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Grand Rounds: Evidence-Based Programs Virtual/Remote Delivery

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Monthly "grand rounds" webinars discuss best practices and strategies for offering evidence-based health programs remotely. Community-based organizations from across the country share how they are delivering evidence-based programs in the virtual/remote environment, successes of their work, and lessons learned.

 

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    This webinar is a part of our Grand Rounds series. Grantees share how they are delivering evidence-based programs (EBPs) in the virtual/remote environment, successes of their work, and lessons learned.

    This call will offer participants an opportunity to learn how grantees are offering evidence-based programs during the coronavirus pandemic. In grand rounds style, grantees will share how they are delivering EBPs in the virtual/remote environment, successes of their work, and lessons learned. Join the call to learn about virtual delivery of EBPs, collaborate with others across the country, and ask questions to help your organization work towards offering and/or improving your EBP virtual delivery.

    Melissa Dale

    Program Manager

    Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services

    Melissa Dale has worked in public health for the last 15 years. She is currently the Program Manager for the Montana Healthy Living Program, overseeing both the Arthritis and Falls Prevention Programs. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health Education from the Montana State University and a Master of Public Health degree from Walden University.  

    Heather Welch

    Section Supervisor for the Living Well Section

    Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services

    Heather Welch has worked at the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services for 15 years, previously working in tobacco, nutrition and physical activity, and the arthritis programs.  She is currently the Section Supervisor for the Living Well Section, which houses the Montana Healthy Living Program, Disability and Health Program and the Falls Prevention Program. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education from Idaho State University. 

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    This webinar is a part of our Grand Rounds series. Grantees share how they are delivering evidence-based programs (EBPs) in the virtual/remote environment, successes of their work, and lessons learned.

    This call will offer participants an opportunity to learn how grantees are offering evidence-based programs during the coronavirus pandemic. In grand rounds style, grantees will share how they are delivering EBPs in the virtual/remote environment, successes of their work, and lessons learned. Join the call to learn about virtual delivery of EBPs, collaborate with others across the country, and ask questions to help your organization work towards offering and/or improving your EBP virtual delivery.

    Marieke Van Puymbroeck, Ph.D., CTRS, FDRT

    Associate Dean of the Graduate School, Professor of Recreational Therapy

    Clemson University

    Jennifer Fortin

    Healthy Living for ME

    Jennifer Fortin is the Training and Fidelity Manager for Healthy Living for ME, the statewide evidence-based Coordinated network in Maine. She is a T-trainer for the Chronic Disease Self-Management Education programs including Diabetes, Chronic Pain and Positive Self-management. Jennifer is a Master Trainer in A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls and trained in Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance and Tai Chi for Arthritis/Falls Prevention. In addition, she is a Lifestyle Coach for the National Diabetes Prevention Program, a facilitator for the EnhanceFitness program and an ACE Certified Fitness Instructor.Jennifer resides in Augusta, ME with her husband and 3 children. She is an active member of the Augusta Age Friendly Committee, AARP Maine and Vice President of a Community Service Sorority.

    Jen Paquet

    Training Manager

    Central Maine Area Agency on Aging, d/b/a, Spectrum Generations | Healthy Living for ME™

    Jen started with Spectrum Generations in 2014 in the Adult Day and Community Support program where she focused on consumer enrollment, care coordination, and staff training and support. She joined Spectrum Generations’ Healthy Living for ME team in 2018 and in her current role supports the development, delivery, and coordination of the evidence-based provider network in Maine.

    Jen is a Master Trainer for A Matter of Balance and the Chronic Disease Self-Management series, including Chronic Disease, Chronic Pain, Diabetes, Positive self-management, and Building Better Caregiver programs. Jen also leads Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention, the National Diabetes Prevention Program, and is a training provider for the American Red Cross First Aid, CPR and AED programs.

    Jen lives in Burnham, Maine, and in her free time enjoys cooking, kayaking, and exploring Maine’s many hidden treasures.

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    This webinar is a part of our Grand Rounds series. Grantees share how they are delivering evidence-based programs (EBPs) in the virtual/remote environment, successes of their work, and lessons learned. Recorded on 5/24/2022

    This call will offer participants an opportunity to learn how grantees are offering evidence-based programs during the coronavirus pandemic. In grand rounds style, grantees will share how they are delivering EBPs in the virtual/remote environment, successes of their work, and lessons learned. Join the call to learn about virtual delivery of EBPs, collaborate with others across the country, and ask questions to help your organization work towards offering and/or improving your EBP virtual delivery.

