Nov
19
1:00 PM13:00

NH DHHS Listening Session for State Plan on Aging

As part of a statewide effort to understand the needs of older adults, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services’ (DHHS), Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services (BEAS) and the State Plan on Aging (SPOA) Planning Committee are seeking public input that will guide and inform the next four-year State Plan on Aging.

Listening sessions will run through December 7. Many senior and community centers will host the sessions immediately following the congregate meal to make it easier for older adults to attend. If accommodations are needed for communication access such as interpreters, CART (captioning), assistive listening devices, or other auxiliary aids and/or services, please contact Kim Hillson at 603-271-9215 or Kimberly.Hillson@dhhs.nh.gov 5 business days before the listening session. At least 5 business days advance notice is requested in order to assure availability; requests made fewer than 5 days prior to the event will attempt to be accommodated but cannot be guaranteed.   

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Nov
30
9:00 AM09:00

Behavioral Health Research Seminar: Kelly Aschbrenner, PhD

Title: M-health lifestyle interventions for adolescents with serious emotional disturbance - development and implementation

The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center designates each seminar as an educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Learning Objectives:

1.  Participants will be able to discuss mental health services research methods.

2.  Participants will be able to use and interpret inferential and descriptive statistics. This will enable them to interpret statistical analysis presented in published research and to better interpret their own data.

3.  Participants will be able to describe current research trends through visiting speakers and a review of literature. This will enable researchers to remain innovative and current in their projects.

4.  Participants will be able to maintain high standards of quality, adherence to protocols, and high standards of data acquisition by learning to evaluate research proposals, solve common implementation problems, keep projects on schedule, plan and carry out data analysis and dissemination activities.

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Dec
21
9:00 AM09:00

Behavioral Health Research Seminar: Sarah Lord, PhD and Daisy Goodman, CNM, DNP, MPH

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Sarah Lord, PhD

 Daisy Goodman, CNM, DNP, MPH

Daisy Goodman, CNM, DNP, MPH

Title: Comparative effectiveness of integrated vs. referral-based care for pregnant women with opioid use disorder - Initiating a large, PCORI-funded project

The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center designates each seminar as an educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Learning Objectives:

1.  Participants will be able to discuss mental health services research methods.

2.  Participants will be able to use and interpret inferential and descriptive statistics. This will enable them to interpret statistical analysis presented in published research and to better interpret their own data.

3.  Participants will be able to describe current research trends through visiting speakers and a review of literature. This will enable researchers to remain innovative and current in their projects.

4.  Participants will be able to maintain high standards of quality, adherence to protocols, and high standards of data acquisition by learning to evaluate research proposals, solve common implementation problems, keep projects on schedule, plan and carry out data analysis and dissemination activities.

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Jan
4
9:00 AM09:00

Behavioral Health Research Seminar: Andrea Meier, MS, LADC, LCMHC

Title: Implementation of a New Hampshire community-initiated response to the national opioid crisis: A mixed method process evaluation of the Safe Station program

The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center designates each seminar as an educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Learning Objectives:

1.  Participants will be able to discuss mental health services research methods.

2.  Participants will be able to use and interpret inferential and descriptive statistics. This will enable them to interpret statistical analysis presented in published research and to better interpret their own data.

3.  Participants will be able to describe current research trends through visiting speakers and a review of literature. This will enable researchers to remain innovative and current in their projects.

4.  Participants will be able to maintain high standards of quality, adherence to protocols, and high standards of data acquisition by learning to evaluate research proposals, solve common implementation problems, keep projects on schedule, plan and carry out data analysis and dissemination activities.

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Jan
11
9:00 AM09:00

Behavioral Health Research Seminar: Catherine Stanger, PhD

Title: On Track: Using incentives to increase physical activity among adolescents with obesity - A SYNERGY pilot study

The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center designates each seminar as an educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Learning Objectives:

1.  Participants will be able to discuss mental health services research methods.

2.  Participants will be able to use and interpret inferential and descriptive statistics. This will enable them to interpret statistical analysis presented in published research and to better interpret their own data.

