CHNA 18 is a local coalition of public, non-profit, and private sectors working together to build healthier communities in Massachusetts through community-based prevention planning and health promotion.
EXCITING FREE WORKSHOP JUNE 9 2016!
CHNA 18, together with our sponsors Newton Wellesley Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Needham present:
"Finding Calm in a Climate of Fear"
Please join us as we investigate what scares us, what we should REALLY be worried about, and practical strategies we can use to reduce stress and anxiety for ourselves and our clients.
Thursday, June 9th, 10:00-1:00
David Ropeik is an Instructor at Harvard University, author, and consultant on the psychology of risk perception, risk communication, and risk management. He is author of How Risky Is It, Really? Why Our Fears Don't Always Match The Facts (2010, McGraw Hill) and co-author of RISK, A Practical Guide for Deciding What's Really Safe and What's Really Dangerous in the World Around You, (2002, Houghton Mifflin). Mr. Ropeik was a television reporter for WCVB-TV in Boston from 1978 - 2000, where he specialized in reporting on environment and science issues. He twice won the DuPont-Columbia Award, often cited as the television equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize, and seven regional EMMY awards. He was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT 1994-95. http://www.dropeik.com/
Pamela Katz Ressler, RN, MS, HNB-BC is the founder of Stress Resources in Concord, Massachusetts, a firm specializing in building resiliency for individuals and organizations through tools of connection, communication and compassion. Pam is a frequent, sought after speaker to local, national and international audiences on strategies of resilience. She is a faculty member at Tufts University School of Medicine in the Pain Research, Education and Policy Program and is an appointed member of the Consumer Health Advisory Board of the Massachusetts Health Quality Partners. Additionally, Pam is honored to be the first nurse selected to serve on the Executive Leadership Board of Stanford University's Medicine X. http://www.stressresources.com/
One contact hour CE available for nurses, social workers, and case managers.
UNDERSTANDING RISK: DAVE ROPEIK
We live in anxious times. Safe times, compared to times past, but anxious nonetheless. Why, if we are safer and living longer, are we so worried? And what does all that worry do to our health? David Ropeik, a former TV reporter for Channel 5 in Boston, now a Harvard Instructor and author of "How Risky Is It, Really? Why Our Fears Don't Always Match the Facts", will describe what research into the psychology of risk perception tells us about why these feel like such worrisome times. He will reveal some worrisome details about what all that worry does to us as individuals and as a society. And he will offer some suggestions for what we can do to fight back against our fears.
*****SHORT BREAK FOR BRUNCH AND CONVERSATION*****
CREATING CALM WITHIN CRISIS: PAM RESSLER,
RN, MS, HNB-BC
Fear of the unknown can paralyze both our effectiveness and creativity. This one-hour workshop will focus on evidence based relaxation techniques that will help participants gain a greater sense of control and effectively and creatively deal with challenges in practical, effective, and fun ways.
Take Away Learning:
When: Thursday June 9th, 10:00-1:00 (brunch/lunch will be served)
Where: Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482
Register via phone at 617-230-4487. Please leave your name, organization AND contact information-email and phone.
CHNA 18 announces new Director and Community Health Initiative
Jhana Wallace, previously the Coordinator for the CHNA, will be taking on the role of Director. As the Executive Director, Ms. Wallace will serve as the community liaison for the CHNA and lead the CHNA through a new phase of targeted community support and involvement. Ms. Wallace has a Master of Public Health degree from George Washington University and over twenty years of experience in public health, including direct service, program development, and administration. We are excited to welcome her into this new role!
CHNA 18 plans to implement a professional development program in September 2016 to support agencies and organization working to improve the health of community members in our nine cities and towns and beyond. We hope to launch this new program in late Spring with an open-house event for all community members.
Stay tuned for more information!
The "Using Art to Promote Health" workshop was a great success!