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October 2018

Putting Data to Work with the National Environmental Assessment Reporting System (NEARS)

October 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join the National Environmental Health Associationon October 11th at 2pm ET for a presentation about the National Environmental Assessment Reporting System (NEARS), a surveillance system designed for use by health departments. Danny Ripley, Food Protection Services, Metro Public Health Department, Nashville, TN, and Laura Brown from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, will share their experiences and discuss NEARS implementation, successes, and challenges. Attendees will also learn about recent changes to NEARS and how NEARS will be…

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Communicating about Vaccines Effectively Within Your Communities

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

Join NACCHO for a webinar on the importance of vaccine confidence and the strategies local health departments (LHDs) can use to communicate about and address vaccine hesitancy in their communities. At the end of this webinar, attendees should be able to: Describe the association between vaccine refusal and vaccine preventable disease rates. Identify evidence-based approaches to address vaccine hesitancy. Use evidence informed vaccine communications strategies. REGISTER.

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International Infection Prevention Week 2018: Protecting Patients Everywhere

October 14 - October 20

The 2018 theme for International Infection Prevention Week is Protecting Patients Everywhere. Patient safety is a clear priority for infection preventionists (IPs) and healthcare professionals. Celebrate the infections prevented and lives saved this year. Learn easy ways to participate in IIPW this year. Social Media What better way is there to spread information about germs than going viral? Follow APIC on Facebook and Twitter and share our posts with your followers. APIC has developed tweets and posts for you and your facilities to easily share…

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National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day 2018

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. View CDC's Dear Colleague Letter and browse their suite of resources to learn more about NLAAD. 

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Webinar: What’s in It for You? The Importance of Latino Representation in Research Studies

October 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

According to the National Institutes of Health, Hispanic/Latino communities are under-represented in federally funded clinical/cohort research studies. During Hispanic Heritage Month, the HHS Office of Minority Health is focusing its efforts on creating awareness of the importance of Hispanic/Latino community participation in research studies as a way to improve the health of this population. Join them on this webinar for an overview on Hispanic/Latino participation in research studies. REGISTER. Objectives: Provide an overview of the importance of minority populations participation…

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Private Water Safety Virtual Conference

October 16 - October 17

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) will be hosting its first Private Water Safety Virtual Conference. The conference is designed to enhance the knowledge of water safety specialists and public health professionals to help close the water quality gap in unregulated private drinking water. Safety specialists and health professionals that engage with private drinking water systems are welcome to present existing and new resources, innovative solutions, and successful programs in unregulated water quality. It is an opportunity to bring professionals…

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Liver Cancer Awareness Twitter Chat: #LiverChat

October 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

October is Liver Cancer Awareness Month. Often we neglect to think about the link between hepatitis and liver cancer. Tuesday, Oct. 16, representatives from Hepatitis B Foundation, CDC’s Division of Viral Hepatitis, and NASTAD will co-host a twitter chat at 3 p.m. EST to discuss this important link. Featured guests include Prevent Cancer Foundation, Hep B United Philadelphia (HBUP) and Iowa Harm Reduction Coalition. Prevent Cancer Foundation is a national nonprofit dedicated to cancer prevention and early detection. HBUP is a Hep B United partner committed to testing and vaccination…

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Webinar: U=U Advocism 101 – Activism and Advocacy

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

It’s a fact: people living with HIV who are on effective treatment and have an undetectable viral load cannot transmit HIV to sexual partners. U=U (undetectable = untransmittable) is a gamechanger, but not everyone knows it. U=U is a rapidly growing international movement to ensure the groundbreaking U=U science reaches the people it was intended to benefit. Hear from some of the founders of the movement about their advocacy and activism strategies, and learn about resources that you can use to share…

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Webinar: Age is Not Just a Number: HIV Prevention with People Ages 50 and Beyond

October 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join the California Prevention Training Center for “Age is Not Just a Number: HIV Prevention with People Ages 50 and Beyond." This webinar is intended for HIV prevention, care and treatment providers who are working with people 50 years of age and older. While many of the factors that lead to risk for HIV are the same regardless of age, this population may share specific life experiences and contexts that must be considered when developing or implementing programs. During this webinar,…

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Communication Tools and Strategies for Tracking Programs to Engage with Local Health Departments – Wisconsin’s Use of Mini-Grant Program

October 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In partnership with CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health, NEHA is pleased to announce the Communication in Environmental Health and Tracking (CHAT) Webinar Series. This four-part webinar series will explore different communication and outreach strategies to facilitate a tracking program's engagement with traditional and non-traditional partners, impact policy and work effectively across divisions. The first installment in the CHAT Webinar Series will explore communication tools and strategies for tracking programs to engage with local health departments and traditional partners. The webinar…

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