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February 2018

Webinar: Re-Entry, HIV Linkage, and Overdose Prevention

February 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A person’s risk of HIV transmission and overdose increase upon their release from prison or jail. As service providers, what can you do to help meet the needs of people who are recently incarcerated, link them to HIV care, and prevent overdose? This webinar informs on the Project Start + intervention as a successful approach to supporting linkage to care for people returning to the community after incarceration. It also provides guidance on how to successfully integrate overdose prevention practices…

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Skill-Building Institute: High-Impact HIV Prevention in the South

February 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Please join CBA@JSI, ETR, and the Latino Commission on AIDS (LCOA) for a two-day skills-building institute for community-based organization (CBO) HIV program staff, High-Impact HIV Prevention in the South. Plenary and break-out sessions will explore opportunities to enhance HIV prevention programs. This year CBA@JSI will be hosting the institutes in Atlanta, Georgia on March 26-27. Session topics include: Cultural Humility Social Media Strategy Development Social Networking Strategies for HIV Testing Recruitment Medication Adherence Strategies Leadership Development for Black MSM Identifying Challenges…

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CDC Health Information Innovation Consortium (CHIIC) February Forum – Blockchain 101 for Public Health

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC's) Health Information Innovation Consortium for a webinar on "Blockchain 101 for Public Health." Registration is not required, simply use the "join" information below on the date and time of the call. Agenda Introduction – Brian Lee – 10 minutes Blockchain 101 for Public Health by Dr. Tom Savel, IIU – 40 minutes In this presentation, Dr. Savel, will provide an overview of blockchain technology, including what it is, how it works, as well…

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Million Hearts® 2022: A Compelling Call to Action

February 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Although heart disease and stroke death rates are leveling off after 40 years of steady decline in the United States, cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the nation’s leading cause of death for men and women of all races and ethnicities. It is the greatest contributor to racial disparities in life expectancy and in some populations, CVD is increasing. Join us for this session of Grand Rounds to hear what Tennessee is doing to create healthy communities. Learn what practices can do…

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Webinar: An Interprofessional Approach to HPV and Oral Cancer Prevention Education

February 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

There are approximately 31,500 cancers attributed to HPV each year and that number continues to rise. Oropharyngeal cancer has surpassed cervical cancer as the most common HPV-related cancer. Rates of oropharyngeal cancer have increased more than 225% in the last few decades. More than 70% of oropharyngeal cancers are related to HPV infection. The Massachusetts Oral HPV Prevention Taskforce was created to build connections between medical and dental professionals to increase HPV vaccination rates, decrease HPV-related cancer, and educate both…

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Webinar Series: Building Strong Planning Councils/Bodies – Roles & Responsibilities

February 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The HRSA/HAB-supported Community HIV/AIDS Technical Assistance and Training Center (Planning CHATT) is hosting a two-part webinar series on building strong planning councils/bodies. The webinar series will share tools and strategies to support effective communication and collaboration.   Part 1: Roles and Responsibilities This webinar, February 21, 2:00 pm ET, will focus on the duties and roles of the planning council/planning body, support staff and Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part A recipients. It will share strategies to strengthen coordination and communication…

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EPA Tools and Resources Webinar: Watershed Management Optimization Support Tool

February 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Watershed Management Optimization Support Tool (WMOST) is a publicly available tool that can be used by state and local managers to screen a wide-range of options for cost-effective management of water resources. It supports a broader integrated watershed management (IWM) approach by allowing the user to simultaneously consider stormwater, drinking water, wastewater and land conservation management practices. Users can select from three versions of WMOST based on their specific management needs. The first version focuses…

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Conference Call: CDC/NPHIC Monthly Health Promotion Call

February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Each month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Public Health Information Coalition (NPHIC) co-host a conference call to help public health professionals promote information on a range of public health topics to their audiences. This standing call takes place on the fourth Thursday of each month, from 2:00-2:30pm ET and call topics – which vary month-to-month – are made available a few days prior to each call. This month's topics will cover the following: Preview of the upcoming Vital Signs report…

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Webinar: Using Tracking Data to Inform Health Impact Assessment

February 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join NEHA for a webinar featuring the stories from three states about their use of tracking data to inform Health Impact Assessments (HIAs). Chris Duclos of the Florida Department of Health will discuss their HIA on extreme weather events and Jessie Schmool of Minnesota will talk about their work at the State of Minnesota to support HIAs in their local health departments and discuss one specific HIA. Additionally, Margaret Round of Massachusetts will discuss the HIA Tracking toolkit and their…

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Hidden Casualties Webinar – Opioid Epidemic & Infectious Diseases: State Government Perspectives

February 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has been working to draw attention to the alarming increases in opioid use disorders, injection drug use, overdose deaths, and infectious diseases in communities across the United States. Two upcoming webinars will provide an opportunity to hear important perspectives of leaders and partners from the field. This installment will focus on Part 1: State Government Perspectives, and will feature insights from NACCHO. These webinars are a continuation of the discussion which began at the HHS…

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