3.  Participants will be able to describe current research trends through visiting speakers and a review of literature. This will enable researchers to remain innovative and current in their projects.

4.  Participants will be able to maintain high standards of quality, adherence to protocols, and high standards of data acquisition by learning to evaluate research proposals, solve common implementation problems, keep projects on schedule, plan and carry out data analysis and dissemination activities.

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Jan
18
9:00 AM09:00

Behavioral Health Research Seminar: John A. Batsis, MD, FACP, AGSF

Title: TBD

The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center designates each seminar as an educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Learning Objectives:

1.  Participants will be able to discuss mental health services research methods.

2.  Participants will be able to use and interpret inferential and descriptive statistics. This will enable them to interpret statistical analysis presented in published research and to better interpret their own data.

3.  Participants will be able to describe current research trends through visiting speakers and a review of literature. This will enable researchers to remain innovative and current in their projects.

4.  Participants will be able to maintain high standards of quality, adherence to protocols, and high standards of data acquisition by learning to evaluate research proposals, solve common implementation problems, keep projects on schedule, plan and carry out data analysis and dissemination activities.

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Jan
25
9:00 AM09:00

Behavioral Health Research Seminar: Diane Gilbert-Diamond, ScD

Title: M-health lifestyle interventions for adolescents with serious emotional disturbance - development and implementation

The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center designates each seminar as an educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Learning Objectives:

1.  Participants will be able to discuss mental health services research methods.

2.  Participants will be able to use and interpret inferential and descriptive statistics. This will enable them to interpret statistical analysis presented in published research and to better interpret their own data.

3.  Participants will be able to describe current research trends through visiting speakers and a review of literature. This will enable researchers to remain innovative and current in their projects.

4.  Participants will be able to maintain high standards of quality, adherence to protocols, and high standards of data acquisition by learning to evaluate research proposals, solve common implementation problems, keep projects on schedule, plan and carry out data analysis and dissemination activities.

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Feb
15
9:00 AM09:00

Behavioral Health Research Seminar: Mary Brunette, MD

Title: TBD

The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center designates each seminar as an educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Learning Objectives:

1.  Participants will be able to discuss mental health services research methods.

2.  Participants will be able to use and interpret inferential and descriptive statistics. This will enable them to interpret statistical analysis presented in published research and to better interpret their own data.

3.  Participants will be able to describe current research trends through visiting speakers and a review of literature. This will enable researchers to remain innovative and current in their projects.

4.  Participants will be able to maintain high standards of quality, adherence to protocols, and high standards of data acquisition by learning to evaluate research proposals, solve common implementation problems, keep projects on schedule, plan and carry out data analysis and dissemination activities.

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Nov
7
12:00 PM12:00

Cancer Control Program Behavioral Research Meeting: Courtney Stevens, PhD

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Speaker:
Courtney Stevens, PhD
Instructor of Psychiatry
T32 Postdoctoral Fellow
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Title: "Energy balance in cancer survivorship - possible directions for an NCI career development award."

Location: Rubin 852

PLEASE NOTE: A light lunch is provided on a first-come basis. 

IF you are planning to attend, please respond to Andrea.M.Gilbert@dartmouth.edu

If you are attending by WebEx, please RSVP to Andrea as we need to update our attendance.

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Nov
2
1:00 PM13:00

Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency will host a Grand Rounds

The Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency will host a Grand Rounds talk with Anna Thomas, MPH - Director of the Manchester Health Department.

Presentation title: Building Community Resilience One Neighborhood at a Time. 

Description:  Science is teaching us that where we live, work, learn, play and pray matters. We are also learning more about adverse childhood experiences/adverse community environments and their influence on health. As New Hampshire’s largest community and biggest City north of Boston, come hear about how a local public health department is striving to build its City’s resilience one neighborhood and school at a time.

