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October 2018

International Infection Prevention Week 2018: Protecting Patients Everywhere

October 14 - October 20

The 2018 theme for International Infection Prevention Week is Protecting Patients Everywhere. Patient safety is a clear priority for infection preventionists (IPs) and healthcare professionals. Celebrate the infections prevented and lives saved this year. Learn easy ways to participate in IIPW this year. Social Media What better way is there to spread information about germs than going viral? Follow APIC on Facebook and Twitter and share our posts with your followers. APIC has developed tweets and posts for you and your facilities to easily share…

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Communication Tools and Strategies for Tracking Programs to Engage with Local Health Departments – Wisconsin’s Use of Mini-Grant Program

October 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online

In partnership with CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health, NEHA is pleased to announce the Communication in Environmental Health and Tracking (CHAT) Webinar Series. This four-part webinar series will explore different communication and outreach strategies to facilitate a tracking program's engagement with traditional and non-traditional partners, impact policy and work effectively across divisions. The first installment in the CHAT Webinar Series will explore communication tools and strategies for tracking programs to engage with local health departments and traditional partners. The webinar…

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Webinar: Findings from the Epidemiology Capacity Report

October 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Big Cities Health Coalition (BCHC) and the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) are hosting a webinar to present the findings of a newly released report on epidemiology capacity in big city health departments. The report is the result of an assessment of 27 BCHC member health departments and focuses on capacity gaps, program areas with a particular need for more epidemiologists and the state of funding for these experts. REGISTER to join staff from both organizations as…

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Webinar: How to Tell Your Program Story and Make Your Accomplishments Resonate with Stakeholders

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join NACCHO and the AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation (AZHCF) for a two-part webinar series exploring ways to share lessons learned from your community health programs and rethink how you communicate your program milestones. Using the AZHCF Dissemination and Communications Guide as a starting point, national-level speakers will walk you through how to develop and disseminate your lessons learned and bring your program to life through storytelling. Part One - Communicate with Passion: Say Less and Let Them Remember More How to…

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Webinar: PrEP and Youth: Opportunities for Increasing Equity

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Adolescents and young adults ages 13 to 24 still comprise a disproportionate number of new HIV infections in the US. In May 2018, the FDA extended its approval of Truvada for HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) to include minors. This regulatory approval holds promise for improving access to PrEP for this priority population. However, significant barriers to PrEP awareness, uptake, and adherence remain for youth and must be addressed in order to achieve prevention goals set forth in the National HIV/AIDS…

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Conference Call: CDC/NPHIC Monthly Health Promotion Call

October 25 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Each month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC) co-host a conference call to help public health professionals promote information on a range of public health topics to their audiences. This standing call takes place on the fourth Thursday of each month, from 2:00-2:30pm ET and call topics – which vary month-to-month – are made available a few days prior to each call. If you are interested in participating, the conference information is accessible below: Conference Line: 1-855-644-0229…

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Webinar: Approved Age Expansion for Gardasil 9

October 29 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

On October 5th, the FDA approved expansion of HPV vaccination with Gardasil 9 to men and women ages 27 through 45 years. The National HPV Vaccination Roundtable will convene two experts, Dr. Debbie Saslow (ACS) and Dr. Rebecca Perkins (ACOG), for a half-hour webinar to discuss the recently approved age expansion for Gardasil 9 and the implications for clinical practice. The presenters will answer some important questions, including: What does the FDA label expansion do and what will it mean for clinical…

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Webinar: How to Create Your Program’s Proof Points – Publications, Presentations and Toolkits

October 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join NACCHO and the AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation (AZHCF) for a two-part webinar series exploring ways to share lessons learned from your community health programs and rethink how you communicate your program milestones. Using the AZHCF Dissemination and Communications Guide as a starting point, national-level speakers will walk you through how to develop and disseminate your lessons learned and bring your program to life through storytelling. Part Two - Disseminate Results: When You Care to Share the Very Best How to…

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November 2018

Webinar: Evidence Based Strategies to Increase Medication Adherence

November 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This 60-minute webinar will include an overview of three strategies to enhance medication adherence and showcase popular mobile applications with a variety of features to support a patient’s medication schedule. This webinar will provide healthcare providers with simple, yet effective tools, to help their patients become or stay adherent to their antiretroviral therapy. The webinar will feature short presentations and time for questions with faculty members from the Denver Prevention Training Center, Primary Care Development Cooperation, and Cicatelli and Associates,…

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U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week: Be Antibiotics Aware

November 12 - November 18

Mark your calendars for November 12 – 18, 2018 and plan to join us as we observe U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week! Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die as a direct result of these infections. Many more will die from complications by an antibiotic-resistant infection. In preparation for this important observance., check out the promotional materials available, add one of the buttons, badges…

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