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December 2019

Building the Political Will for Child-centered Policies

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

Children suffer harm from unnecessary exposures to pollution and toxics, and early life exposures are risk factors for chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, asthma, and neurological and reproductive disorders. Climate change multiplies these threats. There is an urgent need for transformative, systems change, driven by and reflected in our policies and practices.Yet the political will for protection of children’s environmental health has waned over the years. Children’s environmental health is not a high priority among many --…

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Webinar: Implicit Bias in Public Health Practice

December 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The field of public health increasingly focuses on health equity and population health outcomes. While systemic factors are major drivers of inequities, what is the role of the individual? This live webinar will introduce the idea of implicit bias and how it is relevant to all public health professionals, regardless of discipline or role in an agency. Participants will learn key definitions, examine data showing the implications of implicit bias in public health, and discuss some strategies to prevent it.…

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NACCHO Membership Webinar on Esri Partnership

December 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online

Geography is the science that connects people, places and their interactions. Geographic information system (GIS) technology can help health organizations make sense of those complex interactions. The resulting location intelligence offers tremendous value in promoting health and well-being on a personal and a population level while also supporting major strategic plans for resource allocation and growth. As the global market leader in GIS technology, Esri is excited to offer NACCHO members an exclusive offer.  Please register for an introductory webinar…

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Climate Change and Infectious Diseases: Vector-borne Diseases and Valley Fever

December 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online

Join the Collaborative on Health and the Environment for a webinar to hear about the growing public health risks infectious diseases. Cyril Caminade, PhD, Tenure Track Fellow, Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Liverpool, will discuss the emerging science on climate change and vector-borne diseases. Zika, dengue, chikungunya, malaria, Lyme disease, bluetongue, Shmallenberg are vector-borne diseases with huge impacts on societies and they are omnipresent in the news. These diseases are transmitted by exothermic arthropod vectors such as mosquitoes, midges,…

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Webinar: Measles in Rockland County, NY – The Local Health Department’s Outbreak Response

December 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Measles is a highly contagious virus in which one infected person can potentially infect 9 out of 10 exposed, unprotected individuals. As of October 2019, the US reported the greatest number of measles cases since 1992. The on-going US measles outbreaks have drawn national and international attention as the country’s measles elimination status was threatened. Though outbreaks and cases occurred in several states across the country, the majority of cases (75%) were linked to outbreaks in New York. Due to…

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Funding Opportunity: Leveraging a Data to Care Approach to Cure Hep C within RWHAP

December 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The Health Resources and & Services Administration (HRSA) is hosting a webinar on December 10, 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET for organizations interested in applying for a new funding opportunity, Leveraging a Data to Care Approach to Cure Hepatitis C within the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP). This cooperative agreement will fund demonstration projects to link people with hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV to care by leveraging existing public health surveillance with clinical data systems. A Technical Assistance Provider…

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Webinar: HIV Criminalization

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

Hosted by the MidAtlantic AIDS Education and Training Center, the purpose of this webinar is to enable participants to increase their knowledge regarding HIV criminalization. Upon completion, participants will be able to: Explain the history of HIV criminalization Discuss the impact of HIV criminalization laws Describe recent reform efforts to modernize these laws Speaker: Sara Gold, JD Clinical Law Instructor Co-Director of the HIV Legal Clinic University of Maryland at Baltimore REGISTER.

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CDC Webinar: Current Issues in Immunization

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

NCIRD’s Immunization Services Division (ISD) will host the third Current Issues in Immunization webinar. Dr. Lauri Markowitz, MD, MPH, will give an update on HPV vaccination recommendations. A question and answer chat box will be available for questions. Registration information is available at https://www2.cdc.gov/vaccines/ed/ciiw/

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Webinar: Leveraging One Health Collaborations to Enhance Investigation Capacity

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

One Health recognizes the interconnection between human, animal, and environmental health. To better address the many One Health issues facing public health, such as vector-borne diseases and zoonoses driven by wildlife diversity, socioeconomic disparities, and extreme weather events, Arizona Department of Health Services developed a comprehensive One Health toolkit. The toolkit addresses the need for documentation outlining partner roles and responsibilities and aims to strengthen existing collaborations, foster communication, and enhance capacity for routine investigations and emergency preparedness purposes. NACCHO…

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Webinar: Using the Continuum of Care as an Improvement Tool

December 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

TargetHIV's Center for Quality Improvement and Innovation is hosting a webinar to review care continuums and their usefulness in developing a deeper understanding of your data. The HIV Care Continuum, first conceptualized by Ed Gardner has gained wide-spread recognition as a useful tool to understand the major steps in viral suppression.  It has been adopted on a state-wide, region-wide and even a facility level tool. Learning objectives : Understand the Continuum of Care Appreciate the importance of data to the…

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