Summer Workshop Series in Health and Human Services at SJC

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – MAY 3, 2013 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is pleased to announce that it will offer a series of continuing education workshops in Human Services and Health Administration during the month of June on its Long Island Campus, located at 155 West Roe Blvd in Patchogue.

“Not only is the information shared in these courses timely, but the faculty and guest lecturers actually practice the skills daily in their own professions,” said Carolyn Gallogly, Ph.D., associate professor of professional and graduate studies at SJC. “It is a great opportunity for St. Joseph's to share this expertise with community organizations on Long Island.”

To register, click here. The workshop schedule is as follows:

Workshop #1: How to Develop Fundraising for an Organization
June 8 and 15, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

A key component in maintaining a not-for-profit agency is choosing and developing funding sources, funding approaches and creating a fundraising plan. This course will help you design a plan that will include individual giving, an annual appeal and special events. Topics will include, designing a direct mailing, creating a database, using the internet and other networking resources, maintaining relationships with donors, managing a campaign and planning events. Light complimentary lunch will be served.

Workshop #2: Grant Proposal Writing
June 5, 6, 12 and 13, 6 – 9:45 p.m.

Learn how to plan and research your grant writing options and then organize, write and package your proposal. Three experts in grant writing will present this workshop including a not-for-profit grant proposal writer, a professional grant writer and a health care professional. This workshop will combine instruction with interactive exercises to help you by becoming detail-oriented, by using concise, persuasive writing techniques. Each expert will provide you with the skills you need to get results for your organization. Light complimentary supper will be served the first night.

Workshop #3: Event Planning
June 26 and 27, 6 – 9:45 p.m. and June 29, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Explore the best practices for planning, organization, implementation and evaluation of special events. Includes an overview of the human, fiscal and physical resources required for successful event planning and execution. Light complimentary supper will be served the first night.

Workshop #4: Medicaid
June 3, 4, 10 and 11, 6 – 9:45 p.m.

Learn who and what Medicaid covers, how to apply for Medicaid and when to seek legal assistance in applying. Every registrant will complete a Medicaid application. All of the special categories of eligibility will be presented. Three experts will teach this workshop: a professional geriatric care manager and two lawyers who specialize in Elder Law. Light complimentary supper will be served the first night.

Workshop #5: Health Care Advocacy
June 17, 19, 24 and 26, 6 – 9:45 p.m.

The extraordinary complexity of the U.S. Health System leaves patients and the general public exposed to adverse health outcomes, creates disparities among vulnerable populations and can lead to large, unexpected financial outcomes. By understanding how things work and who makes decisions, health care consumers can make better choices, protect their rights and make the system fairer to all parties. Light complimentary supper will be served the first night.

Workshop #6: Social Media in Health Care
June 18, 20, 25 and 27, 6 – 9:45 p.m.

The means by which health care is being delivered, managed and communicated is being reshaped by social media. Patients, health care professionals, employers and insurers need to better understand the opportunities and challenges as the health care industry is being transformed and develop a meaningful strategy that enables them to successfully participate in this new landscape. Light complimentary supper will be served the first night.

Registration is required. Workshops cost $100 if paid in advance; $150 at the door. Payment is due at registration. SJC students who wish to take the workshops for credit will be billed for the cost of one credit. For more information, contact Jo-Anne Petrone at jpetrone@sjcny.edu or 631.687.1244.

About St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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