 To watch this Leadership Preventive Medicine Grand Rounds presentation Live online, go tohttp://med.dartmouth- hitchcock.org/education/lpmr_grandrounds.html

The session will also be archived on the LPMR website at:  http://med.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/education/lpmr_grandrounds.html

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Nov
2
9:00 AM09:00

Behavioral Health Research Seminar: Cynthia Bianco, MS and Sarah Pratt, PhD

Title: Electronic cigarette use among people with serious mental illness - prevalence and impact on smoking cessation

The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center designates each seminar as an educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

Learning Objectives:

1.  Participants will be able to discuss mental health services research methods.

2.  Participants will be able to use and interpret inferential and descriptive statistics. This will enable them to interpret statistical analysis presented in published research and to better interpret their own data.

3.  Participants will be able to describe current research trends through visiting speakers and a review of literature. This will enable researchers to remain innovative and current in their projects.

4.  Participants will be able to maintain high standards of quality, adherence to protocols, and high standards of data acquisition by learning to evaluate research proposals, solve common implementation problems, keep projects on schedule, plan and carry out data analysis and dissemination activities.

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Oct
31
12:00 PM12:00

Cancer Control Behavioral Research and Behavioral Health Research Seminar

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Speakers:      
James Sargent, MD
Suzanne Tanski, MD
Members of the PATH Study Research Group

Title: " Cigarettes, e-cigarettes, marijuana and health outcomes in a US national longitudinal study”

PLEASE NOTE: A light lunch is provided on a first-come basis. 

IF you are planning to attend, please respond to Andrea.M.Gilbert@dartmouth.edu

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Oct
26
9:00 AM09:00

Center for Technology and Behavioral Health Seminar: Erin L. Winstanley, PhD

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Title: Preliminary Results from a Brief Point-of-Prescription Intervention to Improve Appropriate Use of Opioids 

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About the Presentation: Dr. Winstanley will be presenting on the development and testing of a brief intervention to improve the safe use, storage and disposal of prescription opioids. The intervention occurred at the point-of-prescription in the hospital and was delivered by a Student Pharmacist; web-based information and scripted counseling was delivered as part of the intervention. The presentation will include content on 1) measurement of non-medical use of prescription opioids, 2) results from the website testing phase and 3) preliminary follow-up outcomes.

About the Presenter:  Dr. Winstanley is an Associate Professor at West Virginia University, Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry. Dr. Winstanley received her doctoral degree from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and she has over 18 years of experience as a behavioral health services researcher. Dr. Winstanley has received funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA), as well as local foundations and state agencies. Her current research is focused on reducing the morbidity and mortality associated with the opioid epidemic, as well as the use of technology to improve access and quality of behavioral health services.

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Oct
24
8:30 AM08:30

Team Up, Take Action: A Conference on Partnering for Health Equity

Join colleagues from New Hampshire and Vermont for the third year of Team Up Take Action, a conference aimed at cultivating shared learning among public health, health care, and social service sector professionals in order to advance health equity. Health equity is about removing obstacles to health such as discrimination and inadequate access to employment, fair pay, quality education and housing, safe environments and health care. The conference was developed in response to a growing recognition that to truly build health equity an interdisciplinary, coordinated, cross-sector approach is necessary. Team Up Take Action convenes public health, healthcare, and human and social service professionals to build bridges, understand each other's perspectives and learn best practices in cross-sector partnership and teamwork.

Keynote Speaker: Kevin Barnett, DrPH -  "Transformation, Transparency, and the Imperative for Alignment"

For more information and to register, click here.

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Oct
11
to Oct 12

6th Annual Vermont Center on Behavior & Health Conference - The U.S. Opioid Epidemic: The Need for Innovation and Greater Treatment Capacity

  • Hilton Hotel Burlington (map)
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The 6th Annual VCBH Conference will focus on the nation’s opioid epidemic, improving access to treatment, and effective pain/addiction management. These topics are among the major priorities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institutes of Health. Scholars from leading universities and medical centers will share their research and knowledge throughout the 2-day program. This year’s keynote speaker is Sharon Walsh, Ph.D., Director of the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research, and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Walsh focuses her research on pharmacological issues in opioid dependence and assessing novel treatments for opioid withdrawal.

