USPHS 101 for Industry
An overview of the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS), its service members, and why it matters to members of industry. Presented by Captain Dana Thomas and Commander Heather Brake.
The Psychology of Money
Your perceptions, biases and emotions about money can affect the financial decisions you make. Understanding the complex dynamics of your relationship with wealth and developing strategies for making objective decisions can help you manage your wealth more wisely. Presented by Mr. Ash Minor, Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.
Financial Freedom: Building Wealth to Live the Life You Love
The next generation may be taking a different path through life than the generations that came before them. Their perspective on finances may be very different than that of their parents. However, the fundamental aspects of mapping out a financial future are the same today as they have always been—planning, budgeting, saving, investing and building good credit. This seminar focuses on the key steps clients need to take toward achieving financial freedom. Presented by Mr. Ash Minor, Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.
Raising Money-Savvy Kids
This seminar explores strategies that parents can leverage to help their children establish a healthy relationship with money and make smart, informed decisions about their financial futures. Presented by Mr. Ash Minor, Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.
The Fundamentals of Investing
Mr. Ash Minor, Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, discusses asset classes and the basic tenets of investing to asset allocation and diversification.
Retirement Income Planning
Mr. Ash Minor, Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, discusses retirement income planning.
Medical Reserve Corps and You
Captain Rob Tosatto is Director, Medical Reserve Corps, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response (ASPR), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CAPT Tosatto discussed the mission of the MRC program. He mentioned how and why officers in the Public Health Service should support its activities through a local MRC Unit.
The Medical Reserve Corps is a national network of local groups of volunteers engaging local communities to strengthen public health, reduce vulnerability, build resilience, and improve preparedness, response, and recovery capabilities. Click here to find a MRC Unit near you. Click here for a guide for PHS officers interested in the MRC Program.
"Medical Reserve Corps and You;" recorded on February 12, 2017; CAPT Rob Tosatto and John McElligott (COA staff) speaking. Click here for the slides.
Blended Retirement System
Executive Director Jim Currie hosted a webinar called, "The New Uniformed Services Retirement System: How Does It Affect You?" CDR Mark McKinnon of Commissioned Corps Headquarters assisted in answering many questions specific to the Public Health Service. Click the link below to access the archived webinar.
For questions about your retirement situation within the Public Health Service, contact CDR Mark McKinnon at Mark.McKinnon@hhs.gov.
"The New Uniformed Services Retirement System: How Does It Affect You?" (59 minutes); recorded on March 29, 2016; James T. Currie, PhD, CDR Mark McKinnon, and John McElligott speaking. Click here for the slides.
Communicating with News Media
Executive Director Jim Currie hosted a webinar to assist Public Health Service officers to understand the nature of the people with whom they are communicating in the news media, including what motivates them. Below are links to the audio recording, some slides Jim presented, and a case study he referenced. His tips included:
- Get to know the reporters who cover your organization on a regular basis.
- Seek them out when you have a news story, rather than sending out a blind press release.
- Small newspapers and radio stations love everything.
- Tell your story and give your answers simply and in a straight-forward fashion.
- Understand that sound-bites are important and can make or break your career.
- Never try to deny the obvious.
- Do not use jargon or acronyms.