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June 2017

Webinar: NASTAD’s Hepatitis Testing Partnership

June 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Within the first few years of initiating injection drug use, over half of people who inject drugs (PWID) will become infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV). Preventing hepatitis transmission among PWID will require a comprehensive approach to harm reduction services including increased access to syringe services programs (SSPs), Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), screening and diagnosis in outreach settings with culturally competent providers, and treatment without any restrictions. The National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors' (NASTAD's) Hepatitis Testing Partnership…

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Webinar: Impact of Zika on Women and Children – Realities and Recommendations

June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This one hour webinar, hosted by the Centers of Excellence in Maternal & Child Health at both the Boston University School of Public Health and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, will present current and emerging information about the Zika virus and its implications for practice in all MCH-related fields. The speakers will: frame the topic for clinical and public health practitioners; highlight key areas of current debate and practice; present facts about the virus, its epidemiology and what we know about…

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Webinar: “More than Tested, Cured” Project

June 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join the Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition, the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable, the People's Harm Reduction Alliance, and the Urban Survivors Union for a webinar to provide an update on the "More than Tested, Cured" project to address barriers to hepatitis C care faced by individuals who use drugs. We will provide an update on our project, share some of the materials that have been developed so far, and then we invite you to provide feedback and join us in an…

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National Faith HIV & AIDS Awareness Day

June 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Visit www.faithaidsday.com to find out if there is an event happening in your city.

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Webinar: Wonderful World of Edibles…Are They Safe?

June 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) is hosting a webinar on June 16 from 11-12pm ET to better inform local and state health officials about the growing consumption of edible marijuana products. As medial and recreational marijuana use becomes increasingly legalized across the country, it is important that public health agencies are prepared to address the safety and health issues related to consuming these products. Webinar speakers (listed below) representing two local health departments and a food safety training provider will discuss key issues…

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NACCHO Sharing Session: Edible Marijuana

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

NACCHO will host an online sharing session discussing recreational edible marijuana on June 20 from 1-2pm ET. With the legalization of recreational marijuana in states across the country, many public health professionals now face new health concerns and issues in their communities. The first presentation will focus on the changing state regulations and discuss the governmental entities involved in regulating edible marijuana. In the second presentation, the Denver Department of Environmental Health will discuss the food safety-related issues surrounding edible…

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Webinar: The Road to HCV Elimination: Policy & Collective Impact in San Francisco

June 20 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Join HepCures for a live webinar on “The Road to HCV Elimination: Policy & Collective Impact in San Francisco.” The webinar will feature presentations by Katie Burk of the San Francisco Department of Public Health and Emalie Huriaux of Project Inform and the California Hepatitis Alliance. Learn more about the webinar and how to register, and check out the presenter bios below. About Katie Burk: Katie is the Viral Hepatitis Coordinator at the San Francisco Department of Public Health where…

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STD Day of Action

June 21

In response to STD Prevention funding being under attack, the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) is hosting an STD Day of Action on June 21. NCSD is taking to Capitol Hill to educate policymakers about the important jobs you and your colleagues do every day and the people you protect. NCSD is asking for public health professionals and their organizations/agencies to assist in amplifying the impact of the Day of Action by signing up for their Thunderclap. (A Thunderclap is…

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Webinar: Pharmacy-based PrEP for the Prevention of HIV: Innovative Service Delivery Models

June 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

REGISTER today. Webinar Objectives: Describe an innovative practice model for delivery of preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for the prevention of HIV in community pharmacies. Describe the difference in services provided between a traditional Provider-based model of PrEP and a Pharmacy-based model of PrEP. Recognize how pharmacy practice influences the type of model that can be offered: Provider Status, Collaborative Practice Agreements. Discuss the situations where a Pharmacy-based model of PrEP would be advantageous to patients and providers. Speakers:  Rupa Patel, MD MPH…

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Webinar: AIDSVu Public Briefing

June 22 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Please join AIDSVu for a webinar highlighting the new data and features of the interactive, online maps visualizing the impact of HIV across the United States. The new data reveals that two-thirds of all new HIV diagnoses occur in just 2.5 percent of U.S. counties. During the webinar, AIDSVu will provide an overview of new additions to the website, and discuss ways to utilize AIDSVu.org in your work. New features include: ZIP code-level maps of Seattle, WA showing HIV prevalence and new…

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