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  • Apply to CDC's Epidemiology Elective Program Fellowship 3/17/2020 3:37:00 PMThe deadline to apply to the Epidemiology Elective Program (EEP) is March 31! EEP introduces medical and veterinary students to applied epidemiology, and public health through hands-on experience and mentorship by CDC subject matter experts. Apply now for rotation dates in winter and spring 2021.
  • Webinar: Leveraging Juvenile Justice Food Environments to Advance Health Equity3/5/2020 10:45:00 AMJoin ChangeLab Solutions on March 19 for the "Leveraging Juvenile Justice Food Environments to Advance Health Equity" webinar. The presentation will share new research from ChangeLab Solutions and RTI International on the policies and practices that shape food environments in juvenile justice facilities and explain how those policies and practices might address diet-related health inequities.
  • The Suicide Prevention Center Free Online Course3/3/2020 9:04:00 AMThe Suicide Prevention Resource Center is offering the free online course, "Locating and Understanding Data for Suicide Prevention." The course covers many of the commonly used data sources for information on suicide deaths and attempts, suicidal ideation, and new frontiers in suicide surveillance, such as interactive dashboards and real-time data collection.
  • Webinar: Host a PHAP Associate at Your Public Health Agency2/25/2020 10:00:00 AMPublic health professionals: Is your agency looking for impactful ways to expand and deliver your public health services? Perhaps you have staffing and budget gaps you need to fill? CDC's Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) may be the solution you are looking for! To learn more about applying to host an associate at your organization, visit the PHAP website and attend an upcoming technical assistance webinar, including one for host sites in US territories on February 26 and one for all potential host sites on March 4.
  • Learn More About CDC's Disaster Epidemiology and Response 2/20/2020 9:09:00 AMPublic health professionals: With every disaster, health data is needed to make decisions, allocate resources, and provide situational awareness. Learn methods and tools to provide data in this training. Free CE.
  • Apply to APHL - CDC Bioinformatics Fellowship2/18/2020 9:40:00 AMThe deadline to apply for the Association of Public Health Laboratories' (APHL's) CDC Bioinformatics Fellowship is February 29! The Bioinformatics fellowship provides post-master's and post-doctoral level professionals the opportunity to apply their skills to a range of important and emerging public health problems, while gaining experience in their fields. Visit APHL's website to learn more about the application process and program specifics.
  • Antibiotic Resistance State Investment Map 2/14/2020 8:50:00 AMAntibiotic resistance (AR), when germs do not respond to the drugs designed to kill them, threatens a return to the time when simple infections were often fatal. These germs infect someone in the United States every 11 seconds and kill someone every 15 minutes. The AR Investment Map showcases CDC's critical activities in the United States and abroad to combat antibiotic resistance with investments in laboratory and epidemiological expertise and public health innovation. Learn more about CDC's AR investments by state.
  • Training: Disaster-Related Exposure Assessment and Monitoring2/13/2020 9:21:00 AMState and local health officials: Are your communities and state prepared to respond to a disaster? Register for Disaster-Related Exposure Assessment and Monitoring (DREAM), a 4-day training course to learn about tools that can help assess, monitor, and track health effects before, during, and after emergencies related to hazardous substances.
  • Call for Abstracts-National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing & Media2/6/2020 9:47:00 AMCDC and the National Public Health Information Coalition are seeking workshop abstracts and panel proposals for the 2020 National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media. Submissions should focus on the areas of health communication, social marketing, media, partnerships, public health policy communication, and other topic areas that relate to the multi-disciplinary nature of this conference. Submit an abstract by February 13.
  • Million Hearts in Municipalities Tool Kit2/4/2020 1:38:00 PMCDC's Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) have developed the Million Hearts® in Municipalities Tool Kit, which is designed to help city, county, state, and regional partners implement Million Hearts at the local level. Partners can use the modules to address capacity needs related to goal-setting, partnerships, communication, and evaluation and monitoring progress.
  • CDC's 2019 Novel Coronavirus Microsite Is Now Live and Ready for Sharing2/3/2020 3:17:00 PMThe most recent information on the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is constantly evolving, and CDC is closely monitoring the outbreak situation. CDC provides our public health partners two ways to syndicate CDC content directly on your site: 1) syndicate content updates automatically on your site in real time as CDC updates its web pages and 2) embed a microsite to help you stay current. It's easy and maintenance-free.
