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From:
05/22/08 3:57 AM
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05/29/08 3:57 AM
Webcast: Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Implementing QI
online
From:
07/03/08 1:00 PM
To:
07/03/08 2:30 PM

Please note that the following webcast has already taken place, and you can watch the free archived recording online.

July 3, 2008 at 1:00 PM EDT, 12:00 PM CDT, 11:00 AM MDT, 10:00 AM PDT 

The goal of the webcast is to provide guidance on how to move from learning about quality improvement concepts to implementing quality improvement processes in local health departments (LHDs).

Speakers:

  • Terry Brandenburg, West Allis Health Department, WI
  • Jim Butler, Jim Butler & Associates
  • Theresa Green, Berrien County Health Department, MI
  • Bill Riley, University of Minnesota School of Public Health
  • Judy Voss, Olmsted County Public Health Services, MN
43rd Graduate Summer Session in Epidemiology
Ann Arbor, MI
From:
07/06/08 12:53 PM
To:
07/25/08 12:53 PM

The University of Michigan’s School of Public Health presents one- and three-week courses for public health professionals interested in health research, including Fundamentals of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Intermediate Methods, Infectious Diseases, Applied Public Health Practice, Molecular Epidemiology of Cancer, Clinical Trials, SAS, Logistic Model, Linear Regression, Survival Analysis, Causal Inference, Behavioral Change, Social Epidemiology, Longitudinal Studies, Global Health, Pharmacoepidemiology, Surveillance, Psychiatric Disorders, Multi-Level Analysis in Public Health, Scientific Writing, Geographic Information Systems, Health Policy, Women's Health, Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology, Meta-Analysis, Community-Based Research. Distance learning courses and CME credit are also available. For application and information, visit www.sph.umich.edu/epid/GSS

No Wrong Door
Webinar
From:
09/03/08 2:00 PM
To:
09/03/08 3:30 PM

This webinar will provide state and local health departments and advocates with best practices for integrating mental health, public health, and primary care to assure patients receive appropriate services regardless of entry point into the health care system.  Speakers include Barbara Mauer, Managing Consultant with MCPP Consulting, Commissioner Virginia Trotter Betts, Tennessee Department of Health, and Lougene Marsh, Director and Health Officer of Flint Hills Community Health Center and Lyon County (KS) Health Department.

Audio Call-in #: 1-877-861-5837

Conference Number: 60489757

URL:  https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/meetingconnect/join?id=NZ6KW8&role=attend&pw=xh4m[*C

Online Attendee Entry Code: xh4m[*C

Online Meeting ID: NZ6KW8

Please note: the audio is available only via phone. You must both call and log in to hear and see the webcast. 

ASTHO-NACCHO 2008 Joint Conference
Sacramento, CA
From:
09/09/08 12:00 PM
To:
09/12/08 12:00 PM

 

ASTHO-NACCHO Together Again!

Make plans now to join the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) for the year’s largest gathering of state and local public health officials! Experience this premier opportunity to connect and exchange ideas with 1,300 public health leaders from across the country. 

"Becoming the Healthiest Nation in a Healthier World" is the thought-provoking and action-oriented theme of the ASTHO-NACCHO 2008 Joint Conference. The conference will serve as a vital and central venue for state and local health officials and their public health partners to examine strategies, share ideas, and plan actions needed to develop and implement an integrated framework for governmental public health designed to help the United States become the healthiest nation in a healthier world. 

For more information, please visit www.naccho.org/events/asthonaccho2008.

HHS Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise Stakeholders Workshop 2008
Arlington, VA
From:
09/24/08 8:00 AM
To:
09/26/08 5:00 PM

For more information, visit http://www.hhs.gov/aspr/barda

HIA Americas Workshop
San Francisco, CA
From:
09/24/08 9:00 AM
To:
09/26/08 5:00 PM

For more information, visit www.habitatcorp.com/whats_new/conference.html.

 

National Public Health Information Coalition Conference
San Antonio, TX
From:
10/05/08 9:00 AM
To:
10/08/08 5:00 PM

For more information, visit www.nphic.org/conference2008.aspx.

 

2008 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting
San Diego, CA
From:
10/25/08 1:00 AM
To:
10/29/08 11:59 PM

Learn from the experts in the field, hear about cutting edge research and exceptional best practices, discover the latest public health products and services, and share your public health experience with your peers. The world of public health is in continual motion, and there is no better time to stay abreast of the research and learn about emerging issues.

View NACCHO Activities at APHA 2008.

 

Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) Workshop
San Diego Convention Center, Room 31C
From:
10/29/08 8:30 AM
To:
10/29/08 4:00 PM

The MAPP Workshop will provide an interactive forum for learning about the Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) process. Participants will learn why MAPP advances public health practice through community organizing, strategic planning, and systems change. Through table top exercises and group discussion, participants will gain an understanding of the competencies and skills, such as facilitation, dialogue, and partnership building, which are essential to successful MAPP implementation. The workshop will also address common challenges and strategies for overcoming obstacles often experienced by MAPP communities. Potential, new, and experienced MAPP users are encouraged to attend this workshop. For registration information, visit: www.naccho.org/topics/infrastructure/mapp/mappevents.cfm.

10th Annual Technologies for Critical Incident Preparedness Conference and Exposition
Chicago, IL
From:
10/29/08 9:00 AM
To:
10/31/08 5:00 PM

For more information, visit www.ctc.org.

 

8th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico
From:
01/22/09 9:00 AM
To:
01/24/09 5:00 PM

The New Partners for Smart Growth Conference is the premier event for those interested in sharing experiences and insights and valuable tools and strategies to encourage smart growth implementation. The 2009 conference will draw a multidisciplinary audience of local elected officials, city and county staff, planners, transportation professionals, and all others committed to building safer, healthier, and more livable communities. Click here to learn more about Community Design principles.

Webcast: Strategic Planning for Adolescent HIV/STI Prevention
From:
03/05/09 2:30 PM
To:
03/05/09 4:00 PM

This 90-minute webcast will provide participants with an overview of basic strategic planning principles and how these can be applied to adolescent HIV/STI prevention. Staff from two local health departments will discuss their processes to develop a strategic plan for adolescent HIV/STI prevention including who was involved and what came out of the process, as well as best practices, challenges, and lessons learned.

Click here to register for this webcast.

Peak Oil and Health
Baltimore, MD
From:
03/12/09 8:30 AM
To:
03/12/09 4:30 PM

This conference will address the linkages between peak oil, climate change, our built environment, and the public''s health.  Special focus will be paid to identifying the consequences as well as envisioning solutions and building resistance to what will be a great threat to public health.  Featured speakers include Congressman Roscoe Bartlett of Maryland and Howard Frumkin, MD, MPH, DrPH, Director of CDC''s National Center for Environmental Health. 

