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Grand Rounds for Evidence-Based Program Providers

This 60-minute monthly workgroup from NCOA's Center for Healthy Aging will offer participants an opportunity to learn how Administration for Community Living (ACL) grantees are offering evidence-based programs since the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us to collaborate with others across the country, and ask questions to help your organization work towards offering and/or improving your evidence-based program virtual delivery.

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  • Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 08/23/2022 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

    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.

    Click the button below to return to the Grand Rounds Community home page. 

    Grand Rounds Community Home

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 09/27/2022 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

    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.

    Click the button below to return to the Grand Rounds Community home page. 

    Grand Rounds Community Home

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 10/25/2022 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

    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.

    Click the button below to return to the Grand Rounds Community home page. 

    Grand Rounds Community Home

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 11/22/2022 at 12:00 PM (EST)

    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.

    Click the button below to return to the Grand Rounds Community home page. 

    GRAND ROUNDS COMMUNITY HOME

  • Contains 2 Component(s) Includes a Live Web Event on 12/27/2022 at 12:00 PM (EST)

    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.

    Click the button below to return to the Grand Rounds Community home page. 

    GRAND ROUNDS COMMUNITY HOME

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    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.

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    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: 04/28/2020

    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: 04/28/2020

    Jennifer Tripken, Ed.D., CHES (Moderator)

    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.

    Padraic Stanley, MSW, LCSW

    Rush University Medical Center

    Padraic Stanley, MSW, LCSW is the program manager for community-based health promotion programs for the Rush University Medical Center Department of Social Work and Community Health, where he oversees multiple projects to bring evidence-based group interventions for chronic condition management, pain management, wellness, and fall prevention to older adults throughout the city. At Rush, he is also the chair of the Immigrant Health Working Group, which champions institutional change in policy, practice, and operations to make Rush a safer and more welcoming environment for immigrant patients. Stanley is an active member of the Illinois Alliance for Welcoming Health Care is on the executive board of the International Association for Social Work with Groups (IASWG) as the Co-Chair of the Marketing Committee, and is a member of the Associate Board for Erie Neighborhood House. Also, Padraic teaches group work and community practice as an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work and works as a consultant for data visualization and grantwriting. Stanley received his Master of Social Work from Loyola University Chicago in 2015, where he completed practicum at Heartland Human Care Services and the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights.

    Carlee Wasik

    Michigan State University Extension

    Carlee Wasik is currently the grant manager for an ACL Fall Prevention Sustainable Systems grantee for Michigan State University Extension. Her background resides in population health, disease management, and working with managed care organizations. She has created referral workflows within several health care and community settings such as primary care providers, managed care organizations, ophthalmologists, senior centers, and fire departments.

    Bree Carlson

    Health Educator

    Michigan State University Extension

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    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: 05/05/2020

    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: 05/05/2020

    Jennifer Tripken, Ed.D., CHES (Moderator)

    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.

    Dianne Davis

    Vice President, Community Wellness

    Partners in Care Foundation

    Dianne Davis is Vice President, Community Wellness at Partners in Care Foundation leading 16 professionals implementing evidence-based programs as well as overseeing the nationally-recognized HomeMeds program. She has 25 years’ experience in healthcare administration, Managed Care and Gerontology. Ms. Davis oversees federal, state, county, city and private foundation relationships, and Partners’ contracts for evidence-based programs with health systems. Ms. Davis holds a MPH from UMASS, Amherst and a post-graduate certificate in Gerontology from UMASS Boston. She speaks at numerous conferences, is a member of the Evidence-Based Leadership Collaborative, a mentor for the NCOA Network Development Learning Collaborative and taught a course at UCLA, Evidence-based Programs for Older Adults.

    Christy Ann Lau, MSSW

    Senior Director, Community Wellness

    Partners in Care Foundation

    Christy Ann Lau, MSSW is the Senior Director of Partners in Care Foundation’s Community Wellness Department. She began her career at Partners in February 2016 and currently directs all grant activities related to the organization’s statewide Fall Prevention initiative funded by the Administration for Community Living, as well as the organization’s partnerships with the Beverly Hills Fire Department and Blue Marble Health Co. to decrease decrease falls among older adults by engaging them in community programs.  Christy also manages activities of the statewide California Healthier Living Coalition.  She holds a Master’s of Science in Social Work degree from Columbia University and is certified as a Lead Trainer for A Matter of Balance, and an Instructor for Tai Chi for Arthritis.

    Jennifer Fortin

    Fidelity and Training Manager

    Healthy Living for ME

    Jennifer Fortin is the Training & Fidelity Manager for Healthy Living for ME, Maine’s statewide network for evidence-based programs and community health and wellness services.  Her role supports the state for delivering trainings, building capacity and ensuring fidelity and quality of all programs.  Jennifer is a T- Trainer in many of the Self-Management Resource Center (SMRC) programs as well as, a Master Trainer in A Matter of Balance:  Managing your Concerns about Falls, a Lifestyle Coach for the National Diabetes Prevention Program, instructor for Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention, EnhanceFitness instructor and she is a certified ACE fitness instructor.  Jennifer resides in Augusta, Maine with her husband and three children.  In her spare time, she enjoys running, hiking and, volunteering in her community.

