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October 2017

Twitter Chat: Children’s Environmental Health Day

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

Children’s Environmental Health Network (CEHN) is hosting a Twitter chat (#CEHchat) on Children’s Environmental Health Day - a day to spread awareness and take action on behalf of children’s environmental health issues. #CEHchat aims to: Raise awareness of children’s environmental health issues Discuss challenges and how to meet them Share helpful resources, projects, and initiatives To participate, follow @CEHN and RSVP at http://vite.io/CEHchat. Then simply follow along on October 12 when @CEHN starts posting questions at 2:00 pm ET, and…

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Antibiotic Stewardship and Sepsis: A Balancing Act

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

In this webinar hosted by Sepsis Alliance, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will join subject-matter experts from Intermountain Healthcare and Sharp Memorial Hospital to discuss what antibiotic stewardship is and why it is important. Experiences with antibiotic stewardship programs will be shared by Intermountain Health and Sharp HealthCare. Key issues and challenges related to antibiotic stewardship and care of patients with sepsis will be discussed. The target audience is nurses, physicians, pharmacists, EMS and other healthcare personnel may…

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National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day 2017

October 15

Coordinated by the Latino Commission on AIDS, National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD) is observed each year on October 15 to increase awareness of the impact of HIV/AIDS on the Hispanic/Latino population in the United States. The NLAAD campaign promotes HIV testing and prevention, and provides information on access to care to Hispanic/Latino communities across the nation. Browse these resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to learn more about NLAAD, check out these Things You Can Do For National Latinx…

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National Videoconference: Condom Distribution as a Structural Intervention

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

Join the University of Washington Public Health Capacity Building Center's HIV Technical Cooperation Group for an interactive video-presentation to learn how health departments and community organizations can implement effective condom distribution strategies. Speakers From the Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control in the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene: Jennifer D. Medina Matsuki, MPH, CHES, Director, Social Marketing and Community Engagement Ilona Gale, MPH, Director, NYC Condom Availability Program From APLA Shared Action Miguel Chion, MD, MPH, Associate Director, HIV…

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Webinar: Understanding and Addressing Parent Questions about Childhood Vaccines

October 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Although immunization rates among children remain high nationally, parents may have questions about vaccines, and some are delaying or refusing vaccinations altogether. On Tuesday, Oct. 17 from 12pm-1pm ET, join experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, American Academy of Pediatrics, and Vermont Department of Health to learn about how parents make decisions about vaccination and hear promising strategies—from the clinic and community—for tackling tough questions and optimizing childhood vaccinations. Register now and learn more about other webinars…

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#IIPW Twitter Chat: International Infection Prevention Week

October 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Association for Professional in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) will host a Twitter Chat to discuss how healthcare providers, patients, and others can prevent infections and therefore reduce the spread of antibiotic resistance. To join, follow @APIC on Twitter (www.twitter.com/apic) and use the hashtag (#IIPWChat) to join. Chat questions can be requested by emailing Julie Blechman, jblechman@apic.org.

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EPA Tools and Resources Webinar: EnviroAtlas

October 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

EnviroAtlas is a web-based decision support tool that combines maps, analysis tools, downloadable data and informational resources that states, tribes, communities and individuals can use to help inform policy and planning decisions that impact the places where people live, learn, work and play. EnviroAtlas contains two primary tools: An Interactive Map, which provides access to 300+ ecosystem-related maps developed by EPA researchers and an Eco-Health Relationship Browser, which displays evidence from hundreds of scientific publications on the linkages between ecosystems,…

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Facebook Live: 2017-2018 Flu Season Overview

October 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Tune in to the Medscape Facebook for a live Q&A with expert Dr. Joe Bresee, the Associate Director of Global Health Affairs for CDC's Influenza Division. Dr. Bresee will be answering questions from health care professionals (and the general public) about flu, flu vaccines, and the upcoming flu season. Registration is not required, just tune into the Medscape Facebook at 1pm ET.

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CDC Webinar: Antibiotic Use Educational and Awareness Initiatives

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

CDC’s Office of Antibiotic Stewardship is hosting a call to: Unveil CDC’s new antibiotic use brand & educational effort Share our plans for U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week (formerly Get Smart Week) Reveal some new and revamped materials & resources for patients and healthcare professionals Walk you through the new U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week Stakeholder Toolkit, which is a comprehensive guide featuring activities and resources your organization can use to promote the week! REGISTER. Dial-In Number(s): U.S. Toll: 303.248.0285 Access Code:…

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Webinar: What’s your HPV IQ? A Conversation About Immunization Quality Improvement Tools

October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

As part of the VICNetwork's Adolescent Immunization Webinar series, join Dr. Sharon Humiston for an engaging conversation with the creators of the newly launched HPV IQ website, which provides evidence-based tools for HPV vaccine quality improvement. REGISTER.

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