Workforce Development Events

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Upcoming Events

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Past Events

Practicum: Systems Thinking Training: Using Systems Thinking to Address the Social Determinants of Health

When: Tuesday, June 25, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: NH Audubon McLane Center, 84 Silk Farm Road, Concord

Details: This event is co-sponsored with the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services, and the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps. This day-long practicum is specifically designed for regional public networks to learn to apply systems thinking to address social determinants of health in their communities. Networks are encouraged to attend in teams of at least 3 community members and focus on a social determinant that is a priority for them (transportation, food insecurity, homelessness, education, etc.).

Expert trainer Julia Ross (principle at Ross & Co.) will share the basics of systems thinking to enable teams to consider the underlying causes that may be standing in the way of making traction on complex issues. Teams will have time to work together to have these conversations with coaching from Julia.

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Participants worked on an exercise given by expert trainer Julia Ross during our systems thinking training.

Fundraiser/Networking Event: Fundraise with NHPHA During NH Gives!

When: Wednesday, June 12, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: online and/or at NHPHA, 4 Park St., Suite 403, Concord

Details: With volunteers' help, we raised over 66% of our 2019 goal! We spent this official day of 2019 NH Gives reaching out to our individual contacts via email, social media, and phone. Coffee and food were provided. We asked volunteers to participate in a Facebook live event to generate and maintain interest during this important day of giving. All donations this year went toward our workforce development program and its associated activities. We thank everyone who participated and donated for their support and generosity!

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Volunteers came to the NHPHA office for fundraising and pizza on the day of NH Gives 2019. We raised 66% of our goal!

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Training: Persuasive Public Health Messaging Workshop

This practical, hands-on marketing workshop for public health teams was hosted by NHPHA in March 2019 and led by brand strategy expert Michele Levy. The workshop is designed to help teams develop clear, concise, compelling messaging for a specific public health program or project. Crafting your public health message can help in writing to funders, talking with colleagues and explaining your work to decision-makers such as selectman or legislators. Through a combination of presentation, breakout working sessions, and discussion, participating teams draft an elevator pitch, supporting points, and audience messaging for their chosen program or project.

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Michele Levy presented to participants during the persuasive messaging workshop.

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Participants were encouraged to share their personal "elevator speeches" with each other at the beginning of the workshop.

Training: Lobbying and Advocacy

What can you do as a nonprofit or public health official? What are the legal sources of lobbying restrictions? What is the difference between advocacy, direct lobbying, and grassroots lobbying? Learn the answers to these and other sometimes confusing questions through our Lobbying and Advocacy training. 

NHPHA co-hosted this event with presenters Kate Frey and Aly McKnight from New Futures as well as speaker Kerri McGowan Lowrey from the Network for Public Health Law’s Eastern Region at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law.

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Webinar: Exploring Social Determinants of Health: From Data to Action to Advance Equity: New Hampshire and National Approaches

  • We know good health goes beyond medical care and is influenced by economic opportunity, affordable housing, and quality education - all factors that communities can transform. These "social determinants of health" are the focus of this webinar from May 2018, using data and evidence from the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps to learn how to strengthen community efforts to improve health outcomes.
  • In addition, learn how Carroll County Coalition for Public Health's health partners are mobilizing community-wide approaches to address housing and transportation challenges in order to affect the conditions in which all people can be healthy.
  • Also hear about Cheshire Medical Center's Prescribe for Health Program that uses provider referrals to Population Health Workers to more effectively connect patients to the community-based supports that will make healthier choices the easier choices, especially for those with chronic disease who are also socio-economically disadvantaged. Hear how the Monadnock Living Wage Work Group is working with area businesses to pledge to pay an entry wage equivalent of $15 by 2020. 
  • Click here to view the webinar.