To view a detailed conference agenda and for further information, please visit: www.jhsph.edu/preparedness.

Free, online registration is available at: http:distance.jhsph.edu/trams/index.cfm?event=training.catalogDisplay&trainingID=29

 

 

LHD Trailblazers: Building on Assessments for QI Webcast
From:
04/17/09 2:00 PM
To:
04/17/09 3:30 PM
NACCHO is pleased to announce the tenth webcast in a series on accreditation preparation and quality improvement (QI) entitled LHD Trailblazers: Building on Assessments for QI. This 90-minute webcast will showcase QI initiatives from local health departments (LHDs) in Wisconsin and Ohio. These states used the results of a self-assessment to initiate QI and to prepare for accreditation as part of statewide performance improvement.  Register today!
First Statewide Environmental Justice Conference
Harrisburg, PA
From:
04/26/09 8:00 AM
To:
04/28/09 5:00 PM

What Is Environmental Justice (EJ)?

EJ is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.

Who Should Attend This Conference?

  • Residents of Environmental Justice Communities
  • Grass Roots and Community Organizations in or serving residents of environmental justice communities
  • Government officials at the federal, state, county, city, and township levels who are interested in learning more about environmental justice
  • Members of non-governmental agencies, academia, public health, and private sector

For more information, visit www.depweb.state.pa.us/environadvocate.

HHS PlanFirst Webcast on Pandemic Influenza
From:
04/29/09 2:00 PM
To:
04/29/09 3:00 PM

HHS PlanFirst Webcast on Pandemic Influenza – Accomplishments and Challenges in State Planning

Wednesday, April 29, 2:00 P.M. EDT

To learn more about State-based public health pandemic planning accomplishments and efforts to overcome current challenges, you will hear from:

  • Toby Merlin, MD, Deputy Director, Influenza Coordination Unit, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
  • Cathy Slemp, MD, MPH, Director, Center for Threat Preparedness, West Virginia Bureau of Public Health
  • Michael J. Primeau, Deputy Director, Public Health Emergency Preparedness, New York State Department of Health

www.pandemicflu.gov/news/panflu_webinar.html

Registration is not required.

Webinar: What Is Public Health Informatics and What Can It Do for My Local Health Department
From:
04/30/09 12:00 PM
To:
04/30/09 1:30 PM

Meeting Description
Informatics is more than just a new computer system!

This is a chance to learn more about the field of public health informatics and how it can help your local health department. Two experts in the field will present real-world scenarios and examples of what others have done to bring local public health into the twenty-first century.

Who Should Dial in
Health officers and administrators of local health departments who have heard about public health informatics and health information exchange but would like to find out more.

Speakers
Dr. Art Davidson (Denver Public Health) and Dr. Anna Orlova (Public Health Data Standards Consortium).


This webinar has been archived, and it can be accessed here.

Association of Public Health Laboratories Annual Meeting
Anchorage, Alaska
From:
05/05/09 8:00 AM
To:
05/08/09 5:00 PM

 The 2009 Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) Annual Meeting brings together laboratory scientists, governmental officials, corporate representatives, and other for four days of intensive sessions on public health laboratory science, practice, and policy. To learn more, please APHL Web site.

AACRI 6th Annual Roundtable Conference 2009
Washington, DC
From:
05/05/09 8:30 AM
To:
05/05/09 5:00 PM

Association of Americans for Civic Responsibility
6th Annual Roundtable Conference 2009
Perspectives on Institutional and Individual Civic Responsibility During Crisis and Disaster – The Looming Pandemic Threat

Tuesday, May 5, 2009
The Maxwell School, Syracuse University
Paul Greenberg House, 2301 Calvert Street, NW
Washington, DC

For more information or to register, please go to www.aacri.org.

 

 

 

All That Jazz: Harmonizing Health Education Practice and Research to Advance Health Equity
New Orleans, LA
From:
05/06/09 8:00 AM
To:
05/09/09 5:00 PM

Join us in the jazz-infused city of New Orleans as SOPHE convenes its 2009 Midyear  Scientific Conference to share scientific discovery, encourage dialogue, stimulate exploration, and promote new skills among health education researchers, practitioners, and students. All That Jazz: Harmonizing Health Education Practice and Research to Advance Health Equity will feature attention to the core elements of the field by focusing on innovative approaches in health policy and advocacy; best practices and opportunities in  partnerships and collaboration; physical and social determinants of health within the concept of healthy neighborhoods; exploration of mental health promotion and psychology of place; and improvements in best practices by incorporating translational science and systems approaches. 

Radiation Injury Treatment Network (RITN) Educational Conference
Bethesda, MD
From:
05/18/09 7:00 AM
To:
05/18/09 5:15 PM

Please consider attending the upcoming, one-day Radiation Injury Treatment Network (RITN) Educational Conference, "Nuclear Terrorism: Preparedness and Response for Hematology/Oncology Centers."  The conference will take place on Monday, May 18, 2009, at the Bethesda Marriott in Bethesda, Maryland. 

The registration site can be accessed at www.ritn.net.

This conference has been designed as an educational program for RITN's core constituency (healthcare providers in member Hematology/Oncology Centers), but the topics addressed will be of general interest to all healthcare personnel who would be involved in the response to an act of nuclear terrorism (i.e., everyone).  The morning will be devoted to didactic lectures by nationally recognized speakers on the following topics: 

  • Threat Scenario Overview;
  • National Disaster Medical System;
  • Medical Response Expectations 10/100/1000 Miles from Ground Zero;
  • Altered Standards of Medical Care Overview; and
  • National Marrow Donor Program Planning and Data Collection.

In the afternoon, conference attendees will rotate through one-hour breakout sessions on the topics of implementing altered standards of care, the logistical challenges of providing care after a nuclear incident, and the medical management of victims in a mass casualty incident producing marrow-toxic injuries. 

This educational activity has been designated for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CME credits.

12 Week Environment and Training Program
New Brunswick, NJ
From:
06/08/09 9:00 AM
To:
08/24/09 12:08 PM

Environmental and Public Health (EPH) – a 7-week course followed by a 200-house field training internship, provides the expertise and experience you need and helps to prepare you for the state licensing exam.

