This project incorporates a public health perspective into parenting education by developing innovative ways to expand virtual parenting offerings for parents and professionals who work with families.

A series of pre-recorded webinars are being developed to address topics related to parenting and public health. The following three pre-recorded webinars are now available:

Looking at Parenting Education Through a Public Health LensAdam Hughes, MPH, State Extension Specialist

Adam Hughes is a member of the Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) state extension specialist team and provides leadership and expertise that enables county CCE associations and programs to work effectively with a broad range of system and local program, administrative, governance, management, and organizational opportunities. Adam also serves as the Co-Associate Director of Community Engagement and Advocacy with the Cornell Center for Health Equity and as the CCE liaison to the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) Heath and Well-Being workgroup.

Public Health, Parent Education, and Gender Diverse FamiliesCara Sultan, LMSW, CCE Suffolk County

Cara Sultan is a Parent Educator in Suffolk County. In the summer of 2021, Cara and her colleague Kerri Reda worked with a CCE summer intern to develop a program and educational materials that support families with gender-diverse children.  Cara continues to offer virtual events through CCE Suffolk County that aim to reframe traditional understandings of gender, build a deeper understanding of gender-diverse individuals and the LGBTQIA+ community, and provide everyday skills to navigate a gender-expansive world.

CCE Parenting and Nutrition: Public Health Programs with Collaboration PotentialAlisha Gaines, Research Associate FNEC Team, Cornell University Division of Nutritional Sciences

Alisha Gaines is a research associate in the division of nutritional sciences and a member of the Food and Nutrition Education in Community (FNEC) Team. FNEC promotes healthy nutrition through research, professional development, and programming with a focus on low-income individuals and families.