    Recorded on 5/24/2022 

    Tracy Carver

    Sr. Director, Community Health/Systemwide Quality Improvement

    Comagine

    Ashley Peters

    Health Promotion and Accessibility Specialist

    Oregon Office on Disability and Health, Oregon Health & Science University

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    This webinar is a part of our Grand Rounds series. Grantees share how they are delivering evidence-based programs (EBPs) in the virtual/remote environment, successes of their work, and lessons learned. Recorded: 04/26/2022

    This call will offer participants an opportunity to learn how grantees are offering evidence-based programs during the coronavirus pandemic. In grand rounds style, grantees will share how they are delivering EBPs in the virtual/remote environment, successes of their work, and lessons learned. Join the call to learn about virtual delivery of EBPs, collaborate with others across the country, and ask questions to help your organization work towards offering and/or improving your EBP virtual delivery.

    Recorded: 04/26/2022

    Gabriel Escandon

    Program Director

    MHP Salud

    Maria Robles

    Community Health Worker

    MHP Salud

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    This webinar is a part of our Grand Rounds series. Grantees share how they are delivering evidence-based programs (EBPs) in the virtual/remote environment, successes of their work, and lessons learned. Recorded: 03/22/2022

    This call will offer participants an opportunity to learn how grantees are offering evidence-based programs during the coronavirus pandemic. In grand rounds style, grantees will share how they are delivering EBPs in the virtual/remote environment, successes of their work, and lessons learned. Join the call to learn about virtual delivery of EBPs, collaborate with others across the country, and ask questions to help your organization work towards offering and/or improving your EBP virtual delivery.

    Recorded: 03/22/2022

    Kelly Chadwick

    HPRC Practicum Student, Older Adult Health Promotion

    University of Washington Health Promotion Research Center

    Kelly Chadwick is currently a master's student studying public health at the University of Washington. While completing her degree she is working at the University?s Health Promotion Research Center on a project evaluating the impacts of evidence-based programs? pivot to remote delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to discovering her passion for public health, Kelly received a B.A. in Psychology from Whitman College.

    Marlana Kohn, MPH (she/her)

    Research Scientist

    UW Health Promotion Research Center

    Marlana Kohn, MPH, is a research scientist at the UW Health Promotion Research Center. Her current research includes older adult physical activity, workplace health promotion, and age-appropriate cancer screening in the context of program implementation and dissemination. She works extensively with community partners to expand reach of evidence-based programming through research and adaptation.

    Lesley Steinman MSW, MPH (she/her)

    Research Scientist

    University of Washington School of Public Health

    Lesley Steinman, MSW, MPH is a Research Scientist at the Health Promotion Research Center, a CDC-funded Prevention Research Center at the University of Washington School of Public Health, and a Director at the Evidence Based Leadership Collaborative. Ms. Steinman partners with community-designed and delivered evidence-based program (EBP) participants, practitioners, and policymakers to understand, adapt, deliver, and sustain EBP delivery with diverse settings and populations across the country to improve older adult health equity.



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    This webinar is a part of our Grand Rounds series. Grantees share how they are delivering evidence-based programs (EBPs) in the virtual/remote environment, successes of their work, and lessons learned. Recorded: 02/22/22

    This call will offer participants an opportunity to learn how grantees are offering evidence-based programs during the coronavirus pandemic. In grand rounds style, grantees will share how they are delivering EBPs in the virtual/remote environment, successes of their work, and lessons learned. Join the call to learn about virtual delivery of EBPs, collaborate with others across the country, and ask questions to help your organization work towards offering and/or improving your EBP virtual delivery.

    Recorded: 02/22/22

    Ellen Bailey

    Falls Prevention Program Manager

    North Carolina Center for Health and Wellness

    Ellen Bailey, MA, MPH, is the Falls Prevention Program Manager for the Healthy Aging NC initiative at the NC Center for Health and Wellness at UNC Asheville. As part of the Falls Prevention grant awarded through the Administration on Community Living, Ellen works with the Healthy Aging NC team to promote evidence-based falls prevention programs across North Carolina, to support regional and state falls prevention coalitions, and to develop clinical-community connections.

