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June 2019

Silicones in Food Contact Materials

June 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Silicone is used in a wide array of products including bakeware, cosmetics, personal care products, infant and toddler products, and food packaging. However, there is limited data and scientific understanding of the exposure pathways and health effects from the variety of chemical makeups in silicones and their different uses. Studies have shown that certain silicone constituents leach into food leading to potential exposures via ingestion. In this webinar Dr. Birgit Geuke, Scientific Officer at the Food Packaging Forum, will discuss…

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Webinar: Engaging and Communicating with Hard-to-Reach Populations 

June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

NACCHO is hosting a multi-part webinar series to help local health departments build capacity to engage in public health communication.“Engaging and Communicating with Hard-to-Reach Populations” will offer best practices that will help local health departments better engage hard-to-reach populations (e.g., diverse language communities, immigrants, refugees). In particular, the webinar will: identify challenges to engaging hard-to-reach communities around public health issues; highlight the importance of leveraging cultural competency, diversity, and inclusion to develop messaging that is relevant to such communities; and  share best practices and success…

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HRSA Webinar: Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative

June 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) will host its second webcast for all Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) recipients, partner organizations, and stakeholders on “Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America” on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET. This event will provide RWHAP recipients, partner organizations, and stakeholders with additional information on HRSA HAB’s vision for recipients’ roles in the “Ending the HIV Epidemic” initiative, should Congress appropriate funding, and offer an opportunity…

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NACCHO Sharing Session: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Investigating Foodborne Illness Outbreaks

June 26 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Foodborne illness in the United States is estimated to sicken 48 million people, cause more than 128,000 hospitalizations, and lead to 3,000 deaths every year. A multidisciplinary approach to investigating foodborne illness outbreaks involving staff from environmental health, epidemiology, laboratory, and communications allows local health departments to efficiently detect cases and mitigate future exposures. NACCHO invites you to learn about Public Health – Seattle & King County’s (PHSKC's) experience partnering across these four main disciplines (four-legged stool) to address foodborne…

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Health in All Policies Approach to Lead Poisoning Prevention at Houston Health Department

June 27 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) is hosting a webinar on “Health in All Policies” Approach to Lead Poisoning Prevention. Participants will hear from Komal Sheth of the Bureau of Community & Children’s Environmental Health at the Houston Health Department. Komal currently serves as Project Coordinator for the BUILD project and Health in All Policies project. Participants will learn how these programs are working on improving environmental health with a focus on childhood lead poisoning reduction and asthma trigger abatement.…

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Environmental Public Health Tracking: Turning Challenges into Lessons Learned

June 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This webinar hosted by the NACCHO and the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) will feature presentations from state health departments on challenges they've experienced with tracking, and best practices and strategies they've developed to overcome those challenges. Register here.

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Webinar: SPACE Monkey Tool for Measuring STD Program Budget Impact

June 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) is hosting a webinar to share information about CDC's Division of STD Prevention SPACE Monkey (STD Prevention Allocation Consequences Estimator) tool. This tool was created for state and local STD programs to show how budget increases or decreases could impact disease burden, direct medical costs, and intermediate outcomes like partner services. Presenters will share case examples of how to practically use SPACE Monkey and highlight an accompanying customizable fact sheet, created by the Association of State and…

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July 2019

HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute

July 8 - July 16

Now in its eighth year, the Fordham HIV and Drug Abuse Prevention Research Ethics Training Institute (RETI) is a training grant sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The RETI provides early-career investigators in the social, behavioral, medical, and public health fields with an opportunity to gain research ethics training. A major function of the RETI is also to conduct institute-funded research on ethical issues in HIV and drug use research. In doing so, RETI addresses the urgent need for HIV investigators who can…

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NEHA 2019 Annual Educational Conference & Exhibition

July 9 - July 12
Nashville, TN Nashville, TN United States + Google Map

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) proudly presents the 83rd Annual Educational Conference & Exhibition, taking place at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. The 2019 AEC brings together environmental health professionals from around the globe to learn and discuss current and emerging environmental health topics and issues. Discover how the local voices of agencies, industries, and levels of government provide unique perspectives and how they fit into the universal language of environmental health. Learn more…

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NACCHO Annual 2019

July 9 - July 11
Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort, 14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Ln
Orlando, FL 32821 United States
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NACCHO Annual is the premier public health conference that offers an opportunity for local health department staff, partners, funders, and individuals invested in local public health to share the latest research, ideas, strategies and innovations. Each year, over 1,100 professionals from across the nation convene to gain insights from leading public health experts and engage in dialogue to address the issues that affect their communities. The 2019 NACCHO Annual Conference will be held July 9–11 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek…

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