2020 Salk Health Activist Fellowship

September 22, 2020 to November 20, 2020

Please see attachment for schedule

Target Audience

Nurse 
Nurse Practitioner 
Physician
 

Learning Objectives

Describe how the health policy process work and what are the policy levers?

Discuss strategic casemaking and how do you influence the public will to promote positive reproductive health outcomes?

Analyze methods to organize and build health coalitions?

Describe how to create compelling stories and work with the media to start a movement?

Discuss ways engage legislators and influence reproductive health policy?

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 16.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 16.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 16.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
09/22/2020
Course expires: 
12/21/2020
Event starts: 
09/22/2020 - 4:00pm
Event ends: 
11/20/2020 - 6:00pm

Salk Health Activist Fellowship 2020

Reproductive Health Focus

Overview of Sessions & Milestones

 

Fellowship Session

Date and Location

Potential Speakers

1

Salk Fellowship 2020: Kickoff and Overview

 

Tuesday, September 22

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD, President and CEO, Jewish Healthcare Foundation

 

2

The Keys to National & State Reproductive Health Advocacy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, September 29

4:00pm to 6:00pm

 

 

Neel Shah, MD, MPP, Co-founder (March for Moms), Director, Delivery Decisions Initiative (Ariadne Labs)

 

Rep. Morgan Cephas, PA House of Representatives (D – Philadelphia)

 

Ginger Breedlove, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, Principal Consultant, Grow Midwives

 

3

Introduction to Reproductive Health Topics for Nurses and Midwives (Round-robin)

 

Local partners

 

(3-4 speakers 5-min intro presentations then discussion breakouts – 15min each rotations)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, October 6

4:00pm to 6:00pm

 

 

 

Scope of Practice:

Hayley Germack, PhD, MHS, RN, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh

 

Midwifery Training:

Betty Braxter, PhD, CNM, Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education Health Promotion & Development, University of Pittsburgh

 

Value-based Payment Reform:

Melissa Lahkavani, MBA, Director of Strategic Partner Solution Development, Highmark Health

 

Maternal Mental Health:

Sara Jann, Policy Director, Maternity Care Coalition

 

Health Equity:

Dawndra Jones, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, President, (Pittsburgh Black Nurses in Action), Chief Nursing Officer, VP Patient Care Services (UPMC East and UPMC McKeesport)

 

**

RCA Workshop

(Optional)

Thursday, October 8

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Jen Condel, SCT(ASCP)MT, Manager of Lean Healthcare Strategy and Implementation, Jewish Healthcare Foundation

4

Understanding the Policy Process and Policy Levers

 

 

Tuesday, October 13

4:00pm to 6:00pm

 

Sarah Pesi, Teen Engagement Coordinator, Jewish Community Center

 

Robert Ferguson, MPH, Chief Policy Officer, Jewish Healthcare Foundation

 

Katie Barrett, MPH, Founding Executive Director, March for Moms

 

5

 

Influencing the Public Will

 

 

Tuesday, October 20

4:00pm to 6:00pm

 

 

Tiffany Manuel, PhD, President & CEO, TheCaseMade

 

6

Leveraging Activism in Different Forms to Create Change

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, October 27

4:00pm to 6:00pm

 

 

Bhavini Patel, MPhil, CEO & Co-founder, beamdata

 

Devon Taliaferro, School Board Director – District 2 (Pittsburgh Public Schools), Community Engagement Coordinator, (Midwife Center for Birth & Women’s Health)

 

Theresa Brown, PhD, BSN, RN, Clinical Nurse, Author, New York Times Contributor

 

**

Strategic CaseMaking

(Optional)

Wednesday, October 28

4:00pm to 5:00pm

Tiffany Manuel, PhD, President & CEO, TheCaseMade

7

Election Day

(NO SESSION)

 

Tuesday, November 3

4:00pm to 6:00pm

 

 

8

Working with Elected Officials

 

Panel format (how to capture the attention of legislators, insight into the behind-the-scenes of policy, what is an effective activist pitch, hear and understand how meeting a legislator fits in your larger activist strategy etc.)

