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  • Opioid Rapid Response Teams5/23/2019 9:50:00 AMCDC and the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps are working together to support state and local agencies when there is a spike in opioid-related overdoses or closure of a clinic where patients are prescribed opioid therapy. Opioid Rapid Response Teams (ORRTs) are composed of public health experts ready to deploy on short notice to support local jurisdiction efforts and facilitate linking patients to care to prevent increases in opioid overdoses and death. Rapid response teams include technical expertise in epidemiology, clinical provider outreach, communications, policy and partnerships, community outreach, and capacity building from CDC and the Commissioned Corps.
  • National Association of County & City Health Officials' Annual Report 20185/21/2019 9:30:00 AMThe National Association of County & City Health Officials (NACCHO) reflected upon public health threats, challenges, and accomplishments that local health departments faced in 2018. NACCHO also highlights CDC's support in strengthening local health departments' capacity to confront emerging public health threats and achieve performance improvement.
  • Opioid Use and Pregnancy Training5/16/2019 9:46:00 AMThe number of pregnant women with opioid use disorder at labor and delivery in the United States more than quadrupled from 1999 to 2014. This National Women's Health Week (May 12-18), take CDC's Opioid Use and Pregnancy training to learn about safer opioid prescribing across all stages of pregnancy.
  • Hepatitis Awareness Month5/14/2019 9:15:00 AMMay is Hepatitis Awareness Month and May 19th marks the eight annual national Hepatitis Testing Day. Millions of Americans have viral hepatitis, and most do not know they are infected. During the month of May, the Division of Viral Hepatitis and its partners work to educate people about viral hepatitis and encourage people to find out if they should get tested and/or vaccinated.
  • CDC Twitter Chat: Prepare Your Health for Hurricanes.5/9/2019 8:51:00 AMWith the start of another Atlantic hurricane season approaching (June 1), the CDC's Center for Preparedness and Response and Healthcare Ready will co-host a Twitter Chat on Thursday, May 9, from 2 to 3 PM ET to discuss the ways people and communities can prepare their health for hurricanes. Please join the conversation at #PrepYourHealth to learn more about hurricane preparedness.
  • Registration Continues for the 19th annual Public Health Improvement Training4/30/2019 9:11:00 AMThe Public Health Improvement Training-PHIT-is an ideal "fit" for state, tribal, local, and territorial health department staff seeking to improve public health outcomes, develop leadership skills from any level, and strengthen their ability to improve alignment and effectiveness of health department services. Registration is open until May 17, 2019, or until capacity is reached.
  • Thirteen Health Departments Achieve Initial Accreditation; Four Become the First to Achieve Reaccreditation4/11/2019 9:04:00 AMAs of March 29, 2019, a total of 257 health departments have achieved accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), bringing the benefits of PHAB accreditation to 79% of the US population. In another major milestone for PHAB's national accreditation program, four health departments this week became the first to successfully achieve national reaccreditation through PHAB, thereby extending their accreditation status for another five years. Congratulations to the following on their achievements: Franklin County Health Department (KY), Northern Kentucky Independent District Health Department, Washington State Department of Health, West Allis Health Department, (WI), Albany County Department of Health (NY), Allen County Public Health (OH), Cabell-Huntington Health Department (WV), Forest County Potawatomi Health & Wellness Center Community Health Department (WI), Georgia Department of Public Health, Jefferson County Public Health (CO), Johnson County Public Health, (IA), Louisiana Office of Public Health (LA), Panhandle Health District (ID), Pennsylvania Department of Health, Putnam County Health Department (OH), Rockland County Department of Health (NY), San Bernardino County Department of Public Health (CA), and Tuscarawas County Health Department (OH).
  • Public Health Improvement Training- Registration 4/2/2019 10:41:00 AMRegistration is open for the 17th Annual Public Health Improvement Training (PHIT)! Join CDC, CSTLTS, and our national partners June 12- 13 in New Orleans for a series of hands-on workshops, networking opportunities, and leadership trainings. Registration is open until May 17 2019 or until capacity is reached.
  • Injury Prevention in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities 3/28/2019 9:38:00 AMCDC's Injury Center has launched a new web page - Injury Prevention in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities. This page brings together all of the Center's current resources and information on injury prevention work in tribal communities. These resources can be used in conjunction with the traditions, languages, spiritual practices, connection to elders and social ties that tribal communities already use to prevent injuries in Indian Country.
