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January 2018

Webinar: Public Health Detailing as a Strategy to Increase Hepatitis Testing

January 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join NASTAD’s Hepatitis Testing Partnership on January 16 at 3:00 PM EST for its fourth webinar titled Public Health Detailing as a Strategy to Increase Hepatitis Testing. Public Health Detailing is a strategy to engage healthcare providers and deliver key public health messages using a tailored and brief encounter and leaving tools and resources to support the educational message. This strategy is increasingly being used across public health to increase provider education and shows promise for influencing practice. This webinar will…

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Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellence Webinar: Building Regional Relationships

January 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Integrated Food Safety Centers of Excellence (CoEs) announced an upcoming webinar in their series exploring the range of available CoE tools and services that may be useful for partners at all levels of foodborne outbreak response. Personnel from the New York CoE will discuss collaborative strategies that states in the Northeast have used to strengthen foodborne outbreak response capacity within and across their region.  The topic is a timely one as jurisdictions prepare to submit ELC grant applications and…

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EPA Tools and Resources Webinar: Urban Background Study

January 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Identifying the source of soil contaminants is vital to decision making during an environmental cleanup. Whether certain soil contaminant concentrations are site-related or are part of natural or anthropogenic background is a question that frequently arises during investigations of potentially contaminated sites in urban settings. Robust data on urban background concentrations on a large scale are lacking, so this study seeks to collect data that can be used to inform decision making in urban settings in the Southeast and establish…

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Webinar: Introduction to NACCHO’s Rural Health Section

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

In order to better serve as a leader, partner, catalyst and voice with local health departments, as of autumn 2017, NACCHO established a Rural Health Section. The Rural Health Section is comprised of NACCHO members and partners working together across multidisciplinary and programmatic expertise to articulate a high level strategy for advocacy, goal attainment, structural system requirements, resources and approaches to improve rural health. Health departments who are interested in participating should contact NACCHO at membership@naccho.org. Join the kick-off call to learn…

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Webinar: Strategies to Combat Opioid Use in Rural Communities

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

Rural Health Research Gateway is hosting a webinar to discuss "Strategies to Combat Opioid Use in Rural Communities." John Gale of the University of Southern Maine will discuss the wide range of strategies that communities can use to battle the opioid problem. Along with presenting cost-effective, evidence-based prevention, treatment, and recovery programs that have been implemented in rural communities, Gale will share community organizing strategies that involve a wide array of local stakeholders to help alleviate the burden of opioid use.…

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Webinar: Body Art & Environmental Health

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

How do the body art industry and environmental health fit together? Join the National Environmental Health Association for an hour-long webinar with Cathy Montie, bloodborne pathogen (BBP) expert and instructor, and Katherine Sweeney, sanitarian with Kent County Health Department. The webinar will explore topics such as BBPs in the body art industry, building relationships between inspectors and body artists, and handling illegal body art practitioners. Register today: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/96d1q7me2uza&eom

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Webinar: Local Health Department Access to the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)

January 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) is the nation’s most widely used healthcare-associated infection (HAI) tracking system. NHSN is a secure, internet-based surveillance system developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that allows healthcare facilities to report HAI data. NACCHO invites you to learn more about NHSN and upcoming changes to data use agreements that may impact how local health departments can more easily access NHSN data. Participants will also hear from two local health departments about the…

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Webinar: Building an Environment of Health Security

January 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

From hurricanes and wildfires to water contamination and pipeline breaches, there is no shortage of natural and man-made disasters that can affect health. On January 24th, join environmental health and health security experts for a highly interactive conversation about the environmental health impacts of disasters and the safeguards in place to protect against those effects. Panelists will share experiences from recent real-world responses and discuss the state of U.S. environmental health protections, highlighting key roles for environmental and public health,…

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Webinar: Communicating about Maternal Immunization

January 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Pregnant women need vaccines to protect them and their babies against influenza and pertussis. Speakers will give an update on CDC's maternal vaccination recommendations and maternal vaccination campaign. The webinar will also discuss strategies that programs can use to reach pregnant women. REGISTER. Speakers David Kim, MD, Deputy Associate Director for Adult Immunizations, Immunization Services Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  Dr. David Kim is a Captain in the U.S. Public Health Service…

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MAHC Network Webinar: Cyanuric Acid: It’s Not Just About Crypto

January 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join NACCHO for the upcoming bi-monthly Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) Network webinar on January 30th at 1:00 PM EST. This webinar will feature presenter Richard Falk delivering the seminar titled, “Cyanuric Acid: It’s Not Just About Crypto.” Register for the webinar today! Registering for the webinar will ensure you receive any webinar updates, as well as a confirmation email containing a calendar placeholder. The MAHC Network is a community for MAHC users, subject-matter experts, and those hoping to learn about the…

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