School of Public Health launching new webinar series

Beginning this month, the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington, through its Public Health & YOU initiative, will host a monthly webinar featuring experts from the school.

Eight Dimensions of Wellness

The School of Public Health’s webinar series will focus on the eight dimensions of wellness.

The webinar series will focus on the eight dimensions of wellness — emotional, intellectual, physical, environmental, social, financial, spiritual and occupational – and aims at enhancing the understanding of public health, enhancing connections with community members and providing important, relevant and useful information to the community.

“We’re excited to offer this free webinar series to those who are working in and have an interest in public health,” said Gina Forrest, community partnerships and workforce development for the School of Public Health. “Public health encompasses so many aspects of our daily lives and we know that public health workers, whether in the community or in an academic setting, face a number of challenges. This webinar series strives to highlight the numerous facets of the world of public health.”

John Seffrin, a professor of practice at the School of Public Health-Bloomington, will lead the first webinar on Feb. 24. Seffrin, former CEO of the American Cancer Society, will provide an overview of all eight dimensions of public health.

Each webinar will take place from 12 to 12:45 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month. The series will run through November. Each session is free, but registration is required and can be completed online. Viewers who complete each webinar can earn up to one continuing education unit.

More information on upcoming webinars is available online.

Launched in 2014, the Public Health & YOU initiative seeks to provide high-quality education and training to Indiana’s health workers in order to increase awareness about public health and improve public health outcomes.

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