AMPHS to Offer Summer Miniversity Workshops for Volunteers

Hewett TeachingBeginning in June, AMPHS will be offering a series of continuing education Miniversity workshops to interested volunteers in a variety of topics related to nonprofit management, clinical skills, and administration. These Miniversity workshops will be taught by other AMPHS volunteers and are designed to offer staff members a broader look at the public health nonprofit landscape that defines AMPHS. All volunteers are welcome to attend. Here is the current line-up:

SATURDAY, JUNE 22nd  | 3:00PM – 4:00PM

Neurology of Brain Disorders

Instructor: Hewett Chiu

This workshop will cover the neuroscience behind two of the most devastating brain disorders plaguing humans today–Parkinson’s Disorder and Alzheimer’s Disease. Concepts of cellular neuronal exictation and inhibition; recurrent, inhibitory, and feedforward networks; neuropharmacology; neuroanatomy and neurophysiology will be emphasized. By the end of this workshop, participants should have a basic idea of how the brain functions normally on a cellular level and the conditions leading to Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

THURSDAY, JUNE 27th | 10:00AM – 12:30PM

Qualitative Research I: Surveys, Interviews, Observations, Mapping

Instructor: Pensri Ho

This introductory workshop is the first in a two-part series on qualitative research methods. Participants will learn techniques and strategies for conducting in-person surveys, brief open-ended interviews, relatively unobtrusive participant-observations, and environmental mapping. The workshop format is a combination of lecture and technique implementation through role-playing and observation scenarios within and outside the classroom.

SATURDAY, JULY 13th  |  11:00AM – 12:00PM

The American Healthcare System: Policy and Reform

Instructor: Hewett Chiu

This workshop will cover the history of the American Healthcare system and discuss the factors affecting healthcare reform today. Participants will explore the different aspects of the Affordable Care Act in the context of past reform efforts and gain an understanding of how these policies and regulations are affecting different populations, and in particular, the undocumented immigrants in Sunset Park.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17th | 10:00AM – 12:30PM

Qualitative Research II: How to Elicit Candid Responses and Building Better Rapport

Instructor: Pensri Ho

This introductory workshop is the second in a two-part series on qualitative research methods. Participants will learn techniques and strategies for conducting follow-up interviews and focus groups. The workshop format is a combination of lecture and technique implementation through role-playing within the classroom.


TUESDAY, JULY 23rd | 10:30AM – 11:30AM

Effective Presentation Design

Instructor: Mon Yuck Yu

This workshop will offer a comprehensive understanding of strategies for effective presentation design. Participants will learn to use Microsoft Powerpoint and other online resources in the design of presentations for business and academic settings.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 6th | 12:00PM – 1:00PM

Grantseeking for Nonprofit Organizations

Instructors: Mon Yuck Yu

This introductory workshop will explore the grant research and grant writing process. It will cover how to use grant research databases, how to approach a foundation, and how to create a grant proposal and budget. Participants will have the opportunity to examine samples of past program proposals and budgets.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10th | 1:30PM – 6:30PM

CPR/AED Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers

Instructors: Hewett Chiu, Mon Yuck Yu

This is an American Heart Association course for the Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers certification. It is a detailed, comprehensive, life support course designed to develop and hone CPR skills and techniques of using an automated external defibrillator (AED). Participants will learn how to recognize an emergency; stabilize and maintain stability of an emergency scene; perform a full initial assessment on a patient; perform rescue breathing, CPR, conscious choking, and unconscious choking; and use an AED. Care for adults, children, and infants are taught and emphasized equally.

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