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    • 03 Apr 2023
    • 19 Apr 2023
    • Zoom

    This is an opportunity for middle and high school staff to share their voices on mental health post-COVID-19. The University at Albany School of Public Health and the New York State Public Health Association (NYSPHA) are conducting virtual conversations about mental health with middle and high school teachers, administrators, and student support staff. Through these conversations, we are seeking to better understand the mental health needs of the school community in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and what should be done to address these needs.  

    This project, titled “School Mental Health Listening Sessions with Teachers, Administrators, and Student Support Professionals in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic,” is a research project conducted by the University at Albany (project #23X061). We are providing a unique opportunity for school staff to share their voices on school mental health with colleagues working in schools across the state. 

    If you are a teacher, student support staff member, or administrator at a middle or high school in New York State, please join us in one of our listening sessions. The sessions will take place on Zoom and last 60-90 minutes, and we expect participants to actively contribute to the conversation.  To be eligible to participate, you must be currently employed as a teacher, student support professional (e.g., guidance counselor, mental health counselor, psychologist, social worker), or school administrator in a New York State middle, junior, or high school and have access to a computer or phone to participate in a zoom meeting. Participation is completely voluntary and, if you choose to participate, you will participate in one 60-90-minute session only. We will be mailing $10 Starbuck’s gift cards as a token of our appreciation.


    School Mental Health Listening Sessions 


    Monday, April 3 at 4pm

    Wednesday, April 19 at 4pm

    Student Support Professionals:

    Tuesday, April 4 at 4pm

    Monday, April 17 at 4pm


    Wednesday, April 5 at 4pm

    Tuesday, April 18 at 4pm


    To register, please complete our registration form using the link below:

    After you register, you will receive an email from Samantha Fandl with the Zoom link to access the virtual conversation. If you have any questions, please contact Samantha Fandl at 

    • 15 Apr 2023
    • 10:00 AM
    • Radix Center, Albany

    NYSPHA Tree Planting Event!

    Saturday, April 15, 2023

    10:00 a.m.

    Meet at the Radix Center

    153 Grand Street

    Albany, NY

    Under auspices of the Radix Center, supported by the City of Albany, your NYSPHA Climate Committee is volunteering to help build AN URBAN FOOD FOREST!

    We INVITE you, our friends and colleagues, to join us Saturday, April 15th, at 10:00 a.m., 153 Grand Street in Albany where we’ll be given training and a demonstration. We’ll be planting apple, pear, juneberry, pecan, hickory, and oak trees along the sidewalks of Morton and Myrtle Avenues, and Lincoln Park.

    We’ll benefit from camaraderie and the sheer enjoyment of being together in the great outdoors. As Public Health professionals we’ll be helping to address systemic inequality, build climate justice, reduce urban heat islands, improve air quality, and increase local food sovereignty. That’s reward in itself!

    Please register by Wednesday, April 5th, so we can tell the Radix Center to save our places!

    For more information, email Brett Harris,

    • 26 Apr 2023
    • 1:30 PM
    • 28 Apr 2023
    • 1:30 PM
    • Sonesta White Plains, Westchester, New York

    You are invited to attend the NYS Public Health Partnership Conference to be held April 27- 28, 2023 with a pre-conference workshop (TBA) on Wednesday, April 26th. Information and registration for the pre-conference workshop will be separate.

    This event is a collaboration between the New York State Public Health Association, the New York State Association of County Health Officials and the New York State Association for Rural Health.

    This one-of-a-kind event in NYS brings public health professionals and students together from all settings to participate in learning opportunities and skill-building sessions; develop a rich networking community; engage in public health activities designed to enhance personal growth and renewal as well as benefit the communities we all serve.

    The Public Health Partnership Conference is designed for public health educators, academic staff, county health officials and employees, students, medical and dental practitioners, state health employees and others in the field of public health, education and medical care. We welcome all individuals and organizations who share a common interest of promoting and protecting the public’s health.

    NYSPHA members* should register here for the discounted rate. Non-members, exhibitors and sponsors should register on our event app, Whova.

    *Not a NYSPHA member yet? Join here to enjoy a full year of member benefits plus register for the event at the discounted rate!

    COVID Policy

    The hosts of the 2023 Public Health Partnership Conference are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all conference participants. We are working with the Sonesta White Plains staff to implement preventive measures to protect all attendees and reduce the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus at the Conference. To this end, we will be following the CDC-recommended guidelines at the time of the event. View community levels by county and prevention steps here.

