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April 2019

Webinar: Leveraging Improved Vaccine Technology and the Health Care Team to Protect Older Adults

April 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Continuing the conversation from the Momentum Discussion at the GSA 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting, this webinar will explore the exciting developments in vaccine technology, review the underappreciated benefits of vaccination, and share evidence-based strategies that health care teams can use to help raise immunization rates, thereby preventing disease and its complications in older adults. REGISTER. Speakers: Kevin O'Neil, MD, FACP, CMD Janet McElhaney, MD, FRCPC, FACP Stefan Gravenstein, MD, MPH April Green, PharmD Developed by The Gerontological Society of America…

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NACCHO Virtual Sharing Session on Specialized Food Process: Fermentation/Curing

April 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online

Fermentation and curing of meat, poultry, game, and fish products, as well as other fermentations (e.g., kombucha and kimchee) are considered specialized processes under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Model Food Code. This virtual sharing session will focus on the science and proper implementation of fermentation and curing. Presenters will also discuss local health departments' HACCP plan review processes for retail establishments using specialized processes. Participants will have the opportunity to exchange ideas with their peers virtually throughout the…

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Tickborne Diseases: A CDC Update

April 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Online

This webinar will cover major updates on tickborne diseases in the United States. Dr. Grace Marx, medical epidemiologist at the CDC, will give a general overview on tickborne disease epidemiology and prevention, and she will introduce new topics including invasive tick species and surveillance guidance. Specific information about the extent of the recent multi-state invasion of the exotic tick H. longicornis will be discussed, as well as the real risk of pathogen spread by this exotic vector. Dr. Marx will…

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Webinar: Preventing HPV Cancers through Health Systems: A Tale from Three Systems

April 10 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

In late fall of 2018, the American Cancer Society launched a pilot partnership with regional health systems to increase HPV vaccination rates for cancer prevention. Using the Large Health Systems Action Guide from the National HPV Vaccination Roundtable as a framework, these health systems built out new strategies based on the existing evidence base. Hosted by the National AHEC Organization, this 60-minute webinar will share lessons learned from 3 systems in the midst of a year-long quality improvement initiative. Tune in…

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Health in All Policies (HiAP) Webinar: Parallel State and Local Approach to Implementing HiAP in Tennessee

April 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online

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. The webinars take place on the second Wednesday of the month, and each month has 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 are answered is to…

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Webinar: Engaging with Tribal Communities in Responding to STDs

April 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join ASTHO, NACCHO, and NCSD for this webinar on Engaging with Tribal Communities in Responding to STDs: An Update on the Indian Health Service’s STD Surveillance Report & How Health Departments Can Collaborate with Tribal Organizations.  Participants will learn more about national surveillance data for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among American Indian/Alaska Native populations at the national level, and key actions state/local health agencies can take to build and strengthen partnerships with tribal communities to prevent and control STDs. The webinar will…

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Webinar: Maternal and Neonatal Syphilis Prevention and Management

April 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In honor of Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Awareness Month this April, the Center for STI Prevention at the Maryland Department of Health, the STD/HIV Prevention Training Center at Johns Hopkins, and other training partners will offer a live webinar titled, "Congenital Syphilis: A Preventable Tragedy - What Clinicians Need to Know about Maternal and Neonatal Prevention and Management." The purpose of this webinar is to inform providers of the rising rates of syphilis among pregnant women and newborns. This session will:…

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Local Response to Emerging Public Health Threats – Maternal Child Health Perspective Grand Rounds

April 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online

From the Zika outbreak to natural disasters to the recent wildfires, the US has faced a series of complex public health emergencies. Each of these public health crises revealed a critical need for US public health and health care systems at the national, state, and more specifically the local levels to prepare for and rapidly respond to the unique needs of families. Join CDC’s Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities for a Public Health Grand Rounds on “Protecting Families…

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Identifying and Prioritizing Environmentally Impacted and Vulnerable Communities

April 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Online

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is launching a training webinar series to build the capacity of environmental justice practitioners working at the state level. The first webinar on “Identifying and Prioritizing Environmentally Impacted and Vulnerable Communities” is now open for registration. Learn more and register here. This webinar will provide state management and staff with a basic overview on the factors, data sources and tools that can be used to identify environmentally impacted and vulnerable communities. It will discuss ways…

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Webinar: Developing Effective Media Strategy at Syringe Services Programs

April 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

AIDS United will release a toolkit on syringe services programs interactions with media in the webinar The Right Hit: Developing Effective Media Strategy at Syringe Services Programs! Register here. What you’ll learn: The basics of media coverage on drug use, the opioid crisis, and syringe services programs Facts to support your work Tips to develop a communications strategy Best practices from a syringe access community organizer and advocate Instructions from a journalist on building relationships with local journalists and your rights in…

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