  • New NACCHO Website Tool: the Opioid Epidemic Toolkit for Local Health Departments 3/26/2019 10:41:00 AMAs part of the CDC-funded Local Opioid Overdose Prevention and Response Project, NACCHO is created a toolkit with resources that can support public health professionals and their local opioid overdose prevention and response efforts. The Opioid Epidemic Toolkit for Local Health Departments classifies resources in five topic areas-monitoring and surveillance, prevention, harm reduction and response, linkages to care, and stakeholders and partnerships.
  • CDC Releases Widget to Help Reduce Injuries from Car Crashes 3/25/2019 9:12:00 AMCDC is releasing a widget in support of the Motor Vehicle Prioritizing Interventions and Cost Calculator for States. The widget provides states with a summary of which of 14 evidence-based interventions are currently being used in each state, as well as the ones that could be implemented. The widget also provides state-specific information about each intervention, such as number of preventable injuries, number of lives that could be saved, monetary benefit, and implementation costs.
  • Preventing Suicidal Behavior in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities: A Health Equity Issue3/19/2019 9:06:00 AMAmerican Indian and Alaska Native suicide rates are higher than the general population. Watch CDC Public Health Grand Rounds, live on Facebook March 19, at 1pm ET to learn about prevention strategies to reduce suicidal behaviors and decrease this health inequity.
  • Alcohol and marijuana use among young injured drivers in Arizona, 2008-2014 3/14/2019 9:44:00 AMArizona is one of the 32 states that currently allows the sale of medical marijuana, but the sale of recreational marijuana remains illegal in the state. This study examined alcohol and marijuana use among injured drivers aged 16-20 years evaluated at Arizona Level 1 trauma centers during 2008-2014. The study found that about 1 in 4 injured drivers aged 16-20 years tested positive for alcohol, marijuana or both substances.
  • Help stop violence before it happens.3/12/2019 10:00:00 AMWant to better understand what various types of violence have in common and how to prevent them? CDC has just released Connecting the Dots Selector - a tool that makes it easy to see shared risks and what protects people and communities. Learn more to help stop violence before it starts.
  • Seat Belt Use and Seat Belt Wearing Behavior Among Front and Rear Seat Passengers in the United States3/7/2019 9:28:00 AMA new CDC study explores self-reported seat belt use and belief about seat belt use among adults. The study found that seat belt use and the belief of its importance was higher for front seat passengers compared with back seat passengers. In addition, the study finds that, for both the front and rear seating positions, belief about the importance of seat belt use is the strongest predictor of wearing a seat belt. The findings suggest that efforts to increase seat belt use among high-risk populations, such as those who live in states with secondary or no seat belt laws and those who ride in rear seats (which include people who utilize taxis or ride-hailing vehicles) could benefit from interventions designed to strengthen beliefs related to the benefits of seat belt use.
  • Webinar: CDC's Response to the Opioid Overdose Epidemic: Resources and Opportunities for States2/26/2019 9:02:00 AMThis webcast will review CDC's opioid past and present work with States, CDC's role in combatting the opioid overdose epidemic, the potential connections between opioid overdoses and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), and how state head injury administrators can collaborate with their state health departments to raise awareness of TBI-related opioid overdoses. This session will also highlight funding opportunities available to states. The webinar will take place February 27, 2019, from 12:00 to 1:00 pm (EST).
  • Protecting America from 21st Century Health Security Threats2/19/2019 9:39:00 AM As health threats evolve, people and agencies responding to emergencies and disasters sometimes have to change the way the work to respond efficiently and effectively. The 2019 -2022 National Health Security Strategy provides a vision to strengthen the nation's ability to prevent, detect, assess, prepare for, mitigate, respond to, and recover from disasters and emergencies. It also describes strategies to improve readiness and adapt operational capabilities for every type of public health stakeholder in order to address new and evolving threats.
  • Abstracts for due National Conference on Health Communication Marketing and Media by Feb 282/12/2019 9:21:00 AMThe National Public Health Information Coalition is looking for a wide variety of abstracts for this year's National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media from August 13 to 15 in Atlanta. Submissions for oral, poster, and panel presentations on the topics of health communication, social marketing, media, partnerships, public health policy communication, and other topics related to the multi-disciplinary nature of this conference are welcome. The deadline for abstracts is Thursday, February 28.
  • The Public Health Associate Program Application Period has been Extended!2/8/2019 2:47:00 PMGood news! The application period to apply to be an associate in CDC's Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) has been extended to Monday, February 11. Your public health career starts here. Apply now!