Contact:
Matt Lukoff
Marketing Associate
Rutgers NJAES
Office of Continuing Professional Education
102 Ryders Lane
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone: (732) 932-9271, ext. 620
Fax: (732) 932-1187
E-Mail: lukoff@njaes.rutgers.edu

Web Sites:
http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu
http://www.golfturf.rutgers.edu

AEA/CDC Summer Evaluation Training Institute
Atlanta, GA
From:
06/14/09 2:03 PM
To:
06/17/09 2:03 PM

The American Evaluation Association (AEA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) welcomes evaluators or others who wish to learn more about evaluation to the 2009 Summer Evaluation Training Institute.  This year's event will be held in Atlanta, GA, from June 14, 2009, to June 17, 2009.  For additional information, please visit the following Web site:  http://www.eval.org/SummerInstitute09/default.asp.

LaMarcus Bolton
Technology Director, American Evaluation Association
Landmail:
AEA
16 Sconticut Neck Road
#290
Fairhaven, MA 02719
Phone:  (508) 748-3326
Fax: (508) 232-2275
On the Web: www.eval.org
E-Mail: marcus@eval.org

 

 

Emergency Care Partnership Program Conference
Arlington, VA
From:
06/15/09 8:30 AM
To:
06/16/09 12:30 PM

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Healthcare Facilities (ASPR)
Emergency Care Partnership Program Conference
Crystal City Sheraton in Arlington, VA

The HHS Coalition Partnership Conference on Emergency Care brings together grant
award winners from California, Rhode Island, Indiana, and the District of Columbia.
Each grant recipient will present details of how they have used their 5 million dollar
grant award, over the past 18 months, to foster their multidisciplinary Coalition’s
emergency preparedness. Large and small group presentations will share practical
solutions on issues that communities throughout the United States are facing.
Attendees will be given sample tools that have been developed by each
Partnership to take home for use in their communities.

To register for this conference, please click here.

For more information about this conference, please click here.

National Conference on Childhood Obesity
Washington, DC
From:
06/18/09 8:00 AM
To:
06/19/09 5:30 PM

Register online at http://www.cancerproject.org.

Call the Event Hotline at (202) 527-7310 or e-mail events@cancerproject.org.

Discounted room rate reservations are available through the Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel under the event room block.  Book your discounted room online at: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/NatlChildhoodObesityConference. You may also call (800) 468-3571 and ask for "National Childhood Obesity Conference" room block rate.

National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) Annual Education Conference and Exhibition
Atlanta, Georgia
From:
06/21/09 8:00 AM
To:
06/24/09 5:00 PM

With over 200 speakers and 170 education sessions covering a broad range of environmental health topics and issues, the National Environmental Health Association's (NEHA) 73rd Annual Education Conference and Exhibition, will provide professionals with education, training, and skill development opportunities. Please visit NEHA conference Web site for more information.

National Environmental Health Association’s (NEHA) 73rd Annual Education Conference and Exhibition
Atlanta, Georgia
From:
06/21/09 8:00 AM
To:
06/24/09 5:00 PM

With over 200 speakers and 170 education sessions covering a broad range of environmental health topics and issues, NEHA's Annual Education Conference and Exhibition will provide professionals with education, training, and skill development opportunities. For more information, please visit NEHA conference Web site.

2010 APHA Public Health Fellowship in Government Application
From:
06/22/09 5:00 PM
To:
05/22/09 5:00 PM

The 2010 American Public Health Association (APHA) Public Health Fellowship in Government  is now accepting applications.  Being the third year that this fellowship is offered, candidates will have strong public health credentials and wish to spend one year in Washington, DC, working in a congressional office.  The fellowship period begins in January 2010 and will continue through December 2010. 

The fellowship is designed to provide a unique public policy learning experience, to demonstrate the value of science-government interaction, and to make practical contributions to enhancing public health science and practical knowledge in government.

Applications and additional information are available at http://www.apha.org/advocacy/fellowship/

The application, including CV and three letters of recommendation, are due to APHA by June 22, 2009.

Learning from Leaders: A Local Health Department Prepares for Accreditation
Webcast
From:
06/25/09 3:30 PM
To:
06/25/09 4:30 PM

Don't miss your chance to join the upcoming NACCHO webcast, entitled Learning from Leaders: A Local Health Department Prepares for Accreditation, on Thursday, June 25, 2009, from 3:30 P.M.-4:30 P.M. E.D.T. (2:30 P.M.-3:30 P.M. C.D.T. / 1:30 P.M.-2:30 P.M. M.D.T. / 12:30 P.M.-1:30 P.M. P.D.T.). This 60-minute webcast will feature Tulsa City-County Health Department's (THD) experience following the steps of Missouri's state accreditation program for local health departments. THD's leadership and lessons learned provide an example of what preparing for national accreditation may entail.

Community Forum on Rural Health
Reserve, LA
From:
07/20/09 11:30 AM
To:
07/20/09 1:00 PM

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grantees and partners are invited to a community forum on rural health with United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack in St. John's Parish, Louisiana, on July 20, 2009. Secretary Vilsack will be joined by Human and Health Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki as he leads the Obama Administration's Rural Tour, which is an opportunity to discuss the efforts by the Administration to rebuild and revitalize rural America.

At each stop on the Rural Tour, Secretary Vilsack has been listening to local residents talk about how USDA can assist them and discussing solutions to the challenges facing their communities. 

So please bring your thoughts, ideas, and questions. Your input and participation would be greatly appreciated.

Location:

Army National Guard Readiness Center
4120 West Airline
Reserve, LA

There is no ticket or RSVP needed for this event.  If you have any questions, you may e-mail rural@hrsa.gov or call us at (877) 85-RURAL; (877) 85-78725.

Be sure to check out our Web site, www.ruraltour.gov, and share your thoughts and ideas about the tour and rural America.

2009 Disparities Conference-Health Equity: Through the Cancer Lens
Las Vegas, NV
From:
07/28/09 3:36 PM
To:
07/29/09 3:37 PM

The American Cancer Society presents 2009 Disparities Conference Health Equity: Through the Cancer Lens
July 28–29
Mandalay Bay Hotel
Las Vegas, NV
www.thecancerlens.org

This year we move beyond description to action.  Our conference begins with a combined general plenary session, in which we will present consensus recommendations on cancer disparities in underserved populations as part of our collaboration with the National Medical Association (NMA).  From there, we will combine research, practice, academia, and community efforts to focus on best practices from an advocacy, community intervention, and community perspective.

Carolina Casares, MD, MPH
Program Director, Office of Health Disparities
American Cancer Society
250 Williams Street, 6C-436
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 329-7955 (O); (404) 431-2651 (C)

 

NACCHO Annual 2009
Orlando, FL
From:
07/29/09 12:00 PM
To:
07/31/09 5:00 PM

Over 850 local health officials and their public health partners converged on Orlando, FL, for the NACCHO Annual 2009 Conference at the beautiful Rosen Shingle Creek Resort. Under the conference theme, The New Public Health – Working Across Sectors to Leverage Investment in Communities, the program featured exciting general, sharing, and networking sessions; one-of-a-kind special events and receptions; and cutting-edge exhibits and innovative poster sessions. 

