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Recorded Webinars

Maternal and Infant Health Center of Excellence (MIH-COE) Introduction

Description: Overall COE goal is to support the NYSDOH’s efforts to promote a standard of excellence among programs funded statewide through the Maternal and Infant Health Initiative. 
Part 1: Training, Technical Assistance and Evaluation (University of Rochester, Dept of PHS)
Part 2: Development, Maintenance and Management of a Data Management Information System (SUNY Albany)

Link: Maternal and Infant Health Center of Excellence Introduction

Trauma Informed Care and the Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Development

Presenters: Drs. Jody Todd Manly and Robin Sturm
Description: This webinar will present information on the impact of trauma on health and development and on ways in which using a trauma lens can help us connect more sensitively to create partnerships in our work to improve the lives of children and families.  Results from studies on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) will be shared, and how this information has increased awareness of the impact of trauma.  We will discuss why and how providers and organizations can become more trauma-informed and how a trauma-informed approach can improve resilience for the families we serve.
Target Audience: All staff

Link: Trauma Informed Care and the Impact of ACES on Development

Additional Resource: SAMHSA Depression Toolkit

Baby blues and maternal depression: Is there a silver lining?

Presenters: Drs. Jody Todd Manly and Robin Sturm
Description: This webinar will present information on maternal depression and explore ways to identify symptoms, provide education around these symptoms and discuss strategies to know how to support and talk to clients who may be struggling with these feelings.  Information from the SAMHSA toolkit for family service providers entitled “Depression in Mothers: More than the Blues” will be shared, and how this information has increased awareness of the impact of maternal depression on families.
Target Audience: All staff

Link: Baby blues and maternal depression Is there a silver lining

Healthy Moms & Healthy Babies: an update on Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) in pregnancy

Presenter: Dr. Amy Harrington
Description: Prenatal care and the prevention, detection and treatment of disease are all components of maximizing healthy pregnancy outcomes.  Sexually transmitted infections not only can affect the health and long-term wellbeing of the mom, but can also cause potentially life long harm to the baby.  This course will review the most common STIs, including the Zika virus, their impact on pregnancy, & preventative measures.
Target Audience: All staff

Link: Healthy Moms & Healthy Babies: an update on Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) in pregnancy

Additional Resource: STI Conversation Starters

Strategies for Promoting Health Equity in Maternal and Infant Health

Presenter: Amina Alio, PhD
Description: The goal of this webinar is to define health equity in relation to health disparities in maternal and infant health.  We will discuss how social determinants of health impact health and contribute to inequity in maternal and infant health outcomes.  Addressing these social determinants of health is an important step to promoting health equity for women of childbearing age at the different reproductive life stages.  This webinar will present various strategies and resources to promote health equity and reduce racial, ethnic and economic health disparities for women of childbearing age.
Target Audience: Program Directors, Managers, Supervisors

Link: Strategies for Promoting Health Equity in Maternal and Infant Health

Cross-Sector Collaboration Models - How to strengthen your partnership and nurture partnership synergy

(Systems Building Webinar Series - 1 of 3)

Presenter: Kristen Hassmiller Lich, PhD, MHSA
Description: In this webinar, we will introduce leading models, frameworks and principles for effective cross-sector collaboration from the peer-reviewed literature that are relevant to your work. We will describe the variety of objectives motivating alternate approaches, and when possible will provide evidence about which characteristics or features of a partnership matter most in terms of advancing the group’s learning, action, and impact.
Target Audience: Program Directors, Managers, Supervisors

Link: Cross-sector collaboration models

What to put on the agenda for cross-sector collaboration: Processes and activities to advance your system building work

(Systems Building Webinar Series - 2 of 3)

Presenter: Kristen Hassmiller Lich, PhD, MHSA
Description: It’s one thing to identify and convene a group capable of system building. It’s another thing altogether to know what to do with them to move the group toward action. We will introduce 2-3 demonstrated processes that your cross-sector collaboration could implement. When it’s available, we will also connect you to more detailed guidance on specific activities or suggestions to operationalize the process. We’ll close with a discussion about which models feel most useful based on your collaboration’s objectives, strengths, and how partners feel most comfortable working together.
Target Audience: Program Directors, Managers, Supervisors

Link: What to put on the agenda for cross-sector collaboration

Systems Building - Using the PARTNER Survey results to develop practical, specific action items for strengthening collaborations

(Systems Building Webinar Series - 3 of 3)

Presenter: Amina Alio, PhD
Description: In this Webinar, we will use the PARTNER Survey results to identify steps towards improving your collaborative. Whether you currently have a formal collaborative or are looking to create one, this webinar will help you synthesize information from your Survey results and the 2 preceding Systems Building Webinars to guide you in creating a program-specific action plan for building and/or strengthening your collaborative.
Target Audience: Program Directors, Managers, Supervisors

Link: Using the PARTNER Survey results

Handout: Keys to Effective Collaboration Worksheet

Client Outreach – Promising strategies for conducting outreach with potential participants and lessons learned from what you are currently doing to reach your priority population.

