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April 2017

National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day

April 10

National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day (NYHAAD) is a day to educate the public about the impact of HIV and AIDS on young people as well as highlight the amazing work young people are doing across the country to fight the HIV & AIDS epidemic. Today’s young people are the first generation who have never known a world without HIV and AIDS. In the United States, one in four new HIV infections is among youth ages 13 to 24.…

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Webinar: National Academies Report on Eliminating Hepatitis B and C

April 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Please join Hep B United and the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable for a community discussion on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's consensus report A National Strategy to Eliminate Hepatitis B & C in the United States. Dr. Brian Strom, Chair of the Committee on a National Strategy for the Elimination of Hepatitis B and C will present The National Academies’ recommendations. In the 2016 report Eliminating the Public Health Problem of Hepatitis B and C in the United States:…

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Webinar: Zika Virus, the Evolving Story: What You Need to Know

April 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Over the past year, what we know about the devastating effects of Zika virus on fetuses and infants has evolved at a rapid pace. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization called for states of emergency, and countries responded with the strength of their public health and medical communities. Though not in the news as often, Zika virus continues to infect pregnant women and cause abnormalities in infants worldwide. Expert speakers from the CDC,…

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CDC Town Hall Teleconference: Zika Virus – Protecting Pregnant Women & Babies

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

This webinar will discuss a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which presents the latest findings on Zika infection in pregnant women and babies and the importance of prevention and early care. This report – the first to provide the analysis of a subgroup of pregnant women in the U.S. with clear, confirmed test results of Zika virus infection – includes an analysis of the nearly 1,300 pregnant women with evidence of possible Zika…

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National Transgender HIV Testing Day

April 18

National Transgender HIV Testing Day (NTHTD), which held its inaugural observance in 2016, is a day to recognize the importance of routine HIV testing, status awareness and continued focus on HIV prevention and treatment efforts among transgender people. Local health departments and their partners are encouraged to host local trans HIV testing community events (HIV testing, visibility campaign, community forums). Check out these resources for ideas on how you can promote and support HIV testing in transgender populations, including this toolkit for…

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Safe Healthcare Webinar Series (CDC): Lessons from an Outbreak Investigation

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

As part of Safe Healthcare: A CDC Webinar Series, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is hosting "Lessons from an Outbreak Investigation: Improving Medication Preparation, Use, and Other Infection Control Practices in Outpatient Oncology Clinics." Compounding and infusion of intravenous medications occur in many outpatient settings. Without consistent knowledge and enforcement of proper practices, standards and regulations, patient and provider safety is at risk. This presentation will discuss an outbreak of fungal bloodstream infections due to improper medication…

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Webinar: Preventing & Managing Congenital Zika and Congenital Syphilis Infections

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

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Center for STI Prevention along with the STD/HIV Prevention Training Center at Johns Hopkins; the Mid-Atlantic Regional Public Health Training Center; MedChi, the Maryland State Medical Society; and​ MedChi's ​Center for a Healthy Maryland ​are pleased to bring you their Eighth Annual Sexual and Reproductive Health Webinar. In response to the emerging crisis of congenital Zika infections and the increasing number of congenital S​yphilis cases nationwide, th​is​ webinar will provide ​essential​ information on prevention, diagnosis, and management of congenital Zika and congenital ​S​yphilis infections.…

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Webcast: Lead Contamination Beyond Flint

April 20 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health's Forum and the Huffington Post are presenting a free live webcast titled "Led Contamination Beyond Flint: Drinking Water and Children's Health," on Thursday, April 20 at 12:30-1:30 PM/ET. Featured speakers will discuss safekeeping American water supplies, focusing on addressing the following questions: Does the drinking water infrastructure need replacement? How would such an effort look? Do public alert systems help? What about other potential lead exposure sources? What is the role of…

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Webinar: Integrating Health Care & Public Health to Improve HIV Early Detection and Control

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

The Integrating to Improve (i2i) study aims to develop resources to optimize HIV systems of care and improve outcomes. This webinar, hosted by the Systems For Action National Coordinating Center, will overview the study and examine how public health, primary care, and community organizations in four regional service areas of Florida work as collaborative systems to identify, link to care, and provide continuous care for persons at-risk for HIV. REGISTER.

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Webinar: Lessons from the Field: Immunization Strategies to Protect Underserved Populations

April 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join the National Influenza Vaccination Disparities Partnership (NIVDP) is hosting a webinar to discuss successful national and regional flu vaccination outreach programs from experts in the field. Coinciding with National Minority Health Month, "Lessons from the Field: Immunization Leaders Sharing Strategies to Protect Underserved Populations" will raise awareness about flu vaccination disparities and help local public health professionals take action to close the gap. REGISTER. Panelists Dr. Arlene Lester, Region IV Regional Minority Health Consultant, Office of Minority Health Claire Hannon, Executive Director,…

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