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29 Mar 2023 Investing for a Positive Impact
14 Dec 2022 Capital District Meet-Up
06 Dec 2022 Inclusive Communication & Professional Development: 2022 NYSPHA Fall Workshop Series (Virtual)
29 Sep 2022 Misinformation & Disinformation: A Community Response
22 Sep 2022 Working Together to Combat the Impacts of Hunger, Cradle to Grave:Bringing Nutrition to New Yorkers Where they Live, Learn and Play
12 Jul 2022 Tips For Success: Putting Your Best Foot Forward in an Internship and Beyond
16 Jun 2022 Insights & Resources to Improve the Uptake of the MenB Vaccine Among Adolescent & Young Adult Populations
19 May 2022 Recruiting the Best: Beating the Competition to Hire People for Your Agency
28 Apr 2022 2022 Public Health Partnership Conference- Public Health Equity: Building a Stronger New York
21 Apr 2022 Alzheimer's Disease: An Emerging Public Health Issue
19 Jan 2022 Part 2: Health is what we don’t have! A Systemic Approach to Address the Harm of Social Determinants of Health
05 Jan 2022 Student/ Early Career Professional Q&A with NYSPHA Board
15 Dec 2021 City Health Dashboard: Empowering Cities to Create Thriving Communities
14 Dec 2021 Live Webinar: Supporting the Mental Health of School-Age Youth in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic
14 Dec 2021 Live Webinar: Supporting the Mental Health of School-Age Youth in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic
01 Dec 2021 New Tools for Navigation
17 Nov 2021 E-Cigarettes, Vaping and Services of the NYS Smokers' Quitline
12 Nov 2021 Growing Your Career in Public Health: 2021 NYSPHA Fall Workshop Series (Virtual)
11 Nov 2021 Bridging Silos: Collaborating for Environmental Health and Justice
03 Nov 2021 Impact of the Rochester LARC Initiative on Adolescents' Utilization of Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives
20 Oct 2021 Rubber, Meet the Road: Health Equity vs Policy
06 Oct 2021 COVID-19 and Healthcare Delivery in Long-Term Care Facilities
29 Sep 2021 Meningitis B Vaccination: Why it Matters
15 Sep 2021 Social Emotional Screening in Early Childhood: An effective primary intervention model
01 Sep 2021 The Roots of Patient Empowerment: Endometriosis Advocacy
18 Aug 2021 Mindset Mentors: How peer educators can help reveal resilience and help college students stress smarter
04 Aug 2021 Improve College Students’ Mental Health with Healthy Monday's De-Stress for Success Program
21 Jul 2021 Respect: Health Literacy and Cross-Cultural Communication
07 Jul 2021 Health is what we don’t have! A Systemic Approach to Address the Harm of Social Determinants of Health
16 Jun 2021 A Public Health Perspective on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans - It's About Time!
02 Jun 2021 Cannabis Conundrums: A Public Health Framework for Legal Markets
19 May 2021 Utilizing Photovoice to Create Timely Health Promotion
05 May 2021 Opioid and Other Synthetic Drug Epidemic in the Midst of a Pandemic
28 Apr 2021 2021 Public Health Partnership Conference- Air. Water. Food. Protecting Where We Live, Work and Play
21 Apr 2021 Wellness For Healthcare Providers
07 Apr 2021 Stress Management for Teachers and Students
17 Mar 2021 The Earliest of Early Prevention: Addressing Substance Use in the Perinatal Period
03 Mar 2021 The COVID Hotline: Questions from the Community and Expert Answers
17 Feb 2021 Worthy: Helping Children be Their Healthiest Weight
31 Dec 2020 Post a Job with NYSPHA (for Non-Members)
09 Dec 2020 Understanding Inequality in Health Care and Why Care Disparity Is Unconscionable: What Can Be Done About It?
15 Oct 2020 Public Health Resiliency: Navigating Through a Pandemic & Preparing for the Future
30 Sep 2020 Working Together to Combat the Public Health Impacts of Hunger: Bringing Nutrition to New Yorkers in a COVID-19 Reality
24 Sep 2020 Follow the Leader: A systems approach to advancing walkability, bikeability, and playability in Rochester, New York.
16 Jul 2020 Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic: Bringing Mental Health Front and Center
18 Dec 2019 Peer Response: An Innovative Community Approach to Combating the Opioid Crisis
20 Nov 2019 Bullies & Victims: What can high schoolers teach us about sex, drugs, violence, and the propensity toward harming behaviors using; using the CDC’s Youth Behavioral Risk Survey (YRBS)
30 Oct 2019 2020 Census: What is at risk for Public Health?
17 Oct 2019 Public Health Impact: Cannabis, E-Cigarettes & Vaping
16 Oct 2019 2020 Census: What is at risk for Public Health?
02 Oct 2019 Disaster Recovery & Public Health:Lessons Learned from the US Virgin Islands
18 Sep 2019 Establishing a Model for Certified Recovery Peer Advocate Training Programs
