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September Events in Detroit!
September has been a big month for CHW events in Detroit. Thanks to WIN Network, CHASS Center, Inc., the Greater Detroit Area Health Council, and our many partners for supporting great CHW events in Detroit and beyond!
Sergio Matos visits CHASS
Sergio Matos, the executive director of the Community Health Worker Network of New York City, visited CHASS Center, Inc. for lunch and discussion with CHWs in Detroit on September 25, 2014. Sergio shared about his work with health centers in NYC and talked strategy for gathering CHWs together. Thanks for the great time, Sergio, and thanks for hosting, CHASS!
Sergio Matos speaks at GDAHC Event
NYC’s Sergio Matos spoke at the Great Detroit Area Health Council‘s event, Coffee and Controversy, on September 25, 2014 at Hospice of Michigan. Sergio spoke about the need to support CHWs and continue to integrate them into the existing healthcare workforce. He also emphasized the need to have CHWs present when discussing issues that impact their profession. CHW Felicia Lane from WIN Network Detroit had the opportunity to share a little bit about her story as a CHW during the event, as well. Thanks for sharing, Sergio!
WIN Network Mural Installation
On September 23, 2014, the Detroit Regional Infant Mortality Reduction Task Force gathered community stakeholders from across the city for the unveiling of its Community Mosaic Mural at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit. The unveiling had a huge turnout, including several MiCHWA members. Great job promoting the event, WIN Network Detroit!
The mural will be permanently installed at three locations in the Brightmoor, Osborn, and Chadsey-Condon neighborhoods. The mural is made up of drawings done by community members, community leaders, and others about Detroit. We’re looking forward to seeing the final murals put into place.
Nat’l CHW Advocacy Survey Results Available
From the NCHWAS Team:
Please find the preliminary data report for the 2014 National Community Health Worker Advocacy Survey (NCHWAS). NCHWAS is the largest on-line survey of Community Health Workers ever conducted and aims to describe (1) the state of CHWs as a professional field and (2) the impact of CHW community advocacy on community engagement to address health disparities.
The on-line survey was distributed to CHWs through local, state and national CHW professional associations, programs and allies and was available in English, Spanish and Korean. Data gathered through NCHWAS is intended to be ‘open source’ and available for states and CHW networks to use for planning and workforce sustainability efforts.
National Report Summary
This report represents preliminary data for 45 of 50 United States and 4 of 14 US territories. A total of 1,995 individuals initiated the on-line survey, of which 1858 self-identified as a CHW of whom 1,767 had not taken the survey in the previous 12 months and were eligible to complete the survey. Preliminary data complied here includes data for CHWs who initiated the survey and may or may not have completed the entire survey.
State and regional level reports will be made available on-line in Fall, 2014. This study was conducted by the Arizona Prevention Research Center in collaboration with Arizona community partners and CHW networks. The study was supported by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (grant U48DP001925).
We deeply appreciate everyone who distributed this survey to CHWs! Please share the preliminary results back with your networks and look forward to more to come! If you have questions or would like to discuss collaboration on NCHWAS data please contact us at the COPHemail@example.com
Unity Conference 2014: Recap
May 20-23, 2014 | Baltimore, Maryland
MiCHWA members joined with 240 Community Health Workers (CHWs) and stakeholders from across the country for this year’s Unity Conference. The conference theme, “Community Health Workers: Innovative Solution to Addressing the Triple Aim,” highlighted the need to support CHWs at the local, state, and national levels in seeking better health, better care, and lowering costs.
Attendees participated in three days of exhibits, plenary sessions, and interactive roundtables. MiCHWA’s exhibit table experienced a lot of traffic from people interested in CHWs and what’s happening in Michigan. We also hosted a #CHWsMatter photobooth in anticipation of our photo campaign for CHW Month this August. More on that coming soon.
Thursday night was an awards reception. The Esther M. Holderby Dedicated CHW Award is presented to an outstanding CHW every year in honor or Esther M. Holderby, a long-time CHW. MiCHWA’s own Marta Lugo-Rodriguez received an honorable mention certificate for being nominated for the award. Friday morning, Unity participants had the opportunity to interact from representatives from nine federal agencies and talk about CHWs. Participants added sticky notes with ideas to poster boards tackling 8 different CHW areas including reimbursement, diversity and cultural competence, and credentialing.
