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August 2019

Changing Internal Practices to Advance Health Equity

August 28, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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CDC EPIC Webinar: Overcoming Message Resistance

October 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

One of the great challenges in public health is overcoming message resistance. During public health emergencies, community leaders and emergency responders share advice with affected communities to help reduce harm or even save lives. People often receive and understand these messages but still don’t take the recommended actions. This webinar (1:00-2:00pm ET) from CDC’s Emergency Partners Information Connection (EPIC) draws upon communication science, behavioral science, and the experiences of emergency responders to share best practices for overcoming message resistance. REGISTER.

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November 2019

Legal Preparedness Webinar Series: Ebola and Beyond: Legal Preparedness for Outbreaks

November 21, 2019 @ 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 third webinar will examine challenges public health professionals and responders are facing during the Ebola response,…

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December 2019

Webinar: Medical Reserve Corps Preparedness and Response

December 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join FEMA Region II this December for a monthly preparedness webinar featuring speakers from local and national Medical Reserve Corps teams. Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a national network of volunteers including medical and public health professionals, organized locally to improve the health and safety of their communities in blue skies and disasters. We will hear from Betty Duggan of the New York City MRC to learn about their community efforts around pandemics likes the flu, as well as from…

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Webinar: Overview of Updated CERT Basic Curriculum

December 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join FEMA Tuesday, December 10 at 4:00 PM EST to learn more about the release of the updated Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Basic Curriculum. FEMA will share the reasons for the changes, highlight best practices, and share impacts of the updated train. Participants will learn how trainers can deliver the updated training and when to order materials. REGISTER.

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Webinar: Zoning Code and Comprehensive Plan Strategies for Climate Resilience

December 11, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Planning and zoning are important tools for communities to address climate vulnerabilities and build resilience. Land use, transportation, public health, the built environment, and more can be addressed through codes, ordinances, incentives, and other local government strategies. The Sustainable Development Code is a new, online tool that offers best practices for communities of all sizes to integrate environmental sustainability and climate resilience into zoning codes and comprehensive plans. Through 32 chapters on topics ranging from floodplain and river corridor land use to…

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