For conference program, registration and hotel links, please visit our conference webpage.

Can’t attend the conference? Watch it LIVE here.

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Sep
28
8:00 AM08:00

Tenth Annual C. Everett Koop, MD Tobacco Treatment Conference: It's Not Just Cigarettes Anymore

  • Auditoria E & F, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (map)
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Tenth Annual C. Everett Koop, MD Tobacco Treatment Conference: It’s Not Just Cigarettes Anymore

Tobacco use in the population has changed dramatically with many novel products entering the market in the past few years. Cigarettes remain the most commonly used product among adults – and the most deadly. In addition to potentially lower-harm tobacco products, like electronic cigarettes, we face more use of other combusted products like marijuana – especially in states where recreational use is legal. In the clinic or ambulatory setting, we struggle to deliver advice to the many constellations of tobacco and marijuana use. The Tenth Annual Koop Conference will embrace the complexity of these issues by addressing many different aspects of inhaled use of substances.

Learning Outcome
At the conclusion of this learning activity, the participant will be able to discuss at least three recent changes in evidence-based care of individuals who use tobacco, tobacco products, or marijuana.

Target Audience
Physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, addiction specialists, social workers, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, dental assistants, tobacco treatment specialists, educators, students and all clinicians who work with tobacco users.

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Sep
14
9:00 AM09:00

Community Engaged Research Cafe

This is an event to bring Dartmouth health care researchers and community members together to discuss what health challenges are important in our communities and how researchers and community members can work together to find solutions.

Join this interactive gathering to meet others interested in community engaged research, discuss lessons learned, challenges and opportunities for collaboration.

There is no cost to attend. 

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Jul
18
12:00 PM12:00

Cancer Control Program Behavioral Research Meeting: Dr. Sarah Pratt

Title: " Evaluating E-cigarette Substitution in Chronic Smokers with Serious Mental Illness: Update on a Clinical Trial"

Dr. Sarah Pratt has been at Dartmouth since 1999 when she completed a clinical internship, followed by a one-year research and clinical post-doctoral fellowship.  Her research interests and expertise primarily involve the development of interventions for people with serious mental illness aimed at enhancing health, symptom self-management, community functioning, quality of life, and fitness, as well as studies to evaluate integrated models of physical and mental health care, and assessment of In SHAPE, a fitness promotion program for people with serious mental illness.  She also has conducted smoking cessation research for the past 10 years, serving as Site PI on a randomized controlled trial of Chantix and as Co-PI on a large, statewide study that assessed the use of incentives to encourage smoking cessation among Medicaid recipients with SMI.  In the course of this work, she developed an interest in research on electronic cigarettes.  One of her two currently funded R01s is evaluating the appeal and impact of electronic cigarettes among chronic smokers with SMI who have been unable to quit smoking.

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PLEASE NOTE: A light lunch is provided on a first-come basis. 

IF you are planning to attend, please respond to Andrea.M.Gilbert@dartmouth.edu

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Jun
13
6:30 PM18:30

The Magnitude of the Opioid Crisis in New Hampshire: Barriers and treatment for patients with substance use disorder

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Hosted by The Mascoma Community Health Center in Canaan, NH.

Our guest speaker will be Peter Mason, MD, Family Medicine Physician, who has been practicing in Lebanon since 1981. Dr. Mason is an Assistant Professor of Community and Family Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and has provided medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder in the Upper Valley since 2005.

We hope you can join us for an engaging talk on the Opioid Crisis in NH.

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Jun
5
8:00 AM08:00

Psychiatry Grand Rounds: Kelly Aschbrenner, PhD

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Title:  Early Intervention with Mobile Health Coaching and Peer Support to Address Health Risks Among Young People with Serious Mental Illness

 Dr. Aschbrenner is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Adjunct Assistant Professor of the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. She is also Co-PI on the Core Research Project for the HPRCD.