Thanks to all who supported us at Unity! More stories and pictures will be up soon.
Congrats, MiCHWA Evaluation Team!
MiCHWA Lead Evaluator Nick Yankey and MiCHWA project coordinator Katherine Mitchell presented “Supporting and maintaining strong partnerships and community-academic connections through evaluation of a statewide community health worker alliance” at the Partnerships for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Symposium on March 26, 2014. The event was sponsored by Outreach, Partnerships & Implementation Science at the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR). The poster won second place in the faculty/staff submission category.
MiCHWA 2013 Year in Review
2013 By the Numbers
- 110 people attended our Annual Meeting, including 29 CHWs
- 25 organizations or initiatives signed on in support of MiCHWA’s mission
- 25 individuals served on our Steering Committee from 16 organizations
- 5 newsletters were sent to stakeholders detailing MiCHWA’s work (see right sidebar)
- 470 people were subscribed to MiCHWA’s mailing list by year’s end
- 14 CHWs completed the Women’s Health Leadership Institute (WHLI) leadership training with MiCHWA support
- 7 CHWs completed WHLI Community Action Project training, supported by MiCHWA
- 118 likes on Facebook
- 116 followers on Twitter
- 2 MiCHWA participants (a CHW and CHW supporter) attended the APHA Annual Meeting in Boston, funded by MiCHWA
MiCHWA at APHA
The Michigan Community Health Worker Alliance joined almost 13,000 people in Boston, Massachusetts for the American Public Health Association’s 141st Annual Meeting November 2-6. The conference’s theme was “Think Global, Act Local: Best Practices Around the World.
MiCHWA had the opportunity to present twice during the meeting. MiCHWA’s Lead Evaluator Nick Yankey presented “Developing and implementing a process, context, and outcome evaluation of a statewide community health worker alliance” to the Community Health Worker Section. MiCHWA’s Project Coordinator Katherine Mitchell presented “How public health social workers and schools of social work can be influential in sustaining CHWs and community alliances at a state level” to the Public Health Social Work Section. Both presentations were well-received. You can access copies of the presentations on MiCHWA’s Presentations page.
MiCHWA participants attended the CHW Section’s Social Hour, General Business Meeting, and other networking opportunities. To see more pictures from APHA, visit our Facebook page.
CHWs at APHA
MiCHWA offers a competitive scholarship to send a CHW and a CHW or CHW supporter to APHA each year. Other CHWs also attend through organization funding or the APHA CHW Section scholarship from the Sewell Foundation. Below are some thoughts from MiCHWA CHWs about the APHA experience.
Octavia Smith, Western Wayne Family Health Centers, Inkster, MI
APHA: Appealing, Provocative, Hectic, Astonishing….
Appealing: Just the excitement of being in/with a group that has been around for 141+ years.
Provocative: Totally stimulating all the knowledge, Education and Resources that are at hand and available.
Hectic: Busy, busy, busy…
Astonishing: Completely amazing how all the sessions/vendors were set and there seemed to be no issues.
In that we can talk a lot, but the main is to get in where we fit in and BE About it!
Terri Price, Spectrum Health Healthier Communities, Grand Rapids, MI
What really touched my heart was how much CHWs are valued across the United States and the interest. We are the future. So many programs are trying to put in place the best practice for their CHWs and trying to come up with ideas to make it happen… Being able to network with others was great and learning what other programs [are] out there that I wasn’t aware of … and how CHWs are making a difference across the world in different countries. At the end of the day there are a lot of people that believe in us.
CHW Network Potluck: Detroit
Thanks to all who attended our CHW Potluck on November 12, 2013 in Detroit, MI. The Wayne State University School of Medicine hosted the event through the leadership of WSU Fit Families CHW Claireta Thomas. Fit Families is a CHW project at the WSU Pediatric Prevention Research Center. A big shout out to Claireta and CHW Network leader Marta Lugo-Rodriguez for their great efforts!
