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Calendar of Events

May
14
Sat
UTRGV – Healthy Communities: Mental Health, Substance Abuse & HIV Prevention
May 14 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 pm

GOAL

The goal of the conference is to engage our professional healthcare providers, indigenous healers, community health workers and community residents in a dialogue to exchange ideas, explore approaches, and enhance their knowledge about the importance of the delivery of prevention and treatment services within a cultural, holistic and interdisciplinary framework. It will also include efforts being made by the UTRGV School of Medicine to create awareness about the substance use and HIV/AIDS problems affecting our community and the prevention efforts that are being made to educate young adults both on campus and the community. The conference also wants to address the issue of stigma often associated with seeking treatment for mental health and HIV/AIDS.

 

Objectives (operationalized to comply with CEU/CNE/CMEs requirements)

Participants will:

  • Identify the need for addressing the treatment and care needs of special populations such as children, adolescents, young adults and the elderly with mental health, addictions and HIV/AIDS.
  • Learn about applying models of integrated care approaches that effectively address prevention as well as behavioral and medical needs of underserved populations, especially those afflicted with co-morbid mental health disorders, substance abuse and HIV/AIDS.
  • Identify areas for the inclusion of community health workers (promotoras) in the interdisciplinary prevention and treatment teams.
  • Have the opportunity to learn about the significance of engaging indigenous health/behavioral care providers in the implementation of culturally congruent prevention and treatment services to underserved populations;
  • Learn about the importance of the assessment and inclusion of the spiritual and cultural beliefs of the patient in the provision of treatment services. • Identify opportunities for self-care that minimize burnout and prevent compassionate fatigue.

 

The South Coastal Area Health Education Center is accredited by the Texas Medical Association (TMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The South Coastal Area Health Education Center designates this educational activity for a maximum of 6 AMA, PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. South Coastal Area Health Education Center designates this educational activity for up to 1 hour ethic/physician responsibility credit, as required for physician by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners.

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Early Bird registration (online) till March 31, 2016: $120/Person (Professional rate)

Late Registration (online) from April 1st – May 11, 2016: $150/Person (Professional Rate)

Onsite Registration on March 13th: $200/Person (Professional Rate)

UTRGV Student Registration (online) April 01 – May 11, 2016.: $50/Person

*Please note online registration will not be available on May 12, 2016

 

To register, please visit: utrgv.edu/ce

 

To cancel your registration, you must submit a written request no later than May 10, 2016 to receive a full refund.

May
25
Wed
National Hurricane Preparedness Week
May 25 – Jun 1 all-day

National Hurricane Preparedness Week is held each year leading up to the beginning of Hurricane Season, which runs June 1 through the end of November.

For more information on how to prepare for a hurricane and tips on how to build a kit, please visit the Hurricane Storm Center, http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes, or http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/.

Dec
14
Wed
CNCS Research Summit: From Evidence to Action
Dec 14 – Dec 15 all-day

2016 Research Summit

Help move the field from evidence to action!

In anticipation of the 2016 CNCS Research Summit, taking place n Washington, D.C. on December 14th and 15th, the CNCS Office of Research and Evaluation is soliciting papers and presentations. 

Share your work as part of a panel or discussion forum at the Summit as we come together to move the field From Evidence to Action: Applying knowledge to guide practice, policy and organizational learning.

This solicitation is open to research studies and evaluations from across sectors – we are committed to bringing together researchers and practitioners alike around evidence.

The theme of this year’s Summit is “From Evidence to Action: Applying knowledge to guide practice, policy and organizational learning.”

For submission details, take a look at the Call for Papers and Presentations

Registration for the Summit will open in a few weeks so stay tuned. 

Jan
25
Wed
Points of Light Training: Starting and Scaling an Effective Employee Volunteer Program
Jan 25 – Jan 26 all-day

Attend this two-part, virtual training to learn about Points of Light's seven practices of effective employee volunteer programs, and how you can apply this framework to design, implement and evaluate a corporate volunteer program to deliver value to your organization and your community. 

Whether you work for a small or mid-sized business, or among the Fortune 500, join us to: 

* Discover the foundational practices of effective employee volunteering; 
* Better understand what to consider when starting and scaling an EVP, from creating a plan, engaging employees and company leadership, cultivating partnerships, celebrating success or measuring impact; 
* Learn about research and insights on what drives employees to volunteer at work, and what volunteer activities are the right fit for your organization; 

* Connect the research, best practices and practical tools to increase the impact of your employee volunteer program. 

This training is ideal for corporate citizenship practitioners who are responsible for starting or strengthening an employee volunteer program, whether they are new to the field or looking for a refresh of the basics.

Schedule: 
* Part 1: Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2016, from 11am until 12:30pm ET 
* Part 2: Thursday, Jan. 26, 2016, from 11am until 12:30pm ET 

For more information, check out the registration site.

 

Apr
4
Tue
Mayor & County Day of Recognition for National Service
Apr 4 all-day

https://www.nationalservice.gov/special-initiatives/mayor-and-county-recognition-day

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May
22
Mon
2017 Southwest National Service Training Conference
May 22 – May 24 all-day
May 22-24, 2017
Phoenix, AZ

Hosted by the Arizona Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism and America's Service Commissions, the 2017 Southwest National Service Training Conference will bring together national service programs from Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Alaska, American Samoa, California, Hawaii, Guam, Idaho, Montana, N. Mariana Islands, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
Visit http://www.nationalservicetraining.org/southwest.html for more details.
May
25
Thu
National Hurricane Preparedness Week
May 25 – May 31 all-day

National Hurricane Preparedness Week is held each year leading up to the beginning of Hurricane Season, which runs June 1 through the end of November.

For more information on how to prepare for a hurricane and tips on how to build a kit, please visit the Hurricane Storm Center, http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes, or http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/.

Jun
19
Mon
Points of Light Conference on Volunteering and Service
Jun 19 – Jun 21 all-day

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Points of Light's Conference on Volunteering and Service is the largest gathering of volunteer, national service and civic leaders in the world. Each year, thousands of people who care about the future of volunteer service convene in one place – to learn from, share with and get inspired by one another – working together to increase the number of volunteers in the world and the impact of the work they do.

The 2017 conference will be held June 19-21 in Seattle, Washington.

Make plans to join us as we work together to help 21st century volunteers use all their assets – time, talent, voice and money – to build strong, vibrant communities around the world. Join us as we celebrate and shape the future of volunteerism. Visit www.volunteeringandservice.org today!

 

 

May
25
Fri
National Hurricane Preparedness Week
May 25 – May 31 all-day

National Hurricane Preparedness Week is held each year leading up to the beginning of Hurricane Season, which runs June 1 through the end of November.

For more information on how to prepare for a hurricane and tips on how to build a kit, please visit the Hurricane Storm Center, http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes, or http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/.

May
25
Sat
National Hurricane Preparedness Week
May 25 – May 31 all-day

National Hurricane Preparedness Week is held each year leading up to the beginning of Hurricane Season, which runs June 1 through the end of November.

For more information on how to prepare for a hurricane and tips on how to build a kit, please visit the Hurricane Storm Center, http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes, or http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/.