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August 2019

Webinar: Sepsis Awareness Month Tips and Resources

August 19 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Sepsis is the body’s life-threatening response to infection that affects 1.7 million people and takes 270,000 lives annually in the United States. In 2011, Sepsis Alliance designated September as Sepsis Awareness Month. Sepsis Alliance created a Sepsis Awareness Toolkit to help your organization educate healthcare providers and community members about the signs and symptoms of sepsis. NACCHO and Sepsis Alliance invite you to join this webinar to learn how your organization can raise sepsis awareness in your community using this…

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Protecting Lung Health During Wildfires

August 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Wildfires pose special risks to the lung health of people in the communities you serve. Dangerous pollution in wildfire smoke can cause everything from coughing and asthma flare-ups to heart attacks and premature death, especially for those with heart and lung diseases. The American Lung Association invites you to join a webinar for health professionals to learn about the impacts of wildfire smoke and information and resources to protect your patients during the wildfire season. This program has been approved for 1.0 contact…

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Webinar: Swipe Right: Including Dating Apps in Partner Services

August 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Most individuals are online and own smart phones. Not surprisingly, many are meeting sex partners via dating websites and apps. As a result, individuals may only know their sexual partner by their profile name or email address and as such, the internet or other digital mediums become essential to finding and notifying a partner of exposure to STIs, including HIV. In light of this, public health professionals must also learn how to navigate these tech platforms. After attending this webinar,…

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Webinar: 2019 National Sexual Health Conference Clinical Highlights

August 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join the National Network of STD Clinical Prevention Training Centers for this one hour webinar covering national clinical highlights of the 2019 National Sexual Health Conference, originally presented in Chicago, IL, July 10-12, 2019. Speakers will discuss: Sexual health in… Different Healthcare Settings and Patient Populations Provider Blind Spots Innovation in Moving from Disease to Health REGISTER. A confirmation email will be sent to all registrants the week of August 19th, 2019.

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Webinar: Routine Immunization of People Living with HIV: Why, What and How

August 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

American College of Physicians (ACP) is pleased to host a webinar on routine immunization of people living with HIV (PLHIV). This webinar is part of an ACIP series. Recognizing that people living with HIV (PLHIV) have higher rates of vaccine preventable disease and disease severity compared to HIV negative individuals, this webinar will identify strategies to improve vaccination rates in this population. Dr. Trotter will discuss the recommended vaccines for PLHIV by age and indication as recommended by ACIP, IDSA…

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Webinar: Implementing the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America Initiative

August 23 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP) will host a webinar in collaboration with several HHS agencies on to provide an update on efforts to implement the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America initiative. The webinar will be an opportunity to understand more about the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America initiative and hear from the HHS agencies about some of the major activities to date and the…

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Webinar: Health Department and Health Center Collaborations to Improve TB Screening, Testing, Treatment, and Care

August 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Despite availability of screening and treatment, tuberculosis (TB) remains a leading cause of preventable infectious disease deaths worldwide and disproportionately affects vulnerable populations. In the United States, eliminating TB is a national public health goal and recent estimates indicate that around 80% of U.S. TB cases are a result of reactivation of latent disease, presenting a huge opportunity to take action. NACCHO, through support from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Health Care, conducted a series of…

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FoodSHIELD and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Webinar

August 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The agenda of the next joint FoodSHIELD and WASH webinar from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will include presentations on real life examples of the role of public health in emergency water supply planning, and an introduction to the 2019 Emergency Water Supply Planning Guide (EWSP) to help healthcare facilities prepare for, respond to, and recover from a water supply interruption. If you are dialing into the meeting, conference line 1.866.687.4175 Attendee passcode: 6210397 To join the…

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CDC Webinar: Strategies for Addressing Vaccine Misinformation

August 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

With the recent outbreaks of measles across the U.S., ensuring parents have access to accurate and credible information about vaccines is key to increasing vaccine acceptance. As a trusted source of information about vaccines, healthcare professionals can play a key role in establishing trust and educating parents and patients on the important role that vaccines play in protecting against serious diseases. In this webinar, practicing healthcare professionals will share their the evidence-based strategies for recommending vaccines and addressing vaccine hesitancy…

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Webinar: Mumps in U.S. Detention Facilities

August 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

NACCHO supports local health departments that are on the front lines of public health providing vaccination, responsible for disease surveillance, and prevention and control activities to reduce health risks of cases and outbreaks. Since September 2018, there have been over 800 mumps cases in adult migrants detained in U.S. detention facilities, who are under the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Detention facilities should follow local or state health department guidance and recommendations for mumps outbreak management. Effective…

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