Spectrum Health CHW Conference & WHLI CAP Training
CHWs and stakeholders from across the state united September 21, 2013 at Grand Rapids Community College for the Sixth Annual Spectrum Health Community Health Worker Conference. Attendees heard from keynote speaker Durrell Fox of the Massachusetts Association of Community Health Workers and also attended several afternoon breakout sessions. MiCHWA had two tables where attendees could learn more about our evaluation practices and more about MiCHWA’s current activities. To promote CHW involvement, CHWs were also invited to help us complete a CHW tree. The tree features puzzle piece leaves on which CHWs have written their names, showing how CHWs fit together to impact our communities and help them grow. The tree will return at the MiCHWA Annual Meeting and attendees will also have the chance to add a few leaves.
Following the Spectrum conference, seven CHWs joined Master Trainees Rebeca Guzman of the Institute for Population Health and Anne Lee of MHP for the Women’s Health Leadership Institute Community Action Project training. These CHWs will work in teams or individually over the next year to create and implement Community Action Projects, or CAPs, that directly impact the communities in which they work or live. Thanks to Spectrum Health Healthier Communities for hosting!
Thanks for all who celebrated August 2013
In August 2013, CHWs and supporters celebrated Michigan’s first-ever Community Health Worker Appreciation Month! For the entire month of August, MiCHWA encouraged CHWs, employers, and communities to celebrate the impact CHWs have in Michigan and celebrate the passion behind the work that CHWs do. Materials from the month are below; continue to use our resources throughout the year!
CHW Celebrations from Around the State
We’re starting to hear of CHW Month events from around the state — and we’re excited!
From Lisa Todd of the Fit Families project at the Wayne State University School of Medicine:
The Spectrum Health Healthier Communities team also celebrated CHWs with a breakfast on August 29. Thanks to all Spectrum Health CHWs and their supervisor teams!
CHW Slogan Campaign Contest: Thanks for your vote!
Thanks to all who voted in our CHW Slogan Contest. The slogan will be used as part of MiCHWA’s CHW Awareness Campaign during CHW Month this August and beyond. We’re always aiming to increase awareness of Community Health Workers and MiCHWA in Michigan. The MiCHWA Communications Group is creating bumper stickers with slogans that capture who CHWs are and what they do.
The slogan contest winner is Octavia Smith of Western Wayne Family Health Centers in Inkster, Michigan. Congrats, Octavia! Octavia’s winning slogan was revealed at the Spectrum Health CHW Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan on August 21, 2013. Stickers are now available for sale: $1 per sticker of $5 for 6 stickers.
Recap: CHW Network Potlucks
MiCHWA’s CHW Network Working Group held three potlucks June 4 & 5. The potlucks aimed to bring CHWs together for fun, food, and networking, providing an opportunity for CHWs to learn about MiCHWA but to also learn about each other. Thanks to all who came out! Also, thanks to Spectrum Health Healthier Communities in Grand Rapids, the Michigan Primary Care Association in Lansing, and the Kresge Eye Institute in Detroit for hosting us. To see more pictures of our potlucks, check out our Facebook album.
CHW Training Opportunities, Other Events
MiCHWA frequently posts updates about CHW training opportunities and other events statewide. The following opportunities were posted recently:
November 2013: The Education to Practice initiative at the Michigan Health Council hosted the 2013 Northern Michigan Interprofessional Education Conference
November 2013: The Michigan Breastfeeding Network hosted a summit in Detroit on “Creating a Baby-Friendly Michigan”
November 2013: The Greater Detroit Area Health Council hosted a training on healthy equity for women and children, put together by the Michigan Public Health Training Center and Sew Up the Safety Net (now called WIN Network: Detroit)
Sept/Oct 2013: Priority Health, a Michigan-based health plan, offered several free training seminars on health reform aimed at community health workers and others
September 2013: The Michigan Primary Care Association joined with several other agencies to host a training on the ACA and voter registration aimed at health center staff and providers
August 2013: Spectrum Health hosted its Sixth Annual Community Health Worker Conference in Grand Rapids for CHWs and others.
June 2013: The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan hosted a PATH Leader Class in Ann Arbor for CHWs and others seeking to become PATH leaders.