  • The CDC's Public Health Associate Program Application Period Ends Today!2/8/2019 9:19:00 AMThe application period to become an associate in CDC's Public Health Associate Program closes today, February 8, at 11:59 PM (EST). This unique training program prepares associates to work in public health after graduation-even if they have no public health experience when they apply. They only need to have an interest in becoming a public health professional. Encourage flexible, energetic, intelligent candidates to apply today!
  • Apply Now to Host a CDC public health associate!2/6/2019 9:05:00 AMHosting an associate from CDC's Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) can enhance your agency's ability to deliver essential public health services. PHAP hires recent bachelor's- or master's-level graduates and assigns them to work in public health agencies, nongovernmental organizations, public health institutes and associations, academic institutions, and CDC quarantine stations. Associates fill critical staffing gaps and gain experience in public health program operations. Interested agencies can apply February 4-18, 2019, to host an associate.
  • CDC's Prestigious Public Health Associate Program Has Opened Its Application Period!2/5/2019 9:05:00 AMThe Public Health Associate Program is a CDC-funded training program for recent graduates with bachelor's or master's degrees. It offers frontline public health experience at health agencies, nongovernmental organizations, public health institutes and associations, academic institutions, and CDC quarantine stations across the country. The application period to become a public health associate is open February 4-8, 2019.
  • Registration Continues for 2019 Tribal Nations Training Week at the Center for Domestic Preparedness1/29/2019 2:02:00 PMThe Federal Emergency Management Agency's Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) is hosting the 4th Annual Tribal Nations Training Week from March 16-23, 2019. Persons working in an emergency response capacity who are affiliated with one or more tribal nations or the Indian Health Service, and those who work directly with Tribal Nations are authorized and funded to attend Tribal Nations Training Week.
  • PHAP Webinars: Becoming a Host Site1/29/2019 1:25:00 PMCDC's Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) can enhance your agency's ability to deliver essential public health services. Thinking about hosting a public health associate? PHAP is hosting a technical assistance webinar to guide interested organizations through the application process on Thursday, January 31 from 3-4:00 pm. More information about the webinar and how to join is available at www.cdc.gov/phap. Interested host sites can apply February 4-18, 2019.
  • PHLP Newsletter: January Edition1/24/2019 9:33:00 AMIn the January edition of Public Health Law News, read about the efforts in public health to identify and combat human trafficking in an interview with Jordan Greenbaum, MD, of the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children. This edition also includes information about webinars, annual meetings, and opportunities in externships and other public health jobs.
  • Investing to Protect the US and World against Antibiotic Resistance1/22/2019 12:51:00 PMCDC has released its latest Antibiotic Resistance (AR) Investment Map, which highlights the methods that have produced the best results in the fight against AR. The website provides state-specific fact sheets of AR funding activities and includes more than 170 state-reported successes, such as containing rare and concerning resistant germs to protect communities and stop dangerous germs from spreading.
  • NACCHO's 2019 Preparedness Summit1/22/2019 9:09:00 AMAs the threat environment of the country changes, it is more important than ever to have professionals who are ready to respond to public health emergencies with the latest knowledge and resources. The National Association of County and City Health Officials' (NACCHO's) 2019 Preparedness Summit will take place March 26-29 in St. Louis. Attendees across all levels of government (local, state, and federal) will learn about building the capacity and capability to adapt preparedness infrastructure and process. This year's theme is "The Evolving Threat Environment." Early-bird registration is available until February 8.
  • CDC Releases 2018 Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Capabilities: National Standards for State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Public Health1/15/2019 8:37:00 AMThis report updates the 15 capabilities that CDC established in 2011 to serve as national standards for public health preparedness planning. The updates were made in response to lessons learned from public health emergency responses, updates to public health preparedness science, revised guidance and resources, findings from internal reviews and assessments, subject matter expert feedback from the practice community, and input from allied federal agencies and professional associations.
  • America's Health Rankings Annual Report 20181/8/2019 2:07:00 PM This annual report provides a national and state-by-state overview of population health by analyzing 35 measures to describe health outcomes in the United States. The report provides statistics by residence, obesity, excessive alcohol use, physical inactivity, smoking, diabetes, health status, and mental and physical distress. The report also includes a section with state summaries.
  • New CDC Mobility Planning Tool to Help Older Adults Stay Safe and Independent 1/8/2019 2:04:00 PMCDC released MyMobility Plan, a new tool to help older adults with the mobility challenges that may come with age. Just like they might plan financially for retirement, older adults can make a plan today to stay mobile and independent tomorrow. You can share this tool with people your community to help them plan.
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