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Webinar: Advancing Health Equity: Understanding and Addressing Health Disparities of Vulnerable U.S. Populations
Presenter: Dr. Lisa Marie Jones, DBH, M.Ed, HS-BCP
Release Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019

About the Webinar:

The goal of this webinar is to provide an overview about factors associated with disparities in health status and the delivery of health care with the goal of advancing health equity by identifying the root causes and biopsychosocial correlates of disparities in the distribution of disease and illness with vulnerable U.S. populations. Vulnerable populations addressed in this webinar will include but are not limited to:

  1. Individuals diagnosed with mental health disorders, chronically ill and/or disabled persons
  2. low income and/or homeless
  3. women, children, and aging
  4. LGBTQ+
  5. racial/ethnic minorities

About the Presenter:

Dr. Lisa-Marie Jones has taught and designed integrated health and human service courses at the graduate level for three universities and has provided direct healthcare along with behavioral prevention and intervention with diverse populations of people in a variety of settings. She is a Doctor of Behavioral Health and Human Service Board Certified Practitioner who earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from the University of Phoenix (UofP), a Master of Education in Counseling and Human Relations from Northern Arizona University (NAU), and a Doctorate in Behavioral Health from Arizona State University (ASU). Her doctoral culminating research project indicated statistical significance with the effectiveness of a psycho-educational and therapeutic chronic pain management group that she developed and implemented in the primary care setting.

Along with teaching and curriculum development, Dr. Jones provides integrated health consultation and diversity training for healthcare providers and organizations and is also a DBH culminating project committee volunteer and a member of the Pacific and Southwest Regional Health Equity’s National Partnership for Action. She is an avid life-long learner and pursuer of personal development with spiritual growth being her primary focus. Dr. Jones is a happily married empty-nester of three adult children and three grandchildren. She is interested in voice over narration as well as researching, writing about, and teaching various topics with a special interest in communication (verbal and nonverbal), culture, health behaviors, stress management, population health, and health equity. She is committed to providing collaborative support to meet the personal and professional development needs of adult learners.

Webinar details subject to change.

Continuing Education Units:

Continuing Education certificates are available by request only to registered guests. This webinar yields 1 hour of continuing education. To receive access to your continuing education certificate, email info@cummingsinstitute.com after you have viewed the webinar. Certificates will be provided in a digital format and will take up to 5 business days to process.

The National Alliance of Professional Psychology Providers (NAPPP) is a co-sponsor of these webinars. The National Alliance of Professional Psychology Providers is an approved sponsor of continuing education by the American Psychological Association. The National Alliance of Professional Psychology Providers maintains responsibility for the program and it’s contents. The National Alliance of Professional Psychology Providers is an approved sponsor of continuing education by the National Institute of Behavioral Health Quality.

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