CONFERENCE OUTLINE

November 10: Health Haves, Health Nots in a Time of COVID-19

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the impact of COVID-19 on health equity of populations in VT and NH. 
  2. Understand the causes of COVID-19 related health disparities in our populations.  
  3. Explain why clinical care and public health approaches must be aligned and coordinated to control disease. 
  4. Explore how clinical care and public health partners can work together more effectively to improve health equity.

Keynote: Health Haves, Health Nots in a Time of COVID-19: Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH, Dean and Robert A. Knox Professor at Boston University School of Public Health 

Panel: Health Haves and Have Nots During COVID-19 in NH and VT

Mark Levine, MD, Vermont Commissioner of Health; Bobbie D. Bagley, MS, MPH, RN, CPH, City of Nashua Division of Public Health and Community Services; Fay F. Homan, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Community and Family Medicine; Elizabeth A. Talbot, MD, Infectious Disease and International Health; Moderator: Dottie Morris, PhD, Keene State College

Breakout Session #1: Equity in COVID-19 Prevention

Brendan Nyhan, PhD, Professor, Department of Government, Dartmouth College; Elizabeth A. Talbot, MD, Infectious Disease and International Health; Tracy Doland; Moderator: Dr. Matthew Mackwood

Breakout Session #2: Equity in Data: Does Data Collection Perpetuate Disparities?

Kirsten Durzy, MPH, New Hampshire Division of Public Health Bureau of Infectious Disease Control; Andrew Loehrer, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Assistant Professor of the Dartmouth Institute, Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine; Veronica Fialkowski, MPH, Surveillance Epidemiologist, Vermont Department of Health

November 17: The Link between Health, Wealth, and Equity: The Economic Impacts of COVID-19 on the People of NH and VT

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand employment and income as a social determinant of health
  2. Identify economic impacts of COVID-19 and the populations that have been most affected
  3. Review the current state and future predictions for the economies of NH and VT
  4. Connect with the NH and VT organizations and programs that are creatively responding to the economic challenges of COVID-19

Keynote: The Link between Health, Wealth, and Equity: The Economic Impacts of COVID-19 on the People of NH and VT: Jessica Santos, PhD, Director of Community Engaged Research, Institute on Assets and Social Policy, Brandeis University

Panel: Economic Impacts of COVID-19 and State Responses

Phil Sletten, Senior Policy Analyst, New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute; Catherine Davis, Executive Vice President, Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce; Moderator: Jessica Santos, PhD

Breakout Session #1: Creating Virtual Learning Communities to Support Workplace Health during COVID-19: The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Project ECHO Experience

Seddon Savage, MD, MS; Matthew S. McKenney, Workforce Development Leader, Human Resources, Hypertherm; Moderator: Gail Tudor, PhD, Associate Dean of Health Professions, Southern New Hampshire University

Breakout Session #2: Creative Community Responses to Employee Childcare Challenges  

Rebecca Woitkowski, Esq., Kids Count Policy Coordinator, New Futures; Aly Richards, CEO, Let’s Grow Kids; Moderator: Angie M. Raymond Leduc, MBA, CPS, Senior Community Partnership Coordinator, Dartmouth-Hitchcock 

November 19: Food and Housing Insecurity in the Wake of COVID-19: Old Problems, New Opportunities?

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the challenges and opportunities brought about by the COVID-19 Pandemic related to social determinants of health including food insecurity and housing
  2. Learn about innovative and promising solutions to address food insecurity and housing and homelessness in New Hampshire and Vermont
  3. Explore how racism impacts disparities around housing, homelessness and food insecurity in New Hampshire and Vermont 

Keynote: Food and Housing Insecurity in the Wake of COVID-19: Old Problems, New Opportunities? Kerri McGowan Lowrey, J.D., M.P.H., Deputy Director and Director for Grants & Research for the Network for Public Health Law, Eastern Region, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law  

Panel: States Stepping Up to Address Housing and Food Insecurity: NH and VT Approaches during the Pandemic 

Eileen Groll Liponis, Executive Director, New Hampshire Food Bank; Ben Frost, Managing Director, Policy & Public Affairs, New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority; Farryl Bertmann, PhD, RD, CD, Department of Nutrition & Food Sciences, University of Vermont; Tamira Martel, Corporate and Foundations Relationship Manager, Committee on Temporary Shelter, Burlington, Vermont; Moderator: Kerri Lowery, J.D., M.P.H., Deputy Director and Director for Grants & Research for the Network for Public Health Law, Eastern Region, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law  

Breakout Session #1: Closer to Home: Local Initiatives to Keep Families in Safe and Secure Housing as the Pandemic Progresses

Sarah Wrightsman, Executive Director, Workforce Housing Coalition of the Greater Seacoast; Sandrine Kibuey, Director, Mobile Home Program/Vermont Tenants, Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity; Moderator: Ben Frost, Managing Director, Policy & Public Affairs, New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority

Breakout Session #2: Keeping Food on the Table: Community Collaborations to Meet COVID-19 Food Insecurity Challenges

Lyndsey Haight, Executive Director, Our Neighbors’ Table, Amesbury, Massachusetts; Michael Apfelberg, President, United Way of Greater Nashua ; John Sayles, CEO, Vermont Foodbank; Moderator: Chelsey Canavan, MSPH, Senior Community Health Partnership Coordinator, Dartmouth-Hitchcock

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Introduction/welcome/technology overview (presented by sponsor): 9:00 - 9:10

Keynote: 9:10 - 9:50

Questions: 9:50 - 10:00

Panel: 10:00 - 10:50 (including Q & A)

Break: 10:50 - 11:00

Breakout Sessions: 11:00 - 12:00 p.m.

CME AND CEU INFORMATION

Nurses: Southern NH AHEC is an Approved Provider of continuing nursing education by the Northeast Multistate Division (NE-MSD), an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 6.75 contact hours (2.25 per session). Activity Number: 1351

Physicians: The Southern NH Area Health Education Center, accredited by the NH Medical Society, designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

For all other health professionals: 6.75 hours (2.25 per session)

NHPHA regrets that it cannot offer refunds for this event.

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