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  • Toolkit for Providing HIV Prevention Services to Transgender Women of Color10/27/2020 11:57:00 AMCDC's Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention recently released a new resource: Toolkit for Providing HIV Prevention Services to Transgender Women of Color. This guide provides technical assistance to help organizations support their HIV prevention services for transgender women of color.
  • New Report: Public Health in Indian Country Capacity Scan 10/22/2020 10:36:00 AMThe National Indian Health Board released the 2019 Public Health in Indian Country Capacity Scan (PHICCS) Report. The report includes information on the state of tribal public health infrastructure, governance, activities, services, workforce, needs and priorities.
  • Training: Health Literacy for Public Health Professionals10/20/2020 12:11:00 PMCDC TRAIN offers a free web-based training for health professionals about public health literacy and their role in providing health information and services. Continuing education credits are available. Learn more:
  • Revised 10 Essential Public Health Services Toolkit10/20/2020 9:55:00 AMThe 10 Essential Public Health Services framework describes activities public health systems should undertake to protect and promote the health of all people in all communities. The framework can be used to communicate goals for improving public health in communities. View the toolkit:
  • Public Health Webinar Series on Blood Disorders 10/15/2020 9:58:00 AMCDC's Division of Blood Disorders (DBD) is offering a Public Health Webinar Series on Blood Disorders. The purpose of this series is to provide evidence-based information on new research, interventions, emerging issues of interest in blood disorders, as well as innovative approaches in collaborations and partnerships.
  • October is Health Literacy Month10/13/2020 12:45:00 PMOctober is Health Literacy Month! This month highlights the importance of making health information easy for everyone to understand. Health professionals, community members, non-profit organizations, and academia work together at the state and local level to improve health literacy. Learn more about state health literacy activities:
  • Guidance for Hosting Flu Vaccine Clinics10/13/2020 10:05:00 AMUse CDC's guidance to assist with jurisdictional planning and implementation of satellite, temporary, or off-site vaccination clinics by public and private vaccination organizations. The guidance primarily focuses on clinical considerations for planning a vaccination clinic, including vaccine storage, handling, administration, and documentation.
  • Laboratory Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) Course 10/8/2020 4:03:00 PMTake the COOP Planning Course to learn about guidance and the tools necessary for the development of laboratory continuity plans. This basic-level eLearning course provides the purpose and components of a laboratory COOP plan. Topics covered include planning objectives and considerations that apply when developing a COOP plan, identifying factors to consider when selecting alternate work facilities, and maintenance cycle and revisions of a COOP plan.
  • Motor Vehicle Safety State Fact Sheets 10/8/2020 9:51:00 AMCDC released new state-based fact sheets on restraint use, which provide an overview of proven strategies to increase the use of car seats, booster seats, and seat belts. CDC encourages states to use the new state-based fact sheets to identify strategies to help people stay safe on the road.
  • New Toolkit: Screening and Follow-up for Unhealthy Alcohol Use: Quality Improvement Change Package for Health Plans10/6/2020 1:12:00 PMThe National Committee for Quality Assurance released the toolkit: "Screening and Follow-up for Unhealthy Alcohol Use: Quality Improvement Change Package for Health Plans." Learn more:
  • COVID-19 Science Updates10/6/2020 10:06:00 AMTo help inform CDC'sCOVID-19 Response, and help CDC staff stay up to date on the latest COVID-19 research, CDC created a series called COVID-19 Science Update. This series, the first of its kind for a CDC emergency response, provides brief summaries of new COVID-19-related studies on many topics, including epidemiology, clinical treatment and management, laboratory science, and modeling.
  • CDC COVID-19 Funding for Tribes9/29/2020 11:47:00 AMAmerican Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations are among the racial and ethnic minority groups at highest risk from COVID-19. Learn more about the more than $200 million CDC provided to address COVID-19 health disparities in Indian Country.
  • Strategic Skills Training Series: Introduction to Change Management 9/24/2020 3:04:00 PMPublic health crises require us to navigate change. Learn how to better communicate with people about change in this Introduction to Change Management course. Free CE.
  • Applications are open for the National Leadership Academy for the Public's Health9/17/2020 9:28:00 AMApplications are now open for the National Leadership Academy for the Public's Health (NLAPH)! CDC's Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support  provided support and partnership to the Public Health Institute's Center for Health Leadership and Practice to launch and maintain NLAPH, which is now in its 10th year. NLAPH helps teams of leaders from health, housing, education, transportation, and law enforcement build their capacity to transform their communities, improve health, and advance equity. Applications are due Friday, October 2. Visit the website for details about benefits, eligibility, and requirements.
  • Register for the 2020 Public Health Law Virtual Summit: COVID-19 Response and Recovery 9/15/2020 11:54:00 AMThe COVID-19 pandemic is challenging public health in many ways. State and local jurisdictions are navigating many emergency response issues to mitigate infection rates and loss of life. On September 16-17, join the Network for Public Health Law for a free two-day summit. Topics covered will include key law and policy issues surfaced by the pandemic and paths forward to effective and equitable response and recovery efforts.
  • Changing the Odds for Health During a Global Pandemic9/11/2020 12:29:00 PMJoin ASTHO and nationally recognized thought leader and strategic thinker, Dr. Anthony Iton for insight and inspiration about the intersection of public health and social justice, and the importance of equity-driven policy solutions in the COVID-19 response. Sessions are 45-minutes and open to public health professionals at the local, state, or federal levels.
  • New Emergency Preparedness Training: LEEP 9/10/2020 4:24:00 PMCDC's Law and Epidemic Emergency Preparedness (LEEP) training is a free, self-paced, e-learning course that helps improve understanding of the use of law during a large-scale communicable disease response. The training covers the legal underpinnings of emergency preparedness and response systems, what actions are authorized, and how to minimize legal barriers to an effective large-scale communicable disease response.
