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  • Tribal Advisory Committee Meeting and Tribal Consultation Dates1/12/2023 11:16:00 AMThe 25th Biannual CDC/ATSDR Tribal Advisory Committee meeting will be held in Atlanta, GA, on February 8-9, 2023. The meeting will provide opportunities for tribal leaders to hear about and provide input on the public health issues affecting their tribal nations. Following the meeting, CDC/ATSDR will hold tribal consultation to receive input and guidance from leaders of tribal nations on strengthening relationships during the implementation of the CDC Moving Forward Initiative.
  • Application Period for CDC's Public Health Associate Program Begins January 181/12/2023 10:45:00 AMCDC's Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) is recruiting recent college graduates for careers in public health January 18-25. Associates are assigned to state, tribal, local, and territorial public health agencies and nongovernmental organizations and work alongside other professionals across various settings. Throughout the 2-year training program, associates gain hands-on experience that will serve as a foundation for their public health careers.
  • Competences for Public Health Professionals 1/12/2023 10:11:00 AMCompetencies are the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that contribute to individual and organizational performance. Public health agencies can use the Competencies for Public Health Professionals and discipline-specific competencies to support workforce development planning and action. Competencies are used to assess training needs, develop job descriptions, and create career paths.
  • New Resources for Public Health Financing1/12/2023 9:54:00 AMLearn more about public health financing resources and field-based examples. Information about funding flows, innovative financing strategies, and training opportunities can help health departments strengthen their awareness around funding public health practices and resources to support infrastructure needs.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Law Program and ChangeLab Solutions are excited to announce the new Public Health Law Fellowship 1/12/2023 9:45:00 AMThis paid opportunity provides graduate students, law students, and recent graduates of these programs, with on-the-job training to prepare them for careers in public health law and policy. The Public Health Law Fellowship strengthens the public health law workforce by increasing diversity within the field and preparing the next generation of public health law professionals to respond to critical issues. Applications are open through January 23, 2023.
  • REMINDER: Public Health AmeriCorps Applications Are Due Wednesday, January 4, 2023 12/22/2022 1:00:00 PMPublic Health AmeriCorps supports the recruitment, training, and development of the next generation of public health leaders who will be ready to respond to the nation's public health needs. Members learn valuable skills that will enable them to get jobs and begin careers in public health after their service.
  • Competencies Are Essential to Developing a Strong Public Health Workforce 12/19/2022 10:36:00 AMCompetencies are essential to developing a strong public health workforce that can support community and program needs. Public health agencies can use the Competencies for Public Health Professionals webpage to better understand, assess, and meet their education, training, and other workforce development needs.
  • The Suicide, Overdose, and Adverse Childhood Experiences Prevention Capacity Assessment Tool (SPACECAT) helps local, state, and territorial health agencies better understand their capacity to address adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), suicide, and overdose.12/12/2022 9:45:00 AMDeveloped by ASTHO, CDC, and NACCHO, the development of the SPACECAT tool involved cross-sector collaboration focusing on factors at the individual, relationship, community, and societal levels.
  • Public Health AmeriCorps: Deadline to Apply is January 4!12/12/2022 9:30:00 AMJoin the movement to address urgent public health needs. From the back office to the frontlines, there's a place for you with Public Health AmeriCorps. What are you waiting for? Make your mark.
  • The Public Health Workforce Calculator12/12/2022 9:15:00 AMThe Public Health Workforce Calculator is intended to help local health departments with their workforce planning needs. Using information submitted by the user, the online tool estimates the number of full-time equivalents (FTEs) needed to ensure the provision of the Foundational Public Health Services. The Calculator was developed by the Public Health National Center for Innovation, the deBeaumount Foundation, the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, and CDC's CSTLTS.
  • The Public Health Associate Program is looking for the next generation of public health professionals! 12/12/2022 9:00:00 AMSelected associates serve in competitive, two-year assignments at state, local, and territorial health departments, and nongovernmental organizations and work on the most critical public health priorities. Throughout the training program, associates gain hands-on experience that will serve as a foundation for their public health careers. The 2023 application period is open January 18-25.
  • Are You a State, Tribal, Local, or Territorial Public Health Professional?12/5/2022 9:00:00 AMDon't miss news from CDC's CSTLTS, delivered right to your inbox! With our monthly digest, you'll find the latest news, events, and trainings-all designed to help you move public health forward. This month, learn about recruitment details for the Public Health Associate Program, Public Health Workforce Calculator, ASTHO's Suicide, Overdose, and Adverse Childhood Experiences Prevention Capacity Assessment Tool (SPACECAT). Subscribe to the digest by clicking the link.
  • Public Health Thank You Day11/22/2022 9:45:00 AMThank you, public health professionals! On this Public Health Thank You Day, we recognize you for your tireless contributions to public health and dedication to improving the health of all communities. Your work is necessary and does not go unnoticed!
  • The National Network of Public Health Institutes launched the Indigenous Public Health Leadership Program with CSTLTS Funding11/14/2022 10:18:00 AMThe program is a leadership training institute for emerging American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) public health leaders who serve AI/AN communities. The first cohort received training over six months in core public health competencies with a focus on key issues affecting Tribal communities. A second cohort will begin in early 2023. Click on the link to watch a short video and hear from program participants:
  • Attention Public Health Professionals: Learn New Skills in Public Health Through CDC's Many Training and Professional Development Resources11/11/2022 9:07:00 AMTraining and professional development strengthen the public health workforce by helping professionals learn new skills and advance their careers. CDC offers many training and professional development opportunities for current and future public health workers.
