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February 2019

Preparing for the Health Effects of Drought: A Workshop for Public Health Professionals and Partners

February 4 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The California Climate Action Team Public Health Workgroup, in collaboration with the California Department of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Drought Mitigation Center, and National Integrated Drought Information System, is holding a workshop for public health professionals and partners: Preparing for the Health Effects of Drought February 4, 2019 | 10:00am - 4:00pm Pacific Time CalEPA Headquarters, Sierra Hearing Room, 2nd Floor, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, California Online participation available The morning session will be an informational…

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2019 Joint PulseNet/OutbreakNet West Coast Regional Meeting

February 5 - February 7
San Diego, California San Diego, CA United States + Google Map

The 2019 Joint PulseNet/OutbreakNet West Coast Regional Meeting will be held on February 5-7, 2019 in San Diego, CA at the Catamaran Hotel. This meeting will bring together laboratorians, epidemiologists and environmental health specialists involved with foodborne and enteric disease outbreak response. Issues discussed will include surveillance and outbreak detection of enteric diseases. Combined and discipline-specific sessions are planned over the course of the 2½ day meeting. Registration: There is no registration fee to attend this meeting. To register, please see the…

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Webinar: Preventing and Monitoring Infectious Disease Risks in Post-Disaster Shelters

February 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast in August of 2017, causing record flooding and displacing tens of thousands of Harris County residents. Just one month later, Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida leading to nearly 80,000 people across the state staying in emergency shelters. In the wake of these disasters, shelters were set up to care for residents displaced by the storms and their after-effects. Robust surveillance to monitor for infectious disease threats and ensure the safety of shelter residents…

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Public Health Under Siege: Improving Policy in Turbulent Times

February 6 @ 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Washington, DC Washington, DC United States + Google Map

The APHA Policy Action Institute will build on the 2019 AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference to offer an additional day of discussions uniquely focused on public health policy. Attendees will interact with and learn from elected leaders and public and private sector policy experts about improving policy in turbulent times and how to take action. Join to explore pressing national priorities including environmental health, violence prevention, access to care and women's health. Learn more and register.

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Fermentation Hazards and Controls Workshop

February 7 @ 8:00 am - February 8 @ 2:00 pm
Lansing, MI Lansing, MI United States

This fermentation hazards and controls (HACCP) workshop is designed for small to very small food operations and retail or foodservice operators who desire to ferment foods as a Food Code “Special Process”. Regulators, Chefs, and food safety professionals working in these areas will also benefit. The workshop is divided into four parts: Fermentations (Introduction) "from rot to religion" GMPs and GFPs: "Good Fermentation Practices" The flow of different fermentations (yogurt, kombucha, sauerkraut, kimchee, etc) HACCP controls for fermentation hazards We'll have…

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Public Health Online Career Fair – Fill Position Openings!

February 7 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join NACCHO and other associations for a virtual public health career fair that will bring together employers, such as local health departments, and job candidates looking to pursue a career in public health. Naylor Association Solutions is organizing this virtual event through their “career eco” brand. Top Reasons for LHDs to Participate Lower recruiting costs by using our online virtual solution to screen and recruit quality candidates Interact in your own chat room with the option to conduct video interviews…

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Webinar Series: Building Capacity to Address SDH in HIV Prevention/Care at Healthcare Organizations

February 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This webinar series provides an introduction to the new Social Determinants of Health (SDH) Resource Guide “Addressing Social Determinants of Health in HIV Prevention, Treatment, and Care: Lessons Learned from Real-World Implementation” for health departments, community-based organizations, and healthcare organizations. Hosted by the Capacity-Building Provider network (CPN), this webinar will outline the SDH Resource Guide and provide examples of how to use this guide in a training environment. Case studies from the guide will be used to discuss what real-world…

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2019 HIMSS Global Conference & Exhibition

February 11 - February 15

Join champions of health information and technology from around the world at the 2019 HIMSS Global Conference & Exhibition (HIMSS19), February 11–15, 2019 in Orlando, FL. Through five days of education, innovation, and collaboration, we will fuel our quest to transform health and well-being while exploring a wide variety of topics, including consumerization of health, cybersecurity, healthy aging and technology, interoperability, population health, precision medicine and more. HIMSS19 will feature world-class speakers and thought leaders, cutting-edge products and solutions, and…

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Health in All Policies (HiAP) Webinar: HiAP Initiatives and Policy Opportunities

February 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

NACCHO is hosting a new 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…

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2019 Public Health Detailing Institute for PrEP/RAPID

February 20 - February 22

In order to scale up pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and rapid initiation of antiretrovirals after HIV diagnoses (RAPID), it is important that clinical providers are knowledgeable about both of these highly effective biomedical prevention strategies. Public Health Detailing is an evidence-based strategy to encourage clinical practice change through brief, educational, one-on-one provider visits. The in-person Public Health Detailing Institute, to be held in San Francisco, will provide an expert-led overview of Public Health Detailing and a review of successful detailing programs focused…

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