    Amber Chapman

    Family Caregiver and Health Promotion Specialist

    High Country Regional Council Area Agency on Aging

    Brea Kuykendall

    Aging Program Specialist- Health Promotion/Disease Prevention

    Land of Sky Regional Council Area Agency on Aging

    Evelyn Smith

    Health Promotion Coordinator

    Piedmont Triad Regional Council Area Agency on Aging

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    This webinar is a part of our Grand Rounds series. Grantees share how they are delivering evidence-based programs (EBPs) in the virtual/remote environment, successes of their work, and lessons learned. Recorded: 1/25/2022

    This call will offer participants an opportunity to learn how grantees are offering evidence-based programs during the coronavirus pandemic. In grand rounds style, grantees will share how they are delivering EBPs in the virtual/remote environment, successes of their work, and lessons learned. Join the call to learn about virtual delivery of EBPs, collaborate with others across the country, and ask questions to help your organization work towards offering and/or improving your EBP virtual delivery.

    Recorded: 1/25/2022

    Patricia McNair

    Grant Director

    AltaPointe Health

    DeQuel Robinson

    Grant Manager

    AltaPointe Health

    Gwendolyn Mose

    Grant Coordinator

    AltaPointe Health

    Nina Santos

    CPS/Fitness Instructor

    AltaPointe Health

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    This webinar is a part of our Grand Rounds series. Grantees share how they are delivering evidence-based programs (EBPs) in the virtual/remote environment, successes of their work, and lessons learned. Recorded 11/23/2021

    This call will offer participants an opportunity to learn how grantees are offering evidence-based programs during the coronavirus pandemic. In grand rounds style, grantees will share how they are delivering EBPs in the virtual/remote environment, successes of their work, and lessons learned. Join the call to learn about virtual delivery of EBPs, collaborate with others across the country, and ask questions to help your organization work towards offering and/or improving your EBP virtual delivery.

    Topics and Speakers: 

    Mapping Internet and Smartphone Access among Low-Income Older Adults – Tool

    -Lauren Popham, PhD, National Council on Aging, Research and Evaluation 

    Leveraging Holiday Themes to Deliver Virtual CDSME Programs

    -Dana Heyl, MPH, Atlanta Regional Commission, CDSME 2020 Grantee

    Lauren Popham

    Associate Director, Research and Evaluation

    National Council on Aging

    Lauren Popham is Associate Director, Research and Evaluation at the National Council on Aging. She has over 11 years of research experience in the aging field. At NCOA, she oversees research and evaluation projects in economic security and is responsible for measuring the organization’s social impact. Prior to joining NCOA, she worked at Greenwald & Associates where she led quantitative and qualitative studies on topics such as financial stress and retirement planning. Lauren received her PhD in Lifespan Developmental Psychology with a focus on older adults from North Carolina State University.

    Dana Heyl, MPH

    Evidence-Based Programs Coordinator

    Atlanta Regional Commission

    Dana Heyl joined the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) as the Evidence Based Program Coordinator in March 2021. She began her career in public health at ARC a decade ago working on a Lifelong Communities grant. Since then, Dana has worked at has worked with several non-profit and consulting agencies in Atlanta. Most recently, Dana was a Senior Program Manager with the American Cancer Society, leading transportation and lodging programs for cancer patients in Georgia. Dana has a BS in Journalism from the University of Florida and a Master of Public Health from Emory University. An avid tennis player, Dana also enjoys cycling, visiting the beach, and fostering kittens. 


    Laura Plunkett (Moderator)

    Program Specialist, Center for Healthy Aging

    National Council on Aging

    Laura B. Plunkett is a Program Specialist with the Center for Healthy Aging at the National Council on Aging. In this role, she works with chronic disease self-management education and fall prevention grantees across the country to provide information, support, and resources to strengthen, expand, and sustain the delivery of evidence-based programs. Prior to joining NCOA, Laura spent four years at an Area Agency on Aging in North Carolina, where she coordinated the implementation of evidence-based health promotion programs in 12 counties. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Bachelor of Social Work from North Carolina State University and a Master’s degree in Public Health from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her professional interests include the integration of community-based services and health care, the sustainability of evidence-based programs, and continuum of care efforts.