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, November 10

4:00pm to 6:00pm

 

Rep. Dan Frankel (D - PA House Health Comm. Chair)

 

Rep. Kathy Rapp (R – PA House Health Comm. co-chair)

 

Rep. Donna Oberlander (R - PA House)

 

Sen. Judy Ward, RN (R - PA Senate)

 

Rep. Ed Gainey (D – PA House)

 

9

 

 

 

 

1-on-1 with a Legislator on Nursing / Midwife Policies Discussion/Reflections

 

 

 

 

Session 9 Debrief on Legislative Conversations

 

 

 

 

 

 

1-on-1 Conversations will happen between Sessions 8 and 9 (11/11 – 11/16)

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, November 17

4:00pm to 6:00pm

 

Rep. Ed Gainey (D - PA House)

 

Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D - U.S. House)

 

Rep. Austin Davis (D – PA House)

 

Rep. Sara Innamorato (D – PA House)

 

Sen. Jay Costa (D – PA Senate)

 

Rep. Dan Frankel (D – PA House)

 

Sen. Lindsey Williams (D – PA Senate)

 

Rep. Natalie Mihalek (R – PA House)

 

Sen. Pam Iovino (D – PA House)

 

Rep. Morgan Cephas (or Anjelica, Policy Director) (D – PA House)

 

Rep. Summer Lee (D – PA House)

 

Rep. Jake Wheatley (D – PA House)

 

Fellows encouraged to take additional initiative and reach out to their representatives in their district

10

FINALE (Reflections from select top fellows)

Thursday, November 19

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Invited guests

Zoom Meeting
Pittsburgh, PA
United States

Karen Wolk Feinstein, PhD, President and CEO, Jewish Healthcare Foundation

Neel Shah, MD, MPP, Co-founder (March for Moms), Director, Delivery Decisions Initiative (Ariadne Labs)

Rep. Morgan Cephas, PA House of Representatives (D – Philadelphia)

Ginger Breedlove, PhD, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, Principal Consultant, Grow Midwives

Hayley Germack, PhD, MHS, RN, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh

Betty Braxter, PhD, CNM, Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education Health Promotion & Development, University of Pittsburgh

Melissa Lahkavani, MBA, Director of Strategic Partner Solution Development, Highmark Health

Sara Jann, Policy Director, Maternity Care Coalition

Dawndra Jones, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, President, (Pittsburgh Black Nurses in Action), Chief Nursing Officer, VP Patient Care Services (UPMC East and UPMC McKeesport)

Jen Condel, SCT(ASCP)MT, Manager of Lean Healthcare Strategy and Implementation, Jewish Healthcare Foundation

Sarah Pesi, Teen Engagement Coordinator, Jewish Community Center

Robert Ferguson, MPH, Chief Policy Officer, Jewish Healthcare Foundation

Katie Barrett, MPH, Founding Executive Director, March for Moms

Tiffany Manuel, PhD, President & CEO, TheCaseMade

Bhavini Patel, MPhil, CEO & Co-founder, beamdata

Devon Taliaferro, School Board Director – District 2 (Pittsburgh Public Schools), Community Engagement Coordinator, (Midwife Center for Birth & Women’s Health)

Theresa Brown, PhD, BSN, RN, Clinical Nurse, Author, New York Times Contributor

Tiffany Manuel, PhD, President & CEO, TheCaseMade

James Gelfand, JD, Senior Vice President of Health Policy, ERIC

Catherine Conner, Senior Associate, Milliron Goodman, LLC

Jerrica Mathis, MSED, Federal Government Relations Director, Cardinal Health

Amanda Budzowski

Camille Clark, EdD, MS, CHES, CPT, Executive Director, T.H.A.W. Inc.

Heather Tomko

Rep. Dan Frankel (D - PA House Health Comm. Chair)

Rep. Kathy Rapp (R – PA House Health Comm. co-chair)

Rep. Donna Oberlander (R - PA House)

Sen. Judy Ward, RN (R - PA Senate)

Rep. Ed Gainey (D – PA House)

Rep. Ed Gainey (D - PA House)

Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D - U.S. House)

Rep. Austin Davis (D – PA House)

Rep. Sara Innamorato (D – PA House)

Sen. Jay Costa (D – PA Senate)

Rep. Dan Frankel (D – PA House)

Sen. Lindsey Williams (D – PA Senate)

Rep. Natalie Mihalek (R – PA House)

Sen. Pam Iovino (D – PA House)

Rep. Morgan Cephas (or Anjelica, Policy Director) (D – PA House)

Rep. Summer Lee (D – PA House)

Rep. Jake Wheatley (D – PA House)

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Pittsburgh and The Jewish Healthcare Foundation. The University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course could receive  up to 20.0 continuing education credits.

Available Credit

  • 16.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 16.50 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 16.50 Attendance
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