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  • Operation Lady Justice Federal Data Discussion and Listening Session7/27/2021 10:24:00 AMThe Presidential Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives, also known as Operation Lady Justice, is holding a Federal Data Discussion and Listening Session on Tuesday, July 27 from 11:00am to 6:00pm EDT via Webex. The purpose of this forum is to exchange insights about public health and public safety data related to missing or murdered indigenous persons, and discuss how to improve the collection, analysis, use and communication of this information.
  • Resource: Health Agency Profiles7/26/2021 9:48:00 AMCDC offers a collection of health agency profiles that provide information on how state, tribal, local, and territorial public health agencies are supporting their communities.
  • July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month7/21/2021 11:44:00 AMMinorities are less likely to receive diagnosis and treatment for their mental illness, have less access to mental health services, and often receive a poorer quality of mental healthcare. The Office of Minority Health offers resources to help support the mental health of minority communities.
  • Share Your Feedback on the Revised Core Compentencies for Public Health Professionals7/20/2021 10:38:00 AMCSTLTS is supporting the Public Health Foundation (PHF) and the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice in revising the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals. The Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice invites all members of the public health and population health community to share feedback on preliminary draft revisions to the Core Competencies. PHF is accepting feedback through July 31.
  • NEW Web Page: Supporting the Performance Improvement Workforce7/16/2021 2:05:00 PMCSTLTS, in collaboration with national nonprofit partners, supports a portfolio of workforce development activities focused on performance improvement in public health. Activities include trainings, conferences, learning communities, and programs designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of public health professionals.
  • NEW Field Notes: Partners in Arizona Help Prepare Future Workforce Through Model Internship Program7/14/2021 3:57:00 PMPartners at Pima County Health Department and University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health help develop the future public health workforce through a model internship program. The program, developed through their Academic Health Department partnership, prepares students for a career in public health while benefitting their community.
  • Resource: Public Health Data and Research Tools7/13/2021 1:28:00 PMPublic health data and research serve as the foundation to improve the health of people and communities. CDC's featured resources offer data, statistics, and evidence-based recommendations for state, tribal, local, and territorial public health professionals.
  • CDC Publications about US Territories and Freely Associated States7/8/2021 7:53:00 AMCSTLTS's Office of Island Affairs (OIA) maintains a collection of CDC-published and CDC-authored publications about the US territories and freely associated states. View the collection on the Public Health Professionals Gateway:
  • June Issue of Public Health Law News Now Available6/24/2021 1:54:00 PMHave you subscribed to Public Health Law News? This free monthly newsletter provides the latest on public health law and policy. June's issue highlights LGBTQ health, including the Biden Administration's actions to restore rights for transgender patients. Read and subscribe today!
  • Public Health Economics Tool: RabiesCon6/21/2021 10:02:00 AMCDC uses economics to identify, measure, value, and to compare the costs and consequences of various alternative health prevention strategies. One featured economic tool, RabiesEcon, estimates the epidemiologic burden of dog rabies and the potential epidemiologic and economic impact of a rabies vaccination program.
  • Resource: CDC Collaboration Guide for Pacific Island Cancer and Chronic Disease Programs6/16/2021 11:43:00 AMCDC's Collaboration Guide for Pacific Island Cancer and Chronic Disease Programs provides practical advice and tools for staff working in comprehensive cancer control (CCC) programs. For example, the guide offers advice on tracking progress and making the best use of existing expertise and resources when working with partners.
  • Stay Current on Health Alerts & Emergencies6/9/2021 12:58:00 PMStay informed about emerging public health issues by subscribing to CDC health and emergency alerts today.
  • Learn more about CSTLTS6/7/2021 8:57:00 AMCSTLTS improves community health outcomes by collaborating with health departments and other public health agencies to enhance capacity and performance.
  • CSTLTS News and Alerts6/3/2021 11:14:00 AMStay informed with the latest CSTLTS news and announcements by signing up for email updates.
  • New CDC Drug Overdose Website in Spanish6/1/2021 12:17:00 PMCDC launches its Drug Overdose website in Spanish. The new website in Spanish provides information about the basics of the opioid overdose epidemic and helpful materials and resources to raise awareness and help prevent drug overdoses. It also contains frequently asked questions, commonly used terms, and materials for patients, such as fact sheets, posters, infographics, and conversation starters.
  • Office of Island Affairs Resources5/26/2021 8:35:00 AMCDC works with US territories and freely associated states to address several critical public health topics, including chronic diseases, infectious disease outbreaks, and emergency preparedness and response. Visit our website for up-to-date information on these public health topics and resources.
