Continuing Education Programs



Inaugural Public Health Symposium

"Social Media and Risk Communication"

Thursday, April 9, 2015 | 8:30-11:30 a.m.   |  308 Bowen-Thompson Student Union

8:30-9:00 a.m. Registration and coffee
9:00-11:30 a.m. Keynote followed by panel discussion

Featuring Dr. Bechara Choucair, Senior Vice President for Safety Net Transformation and Community Benefit Trinity Health as the  Ned E. Baker Keynote Speaker

Learn how social media can strengthen overall public health communication; how social media strategies implemented in Chicago and NW Ohio improve public health; discuss the evaluation findings of social media used by the Chicago Department of Public Health and NW Ohio; and learn how to engage key community partners to incorporate innovation and technology into public health planning.

Panel Discussion with community experts following the Keynote.

  • Brad Gilbert, Director, Wood County Emergency Management Agency
  • Stacy Weber, Public Information Officer, City of Toledo Mayor's Office
  • Nicholas Espinoza, Medical Director, BGSU Falcon Health Center

Cost: $35 (Free for Bowling Green State University and University of Toledo faculty and students)

Continuing education has been approved for 2.5 continuing education clock hours (CECH) by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. and 2.25 hours by the Ohio State Board of Sanitarian Registration and 2.25 hours by the Ohio Board of Examiners of Long Term Services and Supports for Nursing Home Administrators.

Register online

For more information contact Jennifer Wagner at HHSevents@bgsu.edu or 419-372-7773.

BGSU Hosts the 39th Annual Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education Conference

Friday, April 24, 2015 |  Bowen-Thompson Student Union, BGSU

Keynote speaker: Barbara Edwards, Director, Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services

OAGE Conference information and registration

For more information or questions about our HHS events, contact Jennifer Wagner, 419-372-7773 or HHSevents@bgsu.edu

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What people say about our continuing education programs and presenters:

Trauma in Individuals, Families and Organizations, and the Process of Recovery - Presented Spring 2014 by Sandra Bloom, M.D.

    "Very comprehensive presentation." "Informative, relevant, timely, research-based and engaging." "Excellent presentation and supportive BGSU staff." "Exceeded all objectives."

Optimal Aging - Fall 2013 with David Gobble, Ph.D., CHES, and Mike Magee, M.D.

"It was a well-organized and insightful experience We learn that by taking care of ourselves (health, education, social, spiritual and physical) we can take care of those in need. Thank you for an informative program with very inspiring speakers."

Annual HHS Homecoming Lecture (Fall)

"I always enjoy coming back to BGSU for the annual homecoming lecture, and I hope you continue to offer this annually."

Peggy Adams, Ed.D.

    "Super engagement. best ethics seminar I have been to in years."

Shawn Dowling, MSW, LISW-S, LiCDC

    "Dynamic presenter.  Practical Examples!"

Derek Mason, Ph.D.

    "Wish I had had Dr. Mason as a professor."

Ruth McMonagle, MSW, MBS, ACSW, LISW-S

    "Loved Ruth's teaching style and methods.  Atmosphere was fantastic."

Dr. Jay Stewart, PhD, MRC, PCC-S, LiCDC, CRC   

    "Very good presenter.  Very tangible and easy to understand."

Paula Taliaferro, MGS, LSW 

    "Great presenter.  Made workshop very relatable with multiple examples."

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