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October 2018

Webinar: The Criminalization of Viral Hepatitis in the United States

October 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Center for HIV Law and Policy, Harm Reduction Coalition, and the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable will host a webinar providing an overview of the relationship between criminalization, viral hepatitis, and harm reduction. Attendees can expect to come away with an understanding of harm reduction principles, current trends in syringe service programs and treatment access for viral hepatitis, and efforts to reform laws criminalizing HIV and viral hepatitis. The webinar will include substantial time for audience Q+A with presenters. SPEAKERS:…

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Webinar: Overview of DGMQ’s Work with Civil Surgeons

October 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This webinar will focus on the work of CDC’s Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (DGMQ) and Civil Surgeons. Additionally, this webinar will explain the interactions between health departments and civil surgeons. By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to: Define the difference between adjustment and change of status Distinguish the roles of panel physicians and civil surgeons Understand the details of technical instructions for civil surgeons Explain the interactions between civil surgeons and local health departments REGISTER…

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Webinar: Intro to the 2018-2019 NACCHO Model Practices Program

October 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Each year, NACCHO’s Model Practices program honors and recognizes outstanding local public health practice. Local health departments contribute to the overall improvement of local public health by summarizing and submitting effective evidence-based practice methods, which are then shared in NACCHO’s searchable Model Practices Database. If your local health department would like to apply for a Model Practice Award, or if you want to learn more about NACCHO’s past Model Practice Awardees, join us for a webinar on October 11th. During…

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Putting Data to Work with the National Environmental Assessment Reporting System (NEARS)

October 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online

Join the National Environmental Health Associationon October 11th at 2pm ET for a presentation about the National Environmental Assessment Reporting System (NEARS), a surveillance system designed for use by health departments. Danny Ripley, Food Protection Services, Metro Public Health Department, Nashville, TN, and Laura Brown from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, will share their experiences and discuss NEARS implementation, successes, and challenges. Attendees will also learn about recent changes to NEARS and how NEARS will be…

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Communicating about Vaccines Effectively Within Your Communities

October 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join NACCHO for a webinar on the importance of vaccine confidence and the strategies local health departments (LHDs) can use to communicate about and address vaccine hesitancy in their communities. At the end of this webinar, attendees should be able to: Describe the association between vaccine refusal and vaccine preventable disease rates. Identify evidence-based approaches to address vaccine hesitancy. Use evidence informed vaccine communications strategies. REGISTER.

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Webinar: What’s in It for You? The Importance of Latino Representation in Research Studies

October 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

According to the National Institutes of Health, Hispanic/Latino communities are under-represented in federally funded clinical/cohort research studies. During Hispanic Heritage Month, the HHS Office of Minority Health is focusing its efforts on creating awareness of the importance of Hispanic/Latino community participation in research studies as a way to improve the health of this population. Join them on this webinar for an overview on Hispanic/Latino participation in research studies. REGISTER. Objectives: Provide an overview of the importance of minority populations participation…

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Private Water Safety Virtual Conference

October 16 - October 17
Online

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) will be hosting its first Private Water Safety Virtual Conference. The conference is designed to enhance the knowledge of water safety specialists and public health professionals to help close the water quality gap in unregulated private drinking water. Safety specialists and health professionals that engage with private drinking water systems are welcome to present existing and new resources, innovative solutions, and successful programs in unregulated water quality. It is an opportunity to bring professionals…

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Liver Cancer Awareness Twitter Chat: #LiverChat

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

October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month. Often we neglect to think about the link between hepatitis and liver cancer. Tuesday, Oct. 16, representatives from Hepatitis B Foundation, CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis, and NASTAD will co-host a twitter chat at 3 p.m. EST to discuss this important link. Featured guests include Prevent Cancer Foundation, Hep B United Philadelphia (HBUP) and Iowa Harm Reduction Coalition. Prevent Cancer Foundation is a national nonprofit dedicated to cancer prevention and early detection. HBUP is a Hep B United partner committed to testing and vaccination…

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Webinar: U=U Advocism 101 – Activism and Advocacy

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

It’s a fact: people living with HIV who are on effective treatment and have an undetectable viral load cannot transmit HIV to sexual partners. U=U (undetectable = untransmittable) is a gamechanger, but not everyone knows it. U=U is a rapidly growing international movement to ensure the groundbreaking U=U science reaches the people it was intended to benefit. Hear from some of the founders of the movement about their advocacy and activism strategies, and learn about resources that you can use to share…

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Webinar: Age is Not Just a Number: HIV Prevention with People Ages 50 and Beyond

October 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join the California Prevention Training Center for “Age is Not Just a Number: HIV Prevention with People Ages 50 and Beyond." This webinar is intended for HIV prevention, care and treatment providers who are working with people 50 years of age and older. While many of the factors that lead to risk for HIV are the same regardless of age, this population may share specific life experiences and contexts that must be considered when developing or implementing programs. During this webinar,…

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