Workshops: Health and Human Services Week


Past Programs

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Writing for Wellness - CANCELLED
1-2:30 p.m.
Location: Education Building 162
Explore various ways in which writing can contribute toward personal wellness, including physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Space is limited. Reserve your spot here. 

Training: Stop the Bleed
3-5 p.m.
Location: McNeill Hall 1051
Studies have shown that the help given by an immediate responder can often make the difference between life and death, even before professional rescuers arrive. Learn the necessary tools to become an empowered initial responder. This course is designed to train individuals on what to do in a bleeding emergency and covers the ABCs of bleeding as a method to stop an active bleed. Includes a class presentation and hands-on skills demonstrations. Attendees will receive a certificate of completion. Space is limited. Reserve your spot here. 

A “Taste” of Mindfulness
6-7:30 p.m.
McNeill Hall 1051
Do you want to know more about mindfulness practices but don’t know where to begin? Join Paula Huffman, mindfulness instructor, to learn simple ways to use mindfulness practices to help you stay present, focused and calm regardless of what is going on around you.

This experiential session will include:

  • An explanation of mindfulness
  • A short discussion on stress triggers and manifestations of stress
  • An introduction to mindfulness techniques for taming the ruminating mind and catastrophic thinking
  • A practice of techniques for stepping out of auto pilot, allowing you to stop, breathe, re-connect no matter where you are or what you are doing
  • A mind body Connection practice
  • An introduction to seated meditation
Huffman is an adjunct faculty with the UNC Program on Integrative Medicine and an instructor at the Carolina Wellness Institute. Space is limited. Reserve your spot here. 

Wednesday, April 3

Improving Heart Failure Care
 9-10:30 a.m. 
Location: McNeill Hall 1051
Rachel Hayworth, MSN, RN, CHFN and heart failure program manager at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, will highlight strategies for increasing guideline-directed medical therapy compliance to improve heart failure patient outcomes. Topics such as evidence-based disease management, national quality metrics, federal incentivized pay-for-performance metrics, community health initiatives, specialty nursing certification improving patient outcomes, interprofessional collaboration, the American Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines-Heart Failure registry and patient education strategies will be covered. Participants will learn LEAN Methodology and nursing assessment skills. Space is limited. Reserve your spot here. 

Thursday, April 4

Breast Health: What’s Normal and What’s Not in Men and Women
 9-10:45 a.m. 
Location: McNeill Hall 1051
Many people believe that breast cancer is a "women-only disease" and only people of a certain age are at risk. Going Beyond the Pink Program Manager Joy Wade will educate participants about warning signs, practicing self-care and how to assess your own body. This interactive, fast-paced and fun workshop will educate both women and men on best breast health practices and advocacy for themselves and others. Space is limited. Reserve your spot here.