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  • A New Monthly Feature from CSTLTS!7/18/2019 9:08:00 AMIntroducing Field Notes, a new monthly feature from CDC's Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support that spotlights success and innovation in state, tribal, local, and territorial health agencies. We hope Field Notes will inspire similar accomplishments and foster connections throughout the public health community.
  • Let's Talk Patient Safety: Reducing HAI Transmission Risk7/11/2019 9:55:00 AMOn any given day, about 1 in 31 hospital patients in the United States has at least one healthcare-associated infection (HAI). Learn how to stop the spread of HAIs with CDC's Patient Safety training. Earn free CE
  • Most Americans Have Never Had an HIV Test, New Data Shows7/9/2019 12:09:00 PMThis analysis of national survey data found that <40% of US adults had ever been tested for HIV, and testing rates varied among jurisdictions composing the initial focus of the Ending the HIV Epidemic initiative. Within these jurisdictions, rural areas had lower testing percentages and lower HIV diagnosis rates than did urban areas. The new study also mentions promising new approaches to increase access to HIV testing.
  • Looking Upstream: The Impact of Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences7/2/2019 9:42:00 AMRepeated exposure to trauma-especially in childhood-leaves a physical imprint on the brain that can make some people more susceptible to pain, chronic disease, and poor health later in life. How do we prevent #ACEs? In our new episode of #PublicHealthReview, we learn from Texas Department of State Health Services commissioner John Hellerstedt, University of Texas System vice chancellor and ASTHO alum David Lakey, and Department of Psychiatry University of Pittsburgh professor Judy Cameron.
  • 11 More Governmental Public Health Departments Demonstrate Commitment to Excellence in Serving their Communities6/27/2019 11:16:00 AMOn June 11, 2019, the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) awarded national initial accreditation status to 11 local governmental public health departments and reaccredited 6 additional health departments. There are now more than 268 nationally accredited health departments, bringing the benefits of PHAB accreditation to tens of thousands more people across the country. Congratulations to the following on their achievements: Champaign Health District (OH), Chester County Health Department (PA), Coos Health & Wellness (OR), Cuyahoga County Board of Health (OH), Goodhue County Health & Human Services (MN), Lane County Public Health - Communicable Disease (OR), Merced County Department of Public Health (CA), Montgomery County Health Department - Crawfordsville, Indiana (IN), Portage County Health District (OH), Portage County Division of Public Health (WI), WEDCO District Health Department & Home Health Agency (KY), Chicago Department of Public Health (IL), Polk County Wisconsin Health Department (WI), Cabarrus Health Alliance (NC), Spokane Regional Health District (WA), Summit County Public Health (OH), and Three Rivers District Health Department (KY)
  • Environmental Public Health Tracking: Turning Challenges into Lessons Learned6/20/2019 9:29:00 AMJoin National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) on June 27 at 2:00 PM EDT to hear presentations from state health departments on challenges they have experienced with tracking, as well as the best practices and strategies they developed to overcome those challenges.
  • Public Health Grands Rounds: Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Nutrition - The Thousand Day Window of Opportunity6/18/2019 9:42:00 AMFrom pregnancy to a child's second birthday is a critical time for brain development and healthy growth. Learn how nutrition during this time has important health benefits for both mom and baby. Watch CDC Public Health Grand Rounds, Live on Facebook June 18 at 1pm.
  • Summertime Work and Play Precautions6/11/2019 11:37:00 AMSummer is a great time to travel and enjoy the great outdoors, but it's important to take simple, common-sense precautions. From information about travel vaccinations to tips to prevent insect bites, CDC has resources to help keep communities healthy and safe.
  • The Practical Playbook II: Building Multisector Partnerships That Work 6/6/2019 9:11:00 AMDo you have questions about how to form or strengthen a multisector partnership to improve health in your community? Written in practical terms that will resonate with readers from any background and sector, "The Practical Playbook II: Building Multisector Partnerships That Work" shares practical advice that can be adapted and shaped to build on local strengths and respond to local needs.
  • Clean Air Spaces: Indoor Air Filtration to Protect Public Health6/4/2019 10:07:00 AMThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Research and Development is hosting a web summit June 12-13 (11:30-4:00, ET each day) to share information on what we know about the effectiveness of air filtration methods to improve indoor air quality during wildland fire episodes.
  • Measles Outbreak Toolkits for Healthcare Providers and Health Departments5/30/2019 9:17:00 AMFrom January 1 to May 3, 2019, 764 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 23 states. This is the greatest number of cases reported in the United States since 1994 and since measles was declared eliminated in 2000. To help support communities and professionals, CDC developed one-stop-shop digital toolkits for health departments and healthcare providers with products that include accurate, science-based evidence that can help to counter misinformation in communities about measles and MMR vaccine.
  • MAPP Action Cycle Webinar : Measurement and Evaluation 5/28/2019 10:13:00 AMDo you have questions about tracking progress on your community health improvement plan (CHIP)? Are you looking to evaluate the success of your collaborative network? Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) is a community-driven strategic planning process that guides community partners through the development of a CHIP. The MAPP Action Cycle links planning, implementation, and evaluation for sustained action to address strategic priorities to improve your community's health. Join the National Association of County and City Health Officials for a webinar on measuring and evaluating the MAPP Action Cycle on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, 3:00-4:30 pm (EDT).
  • 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.
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