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February 2018

ADA National Network Webinar Series: Emergency Management and Preparedness-Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities

February 8 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The ADA was passed before major emergencies such as September 11th, Hurricane Katrina and Sandy Hook. As a result, the text of the ADA does not specifically reference the ADA's application to emergency preparedness efforts by state and local governments. In this session, Barry Taylor will discuss how the courts have interpreted the application of the ADA and other civil rights laws to the issue of emergency preparedness. He will also review the implementation of various emergency preparedness settlements across…

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CSTE/CDC Webinar: Challenges of the 2017-2018 Flu Season

February 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for a special webinar highlighting this flu season and ongoing challenges. This webinar is a collaborative effort between CSTE and the CDC National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) to update the epi community at large on the status of the 2017-18 Flu Season and issues around flu surveillance and response. This is a great opportunity to hear directly from CDC…

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IDEA EH Virtual Conference

February 14 - February 15

The IDEA EH Virtual Conference (Integrating Data to Empower Advancement) is designed to enhance the knowledge of environmental health professionals in data-use and provide an opportunity to learn about existing and new resources, innovative solutions, and successful programs. It is also an opportunity to bring professionals together in a unique virtual environment to exchange information and discover new solutions. Conference content will include topics such as: Data standardization Policies and procedures on handling digital data Best practices for utilizing local EH…

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2018 Behavior Change Webinar Series for Food Safety Educators: Using Community-Based Social Marketing to Change Behavior

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

This is the first in a four-part webinar series presented by the Partnership for Food Safety Education in conjunction with the Social Marketing Association of North America. The first three webinars will walk through different behavior change disciplines. The last webinar will bring all the speakers together to talk about the similarities and differences between the different disciplines. Description: We’re human. Our actions are influenced by peer pressure, personal motivations and values, convenience, cost — and the list goes on! By…

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Facebook Live: Smart Antibiotic Use

February 15 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Tune in to Medscape’s Facebook page and catch Dr. Lauri Hicks (and other subject-matter experts) for a Facebook Live event! This Q&A for healthcare professionals will cover a number of important topics related to antibiotic prescribing, including how smart antibiotic use means giving patients the best care.

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Webinar: Re-Entry, HIV Linkage, and Overdose Prevention

February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A person’s risk of HIV transmission and overdose increase upon their release from prison or jail. As service providers, what can you do to help meet the needs of people who are recently incarcerated, link them to HIV care, and prevent overdose? This webinar informs on the Project Start + intervention as a successful approach to supporting linkage to care for people returning to the community after incarceration. It also provides guidance on how to successfully integrate overdose prevention practices…

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CDC Health Information Innovation Consortium (CHIIC) February Forum – Blockchain 101 for Public Health

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) Health Information Innovation Consortium for a webinar on "Blockchain 101 for Public Health." Registration is not required, simply use the "join" information below on the date and time of the call. Agenda Introduction – Brian Lee – 10 minutes Blockchain 101 for Public Health by Dr. Tom Savel, IIU – 40 minutes In this presentation, Dr. Savel, will provide an overview of blockchain technology, including what it is, how it works, as well…

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Million Hearts® 2022: A Compelling Call to Action

February 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Although heart disease and stroke death rates are leveling off after 40 years of steady decline in the United States, cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the nation’s leading cause of death for men and women of all races and ethnicities. It is the greatest contributor to racial disparities in life expectancy and in some populations, CVD is increasing. Join us for this session of Grand Rounds to hear what Tennessee is doing to create healthy communities. Learn what practices can do…

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Webinar: An Interprofessional Approach to HPV and Oral Cancer Prevention Education

February 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

There are approximately 31,500 cancers attributed to HPV each year and that number continues to rise. Oropharyngeal cancer has surpassed cervical cancer as the most common HPV-related cancer. Rates of oropharyngeal cancer have increased more than 225% in the last few decades. More than 70% of oropharyngeal cancers are related to HPV infection. The Massachusetts Oral HPV Prevention Taskforce was created to build connections between medical and dental professionals to increase HPV vaccination rates, decrease HPV-related cancer, and educate both…

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Webinar Series: Building Strong Planning Councils/Bodies – Roles & Responsibilities

February 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The HRSA/HAB-supported Community HIV/AIDS Technical Assistance and Training Center (Planning CHATT) is hosting a two-part webinar series on building strong planning councils/bodies. The webinar series will share tools and strategies to support effective communication and collaboration.   Part 1: Roles and Responsibilities This webinar, February 21, 2:00 pm ET, will focus on the duties and roles of the planning council/planning body, support staff and Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part A recipients. It will share strategies to strengthen coordination and communication…

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