21 Aug 2019 Engage for Health: A Patient-Doctor Communication Program
17 Jul 2019 #MeToo: Associations of educational institution religious affiliation and sexual health services with reports of on-campus rape
19 Jun 2019 Suicide Safer Care for Primary Care Providers
29 May 2019 Care Coordination Through Innovative Collaboration Strategies
22 May 2019 Utilizing the Youth Behavior Surveillance System Dataset to observe LGBT gender, ethnic, and grade level determinants for an increased incidence of substance use
15 May 2019 Day at the Capitol
01 May 2019 2019 Annual Meeting & Conference- Public Health 3.0: Innovating & Transforming
17 Apr 2019 Seeking Safety: Process and Fidelity Evaluation of NYC Ryan White Part A Contracts
20 Mar 2019 Health Education Kits for Community Environmental Improvement
13 Feb 2019 Impact of Cannabis Legalization on Tobacco Control Programs: Secondhand Smoke and Product Overlap
06 Feb 2019 Cannabis in an Era of Legalization: Considerations and Implications for Public Health
18 Jul 2018 Reopening a Dialog on Open Airways for Schools: Closing the Educational Gap for Children with Asthma Using a Multi-Site Academic-Practice Partnership
20 Jun 2018 Chatham Cares 4 U: The Police-Led Treatment Referral Program for Substance Users
23 May 2018 Pilot Strategies for Incorporating Telehealth/Telemedicine into the Post-Discharge Care Model for Critical Access Hospitals
18 Apr 2018 2018 Annual Meeting & Conference- Planning for the Future of Public Health
21 Mar 2018 The Art of Engaging Patients in Behavioral Change: Using Motivational Interviewing to Promote and Address Social Determinants of Health Conditions
15 Nov 2017 Adolescent Mental Health in St. Lawrence County
18 Oct 2017 Engaging Community-Based Behavioral Health Providers in DSRIP
20 Sep 2017 The SUNY Potsdam Tobacco Free Campus Initiative
16 Aug 2017 What Works in Worksite Wellness: Recommendations from the Evaluation of Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play in Rockland County
19 Jul 2017 Community Collaboration for Asthma Control: A Million Wheezins
21 Jun 2017 Engaging Patients and Providers in Community-based Solutions to the Opioid Epidemic
17 May 2017 Reaching Disparate Populations to Provide Access to Tobacco Cessation
01 May 2017 NYSPHA Day at the Capitol: Tobacco 21
27 Apr 2017 2017 Annual Meeting & Conference- Improving Public Health: Advocating and Activating for Change
15 Feb 2017 Is the System Meeting the Patient's Needs? Opportunities to Address Health and Social Disparities
21 Jun 2016 Welcome Home! Improving Asthma Control through Home-Based Services
21 Apr 2016 2016 Annual Meeting-Building a Healthier Future Through Collaboration
05 Oct 2015 The Alphabet Soup of New York State's Health System Transformation Programs
25 Jun 2015 Putting Your Best Foot Forward: Networking in the World of Public Health
23 Apr 2015 2015 Annual Meeting-Creating Healthy Places
23 Apr 2015 Pre-Conference Session - Public Health in the Age of Health Care Reform: Improving Population Health Through Traditional and Non-Traditional Opportunities
19 Feb 2015 Communicating with Influence: Effective Communication with Lawmakers
03 Dec 2014 Putting It All Together: Tips for Creating a Social Media Strategy
12 Nov 2014 Emerging Online Platforms 101: Pinterest and Instagram
29 Oct 2014 Understanding Hashtags and LinkedIn
17 Oct 2014 Social Media Workshop: Taking Your Social Media Know-How to the Next Level
03 Oct 2014 Twitter For Business 101
16 Sep 2014 Facebook 101
09 Jun 2014 NYSPHA Day of Action
30 May 2014 Webinar: Having an Effective Meeting with Lawmakers
24 Apr 2014 2014 Annual Meeting- Building Health Equities Through Collaboration
24 Apr 2014 Pre-Conference Workshop: "Using Social Media to Further Your Health and Wellness Messaging"
07 Oct 2013 Creating Effective Partnerships to End Childhood Obesity
24 Apr 2013 2013 Annual Meeting and Conference
24 Apr 2013 Pre-Conference Workshop
10 Dec 2012 Promoting Health Behavior Change: Practical Application of the Transtheoretical Model
20 Sep 2012 Technical Training day on Local Public Health Accreditation in the Hudson Valley region
19 Apr 2012 2012 Annual Meeting and Conference
18 Apr 2012 Pre-Conference Workshop: "Towards Health Equity: Transforming Communities through Engagement"
14 Apr 2011 2011 Annual Meeting & Conference
13 Apr 2011 Butt Stops Here Facilitator Training
13 Apr 2011 Bodyworks Training Workshop
07 May 2010 Presentation & Awards Ceremony
07 May 2010 2010 Annual Meeting
06 May 2010 Becoming an Asthma Educator
06 May 2010 Improving Nutrition, Physical Activity and Academic Performance in Schools

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