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July 2019

Adapting to Climate Change in Local Health Departments

July 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online

What is the role of local government in protecting communities from the health impacts of climate change? To explore this question, NACCHO issued a request for applications from two local health departments or other local agencies working at the intersection of climate and health. In January 2019, NACCHO awarded the Boston Public Health Commission and the Marquette County Health Department (MI) each with $15,000 grants to use in climate and health projects through July 31, 2019. This webinar will start…

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Webinar: Outbreak Response from the DIS Perspective

July 31 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Using their expertise in facilitating partner services and linking patients to care, Disease Intervention Specialists (DIS) play a major role in outbreak response across the country. Their skills in interviewing, counseling, and community engagement are ones that are highly needed when there are sharp upticks in STD morbidity. Join the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) for the second webinar of the DIS Community of Practice to hear how DIS have been employed in New York State, Louisiana, and Texas…

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August 2019

Talking About Vaccines: Lessons Learned from CDC Research with Parents and Healthcare Professionals

August 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regularly conducts qualitative and quantitative research activities in order to inform and evaluate immunization campaigns across the lifespan. During this webinar, staff from CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases will present key findings from communication research with pregnant women, parents of young children and adolescents, as well as healthcare professionals. Participants will learn how research findings have been translated into key principles for communicating with each of these audiences. They…

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Recycled Tire Crumb Research Informational Webinar

August 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online

This webinar will present findings from a new report that is part of the Federal Research Action Plan (FRAP) on Recycled Tire Crumb Used on Playing Fields and Playgrounds, a multi-agency research effort by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (CDC/ATSDR), and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to characterize the chemicals associated with tire crumb rubber and to identify the ways in which people may be potentially exposed to those…

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Climate Action Planning – A Guide to Creating Low-Carbon, Resilient Communities

August 7 @ 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Online

Panelists Dr. Sabine O'Hara, Tammy Seale, and Adrienne Greve will discuss issues covered in "Climate Action Planning" - the most comprehensive book on the state of the art, science, and practice of local climate action planning. Published by Island Press, "Climate Action Planning" is designed to help planners, municipal staff and officials, citizens and others working at local levels to develop and implement plans to mitigate a community's greenhouse gas emissions and increase the resilience of communities against climate change…

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Webinar: HIV Criminalization Reform: Repeal, Modernization, or Another Path?

August 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join AIDS United on Thursday, August 8 from 2:00-3:00 PM ET for the webinar HIV Criminalization Reform: Repeal, Modernization, or Another Path? Panelists from the Sero Project, The Center for HIV Law and Policy, and Rep. Barbara Lee's office will explore the wide-reaching impacts of HIV criminal laws, the different community solutions to end HIV criminalization, and best practices for advocates. Register here.

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Webinar: Hepatitis A and B Vaccination for Gay and Bisexual Men: Innovative Practices and New Resources

August 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join NASTAD for this webinar from 2:00-3:00 PM ET on Thursday, August 8. While hepatitis A and B vaccines are specifically recommended for gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBM), vaccine rates among this group remain low. With outbreaks of hepatitis A happening across the country and a rise in acute hepatitis B in a number of states, it is critical that hepatitis vaccinations reach the right communities. This webinar will provide an update on the…

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Webinar: All of Us Research Program – Reaching Communities

August 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The mission of the All of Us Research Program is simple: speed up health research and medical breakthroughs. To do this, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is asking one million people to lead the way to provide the types of information that can help us create individualized prevention, treatment, and care for all of us. This webinar aims to provide participants with a greater understanding of a facet of the outreach activities associated with the All of Us Research Program. Participants will…

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Management of Legionella in Water Systems

August 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Online

Legionella is a bacterium found in drinking water distribution systems, premise plumbing, hot tubs, hot water heaters, cooling towers, fountains, and other building water systems. At high enough concentrations and when inhaled, Legionella can cause legionellosis, which includes Legionnaires’ disease and Pontiac fever. Legionnaires’ disease can be deadly if not treated with antibiotics. Nationwide reported incidence of Legionella infections has increased by 5 times between 2000-2018. Please join the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine on August 14 for the release of…

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Webinar: Adolescent Immunization Update and the 16-Year-Old Platform

August 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Register now! Dr. Sharon G. Humiston, Immunization Action Coalition's  associate director for research, will present a webinar on adolescent immunization and the 16-year platform. Dr. Humiston will review the “need-to-know” facts of adolescent immunization, including the recommendations for adolescent vaccination at 11–12 years of age and those at age 16. Register now!

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