Upcoming Webinars




Cannabis Conundrums:  A Public Health Framework for Legal Markets


Wednesday, June 2nd

12:00 - 1:00 PM, Eastern


Presented by:

Linda Frazier, MA, RN, MCHES

Fee:  

NYSPHA Members: FREE

Non-Members: $10

1 CHES and 1 CPH credit included

Space is Limited, Registration is Required

Click here to register online


Overview:

APHA approved a revised Cannabis Policy Statement in October of 2020. Titled A Public Health Approach for Regulating Commercially Legalized Cannabis, it outlines action steps in four key areas: (1) protecting children, youth, and other vulnerable populations; (2) minimizing harm to the public; (3) prioritizing equity, social justice and ameliorating harms caused to populations disproportionately impacted by prior drug policy approaches; and (4) monitoring patterns of cannabis use and related public health and safety outcomes. The ATOD Section has developed a brief 2-page summary of key recommendations for public health advocates.


Learning Objectives:

Identify key components of a public health framework for cannabis legalization                                                                    

Discuss best practices and patterns emerging from the states that have legal markets                                                   

Describe major priorities for action at the state and municipal level


Presenter Bio:

Linda Frazier, M.A., RN, MCHES, Director of Addictions Initiatives at Advocates for Human Potential (AHP). She has served on the leadership team of the American Public Health Association (APHA) Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs (ATOD) Section since 2009 and is currently Past Chair. Ms. Frazier chaired the 2019 North American Cannabis Summit and 2017 National Cannabis Summit steering committees, managing conference planning efforts focused on public health, policy, and best practices in state legislation and the regulatory oversight of cannabis. Ms. Frazier worked in Maine state government for 10 years and last served as associate director of treatment and recovery services for the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHS). She helped author the APHA Cannabis Policy and leads ATOD Cannabis policy dissemination efforts.




A Public Health Perspective for the Dietary Health Guidelines for Americans -

It's About Time!


Wednesday, June 16th

12:00 - 1:00 PM, Eastern


Presented by:

Katherine Schwarz, MS, MPH

Fee:  

NYSPHA Members: FREE

Non-Members: $10

1 CHES and 1 CPH credit included

Space is Limited, Registration is Required

Click here to register online


Overview:

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans is updated every 5 years by a joint committee made up of staff from the Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Agriculture along with some others providing input from outside the government.  The focus of the guidelines has always been to offer recommendations for nutrients and foods to meet the individual nutritional needs of Americans of different age groups or stages of life.   With today’s challenges of a growing population, growing economic inequities, growing environmental degradation, and the changing climate, there is an urgent need for adding the more all-encompassing perspective of public health to the next Dietary Guidelines.  This webinar is a call to action to encourage public health professionals to become involved in this all-important issue.


Learning Objectives:

Recognize the need for a public health perspective within the next Dietary Guideline for Americans

Contemplate some recommendations for new public health input into the creation of Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Offer suggestions for the next Dietary Guidelines for Americans


Presenter Bio:

Katherine Schwarz, MS, MPH, is a Public Health and a Nutrition Educator, with 2 masters degrees:  in Public Health from Hunter College and in Nutrition Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.  She has worked on food and food security issues in New York and in Malawi in sub-Saharan Africa.  Currently, she teaches Nutrition Education in the Health Sciences Program at Lehman College and Food Policy and Food Security in the Public Health Program at New York Medical College.   She had been a vegetarian for 50 years before going all the way and becoming vegan 5 years ago.  



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