WORKSHOP MAY 3rd
SPRING 2018 WORKSHOP
Healthy Aging in Women
May 3rd, 4:30-8:00PM
This is a free conference.
Dinner is provided.
Applications for CEUs have been made.
Registration is required.
“Healthy Aging in Women”
4:30-5:30 Registration, Networking, Box Dinner, and Resource Tables
5:30–5:35 Conference Introduction Peg Miller, MD, Co-chair, Women’s Health Council of RI
5:35-6:45 Check In, Check Up and Rock On
Strength, Posture, Balance and Walking Speed
Wendy Fox, PT, DPT, GCS, WCS, Clinical Specialist, Women’s Health, Geriatrics at RI Hospital
Cognitive Ability & Social Isolation
Doreen Putnam, CDP, CIPG, Certified Dementia Practitioner, DCPutnam Consulting
Sleep Patterns & Restorative Practices
Katie Sharkey, MD, PhD, Clinician, University Medicine Foundation; Researcher, Sleep for Science Research Laboratory
Road Safety Decision-Making
Diana Imondi Dias, Public Affairs/Traffic Safety Programs Manager at AAA Northeast
Martha Watson, MS, APRN, GCNS-BC, Clinical Innovation Specialist/Magnet Coordinator; Center for Professional Practice Innovation, Newport Hospital
6:45-7:00 Q&A Session
7:00-7:20 Caring for the Caregiver
Kathleen Fresher-Samways, DPT, PT, Director of Quality Improvement & Enabling Services, Island Health Care Community Health Center
7:20-7:40 Advanced Care Planning
Jennifer Ritzau, MD, Director, Complex Care Conversations Program, Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island; Medical Director/Director, Palliative Care, Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island
7:40-8:00 Q&A Session, Closing Remarks, and Evaluations
Carrie Bridges Feliz, MPH, Co-chair, Women’s Health Council of RI
The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
222 Richmond Street, Providence, RI
Free Parking available at adjacent Richmond Garage
(See security for parking voucher)
At the conclusion of this presentation:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas of Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Women’s Health Council of RI. The Warren Alpert Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians
Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Psychologists: The Alpert Medical School, Brown University has been approved by the Rhode Island Psychological Association to offer continuing education credits for Psychologists. The Alpert Medical School, Brown University maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 2.5 Category 1 CE Credits. (Credits available to RI licensed psychologists only).
Physician Assistants/Nurse Practitioners: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.
Physical Therapists: This program has been approved for 2.5 Continuing Education Hours by the Rhode Island Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association.
Licensed Mental Health Counselors: This program has been approved for 2.5 continuing education units by the RI Mental Health Counselors Association.
Nurses: This Continuing Nursing Education Activity has been approved through the Northeast Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, for 2.5 Contact Hours.
Social Workers: This program has been approved for 2.5 Social Work continuing education credits by the National Association of Social Workers-Rhode Island Chapter in accordance with the Regulations of the RI Social Work Board of Licensure. NASW Authorization # RI-6991.
The Women’s Health Council is sponsored by
Lifespan Women’s Medicine Collaborative and
Lifespan Community Health Institute
5:00-5:30 Registration & Reception
5:30–5:45 Spark Award Winner Announcement
5:45-6:00 Conference Introduction: Financial Health as a Social Determinant
Carrie Bridges Feliz, MPH, Co-chair, Women’s Health Council of RI
6:00-6:30 Financial Health as a Foundation
6:30-6:40 Video Interlude
6:40-7:10 Financial Health – Policy and Advocacy
7:10-7:30 Q&A and Closing Remarks
Peg Miller, MD, Co-chair, Women’s Health Council of RI
The Rhode Island Foundation
Rhode Island Room, 1st Floor
1 Union Station, Providence, RI
National Women’s Health Week
MAY 14-20, 2017
National Women’s Health Week is May 14-20. We hope you are working to highlight this week and the importance of women focusing on their health and wellbeing. Please take advantage of the resources and information listed on the National Women’s Health Week Website and the linked Toolkit, Slides and Talking Points for health professionals.
National Women’s Health Week is led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office on Women’s Health (OWH). The 18th annual observance kicks off on Mother’s Day, May 14, and is celebrated through May 20, 2017. National Women’s Health Week encourages women to make their health a priority and reminds them to take steps for better health at every age. HHS OWH encourages women to:
Thank you for your work to improve health outcomes for the women. Please share this information with your networks and huge thanks to Laurie Robinson for producing the above information and encouraging it to be shared!
Women’s Health Council
For: Her development and implementation of the Anchor ED Program which connects overdose patients in Hospital EDs with peer to peer recovery support while they are being held for observation, a time when they are likely to be receptive to help from others who have lived the experience, and continues that care post visit to help them on a path to recovery and health.
Innovative research, education, clinical care and policy/advocacy that improves medical, behavioral and/or social health of women in Rhode Island at any point in their lifespan. Size of initiative is not relevant.
Focuses on health and/or socioeconomic disparities in community
Removes barriers to care or broadens reach of existing are centers
Has been in place for 1 year with demonstrable results
Links providers who deliver care and coordinate services or promotes the health of women
Expected transferability of process, service or program to other organizations
Ability to engage patients, clients and/or community in a meaningful way
– – Links providers who deliver care and coordinate services or promotes the health of women.
– – Expected transferability of process, service or program to other organizations.
– – Ability to engage patients, clients and/or community in a meaningful way.No weighting has been assigned to the criteria.
For more information about or to nominate for the Spark Award or for more information about the Women’s Health Council of RI, contact Robin Zaman at 401 444.8009
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Nominations are being accepted for the Karen Rosene Montella, M.D., Spark Award for Innovation in Women’s Health in RI. The distinction recognizes innovative services, processes or programs that improve medical, behavioral and/or social health for Rhode Island women of all ages.
Named for Rosene Montella, M.D., senior vice president of women’s services and clinical integration at Lifespan and professor and vice chair of medicine and director of obstetric medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, the award focuses on health and socioeconomic disparities in the community. It is an acknowledgement of a provider’s efforts to remove barriers to care or broaden the reach of existing care centers; link providers in care delivery and coordination; and engage patients and the community. Rosene Montella helped found the Women’s Health Council of RI, serving as chair since its inception in 2008.
“We have no shortage in Rhode Island of compassionate providers working hard every day to ensure a broad spectrum of women receive high-quality, comprehensive care,” said Peg Miller, M.D., FACP, director of Lifespan’s Women’s Medicine Collaborative and co-chair of the Women’s Health Council of RI. “Through this award, we’d like to call attention to those committed providers for their valued contributions to raising the bar on women’s health in our state.”
Any provider or provider organization that cares for the social, medical and behavioral health of women and/or girls in Rhode Island is eligible for the award, including direct caregivers, payors or policy makers who work in institutions or the community such as educators, public health professionals, or social service providers. Individuals may nominate themselves or others. Completed nomination forms can be emailed to Krystal Branco at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline is October 1.
For more information about or to nominate for the Spark Award, contact Krystal Branco at email@example.com or 401 793.7382.
For more information about the Women’s Health Council of RI, contact Robin Zaman at 401 444.8009
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