Monday, December 19, 2016

New England RHEC’s Webinar on Approach to Youth Workforce Development

Are you interested in learning more about workforce pipeline development programs for youth?

NE Jan 23 bannerOne priority of the New England Regional Health Equity Council (NERHEC) is to engage youth and emerging leaders in region-wide efforts to promote health equity. NERHEC is hosting a webinar for The Social & Health Services and Healthcare Administration at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island to present its Community Development Program. The program provides a lens by which graduates can apply coursework and academic experiences to a variety of fields for employment (and/or for continuing their studies) in non-profit organizations, public health, finance and banking, law and law enforcement, real estate and housing development, city and state government, policy research, environmental justice, and education. Upon completion of this webinar, the participants will be able to accomplish the following from the specific organizational perspective:

1. Understand workforce development for youth rooted in educational opportunities and career exploration/exposure, both of which result in healthy outcomes; 
2. Communicate the role of youth workforce development in graduation and retention rates for kids of color in high school. 
3. Identify motivational factors of workforce development for youth of color;
4. Seek funding for youth workforce development; and 
5. Collaborate across sectors for youth workforce development. 

DATE: January 23, 2017
TIME: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
SPEAKERS:Moderators:Linda Hudson, ScD, MSPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
Presenter:Dr. Taino Palumbo, EdD, Program Director of Community Development, Roger Williams University
Roger Williams University’s Community Development (CD) Program provides current and prospective community development practitioners with a foundation based on theory, skill development, and practice to address the challenges of today’s urban and rural neighborhoods and communities. Students learn and understand community development as the intersection of public health, public safety, education, government, economic development, environment, transportation and housing—and how they all work in concert—through course work, field work, and intern/externships.
The New England RHEC is one of 10 regional health equity councils formed in 2011 as a part of the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA). The NPA is a national movement with the mission to improve the effectiveness of programs that target the elimination of health disparities through coordination of leaders, partners, and stakeholders committed to action. NERHEC is a coalition of leaders and health disparities experts representing several sectors and the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. NERHEC envisions the achievement of health equity through cross-sector integration of actions and resources to optimize health for all where they live, learn, work, and play.  Visit NERHEC’s website for more information:

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