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  • MMWR Report: Use of Stay-at-Home Orders and Mask Mandates to Control COVID-19 Transmission - Blackfeet Tribal Reservation4/15/2021 10:05:00 AMIn Fall 2020, the Blackfeet Tribal Reservation implemented and strictly enforced stay-at-home orders and required use of masks in public to limit spread of COVID-19. An MMWR report finds that these measures were associated with a 33-fold decrease in the rate of new COVID-19 cases. The findings of the report show that stay-at-home orders and mask requirements, coupled with ongoing case investigation and contract tracing, likely helped slow the spread of COVID-19.
  • Healthy People 2020 Final Review Progress Table4/14/2021 2:50:00 PMCDC's National Center for Health Statistics announced the release of the Healthy People 2020 (HP2020) Final Review Progress Table. The Final Review provides an end-of-decade assessment of the nation's progress toward achieving HP2020 objectives and goals.
  • Webinar Series #4: COVID-19 Vaccination and Reaching People with Disabilities4/5/2021 10:56:00 AMThe final webinar in the series hosted by AUCD, ASTHO, and NACCHO on COVID-19 Vaccination and Reaching People with Disabilities will occur on Thursday, April 8 from 1-2pm EST. Register to learn more about promising practices for educating others about the importance of disability prioritizing in state vaccination plans.
  • Webinar Series #3: COVID-19 Vaccination and Reaching People with Disabilities4/2/2021 2:33:00 PMJoin AUCD, ASTHO, and NACCHO for the third webinar in the COVID-19 Vaccination and Reaching People with Disabilities webinar series. On Wednesday, April 7 from 1-2pm EST, experts will discussion promising communication practices for reducing COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and disseminating accessible messages. Registration required.
  • Webinar Series #2: COVID-19 Vaccination and Reaching People with Disabilities3/31/2021 8:13:00 AMAUCD, ASTHO, and NACCHO are hosting the second webinar in the series: COVID-19 Vaccination and Reaching People with Disabilities on March 31 from 1-2pm EST. Register to learn more about promising practices for vaccinating family members of people with disabilities and those who are homebound.
  • Webinar Series: COVID-19 Vaccination and Reaching People with Disabilities3/30/2021 12:51:00 PMJoin the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) for a series of webinars on COVID-19 Vaccination and Reaching People with Disabilities (PWD). Register for the first webinar occurring March 30 from 1-2pm EST. The topic is Navigation: Promising practices for scheduling and transporting PWD to COVID-19 vaccination appointments.
  • Podcast: CDC's Law and Epidemic Emergency Preparedness Online Course3/23/2021 7:53:00 AMState, tribal, local, and territorial health department staff, emergency planners and managers, first responders, and anyone working in response to an epidemic often face complex legal issues when working to stop the spread of a highly infectious communicable disease. In this Journal of Public Health Management and Practice Direct podcast episode, experts describe what public health professionals can expect to learn in CDC's Law and Epidemic Emergency Preparedness online training course.
  • Training: Preventing Legionnaires' Disease3/18/2021 2:11:00 PMPublic health workers & building managers: Learn how water management programs help prevent Legionnaires' disease outbreaks. Free CE.
  • CSTLTS Releases Latest Findings from Preventive Health & Health Services Block Grant Evaluation3/15/2021 10:29:00 AMThe Preventive Health & Health Services (PHHS) Block Grant Evaluation key findings report shows that the grant is supporting vital public health activities in grantees' jurisdictions, enabling them to: improve their ability to collect essential data, improve the quality of programs and services, address emerging public health needs, and implement interventions that are known to work.
  • Are travelers aware of jurisdictional COVID-19 guidance?3/11/2021 10:32:00 AMCDC created TravelPlanner, a web portal that serves as a centralized communication platform for COVID-19 travel restrictions and policies enacted by state, tribal, local, and territorial (STLT) governments. STLT health departments can upload their jurisdictions' information in Travel Planner. Travelers search to find COVID-19 guidance and requirements for the communities they are passing through and for their destinations to help make informed decisions, protect themselves, and reduce transmission before, during, and after they travel. Learn more about Travel Planner.