(Outreach Webinar Series - 1 of 2)

Presenter: Heather McGrane Minton, PhD
Description: The goal of this webinar is to describe effective techniques to conduct outreach with potential participants and to discuss program specific experiences with conducting outreach. Strategies from the literature that have been successful in the identification and enrollment of women and families into programs will be reviewed. Programs will share their promising techniques for conducting outreach with potential participants. Individual programs will have an opportunity to share how they plan their outreach activities, and identify barriers and successes to outreach. This webinar will detail promising strategies from the literature and detail individual sites lessons learned including strategies for reaching various populations within their community and sharing strategies that did not work
Target Audience: MICHC Staff

Link: Client Outreach - Promising strategies for conducting outreach

Client Outreach - How can you incorporate effective outreach techniques into your program?

(Outreach Webinar Series - 2 of 2)

Presenter: Ann M. Dozier, PhD
Description: Based on previously learned successful outreach methods from the literature and individual sites’ shared experiences, the goal of this webinar is to provide information on how to incorporate best practices surrounding outreach within your community. We will discuss common barriers to incorporating techniques and provide suggestions on how best to effectively reach your priority populations. This webinar is the culmination of the series on outreach strategies and will specifically address how to effectively use these tactics to improve outreach in your community.
Target Audience: MICHC Staff

Link: Client Outreach - Incorporating Effective Outreach Techniques

Cultural Humility: Bridging the Socio-Cultural Divide

Presenters: Adrienne L. Morgan, PhD & Yolanda Sayres
Description: This webinar will review the definitions of cultural humility and present its relevance for community work. As we work to provide the best opportunities for women with various needs and of different socio-cultural backgrounds, it is important to recognize that we cannot be experts or competent in all cultures. However, we can utilize an approach of cultural humility to interact with populations we do not belong to and are not familiar with, whether economically or socially. Cultural humility is necessary for bridging the social, economic and/or cultural gaps between health and human service workers and the communities they serve. This webinar will provide specific strategies for working with various populations in the field of maternal and infant health.
Target Audience: All Staff Levels

Link: Cultural Humility: Bridging the Socio-Cultural Divide

The Role of CHWs in Addressing Pre-Conception and Inter-Conception Health

Presenter: Amina Alio, PhD
Description: In this webinar we present current recommendations and promising practices for use in maternal and infant health programs addressing pre- and inter-conception health.  To promote optimal pregnancy and birth outcomes, it is equally important to be aware of available resources and potential partners for addressing health issues early on, before conception.
Target Audience: MICHC CHWs

Link: The Role of CHWs in Addressing Pre-Conception and Inter-Conception Health

Tobacco Use and Exposure in Mothers and Children

Presenter: Deborah Ossip, PhD
Description: This interactive webinar will focus on tobacco use and exposure among women of childbearing age and their children.  Topics will include:  risks of tobacco use, secondhand smoke, and thirdhand smoke; implementing a “triple screen” of personal and household tobacco use, smokefree homes and smokefree vehicles; analyzing messaging around tobacco use and exposure; and how community health workers and home visiting staff can integrate messages as they encounter women at different reproductive life course stages: preconception, prenatal/postpartum, and/or interconception periods.  Tobacco use and exposure will include traditional tobacco products as well as emerging products, such as hookah and electronic nicotine delivery systems. 
Target Audience: All Staff Levels

Link: Addressing Tobacco Use and Exposure in Mothers and Children

What's New with Breastfeeding?

Presenters: Ann Dozier, RN, PhD and Casey Rosen-Carole, MD, MPH, MSEd
Description: This webinar will provide an update to what we know about the health benefits provided by breastfeeding including a discussion about persistent disparities along with successful strategies to increase intention, initiation and duration of any and exclusive breastfeeding.
Target Audience: All Staff Levels

Link: What's New with Breastfeeding?

Engaging Fathers

Presenters: Amina Alio, PhD
Description: Fathers (including male partners) have been recognized to have an impact on maternal and infant outcomes. MIH programs struggle to involve fathers, especially in the prenatal, inter-conception and pre-conception life stages. In this Webinar, we will first review the direct and indirect impact of fathers across the reproductive life stages and on maternal and infant outcomes. We will discuss potential pathways through which fathers may improve MIH outcomes. Secondly, we will learn about promising practices and strategies for engaging fathers in MIH programs.
Target Audience: MICHC Staff

Link: Strategies for Engaging Fathers in Maternal and Infant Health programs