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July 2019

Air Pollution and Pediatric Asthma

July 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join the Collaborative on Health and the Environment on July 23, 2019 at 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern to learn about new studies linking air pollution and increased incidence of pediatric asthma cases and reduced lung function growth in children. Children are more vulnerable to environmental contaminants including air pollution. They breathe more air per body weight than adults and their lungs and immune system are still developing. A number of studies have also shown that in utero exposure may…

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WEBINAR: A Harm Reduction Approach to Hepatitis A Outbreaks in the United States

July 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Harm Reduction Coalition are collaborating to bring you “A Harm Reduction Approach to Hepatitis A Outbreaks in the United States” webinar. The webinar will feature Alice Asher a Senior Service Fellow in the office of Policy, Planning and Partnerships within CDCs National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention followed by a panel discussion featuring local providers who developed and implemented a local Harm Reduction response to Hepatitis A…

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2019 Public Health Communications Webinar Series: Social Media Monitoring in Public Health Emergencies

July 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

For the second year in a row, NACCHO is pleased to host a multi-part webinar series to help local health departments build capacity to engage in public health communication. Hosted by the National Association of County and City Health Officials and presented by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, "Social Media Monitoring in Public Health Emergencies" webinar will help participants learn how to use social media to monitor and respond to the spread of (mis)information during public health…

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Health in All Policies (HiAP) Webinar: Using a HiAP Approach for Lead Poisoning Prevention

July 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

NACCHO is hosting a Health in All Policies (HiAP) webinar series for local health departments. The goal of the webinar series is to provide an open, informal space for dialogue and peer-to-peer sharing about challenges and best practices. Each webinar in the series will be recorded and posted to NACCHO’s HiAP webpage; however, the best way to ensure your questions are answered is to attend the webinar and participate in the discussion. Webinar 7: Using a HiAP Approach for Lead Poisoning…

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Webinar: Clinical and Public Health Partnerships for Antibiotic Stewardship

July 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Local Health Departments and America's Essential Hospitals Partnering for Stewardship: Lessons Learned from LA County Essential hospitals, sometimes referred to as “safety net hospitals,” play a vital role in improving access to quality healthcare in communities across the United States. Combating antimicrobial resistance, through implementing antimicrobial stewardship practices, is an important component of protecting patient safety which can save time, money, and lives. As conveners and chief health strategists in their communities, local health departments (LHDs) can be a valuable…

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Webinar: Syringe Service Programs – A Critical Public Health Intervention

July 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health will host this webinar to invite participants to engage with HHS leadership around syringe services programs (SSPs).  Nearly 30 years of research show that comprehensive SSPs are safe, effective, and reduce overall health costs. They can play an important role in reducing the transmission of viral hepatitis, HIV, and other infections and are a major component of the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America initiative. People who…

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Webinar: Hep B and the Opioid Epidemic: Opportunities to Increase Adult Vaccination

July 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join the Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO) for a webinar, Hepatitis B and the Opioid Epidemic: Opportunities to Increase Adult Vaccination, highlighting the need and opportunities to address hepatitis B in response to the opioid epidemic. Despite the availability of a highly effective vaccine, barriers to preventing hepatitis B infection in the United States remain. These barriers include low rates of hepatitis B vaccination coverage among adults and increased rates of injection drug use—a major risk factor…

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Webinar: Outbreak Response from the DIS Perspective

July 31 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Using their expertise in facilitating partner services and linking patients to care, Disease Intervention Specialists (DIS) play a major role in outbreak response across the country. Their skills in interviewing, counseling, and community engagement are ones that are highly needed when there are sharp upticks in STD morbidity. Join the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) for the second webinar of the DIS Community of Practice to hear how DIS have been employed in New York State, Louisiana, and Texas…

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August 2019

Talking About Vaccines: Lessons Learned from CDC Research with Parents and Healthcare Professionals

August 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regularly conducts qualitative and quantitative research activities in order to inform and evaluate immunization campaigns across the lifespan. During this webinar, staff from CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases will present key findings from communication research with pregnant women, parents of young children and adolescents, as well as healthcare professionals. Participants will learn how research findings have been translated into key principles for communicating with each of these audiences. They…

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Climate Action Planning – A Guide to Creating Low-Carbon, Resilient Communities

August 7 @ 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Panelists Dr. Sabine O'Hara, Tammy Seale, and Adrienne Greve will discuss issues covered in "Climate Action Planning" - the most comprehensive book on the state of the art, science, and practice of local climate action planning. Published by Island Press, "Climate Action Planning" is designed to help planners, municipal staff and officials, citizens and others working at local levels to develop and implement plans to mitigate a community's greenhouse gas emissions and increase the resilience of communities against climate change…

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