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Continuing Ed from URI and CCRI - COVID vaccine, Influenza, Transgender Health

Posted 5 months ago by Sadye Savoir

Executive Office of Health & Human Services

State of Rhode Island

Healthcare Workforce Transformation

Preparing the Workforce for a Healthy Rhode Island

COVID Vaccine:

History, Ethics, Epidemio

 A University of Rhode Island Academic

   Health Collaborative Panel Discussion

While the vaccine is in sight, the pandemic isn’t over yet. Learn what comes next in a fascinating discussion on Wednesday, January 20 at 6:00 PM.
With the arrival of the COVID vaccine in December, people across the country and around the world could finally begin to see a light at the end of the tunnel. But the end is not here yet. Between the approval of various vaccines and the possible eradication of the disease itself, there is much to do.
What does history tell us about previous mass vaccination efforts? Who gets the vaccine and when? Once vaccinated, do those vaccinated have different rights and freedoms from other people? Why is close to half the population hesitant to get vaccinated? When will herd immunity be achieved?  

Register here for the latest AHC virtual panel discussion

URI has assembled an interprofessional team of experts who can provide insight from different perspectives to answer these questions and more. Please join us on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at
6:00 p.m. via Zoom for the fifth part of our panel discussion series to learn more about the impact of the COVID-19 vaccine. Participation is FREE and open to the public, but registration is required. Panelists include:
  • Kerry LaPlante, Pharm.D., FCCP, FIDSA, Pharmacy Practice Department Chair and Professor, URI College of Pharmacy (Moderator)
  • Philip Chan, MD, MS, Medical Director, Rhode Island Department of Health
  • Cheryl Foster, Ph.D., Carnegie Professor of Philosophy, URI Philosophy Department
  • Andrea Rusnock, Ph.D., Professor, URI History Department
  • Marc Hutchison, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, URI Political Science Department
Previous presentations in the series are available here. They include discussions on how COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted older adults; how the pandemic has exposed disparities in health care; how healthcare workers are battling the virus, from their perspective; and the need for front line health workers to practice self care.
The panel discussion series is funded in part by the R.I. Executive Office of Health and Human Services’ Workforce Transformation Program through a grant to URI’s Interprofessional Education and Practice Initiative.

Online Enduring Continuing Education activities from CCRI

CCRI is pleased to add two online, enduring activities to our library of continuing education resourcesInfluenza Prevention: An Overview for Healthcare Workers and An Introduction to Transgender Health. Both activities are available on-demand, so you can complete your continuing education requirements whenever it's convenient for you. Keep reading to learn more about each activity!

Influenza Prevention:

An Overview for Healthcare Workers

Learn about influenza and how to be better prepared to educate your patients about the influenza viruses and methods to protect themselves from contracting influenza during this FREE, one-hour, virtual enduring continuing education activity. Nursing Contact Hours are available! REGISTER HERE

An Introduction to Transgender Health

CCRI is pleased to offer the virtual enduring continuing education activity: An Introduction to Transgender Health, presented by Dr. Michelle Forcier, Director of Gender and Health Services at Hasbro Children's Hospital. Dr. Forcier specializes in gender, reproductive, and sexual health, and collaborates with both medical and community agencies on promoting best practices for gender diverse, transgender, and lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth and adults.
Learn how to provide gender-affirming care, improve the patient-provider relationship, and recognize the barriers faced by the transgender community through this recording of the live virtual educational activity held on September 23, 2020. CEUs are available for Physicians, Nurses, Dental Professionals, Psychologists, and Social Workers!
Registration is $25, but coupon codes are available to CCRI faculty, staff, and students as well as Accountable Entity member organizations to complete this enduring activity at no cost. Please email for a coupon code. REGISTER HERE
This program is supported by funding from the Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and Human Services Healthcare Workforce Transformation Program.