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October 2018

Wildfire Smoke: Impacts on Public Health and Lived Experience

October 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join the Collaborative on Health and the Environment to learn about the latest research on the various health effects of wildfire smoke exposure. Dr. Colleen Reid, assistant professor in Geography at the University of Colorado, Boulder, will provide an overview of what is known and not known about the health impacts of exposure to smoke from wildfires. Dr. Warren Dodd, Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo, Canada, will discuss his…

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Webinar for HRSA RWHAP Recipients: Imposition of Charges

October 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

HRSA HAB is hosting a technical assistance (TA) webinar on the “imposition of charges” statutory requirement for the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP). Imposition of charges is a term used to describe all activities, policies, and procedures related to assessing RWHAP patient charges as outlined in the RWHAP legislation. This complex statutory requirement can be challenging to implement appropriately; this webinar will define key terms and provide TA related to program implementation. All HRSA RWHAP recipients, subrecipients, and other stakeholders…

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2018 Behavior Change Webinar Series for Food Safety Educators: Pulling All the Behavior Change Ideas Together

October 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This is the last 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 walked 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’ll bring back our three panelists for an overview of the behavior change disciplines, then engage in moderated discussion — with audience participation…

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Webinar: PrEPcost.org for the 2019 Plan Year (10/4)

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

Next month, NASTAD will release the 2019 version of PrEPcost.org, an online health plan assessment tool that helps PrEP navigators compare coverage options for their clients. The online tool will be available for 2019 open enrollment in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The 2019 version will include a number of new features and updates, including the ability to search for both on- and off-Marketplace plans, the ability to search for providers, and direct links to additional consumer…

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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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DIS Recognition Day 2018

October 5

The Seventh Annual DIS Recognition Day is on Friday, October 5, 2018. Help celebrate these tenacious public health workers on this well-deserved day of recognition. This is a day to thank disease intervention specialists (DIS) for the many miles, dead ends, disconnected numbers, and long nights they endure to help make this nation healthier and to give people the best chance to be healthy. Please visit the National Coalition of STD Directors’ (NCSD’s) DIS Recognition Day page for ideas about how to shine…

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Children’s Environmental Health Day

October 11

Despite the many successes and advancements in the field of children’s environmental health over the past few decades, today’s children face an epidemic of chronic diseases and developmental disabilities linked to environmental exposures and our changing climate. There is an urgent need to put children and families back into the forefront of our nation’s actions regarding health and environment. The Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN) established Children’s Environmental Health (CEH) Day in 2016, to be recognized every second Thursday of…

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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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EnSafe Virtual Conference: Enhancing Safety in Private Drinking Water Systems

October 16 - October 17

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) will be hosting its first private water virtual conference, Enhancing Safety in Private Drinking Water Systems (EnSafe). The EnSafe Virtual Conference (Enhancing Safety in Private Drinking Water Systems) 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,…

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Conference Call: CDC/NPHIC Monthly Health Promotion Call

October 25 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Each month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC) co-host a conference call to help public health professionals promote information on a range of public health topics to their audiences. This standing call takes place on the fourth Thursday of each month, from 2:00-2:30pm ET and call topics – which vary month-to-month – are made available a few days prior to each call. If you are interested in participating, the conference information is accessible below: Conference Line: 1-855-644-0229…

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