News and Events

Have something to add in a future newsletter? We want to hear about and possibly feature the work that you are doing to advance the field of health education and health promotion. We also would be happy to share about trainings, webinars, internships and job openings. Email us!

Words from our Chair:

It’s an honor to serve as your Chair this year. As I shared at the last business meeting at APHA, I have three priority areas for the section for this year:

  1. Encourage linkages with other Sections – This was outlined in my platform when I threw my hat into the ring last year. Even more important now!  We all need to be excellent health educators right now, so the more linkages the better!
  2. Move the norm on how we communicate with communities that we serve, in two ways: 1) Practice cultural humility; and 2) Offer the Same Time Access to Everyone (STATE) as coined by my colleagues at U of MT to set a standard to share information in accessible manner.
  3. Practice self-care. We need to hold each other up right now as it is a tricky time to be a public health practitioner. We’ll share self-care tips and strategies with each other throughout the year as part of this newsletter!

Your PHEHP membership is what you make of it. This is such an important time to be a public health practitioner so I encourage you to get involved as much as you are able. We’re rooting for you and thank you for what you do each and every day! Happy Thanksgiving! Please stay safe at home.

Onward, 

Adriane K. Griffen, PHEHP Chair ’20-‘21

PHEHP online presence:

PHEHP Leadership Meetings – Join us!
Want to get more involved with PHEHP? We meet every 3rd Thursday of the month at 1pmET, so mark your calendars so you can join us. This will be the Zoom meeting link that we use for our PHEHP Leadership meetings throughout the year.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://apha.zoom.us/j/91246016119?pwd=akxkb3ZnZExmTnN1NmpIYkhHZGFaUT09

Meeting ID: 912 4601 6119

Passcode: 437542

Our next meeting is 1 p.m. ET on Dec. 17. “See” you there!

Dismantling racism is a public health priority – Share your video statement

Join the PHEHP Section's efforts to create a video montage by sharing your views in a 2-minute video statement. Add your voice as we strive to dismantle racism together. You can submit video statements to phehpequityvideo@gmail.com.

Happy Thanksgiving – Stay Safe at Home

As cases continue to increase rapidly across the United States, the safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving is to celebrate at home with the people you live with. Gatherings with family and friends who do not live with you can increase the chances of getting or spreading  or the flu. Visit CDC’s Celebrating Thanksgiving webpage for more information and health education messaging.

Communications for All

Successful Communication with People with Disabilities
Federal law requires covered entities—like COVID-19 testing centers and other medical facilities—to ensure their staff communicate effectively with people with disabilities. There are many types of disabilities—some visible, some invisible—and each individual person has their own unique needs and preferences. Check out communication resources like the Successful Communication with People with Disabilities factsheet in the Public Health is for Everyone toolkit.

National Center for Cultural Competence

The Georgetown University National Center for Cultural Competence (NCCC) provides national leadership and contributes to the body of knowledge on cultural and linguistic competency within systems and organizations. Major emphasis is placed on translating evidence into policy and practice for programs and personnel concerned with health and mental health care delivery, administration, education and advocacy. Learn more at https://nccc.georgetown.edu/index.php.

Welcome to the Public Health Education and Health Promotion (PHEHP) Section! We are excited to have you in our Section and want you to feel at home here. There are multiple ways to get involved in our Section and various committees to join. If you feel like there is something you want to do in our Section and don’t see it as an option yet, let us know and we’d love to see how we can make your idea a reality!

Membership Moment

New Online Gestational Diabetes Training
A research team at Washington University in St. Louis has collaborated with a local Federally Qualified Health Center to develop training modules on gestational diabetes. There are four interactive online modules, ranging from 40 minutes to 1 hour each. The modules are eligible for nursing continuing education credit. Module topics include: 1) GDM disease, diagnosis, and complications; 2) nutrition and physical activity management; 3) monitoring, medications, and avoiding hypoglycemia; and 4) future diabetes risk and prevention. These modules are intended to educate healthcare workers and trainees in the care and support of women with gestational diabetes. As these are newly developed modules, the research team hopes to study their effectiveness, and there is an optional research study. The research component involves completing de-identified pre-training and post-training surveys that should take no more than 20 minutes each. Individuals completing the research component are eligible to enter a drawing to win a $40 Visa gift card. The website to access the training is https://sites.wustl.edu/gdmtraining/.

Self-Care

Insight and Inspiration Series
Join nationally recognized thought leaders, authors, and strategic thinkers for insight and inspiration to motivate and advance your leadership amid the COVID-19 response. Sessions are 45-minutes and open to public health professionals at the local, state, or federal levels looking to ground themselves and their leadership in the midst of our national public health response. Recordings for the sessions are available at: https://www.astho.org/Events/Insight-and-Inspiration-Series/.

How Can You Get Involved with PHEHP?

  • Join the monthly Section business meeting (contact: secretary.phehp@gmail.com)
  • Join a PHEHP committee or workgroup.
  • Take part in daily conversations on APHA Connect.
  • Participate in networking events.
  • Create a local social in your area for PHEHP students, early career professionals, and other public health professionals (contact: PHEHPmembership4@gmail.com)
  • Submit information you want to share with other PHEHP members for the Section's News & Events page
  • Take on a leadership position (contact the PHEHP Section Chair)
  • Please contact us at phehpmembership4@gmail.com with your interest and we will help you get connected for next steps. Hope to talk to you soon!