Session Description
This session is designed to take public health professionals through an interactive and participatory group discussion on leading change in the public health and healthcare settings. In this session, the speaker will provide an overview of change management theories, change management applications, how to create a sense of urgency as a pre-condition for change, how public health professionals should think about when leading change, and the current level of fatigue observed in the healthcare system within the context of change management in the current environment. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, session attendees will:

  • Explore change management theories and their applications.
  • 75% of participants self-report an increase in confidence in managing change.
  • Apply change in public health and healthcare settings.

Speaker: Louise Keogh Weed, Program Director of the Leadership Strategies for Evolving Health Care Executives Program and a Practice Transformation Specialist at the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care.

Louise Keogh Weed has her Masters in Public Health in Health Policy and Management from Harvard School of Public Health. Since then, Louise has worked in quality improvement and patient safety in the Boston hospital system. Most recently, she served as the Director of Medical Management and Improvement at Codman Square Health Center, a unique health center in Dorchester known for its leadership in innovation. In this role, Louise oversaw all Primary Care innovation work, created the infrastructure for organizational innovation, and worked with Medical leadership on management of the Provider practice. Louise is an instructor at HSPH, teaching in the department of Health Management and is the Co-Director of Leadership Strategies for Evolving Healthcare Executives. Louise is especially interested in non-profit strategy and leadership. Louise has a BA in Women’s Studies from Tufts University and is committed to equity, including racial and social justice, as part of all of her work. In 2018, Louise and her husband adopted an amazing dog named Mugsy.

Continuing Education Credits

Nursing Continuing Education: 1.5 Continuing Education Credits
Southern New Hampshire Area Health Education Center is an approved provider with distinction of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division Education Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Activity Number: 1454

CME Continuing Education: 1.5 Continuing Education Credits
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Southern NH AHEC and The New Hampshire Public Health Association. The Southern NH AHEC is accredited by the NH Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Southern New Hampshire Area Health Education Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA category 1 Credit (s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) Continuing Education: 1.5 Continuing Education Credits
Sponsored by New England Public Health Training Center (NEPHTC), a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.5 total Category I continuing education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours are 1.5. Provider ID: 1131137 Event ID:PM1131137_05262022.


Registration Fees

Member price: $35
Non-Member price: $55 (Become a Member)