Opening Plenary: Delivering Health Education in Culturally Diverse Populations

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 11:00am - 1:00pm ET 

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SOPHE Welcome
Speaker: Elaine Auld, MPH, MCHES® 

Greetings from CDC, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Speaker: Karen Hacker, MD, MPH, Director of CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP)

Presidential Address - Advancing Health Equity: Taking an Anti-racism Approach to Health Promotion Leadership and Action
Speaker: Jean Breny, PhD, MPH

Health Education and Social Justice
Speaker: David Satcher, MD, PhD 

Learning Objectives:
1) Demonstrate three ways of understanding cultural diversity and the importance of cultural competence.
2) Cite examples of disparities between the backgrounds of the presenter and the audience in terms of public health education.
3) Discuss strategies for bridging the gaps that often exist between presenter and audience in achieving public health education.
4) Discuss common characteristics of quality leadership in public health and public health education.

Elaine Auld, MPH, CHES

Society for Public Health Education

Elaine Auld, MPH, MCHES, has served as SOPHE’s Chief Executive Officer since 1995, where she oversees the organization’s portfolio in professional preparation, professional development, research, and advocacy/public policy.  Over her 30+ year career, Ms. Auld has published on more than 40 journal articles and book chapters on health education’s role in community/school health education competencies, health equity, national and international workforce development, and public policy.  For the last five years, she has been involved in quality assurance in school health education, promotion of the the WSCC model, and supported the National Task Force on the Future of School Health Education.  Ms. Auld holds her MPH from the University of Michigan School of Public Health with a concentration in health behavior and is a master certified health education specialist. 

Elizabeth Stevenson, MPH

Health Educator, Stevenson Solutions

Beth Stevenson has worked in public health education for over 30 years. Ms. Stevenson has been a classroom teacher, trainer/facilitator for 40 years and has designed and led initiatives such as the American Cancer Society School Health Leadership Institutes, CDC’s first Wellness Policy training for state teams, and a year-long rites of passage program for middle schoolers. Her current work includes designing and implementing a program to target nutrition and physical activity behaviors in schools with a focus on children, families and teachers. Prior to her current project, she was with the CDC and the National Office of the American Cancer Society. At CDC, she served in multiple positions including as Goal Team Leader for the CDC-wide effort to address child health. With the American Cancer Society she developed the organization’s approach to supporting school health.

Karen Hacker, MD, MPH

Director of CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP)

Jean Breny, PhD, MPH

David Satcher, MD, PhD

Debbie Yembra

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