Public Health Perspectives is a free online webinar series designed to showcase programs impacting public health. PHP discusses program design, lessons learned, and creative solutions with public health professionals around the nation. Each PHP webinar takes approximately 1-hour to complete.
PHP Webinars are hosted live on the second Friday of each month at 10am PST.
To join the live session, please enroll in the course before 10am PST on the day of the webinar. All PHP sessions are recorded. If you enroll after the live webinar session has ended, the course will contain a video recording of the live session you can watch instead. Please note, it may take up to one month for the recording to become available.
At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:
- Learn the Risk Factors for Suicide
- Raise awareness and knowledge about suicide amongst our military population.
- Learn about the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) & U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) national initiatives to prevent suicide amongst Service Members, Veterans, and their Family Members (SMVF)using evidenced-based strategies and best practices.
- Define capacity building and understand its powerful role in establishing the Mayor’s and Governor’s Challenge Teams on a county, city, state, national level.
- Understand how Intersectoral collaboration can impact your public health initiative and where to begin in the process.
- Public health professionals
- Community members
Duration: ~ 1 hour
Continuing Education: N/A
Speaker: Kim Donohue, Senior Public Health Diversity Advisor, Trudy Larson MD Institute for Health Impact and Equity
Kim Donohue is currently serving as a Senior Public Health Diversity Advisor with the Nevada Public Health Training Center, at the University of Nevada, Reno, within the Trudy Larson Institute, School of community Health Sciences. In 2018, she returned to University receiving a B.S. in Community Health Sciences with an emphasis in Public Health from the University of Nevada, Reno. Kim’s student internship and then full-time employment with the State of Nevada, Nevada Department of Veterans Services was focused on suicide prevention amongst Service Members, Veterans, and their Family Members (SMVF) and connecting them to the correct help and/or service the first time. Her emphasis and focus on community capacity building and intersectoral collaboration provided the State of Nevada the opportunity to be selected as one of seven states to participate in the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) inaugural Mayor’s Challenge Teams, and Governor’s Challenge Teams national initiative to prevent suicide amongst our SMVF populations.
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