Register your health ministry volunteers, Friday May 17, 2019 at AmeriHealth Caritas Wellness Center, 3155 Gentilly Blvd, New Orleans, La. From 8:30a – 4:30pm
Course ID: 00122479
First Aid Course
“Similar to ‘First Aid’ and CPR, ‘Mental Health First Aid’ teaches individuals how to help those experiencing mental health challenges or crises”
Did You know?
- SUICIDE IS THE 10TH LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH AMONG AMERICANS…..
- LOUISIANA IS 12TH NATIONALLY FOR DEATHS DUE TO INTENTIONAL HARM
Let’s Talk Mental Health! Join Us for a Mental Health First Aid Course!
This FREE course is designed to help the public better understand mental health & help others who are going through a mental health crisis. Participants will be trained in Mental Health First Aid techniques.
- Identify unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems.
- Build understanding of the importance of early intervention.
- Learn how to help someone in crisis.
Community Health Workers, Community Partners, Non-Clinical Community Health Center Staff are all invited to attend.
For more information please, contact AJ Farria at email@example.com or (504)330-0363. ****Full participation is required to receive certificate****
The Louisiana Department of Health is collaborating with the Southwest Center for Pediatric Environmental Health, the US Environmental Protection Agency, the Poison Center and other partners to host their first Children’s Environmental Health Symposium. This event will be held from June 10-June 11 in New Orleans at the International House Hotellocated at 221 Camp Street. The clinicians, public health practitioners, academics and community health workers in attendance will learn about adverse childhood experiences, maternal health and environmental exposure, social determinants of health and a variety of other public health and environmental health issues.
Here is some additional information about this event.
- We are providing continuing education credits to physicians, nurses, licensed clinical social workers and the certified health educators in attendance.
- There is no cost to attend this two day event but registration is required.
- Visit https://elpaso.ttuhsc.edu/eCommerce/Conference to register for this event.
- We will post the agenda and the conference brochure on the registration website shortly.
Please share this information with others who may be interested in attending this event.
Emán Williams, MSPH, MA
Health Communications Specialist
Louisiana Department of Health
Environmental Public Health Tracking Program
This spring, the Red Cross will be hosting Sound the Alarm, a home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event. During this nationwide home fire safety and smoke alarm installation event, volunteers across the country will install 100,000 free smoke alarms in high risk neighborhoods in over 100 cities.
Latino households in New Orleans are particularly at risk for home fires. The New Orleans neighborhoods with high concentrations of Latino households are at the highest risk for home fire. This means that these households lack basic fire safety measures, and that the installation of a smoke alarm could save lives and property.
In order to effectively meet the needs of the New Orleans community, the Red Cross needs volunteers, especially Spanish-speaking volunteers. Attached to this email are two pamphlets with important information about the event. I know the Forum has developed a strong network of Latino organizations in New Orleans, and so if it is possible for you to distribute information about this event through your organizational channels, we would greatly appreciate the help in raising awareness for the event, and recruiting volunteers.
People can register now at SoundTheAlarm.org to volunteer for smoke alarm installation events from April 27 to May 12, and help raise lifesaving donations. Any support is greatly appreciated- it will help us save lives. If there is any way we can help support the Forum, please let us know.
Thank you, and feel free to reach out with questions.