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April 2019

2019 Vector Summit

April 16 - April 18

The 2019 Vector Summit, hosted by the NACCHO, will take place on April 16-18, 2019 in Pittsburgh, PA. The summit will increase the capacity of local mosquito and tick management professionals to detect, prevent, prepare for, and respond to vector-borne disease. Through peer exchange of best practices and practical strategies, the summit will provide a collaborative learning environment suitable for all levels. The Vector Summit is FREE — there is no cost to register. Travel scholarships are available, and applications are…

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National Transgender HIV Testing Day 2019

April 18

April 18 is National Transgender HIV Testing Day, established by the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health at the University of California, San Francisco. This day serves as a call to action to promote HIV testing, prevention, and treatment efforts for transgender communities and work with all transgender people to protect their health through testing and knowing their HIV status. Transgender women and men are at high risk for getting HIV. According to current estimates, about 1 in 7 (14%)…

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Webinar: Developing Effective Media Strategy at Syringe Services Programs

April 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

AIDS United will release a toolkit on syringe services programs interactions with media in the webinar The Right Hit: Developing Effective Media Strategy at Syringe Services Programs! Register here. What you’ll learn: The basics of media coverage on drug use, the opioid crisis, and syringe services programs Facts to support your work Tips to develop a communications strategy Best practices from a syringe access community organizer and advocate Instructions from a journalist on building relationships with local journalists and your rights in…

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Webinar: Health Equity – Making Your Health Department More Culturally Competent

April 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The increasingly diverse and multicultural 21st century US population requires health departments to be deliberate when it comes to ensuring their programs, services, practices and policies do not reinforce health inequities and disparities. A “one-size-fits-all” approach to public health is no longer sufficient or acceptable. How can health departments increase organizational cultural competence in order to advance health equity and mitigate the social determinants of health? During this 90-minute webinar, participants will discuss cultural competence as an important component of…

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Illness Reporting: Is Increased Outreach Critical?

April 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Most cases of foodborne illness are sporadic and are not part of the large multi-state outbreaks we hear so much about in the news. With sporadic cases we usually don’t get to figure out what causes them. During this webinar, the Partnership for Food Safety Education will highlight what we could learn if there were more reporting on foodborne illness, as well as what we might all do to encourage people to report when they have a foodborne illness. To…

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Webinar: How Legal and Policy Levers Can Amplify Efforts to Reach Healthy People Goals

April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This webinar, hosted by the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) as part of the Healthy People Law and Health Policy Project, will focus on using laws and policies as levers that can serve as tools for improving public health and reaching Healthy People goals. A leading public health law scholar will provide an overview of the law and policy levers framework and explore the mechanics of how laws and policies can create and sustain environments that promote…

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Webinar: The Changing Burden of Diabetes in Rural and Urban America

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

Rural Health Research Gateway is hosting a free webinar on “The Changing Burden of Diabetes in Rural and Urban America.” Speakers Dr. Timothy Callaghan and Dr. Alva Ferdinand of the Southwest Rural Health Research Center will provide an up-to-date, in-depth look at how the burden of diabetes has changed over time. They’ll look at diabetes-related mortality in and out of the hospital, complications of the disease, and progress toward Healthy People 2020 goals. Registration is not required, but participation is…

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May 2019

American Climate Leadership Summit

May 1 - May 2
Washington, DC Washington, DC United States

The American Climate Leadership Summit will inspire and inform individual and collective efforts to help shift America to climate action. Hosted by The Kresge Foundation, African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University, The Trust for Public Land, The Episcopal Church, Environmental Defense Fund, ecoAmerica, and 20 other partner organizations, ACLS19 is the nation’s largest and most diverse gathering of leaders dedicated to broadening and catalyzing action and advocacy for effective climate solutions.…

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2019 Kansas Infectious Disease Symposium

May 1 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Registration is now open for the 2019 Kansas Infectious Disease Symposium at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center in Overland Park, Kansas! The event takes place from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. and includes lunch, light snacks and beverages. Cost to attend is $105; with CEUs, $130.  Registration is open through Wednesday, April 24, 2019: Medical professionals who want Continuing Education credits (CEUs), use this link to register: https://ce.jccc.edu/coursedisplay.cfm?schID=14972 If you don’t need CEUs, use this link to register:…

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Webinar: Exploring National and Local Approaches to Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention

May 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Recent data indicate that there has been an increase in the rate of new hepatitis B infections in the U.S. To address this, Hep B United and NACCHO are excited to present this webinar as part of a three-part series on the current state of HBV in the U.S. and local health department efforts and model programs to increase HBV testing, vaccination, and linkage to care. To coincide with National Infant Immunization Week (April 27 – May 4) and Hepatitis Awareness…

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