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Jun
1
12:00 PM12:00

Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency Quality Improvement Practicum Projects

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The Leadership Preventive Medicine Residency will be celebrating the Quality Improvement Practicum Projects of our upcoming 2018 graduates, with a Poster Fair of their projects on Friday, June 1st between 12-1:00pm.  It will be located in the foyer, 4th floor of Williamson and Rubin buildings.  Food will be served.  We hope you will stop by to visit the great work of our physician trainees.

Luke Barré, MD – Rheumatology Fellow: “Improving Gout Management in Primary Care: The Gout Gap”

Megan Gallagher, MD – Infectious Disease: “Improving Early Sepsis Detection and the Best Practice Alert for Sepsis Management”

Julia MacCallum, MD – OB/GYN:  “Improving brief intervention and referral to treatment for substance use in the prenatal period”

Kate MacMillan, MD – Pediatrics: “Improving Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Care through a Patient and Family Centered Assessment Tool”

Saumya Saini, MD – Endocrinology: “Improving the Care for Patients with Thyroid Cancer by Increasing Adherence to Clinical Practice Guidelines”

Hillary Spencer, MD – Pediatrics: “Improving identification and documentation of SDH in GAP”

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May
31
3:00 PM15:00

JUULs in Schools: A Panel Discussion about E-cigarette Use and Vaping among Vermont Teens

  • Health Department Conference Room 2B (map)
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Join us on May 31, World No Tobacco Day, for a presentation and panel discussion on the use of JUUL — the e-cigarette brand — among youth in Vermont schools. Hear from students, school faculty members and health officials, including Health Commissioner Mark Levine, MD, about the increasing popularity of e-cigarettes and vaping among students, and strategies for protecting our youth from addiction and harm caused by nicotine.

JUUL is a small, easily concealed device, often resembling a flash drive, that delivers a high dose of nicotine. A single “pod” can have the nicotine equivalent of an entire pack of cigarettes. Nicotine is a highly addictive substance that can harm adolescent brain development.

According to the Vermont Youth Risk Behavior Survey, about a third of high school students, including nearly 45 percent of 12th graders have ever used an electronic vapor device.

Watch Online via Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/HealthVermont

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May
30
2:00 PM14:00

ASTHO-PRC Ask the Experts: Mental and Public Health Integration

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Expert panelists from University of Washington Prevention Research Center, Dartmouth University Prevention Research Center, Nevada Department of Health and Human Services will address the intersection of community-based research, policy development and program implementation related to integrating mental and public health. Upon registration, participants will have the opportunity to submit questions for the panelists to address. 

CDC supports 26 Prevention Research Centers (PRCs) connected with accredited schools of public health or schools of medicine to conduct prevention research. These centers also partner with community stakeholders to translate the research into effective programs and other strategies to support national and state initiatives to improve public health.  

Featuring:
Stephen Bartels, MD, MS, Co-Principal Investigator, Health Promotion Research Center at Dartmouth
Julie Kotchevar, PhD, Deputy Director, Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
Lesley Steinman, MPH, MSW, Research Scientist, University of Washington Health Promotion Research Center

OBJECTIVES:

  • Facilitate discussion between public health professionals and public health experts.
  • Identify strategies for reducing stigma associated with mental and behavioral health.
  • Understand how public health can integrate with mental and behavioral health.
  • Learn how state health departments can partner with PRCs to implement and adapt public health programs for people with mental health illness.
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May
24
11:00 AM11:00

HPRCD Obesity Research Think Tank

We host monthly obesity research think tanks as an opportunity for Dartmouth researchers and their collaborators to discuss current issues related to their grant applications. At these meetings we offer technical assistance and facilitate new connections. Researchers can bring a question, talk about a need, or bring the aims of their next grant. We focus on helping attendees think through what they need to move their work forward.

Meetings are located in Café B at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. See the map for directions: http://www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/documents/level_2.pdf

We also offer a WebEx option for attendees to join us from a remote location. To request information about how to attend through WebEx, please email us at: Health.Promotion.Research.Center@Dartmouth.Edu with the word WebEx in the subject line.