  • Connect with CSTLTS on LinkedIn!3/8/2021 11:19:00 AMNEW: CSTLTS is now on LinkedIn! Follow us to stay up to date on news, data, and resources on improving the public health system through state, tribal, local, and territorial support.
  • NEW Field Notes: King County Monitors the Ongoing Economic, Social, and Health Effects of COVID-193/3/2021 8:41:00 AMPublic Health - Seattle & King County is monitoring key economic, social, and health effects of community mitigation strategies to slow the spread of COVID-19. Metrics are reported in a publicly available dashboard.
  • Training Opportunity: Law and Epidemic Emergency Preparedness 2/25/2021 11:26:00 AMThe CSTLTS Public Health Law Program released a new Law and Epidemic Emergency Preparedness (LEEP) online training. LEEP is a free, self-paced, e-learning course that helps participants understand the use of law during a large-scale communicable disease response.
  • Updated Data on Nutrition, Physical Activity, Obesity, and Breastfeeding2/23/2021 10:58:00 AMNew data on more than 35 indicators related to healthy eating, active living, and obesity prevention are now available on CDC's Data, Trends, and Maps page. This interactive database includes national and state-level data and allows professionals to build customized tables for comparisons.
  • CSTLTS Public Health Law Program 2/18/2021 10:32:00 AMDo you or someone you know work in public health law? CSTLTS's Public Health Law Program (PHLP) provides legal technical assistance to public health practitioners and policy makers in state, tribal, local, and territorial jurisdictions.
  • Public Health Foundation Virtual Town Hall Meeting for Professionals2/16/2021 10:56:00 AMJoin the Public Health Foundation for a virtual town hall meeting on the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals on February 23, 2021 from 1-2pm ET. This virtual meeting is an opportunity to provide feedback on how the Core Competencies can better serve the public health workforce.
  • Applications are open for the 2021 Strategic Scholars Change Management Cohort2/12/2021 11:06:00 AMDo you work for a state, tribal, territorial, or local health department? Apply today for the 2021 Strategic Scholars Change Management Cohort! Interested applicants must apply as a team by February 16 to participate in this training experience that includes online modules, discussion groups, coaching, and a culminating project.
  • NACCHO eLearning Courses and Programs to Build Financial Knowledge and Skills to Support Public Health2/9/2021 3:09:00 PMWith support from CDC, the National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO) offers a series of online courses, webinars, and programs aimed at building financial and resource management skills for local health department leaders and staff. Access the full list of eLearning options on NACCHO's Public Health Finance web page.
  • Informational Web Conference: Strategic Scholars Program2/1/2021 2:13:00 PMApplications for the Strategic Scholars Change Management Cohort are now open! Join CSTLTS and the National Network of Public Health Institutes for an informational web conference on Tuesday, February 2 at 3:00 pm (ET).
  • Applications are open for NACCHO's Health and Disability Technical Assistance Program1/28/2021 9:45:00 AMThe submission period for the Health and Disability Technical Assistance Program is now open until February 19. This initiative is designed to support local health departments (LHDs) seeking to increase inclusivity and accessibility for people with disabilities in their programs, products, and services. NACCHO welcomes technical assistance requests about the inclusion of people with disabilities in all LHD activities, with a focus on strategic plans, agency policies and procedures, community health assessment and improvement planning, and staff training.
  • Job Opportunity: CDC Public Health Associate Program1/26/2021 11:08:00 AMDo you know a recent college graduate who is interested in gaining hands-on public health experience? CDC's Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) is a two-year, on-the-job, competency-based training program. PHAP offers front line public health experience at health organizations across the country. Applications are open January 20-29, 2021. Encourage someone you know to apply TODAY!
  • 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.
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