For more information about NACCHO Annual 2009, please visit www.naccho.org/events/nacchoannual2009/.

Post-Conference Workshop
Orlando, FL
From:
07/31/09 1:30 PM
To:
07/31/09 3:00 PM

Pre-register Now at http://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?eventid=687718.
Fee is $30.

Learn what Web 2.0 is and how local government agencies and public health entities are using its tools to connect with a growing online audience share. Recent studies suggest that social media is spreading quickly in all demographic groups and may be an effective way for local government to connect with citizens. Attend this session to discover the policy implications of web 2.0, how to talk to your IT staff or consultants about it, and explore methods of tracking outcomes. You will also hear lessons learned from LHDs and others who have already ventured into this new frontier.

Target Audience: Local public health practitioners

Session Material: Communication Tools

CIDER Summit
Burlingame, CA
From:
08/03/09 9:00 AM
To:
08/04/09 9:00 AM

The Summit

The CIDER Summit 2009 will be a 2-day educational conference co-sponsored by the California Association of Communicable Disease Controllers, California Department of Public Health, and University of California, San Francisco, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Division of Preventive Medicine and Public Health.

The CIDER Summit 2009 will highlight (1) the advances in the epidemiology and control of emerging infectious diseases; (2) the recognition, investigation, and response to recent large foodborne outbreaks; (3) the state of electronic disease reporting and surveillance in California; (4) updates on pediatric and adult immunization practices; (6) selected updates in the prevention and control of high priority infectious diseases; and (7) the science behind the legal reporting of healthcare-associated infections.

To visit 2009 CIDER Summit Web page, click here.
For the Tentative Agenda Topics, please click here.
For the save the date postcard, please click here.


Post Conference Trainings

Field Epidemiology Training

Instructor: Tomás Aragón, MD, DrPH, Director and Medical Epidemiologist, Center for Infectious Diseases & Emergency Readiness, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Course Description: CIDER will be hosting a post-conference training entitled Field Epidemiology August 5–7, 2009, following the 2-day conference. This intensive course will cover the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to conduct an epidemiologic field investigation.

Dates of Instruction: August 5–7, 2009 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Location: CIDER, 1918 University Ave., 4th Fl. (at Martin Luther King, Jr. Way), Berkeley, CA 94704

Cost: $395

For more information please click here.
For a tentative syllabus please click here.


Introduction to R

Instructor: Tomás Aragón, MD, DrPH, Director and Medical Epidemiologist, Center for Infectious Diseases & Emergency Readiness, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Course Description: This training will introduce students to R, an open source program for statistical computing and graphics, in a 2-day intensive program emphasizing basic analysis and interpretation.

Dates of Instruction: August 19–20, 2009 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Location: UC Berkeley Campus in Room 212 Wheeler
Cost: $250

For more information please click here.
How to Register: To register please click here or visit www.regonline.com/2009CIDER.
For More Info: Call (510) 643-4939, e-mail idready@berkeley.edu, or visit http://www.idready.org/CIDERSummit2009.html.

Accreditation: The 4-1-1 on What LHDs Need to Know
From:
08/07/09 2:30 PM
To:
08/07/09 4:00 PM
NACCHO is pleased to announce the twelfth webcast in a series on accreditation preparation and quality improvement (QI). This 90-minute webcast will share the revised, draft Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) voluntary national accreditation standards, measures, and documentation guidance with local health departments (LHDs) in order to highlight revisions and to discuss the Beta Test.

Register for this free webcast today! Registration is limited and is available on a first come basis. If you are unable to participate but would like to view the webcast, it will be recorded and posted online.

18th Annual Summer Institute for Public Health Practice
Seattle, WA
From:
08/10/09 8:42 AM
To:
08/14/09 8:43 AM

Join us for the 18th annual Summer Institute August 10–14, 2009, at the William H. Gates Hall on the University of Washington Campus.  Learn what's current in public health practice including emergency preparedness, leadership, management, and new ways to integrate skills that are practical and provide dual use that address both emergent and everyday issues.  You'll hear from leading experts in the field on cross-cutting issues and receive practical, case-based training from our nationally renowned faculty.  Network with colleagues across the nation and learn what others are doing to impact public health in their communities.

Courses include:

  • Basic Epidemiology;
  • Intermediate Epidemiology;
  • Health Communication;
  • Implementing Program Planning and Evaluation; and
  • Tools of the Trade:  Practical Skills for Managers

Application deadline: July 20, 2009
Contact:  Trudy San Jose White
Phone: (206) 685-2931
E-Mail: sanjose@u.washington.edu
Web Site: http://www.nwcphp.org/si

 

PHIN Conference
From:
08/30/09 12:00 AM
To:
09/03/09 11:59 PM

The seventh annual Public Health Information Network (PHIN) Conference will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, Aug. 30–Sept. 3, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta.

The theme this year is Informatics: Investment for the Future, and we hope you'll join us as the best of the informatics community meets in one place to invest in the future of PHIN and the world of informatics. The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) will co-sponsor this event.

This year’s conference will feature workgroups/ancillary meetings, informatics workshops/tutorials, and many opportunities for networking with informatics colleagues from the local, state, national, and international levels. You can also provide input to CDC on how to implement the PHIN initiative in the context of the larger national Health IT Initiative.

The conference planning included participation from NACCHO, NAHDO, ASTHO, CSTE, APHL, NAPHSIS, JPHIT, and NAPHIT, state and local health department partners, and internal subject matter experts in the National Center for Public Health Informatics.

For more information on PHIN, visit CDC's Web site at www.cdc.gov/phin

NIHB Annual Consumer Conference
Washington, DC
From:
09/14/09 12:00 AM
To:
09/18/09 11:59 PM
The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) is pleased to be working with the Nashville Area Tribes through the United South and Eastern Tribes in hosting the 26th Annual Consumer Conference in Washington, DC. The conference will include keynote speakers, plenary sessions, breakout seminars, and workshops addressing critical healthcare issues facing Indian Country. Registration information and the preliminary conference agenda are available online.
Promoting Environmental and Policy Change to Support Healthy Aging
Chapel Hill, NC
From:
09/15/09 7:30 AM
To:
09/16/09 3:00 PM

2009 conference registration is now open!