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May
23
12:00 PM12:00

Cancer Control Program Behavioral Research Meeting: Mary Brunette, MD

  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, L2B (map)
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Title: “Randomized trial of smoking cessation interventions for Medicaid beneficiaries - do incentives and  intervention intensity matter?”

Location: DHMC L2B

PLEASE NOTE: A light lunch is provided on a first-come basis. 
IF you are planning to attend, please respond to Andrea.M.Gilbert@dartmouth.edu

 

 Mary Brunette, MD Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Mary Brunette, MD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

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May
8
5:00 PM17:00

Leading the Way to Diabetes & Tobacco Treatment for those Diagnosed with Behavior Health and Substance Use Disorders

  • Pandora Mill Building, 1st Floor Multipurpose Room (map)
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Please join us in this learning opportunity where attendees will:

  • Learn strategies to increase access to and participation in Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) among individuals diagnosed with behavioral health or substance use disorders.
  • Increase confidence to effectively deliver DSME programs to this population.
  • Make the association between diabetes and tobacco treatment and HEDIS performance.
  • Learn about tobacco treatment resources offered through QuitNow-NH.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Professionals that serve people with diabetes, provide DSME services, or want to increase referrals to DSME. This includes but is not limited to: certified diabetes educators, registered dietitians, registered nurses, pharmacists, physicians, advanced practice registered nurses, physician assistants, social workers, and behavioral health professionals.

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May
3
11:00 AM11:00

HPRCD Tobacco Research Think Tank

We host monthly tobacco research think tanks as an opportunity for Dartmouth researchers and their collaborators to discuss current issues related to their grant applications. At these meetings we offer technical assistance and facilitate new connections. Researchers can bring a question, talk about a need, or bring the aims of their next grant. We focus on helping attendees think through what they need to move their work forward.

Meetings are located in Café B at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. See the map for directions: http://www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/documents/level_2.pdf

We also offer a WebEx option for attendees to join us from a remote location. To request information about how to attend through WebEx, please email us at: Health.Promotion.Research.Center@Dartmouth.Edu with the word WebEx in the subject line.

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Apr
25
5:00 PM17:00

7th Annual C. Everett Koop Distinguished Lecture: "The Case Against Sugar"

Featuring Gary Taubes, Journalist, Co-Founder of Nutrition Science Initiative (NUSI)

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The sugar industry’s role in influencing public policy and the research agenda, and the (likely) between sugar, weight gain & loss, diabetes and associated chronic diseases. Gary Taubes will discuss his latest book, The Case Against Sugar, and will inform the audience about how to think about making informed decisions on sugar as individuals and as a society. Book sales & signing of The Case Against Sugar follows talk.

Speaker Bio:
Gary Taubes is cofounder of the Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI). He's an investigative science and health journalist, the author of Why We Get Fat and Good Calories, Bad Calories, and a former staff writer for Discover and correspondent for the journal Science. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, and Esquire, and has been included in numerous Best of anthologies, including The Best of the Best American Science Writing (2010). He has received three Science in Society Journalism Awards from the National Association of Science Writers. He is also the recipient of a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research.

Co-sponsors: C. Everett Koop Institute, Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Rockefeller Center

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Apr
6
9:00 AM09:00

Behavioral Health Research Seminar: Dr. Karen Fortuna

Title: "Peer and Technology-Supported Integrated Illness Self-Management"

Karen L. Fortuna, PhD, MSW is a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award T32 Training Post-Doctoral Fellow in Geriatric Mental Health Services Research (NRSA T32MH073553) at Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging. Her primary research interest is service delivery strategies for older adults with serious mental illnesses and chronic health conditions. Dr. Fortuna is currently engaging in highly innovative research at the interface of medical and psychiatric self-management and the use of technology and peer specialists (PeerTECH). Dr. Fortuna was recently awarded the NARSAD Young Investigator Grants from the Brain and Behavior Foundation for her work with peer specialists. During her upcoming presentation, Dr. Fortuna will discuss the development and implementation of PeerTECH, lessons learned working with peer specialists, and pilot study findings. 

