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June 2018

Health in All Policies Workshop: Air Pollution, Urban Health, and Sustainability

June 18 - June 20
Washington, DC Washington, DC United States + Google Map

The World Health Organization (WHO) in collaboration with the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) and the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) invites you to attend a Health in All Policies (HiAP) skill-building workshop from June 18 - 20 in Washington, DC to build education/training and practice approaches that move policy in support of both health and the environment. HiAP will be illuminated using lessons and case studies in Air Pollution, Urban Health, and Sustainability. The deadline…

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CDC Webinar: Opioid Overdose Crisis Supplemental Funding

June 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

On behalf of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Division of State and Local Readiness (DSLR) will host a national webinar to discuss opioid overdose supplemental funding activities within state, territorial, and Washington D.C. jurisdictions on the public health crisis cooperative agreement’s approved but unfunded (ABU) list. Invited participants include state, local, and territorial preparedness directors, CDC subject matter experts, nongovernmental partners, state health officials, state epidemiologists, and other jurisdictional constituents engaged in opioid-related activities. In addition…

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Webinar: County Health Confronts the Opioid Epidemic

June 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The opioid crisis has shifted from prescription drugs to illegal opiates like heroin and fentanyl, a highly potent and deadly drug. Public health departments are partnering across departments and sectors to slow the skyrocketing overdose death rates. County health professionals from the Shelby County, Tennessee and Marin County, California will share information on their programs targeted at stemming the epidemic in their communities. Then host Adnan Mahmud will field questions from attendees for the panelists. REGISTER.  

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Webinar: HIV Prevention for Transgender Communities

June 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This webinar, the second in a two-part series, aims to enhance services for Trans communities and promote HIV testing among this population. Hosted by members of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) Provider Network, this interactive webinar will provide an overview of HIV prevention needs for transgender people. Speakers will highlight common challenges experienced by the transgender people and provide practical tips and best practices to overcome them. Shawn Demmons, MPH Capacity Building Specialist Center…

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Webinar: Hepatitis B and the Opioid Crisis

June 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join Hep B United and NASTAD for a webinar on Hepatitis B and the Opioid Crisis. Up to 2.2 million Americans and more than 292 million people worldwide are chronically infected with hepatitis B (HBV). Hepatitis B is the world’s most common serious liver infection and the deadliest vaccine-preventable disease in the world. Without diagnosis or intervention, 1 in 4 chronically infected with HBV will go on to develop liver failure and/or liver cancer. Despite the availability of highly effective vaccines, barriers to preventing hepatitis B…

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Webinar: Rapid Syphilis Testing: Four Local Health Department Experiences with Implementation

June 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join NACCHO for a webinar about the experiences of four local health departments implementing rapid syphilis testing. Syphilis rates around the United States are rising quickly and as a result, efforts to increase syphilis testing are urgently needed. One option for increasing testing is use of the rapid syphilis test (RST). In December 2014, the Food and Drug Administration granted the first-ever Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) waiver for a rapid treponemal syphilis screening test, the Syphilis Health Check. As the…

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2018 Behavior Change Webinar Series for Food Safety Educators: Using Design Thinking to Change Behavior

June 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This is the third in a four-part webinar series presented by the Partnership for Food Safety Education in conjunction with the Social Marketing Association of North America. The first three webinars walk through different behavior change disciplines. The last webinar will bring all the speakers together to talk about the similarities and differences between the different disciplines. Description: Design thinking is a method for practical yet creative problem solving. It uses tools and techniques like prototyping, ideation and user-centered design. During…

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Webinar: Introduction to Ethical Decision Making in Public Health

June 20 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Please join NACCHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for a webinar on Public Health Ethics. This webinar will cover the fundamentals of the theory behind public health ethics , will present a framework for ethical decision making through the use of a case study, and will provide tips for putting together an ethics committee at your health department. The webinar will be presented by speakers from the CDC Public Health Ethics Unit and representative from local…

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The Livability Index: Great Neighborhoods for All Ages

June 21 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

The population of older adults ages 65 and older is expected to reach over 20 percent of the population by 2030 and exceed the population of children ages 18 and younger by 2035. AARP research indicates that people want to stay in their homes and communities as they age. These demographic changes and stated community preferences present an opportunity for decision makers to take action now to meet the needs of older adults and their families. The Livability Index is…

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NEHA Webinar: Low or No-Cost Tools to Shape Your Data Into a Compelling Story

June 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

As health departments are advancing data systems to increase evidence-based practices, environmental health personnel might be lacking the tools and training needed to turn their data into actionable knowledge. This knowledge can produce influential stories that impact policy maker decisions surrounding resources, planning, and processes. Tim Callahan, Director of the Evaluation and Support Program in the Environmental Health Section of the Georgia Department of Public Health, will introduce free, available, and relatively easy to use applications for data analysis and visualization. Environmental health professionals can use…

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