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April 2019

Webinar: Engaging with Tribal Communities in Responding to STDs

April 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join ASTHO, NACCHO, and NCSD for this webinar on Engaging with Tribal Communities in Responding to STDs: An Update on the Indian Health Service’s STD Surveillance Report & How Health Departments Can Collaborate with Tribal Organizations.  Participants will learn more about national surveillance data for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) among American Indian/Alaska Native populations at the national level, and key actions state/local health agencies can take to build and strengthen partnerships with tribal communities to prevent and control STDs. The webinar will…

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SYNC 2019: 6th Annual SYNChronicity Conference

April 14 - April 16

Join HealthHIV, HealthHCV, and the National Coalition for LGBT Health for the 6th Annual SYNChronicity Conference (SYNC 2019) from April 14-16, 2019 at the JW Marriott in Washington, DC. Over 1,300 medical providers, service providers, government officials, and health advocates are expected to convene next spring for this distinct conference. Together, they will sync programs, policies, and purpose to create effective approaches to the HIV, HCV, STD, and LGBT health issues facing our communities. SYNC 2019 is only conference that highlights the intersections of HIV, HCV, STIs, and LGBT…

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2019 Vector Summit

April 16 - April 18

The 2019 Vector Summit, hosted by the NACCHO, will take place on April 16-18, 2019 in Pittsburgh, PA. The summit will increase the capacity of local mosquito and tick management professionals to detect, prevent, prepare for, and respond to vector-borne disease. Through peer exchange of best practices and practical strategies, the summit will provide a collaborative learning environment suitable for all levels. The Vector Summit is FREE — there is no cost to register. Travel scholarships are available, and applications are…

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Webinar: Maternal and Neonatal Syphilis Prevention and Management

April 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In honor of Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Awareness Month this April, the Center for STI Prevention at the Maryland Department of Health, the STD/HIV Prevention Training Center at Johns Hopkins, and other training partners will offer a live webinar titled, "Congenital Syphilis: A Preventable Tragedy - What Clinicians Need to Know about Maternal and Neonatal Prevention and Management." The purpose of this webinar is to inform providers of the rising rates of syphilis among pregnant women and newborns. This session will:…

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Local Response to Emerging Public Health Threats – Maternal Child Health Perspective Grand Rounds

April 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

From the Zika outbreak to natural disasters to the recent wildfires, the US has faced a series of complex public health emergencies. Each of these public health crises revealed a critical need for US public health and health care systems at the national, state, and more specifically the local levels to prepare for and rapidly respond to the unique needs of families. Join CDC’s Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities for a Public Health Grand Rounds on “Protecting Families…

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Identifying and Prioritizing Environmentally Impacted and Vulnerable Communities

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

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is launching a training webinar series to build the capacity of environmental justice practitioners working at the state level. The first webinar on “Identifying and Prioritizing Environmentally Impacted and Vulnerable Communities” is now open for registration. Learn more and register here. This webinar will provide state management and staff with a basic overview on the factors, data sources and tools that can be used to identify environmentally impacted and vulnerable communities. It will discuss ways…

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Listening Session 1: Inform the STD Federal Action Plan

April 17 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

In 2017, rates of STDs reached an all-time high among males and females and all racial and ethnic groups. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP) is coordinating, along with other federal partners, the development of an inaugural federal action plan for STD prevention, diagnosis, care and treatment designed to meet substantial, achievable, measurable goals to improve outcomes and employ strategies that maximize long-term population impact. To help inform the…

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National Transgender HIV Testing Day 2019

April 18

April 18 is National Transgender HIV Testing Day, established by the Center of Excellence for Transgender Health at the University of California, San Francisco. This day serves as a call to action to promote HIV testing, prevention, and treatment efforts for transgender communities and work with all transgender people to protect their health through testing and knowing their HIV status. Transgender women and men are at high risk for getting HIV. According to current estimates, about 1 in 7 (14%)…

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Webinar: Developing Effective Media Strategy at Syringe Services Programs

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

AIDS United will release a toolkit on syringe services programs interactions with media in the webinar The Right Hit: Developing Effective Media Strategy at Syringe Services Programs! Register here. What you’ll learn: The basics of media coverage on drug use, the opioid crisis, and syringe services programs Facts to support your work Tips to develop a communications strategy Best practices from a syringe access community organizer and advocate Instructions from a journalist on building relationships with local journalists and your rights in…

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Webinar: Health Equity – Making Your Health Department More Culturally Competent

April 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The increasingly diverse and multicultural 21st century US population requires health departments to be deliberate when it comes to ensuring their programs, services, practices and policies do not reinforce health inequities and disparities. A “one-size-fits-all” approach to public health is no longer sufficient or acceptable. How can health departments increase organizational cultural competence in order to advance health equity and mitigate the social determinants of health? During this 90-minute webinar, participants will discuss cultural competence as an important component of…

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