Early registration rate:  $324 for both days (Available only through July 24.)
Student rate:  $150 for both days
Scholarships are available!
Group and single day rates available.
Register at http://prc-hanconferences.com/

Bev Holt, MEd
Director of Marketing
UNC Institute for Public Health
UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
bjholt@email.unc.edu

MLC Open Forum Meeting
Chicago, IL
From:
09/16/09 12:00 AM
To:
09/18/09 11:59 PM
The Multi-State Learning Collaborative (MLC): Lead States in Public Health QI project will host its annual Open Forum Meeting in Chicago, IL. Grantees, national partners, and invited representatives from across the nation will convene to share and learn about public health QI and national voluntary accreditation of public health departments.  Meeting attendees will benefit from updates about the development of the national accreditation program for state and local health departments, presentations regarding the advancement of QI in public health, QI-related training, discussions on current events affecting public health including H1N1, and time to network and dialogue with peers. Visit the MLC Web site for more information.
YCS Institute for Infant and Preschool Mental Health 7th Annual Conference
Eatontown, NJ
From:
10/01/09 9:37 AM
To:
09/01/09 9:37 AM

Maternal Depression and Infant Mental Health
with Roseanne Clark, Ph.D.
Director, Parent-Infant and Early Childhood Clinic
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Thursday, October 1, 2009
8 A.M.-4:15 P.M.
The Eatontown Sheraton Hotel

For More Information:
YCS Institute for Infant and Preschool Mental Health
60 Evergreen Place, 10th Floor
East Orange, NJ 07018
(973) 395-5500
institute@ycs.org

 

2009 National Forum on Contaminants in Fish
Portland, OR
From:
11/02/09 9:49 AM
To:
11/05/09 9:49 AM

Join your colleagues in Portland, OR, November 2–5, 2009 to learn about the latest issues regarding chemical contaminants in fish at the 2009 National Forum on Contaminants in Fish.

Date: Monday, Nov. 2 through Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009
Location: The Governor Hotel, 614 SW 11th Avenue, Portland, OR
Registration: To register for the Fish Forum, go to the 2009 Fish Forum site:
http://www.epa.gov/waterscience/fish/forum/2009

The 2009 Forum is sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and co-hosted by the Oregon Department of Human Services.

Mastering Social Media and Interactive Technology to Improve Public Health Outcomes. A Practical Guide.
APHA's 137th Annual Meeting
From:
11/07/09 9:00 AM
To:
11/07/09 5:00 PM

Public health professionals interested in learning how to use social media as an important tool in prevention, promotion, and protection are invited to sign up now for "Mastering Social Media and Interactive Technology to Improve Public Health Outcomes. A Practical Guide," a full-day Learning Institute held on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, at APHA's 137th Annual Meeting. 

Registration is now open at http://www.apha.org/meetings/.

To learn more about this learning institute, please visit http://www.centerforsocialmarketing.com/upcoming-sessions or e-mail jcolon@e-worldways.com.

APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition
APHA's 137th Annual Meeting
From:
11/07/09 9:00 AM
To:
11/11/09 5:00 PM

Learn from the experts in the field, hear about cutting edge research and exceptional best practices, discover the latest public health products and services, and share your public health experience with your peers.

The APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition attracts more than 13,000 national and international physicians, administrators, nurses, educators, researchers, epidemiologists, and related health specialists. APHA''s meeting program addresses current and emerging health science, policy, and practice issues in an effort to prevent disease and promote health.

Registration is now open at http://www.apha.org/meetings/.

MAPP Workshop 

This full-day workshop will provide an overview of the MAPP process with a focus on the first phase, “Organize for Success.” Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of MAPP staff and experienced users, engage in exercises designed to strengthen MAPP competencies, and network with new and experienced MAPP users. The workshop will be of particular interest to state and local health department staff, community partners, and others interested in MAPP or similar community health improvement initiatives.

The workshop will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 8:30 A.M.–4 P.M. at the Philadelphia Marriott, Room 402. Please RSVP for the 2009 workshop by Friday, Oct. 23, by completing the following survey: www.zoomerang.com/Survey/?p=WEB229E6WVWU4Z. For more information, contact Lisa Jacobs at ljacobs@naccho.org or (202) 507-4233.

"Community-Based Participatory Approaches to Assessment and Planning" Session

Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP) and Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence in Environmental Health (PACE EH) are two approaches to community-based participatory assessment and planning. Both processes take a community-wide approach to helping communities prioritize public health issues, identify resources for addressing them, and take action. Participants will learn how communities have used MAPP and PACE EH to increase collaboration and trust between local health agencies and communities, identify and act on the root causes of health challenges, and identify and maximize community assets.

This session will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 10:30 A.M.-12 P.M. at the Philadelphia Marriott Grand Ballroom, Salon 1. For more information, contact Lisa Jacobs at ljacobs@naccho.org or (202) 507-4233.

CHAs, CHIPs, and Strategic Plans, Oh My! The Prerequisites for National Accreditation
Webcast
From:
11/17/09 3:00 PM
To:
11/17/09 4:30 PM
NACCHO is pleased to announce the 13th webcast in a series on accreditation preparation and QI. This 90-minute webcast will discuss key elements of the Public Health Accreditation Board's (PHAB) eligibility determination process, including the submission of community health assessments (CHAs), community health improvement plans (CHIPs), and strategic plans. Additionally, three local health departments (LHDs) will share examples of document development to assist other LHDs prepare for national accreditation.

Register for this free webcast today! Registration is limited and is available on a first come basis. If you are unable to participate but would like to view the webcast, it will be recorded and posted online.
An Introduction to Twitter for H1N1 Communication
Online
From:
11/24/09 1:00 PM
To:
11/24/09 2:00 PM

This webcast will be presented Tuesday, Nov. 24 by David Cardenas, Senior Advisor at the Los Angeles County Health Department, and Edward Diaz, Webmaster at Pima County Health Department (AZ). This one-hour webcast will introduce local health officials to Twitter and how to use it for H1N1 communications.

Join the Twitter webcast »

21st Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Healthcare
Orlando, FL
From:
12/06/09 12:00 AM
To:
12/09/09 11:59 PM
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) welcomes healthcare leaders and learners who are passionate about improving care to join the 21st Annual National Forum on Quality Improvement in Healthcare in Orlando, FL. This uniquely energizing conference draws nearly 6,500 healthcare professionals from around the world and thousands more via satellite broadcast. Visit IHI's National Forum conference Web site for more information.
Webinar: Public Health Syndromic Surveillance
From:
12/18/09 2:00 PM
To:
12/18/09 3:00 PM

Meeting Description
Join NACCHO and the International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS) for an overview of public health syndromic surveillance. The ISDS has developed an introductory course, "Syndromic 101," aimed at public health and clinical practitioners new to syndromic surveillance. This webinar will provide an overview of the course, including how to enroll. The webinar will show a real-life example of how Boston Public Health Commission used the Distribute Syndromic Surveillance System during the spring H1N1 outbreak.

