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August 2018

North American Housing & HIV/AIDS Research Summit IX

August 1 - August 3

The North American Housing and HIV/AIDS Research Summit IX will be held August 1-3, 2018, in Washington, DC at the Capitol Hilton. This year's theme is "Structural Interventions and Ending the Epidemic." The scope of Summit IX includes the full range of social drivers of HIV, including poverty, housing status, food security, employment, incarceration, race/ethnicity, behavioral health issues, stigma and intimate partner violence. What impact do these drivers have on ending the HIV epidemic? What policies and programs can influence these…

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NFID Webinar: Measles Outbreaks: Lessons Learned

August 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held each August to highlight the importance of vaccination across the lifespan. During NIAM 2018, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) will host a weekly webinar at 12:00 PM ET on each Tuesday in August.  Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease that can result in severe, sometimes permanent, complications including pneumonia, seizures, brain damage, and death. The virus spreads easily by contact with an infected person through coughing and…

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Webinar: Engaging Drug Users to Fight Stigma and Access HCV Care

August 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable, the Urban Survivor's Union, the People’s Harm Reduction Alliance, and the Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition will be hosting a webinar o on the "More than Tested, Empowered" project which addresses barriers to hepatitis C care faced by individuals who use drugs. The webinar will include findings from surveys delivered to healthcare providers and suggested educational messaging to improve access to hepatitis C care. In addition, each partner will discuss their methods for integrating participants into their work. After the presentation,…

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Building Momentum for Climate Solutions

August 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online

Join Health Care Without Harm for an engaging conversation about how health professionals can capitalize on a critical moment for global climate action happening in September. Learn how to easily plug into Health Care Without Harm’s programs and events, and gain simple actions you can take to build the momentum for climate solutions to protect health. You will learn: how clinicians can use their trusted voice to advocate for climate solutions, advocacy tips and strategies for promoting climate solutions, the…

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Webinar Series: Improving Services to Youth Living with HIV: Infrastructure Development

August 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Health Resources and Services Administration, HIV/AIDS Bureau's Building Futures: Supporting Youth Living with HIV project is hosting four technical assistance webinars in August for Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) providers serving youth. The series, Improving Services to Youth Living with HIV: Lessons from the Field, will cover the experiences of RWHAP-funded providers in developing and enhancing services geared toward youth living with HIV and will highlight a newly developed Building Futures: Supporting Youth Living with HIV technical assistance toolkit…

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NFID Webinar: Talking with Parents about Vaccines for Infants

August 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Despite high childhood immunization rates in the US, parents may have questions and concerns about vaccines. Join NFID Medical Director, William Schaffner, MD; Jenny Mullen, MPH, Health Communication Specialist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); and Nathan E. Boonstra, MD, General Pediatrician, Blank Children’s Hospital, Des Moines, for an update on new resources to help healthcare professionals engage with parents. At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to: Describe key findings of CDC vaccine communication research…

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Healthy Communities Collaborative Quarterly Call

August 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online

The American Planning Association's Healthy Communities Collaborative (HCC) addresses a wide range of issues at the intersection of health and planning. During this quarterly call, in addition to HCC updates, participants will hear from Randall Arendt, author of Rural by Design: Planning For Town and Country (2015). Arendt, who is a landscape planner, site designer, author, lecturer, founding president of Greener Prospects, and a Senior Conservation Advisor at the Natural Lands Trust, will share his insights on planning, health, and other topics.…

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How to Strengthen Your Culture of Food Safety with GFSI’s New Guidance Document

August 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Online

According to the Global Food Safety Initiative’s (GFSI) new guidance document, a strong food safety culture depends on five key dimensions: Vision and Mission, People, Consistency, Adaptability, and Hazards and Risk Awareness. Does your food safety culture leverage all of these critical components? Join members of the GFSI’s Technical Working Group to discuss the key dimensions found in the Culture of Food Safety position paper – the most downloaded document found on GFSI’s website. Analyze your company’s progress and learn…

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Preparing for the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) Site Visit

August 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online

This PHAB webinar will provide first-hand perspectives that will assist participants to: Discuss the purpose and standard components of the PHAB site visit; Describe effective strategies for preparing health department staff members for the site visit; Describe effective strategies for preparing community partners and stakeholders for the site visit; and Discuss practical ways to maximize the outcome and benefits of the site visit. Register here.

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Webinar Series: Improving Services to Youth Living with HIV: Informing Program Development

August 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Health Resources and Services Administration, HIV/AIDS Bureau's Building Futures: Supporting Youth Living with HIV project is hosting four technical assistance webinars in August for Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) providers serving youth. The series, Improving Services to Youth Living with HIV: Lessons from the Field, will cover the experiences of RWHAP-funded providers in developing and enhancing services geared toward youth living with HIV and will highlight a newly developed Building Futures: Supporting Youth Living with HIV technical assistance toolkit…

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