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May 2018

Virtual Symposium: 100 Years of Influenza Pandemics and Practice: 1918-2018

May 7 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

The Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is hosting a one-day symposium on where public health has come since the 1918 flu pandemic. In the context of the centenary of the 1918 influenza pandemic, experts from academia and government will convene to discuss and debate current pandemic influenza threats, and the future of pandemic preparedness and influenza prevention and control. REGISTER.

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Sustainable Financing for Asthma Education and Home Environmental Trigger Remediation: Lessons Learned from the Field

May 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online

To ensure that people with poorly controlled asthma have access to the services and systems they need to be healthy, advocates have long recognized the need for sustainable financing for asthma education and home environmental trigger assessment and remediation. Recent transformations to the health care system, including a greater emphasis on prevention, provide more opportunities to sustain existing programs and bring such services to scale. In the Fall 2017, Regional Asthma Management and Prevention (RAMP) released Sustainable Financing for Asthma…

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2018 EPA International Decontamination Research and Development Conference

May 8 - May 10
EPA Research Triangle Park, 109 T.W. Alexander Drive
Durham, NC 27709 United States
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Please join researchers, engineers, homeland security experts, emergency managers, first responders, and other experts to learn more about decontamination technologies, best practices, and research and development at this year’s International Decontamination Research & Development Conference held at EPA’s Research Triangle Park, NC campus from May 8-10, 2018. To register and/or submit an abstract, click here. (If you are a NACCHO member planning to attend the conference, please email Michelle Shapiro at mshapiro@naccho.org for a special opportunity.) Topics for this conference…

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Managing Legionella and Other Pathogens in Building Water Systems 2018 Conference

May 9 - May 11
Hilton Baltimore, 401 West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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Sponsored by NSF International and the National Science Foundation, this conference features international speakers that are experts on various aspects of legionellosis. Session topics include: Biofilm: formation, composition, management Monitoring and analytical techniques Risk assessment and risk estimation Treatment technologies and strategies for management/prevention Plumbing system factors and risk reduction Risk management: case studies and other buildings International and NGO guidance, standards and policies State and federal recommendations and requirements for facilities This event will have participation from experts at…

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Implementing Model Practices in Your Community: Health Equity and Access to Healthy Foods Through Community Engagement Efforts

May 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join NACCHO for the second webinar in the three-part Implementing Model Practices in Your Community series to learn more about innovative approaches to community engagement that lead to equity and access to healthy food. The Florida Department of Health in Manatee County will discuss their efforts to implement community-driven healthy food access in underserved communities. Their process provides a model for successful collaboration between cross-county sectors and a framework to applying multi-tiered community engagement results for program implementation. The Kansas…

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Tick Identification and Techniques Workshop

May 14 - May 25
Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA United States + Google Map

The CDC Southeastern Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases, The Gateway Program, is offering the first Center of Excellence Tick Identification and Techniques Workshop. The workshop will be held on May 14 - 25 in Statesboro, Georgia on the campus of Georgia Southern University, home of the U.S. National Tick Collection. Costs: Workshop fees and lodging is provided. Individuals must pay for their own travel and meals. Topics will include: Hard tick identification Tick physiology Tick demography, distribution and…

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48th National Immunization Conference

May 15 - May 17
Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303 United States
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The National Immunization Conference (NIC) brings together more than 1,500 local, state, federal, and private-sector immunization stakeholders and partners to explore science, policy, education, and planning issues related to immunization and vaccine-preventable diseases. The NIC mission is to offer information that will help participants provide comprehensive immunization services for all age groups. The conference also offers participants an opportunity to learn innovative strategies for developing programs and policies, and advancing science to promote immunization among all ages today for a…

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Enhancing Environmental Health Knowledge (EEK): Vectors and Public Health Pests Virtual Conference

May 15 - May 16
Online

The EEK Virtual Conference is designed to enhance the knowledge of environmental health professionals to help them respond to environmental events of public health concern as well as bring professionals together to exchange information and discover new solutions to issues in vectors and public health pests.

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Webinar: Going All In to Improve Health through Multi-sector Collaboration and Systematic Data Sharing

May 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join County Health Rankings & Roadmaps and All In: Data for Community Health to learn about ways to improve health and promote equity through effective and meaningful data sharing. The webinar will dig into promising practices for sharing data and connecting information systems, as well as how to address barriers to multi-sector collaboration in hopes of uniting across communities to address the social determinants of health. Representatives from community-based organizations in Trenton, NJ and Chicago, IL will share their stories…

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Coalition Capacity Building Webinar Series: How to Develop a Media and Communications Plan for Immunization Coalitions

May 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This webinar is part of a three-part Coalition Capacity Building Webinar Series to provide technical assistance and training to existing and new immunization coalitions in an effort to build and sustain immunization efforts throughout Texas. While this call is being led by the Immunization Partnership and the Texas Department of State Health Services - Immunization Unit, it is open to all states. Objectives: Review different communication platforms (traditional and social media) for immunization coalitions Discuss traditional media strategies appropriate for immunization…

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