E1: The Power of Us: Advancing in Health Education While on the Yard
HBCUs are a cultural growing space for minority students and should be leveraged. This session will advance your knowledge of how to capitalize on your years on the yard to advance in health education and promotion.
•Review at least two networking essentials for transitioning from undergraduate/graduate students to career upward mobility in the professional workforce.
•Interactive HBCU Student Forum on Networking for Success in Health Education - April McCoy, MSW, MS, CHES® and Darlene R. Saunders, PhD, MPH, MCHES®
April McCoy, MSW, MS, CHES
Lecturer, Department of Public Health Sciences
University of Maryland
April McCoy, MS, MSW, CHES currently serves as a Lecturer in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Maryland. As Lecturer, Ms. McCoy is responsible for instruction for courses in the Public Health Science program,
including capstone, global health, public health, and related topics. Other activities will include student service activities for PHSC majors, including the potential for involvement in internship, independent study, education abroad, and related activities. Ms. McCoy obtained her Bachelors of Science degree in Public Health Education from North Carolina Central University; Masters of Science degree in Health Sciences from the University of Central Arkansas, and her Master of Social Work Education from Widener University. Ms. McCoy is a Certified Health Education Specialist and holds certifications and trainings in various areas. Areas of public health include planning, implementing and evaluating public health programs in the community and on college campuses; peer education, teaching public health courses, community-based participatory research, developing curricula and educational materials, training programs targeting service providers, community members and academic institutions.
Areas of mental health include coordinating support and care in response to violence, providing biopsychosocial assessments and crisis counseling intervention, behavioral management and emotion regulation.