June 5, 2013: The Healthy Homes Coalition of West Michigan and the National Center for Healthy Housing hosted a training for CHWs, nurses, and other health professionals in Grand Rapids.
May 2013: The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan and the Southeast Michigan Beacon Community co-hosted a Diabetes PATH Leader Class in Detroit for CHWs and others seeking to become Diabetes PATH leaders.
March 13-14, 2013: The Women’s Health Leadership Institute (WHLI), a national initiative of the Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health (DHHS-OWH), came to Northern Michigan with the help of MI-Connect, a healthcare network consisting of three partners, Alcona Health Center, Sterling Area Health Center and Northeast Health Plan and also help from the Michigan Primary Care Association. The purpose of the WHLI is to train experienced Community Health Workers and other Outreach Workers in leadership development to enhance their capacity to influence change in their communities.
MiCHWA Hits the Road
This March, MiCHWA was on the road meeting with CHWs and stakeholders all over Michigan. In one month, MiCHWA visited stakeholders at the National Association of Social Workers Michigan Chapter, presented to CHWs, RNs, and outreach workers with Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan Healthy Start in Sault Ste Marie, and talked with CHWs about MiCHWA’s activities and statewide credentialing at Women’s Health Leadership Institute (WHLI) training in Oscoda. Anne Lee of Migrant Health Promotion and Rebeca Guzman of the Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion (Institute for Population Health) led the training event, the fourth time they’ve done so in Michigan. It’s been a busy month! Take a look at our pictures for a little more about our travels. We’re very excited to have made so many connections and to have reached so many new CHWs in all parts of Michigan!
MiCHWA on the Move
MiCHWA has been traveling across the state the past few weeks, learning from CHWs statewide. We have filmed at two locations for the CHW Awareness campaign. First, we traveled to Grand Rapids and heard from the Spectrum Health Healthier Communities team. Next, we headed toward Detroit and worked with the Southeast Michigan Beacon Community. We’re looking forward to continuing our campaign filming in the New Year. Watch for short videos coming soon!
We also attended HealthConnect One‘s Regional Meeting at Focus:HOPE in Detroit. This was a great opportunity to hear from CHWs working in maternal child health, especially with community-based doula and breastfeeding peer support programs.
Check back soon for more updates on MiCHWA and its activities.
Spectrum Health CHWs featured in local news article
CHWs Alicia Young and Belinda Robinson of Spectrum Health’s MOMs Program were featured as part of this news article, published in the Grand Rapids Press and through MLive. The article describes funding for the MOMs Program (Mothers Offering Mothers Support) in collaboration with Dr. Lee Anne Roman of Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine. Ms. Young, Ms. Robinson, and Dr. Roman are all involved with MiCHWA. Congrats, CHWs!
MiCHWA attends the American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA
MiCHWA members attended the American Public Health Association’s 140th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California October 27-October 31, 2012. The meeting joined over 12,500 public health professionals focusing on this year’s theme, Prevention and Wellness Across the Lifespan. Attendees heard from several high profile speakers including Dr. Reed Tuckson, Executive Vice President and Chief of Medical Affairs at UnitedHealth Group and Passages author Gail Sheehy. Attendees were also surprised by House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who reinforced the importance of health care reform for public health.
APHA attendees also lived through a San Francisco Giants World Series victory; needless to say, the MiCHWA contingent from Michigan wasn’t as excited as the rest of the city.
As part of the Community Health Worker Section, MiCHWA members attended scientific sessions (oral and roundtable formats), participated in CHW Section business meetings, and networked with CHW Section members during section social hours and other events. Some MiCHWA participants also attended a reception hosted by HealthConnect One, a Chicago-based organization that is launching a doula and breastfeeding peer support program in Detroit this winter.
MiCHWA Project Coordinator Katie Mitchell and Steering Committee member Pat Duthie (Spectrum Health Healthier Communities) co-presented during an oral presentation. Their presentation, “Developing the Michigan Community Health Worker Alliance (MiCHWA): Lessons learned for other partnerships,” identified factors that have contributed to MiCHWA’s success in the past year. You can view the presentation on the MiCHWA Presentations page.
