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RESCHEDULED – G.A.P. Academy – THRIVE: Tool for Health & Resilience in Vulnerable Environment (Virtual)


Oftentimes, when people think about trauma, they think about a single person who has undergone some hardship: a soldier coming back from war or a woman who was physically attacked. It is not often the case that we consider the types of traumas that occur across entire communities, which can include everything from a community that has survived a natural disaster or even the chronic trauma of extreme generational poverty. When entire communities experience trauma, the effects are widespread. To appropriately respond to traumas, communities must first understand what they can do to improve the health and safety of their communities while also promoting health equity. The Tool for Health & Resilience in Vulnerable Environment – or THRIVE model – does just that. This 90-minute session will describe the THRIVE model and its 12 identified community determinants of health that are categorized within three interrelated clusters. Attendees will learn about how the inequitable distribution of power, money, and resources determine a community’s health and safety outcomes. Through this learning, attendees will gain skills on how to create change at the community level by influencing the specific health determinants they identify within their community.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this session, attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify the 12 community determinants of health
  2. Identify the 3 structural drivers that determine a community’s health
  3. Utilize the THRIVE framework to influence health determinants and create community level change

Trainer: Andrea Hoff, MPA, GPC, OCPC, ICPS

Andrea HoffAndrea Hoff is the Owner & President of You Thrive Training & Consulting, LLC, a company that provides training and consulting services in the areas of behavioral health prevention, government and nonprofit leadership, and grant writing. Andrea has worked in the behavioral health field for nearly 27 years, is certified in Ohio as a behavioral health prevention consultant (OCPC) and international behavioral health prevention specialist (ICPS) and is a certified Adult & Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor, QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Instructor, and Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training Instructor. She is a coach for the Ohio Coaching and Mentoring (OCAM) Network, and she uses the Gallup Clifton Strengths assessments in her coaching work. Andrea is also a certified grants professional (GPC) with extensive experience in grant writing. She is the Immediate Past President of the Miami Valley, Ohio, Chapter of the Grant Professionals Association (GPA), is an approved GPA speaker, and is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Andrea has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Dayton.

The G.A.P. Academy is brought to you by the G.A.P. Network, delivered by Andrea Hoff & You Thrive Training & Consulting, LLC with support from the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services.

Prevention Action Alliance
The Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services
You Thrive Training and Consulting LLC