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January 2020

2020 Conference on Health, Environment, and Energy

January 21 - January 23
New Orleans, LA New Orleans, LA United States + Google Map

The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) will host their second Conference on Health, Environment, & Energy. This three-day, multi-track event will showcase the groundbreaking research of ACEEE’s new Health and Environment program as well as the work of prominent experts and academics in this growing field. As childhood asthma reaches epidemic levels and health effects from pollution intensify, there’s never been a more important time to focus on how we can change the way we use energy…

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Emerging Technologies to Advance Research and Decisions on the Environmental Health Effects of Microplastics

January 27 - January 28

Register now to join the next Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions workshop, focusing on the environmental health effects of microplastics. The workshop will take place in Washington, DC, and a webcast will be available. Microplastics—pieces of plastic smaller than 5 millimeters in size—have been detected throughout the environment. These tiny pieces of plastic, which can come from larger plastic debris, cosmetics, and clothes, have been found in the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we…

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Webinar: Recommendations for Providing Quality Sexually Transmitted Diseases Clinical Services, 2020

January 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

On January 3, 2020, CDC published Recommendations for Providing Quality Sexually Transmitted Diseases Clinical Services (or STD QCS). The goal of this report is to highlight the services healthcare settings can offer to provide optimal STD care for their patients. Join this an informational webinar on January 28, 2020 from 12:00-1:00pm ET to learn more about the new recommendations. During the webinar, we will hear introductory comments from the director of CDC’s Division of STD Prevention (DSTDP), Dr. Gail Bolan. Dr. Roxanne Barrow, a…

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Legionella Management and Treatment

January 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online

This webinar is part of the Small Systems Monthly Webinar Series from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Presentation 1— Public Water System Characteristics That May Affect Legionella Occurrence in Building Water Systems (Presented by Ken Rotert, EPA's OW). This presentation will highlight EPA's efforts to reduce Legionella risks through regulatory revisions, treatment technologies, and research on premise plumbing. An overview of public health impacts, challenges to addressing Legionella in drinking water, and potential risk factors in municipal supplies will be included. Presentation 2— Impact of Chlorine and Chloramine…

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January 2020 HiAP Webinar: Impact of State and Federal HiAP Approaches

January 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online

The first webinar in NACCHO's 2020 Monthly Health in All Policies (HiAP) Webinar Series, to be held on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 2:00pm ET, will feature two speakers who have conducted analyses of HiAP at the state and federal level. Register here. The first speaker will be Max Gakh, Assistant Professor from the School of Public Health at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Max will be presenting on his recently published research titled “Made to Order: Using Gubernatorial Executive Orders…

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Webinar: Addressing Mental Health Needs of Sexual and Gender Minority Youth

January 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Hosted by the MidAtlantic AIDS Education & Training Center, the purpose of this webinar is to enable participants to increase their knowledge regarding culturally competent care for LGBTQ youth and demonstrate effective methods of competent LGBTQ care through case studies. Please note that you must create a free account with AETC MidAtlantic in order to register.   Learning Objectives Discuss mental health and social disparities affecting sexual and gender minority (SGM) youth Describe protective factors for SGM youth Discuss best practices…

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Webinar: Harm Reduction to Reduce Morbidity & Mortality of Substance Use Disorders

January 29 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Substance use disorder is a chronic medical illness and should be treated as such. Harm Reduction is an evidence-based framework that seeks to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with substance use disorders. It utilizes social policies and practices intended to reduce the negative effect, through respecting the social determinants of health-- such as education, adverse childhood experiences, physical and social environment, employment, and sex-based discrimination– that often play large roles in the disease of addiction. Doctors for America, with…

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February 2020

Webinar: Applying a Health Equity Approach to Healthcare Communications

February 4 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Join the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) to learn why health communications is crucial in health promotion and health education, and why it's critical to use a health equity framework in health communications. REGISTER.

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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2020

February 7

Coordinated by the Strategic Leadership Council, National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is observed each year on February 7 to increase HIV education, testing, community involvement, and treatment among black communities. This year’s NBHAAD theme, “Together for Love: Stop HIV Stigma”, highlights the messages of the Let’s Stop HIV Together campaign.  Let’s Stop HIV Together raises awareness that we all have a role to play in stopping HIV stigma. Partners and organizations can use the “Together for Love: Stop HIV Stigma” theme as an anchor phrase to…

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March 2020

HiAP How-To: Health in All Policies Implementation

March 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) is hosting a webinar to introduce three Health in All Policies (HiAP) projects: two at the state level and one at the local level. Each speaker will discuss the structure of their HiAP efforts, primary partners and evaluation metrics/methods. Lianne Dillon will speak from the California Health in All Policies Task Force, which is the first large scale HiAP project in the US. Heath Kirby from the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County will discuss the Pinellas…

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