- Session moderator Durrell Fox (MACHW) and CHW Section participant Gail Hirsch (MACHW) were instrumental in inviting Dr. Kimberlydawn Wisdom (Henry Ford Health System) to present at APHA. Gloria Palmisano (REACH Detroit Partnership, CHASS Center, Inc.) assisted Dr. Wisdom and Ms. Hirsch in coordinating the presentation.
MiCHWA member & CHW supporter Dr. Kimberlydawn Wisdom (Henry Ford Health System) presented with Dr. Eduardo Sanchez (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas) during the CHW Section’s Invited Speaker session. Their presentation was attended by over 100 people who spilled out of the presentation room, standing in the hallways, sitting on the floor, and squeezing in between chairs to listen. Dr. Wisdom also co-presented with MiCHWA CHWs Marta Lugo-Rodriguez (REACH Detroit Partnership, CHASS Center, Inc.) and Felicia Lane (Sew Up the Safety Net).
Several attendees had a lot to say about the conference. Here are just a few of their thoughts:
I have been attending CHW Section meetings while at APHA for around 10 years. While I have seen attendance at these meetings growing I was pleased to see that the number of people who attended CHW Section meetings this year increased even more. During many sessions people were sitting in the aisles and standing outside the door because the rooms were so packed. I’m sure that more people would have attended if they could have gotten in. Clearly, there is a dramatic interest in learning more about CHWs. Hopefully, larger rooms will be assigned at next year’s APHA conference. And hopefully, the Detroit Tigers will win the next world series…it was not fun being among Giant fans when they were celebrating their victory!
APHA is a great opportunity for professionals to expand upon their knowledge and spark ideas for innovation in the work that they do. The CHW section was particularly helpful for me. I was able to learn more about successful CHW programs across the country, best practices, and network with other CHW’s from across America. Most importantly, it reaffirmed what I know to be true, CHWs are an essential part of any health program and healthy community.
Meghan Airgood, MICHR
I enjoyed the experience that I had at APHA. Listening to all the stories, learning of the pros and cons of credentialing, hearing the passion that our presenters have for what we do just gave the spark I needed to keep pressing forward. I believe there was not an expectation to have so much interest in the CHW Section people so passionate that they stood in hallways and sat on floors to listen to the impacting information that involving CHW’s to health care plans have proven to effective…I enjoyed APHA and hope I may find a way to go again next year.
Sonia Riley, Spectrum Health Strong Beginnings
For more about APHA, be sure to check back for updates and watch for the Fall 2012 MiCHWA UPDATE newsletter, coming soon.
Women’s Health Leadership Institute Training: Detroit, Part 2
Master Trainees Rebeca Guzman (Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion) and Anne Lee (Migrant Health Promotion) hosted a third two-day Women’s Health Leadership Institute Training in Detroit October 25-26. Over two days, 17 community health workers (CHWs) learned skills to better promote health and to better mobilize their community members. CHASS Center, Inc., home of the REACH Detroit Partnership, hosted the WHLI training in Southwest Detroit.
During day 1 of the conference, MiCHWA’s CHW Network Working Group Leader Marta Lugo-Rodriguez (REACH Detroit Partnership/CHASS) presented the CHW Network’s CHW 101 presentation for a third time. Several of the attendees had some knowledge of the Network but were able to ask questions and get involved thanks to Ms. Rodriguez’s presentation and brochures.
WHLI’s Master Trainees hope to facilitate further leadership trainings in 2013 pending additional funding. Plans for a training in Northern Michigan have already begun to take shape.
Save the Date: HealthConnect One Regional Meeting & Symposium
December 6, 2012
Save the date! HealthConnect One is an maternal child health advocacy group based out of Chicago, Illinois. Its vision is “To see every baby, mother, and family thrive in a healthy community.”
Mission: HealthConnect One is the national leader in advancing respectful, community-based, peer-to-peer support for pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding and early parenting.
HealthConnect One is launching community-based doula and breastfeeding peer support counseling programs in Detroit. HealthConnect One is seeking community-based doulas, breastfeeding peer counselors, Early Head Start and Healthy Start personnel, W.K.Kellogg Foundation collaborators, HHS and OWH administrators, researchers, social innovators, maternal and child health advocates, and community leaders to attend this regional meeting and symposium to learn more about the organization. HealthConnect One is also excited to hear more about CHW and maternal child health work happening in Detroit. More information is coming soon.
