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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 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.
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.
Behavioral Health and Public Health Interconnection1/3/2019 10:12:00 AMASTHO has released the final version of its summary report from the "Expert Panel Meeting on Systems-Level Change: Behavioral Health and Public Health Interconnection," which brought together public health leaders at the local, state, tribal, and national levels to discuss successes and lessons learned in connecting behavioral and public health systems. The report outlines key lessons learned about the need for shared definitions; addressing the social determinants of health and upstream factors for behavioral health issues; and building the financing and data infrastructure to support behavioral health integration.
Newly Released: The CDC Field Epidemiology Manual1/3/2019 9:33:00 AMCDC, in partnership with the CDC Foundation and Oxford University Press, has published The CDC Field Epidemiology Manual. The manual serves as a guide to investigating acute public health events on the ground and in real-time. Assembled and written by CDC experts, as well as those from other leading public health agencies, The CDC Field Epidemiology Manual offers current and field-tested guidance for every stage of an outbreak investigation-from identification to intervention and other core considerations along the way.
Become an Ambassador for CDC's "Learn the Signs. Act Early." Program12/18/2018 12:49:00 PMCDC has announced a funding opportunity for state and territorial "ambassadors" for its Learn the Signs. Act Early. Program. The program aims to improve early identification of developmental delays and disabilities, including autism, by promoting parent-engaged developmental monitoring (regularly tracking milestones) so children and their families can get the services and support they need as early as possible.There are 42 available "ambassadorships" for selected states and territories. Find out if your state or territory is eligible and apply for the program! Applications are due January 18, 2019.
Now Open-Public Comment Period for Healthy People 203012/11/2018 1:37:00 PMThe US Department of Health and Human Services is soliciting written comments-including those from members of the public-on the proposed objectives for Healthy People 2030. Comments can include proposed new objectives. Heathy People 2030 will continue to represent critical public health priorities by addressing the leading causes of morbidity and mortality and driving action at the national, state, and local levels. Comments on the proposed objectives will be accepted from December 3, 2018, to January 17, 2019. Learn more and submit your comments today!
Nine Newly Accredited Health Departments 12/4/2018 8:41:00 AMNine more public health departments have been awarded five-year national accreditation status by the Public Health Accreditation Board. Now, 73% of the US population is served by an accredited health department. USA MEDDAC Fort Riley Department of Public Health in Kansas is the US Army's first public health department to achieve national accreditation, and the Oneida Nation in Wisconsin became the second tribal health department in the US to achieve accreditation. Congratulations to both and also to Greene County Public Health (OH), Harris County Public Health (TX), Iowa Department of Public Health, Princeton Health Department (NJ), Richland County Health Department (MT), Sandusky County Health Department (OH), and Scott County Health Department (IA)!
Behavioral Health Training Institute for Health Officials 11/27/2018 9:18:00 AMThe National Council for Behavioral Health is accepting applications for the Behavioral Health Training Institute for Health Officials, a leadership program developed in partnership with CDC's Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial support. Selected participants will connect with leaders in behavioral and public health through a two-day in-person summit, a series of coaching calls, webinars, and attendance at NatCon19-the National Council's annual conference-to develop resources that respond to needs in their communities. Applications are due by 11:59 pm (EST) on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. Learn more and apply today.
Key Findings from CDC's Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant Evaluation11/26/2018 11:30:00 AMCDC's Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support has released a report about its evaluation of the Preventive Health and Health Services (PHHS) Block Grant. The report's findings show that the grant is supporting vital public health activities in grantees' jurisdictions. Grantees are using PHHS Block Grant funds to improve their ability to collect essential data; improve the quality of programs and services; address emerging needs; and implement interventions that are known to work.
Advancing Team-Based Care Through Collaborative Practice Agreements11/6/2018 9:34:00 AMThis pharmacy education course, part of the Public Health Law Academy's Legal Epidemiology Center, defines collaborative practice agreements (CPAs) and their role in providing team-based care. It also identifies resources available for pharmacists looking to establish a CPA. A free toolkit, Advancing Team-Based Care Through Collaborative Practice Agreements: A Resource and Implementation Guide for Adding Pharmacists to the Care Team, is also available as a supplementary aid to the training.
New CDC Progress Report on Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs)10/30/2018 9:04:00 AMCDC has published the 2016 Healthcare-Associated Infection Progress Report. The report consists of national and state-by-state summaries of HAIs-infections patients can get while receiving medical treatment in a healthcare facility-across four healthcare settings: acute care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, long-term acute care hospitals and critical access hospitals. These data can be used to highlight progress, as well as target areas that need improvement.
CDC's 6th E-Learning Institute Fellowship 10/16/2018 12:57:00 PMCalling all public health instructional designers and health educators! CDC, in partnership with the Public Health Foundation, invites professionals who develop online training products to apply for CDC's free, six-month E-learning Institute (ELI) fellowship. Applicants do not need to have formal education in training development; ELI expert training developers serve as mentors for the fellows. Learn more about ELI and apply before November 2.
Implementing the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain10/9/2018 11:19:00 AMCDC has released a new tool in the fight against opioids-the Quality Improvement and Care Coordination: Implementing the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain resource. This resource offers primary care providers, hospitals, and healthcare systems a framework for managing patients who are on long-term opioid therapy.
Call for Public Comments on Community Health and Prosperity Report10/2/2018 11:56:00 AMThe US Surgeon General has published a federal register notice and seeks comments to inform his report and call to action on community health and prosperity. The Office of the Surgeon General, with support from CDC, plans to develop and produce a report by the Surgeon General on the link between investments in community health and community and other measures of well-being and economic prosperity. Share the link with your partners and stakeholders that might be interested in commenting. The comment period ends November 5, 2018.
State- and Territory-Specific 2017 Data on Adult Obesity Prevalence9/26/2018 10:49:00 AMCDC released new data on self-reported adult obesity prevalence for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. Key highlights from the data analysis include a data table with adult obesity prevalence by state and territory for 2016 and 2017, a data table with adult obesity prevalence by sociodemographic characteristics for 2017, and data tables with combined adult obesity prevalence by race/ethnicity and state and territory for 2015-2017. State and community leaders, employers, government agencies, healthcare providers, and individuals all have an important role in preventing and managing obesity.
Public Health Surveillance: Preparing for the Future9/14/2018 10:00:00 AMCollecting data, connecting data, and using data to inform action is one of the most foundational activities of public health. This new CDC report chronicles CDC's efforts to improve the agency's surveillance systems and approaches. The report gives an in-depth look at the initiatives, innovation, and partnerships that took place under CDC's Surveillance Strategy from 2014 to today. It also describes ongoing improvements and a vision for the future to encompass both public health data and IT modernization.
CDC's 2018 Annual Surveillance Report of Drug-Related Risks and Outcomes 9/5/2018 11:22:00 AMThis second annual surveillance report includes data on national opioid prescribing patterns, drug use/misuse, treatment, hospitalizations, emergency department visits, and overdose deaths. Key findings show that between 1999 and 2016, more than 630,000 people died from a drug overdose in the United States, and drug overdose deaths in 2016 reached a new record high. The crisis continues to be fueled by both prescription opioid pain medications and illicit drugs, such as heroin and synthetic opioids, and a low percentage of those needing treatment for substance abuse are able to access it. In addition to expanding treatment options and access, additional measures are needed to prevent illicit drug use and prescription drug misuse in a dynamic drug landscape.