  • May is Stroke Awareness Month5/24/2021 8:49:00 AMWhen it comes to a stroke, every minute counts. Stroke is a leading cause of serious long-term disability in the United States and around the world. The Stroke Communications Kit provides resources for health professionals to raise awareness about the basics of stroke, including signs and symptoms, the importance of a F.A.S.T. response during a stroke, and treatment.
  • Federal Funding Opportunities5/21/2021 10:38:00 AMThe federal government provides funding opportunities for state, tribal, local, and territorial health agencies. Get alerts about current and projected funding opportunities delivered right to your inbox.
  • May 19 is Hepatitis Testing Day5/19/2021 8:17:00 AMMay 19 is Hepatitis Testing Day! Millions of Americans are living with viral hepatitis. Many do not know that they are infected because the disease often has no symptoms. CDC offers tools and resources to help your community learn the ABCs of viral hepatitis and determine if they need to get tested and/or vaccinated.
  • Public Health Law Resources5/17/2021 9:47:00 AMCSTLTS's Public Health Law Program (PHLP) develops and shares free courses and other learning materials for public health law attorneys, practitioners, students, and others looking to expand their knowledge about how law relates to public health.
  • Fellowship Opportunity: White House Presidential Innovation Fellows5/13/2021 8:19:00 AMCDC has a new fellowship opportunity, The White House Presidential Innovation Fellows program. Fellows are based in Atlanta, GA and work with CDC to advise, consult, and advance innovation across digital health technologies, policies, and functionalities, including artificial intelligence, data and analytics. Apply through May 14.
  • May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month5/12/2021 7:59:00 AMDuring National Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Office of Minority Health - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and its partners will continue to support communities heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, promote vaccine confidence, and address the recent rise in racism, intolerance and violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
  • CSTLTS Employment Opportunity5/11/2021 11:38:00 AMEmployment Opportunity: CDC is hiring a Public Health Analyst (Policy). Submit your application by Friday, May 14, 2021 for consideration.
  • Register for the 2021 Public Health Improvement Training5/3/2021 11:59:00 AMThis year's Public Health Improvement Training is going virtual! Join CSTLTS and the National Network of Public Health Institutes for this one-of-a-kind training that offers learning and networking opportunities through a series of interactive skill-building sessions designed for different experience levels. Register today!
  • NEW Field Notes: Portsmouth Health Department Leverages Staff Resources with Agency Priorities 4/29/2021 8:14:00 AMAs participants of CDC's Strategic Scholars program, a team from Portsmouth Health Department developed a process to assess whether staff time and effort were aligned with the agency's goals and initiatives . Learn more in the latest Field Notes.
  • MMWR Report: COVID-19 Incidence and Mortality Among American Indian/Alaska Native and White Persons4/26/2021 8:14:00 AMAn analysis in Montana during March-November of 2020 found that rates of new COVID-19 cases and deaths were higher among American Indian/Alaska Native persons than among White persons. State-level surveillance can identify disparities among AI/AN or other minority communities to inform state and tribal COVID-19 vaccine allocation strategies and help communities implement culturally responsive public health measures that might help reduce infections and deaths in these communities.
  • MMWR Notes from the Field: COVID-19 Case Investigation and Contact Tracing Program - Spirit Lake Tribe4/22/2021 11:35:00 AMIn response to a rapid increase in new COVID-19 cases on the Spirit Lake Reservation, CDC assisted the Spirit Lake Tribe in building a tribally managed COVID-19 case investigation and contact tracing program. An MMWR report finds that the program, which was managed by the Tribe, successfully reached affected tribal members to support effective isolation, quarantine, and symptom monitoring, and helped with rapidly identifying cases and notifying contacts. This program might help inform similar public health programs in other tribes.
  • Data & Surveillance in US Territories and Freely Associated States4/20/2021 12:23:00 PMCDC is committed to working to improve public health outcomes of US territories and freely associated states. View data and surveillance related to health issues in these areas.
  • National Minority Health Month 20214/19/2021 12:32:00 PMJoin us this month as we observe National Minority Health Month with HHS Office of Minority Health and other partners and share how we can help communities get vaccine ready. Learn what role we play in raising vaccine confidence.
  • MMWR Report: Use of Stay-at-Home Orders and Mask Mandates to Control COVID-19 Transmission - Blackfeet Tribal Reservation4/15/2021 10:05:00 AMIn Fall 2020, the Blackfeet Tribal Reservation implemented and strictly enforced stay-at-home orders and required use of masks in public to limit spread of COVID-19. An MMWR report finds that these measures were associated with a 33-fold decrease in the rate of new COVID-19 cases. The findings of the report show that stay-at-home orders and mask requirements, coupled with ongoing case investigation and contract tracing, likely helped slow the spread of COVID-19.
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