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Apr
5
11:00 AM11:00

HPRCD Opioid Research Think Tank

We host monthly opioid research think tanks as an opportunity for Dartmouth researchers and their collaborators to discuss current issues related to their grant applications. At these meetings we offer technical assistance and facilitate new connections. Researchers can bring a question, talk about a need, or bring the aims of their next grant. We focus on helping attendees think through what they need to move their work forward.

Meetings are located in Café B at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. See the map for directions: http://www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/documents/level_2.pdf

We also offer a WebEx option for attendees to join us from a remote location. To request information about how to attend through WebEx, please email us at: Health.Promotion.Research.Center@Dartmouth.Edu with the word WebEx in the subject line.

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Mar
28
8:00 AM08:00

The Real Cost to Business: The Mental Health and Addiction Crisis

  • Southern New Hampshire University – Mara Auditorium, Webster Hall (map)
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Sponsored by: Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Northeast Delta Dental, Charles Schwab and The Hypertherm Hope Foundation

This forum is an opportunity to explore the challenges for employers of addressing behavioral health issues in the workplace. Mental health disorders, co-occurring addiction issues and their impact in workplace, is staggering. Supporting employees who are grappling with mental health issues and the stigma associated with those issues is not insurmountable, but addressing them with a new perspective and supportive treatment options are needed. Those are just some of the topics which will be addressed during this forum. Attendees will leave having heard best practices, insights and considerations for assisting employees, and helping businesses to build a culture of health that ultimately aligns with business goals. 

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Mar
23
9:00 AM09:00

Behavioral Health Research Seminar: Dr. Sarah Pratt

  • Aquarium Conference Room, 3rd Floor (map)
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Title: "Electronic Cigarettes: a Potential Harm Reduction Strategy for Chronic Smokers with SMI Who Can’t Quit"

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Dr. Sarah Pratt has been at Dartmouth since 1999 when she completed a clinical internship, followed by a one-year research and clinical post-doctoral fellowship.  Her research interests and expertise primarily involve the development of interventions for people with serious mental illness aimed at enhancing health, symptom self-management, community functioning, quality of life, and fitness, as well as studies to evaluate integrated models of physical and mental health care, and assessment of In SHAPE, a fitness promotion program for people with serious mental illness.  She also has conducted smoking cessation research for the past 10 years, serving as Site PI on a randomized controlled trial of Chantix and as Co-PI on a large, statewide study that assessed the use of incentives to encourage smoking cessation among Medicaid recipients with SMI.  In the course of this work, she developed an interest in research on electronic cigarettes.  One of her two currently funded R01s is evaluating the appeal and impact of electronic cigarettes among chronic smokers with SMI who have been unable to quit smoking.

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Mar
15
11:00 AM11:00

HPRCD Obesity Research Think Tank

We host monthly obesity research think tanks as an opportunity for Dartmouth researchers and their collaborators to discuss current issues related to their grant applications. At these meetings we offer technical assistance and facilitate new connections. Researchers can bring a question, talk about a need, or bring the aims of their next grant. We focus on helping attendees think through what they need to move their work forward.

Meetings are located in Café B at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. See the map for directions: http://www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/documents/level_2.pdf

We also offer a WebEx option for attendees to join us from a remote location. To request information about how to attend through WebEx, please email us at: Health.Promotion.Research.Center@Dartmouth.Edu with the word WebEx in the subject line.

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Mar
1
2:00 PM14:00

Ask the Experts: Prevention Research Centers - Preventing Childhood Obesity

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DESCRIPTION:
Childhood obesity affects approximately 12.7 million children and adolescents in the United States. Multi-component local, state, and national initiatives that address both communities and educational systems can have a significant impact on reducing childhood obesity. Expert panelists will address policies, evidence-based programs, and key partnerships for successful childhood obesity prevention initiatives.
 
When you register, submit up to two questions that will be addressed by the speakers during the panel. The session will offer an engaging discussion about the intersections of community-based research, policy development, and public health practice.
 