Who Should Dial in?
Anyone with an interest in public health syndromic surveillance, especially at the local level.

Speakers
Dr. Larissa May, George Washington University/International Society for Disease Surveillance
Dr. Julie Pavlin, Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences
Julia Gunn, Boston Public Health Commission

This webinar has been archived and can be accessed here.

24th Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment
San Diego, CA
From:
01/24/10 8:00 AM
To:
01/29/10 12:00 PM

Sponsoring Agency:  The Chadwick Center for Children and Families, Rady Children's Hospital – San Diego

Venue/Location: 
Town and Country Resort and Convention Center
500 Hotel Circle N
San Diego, CA 92108

Web Site:  http://www.chadwickcenter.org

Contact Information:
sdconference@rchsd.org
Phone: (858) 966-4972
Fax: (858) 966-7434 or (858) 966-8018

 

Health IT Summit for Government Leaders
Washington, DC
From:
02/03/10 8:00 AM
To:
02/04/10 12:00 PM
9th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference
Seattle, WA
From:
02/04/10 8:20 AM
To:
02/06/10 8:20 AM
Hispano-American and Inter-American Contest of Best Practices in Urbanization and Health: Call for Submissions
From:
02/10/10 8:00 AM
To:
03/19/10 5:00 PM
On April 7, Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) will celebrate World Health Day under the theme of Urbanization and Health. As part of this celebration, PAHO is launching the Hispano-American and Inter-American Contest of Best Practices in Urbanization and Health. The call for submissions will be open from Feb. 10 to March 19. For more information and to download the registration form (in English and Spanish), visit  www.tucentrogems.com/urbanismo/.
Preventative Medicine 2010 Conference
Arlington, VA
From:
02/17/10 9:00 AM
To:
02/20/10 12:00 PM

The American College of Preventive Medicine is hosting Preventive Medicine 2010, to be held in Arlington, Virginia, Feb. 17–20, 2010. 

The Preventive Medicine meeting series is the premier national conference in preventive medicine, enabling physicians and public health professionals to come together to discuss the prevention tools and strategies of clinical and population-based medicine. 
 
The theme for Preventive Medicine 2010 is "Prevention: The Foundation for Health Reform." Recognizing the need to spend our healthcare dollars more wisely, Preventive Medicine 2010 will focus on cost-effective ways to advance prevention-focused, evidence-based healthcare practices.
 
Over 600 health professionals will be attending the conference including preventive medicine and other physicians, public health professionals, and other healthcare workers with an interest in prevention.

For more information and to register, please visit www.preventivemedicine2010.org

Sleep Health and Safety 2010
National Harbor, MD
From:
03/05/10 8:30 AM
To:
03/06/10 4:30 PM

The National Sleep Foundation invites NACCHO members to attend Sleep Health and Safety 2010, March 5-6, 2010, in National Harbor, MD. The conference will examine sleep from a clinical and public health perspective. Dr. Gregory Belenky will chair the "Public Health and Safety" portion of the program.

Topics will include:

  • New data on the epidemiology of sleep and sleep disorders;
  • Public health and public policy issues related to sleep and alertness:
  • Joint sessions on sleep apnea and the public impact of sleep and sleepiness;
  • Adolescent school start times—driving performance, athletic performance, learning and development:
  • Drowsy driving legislation and state physician reporting requirements;
  • Sleep disorders and medical certification of transportation operators (FAA, FMCSA, FRA); and
  • Alertness monitoring technology and drowsy driving countermeasures.

Preliminary Program

Early Bird Registration

Sleep Professional "In Training" Rate: $80

(May be asked for student identification at registration. No further discount.)

General rate: $225 through Jan. 4, 2010 (Will be $350 thereafter. $400 onsite) 

Lean Six Sigma Conference
Phoenix, AZ
From:
03/08/10 12:00 AM
To:
03/09/10 11:59 PM
The American Society for Quality (ASQ) welcomes quality improvement professionals to join the 2010 Lean Six Sigma Conference (its 10th anniversary!) in Phoenix, AZ.  This conference promises to provide the latest in Lean Six Sigma tools, methodologies, and solutions to organizational improvement.  The conference will also feature networking and learning opportunities from sponsors and exhibitors from a variety of markets and levels of experience.  Visit ASQ's Lean Six Sigma conference Web site for more information.
Community Balanced Scorecards to Make MAPP Partnerships More Effective
Webinar
From:
03/10/10 12:30 PM
To:
03/10/10 2:00 PM

MAPP has helped numerous communities build public health partnerships and design plans to make their community health system work better. This free webinar will explore how Community Balanced Scorecards (CBSCs) can make the MAPP process more effective by ensuring alignment of partners'' efforts, clarifying partner roles, and increasing accountability for measurable results. The webinar will also present ways to integrate CBSC with MAPP, wherever you may be in the MAPP process, and economic options for getting started.

Key Topics

  • Introduction to Community Balanced Scorecards and Strategy Maps.
  • How Community Balanced Scorecards and Strategy Maps can be used to improve alignment, collaboration, and implementation of community efforts to improve public health systems and outcomes.
  • How CBSC tools and components fit the stages of the MAPP process.
  • How MAPP and CBSC are mutually reinforcing, strengthening the impact of each methodology.
  • How two MAPP communities are using CBSC to build on MAPP to increase access to health care, improve community connectedness, and improve fitness and nutrition.
  • Highlights and lessons learned from other communities using CBSC tools including Community Results Compacts to cement partner commitments and strengthen accountability.

Featured Speakers:

Paul Epstein, Results That Matter Team leader, Epstein & Fass Associates, who had been facilitating CBSC development and implementation in six communities in four states.

Belinda Johnson-Cornett, MSN, RN-BC, MBA, Administrator, Osceola County, Florida, Health Department, who has been leading Osceola County''s approach to improve access to health care.

Karen van Caulil, PhD, Executive Director, Health Council of East Central Florida, a key participant in Osceola County''s MAPP planning process and CBSC efforts.

Mark Peters, MS, Director of Community Health, St. Clair County, Illinois Health Department, St. Clair County MAPP coordinator, lead CBSC efforts, and co-chair of County''s Get Up & Go partnership for improving fitness and nutrition.

Pre-registration is required for this FREE webinar. Click here to register.

