Health Education for Adults & Professionals

Lifespan Community Health Institute Conference

Parenting Matters Conference and Workshops

Parents, professionals and caregivers are looking for supports to generate healthier outcomes for kids. The half-day conference includes a keynote speaker and a variety of workshops. Evening workshops focus on a single topic. Together they provide parents, professionals and caregivers with practical information about raising children and teens, with expertise from top child development professionals, especially with respect to mental health concerns.

Fiscal Year 2015 Numbers:  

Parenting Matters Conference

  • 283 people served
  • 33% of the beneficiaries were from core cities

Parenting Matters Workshops

  • 4 workshops offered
  • 769 people served
  • 25% of the beneficiaries were from core cities 

Conferencia Temas Familiares

Parents, professionals and caregivers are looking for support in their native language to generate healthier outcomes for kids. This half-day conference provides workshops and resources for Spanish-speaking residents about parenting, mental health and health concerns impacting their children.

Fiscal Year 2015 Numbers:

  • 183 people served
  • 100% of the beneficiaries were from core cities

Avenues of Healing

Women need a venue to learn about breast cancer prevention and treatment from experts in the field. This free educational program with a provider panel, keynote speaker, and vendors is open to the public.

Fiscal Year 2015 Numbers:

  • 209 people served:
  • 19% of the beneficiaries were from core cities

Lifespan Community Health Ambassadors

Health and social service agencies approach common health challenges from different angles, yet rarely have an opportunity to come together to learn, share, strategize, and coordinate a response. The Lifespan Community Health Ambassadors convene most months to engage in:

  • Education to inform and /or improve practices in working with populations disproportionately impacted by health disparities 
  • Networking to provide the opportunity for sharing experiences and efforts in order to improve and coordinate services 
  • Increasing awareness of Lifespan services, research and programs 
  • Sharing opportunities to inform the development and delivery of Lifespan services in order to improve quality and patient satisfaction

A different topic is featured each month. Sample topics have included: Opioid Addiction and the Impact on Diverse Communities, Public Health Priorities, How Public Safety is Responding to Gangs and Violence, and updates on the R.I. Commission on Health Advocacy and Equity.

Fiscal Year 2015 Numbers:

  • 7 classes/events offered
  • 115 people served
  • 75% of the beneficiaries were from core cities