  • Virtual Launch Event for the Revised 10 Essential Public Health Services9/8/2020 11:18:00 AMDon't miss the reveal of the revised 10 Essential Public Health Services (EPHS) on September 9 at 3:00 pm (EDT). After 25 years, the 10 EPHS have been revised, and we invite you to join us for the virtual launch and live Q&A with the de Beaumont Foundation, Public Health National Center for Innovations, and public health experts from across the country. Register to attend this free event.
  • New CDC report shows American Indian and Alaska Native populations are disproportionately affected by COVID-199/1/2020 1:49:00 PMCDC released a new study that shows how COVID-19 is affecting American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN). CDC found that in 23 selected states, the rates of infection among AI/AN people were 3.5 times that of non-Hispanic white people.
  • Health Advisory: Hurricane Laura-Clinical Guidance for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning8/28/2020 8:21:00 AMCDC has released a health advisory, "Hurricane Laura-Clinical Guidance for Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning," reminding clinicians seeing patients from the areas affected by Hurricane Laura to maintain a high index of suspicion for CO poisoning. Other people who may be exposed to the same CO source may need to be identified and assessed.
  • Celebrating 25 Years and Launching the Revised 10 Essential Public Health Services8/27/2020 3:01:00 PMMark your calendars for September 9 at 3:00 pm (EDT), when the revised 10 Essential Public Health Services are revealed. During the virtual event, the de Beaumont Foundation, Public Health National Center for Innovations, and Task Force members will answer live questions. Register today and be among the first to hear about the changes and adoption process.
  • August Is National Immunization Awareness Month8/25/2020 12:18:00 PMNational Immunization Month is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. Use these resources to help you communicate with healthcare professionals, parents, and patients about immunization.
  • 9th Annual Native Harm Reduction Summit (Now Virtual)8/21/2020 12:01:00 PMPlan on attending the 9th Annual Native Harm Reduction Virtual Summit, scheduled for September 22-24, 2020! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Summit will take place on a virtual platform. The National Indian Health Board and Summit planning committee are excited to present "Sharing Our Knowledge and Healing Together: Addressing Substance Use, Harm Reduction, HIV, Viral Hepatitis, TB, STIs, and Overdose." This free event provides an opportunity for professionals to focus on the intersectionality of health equity and social justice related to these topics in tribal, urban Indian, and rural communities.
  • Healthy People 2030 Launch Webcast Today8/18/2020 11:50:00 AMOn August 18 at 1:00 pm (EDT), the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will unveil the latest edition of Healthy People! Healthy People 2030 is a set of science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving health and well-being in the United States. During the webcast, HHS will highlight the new Healthy People 2030 goals and objectives and provide an overview of the development process. The webcast will also feature guest speakers from HHS who will discuss Healthy People 2030 data, social determinants of health, health equity, and more.
  • COVID-19 Sample Training Plans for Contact Tracers, Case Investigators, and Supervisors8/18/2020 10:13:00 AMDo you need to create contact tracing training? CDC offers sample training plans for contact tracers, case investigators, and supervisors that you can adapt. These sample training plans include training topics that may be helpful for state and local public health jurisdictions to consider when designing their own training plans for COVID-19. Suggested training formats are provided, as well as information about sample existing trainings and resources.
  • Webinar: Using Public Health Policy to Reduce the Morbidity, Mortality & Incidence of HIV, Viral Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases & Tuberculosis8/14/2020 8:39:00 AMRegistration is now open for the Using Public Health Policy to Reduce the Morbidity, Mortality & Incidence of HIV, Viral Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases & Tuberculosis webinar! On August 17 at 2:00 pm (EDT), presenters will share two featured articles from a special issue of Public Health Reports promoting policy research, creation, and implementation as key to addressing complex, multisectoral factors that influence the population-level morbidity, mortality, and health disparities of HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases and tuberculosis.
  • COVID-19 Trainings Available Through TRAIN Learning Network8/13/2020 8:41:00 AMIs your health department training staff or volunteers to conduct contact tracing? COVID-19 contact tracing training is now available through the TRAIN learning network. The Public Health Foundation can help create a customized curriculum in TRAIN at no cost.
  • CDC and CMS Launch Initiative Encouraging Counseling Patients Waiting for COVID-19 Test Results8/11/2020 10:24:00 AMCDC and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are jointly launching a new initiative that encourages counseling patients being tested for COVID-19 about the importance of isolation, quarantine, and contact tracing to slow the spread of the virus. Swiftly isolating or quarantining - while waiting for test results - is critical to keeping families and communities safe, especially given people with and without symptoms can spread the virus. As part of this effort, Medicare and Medicaid will now reimburse providers for counseling patients on taking these key prevention strategies. Resources are available to share with healthcare providers and patients in your community.
  • Advancing the Response to COVID-19: Sharing Promising Programs and Practices for Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities 8/6/2020 2:23:00 PMOn September 17, the HHS Office of Minority Health will be hosting a virtual symposium, Advancing the Response to COVID-19: Sharing Promising Programs and Practices for Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities. The virtual symposium will feature presentations and strategies developed for public health leaders and community organizations confronting the pandemic. It also aims to support and disseminate promising practices, programs and strategies for combating COVID-19, especially in communities of color.
  • School Decision-Making Tool for Parents, Caregivers, and Guardians8/4/2020 9:47:00 AMSchools play an important role in students' educational achievement, health, and wellbeing. Working with local health officials and with parents and caregivers, schools also have an important role in slowing the spread of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) while protecting students, teachers, and staff and helping ensure students have safe and healthy learning environments. This tool is designed to parents, caregivers, and guardians weigh the risks and benefits of available educational options to help them make decisions about sending their child back to school.
Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019