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April 2018

CDC Second Wednesday Webinar: What’s Law Got to Do with It?

April 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The next Second Wednesday Webinar is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., EDT, on Wednesday, April 11. DSLR will partner with the Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support for the second part of a three-part legal series titled “What’s Law Got to Do with It?” The April 11 webinar will explore the role of the Federal Drug Administration in supporting the emergency use of medical countermeasures (MCMs). This webinar will also feature a discussion of related legal…

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Webinar: Project Public Health Ready and PHAB Accreditation

April 11 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Join NACCHO’s Project Public Health Ready and Performance Improvement teams for a webinar on connecting quality improvement to your LHD’s preparedness program! Public Health Accreditation Board’s Standards and Measures are the nationally recognized criteria for state, local, tribal, and territorial health department accreditation. Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) is a criteria based training and recognition program for local health departments focused on all-hazards preparedness. The PPHR criteria are based in a continuous quality improvement model and are referenced in the…

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Webinar: CMS Preparedness Rules

April 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) USA Healthcare Caucus is excited to announce its second webinar in partnership with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the Emergency Preparedness Final Rule. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 1pm to 2pm, EST. Please join Caecilia (Cece) Blondiaux with the Quality, Safety & Oversight Group (QSOG) from CMS. Ms. Blondiaux will provide a recap and updates on the final rule.  Ms. Blondiaux will also highlight and…

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May 2018

Second Wednesday Webinar – Tribal Legal Preparedness

May 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

American Indian/Alaska Native tribal governments are sovereign entities with inherent authority to create laws and enact health regulations. Coupled with state and federal laws, tribal laws are essential for ensuring effective public health emergency preparedness and response on tribal lands. This webinar will explore the legal challenges of working on public health emergencies that impact tribes or cross tribal borders, as well as offer practical tips for addressing those challenges through cooperation with tribes. Target participants include state, local, tribal,…

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Learning from the Flint Water Crisis: Legal Implications and Community Public Health Impacts

May 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

This webinar is hosted by the Network for Public Health Law. In 2014, while under the control of a state-appointed emergency manager, the city of Flint, Michigan, switched from receiving finished water from the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department to treating its own water drawn from the Flint River. The switch was intended to decrease costs for the fiscally distressed city. Despite the corrosiveness of Flint River water, the city water department failed to treat the water with anticorrosion control…

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Western Wildfires: Keeping Communities from Polluted Air

May 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

A recording of this webinar is available HERE. Check out NACCHO's Climate Change website for more information. This webinar event will discuss the role that local health departments and jurisdictions play in preparing for and responding to wildfires and the health impacts of wildfire smoke. Local health department officials from California and Oregon will present a recap of the 2017 wildfires. Academic and federal researchers will review research gaps and current tools and resources available to local health departments. The…

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Legionella: Exploring National Guidance and Local Experiences

May 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Legionnaires' disease is a respiratory disease caused by Legionella bacteria, which can be found in the water systems of large buildings. In 2016, there were an estimated 6,100 cases of Legionnaires’ disease in the United States. NACCHO invites you to learn more about Legionella and the available resources and recommendations for protecting your community. Participants will hear from CDC subject matter experts with the National Center for Environmental Health and the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases about tools and resources…

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June 2018

NACCHO Radiation Readiness Twitter Chat

June 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

On Tuesday, June 5, from 2-3 p.m., ET, NACCHO will host a Radiation Readiness Twitter Chat to help raise awareness of radiation preparedness resources and information. The NACCHO Twitter handle (@NACCHOalerts) will be hosting the chat using #RadReady. The target audience for the Twitter chat is federal, state, and local health department representatives hoping to learn more about radiation preparedness and engage in conversation with their public health peers on radiation preparedness topics. All Twitter users are also are welcome…

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CDC Second Wednesday Webinar: Temperature Considerations for MCM Distribution

June 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

CDC will present its next Second Wednesday Webinar from 1-2 p.m., ET, on Wednesday, June 13. The CDC Division of State and Local Readiness (DSLR) will partner with the CDC Division of Strategic National Stockpile (DSNS) on “Temperature Considerations for Medical Countermeasures Distribution.” This presentation will include a discussion on DSNS’s responsibilities under the main federal regulations that govern cold chain management. DSNS will also share practical regulatory matters for state and local consideration when handling and redistributing temperature controlled…

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Hurricane Communications Webinar Tuesday, June 19

June 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, June 19, at 1 p.m., ET, to discuss the 2018 hurricane season, the health risks hurricanes bring, and communications options that responders and community leaders can use to mitigate those risks. Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/653987835 Or iPhone one-tap : US: +16699006833,,653987835#  or +16468769923,,653987835# Or Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 669 900…

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