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December 2018

Webinar: Hepatitis C Detection, Prevention, and Treatment in Dialysis Facilities

December 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join the Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety (NTDS) Initiative for a complimentary CME/CNE webinar that will review the critical role nephrologists and dialysis professionals have in preventing infections and diagnosing infections when they occur. Featured speakers will discuss best practices for monitoring and testing for hepatitis C and procedures necessary to prevent the spread of hepatitis C within the dialysis facility. Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to: Demonstrate understanding of the need for timely monitoring and surveillance of individuals…

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Webinar: 2018 Election Results and Opportunities for Public Health in 2019  

December 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join this webinar for an update about the recent election and share NACCHO's federal advocacy agenda for 2019. Attendees will have a chance to learn how NACCHO will engage with members of the new Congress and ask questions about election results and NACCHO strategy. Register to attend and to receive a recording of the webinar.

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Webinar: Strategies for HCV Testing and Linkage to Care in and from Prison

December 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hepatitis C cannot be eliminated in the United States without reaching groups that are most impacted by the epidemic. Incarcerated or formerly incarcerated individuals bear a disproportionate burden of HCV with current estimates putting the prevalence in jails and prisons between 12 and 35 percent. Despite the high prevalence and recommendations from the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBoP), the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD), and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) to offer opt-out antibody testing…

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Engaging Health Professionals in Environmental Public Health

December 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online

This webinar will focus on the importance of working with health professionals to address environmental health issues. Presenters also will discuss strategies they are using to build the environmental health literacy of their colleagues. Speakers include the following: Nicholas Newman, D.O., M.S., is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He also serves as the medical director of Cincinnati Children’s Environmental Health and Lead Clinic and as co-director of the Community Engagement Core at the University…

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Webinar: Addressing an Ongoing Hepatitis A Outbreak among Drug-users and Persons Experiencing Homelessness

December 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join ASTHO and CDC to learn more about the nationwide Hepatitis A outbreak. Experts from CDC's Division of Viral Hepatitis and the Tennessee Department of Health will share on their ongoing responses, including information on available resources for states responding to outbreaks. REGISTER.

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Webinar: Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy: Intervening to Increase HPV Vaccine Uptake

December 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

While vaccines to prevent Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection have proven to be extremely effective both in protecting against HPV, as well as reducing the risk of cervical cancer caused by HPV strains, acceptance of this cancer-preventing vaccine has struggled to reach the same level of acceptance as other vaccines recommended at this age. Providers have a unique opportunity to address vaccine hesitancy and reinforce the decision to vaccinate. Join the American Cancer Society and the California Immunization Coalition for a webinar…

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Health in All Policies Webinar Series: Evaluation Strategies

December 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online

NACCHO is hosting a new 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. The webinars will take place on the second Wednesday of the month, and each month will have a different theme. Each webinar in the series will be recorded and posted to NACCHO’s HiAP webpage; however, the best way to ensure your questions…

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Holiday Food Safety Twitter Chat

December 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online

On December 12 at 2:00pm ET, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Parents Magazine will co-host a Twitter chat with food safety experts and party planners who share tips on how to plan and prepare holiday meals that are safe, healthy, and worth remembering. Learn more.

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Webinar: #HowIRecommend Flu Vaccine: How to Make Recommendations that Matter to Patients

December 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Last year, we saw striking drops in flu vaccination coverage. We need everyone to help Fight Flu and know that a strong recommendation from a health care professional makes a difference! In recognition of National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), join this webinar to learn more about how to make a strong vaccine recommendation and strategies to address questions from patients. Featuring representatives from CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) and practicing professionals like yourself, this webinar will provide…

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Rural Health Section Quarterly Call: Strategic Visioning for 2019

December 12 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

On the fourth quarterly call of NACCHO's Rural Health Section, we will work collaboratively to strategically plan for the upcoming year. During the call, we will review and revise our latest rural health policy statement and engage in a facilitated discussion on the Rural Health Section's aims and goal for the future. Please register for the call and use the below information to dial in to the meeting: Dial-In: 866-740-1260 Passcode: 7962669#

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