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  • PHEP Connects Webinar on December 912/9/2020 10:45:00 AMJoin CDC's next Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Connects webinar on December 9 at 1 pm (EDT). This webinar will introduce a new CDC online tool, "Crosswalk of the Public Health Accreditation Board's (PHAB) Standards and Measures and CDC's Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Capabilities." Registration is not required.
  • Tribal Webinar on PHAB Pathway to Accreditation Product12/8/2020 9:27:00 AMThe Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) has developed a new recognition product intended to facilitate performance improvement without requiring health departments to commit to the full accreditation process. Join the National Indian Health Board and PHAB for a webinar on December 8 from 2-4 pm (EDT). PHAB will present early concepts on this exciting new product and solicit feedback from tribes to inform its development.
  • Webinar: Developing a Quality PHAP Host Site Application12/1/2020 3:49:00 PMDo you work for a public health organization? CDC's Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) is hosting a technical assistance webinar December 2 at 2 pm (EDT) to guide organizations interested in becoming a PHAP host site through the application process. Host sites can enhance their agency's ability to deliver essential public health services by hosting a recent graduate as a PHAP associate. Interested host sites can apply December 15, 2020-February 16, 2021.
  • New Resource: Public Health in the US Territories and Freely Associated States12/1/2020 10:15:00 AMHave you visited the new US territories and freely associated states web pages? The Office of Island Affairs (OIA) in CDC's Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support (CSTLTS) strengthens public health systems in these areas by facilitating technical assistance, training, information, funding, and technology transfer.
  • Health Literacy Training 11/12/2020 9:53:00 AMTraining in health literacy is essential for anyone working in public health. Whether you are new to health literacy, need a refresher, or want to train your staff, CDC's courses are a good place to start.
  • Resource: ASTHO Profile of State and Territorial Public Health Dashboard11/10/2020 4:12:00 PMThe Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) Profile of State and Territorial Public Health Dashboard is now available. The Profile aims to define the work of state and territorial public health services, identify differences in practice among state and territorial public health agencies, and contribute to the development of best practices in governmental public health. View the data dashboard:
  • Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program 11/6/2020 12:52:00 PMThe deadline to apply to the Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program (PHIFP) is November 8! PHIFP provides on-the-job training for professionals to apply expertise in information science, computer science, and information technology to address current and future informatics needs.
  • Early Care and Education State Licensing Scorecards 11/5/2020 11:29:00 AMEarly Care and Education (ECE) is a great place to start teaching healthy habits. CDC's State Licensing Scorecards offer one way for public health practitioners, ECE educators, and parents to understand how well their state's childcare licensing regulations support science-based, healthy eating and physical activity standards.
  • Vaccine Finder Service 11/3/2020 9:45:00 AMHealthcare providers can now register their practice at VaccineFinder.org to ensure that their community has the most up-to-date information on their practice's vaccine services.
  • Toolkit for Providing HIV Prevention Services to Transgender Women of Color10/27/2020 11:57:00 AMCDC's Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention recently released a new resource: Toolkit for Providing HIV Prevention Services to Transgender Women of Color. This guide provides technical assistance to help organizations support their HIV prevention services for transgender women of color.
  • New Report: Public Health in Indian Country Capacity Scan 10/22/2020 10:36:00 AMThe National Indian Health Board released the 2019 Public Health in Indian Country Capacity Scan (PHICCS) Report. The report includes information on the state of tribal public health infrastructure, governance, activities, services, workforce, needs and priorities.
  • Training: Health Literacy for Public Health Professionals10/20/2020 12:11:00 PMCDC TRAIN offers a free web-based training for health professionals about public health literacy and their role in providing health information and services. Continuing education credits are available. Learn more:
  • Revised 10 Essential Public Health Services Toolkit10/20/2020 9:55:00 AMThe 10 Essential Public Health Services framework describes activities public health systems should undertake to protect and promote the health of all people in all communities. The framework can be used to communicate goals for improving public health in communities. View the toolkit:
  • Public Health Webinar Series on Blood Disorders 10/15/2020 9:58:00 AMCDC's Division of Blood Disorders (DBD) is offering a Public Health Webinar Series on Blood Disorders. The purpose of this series is to provide evidence-based information on new research, interventions, emerging issues of interest in blood disorders, as well as innovative approaches in collaborations and partnerships.
  • October is Health Literacy Month10/13/2020 12:45:00 PMOctober is Health Literacy Month! This month highlights the importance of making health information easy for everyone to understand. Health professionals, community members, non-profit organizations, and academia work together at the state and local level to improve health literacy. Learn more about state health literacy activities:
  • Guidance for Hosting Flu Vaccine Clinics10/13/2020 10:05:00 AMUse CDC's guidance to assist with jurisdictional planning and implementation of satellite, temporary, or off-site vaccination clinics by public and private vaccination organizations. The guidance primarily focuses on clinical considerations for planning a vaccination clinic, including vaccine storage, handling, administration, and documentation.
