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June 2019

NACCHO Webinar: Public Health’s Roles in Active Shooter Events

June 3 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

The NACCHO Surge Management Workgroup invites preparedness and response professionals from local health departments and their partners to attend “Public Health’s Roles in Active Shooter Events” a NACCHO-hosted webinar taking place on June 3, 2019 from 1:30-3:00pm ET. During this webinar, presenters will provide attendees with insights from their experiences in coordinating public health and medical support to mass shooting incidents. This webinar will explore public health functions throughout the phases of the emergency management cycle with presentations highlighting topics such…

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NACCHO Webinar: Including People with Disabilities in the MAPP Process

June 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

NACCHO and the National Center for Health, Physical Activity, and Disability (NCHPAD) will co-present on how to include people with disabilities in the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) strategic framework. Attendees will learn how to support disability inclusion efforts among their community health assessments and development of community health improvement plans. The webinar will take place on June 11th, 2019 from 2:00 PM EST – 3:00PM EST. Register for the webinar here.

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Webinar: Natural Disaster Preparedness and Recovery for Communities Served by Decentralized Wastewater Systems

June 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Please join EPA’s Decentralized Wastewater Program on June 19, 2019, from 1:00-3:00pm EDT for a webinar titled “Natural Disaster Preparedness and Recovery for Communities Served by Decentralized Wastewater Systems” sponsored by the EPA Decentralized Wastewater MOU Partnership. Speakers for this webinar include experts from the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), EPA officials in Puerto Rico, and a local official in coastal Connecticut. For more information, see the available flyer. REGISTER here.

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Webinar: Emergency Communication in Preparation for a Radiation Event

June 26 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

NACCHO, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Ventura County Public Health, invites preparedness and response professionals from local health departments and their partners to attend "Emergency Communication in Preparation for a Radiation Event." During this webinar, presenters will provide attendees with insight regarding CDC’s risk communication principles and CDC’s efforts to support local health departments in radiation preparedness. Furthermore, attendees will hear from Dr. Robert Levin of Ventura County Public Health on Ventura County’s…

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July 2019

2019 RITN Workshop Registration is Now Open!

July 30 - July 31

The Radiation Injury Treatment Network (RITN) will host its 6th biennial workshop titled – “Crisis in context: Minding the gaps in medical preparedness for a Rad/Nuke incident” in Arlington, VA, on July 30-31, 2019. The workshop materials are up on www.RITN.net and online registration is open! The Radiation Injury Treatment Network seeks to increase healthcare professionals’ understanding of and preparedness for the tremendous medical, environmental, and psychological consequence of a mass casualty radiological/nuclear incident. The 2019 RITN workshop will highlight…

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August 2019

Changing Internal Practices to Advance Health Equity

August 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Changing organizational practices to advance health equity is a difficult task. But through using the Human Impact Partners’ definition of health equity and theory of change, we can begin to minimize the barriers of change management. Hosted by the Region V Public Health Training Center at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, this webinar will feature Megan Gaydos, Project Director at Human Impact Partners, and will focus on methods that health departments can use to address power imbalances…

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Webinar: Mumps in U.S. Detention Facilities

August 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

NACCHO supports local health departments that are on the front lines of public health providing vaccination, responsible for disease surveillance, and prevention and control activities to reduce health risks of cases and outbreaks. Since September 2018, there have been over 800 mumps cases in adult migrants detained in US detention facilities, who are under U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody. Detention facilities should follow local or state health department guidance and recommendations for mumps outbreak management. Effective public health…

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September 2019

Webinar: Extreme Storms, Flooding, and Health Impacts

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

This webinar for environmental health professionals and the communities they serve will give an overview of the health impacts of extreme storms and flooding, including lung health impacts, and practical tips from local environmental health professionals. Speakers will share their personal experiences and lessons learned while serving communities that have experienced extreme storms and flooding. The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, September 24 from 1:00-2:00PM ET. Register here.

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Legal Preparedness Webinar Series: Rough Waters: Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery for Hurricanes and Floods

September 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Governors Association, and American Bar Association announced the launch of a four-part webinar series, "Preparedness and Response for Public Health Emergencies: Exploring the Role of Law," which will explore legal preparedness for public health emergencies. The series aims to provide a more in depth look into the common legal challenges posed by public health emergencies. Legal preparedness expert Gregory Sunshine (CDC) will moderate the first webinar focusing on the impacts of flooding…

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October 2019

Legal Preparedness Webinar Series: Emergency Management Assistance Compact: Legal Considerations in 90 Minutes

October 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Governors Association, and American Bar Association announced the launch of a four-part webinar series, "Preparedness and Response for Public Health Emergencies: Exploring the Role of Law," which will explore legal preparedness for public health emergencies. The series aims to provide a more in depth look into the common legal challenges posed by public health emergencies. The second webinar will be led by representatives from states participating in the Emergency Management Assistance Compact…

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