This virtual event is the first of a three-part series highlighting CDC’s Prevention Research Centers. Join us for upcoming Ask the Experts events highlighting mental health and rural health.  
 
EXPERT PANEL:

  • Lesley Cottrel, PhD
    Co-Principal Investigator, West Virginia Prevention Research Center
    Professor & Vice Chair of Pediatric Research, West Virginia University
    Director, West Virginia University Center for Excellence in Disabilities
  • Rahul Gupta, MD, MPH, MBA, FACP
    Commissioner & State Health Officer, Bureau for Public Health,
    West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
  • David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM
    Director, Yale University Prevention Research Center
    Founder, True Health Initiative
  • Sarah Sliwa, PhD
    Health Scientist, CDC Healthy Schools, Division of Population Health
     

OBJECTIVES:

  • Facilitate discussion between public health professionals and childhood obesity experts.
  • Identify strategies for translating public health research to practice.
  • Understand how to implement multi-component interventions that address physical activity, nutrition, and educational attainment.
  • Learn how state health departments can partner with PRCs, along with other education, community and non-traditional partners to implement childhood obesity prevention programs. 
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Mar
1
11:00 AM11:00

HPRCD Tobacco Research Think Tank

We host monthly tobacco research think tanks as an opportunity for Dartmouth researchers and their collaborators to discuss current issues related to their grant applications. At these meetings we offer technical assistance and facilitate new connections. Researchers can bring a question, talk about a need, or bring the aims of their next grant. We focus on helping attendees think through what they need to move their work forward.

Meetings are located in Café B at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. See the map for directions: http://www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/documents/level_2.pdf

We also offer a WebEx option for attendees to join us from a remote location. To request information about how to attend through WebEx, please email us at: Health.Promotion.Research.Center@Dartmouth.Edu with the word WebEx in the subject line.

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Feb
15
11:00 AM11:00

HPRCD Opioid Research Think Tank

We host monthly opioid research think tanks as an opportunity for Dartmouth researchers and their collaborators to discuss current issues related to their grant applications. At these meetings we offer technical assistance and facilitate new connections. Researchers can bring a question, talk about a need, or bring the aims of their next grant. We focus on helping attendees think through what they need to move their work forward.

Meetings are located in Café B at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. See the map for directions: http://www.dartmouth-hitchcock.org/documents/level_2.pdf

We also offer a WebEx option for attendees to join us from a remote location. To request information about how to attend through WebEx, please email us at: Health.Promotion.Research.Center@Dartmouth.Edu with the word WebEx in the subject line.

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Feb
9
12:00 PM12:00

The Dartmouth Institute Research in Progress Talk: Anna Adachi-Mejia, PhD

Title: Photovoice as a method to engage older adults of color and of language minorities in New Hampshire
Location: WTRB Room 571 E & W; 1 Medical Center Dr., Lebanon, NH

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Biography
Anna M. Adachi-Mejia, PhD is the Director of Dartmouth’s Prevention Research Center, the Health Promotion Research Center at Dartmouth (HPRCD). She is an Associate Professor at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, a faculty Fellow with the Center for Program Design and Evaluation (CPDE), and a program member of the Cancer Control Research Program at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center. Dr. Adachi-Mejia teaches at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, supervises multiple research teams, and collaborates with partners in academic, community, and non-profit organizations across the country. Adachi-Mejia's research leverages her multidisciplinary training and collaborations to apply novel strategies to measure both human behavior and health outcomes. For this presentation, Dr. Adachi-Mejia will describe her grant funded by the Endowment for Health that applies a technique called “photovoice.” The photovoice process inverts the traditional research approach by putting the focus of empowerment on the participants themselves. Participants take pictures, describe in their own words what they photographed and why, and use that information to facilitate improvements in the community. For this study, she asked participants from the Bhutanese, Hispanic/Latino, and Black/African American communities living in southern New Hampshire to think about their experience of aging in New Hampshire, including what was going well for them and what they wanted help with from others. In this presentation, she will describe the extensive academic and community partnerships and the process involved in activating this type of community-engaged research.

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