more likely to miss classes and more likely to have a lower grade-point average than their healthy peers. The New York State Department of Health highlighted the importance of oral health in its 2013-2017 Prevention Agenda and identified the reduction of tooth decay in children as one of its goals. It has identified community level interventions such as water fluoridation and school-based programs for their expansion, and provided a blue print for public health action. Many public health groups are mobilizing collaborative initiatives to enhance prevention, awareness, and access to services for individuals and communities. This webcast will describe the burden of dental disease in children, explain the goals, objectives and performance measures, and discuss the initiatives for individuals and communities that are being promoted in New York State.
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QCThink Fresh
 
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QCTV & Obesity
 
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Sodium Savvy - Salient Public Health Solutions
 
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Originally webcast on March 21, 2013 Speakers: Julie M. Tucker, RD, CDN, SNS Registered Dietitian Rock on CafeTM Broome Tioga BOCES Food Services June Schuldt, RN, BSN Project Coordinator Schenectady County Public Health Services Salt is a hidden public health problem. It's ubiquitous in large amounts in the food supply. Most of the salt people consume is in restaurant and processed foods. In excess, salt can increase blood pressure and risk of heart attack and stroke. This broadcast will discuss the health consequences of excess salt consumption, the consumption targets, and strategies to reduce sodium in restaurants, schools and senior meals.
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QCOsteo Exercise
 
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QCWalk To School
 
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Dementia Update: A New National Plan for Alzheimer's Disease Research, Care and Services
 
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Originally broadcast on June 21, 2012 Speaker: David P. Hoffman M.Ed. C.C.E. Bureau Director Office of Health Insurance Programs State of New York, Department of Health The World Health Organization reported in April that dementia (Alzheimer's is the most common type) is a worldwide public health crisis, and no nation is prepared. There have been significant developments in research, and results differ with commonly held former beliefs. This broadcast will provide participants with a working knowledge of key facts regarding the burden of Alzheimer's Disease; an overview of the new National Action Plan to Address Alzheimer's Disease; and the evidence-base for early detection and caregiver supports.
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