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May 2019

National Environmental Public Health Tracking Data Explorer Tutorial

May 23 - June 4
Online

The environment where we live, work, and play can affect our health. The CDC’s National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network was created in order to better understand the connection between health and the environment. The Tracking Network is a dynamic, web-based data system that CDC, its partners, and community members use to track environmental health factors over time and improve the health of communities. Join this webinar to learn about how to use the Data Explorer to navigate through 20…

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Register & Host Your National HIV Testing Day Events!

May 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

June 27 is National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), an annual observance to raise awareness about the importance of HIV testing and encourage people of all ages to get tested. This year’s observance is especially important in light of the federal initiative to End the HIV Epidemic. The NHTD 2019 theme is Doing It My Way, which focuses on how and why people can make testing a part of their lives—on their terms and in their way. You can support NHTD…

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What Environmental Health Professionals Need to Know about Private Wells

May 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online

This free webinar will provide an introduction to groundwater, well construction, water quality, and well care best practices for environmental health professionals and others who serve well owners. Information on how to find local experts and sources of additional free training will be included. Learn more and register.

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Respiratory Health and Climate Change: What You Need to Tell the Public

May 30 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Online

Climate change poses special risks to the lung health of people in the communities you serve. The American Lung Association is hosting a webinar specifically for public health and environmental health professionals on the wide range of respiratory health impacts of climate change, with important information to share with people in their communities. Please feel free to join this webinar to hear from experts on these impacts, which include: increased air pollution; longer, more intense pollen seasons; extreme weather; and…

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June 2019

Standard 7 (Industry and Community Relations) and Standard 9 (Program Assessment) Webinar

June 3 @ 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Online

Retail Food Specialists with the U.S. Food and Drug Administrations Office of State Cooperative Programs (OSCP) will be delivering a webinar on Standard 7 – Industry and Community Relations; and Standard 9 – Program Assessment on Monday, June 3 from 11:30am-3:00pm ET. This webinar is designed to provide participants with an overview of Standard 7 – Industry and Community Relations; and Standard 9 – Program Assessment criteria and in-depth understanding of the Self-Assessment and Verification Audit process, worksheets and forms.…

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Tick-borne Disease Working Group Meeting

June 4 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

The ninth meeting of the Tick-borne Disease Working Group (TBDWG) will be held on June 4, 2019 at the Holiday Inn Washington-Capitol, 550 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20024, from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM EDT. The TBDWG members will focus on plans to develop the next report to the HHS Secretary and Congress on federal tick-borne activities and research, taking into consideration the 2018 report. Registration: In-person attendance at the meeting is limited to space available. On the day of…

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Network Commons: Advancing Health Equity Through Mixed-Income Communities

June 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online

How can mixed-income community interventions best be used as a lever to create equitable, healthy places to live? How can mixed-income community efforts cultivate an inclusive community where everyone feels they belong and can thrive? Join the Build Healthy Places Network on June 4th for a special #NetworkCommons exploring the latest research and advances on the connection between mixed-income communities and the social determinants of health.Hear how residents, developers, city agencies, foundations, community-based organizations, and other stakeholders are creating and sustaining inclusive communities…

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Webinar – Measles Outbreak: Public Health Authority, New York City’s Immunization Mandate, and the Current Legislative Landscape

June 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The U.S. is experiencing its highest number of measles cases in 25 years. The outbreak is linked to parents who have chosen not to vaccinate their children and to a global outbreak of measles in countries that are common destinations for U.S. travelers. Cities and states across the U.S. have been challenged by efforts to contain the spread of this highly contagious disease. Some states have moved to prohibit all vaccine exemptions while other are considering it. Other jurisdictions have…

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Webinar: The High Cost of PrEP: Updates on Community and Health Department Efforts to Get Affordable TDF/FTC (Truvada) to Those Who Nee

June 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Recent community advocacy and subsequent media coverage has catalyzed a national conversation about pricing of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV. Join Treatment Action Group for a webinar providing an overview of recent PrEP pricing advocacy and information on how webinar attendees can get more involved in ongoing community efforts to make PrEP affordable. The webinar will also examine how health departments might benefit from a reduction in the cost of PrEP and some of the innovative access programs that could…

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Emerging Advances in Artificial Intelligence for Environmental Health

June 6 - June 7

Artificial intelligence (AI), or the ability of computer algorithms to carry out “smart” tasks, is transforming many aspects of modern life. These tools are beginning to be applied to environmental health in areas such as characterizing sources of pollution, predicting chemical hazards and toxicity, estimating human exposures, and identifying health outcomes. However, there are questions about the transparency, reproducibility, and interpretability of the algorithms. This meeting will discuss different types of AI that can be applied to environmental health. Held…

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