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11 Webinars to Help You Integrate Health & Social Care This October

Before the pandemic, the word “webinar" probably did not enter your conversations very often. 

But the coronavirus, in a matter of weeks, turned the under-appreciated web conference into a common educational tool. Now organizations across healthcare, public health, and social services are relying on webinars to share best practices, encourage networking in their professional communities, and disseminate the latest knowledge in their discipline.

If you’re working on projects to integrate health and social care in your neck of the woods, why not skim through these 11 webinars and add a couple to your calendar - and check out our SDOH MasterClass session later in the month.

October 1

Strengthening Support for Family Caregivers: Emerging State Lessons

Center for Health Care Strategies

As people live longer and stay in their homes and communities into their later years, the need for family caregiving support will continue to grow. This webinar will explore promising opportunities for states to better support family caregivers through new innovations and policy changes, with speakers from Idaho, Iowa, and Virginia.

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October 1

Coronavirus, Charter Schools, and Students Experiencing Homelessness

SchoolHouse Connection

A joint offering with the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, webinar will share practical strategies being used by charter schools to support students experiencing homelessness during the pandemic, as well as address legal questions around funding, meals, and school enrollment and attendance. 

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October 7

Emerging Lessons from COVID-19 Response: Rooted in Health and Racial Equity with Branches across Sectors

National Network of Public Health Institutes

The nation’s public health community has been working around the clock to address the pandemic crisis and save lives. This interactive, virtual experience is designed to uplift stories of success and explore how to help communities leverage this moment to advance equity and greater collaboration.

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October 8

Social Determinants of Health Screenings for Small and Rural Hospitals: A Three-Part Webinar Series

Illinois Health and Hospital Association

The starting point for any community health integration effort is a social determinant of health (SDOH) screening program. In this three-part webinar series, experts will outline how small and rural organizations can partner with community organizations to ensure patients in need of community services receive the appropriate referral.

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October 8

Seriously Ill, Vulnerable Patients During Extreme Stress: How Are Needs Changing in the COVID-19 Era?

California Health Care Foundation

A joint offering with the Coalition for Compassionate Care of California, this panel-style conversation with two physician leaders will explore the needs of seriously ill patients are changing in the context of COVID-19, especially for communities of color, people with low incomes, and other socially vulnerable communities.

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October 13

The Role of School-Based Health Centers in Creating Healthier School Environments

School-Based Health Alliance

Using resources developed by two leading school health organizations – Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Model Wellness Policy and the School-Based Health Alliance’s Hallways to Health toolkit – this webinar will identify ways to build a culture of health, including model local wellness policy language and tools to engage with district wellness councils and school wellness teams.

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October 14 & 28

Research-in-Progress Webinar Series

Systems for Action at RWJF

This long-running webinar series enables public health researchers to share their work and connect with others with related research interests. October features two webinars, “Connecting Vulnerable Seniors to Nutrition Assistance Through a Managed Care Plan” with UPMC, and “Closing the Gaps in Health and Social Services for Low-Income Pregnant Women” with Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

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October 14

Navigating the Needs of Unhoused Populations Amidst COVID-19

National Association of Counties

The COVID-19 crisis underscores the need for the systemic changes to our social safety net for long-term upward mobility, particularly for vulnerable populations such as unhoused populations. This webinar will discuss the intersection of economic security, public health and housing and how counties can respond in the face of a public health and economic shock.

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October 14

Health Disparities in COVID-19

National Council of State Legislatures

Racial differences in illness and death are not new or limited to the novel coronavirus, but the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted and exacerbated long-standing disparities in health outcomes. This webinar will provide an overview of health disparities in COVID-19 infections and deaths, and examples of state actions to reduce these disparities.

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MasterClass logo-01October 21

Community Platforms for Cross-Sector Collaboration: How to Make Policy, Workflow, and Data Work Together for Your End-Users

Activate Care and Intrepid Ascent

Mark Elson and Keira Armstrong of Intrepid Ascent have supported technology adoption, workflow design, and data management on the ground in multiple communities pursuing cross-sector collaboration. Join them to hear the story of how California's Whole Person Care pilot - a $3 billion, multi-year Medicaid innovation demonstration - has impacted the lives of thousands of individuals experiencing homelessness, serious mental illness, and other challenges.

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October 22

Fall Update of A Case in the Life: COVID-19

American Association of Nurse Practitioners

This webinar provides an update on the the epidemiology, clinical features, diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19. For clinicians, it will provide the latest clinically-validated information on how to identify patient populations at risk for severe COVID-19 disease, compare diagnostic tests for SARS-CoV-2, and offer patient counseling to prevent household and community spread.

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