February 2019 Newsletter
Partner Spotlight: Marisa Ne w, MPH, OTR
S. Marisa New, MPH, OTR  is the Affiliate Representative to the (APHA) Governing Council (ARGC) for the Oklahoma Public Health Association (OPHA) . Her primary responsiblity is to serve as the primary contact between the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the OPHA as an informed voice, and voting member. In addition to her ARGC responsiblities, Marisa was elected to serve on the APHA Council of Affiliates. She acts as a liaison between the Council of Affiliates and the regional ARGCs (AR, LA, NM, OK and TX).

Marisa is employed by the Oklahoma State Department of Health in the Office of Primary Care and Rural Health Development. The office is funded by the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA). In her public health career, she has managed the Health Equity & Resource Opportunities Division and the Arthritis Prevention & Education Program, both of which had strong coalition components of which she provided technical assistance, the Oklahoma Heath Equity Campaign (which is now a 501C3, Oklahoma Health Equity Network,) and the Oklahoma Arthritis Network.

Marisa is proud of all her affiliations and is a charter member of the National Partners for Action's (NPA) Southwest Regional Health Equity Council and the National Association for Chronic Disease Directors Health Equity Council. She lead efforts and contributed to see the following documents published:
  • NPA Southwest Regional Health Equity Council's Blueprint for Action, 2015; An Assessment of Funding and Other Capacity Needs in Health Equity Programming Within State-Level Chronic Disease Programs, Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice, 2017
  • Moving to Institutional Racial Equity: A Tool to Address Racial Equity for Public Health Practitioners, National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, 2017
  • Arthritis: An Impending Public Health Epidemic. Journal of the Oklahoma State Medical Association, 2001.
In her spare team, Marisa loves spending time with her dogs, Miso and Rriba, fishing and playing tennis/pickleball.
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Course Spotlight:
Transgender Health 105: The Role of Endocrinology in The Transgender Community From A
Public Health Perspective

Transgender Health 105: The Role of Endocrinology in The Transgender Community is the fifth in a seven-course learning series and provides insight to transgender patients’ perspective, as well as reviews the medical processes, patient’s physical changes, and insurance navigation for hormone replacement therapy. It is designed for healthcare, behavioral health, and public health practitioners administrators, and leaders who wish to enhance their capacity to serve the transgender community in their practice.

For more information about the Transgender Health 105: The Role of Endocrinology in The Transgender Community training,
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Featured Course Bundle:
Environmental Health in Disasters

The Environmental Health in Disasters bundle contains five courses that provide the fundamentals to risk assessment and environmental health in disasters. Topics covered in this bundle include environmental health in emergency shelters, environmental sampling and environmental monitoring.  

Courses in the EHD bundle include:
  • Fundamentals of Health Risk Assessment in Public Health
  • Introduction to Human Health Risk Assessment
  • Environmental Health Issues in Disasters
  • Environmental Sampling and Monitoring in a Disaster
  • Environmental Health and Shelters

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