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April 2018

Webinar: Hepatitis Awareness Month and Testing Day

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

Millions of Americans are living with hepatitis B and C, but as many as three-quarters are unaware of their status. Hepatitis Awareness Month and Testing Day provide an opportunity every May to highlight the importance of addressing hepatitis and the need to improve our response to these epidemics. Join Hep B United and NASTAD for a webinar to discuss different strategies to raise awareness about hepatitis throughout May. During this webinar, CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis will share resources that…

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Webinar: Implementing Model Practices in Your Community: Advancing HIV Prevention and Care

April 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join NACCHO for the first webinar in our three-part Implementing Model Practices in Your Community series to learn more about innovative approaches to HIV prevention and care. The Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County (DOH-Okaloosa) will discuss their efforts to integrate pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) into their clinical services. Their approach and resources—including an implementation plan, clinical protocols and guidelines, staff toolkits, and documentation guides—have become the model for local health departments across Florida, more than 20 of which have…

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Public Health Grand Rounds: Working Together to Eliminate the Threat of Hepatitis B and C

April 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Viral hepatitis, a group of infectious diseases, affects millions of people worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates 325 million people worldwide are living with chronic hepatitis B or chronic hepatitis C. Deaths due to viral hepatitis reached 1.34 million in 2015, comparable to the number of deaths caused by tuberculosis and HIV. Yet, effective measures such as educational programs for people who inject drugs and ensuring infants born to hepatitis B infected mothers are vaccinated against hepatitis B would…

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Webinar: Extra-Genital Infections: Seek and Ye Shall Find

April 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In honor of National STD Awareness Month this April, the Maryland Department of Health’s Center for STI Prevention (CSTIP), along with its training partners, the STD/HIV Prevention Training Center at Johns Hopkins, invites you to the 9th Annual Sexual and Reproductive Health Webinar. The webinar will be presented by Dr. Susan Tuddenham, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. To view the webinar, log on to www.jhsph.edu/maphtc at the time of the live webcast, or listen to…

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Webinar: Engaging and Retaining PLWH in Care through Sustainable Strategies

April 18 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

This webinar will outline the goals, products, and services available to providers of HIV care and treatment through the Sustainable Strategies for Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Community Organizations initiative, a three year-cooperative agreement funded by HRSA/HAB and conducted by the Primary Care Development Corporation (PCDC). During the webinar, the PCDC project team will share preliminary results from a needs assessment of RWHAP programs and will feature guests from Action Wellness in Philadelphia that will share their experience in partnering…

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2018 Behavior Change Webinar Series for Food Safety Educators: Using Behavioral Economics to Change Behavior

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online

This is the second in a four-part webinar series presented by the Partnership for Food Safety Education in conjunction with the Social Marketing Association of North America. The first three webinars will walk through different behavior change disciplines. The last webinar will bring all the speakers together to talk about the similarities and differences between the different disciplines. Description: Behavioral economics studies the effects of psychological, social, cognitive and emotional factors on the decisions of individuals. The three main prevalent themes…

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Coalition Capacity Building Webinar Series: Strategic Planning for Immunization Coalitions

April 18 @ 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 what strategic planning is Discuss the importance of strategic planning for coalitions Identify the steps to the…

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AHRQ Webinar: Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project Database Overview

April 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) will host a two-part webinar on the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) databases, products, and tools. This one-hour session, the first webinar of the series, will introduce health services and policy researchers to the HCUP databases and related resources that can enhance their research studies by providing a general overview of the HCUP databases. Registration will open on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Once you have registered, you will be provided with the information…

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Smoke-Free Public Housing Implementation; Live Q & A with the Experts

April 18 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has established a new Smoke-free Public Housing ruling that requires all federally funded public housing agencies to implement smoke-free indoor policies for their properties by July 31, 2018. As the implementation deadline quickly approaches, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) teamed up with HUD, the CDC Comprehensive Cancer Control Branch and Office on Smoking and Health, the American Lung Association, and the American Cancer Society to…

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Webinar: Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Environmental Quality

April 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Online

Join the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion on Thursday, April 19 at 12:00pm. ET to learn about progress made toward achieving the Healthy People 2020 Environmental Quality Leading Health Indicators. This webinar will highlight the harmful health effects of secondhand smoke exposure. You’ll also learn how the Alaska Tobacco Prevention and Control Program is working to eliminate exposure to environmental tobacco smoke. The environment directly affects health status and plays a major role in quality of life, years of…

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