July 2022 Work Force Newsletter
A message from our CEO - My Health Story 2022 is live!
I’m writing today to share another exciting opportunity to understand and bring focus to health equity in our region: the launch of the My Health Story 2022 survey.
Four years ago, we conducted the My Health Story 2018 survey, which led to a host of insights that we’ve made available in health equity reports such as Overloaded and The Color of Health. These learnings also formed the foundations of health improvement plans developed by the region’s local health departments.
We are looking forward to hearing more health stories from our community – especially in this critical moment as we emerge from COVID-19. Our 2022 survey delves into the key factors that play an outsized role in determining people’s health, including housing and transportation, and examines the direct impact on health throughout all stages of life. We believe these findings will be key to understanding what services our community needs in the coming years.
You can play an important role in maximizing the reach and impact of My Health Story 2022 by forwarding a link to the survey to friends, colleagues and the community you serve. Anyone 18 years and older can take the survey. Residents of Chemung, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates counties are eligible. This year, we have new accessibility and inclusion features to reach even more of our neighbors.
Access the survey in English at MyHealthStory2022.org or in Spanish at MiHistoriadeSalud2022.org.
Here’s a link to a communications tool kit which provides sample language you can forward to your colleagues, share on social media or publish on your website. We also have My Health Story ambassadors available to attend your events or visit your location to support people as they take the survey. To request an ambassador, or if you have ideas about how the survey can be shared directly with your community, please email email@example.com.
We hope you will join us in this important endeavor.
Chamber webinar focuses on how to diversify your workplace
Through its Colors of Success series, the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce is hosting "How To Truly Diversify Your Workplace Now." Jason Greer, an internationally recognized employee/labor relations and diversity management consultant will cover issues including:
This virtual event will be held on July 20, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM. It is free for Chamber members and $25 for nonmembers.
Chamber offers training on virtual communications
On July 27 at 11:00 AM Greater Rochester Chamber’s biz.Exchange professional development interactive webinar will focus on professional communication online, including email and chat systems. Participants will learn:
Working caregivers conference to be held in August
The Association on Aging in New York and the New York State Caregiving and Respite Coalition are hosting a hybrid conference focused on the experiences and needs of working caregivers on August 10 at 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
There is an in-person pre-conference working caregiver simulation on August 9 at 1:00 - 5:00 PM. This active simulation allows participants to experience some of the challenges caregivers face while managing the responsibilities of work and caring for those they love. Each participant will be assigned a role, and will have tasks, dilemmas and opportunities to navigate throughout the afternoon.
Funding available for public health infrastructure, workforce and data improvements
Applications are open for The Centers for Disease Control funding opportunity entitled "Strengthening U.S. Public Health Infrastructure, Workforce, and Data Systems." This funding is a first of its kind, non-categorical and cross-cutting program, intended to help meet critical infrastructure and workforce needs in the short-term; it should also make possible strategic investments that will have lasting effects on public health agencies across the United States.
One hundred sixteen (116) awards are available. Applications are due August 16, 2022.
Coming this fall: Leading a short staffed team
The Community Institutes at Roberts Wesleyan College is offering a three-week virtual session this fall on leading a short staffed team. Learn how to care for yourself, care for your team, and make sure the work you do is still achieving the goals of your organization.
Sessions will be held on evenings at 7:00 PM. Click here for more information.
Save the date: Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center Annual Conference
On September 30 at 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center will host its 36th Annual Conference Spanning the Continuum of Care: Innovations in the Practice of Age-Friendly Care via Zoom. This conference provides geriatric health professionals throughout the continuum of care with clinical and practical topics relevant to health practice with older adults.
Registration and full agenda will be available in August. Click here to see a list of speakers.
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