  • Field Notes - Tribal Syringe Services Program Helps Reduce Harm from Injection Drug Use2/3/2020 11:39:00 AMThe Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians' syringe services program aims to decrease the spread of bloodborne infections while helping people who inject drugs access referrals for substance use disorder treatment, medical care, and other community services. Read more about the program and its positive impact on the EBCI community in this month's edition of Field Notes.
  • CDC releases trends in suspected synthetic cannabinoid exposure in the US1/30/2020 9:02:00 AMA new CDC study highlights the latest trends in suspected synthetic cannabinoid (eg., synthetic marijuana, K2, Spice) exposure in the United States. Although the study identified a small decrease in national synthetic cannabinoid exposures, there was wide regional variation when compared quarterly. Additional efforts are needed to develop prevention and response strategies.
  • State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America Webinar 1/24/2020 3:47:00 PMJoin Trust for America's Health (TFAH), on January 29 from 2:30 to 4:00 pm (EST), as public health leaders discuss the national obesity crisis, its health impacts, and how advocates are working at the national, state, and local levels to address this on-going epidemic. This webinar will explore findings of TFAH's 2019 State of Obesity report.
  • Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy in Winter 1/24/2020 11:30:00 AMRoad traffic crashes kill more than 1.35 million people each year. Winter storms and cold temperatures can lead to even more accidents. Learn how to prepare your home and car and educate others about the risks associated with inclement weather and power outages.
  • CDC's Prestigious Public Health Associate Program Has Opened Its Application Period!1/22/2020 3:28:00 PMThe 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 and US territories. The application period to become a public health associate is open January 22-28, 2020.
  • CDC Grand Rounds-The Emerging Role of Pathogen Genomics in Public Health 1/17/2020 3:50:00 PMAdvanced molecular detection (AMD) integrates the latest next-generation genomic sequencing technologies with bioinformatics and epidemiology expertise to help us find, track, and stop disease-causing pathogens faster than ever. Watch CDC Public Health Grand Rounds live on Facebook January 21 at 1:00 pm (EST) to learn more.
  • APHA Event-All Hands on Deck: Improving Community Health1/16/2020 10:24:00 AMIn partnership with the de Beaumont Foundation and AcademyHealth, the American Public Health Association's (APHA's) Policy Action Institute is hosting "All Hands on Deck: Improving Community Health," on February 12, 2020, from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm (EST). Attendees will hear from public health leaders about the social determinants of health-access to care, education, transportation, environment, immigration/citizenship, discrimination and income inequality. Visit APHA's website to learn more and register.
  • Health Advisory: Outbreak of Pneumonia of Unknown Etiology in Wuhan, China1/9/2020 8:52:00 AMCDC has released a health advisory announcing the agency's close monitoring of a reported cluster of pneumonia of unknown etiology with possible epidemiologic links to a large wholesale fish and live animal market in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. Currently, there are no known US cases, nor have cases been reported in countries other than China. CDC has issued a level 1 travel notice ("practice usual precautions") for this destination.
  • Call for Abstracts - Public Health Improvement Training 1/8/2020 5:02:00 PMThe National Network of Public Health Institutes is seeking workshop abstracts for the 20th annual Public Health Improvement Training (PHIT). Hosted in collaboration with CDC's Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support and other national partners, PHIT is a skills-based training experience, offering three days of interactive, hands-on sessions, intensive peer sharing and learning, and focused networking opportunities for public health professionals. Submit an abstract by January 22.
  • Protect children from exposure to lead in toys1/2/2020 9:33:00 AMA child's exposure to lead can result in lifelong harms, such as reduced IQ, learning disabilities, aggressive behavior, and more. You can educate people in your community about the importance of making sure that small children in their households don't have access to items that might contain lead, such as metal, and plastic toys (especially imported toys), antique toys, and toy jewelry.
  • State-level 2018 Data from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS)12/31/2019 10:13:00 AMState-level 2018 data from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) are now available to be requested for analysis. Data can be used to identify and address maternal and infant health risks, assess public health programs and prevention strategies, and address emerging health issues of concern to pregnant women. Learn more about PRAMS and how to submit a proposal to access data.
