upcoming events

The Social Determinants of Health and the Lifestyle Change Program - August 6th

Thursday, August 6th from 1:00-2:30pm ET*

Social determinants of health (SDH) are the conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play that affect a wide range of health risks and outcomes. In this webinar, the audience will examine the impact of the SDH on individuals at risk for diabetes and how as organizations and Lifestyle Coaches we can address SDH in our program design and delivery to set all participants up for success.

Who: Lifestyle coaches and other professionals interested in health education, health equity, and the Diabetes Prevention Program

What: A FREE webinar – It’s free to the first 50 people who register with the code (attached)

How to Register: CLICK HERE

Where: Remote – Log-in information will be given to people who register

Why: Health equity and continued support of lifestyle coaches is important to us at the MDHHS Diabetes & Kidney Unit!

Recognizing and Responding to Expertise regarding Trauma Informed Work - September 2nd

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2020 | 9:00AM – 12:00PM
Horizons Conference Center 6200 State St, Saginaw, MI 48603

Medical providers and clinical partners practicing in health care settings recognize the pressing needs for professional education to address community priorities for treatment and prevention of child trauma and ACEs-related health and social challenges. Primary care providers and teams are seeking more knowledge of how ACEs-related toxic stress and trauma lead to physical and emotional illness, how to put this science into practice, and/or how to share prevention strategies to help patients heal and build resilience. We will explore the pediatric medical provider’s role in identifying and supporting attachment and resilience in daily practice, strategies for the recognition of trauma symptoms, and practical tools to respond in the busy clinical setting.

Speaker: Heather C. Forkey, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and The Joy McCann Professor for Women in Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Forkey leads programs to address the needs of children who are victims of abuse, neglect and emotional trauma. She received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. She completed her pediatric residency and chief residency at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Forkey has been the recipient of local and federal grants to address issues of children in foster care and to translate promising practices to address physical and mental health needs of children who have been traumatized. She is a recognized leader in the field of child trauma and foster care medicine, has published and presents nationally and internationally on the topic, and her work has been highlighted in the popular press as well, including Forbes, The Boston Globe and The Atlantic.

Learning Objectives:
• Define the 4 characteristics of a caregiving relationship necessary for healthy attachment
• Recognize the most common symptoms of trauma in children
• Identify seven resilience skills that should be supported in children
• Formulate a strategy to respond to children who present with trauma symptoms

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Family Medicine Physicians and Teams including: Pediatricians, PA, Nurses, Psych, Counselors, Social Workers.

**Currently applying for Continuing Education credits for this event

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Live Your Life on Purpose - MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th, 2020 | 5:00pm to 7:00pm

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th, 2020 | 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Davenport University, 3555 E Patrick Rd, Midland, MI 48642
Virtual attendance also an option

Event Purpose
Designed to inspire attendees to focus on their well-being, bring out individual strengths and extend their lifespan. This free event is an opportunity for community members in the Great Lakes Bay Region to learn how to enrich their lives by taking charge of their health and discovering the necessity of having purpose in their lives.

Meet the Speakers
Dr. Kelly Doell, a mental performance consultant specializing in the mental side of active living. His passion is in building tools and teaching strategies that help people find their fit in fitness and maintain it for life.

Dr. Lisa Belanger, a behaviour change expert she helps people take control of the habits for performance, health and happiness. Lisa’s objective is to provide proven, real-world examples and have the audience walk away with key insights or steps for forming new habits.

Who should attend
Community members of all ages seeking to expand their social and emotional well-being.