2010 Food Safety Education Conference
Atlanta, GA
From:
03/23/10 11:59 AM
To:
03/26/10 12:00 PM
Rural Health Care Applicant Training
Various
From:
04/06/10 2:47 PM
To:
05/15/10 2:47 PM

Two Trainings

USAC Rural Health Care Applicant Training in Washington, DC
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
The Universal Service Administrative Company
Washington, DC

USAC Rural Health Care Applicant Training at the ATA Conference (includes Pilot Program information)
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, TX

Contact:
Kathryn Goffredi
Outreach Programs Assistant
Universal Service Administrative Company
Direct: (202) 772-4533
Fax: (202) 776-0080
kgoffredi@usac.org
www.usac.org

 

 

2010 SOPHE-PRC Joint Conference
Atlanta, GA
From:
04/07/10 8:00 AM
To:
04/09/10 2:30 PM

Advocate, Communicate and Translate to Enhance Research and Practice

Join us for the first SOPHE meeting with the CDC Prevention Research Centers (PRC) to exchange scientific discovery and encourage dialogue among researchers, staff, community members, and health education and health promotion practitioners. While SOPHE and PRC audiences share common goals of enhancing community wellness, this meeting will provide the first organized opportunity to bridge gaps between their efforts in addressing prevention advocacy, communication, and translation of prevention research and practice. The conference will feature more than 100 plenary presentations, concurrent sessions, roundtables, skill-building workshops, and poster sessions.

For the preliminary program and hotel information, see http://www.sophe.org/midyearmeeting.cfm

Pre-registration closes March 12, 2010.



11th Annual Ned E. Baker Lecture in Public Health
Bowling Green, OH
From:
04/08/10 4:00 PM
To:
04/08/10 5:30 PM

The panel features nationally recognized experts who will discuss food safety efforts, menu labeling, import food security, food marketing and the impact of advertising and labeling on obesity. This live event is open to the public and is also available via webcast.

http://www.nalboh.org/Ned_E_Baker_Lecture.htm

Preventing Prematurity: Opportunities for Health Plans
Webinar
From:
04/13/10 1:00 PM
To:
04/13/10 2:45 PM

Sponsored by:  National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation

Tuesday, April 13, 2010
1:00 P.M. to 2:45 P.M. (E.D.T.)

Agenda: http://nihcm.org/pdf/Preterm_Birth_Webinar_Agenda.pdf

Register here:  http://nihcm.org/conference_registration

 

Outcomes That Matter: Translating Community-Engaged Research into Improved Health
Durham, NC
From:
04/15/10 8:00 AM
To:
04/15/10 4:30 PM
This one-day regional workshop, hosted by Duke University Medical Center and sponsored by the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR), will explore questions such as:       
  • What are lessons learned from states, regions, and communities in how to succeed in collaborating and improving population health?
  • How do we ensure that collaborations are focused on the needs of communities and lead to improved outcomes?
  •  Is it possible to blend traditional medical and public health evaluation and dissemination techniques to benefit populations?
Guest speakers to include:               
  • Theresa Cullen, MD, MS, Director, Office of Information Technology, Indian Health Service
  • Greg Larkin, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Indiana Health Information Exchange
  • Jeffrey Engel, MD, North Carolina State Health Director
Register online: http://www.aptrweb.org/prof_dev/community10_duke.html

($50 APTR member, $95 Non-APTR members, $15 Community Partners)

Education and Training Needs for Disaster Medicine and Public Health: Building Consensus, Understanding and Capabilities
Gaithersburg, MD
From:
05/05/10 8:00 AM
To:
05/06/10 1:00 PM

During this exciting two-day workshop, participants will hear from dynamic speakers who will share their experience and expertise through information sharing sessions, addressing topics such as workforce learning needs, competency development, information sharing, and disconnects in the field.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Workshop participants will receive the latest updates regarding key federal activities and legislation, share education and training strategies, and develop recommendations for the future.  Don't miss this opportunity to impact the future of disaster medicine and public health education, training, and competency development.

This workshop is available at no cost to participants and will convene representatives from applicable federal agencies, state and local government, accredited academic organizations, professional organizations, private sector entities involved in competency development, and practitioners in the field. 

This workshop is sponsored by the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health, Federal Education and Training Interagency Group, United States Northern Command, and Yale New Haven Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response.

Event details:

May 5, 2010 (8:00 AM–4:30 PM) to May 6, 2010 (8:00 AM–1:00 PM)
Hilton Washington DC North
Gaithersburg, MD

For registration information, visit www.ynhhs.org/emergency/pdfs/Disaster_Medicine_and_Public_Health_Workshop.pdf

If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Cohen at (203) 688-2567 or rebecca.cohen@ynhh.org.
World Conference on Quality and Improvement
St. Louis, MO
From:
05/24/10 12:00 AM
To:
05/26/10 11:59 PM
The American Society for Quality (ASQ) welcomes quality improvement professionals to join the 2010 World Conference on Quality and Improvement in St. Louis, MO. The 2010 theme, Expanding the Reach of Quality, focuses on the following topics: social responsibility; new applications of proven quality tools; quality in a global economy; making the case for quality; and quality basics. Visit ASQ's conference Web site for more information.
9th National Conference on Immunization & Health Coalitions
Chicago, Illinois
From:
05/26/10 2:06 PM
To:
05/28/10 2:06 PM

Hosted by the Chicago Area Immunization Campaign, a project of the Illinois Maternal and Child Health Coalition

Abstracts are welcome from all disciplines and must be submitted electronically no later than Feb. 1, 2010.  Information is available at the following Web site:  http://www.ilmaternal.org/ncihc2010.htm

Contact:

Melissa Ponce
Senior Project Coordinator
Chicago Area Immunization Campaign
Illinois Maternal and Child Health Coalition
1256 W. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60642
Phone: (312) 491-8161, ext.33
Fax: (312) 491-8171
mponce@ilmaternal.org

The 9th National Conference on Immunization and Health Coalitions
Chicago, IL
From:
05/26/10 3:56 PM
To:
05/28/10 3:56 PM

The Chicago Area Immunization Campaign (CAIC), a project of the Illinois Maternal and Child Health Coalition, will be hosting the 9th National Conference on Immunization and Health Coalitions on May 26–28, 2010. The conference is titled "Strengthening Our Connections" and is intended for members of health coalitions and the public health community. If you are interested in attending and/or would like more information about the conference once it is made available, please fill out the form at the following Web site: www.ilmaternal.org/ncihc2010.htm.

