Webinar: Healthcare Reform Efforts: Applying a Health Equity and Social Justice Lens

This webinar is presented by the American Nurses Association Massachusetts and the College of Nursing at UMass Amherst. It will take place on Thursday, September 24, 2020 from 9:30am – 11:30am. Click here to register

Featured Speakers
Raeann LeBlanc, PhD, DNP, is the Seedworks Endowed Clinical Assistant Professor for Social Justice in the College of Nursing, UMass/Amherst. In this role, Raeann works with nursing students and community members to advance the nursing value and impact of social justice and health equity in the Commonwealth and beyond.

Christine Schrauf, PhD, RN, MBA is an active member of the American Nurses Association-Massachusetts Health Policy Committee and actively participates in state legislative advocacy.   Christine is also an adjunct faculty member at Elms College in Chicopee, MA where she teaches health policy and ethics to graduate nursing students.

MassCPR July Public Briefing

The Massachusetts Consortium on Pathogen Readiness presents its July 2020 virtual Public Briefing on Vaccines: The Ultimate Quest in COVID-19, taking place on Tuesday, July 28 from 12:00pm – 1:30pm ET.

Researchers and physician-scientists from the Harvard Medical School-led Massachusetts Consortium on Pathogen Readiness will discuss vaccine design, the latest vaccine development efforts, updates on next steps, and clinical trials underway and others expected to launch soon. The presentations will be followed by a question-and-answer session. Click here to register for the webinar and for further details.

Learn About Careers in Nursing Research: Panel Discussion

On July 10, 2020 at 2:00pm EDT, the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education will hold a panel on careers in nursing research. Attendees will hear about the many career opportunities open to nurses with PhDs and learn how nurses ask research questions which are person-centered and patient-focused.

Featured NINR speakers include:

  • Dr. Patrica Brennan, RN, PhD, Director, National Library of Medicine and Adjunct Investigator, NINR Advanced Visualization Branch
  • Dr. Leorey Saligan, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAAN, Acting Chief, Symptom Science Management
  • Dr. Paule V. Joseph, PhD, MS, FNP-BC, RN, CTN-B, Lasker Clinical Research Scholar

Click here to learn more and for online meeting information

NINR Artificial Intelligence Virtual Boot Camp

Registration for NINR’s Artificial Intelligence Boot Camp is now open. The Boot Camp will take place August 3-6, 2020 and will be held virtually. It will explore the impact that Artificial Intelligence has in the evolving healthcare environment, and overall efforts to improve the quality of care for patients and families. Graduate students, faculty, and clinicians are encouraged to attend.

Click here to register.

Anti-Racism: Moving to Action. A Conversation with Dr. Camara Phyliss Jones

Date: July 7, 2020

Time: 4:00pm ET

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This event will take place via Zoom

Join the Office of Organizational Culture, Inclusion & Equity at Simmons University and MPH Health Equity for a conversation with Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones on activism, systematic oppression and next steps.

Camara Phyllis Jones, MD, MPH, PhD is a 2019-2020 Radcliffe Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. She is a Past President of the American Public Health Association (2015-2016) and a Senior Fellow at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute and the Cardiovascular Research Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Jones is a family physician and epidemiologist whose work focuses on the impacts of racism on the health and well-being of the nation. She seeks to broaden the national health debate to include not only universal access to high quality health care, but also attention to the social determinants of health (including poverty) and the social determinants of equity (including racism).

Community Forum: Moving Towards a Racially Just and Equitable Health Research Enterprise

Date: Thursday, July, 2

Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm via Zoom

To sign up, please fill out this form: https://bit.ly/37Sahaa

This Community Forum will include three short presentations that explore pathways to more racially just and equitable research practice by examining systematic/structural racism in research.

Presentations will focus on recommendations for next steps, followed by a facilitated discussion guided by the question: How can we transform research, with consideration for past and present experiences of racism and marginalization, towards an equitable, healthy, and safe future for everyone?

Moving Health Equity Forward in White Dominant Spaces Workshop

Date: Tuesday, June 30

Time: 12:30pm – 3:00pm

Register at https://tinyurl.com/ForHEWD

Addressing health equity in white dominant spaces presents three specific challenges: understanding the status quo, raising the profile of the problem, and motivating action.
This workshop will focus on building an understanding of the issues involved and the opportunities related to making advances in health equity in white dominant spaces.

Understanding Health and Racial Equity Workshop

Date: Tuesday, June 30

Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm

Register at https://tinyurl.com/PVHRE

This workshop for Pioneer Valley organizations, agencies, collaboratives, and town, city and county departments will examine health and racial equity with an action framework toward real change at the community level. Using real life examples, participants will explore strategies, ally (accomplice) development and upstream policy, systems and environmental change.

NINR Workshop – Genomic Response to the Social Environment: Implications for Health Outcomes

NINR will host this workshop on Wednesday, June 24 at 10:00am EDT. The event is open to the public and registration is not required.

While it is long recognized that the social environment can influence the risk, manifestation, and trajectory of disease and associated symptoms, the underlying biological mechanisms remain understudied. This trans-disciplinary event will address the relationship among genomics (epigenomics, gene expression, microbiome, telomeres); social environmental factors; and health outcomes across populations, conditions, and the lifespan.

The full agenda and the link to the NIH videocast can be viewed here.

Challenges & Opportunities in Implementing Medication-Based Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in Rural and Mid-Sized County Jails

Date: Monday, June 29, 12:00pm-1:30pm

The O’Neill Institute’s Addiction and Public Policy Initiative, housed at Georgetown University Law Center, presents the above webinar featuring Franklin County MA Sheriff Christopher Donelan; Franklin County House of Corrections Medical Director, Ruth Potee, MD, and Brandon George, Indiana Addiction Issues Coalition. This virtual event will provide a deep dive into the challenges rural and mid-sized counties face in implementing medication-based treatment, as well as opportunities for reform. This interactive session will provide opportunities for state and county leadership to engage with experienced experts from the field on developing successful models, overcoming implementation hurdles, identifying funding, and successful approaches to training and buy-in.

This event is part of the O’Neill Institute’s Applying the Evidence roundtable series that will highlight best practices, challenges, and opportunities in implementing medication-based treatment in correctional facilities. Information on the other roundtables in the series and registration information can be found here.