Health & Education: Events & Training

Health, Racial Disparities, and Economic Justice: January 21

This webinar from Nonprofit Quarterly examines racial disparities in healthcare, and solutions to address them.



Disaster PRIMR 2021 Conference, January 31 – February 4

This virtual conference through Texas A&M University will share best practices, lessons learned (or yet to be learned), and insights gained in all dimensions of disaster readiness.

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The Interplay Between Environmental Exposures and Mental Health Outcomes: February 2-3, 2021 | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM both days

There is growing evidence that the environment can play an important role in mental health—yet research into the effects of environmental stressors rarely focuses on behavioral and mental health outcomes. Please join us for our next virtual workshop to explore emerging science on the relationship, harmful or beneficial, between environmental exposures and mental health.



People Experiencing Homelessness – November 19

The third webinar will examine services available to people experiencing homelessness in the context of public health emergencies, and the way in which laws and policies can both protect or negatively impact this vulnerable group. Not only can public health emergencies exacerbate homelessness itself, they can intensify chronic and acute consequences for individuals experiencing homelessness. People experiencing homelessness tend to have a higher prevalence of preexisting conditions that increase the risk of experiencing poorer outcomes once sick. Additionally, overcrowding and unsanitary conditions in camps and shelters may increase viral transmission among people experiencing homelessness. The focus of this webinar will be to discuss the policies that can be put in place during public health emergencies to protect individuals experiencing homelessness.



Bringing Lifelines into Hazard Mitigation Planning  – November 25

Energy, Water, and Transportation: These are just some examples of “lifelines,” which FEMA defines as anything that enables the continuous operation of government functions and critical business. What lifelines in your community are essential to human health, safety, and economic security? Are you aware of any lifelines that exist in at-risk areas based on risk modeling? This Coffee Break will explore how lifelines can be assessed as whole systems and incorporated into your Hazard Mitigation Plan through risk assessment modeling and mitigation action development which can help to improve and invest in the lifelines in your community.



The Federal Response to COVID-19 from a State & Local Perspective, November 23

The rapid spread of novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) across the U.S. has been met with a decentralized and piecemeal response led primarily by governors, mayors and local health departments. With limited federal action, state and local governments have been required to lead efforts in combating the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of our state and local leaders have been faced with unprecedented decisions in regulating a public health crisis. In this session hosted by the CSG Intergovernmental Affairs Committee, hear from members of several leading membership organizations representing state and local governments on how federal strategy related to COVID-19 has impacted state and local jurisdictions.



Start Your 2021 Grant Strategy Off Right! – December 15

Participating in “Start Your 2020 Grant Seeking Off Right!” will provide you with a strong understanding of your success in 2019 and how to set goals for 2020 that will help expand your grant seeking strategy and revenue.  We will also discuss how to increase the engagement of your colleagues in being part of the grant planning process to further increase your success.



Healthy States: Curating State Health for the Future, December 15

Beginning with an exclusive deep dive on the role that telehealth has played through the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to expand access to it, join the CSG Healthy States National Task Force for the unveiling of its best health care policy practices, the result of a two-year collaboration with state leaders for discussion and analysis. Health care issues identified by each of the task force’s four subcommittees include data and technology, investments and returns, behavioral health, community resiliency and more. In addition, this session will highlight states and showcase trends in these areas across the nation as experts and task force members detail what it meant and what it will mean to be a healthy state in 2020 and beyond.


People Who Are Incarcerated – December 17

The fourth webinar in the series will focus on approaches to protecting people in custody at correctional services departments, who may be adversely affected during public health emergencies. For example, in the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, individuals who are incarcerated have experienced much higher infection rates and mortality rates compared to the general U.S. population. Because people who are incarcerated are extremely vulnerable during public health emergencies, additional safety measures may be required. This discussion will highlight policies that can be put in place to protect those in custody at correctional services departments, as well as correctional officers and other staff during public health emergencies.



FEMA’s Coffee Break Webinar, January 13

This webinar from FEMA Region 3 will explore federal guidance and resources available to help communities prepare or update a Hazard Mitigation Plan.



Coronavirus Disease Training

Training related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is available through the TRAIN Learning Network. This includes training from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, and other organizations.



A Resource Guide to Coronavirus for Government Leaders

The novel coronavirus has tested the durability of federal, state and local governments around the country and the world. This list of resources is meant to connect leaders with useful tools to aid in response efforts.



New Webinars and Online Discussion for Human Services Organizations Addressing Coronavirus

The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities has launched a new series of webinars and an online discussion forum for community-based human services organizations to discuss the potential health impact and business disruptions as a result of the new coronavirus (COVID-19).



Disaster Recovery Awareness

Topics covered in this 1-hour course include disaster recovery guidance, disaster recovery planning, and disaster assistance resources.



Information Security for Everyone

Topics covered include how to secure both clean and corrupted systems, protecting your personal data, securing simple computer networks, and safe Internet usage.



Virtual Summit on Homelessness, Serious Mental Illness, and Substance Use Disorders

This 2-day national online conversation took place August 7-8, 2019. Subject matter experts from around the country discussed the most effective approaches to ending homelessness for individuals who have serious mental illness and/or substance use disorders. The summit sessions promoted collaboration across systems, drew on scientific evidence, and included practical tools and cutting-edge strategies for communities and agencies.



Resource Associates On-Demand Webinars

As part of our commitment to helping nonprofits, tribes and education agencies be successful, Resource Associates regularly hosts webinars to provide valuable information about everything from tips for writing specific grants to strategies for more effectively managing your organization. Please feel free to share these resources with your colleagues.



2019 Young Minds Matter Conference Recording

This episode of our podcast takes place against the backdrop of the 2019 Young Minds Matter (YMM) Conference, held by the Hogg Foundation, in Houston, TX. The theme for this year’s event was “Communities Connecting for Well-Being.” We converse with three unique and powerful voices from the conference: Marlon Lizama, a Houston spoken-word artist and co-founder of Iconoclast Artists; Dr. Howard Pinderhughes, chair of the Department of Social and Behavioral Science at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF); and Dr. Nia West-Bey, a senior policy analyst with the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP). In these conversations we converge on the central question: What does it truly mean to care about young minds?



CharityHowTo – Free Nonprofit Training Courses

CharityHowTo provides free live and on-demand that focus on assisting nonprofits. Some of the upcoming webinars include: Start Your 2020 Grant Strategy Off Right!, How to Recruit and Manage Amazing Event Committees, How to Lead Event Committees to Success, and Google Ad Grants 101 – Grow Your Nonprofit’s Online Presence With $10K/Month in Free Ads.


Completing your Hazard Mitigation Plan – The Mitigation Minute

Hazard Mitigation is best accomplished when based on a comprehensive, long-term plan. Hazard mitigation plans allow communities to understand threats from natural hazards and develop strategies to reduce the impacts of disasters.

FEMA Local Mitigation Planning Handbook. FEMA Hazard Mitigation Plan Requirement


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