Spring 2018 Workshop – Slides

Cognitive Ability & Social Isolation
Doreen Putnam, CDP, CIPG, Certified Dementia Practitioner, DCPutnam Consulting

Road Safety Decision-Making
Diana Imondi Dias, Public Affairs/Traffic Safety Programs Manager at AAA Northeast

Sensory Awareness
Martha Watson, MS, APRN, GCNS-BC, Clinical Innovation Specialist/Magnet Coordinator; Center for Professional Practice Innovation, Newport Hospital

Caring for the Caregiver
Kathleen Fresher-Samways, DPT, PT, Director of Quality Improvement & Enabling Services, Island Health Care Community Health Center

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

Sleep Patterns & Restorative Practices (Sleep resources below)
Katie Sharkey, MD, PhD, Clinician, University Medicine Foundation; Researcher, Sleep for Science Research Laboratory


SWHR_Women & Sleep Apnea 

SWHR_Women & Sleep Guide

Spring 2019 Workshop – Slides

Conference Introduction and Survey Results

Carrie Bridges Feliz, MPH, Co-Chair Women’s Health Council of RI


Financial Stress as a Social Determinant of Health

Carrie Bridges Feliz, MPH, Lifespan Community Health Institute


Understanding the Nuances of Long-Term Disability

Donna Nesselbush, JD, Marasco & Nesselbush


Navigating the Red Flags of Medicare and Other Health Insurance

Mary Ladd, RI Division of Elderly Affairs

6:50-7:10   Meg Ivatts, HealthSource RI


Resources/Social Supports for Patients and Caregivers

Angela B. Ankoma, MPH, MSW, United Way of RI


Videos from the Intimate Partner Violence Workshop (2011)

Constance A. Howes, JD introduces the the Women’s Health Council of RI workshop.




Amy S. Gottlieb, MD presents statistics and information about Intimate Partner Violence.




Sarah C. DeCataldo describes the dynamics, of IPV and of power and control wheel.




Deborah DeBare, MMHS introduces Maria, a hypothetical patient. Each presenter hereafter builds on Maria’s story.




Amy S. Gottlieb, MD details the importance of IPV screening and interactions with patients.




Margaret Howard, PhD describes non-judgmental, empathic screening and non-verbal cues to notice.




Amy Goldberg, MD discusses the impact on children who witness or experience IPV.




Sandra M. Shaw, MSN, RN discusses the content and importance of initial assessment for IPV.




Jennifer E. Lang, MSW, LCSW discusses creating a safety plan for victims/survivors of IPV.




Detective Sergeant William Merandi describes law enforcement responsibilities around IPV.




Amy S. Gottlieb, MD details how a systems based approach can improve the health care response to IPV.




Yvonne M. Heredia, MSN, RN, CDOE speaks about the transition from victim of IPV to survivor.





Pocket Cards

  • Pocket Cards are included in the handouts for Conference and Workshop attendees. In these downloadable web formats, the front and back of each card are printed on one page.

Pregnancy as a Window to Future Health: What long-term health issues to watch for based on a patient’s pregnancy history.

 Intimate Partner Violence 1: Initial screening questions to use before a patient has disclosed that they are being abused, because providers have great influence in directing a victim to places for intervention.

Intimate Partner Violence 2: Follow-up screening and trust-building statements once a patient has disclosed that they are being abused.

Smoking Cessation, Smoking Prevention: A series of 7 cards expand on the traditional Ask & AdviseAssess, Assist protocol (Assist – Positive ReinforcementAssist – Pregnant WomenAssist – Second Hand Smoke). These cards include the kinds of tobacco use to look for, the stages of readiness to quit (Unwilling to QuitWilling to Quit) how to move a patient towards quitting and how to help when they’re ready. Cards also address how to help pregnant women who smoke quit, and the risks of second hand smoke.

Smoking Cessation – Ask & Advise

Smoking Cessation – Assess

Smoking Cessation – Assist: Positive Reinforcement

Smoking Cessation – Assist: Pregnant Women

Smoking Cessation – Assist: Second Hand Smoke

Smoking Cessation – Assist: Unwilling to Quit

Smoking Cessation – Assist:  Willing to Quit

Prescribing Opioids/Recovering from Opioid Addiction: Describes step-by-step approach for responsibly prescribing opioids and setting up patient contract for use. Also includes steps for helping a patient recover from opioid addiction.

Behavioral Health cards:

Screening for Depression: Details why clinicians should screen for depression, groups at greater risk for experiencing depression, and the patient self-assessment PHQ-9 clinicians can use to further understand a patient’s experience with mental health and wellness.

Screening for Suicide: Includes the most common list of questions used to determine patient’s risk of suicide. In mnemonic form, this list is known as “IS PATH WARM?”

Bridging Physical and Behavioral Health: Shows how depression affects both physical and behavioral health; includes an infographic illustrating the multiple external risk factors that are correlated to adverse health behaviors and outcomes.

SAFE-T Suicide Assessment Five-step Evaluation and Triage: Provided by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, this card details risk factors, protective factors, suicidality patterns, and possible interventions.

Adolescent Girls’ Health Pocket Cards

Strengths-Based-Approach: This pocket card combines questions that “get into adolescent heads” with prompts to strengthen their resiliency indicators throughout the psychosocial screening.

Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention for Youth: This card is from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

CRAFFT: Helps determine the probability of substance abuse and dependency; from the Children’s Hospital in Boston.


Resolving Socioeconomic Stressors for Stronger, Healthier Women

Resolving Socioeconomic Stressors: When providers recommend healthcare practices like exercise and safe behaviors, they make assumptions that their patients live in safe neighborhoods, are not in abusive relationships, have stable employment and can read the instructions on their medications. This card provides resources for a wide range of socioeconomic assistance available in RI.

Affordable Care Act: Patient opportunities, including specific benefits for women that lower costs, improves care, improves access and helps families afford good insurance.

Affordable Care Act Timeline: This timeline from 2010 to 2014 shows when key provisions become effective that give more healthcare control back to doctors and their patients.


Resources for Addressing Socioeconomic Stressors 

Socioeconomic Stressors Resources Poster: This 11 inch x 17 inch poster is packed with Rhode Island Resources for patients with stressors related to socioeconomic issues.


Screening SCOFF





The Women’s Health Council sponsors Conferences and Critical Workshop Trainings. Long after the events are over, information from the events, panelists and speakers remain available on this site in a variety of formats.

Pocket Cards are pocket size screening tools that contain the latest questions and language for provider use to gain clarity on a patient’s condition and make referrals.

Presentation Slides were compiled by event panelists and contain in-depth statistics on event topics.

Report Cards track specific statistics on the state of Women’s Health in RI.

Videos of speakers delivering talks were recorded at our Women’s Health Conferences.