Cross-Sector Collaboration - Easy to Say, Challenging to Do: An Introduction to PHRASES (on-demand webinar)

2 modules

Course Length
90 mins

Region IV Public Health Training Center

20 Sep 2021



Note: This is a recording of a webinar held on February 25, 2019.

Training Overview
Forward-thinking public health professionals are reaching across sectors to build healthier communities. Many leaders in other sectors do not understand the value of collaborating with public health. PHRASES (Public Health Reaching Across Sectors) is designing the PHRASES Toolkit to provide evidence-based framing tools and resources to help public health professionals communicate and collaborate more effectively with other sectors. During this webinar, Maureen Byrnes of PHRASES and Melissa Monbouquette of the de Beaumont Foundation will share information about this upcoming toolkit and how public health practitioners will be better equipped to successfully advance partnerships with hospitals, housing, education, and the business sectors.

The course contains two modules: a content module and a resources and evaluation module. After accessing both modules, learners will earn a certificate of completion. When the certificate is available, learners will see a Certificate button on their dashboard.

This recording is approximately 90 minutes. There are no prerequisites. Participants will need a broadband internet connection (Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred browsers) and computer speakers. For technical support, please contact

About the Trainer
Maureen Byrnes, MPA and Melissa Monbouquette

Maureen Byrnes is a Lead Research Scientist and Lecturer in the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University. Ms. Byrnes also serves as the Project Director of the de Beaumont Foundation/Aspen Institute PHRASES project. With over 30 years of experience Ms. Byrnes previously served as Director of the Health and Human Services program at The Pew Charitable Trusts as well as the Executive Director of the National Commission on AIDS.

Melissa Monbouquette is a Program Officer at the de Beaumont Foundation. She provides grant management and technical assistance focusing on cross-sector collaboration, social determinants of health and upstream approaches to health improvement, and workforce development in the public health sector. She serves on the Executive Steering Committee and as coordinator of the BUILD Health Challenge, a national initiative working to reduce health disparities.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31680, Public Health Training Centers for $4,348,992. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.


By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • explain the de Beaumont Foundation’s commitment to tools and resources for the public health workforce and the importance of collaboration in today’s public health practice.
  • describe the PHRASES (Public Health Reaching Across Sectors) project and how it will support public health practitioners in their cross-sector efforts.
  • discuss the framing research that is currently informing the development of the PHRASES toolkit.
  • locate resources related to the PHRASES project now and in the future.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Certificate of Completion for Online Module

Cross-Sector Collaboration – Easy to Say, Challenging to Do: An Introduction to PHRASES
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Resources and Evaluation
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