Tag: Health Equity

Congrats to Our Students!

NEPHTC offers our Health Equity Stipend Program to provide exceptional students with opportunities to apply their acquired knowledge and skills in a public health practice setting working with a medically underserved area/population. Every year, we aim to reach students of all backgrounds from different areas, and this year we are happy to report that we have student representation […]

27 Students Across New England Receive Stipends for Public Health Work in Underserved Communities

27 students, distributed across New England, completed field placements and received stipends from HRSA for working in agencies to serve underserved communities, while building competency as part of the future public health workforce. “We worked really hard each year on distributing placements evenly across New England,” says Maurine Crouch, Manager of Field Placements for NEPHTC, […]

5/24 Homelessness, Housing and Community Solutions

Tuesday, May 24th 2022 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST   Description: This webinar will describe the intersection between homelessness and housing and public health and health outcomes. It will discuss how housing is a social determinant of health and identify local solutions to ending homelessness.   Learning Objectives: Describe what homelessness looks like in […]

CDC Responds to Professors’ Call for Permanent Assessment of Racial Discrimination in Pregnancy Survey

NEPTHC is happy to share this article about faculty impact from BUSPH’s Department of Community Health Sciences, the home of NEPHTC. The article describes the CDC’s response to a commentary co-authored by Joanna Almeida, Associate Professor of Social Work at Simmons University, and our colleague Candice Belanoff, Clinical Associate Professor of CHS. The commentary, published last spring […]

PHTC Student Field Placement Program By the Numbers

NEPHTC thanks our colleagues at Region 4 PHTC (Emory and University of Alabama) for putting together this data on the PHTC Student Field Placement Program. These data show that the PHTCs, a HRSA-funded program providing public health workforce development, collectively placed 693 students from July 1, 2018 to June 30,21.  74% of students worked on […]

New Video Series: How Do We Train for Health Equity?

See the highlights of a joint NEPHTC (Public Health) Advisory Committee, SHIELD (School Health) Advisory Committee meeting in which met with community partners to learn and consider “How Do We Train for Health Equity?” Leading the training was Jacques Colon, Health Equity Coordinator of the Tacoma-Pierce Health Department in Washington. Jacques provides an overview of […]

How Do We Train for Health Equity? Lessons from Health Equity Coordinator, Tacoma, WA

New video series! NEPHTC is delighted that videos and handouts from our visit from Jacques Colon, Health Equity Coordinator from the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department are now available to our NEPHTC training community. Learn how this leading health department trained to integrate health equity into its programming and planning. To register to watch the videos […]

Improvement: 86% of NEPHTC Interns Worked on Medically Undeserved Projects

Wrapping up the year, NEPHTC is reflecting on the important public health practical experiences we get to offer graduate students in the form of internships. We were happy to see in our data from last year 86% of student placements were with medically underserved populations or in medically underserved communities. This is an improvement from […]

Storytelling for Public Health Advocacy November 2 and November 28 in Connecticut

There are two opportunities in November to attend a live 3.5 hour free workshop with Health Equity Solutions.  This workshop may be particularly helpful if you are looking to improve your persuasive communication skills or your organization is required to meet CLAS standards. Session options: 8:30am-12:00pm, November 2, 2018, Room 110, Birdseye Municipal Complex, 468 […]