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July 2017

World Hepatitis Day 2017

July 28

Viral hepatitis is a major global health threat with around 240 million people living with chronic hepatitis B and up to 150 million people living with chronic hepatitis C. World Hepatitis Day is observed annually on July 28, the birthday of Dr. Baruch Blumberg (1925-2011). Dr. Blumberg discovered the hepatitis B virus in 1967 and two years later developed the first hepatitis B vaccine and for these achievements won the Nobel Prize. World Hepatitis Day is one of eight official disease-specific…

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August 2017

Webinar: Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment of Syphilis and HIV — A Healthy People 2020 Progress Review

August 1 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Join Healthy People 2020 for a Progress Review webinar featuring two Healthy People 2020 topic areas: sexually transmitted diseases and HIV. Participants will also learn how the Bureau of Infectious Diseases in the Louisiana Department of Health is addressing syphilis and HIV. Register.

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Climate Change Webinar Series Part III: Climate Change & Health Equity- Telling the Story with Data

August 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The San Luis Obispo Public Health Department is hosting a four-part webinar series titled "Communicating Climate Change as a Public Health Issue," starting on July 19. The third webinar will focus on "Climate Change and Health Equity: Telling the Story with Data," and will take place on August 2 from 1:00-2:30 pm ET. Attendees will hear from a number of climate leaders at the state and local level (listed below), who will share health equity and data tools available to integrate…

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CDC Teleconference Series: Zoonoses & One Health Updates (ZOHU)

August 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s One Health Office is now hosting a monthly Zoonoses & One Health Updates (ZOHU) Call. The conference call and webinar occurs the first Wednesday of every month from 2-3pm ET, except January and July. Participants represent more than 1,000 public health and animal health officials, epidemiologists, veterinarians, physicians, nurses, and other public health practitioners at the federal, state, and local levels as well as professionals from non-governmental organizations, industry, and academia. Every presentation is…

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Webinar: Best Practices to Improve Maternal Immunization

August 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is presenting a webinar, Best Practices to Improve Maternal Immunization on Monday, August 7, 2017 at 12:00 PM ET (9:00 AM PT). This free, 1 CME credit webinar will focus on the importance of maternal immunizations. This webinar will provide updates on current recommendations and the future of maternal immunizations, discuss practical tips to incorporate immunizations into your practice, and identify and locate resources for providers and patients regarding immunizations. Continuing Medical…

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Webinar: Best Practices to Improve Maternal Immunization

August 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join the American College of Obstetrician and Gynecologists (ACOG) for a webinar on "Best Practices to Improve Maternal Immunization," hosted by ACOG’s Immunization Program. Upon completion of the webinar, participants will be able to: Emphasize the importance of maternal immunizations Update on current recommendations for maternal immunization and the future of maternal immunization Discuss practical tips to incorporate immunizations into your practice Identify and locate resources for providers and patients regarding immunizations Obstetrician-gynecologists provide many women with comprehensive preventive services. As…

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Climate Change Webinar Series Part IV: Innovative Curricula for Public Health Priority Populations

August 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The San Luis Obispo Public Health Department is hosting a four-part webinar series titled "Communicating Climate Change as a Public Health Issue," starting on July 19. The forth and final webinar will focus on "Innovative Curricula for Public Health Priority Populations," and will take place on August 9 from 1:00-2:30 pm ET. Attendees will hear from a number of climate leaders at the state and local level (listed below), who will share effective, low-cost approaches to help make the connection between climate…

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Webinar: Maternal Immunization: Protecting Mother and Baby

August 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Maternal immunization is recommended to protect both mothers and young infants from vaccine-preventable diseases. The rationale for maternal immunization is built on the concept of passive protection; women mounting an IgG response after immunization with a vaccine have placental transport of protective antibodies that prevent infection during early infancy. Maternal immunization against influenza and pertussis is recommended for all pregnant women in the United States. Join C. Mary Healy, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics-Infectious Disease at Baylor College of Medicine…

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NCSD 2017 Annual Meeting

August 14

The NCSD 2017 Annual Meeting Planning Committee has been diligently working on an exciting agenda for the 21st Annual Meeting.  This meeting will provide participants with and opportunity to focus awareness in the areas of quality improvement, DIS training and certification, PrEP, Congenital syphilis, sexual health and social justice, social media and condom distribution as well as many other important topics within the field of STD prevention. Register for the meeting by Friday, October 27th. NCSD has reserved a block…

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Harm Reduction Institute in Appalachia

August 14 @ 8:00 am - August 15 @ 5:00 pm

The Harm Reduction Regional Institute aims to support planning and implementation of harm reduction programs in the Appalachia region. The theme of this Institute is developing effective and meaningful partnerships among consumers, community based organizations and health departments. Through workshops, panel discussions, and peer learning, the Institute will explore community perspectives on harm reduction, and offer action steps to start or sustain an existing harm reduction program in resource-limited settings amidst changing regulatory landscapes. APPLY TO ATTEND. This institute will…

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