    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.

    Sarah Blonigan, JD, MPH

    Juniper Network Director

    Trellis

    Sarah Blonigan is the Juniper Network Director at Trellis. Her background spans the fields of public health, state and federal health care regulations and compliance, and law.

    Juniper is a network of over 85 community-based providers throughout Minnesota that offer evidence-based health promotion classes. The classes are offered in community settings and healthcare settings. Juniper and its network of providers improve the health outcomes related to disease management and falls prevention.

    As the Juniper Network Director Ms. Blonigan leads the daily operations of the Juniper provider network while contributing to the development of forward-looking strategy.

    Ms. Blonigan draws on a broad range of experience as the Juniper Network Director including public health leadership at a tri-county Community Action Program agency; research at University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center; research at Mitchell Hamline Public Health Law Center; health care regulation, compliance, and statutory drafting at the Minnesota Department of Health Regulatory Division; health care provider licensing matters at the Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings; health care fraud and abuse at the Department of Justice Civil Division; and legal research for long-term care providers at a Twin Cities law firm.

    Ms. Blonigan received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Biology and Public Health Policy and Administration at the University of Minnesota. She received her Juris Doctor and health care compliance and health law certificates from Mitchell Hamline School of Law, where she served as President of the Health Law Society.

    A lifelong Minnesotan, Sarah lives in St. Paul with her spouse Tony and their two children. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys spending time outdoors and enjoying nature and doodling.

    EDUCATION

    J.D., (health law and health care compliance) Mitchell Hamline School of Law, St. Paul, MN, 2018

    M.P.H., (policy and administration), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2017

    B.A., (biology) University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2009

    PUBLICATIONS

    Blonigan, S., & Henning-Smith, C. (2017, December 4). Rural Aging in Place Toolkit – Rural Health Information Hub. Retrieved from https://www.ruralhealthinfo.or...


    Sarah Shepherd

    Project Manager

    Juniper Network

  • Contains 1 Component(s)

    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: 05/12/2020

    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: 05/12/2020

    Jennifer Tripken, Ed.D., CHES (Moderator)

    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.

    Lori Oster

    South Dakota State University Extension

    Lori Oster is the Program Director for Better Choices, Better Health SD (BCBH-SD), South Dakota’s statewide suite of Self-Management Education programs. Established in 2014, BCBH-SD has grown to become a recognized chronic disease prevention resource. Though collaboration with a variety of local, state, and national partners, BCBH-SD now offers six different evidence-based programs to help adults manage their chronic conditions. Lori is a registered nurse and has coordinated the development, growth, and sustainment of BCBH-SD since its planning began in 2013.

    Megan Jacobson

    South Dakota State University Extension

    Megan Jacobson is the Program Associate for Better Choices, Better Health® SD (BCBH® SD), South Dakota’s suite of chronic disease self-management education (CDSME). She was trained as a Master Trainer in the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program in 2014. Megan has led workshops and trainings for a variety of CDSME programs including chronic pain, diabetes, and workplace chronic disease. Though collaboration with a variety of local, state, and national partners, she works to implement and sustain evidence-based programming, like BCBH® SD, to help people manage and prevent chronic disease in South Dakota.

    Lacey McCormack

    Associate Professor and Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD)

    South Dakota State University

    Dr. McCormack is an Associate Professor and Director of the undergraduate Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD). She currently teaches graduate courses in Public Health Nutrition (NUTR 715) and Nutrition and Physical Activity Assessment and Evaluation (NUTR 751). Her research examines how the rural environment shapes diet and physical activity behaviors across the lifespan. Additionally, she serves as an evaluation expert on several SDSU Extension-led projects.

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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: 05/19/2020

    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: 05/19/2020

    Jennifer Tripken, Ed.D., CHES (Moderator)

    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.

    Natasha Vos

    Chronic Disease Project Manager

    NC Center for Health and Wellness at UNC Asheville

    Natasha Vos is the Diabetes Project Manager at the NC Center for Health and Wellness (NCCHW) at UNC Asheville. In this position, Natasha is focused on increasing access to evidence-based programs through expanding the capacity of agencies in offering Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES). Through an Administration for Community Living (ACL) grant, Natasha works primarily in Eastern NC to assist Area Agencies on Aging in receiving accreditation through the American Association for Diabetes Educators (AADE) and becoming Medicare Providers for DSMES. Natasha received her Bachelor’s degrees in Animal Science and Poultry Science from North Carolina State University and her Master’s degree in Public Health from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill. She is a registered dietitian through the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Prior to joining UNC-Asheville, Natasha has served in different roles that have developed her skills in project management, community outreach, and service-learning. Natasha worked as a Student Service Specialist with the Carolina Center for Public Service at UNC-Chapel Hill and served two terms as an AmeriCorps VISTA with the Campus Kitchen Program at Wake Forest University. Her passions outside of work include rock climbing, reading, fermentation and watching reruns of crime procedurals

    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.