  • PHAB Awards Initial Accreditation Status to Nine Health Departments; Four Health Departments Achieve Reaccreditation Status12/26/2019 9:38:00 AMPublic Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) has awarded accreditation to 9 health departments and re-accredited 4 additional health departments continuing to raise the total population of Americans being served by nationally accredited health departments. Congratulations to Canton City Public Health- Canton, Ohio, Cleveland Department of Public Health- Cleveland, Ohio, Defiance County General Health District- Defiance, Ohio, District 4 Public Health- LaGrange, Georgia, Ingham County Health Department- Lansing, Michigan, Portsmouth City Health Department- Portsmouth, Ohio, San Antonio Metropolitan Health District- San Antonio, Texas, Stanislaus County Health Services Agency- Modesto, California, and Trumbull County Combined Health District- Warren, Ohio on their new accreditation and Congratulations to Columbus Public Health- Columbus, Ohio, Kane County Health Department- Aurora, Illinois, Licking County Health Department- Newark, Ohio, and Tulsa Health Department- Tulsa, Oklahoma on their reaccreditation.
  • Field Notes - Healthy Behavioral Development Starts at the Dinner Table12/19/2019 10:02:00 AMStrengthening family bonds through shared meals can increase children's sense of connectedness and protect them from various risk factors, such as substance abuse and depression. A Kentucky project is taking a unique approach to promote connectedness at the dinner table and bring family members together. Read about Kentucky's Dinner Table Project in the latest issue of Field Notes.
  • Call for Abstracts - NACCHO 360: Raising the Reach of Public Health12/19/2019 9:35:00 AMFor the first time ever, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is taking a new approach by bridging its traditional annual conference with PHIITS: Public Health Informatics, Information Technology, and Surveillance. NACCHO 360: Raising the Reach of Public Health-to be held July 7-9, 2020, in Denver, Colorado-aims to unite members across disciplines and agencies while also preserving pathways that respect the focus and interests of the individual public health professions. The conference committee is looking for NACCHO 360 session proposals under the following topic tracks: Emerging Trends in Public Health Policy and Law, Leadership and Workforce Development, Community Engagement and Healthcare Linkages, Healthy Behaviors, Equity and Social Justice, and Applying Information and Technology to Improve Essential Public Health Services. The abstract submission period is open through January 16, 2020. Read more about abstract requirements and submission guidelines at NACCHO.
  • Field Notes: Containing Multi-Drug-Resistant Organisms in a Long-Term Acute-Care Hospital12/3/2019 11:33:00 AMIn response to a novel "superbug" discovered at a long-term acute-care hospital, the Florida Department of Health in Orange County responded rapidly to contain the outbreak and created tools for future use. Read more about their methods and what they learned in this month's edition of Field Notes.
  • The Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant: Key Evaluation Findings11/21/2019 10:58:00 AMThe Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant-which provides funding to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, 2 tribes, 5 US territories, and 3 freely associated states-is supporting vital public health activities in grantees' jurisdictions. Watch a new short video from CDC's Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support, which highlights key findings of the grant's evaluation. Collectively, grantees are using their funds to 1) improve their ability to collect essential data, 2) increase the efficiency and effectiveness of operations, programs, and services, 3) address emerging public health needs or problems, and 4) implement public health interventions that are known to work. View the animation & read the full report to learn more. https://go.usa.gov/xp9UU
  • Why should the public health professionals care about Social and Emotional Learning?11/19/2019 9:03:00 AMSocial and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning has created a framework of SEL competencies, including self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. Read to learn more about resources to help develop policies to enhance the potential for SEL.
  • NACCHO Podcast on NACCHO's Latest Opioid Report11/7/2019 9:30:00 AMIn this episode of Podcast from Washington, NACCHO Government Affairs team sits down with Francis Higgins, NACCHO's Injury and Violence Prevention Program analyst, to discuss NACCHO's report, Local Health Department Approaches to Opioid Use Prevention and Response: An Environmental Scan. The report examines local health department prevention activities related to the opioid misuse epidemic and how local health departments can use the report as a vital resource to understand the epidemic.(The link for the report, http://bit.ly/2KusD5R, requires a free myNACCHO account log-in.)
  • Update on the Investigation of the Ongoing Outbreak of E-cigarette, or Vaping, Product Use-Associated Lung Injury (EVALI) 10/31/2019 9:31:00 AMFDA and CDC are still working to identify the cause or causes of the lung injuries that have been reported in relation to the use of vaping products, including e-cigarettes. No one compound or ingredient has emerged as the cause of these illnesses, and there might be more than one cause of this outbreak. CDC has activated its Emergency Operations Center. More than 100 staff from across the agency and in the field are working to support these investigations. CDC has also released an MMWR: "Update: Interim Guidance for Health Care Providers Evaluating and Caring for Patients with Suspected E-cigarette, or Vaping, Product Use Associated Lung Injury - United States, October 2019
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