Beyond the SEA Webinar – Moving Beyond Hospital Walls: University of Maryland Medical Center Community Health Improvement Initiatives – April 20, 2016 – Recording Now Available
Date: Wednesday: April 20, 2016 12 PM ET
Presenters: Asunta Henry, BS, EMT-B and Anne D. Williams, DNP, RN
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Summary: Anne Williams will discuss the various outreach projects that the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) Community Health Improvement Team is currently working on. The goal of UMMC initiatives is to promote health and wellness outside hospital walls to improve the quality of life of all neighbors. UMMC provides health services to the underserved, including health education programs and screenings. Programs include the Diabetes Prevention Program, the Maryland Healthy Men Hypertension Program, the Violence Intervention Program, as well as a workforce development initiative. One of UMMC’s most recent initiatives uses evidence-based research coupled with community partnerships; the Maryland Healthy Men Program was launched by UMMC in January 2015 to identify 440 African American men with hypertension over a 21 month period. Underwritten by a grant from the Baltimore City Health Department as part of their Cardiovascular Initiative, the program’s primary objectives are to reduce the prevalence of hypertension in the participants and educate the men utilizing innovative and engaging activities and empower them to take control of their hypertension.
Asunta Henry, BS, EMT-B is the Community Health Advocate for the University of Maryland Medical Center. She received her Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor’s Degree from Stevenson University and is slated to graduate this year with her Masters in Healthcare Management. As a former EMT-B, she cared for individuals once they became ill. Now in her current role, Asunta aims to educate and empower residents within Baltimore City to take control of their health proactively. She is committed to helping each individual whom she encounters by providing health education, referrals, and programs. Asunta manages the University of Maryland Medical Center’s Maryland Healthy Men program which is aimed towards helping African American men in the community control their blood pressure.
Anne Williams, DNP, RN is the Director of Community Health Improvement for the University of Maryland Medical System where she leads the community health improvement agendas for three UMMS hospitals (University of Maryland Medical Center, University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus, and the University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopedic Institute). With her interdisciplinary team, this work includes leading health promotion initiatives for strategic community priorities, like cardiovascular disease prevention and diabetes prevention. In addition, she oversees the triennial community health needs assessment process, and annual community benefits reporting which fulfill State and Federal regulatory requirements. Her research has focused on health literacy, obesity prevention, and innovative uses of media for health promotion. She is also a Faculty Associate at the University of Maryland School of Nursing.
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