  • November is National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month 11/9/2022 12:44:00 PMThis year's theme, "Sovereignty Is Sacred: Sharing Our Rights and Cultures," presents an opportunity to educate others about the proud history of indigenous people in America and to celebrate the rich and diverse tribal cultures that continue to thrive throughout Indian Country.
  • Now Available: MicrobeTrace- a data integration and visualization tool from CDC's Division of HIV Prevention 11/8/2022 8:12:00 AMMicrobeTrace is a free, intuitive, versatile, browser-based tool developed by bioinformatics specialists in CDC's Division of HIV Prevention for data integration, visualization and analysis of epidemiological and molecular data for characterizing pathogen transmission dynamics. The tool needs no programming skills or special licenses and is used to visualize contact tracing and/or sequence data at CDC, state health departments, and academic research groups with over 9,000 global users, including nearly 6,400 in the US.
  • Training Emerging American Indian and Alaska Native Public Health Leaders11/7/2022 9:10:00 AMWith CSTLTS funding, the National Network of Public Health Institutes launched the Indigenous Public Health Leadership Program. The program is a leadership training institute for emerging American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) public health leaders who serve AI/AN communities. The first cohort received training over six months in core public health competencies with a focus on key issues affecting Tribal communities. A second cohort will begin in early 2023.
  • PHAP Technical Assistance Conference Call for Prospective Host Sites11/7/2022 9:00:00 AMCDC's Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) will host a technical assistance conference call for prospective host organizations on Thursday, December 8 at 2 pm EST. Discussion topics include characteristics of a quality application and navigation of eFMS v2.0 system. PHAP's partnerships with host sites for public health associates are vital to the development of our nation's next generation of public health professionals.
  • 2021 Prevalence and Trends Data Available11/7/2022 8:45:00 AMThe 2021 prevalence and trends data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) are now available through an easy-to-use web-based tool. Data topics include health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, health care access, and use of preventive services. More than 438,000 residents of the US and US territories took part in the 2021 BRFSS survey, which was conducted in partnership with state and territorial health departments.
  • Congratulate the Latest Tribal Nation to Receive Accreditation11/7/2022 8:30:00 AMCongratulations to Ho-Chunk Nation Health Department, the sixth Tribal health department to achieve accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). National accreditation can aid all health departments in improving performance and strengthening public health infrastructure. The new PHAB Pathways Recognition Program, developed with Tribal input and testing, provides eligible health departments with a way to take steps toward achieving accreditation.
  • ASTHO and the de Beaumont Foundation released findings from the 2021 Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey 11/7/2022 8:13:00 AMThe Public Health Workforce Interests and Needs Survey (PH-WINS) survey provides data on workforce demographics, job characteristics, training needs, intent to stay or leave, professional engagement and satisfaction, and other areas. PH-WINS is the only nationally representative survey of state and local government public health employees in the US.
  • The National Center for Health Statistics' Health, United States Website Has Been Redesigned10/27/2022 1:56:00 PMThe National Center for Health Statistics' Health, United States website has been redesigned to provide digital-first information, providing a wide array of trends in health statistics to policymakers, public health professionals, and the public. The site presents statistics in four overarching areas: health status and determinants, health care utilization, health care resources, and health expenditures and payers.
  • Open Registration Now Available: AIANNH Career Expo10/25/2022 10:21:00 AMRegistration is now open for CDC's virtual American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian (AIANNH) Career Expo. Space is limited, so be sure to register today.
  • Register for the Public Health Workforce Calculator Webinar on October 27, 2022, at 2pm EDT10/24/2022 6:07:00 PMIn 2021, an analysis of the public health workforce found that state and local governmental public health departments need an 80% increase in their workforce to provide a minimum set of public health services to the nation. In response to this gap, the Public Health National Center for Innovations at PHAB, de Beaumont Foundation, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Center for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support developed the Public Health Workforce Calculator to aid local health departments in estimating staffing needs to provide the Foundational Public Health Services in their community. Join us on October 27th at 2PM ET to learn more about the Calculator and how it can contribute to workforce staffing needs and planning for public health funding.
  • October is Health Literacy Month 10/7/2022 9:45:00 AMThis month, refresh your knowledge of plain language and health literacy principles to make your communication more effective. Health literacy best practices can help prevent health problems, protect our health, and advance health equity.
  • American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Career Expo10/7/2022 9:30:00 AMCDC invites American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian (AIANNH) college students and early-career professionals to attend the virtual AIANNH Career Expo on November 3. Learn tools to navigate the federal application hiring process and receive valuable insight into career opportunities at CDC. Registration opens October 21.
  • New Program: Public Health LEADS10/7/2022 9:23:00 AMA new program launched called Public Health Leadership and Education, Advancing Health Equity and Data Science (PH LEADS). The program includes several elements such as data science, leadership education, and training that will advance health equity.
  • Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month through October 1510/7/2022 9:07:00 AMThere is still time to join the HHS Office of Minority Health during Hispanic Heritage Month to learn and celebrate the diversity of culture within the Hispanic/Latino community. This year's theme is UNIDOS: Together for a Stronger Nation.
  • The Federal Grants Management Training Series helps public health staff, particularly those working with grants, understand roles and responsibilities in federal grant management and how to be good stewards of their federal awards10/7/2022 9:05:00 AM" This free, self-guided training series is designed to provide federal grant recipients with the information needed to ensure the successful management of federal grants and cooperative agreements. The program was developed by CDC Foundation, in collaboration with CDC's Office of Grants Services and CSTLTS's Office of Island Affairs."
Page last reviewed: December 6, 2021