    Kathleen Zuke (Moderator)

    Associate Director

    National Council on Aging

    Kathleen Zuke was privileged to grow up with eight loving grandparents and developed a passion for supportive services for older adults as a caregiver for her grandfather. She has been a Senior Program Manager with the Center for Healthy Aging since 2015. In this role, she works collaboratively with community-based partners across the country to identify, implement, and sustain evidence-based programs that support older adults in staying well and aging in the community, including chronic disease self-management education, falls prevention, and behavioral health. She has a Master’s degree in Public Health from Hunter College and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

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    This webinar from is a part of our Grand Rounds series. Grantees share how they are delivering evidence-based programs (EBPs) in the virtual/remote environment, successes of their work, and lessons learned. Recorded: 10/26/2021

    This call will offer participants an opportunity to learn how grantees are offering evidence-based programs during the coronavirus pandemic. In grand rounds style, grantees will share how they are delivering EBPs in the virtual/remote environment, successes of their work, and lessons learned. Join the call to learn about virtual delivery of EBPs, collaborate with others across the country, and ask questions to help your organization work towards offering and/or improving your EBP virtual delivery.

    Recorded: 10/26/2021

    Erika Saleski

    Managing Member

    ES Advisors, LLC

    Erika Saleski is the Project Director for the Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging sustainability systems grant. For more than 15 years, Erika has worked with federal and state government in various capacities to create and implement policy that improves the delivery of health care to vulnerable populations and better aligns care delivery with community-based services. Erika led policy development for the Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President (OMB), under two United States Presidents, including for over 75 Medicaid 1115 waivers, the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, the Affordable Care Act, and the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.  Erika’s other accomplishments include providing project management services to redesign the Illinois Medicaid delivery system, negotiating state and federal approval of four new Medicaid initiatives including a Medicare-Medicaid alignment initiative for dual eligible beneficiaries, and leading a policy advocacy effort to professionalize the Community Health Worker role in Missouri.  Erika has Bachelor of Psychology from American University in Washington, DC and a Master of Public Policy from The University of Chicago in Chicago, IL.  

    Tane Lewis

    Managed Services Network Supervisor

    Mid-America Regional Council

    Tane Lewis, BA, Evidence-Based Program (EBP) Coordinator for Mid-America Regional Center (MARC), Local Project Coordinator for the Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging (MA4), Master Trainer and Leader of Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) Programs, and Community Health Worker (CHW). Tane is also a member of the Missouri Senior Falls Prevention Coalition of Clay and Platte Counties. As the EBP Coordinator for MARC Tane is building a regional network of Community Based Organizations (CBOs), in partnership with MARC, that are committed to facilitating EBPs to empower our communities through health promotion, disease prevention education and support services. MARC is dedicated to investing in local CBOs to increase the capacity and sustainability of their health and wellness programs to better serve our communities.

    Shelly Clausen

    Sanford Health

    Wendy Schmidt

    Sanford Health

    Danae Koep

    Sanford Health

    Kathleen Zuke (Moderator)

    Associate Director

    National Council on Aging

    Kathleen Zuke was privileged to grow up with eight loving grandparents and developed a passion for supportive services for older adults as a caregiver for her grandfather. She has been a Senior Program Manager with the Center for Healthy Aging since 2015. In this role, she works collaboratively with community-based partners across the country to identify, implement, and sustain evidence-based programs that support older adults in staying well and aging in the community, including chronic disease self-management education, falls prevention, and behavioral health. She has a Master’s degree in Public Health from Hunter College and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

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    This recording is a part of our Grand Rounds series. Grantees share how they are delivering evidence-based programs (EBPs) in the virtual/remote environment, successes of their work, and lessons learned. Recorded: 04/21/2020

    This call will offer participants an opportunity to learn how grantees are offering evidence-based programs during the coronavirus pandemic. In grand rounds style, grantees will share how they are delivering EBPs in the virtual/remote environment, successes of their work, and lessons learned. Join the call to learn about virtual delivery of EBPs, collaborate with others across the country, and ask questions to help your organization work towards offering and/or improving your EBP virtual delivery.

    Recorded: 04/21/2020

    Jennifer Tripken, Ed.D., CHES

    Associate Director, Center for Healthy Aging

    National Council on Aging

    Dr. Jennifer L. Tripken is an Associate Director, Center for Healthy Aging at the National Council on Aging. In this role, Jennifer supports the expansion and sustainability of evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention programs in the community and online through collaboration with national, state, and community partners. Prior to joining NCOA, Jennifer worked for eight years as a university professor in Health Education and Promotion. Before that, Jennifer spent six years as a middle and high school Health Education teacher in New York. 

    Jennifer earned her Ed.D. in Health Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, her M.Ed. in Health Education at Boston University, and her B.S. in Athletic Training at Pennsylvania State University.

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