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A Special Evening with Elizabeth Smart: Where There's Hope, There's Healing
Elizabeth Smart is an internationally recognized survivor and a leader supporting all people impacted by sexual violence. In 2002, and when she was 14 years old, Elizabeth was abducted from her home in Salt Lake City and held prisoner for 9 months. Now, she is an outspoken survivor, acclaimed author and advocate for victims and their families. Her Asheville address will focus on hope and healing after trauma. It’s a message that’s especially relevant today, when so many people across the country are speaking up and sharing their stories as survivors. Elizabeth’s journey reminds us all that there is life after assault. That there is hope and healing for those who have been impacted by sexual violence.

Mark your calendar for:
Thursday, March 8th • 7:00pm
6:15 – Doors Open – Bring your ticket
7:00 – Program Begins

Special Performance by Kat Williams
Special message from Terry Van Duyn, NC State Senate, and Kristin Cooper, NC First Lady

The event will be followed by a ticketed VIP Champagne Reception at the AB Tech Mission Health Conference Center by Chef Eric Scheffer.

Click here for ticket information about the event and the VIP Reception.

Click here to learn more about Elizabeth Smart
Listen to our interview: “CHANGES-Elizabeth Smart Shares Her Story” 

The Culture of Health Leaders Program is now accepting applications for the 2018 cohort! 
This 3-year leadership development program offers a $20,000 stipend annually for up to 50 participants. The call for applications is open and continues through February 21, 2018. 

The Culture of Health Leaders Program builds on the connections between health and neighborhoods, providing opportunities for leaders to develop skills, network with like-minded professionals, and collaborate across sectors.

Those working in the community development sector are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Co-led by the National Collaborative for Health Equity and CommonHealth Action, the Culture of Health Leaders Program is one of four leadership development programs designed by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, with national partners, to advance the next generation of leaders committed to equity and better health.

For more information and how to apply, Click Here

Community Readiness to Prevent Opioid Abuse Webinar
Thursday, March 8, 2018 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST
Effective community-based actions are urgently needed to combat the ongoing epidemic of opioid overdose. Community readiness (CR) has been linked to communities’ support for collective action, which in turn has been associated with the success of community-wide prevention strategies and resulting behavior change. 

The opioid epidemic is a hot topic; the public health community at large is working to understand and approach this issue to prevent and control opioid abuse and addiction. This webinar features research from NC on CR and will define and provide tools for effective community-based actions which are urgently needed to combat the ongoing epidemic of opioid overdose.

Click here for more information and to register


A-Z Diabetes Educator Boot Camp
The Education Center at Eastern AHEC is hosting a education workshop
When: April 9-13, 2018Where: The Education Center at Easter AHEC, 2600 W. Arlington Blvd., Greenville, NC
Plan now to attend this week-long, in-depth course! A-Z Diabetes Educator Boot Camp is designed to enhance the health care professional’s knowledge of diabetes and promote patient and family centered partnerships in self-management. Current diabetes guidelines and standards of practice and evidence-based strategies in Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) provide the foundation for the Boot Camp.  This course will enable participants to more effectively facilitate behavior change in people with diabetes.

For more information and to register visit: 
http://easternahec.net/continuing-education/z-diabetes-educator-boot-camp-2/

Community Health Workers: Data shows reduce hospitalization and improve outcomes for Patients with Multiple Chronic Diseases 

A 20-minute podcast discussed a recent American Journal of Public Health article about a randomized clinical trial that found that community health workers reduced hospitalization and improved outcomes in uninsured or publicly insured patients with multiple chronic conditions.  
Listen now

Getting to Results: Identifying and using performance measures for improvement
Save the date for: Thursday, January 18th, 10am – 3pm 
Location: NC Arboretum
Click here to register 
Who should attend?  
  • Individuals or organizations that partner with their hospital and/or health department to address community health priorities
  • Health department and hospital representatives involved with community health improvement
Participants will:
  • Identify 3 types of performance measures
  • Practice the 7 steps to identify performance measures and identify performance measures for a real program, initiative, or agency.
  • Identify “headline measures” and discuss their value
  • Plan how to use performance measures to improve performance
  • Communicate how performance measures contribute to population well-being (i.e. how your work contributes to the overall community health improvement work)

This training is free, and lunch will be provided.
  
Note: WNC Healthy Impact hosts this this training quarterly in various locations around the region. 

Much of the food that we waste could feed hungry families in our community. This Summit is an opportunity to learn more about an important piece in addressing community food security.




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