Women’s Health Leadership Institute Training: Detroit
Master Trainees Rebeca Guzman (Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion) and Anne Lee (Migrant Health Promotion) hosted a second two-day Women’s Health Leadership Institute Training in Detroit September 13-14. Over two days, 17 community health workers (CHWs) learned skills to better promote health and to better mobilize their community members. The Wayne Children’s Healthcare Access Program (WCHAP) hosted the WHLI training at Westminster Church in Northwest Detroit.
During day 2 of the conference, MiCHWA’s CHW Network Working Group Leader Marta Lugo-Rodriguez (REACH Detroit Partnership/CHASS) presented to several of the CHW attendees. Ms. Rodriguez gave a history of MiCHWA’s mission and work thus far while also calling for a unified voice of CHWs. “I have this passion,” she said, “and I want people to feel it.”
Ms. Rodriguez continued to talk about her dreams for CHW Network activities, which includes contributions to MiCHWA’s work on education, policy, and workforce sustainability. Membership in the CHW Network is essential, she said, in order to be a true “voice of many” for the CHW profession: “This is a great opportunity to move on with your future [as a CHW],” she said.
Ms. Rodriguez also talked about what it means to her to be a CHW. “A passion for helping people, that’s where it starts…My day is complete when I know I helped someone.”
WHLI’s Master Trainees will facilitate another leadership training October 25-26 at CHASS Center, Inc. in Southwest Detroit.
Photo courtesy of Rebeca Guzman
MiCHWA attended Spectrum Health’s Fifth Annual Community Health Worker Conference on August 22, 2012. The conference hosted 165 people at Grand Rapids Community College in the Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center. The keynote speaker was national CHW expert and consultant Carl H. Rush of Community Resources, LLC.
As part of the event, Michigan CHW Network Working Group Co-Leader Marta Lugo-Rodriguez (REACH Detroit Partnership/CHASS) and CHW member Felicia Lane (Sew Up the Safety Net) presented “Community Health Workers 101: Our Future in Michigan” over lunch. MiCHWA and its Michigan CHW Network had poster tables at the event and talked with many of the CHWs and CHW supporters who attended. Based on estimates from the Spectrum Health conference planning committee, about 80 percent of attendees were CHWs.
Additionally, the Michigan Public Health Training Center was on site to host a live webinar of Mr. Rush’s keynote presentation. At the start of the webinar, over 90 people had registered to attend concurrently with the in-person presentation. Questions were taken from the audience and from online viewers.
Thanks, Spectrum Health, GRCC, and the Michigan Public Health Training Center, for putting together such a great event!
Photo courtesy of K. Mitchell
MiCHWA Celebrates 1 Year
MiCHWA celebrates one year of grant-funded activities August 19. In honor of reaching this milestone, MiCHWA hosted a birthday party at the University of Michigan School of Social Work. This party kicked off MiCHWA Birthday Week, a weeklong celebration of MiCHWA’s work the past year. Follow our birthday week updates on Twitter and Facebook, including CHW profiles of the day and CHW facts of the day.
Women’s Health Leadership Institute Training
On July 26 and 27, 2012, 15 Community Health Workers (CHWs) attended the Women’s Health Leadership Institute (WHLI) training in Grand Rapids, MI. This training was offered out of the Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health (DHHS-OWH) with the purpose of training and supporting CHWs in leadership development to enhance their capacity to influence change in their communities while addressing women’s health disparities. WHLI Master Trainees Rebeca Guzman (Detroit Healthy Start) and Anne Lee (Migrant Health Promotion) conducted the trainings.
WHLI is also offering trainings two trainings in Detroit, one in September and one in October.
APHA Scholarship Winners
MiCHWA accepted applications for individuals interested in attending the American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California October 27-October 31. After reviewing the applications, Michigan CHW Network members Felicia Lane and Marta Lugo-Rodriguez and Education & Workforce member Linda Witte were chosen. The three women will join other MiCHWA members along with thousands of public health professionals nationwide at the meeting.