The word is out…Sara is leaving us this week and headed to
an amazing new job with Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
For 11 years, Sara has done incredible work as a researcher and with the ACT for Youth Evaluation Team and beloved mentor for the ACT Youth Network. Through her skill and humor, Sara has been able to connect with providers by helping them navigate the world of evaluation, tablets, surveys and everyone’s favorite…ORS. In addition to her own family, Sara has been an integral part of our family here at Cornell. Her dedication to the work, her commitment to reproductive justice and her endearing personality make her one-of-a-kind.
Sara, your work with Cornell, in general, and the ACT Team, specifically, has been invaluable. Planned Parenthood’s gain is our loss, but we are beyond excited for as you embark on this new endeavor. We will miss you tremendously!
Last year we held a series of meetings for supervisors to explore their responsibilities and tasks. We discussed challenges and best practices, and many of you shared your own experiences, challenges, and effective strategies. We covered a range of topics such as new educator orientation and professional development, team management, handling personality conflicts, community outreach, and recruiting new sites.
New supervisors have joined the ranks of CAPP and PREP since then. We would like to start up a new series of online learning collaborative meetings for supervisors in April. Following last year’s model we’ll start with an overview of effective supervisory strategies for CAPP and PREP. Next we will identify issues supervisors are interested in, and based on those interests we will offer monthly meetings via Zoom, providing best practice strategies and an opportunity for supervisors to learn from each other.
Learning Collaboratives work best if we have a diverse group
of people involved, from supervisors new on the job to very experienced and
Please join us for the first Supervisor Learning Collaborative Meeting on April 22 at 1:00PM. Stay tuned! Registration and additional information will follow soon.
In a few
short weeks, NYSDOH will welcome CAPP and PREP providers to Albany for our
Bureau-wide two-day provider meeting. It is a great opportunity to hear about
emerging public health topics related to priority areas of healthy
interpersonal relationships, healthy birth outcomes, and improved pregnancy
intention. You will hear from several excellent keynote speakers and attend
relevant workshops that can enhance the great work that you do. At the
conference, you will connect and exchange ideas with CAPP/PREP providers, other
BWIAH provider groups, as well as your DOH program staff and your ACT for Youth
Who should attend?
is limited to two participants per program. For CAPP and PREP, both Health Educator Supervisors and Health Educators
are eligible to participate. We expect that at least one Health Educator Supervisor from each CAPP and PREP program will
join us. Many of the workshops are
specifically designed for staff that work directly with their program
does it cost?
The cost is $116 per attendee. Your registration fee will cover
continental breakfast and lunch on May 22-23 and an evening reception on May
that no outside food will be allowed at this meeting and there will be
presentations during lunch each day.
You are responsible for event registration, hotel, and travel expenses,
all of which should have been included in your CAPP or PREP budget.
Room blocks have been secured at several Albany hotels. We recommend that you reserve your rooms and register for the event soon as each hotel has an early deadline for the discounted rate.
More information is available on the registration link; if you have any questions about the conference please contact your NYSDOH program liaison or me. We look forward to seeing you at this exciting event!