  • Laboratory Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) Course 10/8/2020 4:03:00 PMTake the COOP Planning Course to learn about guidance and the tools necessary for the development of laboratory continuity plans. This basic-level eLearning course provides the purpose and components of a laboratory COOP plan. Topics covered include planning objectives and considerations that apply when developing a COOP plan, identifying factors to consider when selecting alternate work facilities, and maintenance cycle and revisions of a COOP plan.
  • Motor Vehicle Safety State Fact Sheets 10/8/2020 9:51:00 AMCDC released new state-based fact sheets on restraint use, which provide an overview of proven strategies to increase the use of car seats, booster seats, and seat belts. CDC encourages states to use the new state-based fact sheets to identify strategies to help people stay safe on the road.
  • New Toolkit: Screening and Follow-up for Unhealthy Alcohol Use: Quality Improvement Change Package for Health Plans10/6/2020 1:12:00 PMThe National Committee for Quality Assurance released the toolkit: "Screening and Follow-up for Unhealthy Alcohol Use: Quality Improvement Change Package for Health Plans." Learn more:
  • COVID-19 Science Updates10/6/2020 10:06:00 AMTo help inform CDC'sCOVID-19 Response, and help CDC staff stay up to date on the latest COVID-19 research, CDC created a series called COVID-19 Science Update. This series, the first of its kind for a CDC emergency response, provides brief summaries of new COVID-19-related studies on many topics, including epidemiology, clinical treatment and management, laboratory science, and modeling.
  • CDC COVID-19 Funding for Tribes9/29/2020 11:47:00 AMAmerican Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations are among the racial and ethnic minority groups at highest risk from COVID-19. Learn more about the more than $200 million CDC provided to address COVID-19 health disparities in Indian Country.
  • Strategic Skills Training Series: Introduction to Change Management 9/24/2020 3:04:00 PMPublic health crises require us to navigate change. Learn how to better communicate with people about change in this Introduction to Change Management course. Free CE.
  • Applications are open for the National Leadership Academy for the Public's Health9/17/2020 9:28:00 AMApplications are now open for the National Leadership Academy for the Public's Health (NLAPH)! CDC's Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support  provided support and partnership to the Public Health Institute's Center for Health Leadership and Practice to launch and maintain NLAPH, which is now in its 10th year. NLAPH helps teams of leaders from health, housing, education, transportation, and law enforcement build their capacity to transform their communities, improve health, and advance equity. Applications are due Friday, October 2. Visit the website for details about benefits, eligibility, and requirements.
  • Register for the 2020 Public Health Law Virtual Summit: COVID-19 Response and Recovery 9/15/2020 11:54:00 AMThe COVID-19 pandemic is challenging public health in many ways. State and local jurisdictions are navigating many emergency response issues to mitigate infection rates and loss of life. On September 16-17, join the Network for Public Health Law for a free two-day summit. Topics covered will include key law and policy issues surfaced by the pandemic and paths forward to effective and equitable response and recovery efforts.
  • Changing the Odds for Health During a Global Pandemic9/11/2020 12:29:00 PMJoin ASTHO and nationally recognized thought leader and strategic thinker, Dr. Anthony Iton for insight and inspiration about the intersection of public health and social justice, and the importance of equity-driven policy solutions in the COVID-19 response. Sessions are 45-minutes and open to public health professionals at the local, state, or federal levels.
  • New Emergency Preparedness Training: LEEP 9/10/2020 4:24:00 PMCDC's Law and Epidemic Emergency Preparedness (LEEP) training is a free, self-paced, e-learning course that helps improve understanding of the use of law during a large-scale communicable disease response. The training covers the legal underpinnings of emergency preparedness and response systems, what actions are authorized, and how to minimize legal barriers to an effective large-scale communicable disease response.
  • Virtual Launch Event for the Revised 10 Essential Public Health Services9/8/2020 11:18:00 AMDon't miss the reveal of the revised 10 Essential Public Health Services (EPHS) on September 9 at 3:00 pm (EDT). After 25 years, the 10 EPHS have been revised, and we invite you to join us for the virtual launch and live Q&A with the de Beaumont Foundation, Public Health National Center for Innovations, and public health experts from across the country. Register to attend this free event.
  • New CDC report shows American Indian and Alaska Native populations are disproportionately affected by COVID-199/1/2020 1:49:00 PMCDC released a new study that shows how COVID-19 is affecting American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). CDC found that in 23 selected states, the rates of infection among AI/AN people were 3.5 times that of non-Hispanic white people.
  • Health Advisory: Hurricane Laura-Clinical Guidance for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning8/28/2020 8:21:00 AMCDC has released a health advisory, "Hurricane Laura-Clinical Guidance for Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning," reminding clinicians seeing patients from the areas affected by Hurricane Laura to maintain a high index of suspicion for CO poisoning. Other people who may be exposed to the same CO source may need to be identified and assessed.
  • Celebrating 25 Years and Launching the Revised 10 Essential Public Health Services8/27/2020 3:01:00 PMMark your calendars for September 9 at 3:00 pm (EDT), when the revised 10 Essential Public Health Services are revealed. During the virtual event, the de Beaumont Foundation, Public Health National Center for Innovations, and Task Force members will answer live questions. Register today and be among the first to hear about the changes and adoption process.
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