 

ISE Annual Conference
Chicago, IL
From:
06/03/10 8:00 AM
To:
03/04/10 6:00 PM

Where: The Drake Hotel, Chicago

Who:
David Satcher, MD, PhD; 16th Surgeon General of the United States
Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH; Gelman Professor and Chair of Epidemiology at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

When: Thursday, June 3, 2010 8 A.M. – Friday, June 4, 2010 6 P.M. (Central Time)

Where: The Drake Hotel, Chicago, 140 East Walton Place, Chicago, IL

Web Site and Registration: www.regonline.com/sdomh2010conference

Contact: ise@adler.edu

Phone: (312) 201-5900 x311

AEA and CDC Summer Evaluation Institute
From:
06/14/10 2:11 PM
To:
06/16/10 2:11 PM

AEA is pleased to co-host the 2010 AEA/CDC Summer Evaluation Institute to be held Monday, June 14 through Wednesday, June 16, in Atlanta, GA.  The institute will be preceded on Sunday, June 13, by a pair of pre-institute workshops that may be registered for alone or in concert with the Institute.

Registration
$395 AEA Members and CDC Staff
$250 for fulltime students
$445 all other residents

Full Agenda, FAQ, and registration forms found online at http://www.eval.org/SummerInstitute10/default.asp.

LeMarcus Bolton
Technology Director, American Evaluation Association
Mail to:  AEA, 16 Sconticut Neck Road #290
Fairhaven, MA 02719
Phone: (508) 748-3326; Fax: (508) 748-3158
Toll free in United States and Canada: (888) 232-2275
www.eval.org
marcus@eval.org

Illinois Public Health Emergency Preparedness Summit
Oak Brook, IL
From:
06/15/10 1:50 PM
To:
05/17/10 1:50 PM

June 15–17, 2010
Oak Brook Illinois

Registration is only $75 for the full conference and includes attendance at all plenary sessions, concurrent sessions, skill building sessions, exhibit hall, meals, and reception.

If you are unable to attend, we do offer free webcasts of selected sessions. Visit the conference website at www.ipha.com for more information.

Krissy Roseberry, MPH
Public Health Consulting Associate
Illinois Public Health Association
Phone: (217) 553-5246
Fax: (217) 522-5689
kroseberry@ipha.com

Physical Activity in Child Care Settings
Webcast
From:
06/16/10 2:00 PM
To:
06/16/10 3:00 PM

Physical Activity in Child Care Settings: Research Findings and Policy Implications

June 16, 2:00-3:00 PM EDT

Overview: The Health Resources and Services Administration's Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) has an upcoming webcast as a part of their DataSpeak program. Physical activity in young children is important for their immediate health and well-being as well as their future health in adulthood. Child care settings provide a crucial opportunity to support and promote physical activity and establish good health habits for life. 

Speakers

  • Dr. Russell Pate, Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina
  • Dr. Dianne Stanton Ward, Professor of Nutrition, University of North Carolina
  • Dr. James Sallis, Professor of Psychology, San Diego State University and Director of Active Living Research, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

For more information click here.

NACCHO Annual 2010
Memphis, TN
From:
07/14/10 12:00 PM
To:
07/16/10 5:00 PM

NACCHO Annual 2010, July 14-16, in Memphis, is the year’s largest gathering of local health officials in the United States. Under the theme 20/20 Public Health Vision: Prevention, Equity, Leadership, this year’s conference will offer an interactive setting for local health officials and their public health partners to examine strategies and share ideas to advance a forward-looking vision through disease prevention interventions and wellness promotion, elimination of health inequities among individuals and communities, and expanded leadership capacity within local health departments.

For more information about NACCHO Annual 2010, please visit www.naccho.org/NA2010.

NALBOH 18th Annual Conference
Omaha, NE
From:
08/05/10 2:19 PM
To:
08/07/10 2:19 PM

This is your opportunity to participate in one of the leading public health conferences of 2010.  Join us today!

http://www.nalboh.org/NALBOH_Conference.htm

National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH)
1840 East Gypsy Lane Road
Bowling Green, OH 43402
Phone: (419) 353-7714
Questions:  Contact Tracy Schupp at tracy@nalboh.org

US Summer Institute for Public Health Practitioners
UW Seattle Campus
From:
08/09/10 4:49 PM
To:
08/13/10 4:50 PM

The 19th Annual Summer Institute for Public Health Practice will take place on the UW Seattle campus this summer from August 9–13. 

Application Deadline: July 19, 2010
Contact: Trudy San Jose White
Phone: (206) 685-2931
E-mail: sanjose@u.washington.edu
Web Site: http://www.nwcphp.org/si

 

 

Webinar: Adolescent and Young Adult Health in the Post-Reform Era
From:
08/17/10 1:56 PM
To:
08/17/10 1:56 PM

Hillary P. Peabody, MPH
Research and Policy Analyst
National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation
1225 19th Street NW, Suite 710
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 296-4426
Fax: (202) 296-4319
www.nihcm.org

 

Leadership for Productivity and Health Management: Issues, Innovations, and Solutions
Boston, MA
From:
08/30/10 9:40 AM
To:
10/01/10 9:41 AM

Program Name:  Leadership for Productivity and Health Management:  Issues, Innovations, and Solutions
Dates: August 30 to October 1, 2010
Location:  Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School
                77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
                Boston, MA 02115
                USA

More information:
https://ccpe.sph.harvard.edu/programs

 

Using Law, Policy and Research to Improve the Public's Health: A National Conference
Atlanta, GA
From:
09/13/10 11:00 AM
To:
09/15/10 12:00 PM

The American Society of Law Medicine and Ethics, the Public Health Law Association, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will host Using Law, Policy, and Research to Improve the Public's Health: A National Conference, September 13–15, in Atlanta, GA. The conference will encourage participants to examine the role of law and policy in promoting, protecting, and improving global and domestic public health. In addition, the conference will help participants build effective partnerships to accomplish public health law and policy objectives. All individuals interested in the use of law as a tool for improving the public's health are invited to attend. To register, visit http://www.aslme.org/PHL2010-online-registration.  

National Indian Health Board's 27th Annual Consumer Conference
Sioux Falls, SD
From:
09/20/10 10:46 AM
To:
09/23/10 10:46 AM

The theme for this year's conference is: "Tribal State Relations & American Indian/Alaska Native Health Care."

September 20-23, 2010

Host Hotel:
Best Western Ramkota Hotel - Sioux Falls, SD
3200 West Maple Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57107
(605) 336-0650
Block closes on 8/30/10
For more information about the event, here is the event website:
http://www.nihb.org/communications/conferences_events.php
(202) 507-4081
Email: bharper@nihb.org

 

Using Law, Policy and Research to Improve the Public’s Health: A National Conference
Atlanta, GA
From:
09/24/10 1:00 PM
To:
09/24/10 1:00 PM

The American Society of Law Medicine and Ethics (ASLE), the Public Health Law Association, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will host "Using Law, Policy, and Research to Improve the Public’s Health: A National Conference," September 13-15, in Atlanta, GA. The conference will encourage participants to examine the role of law and policy in promoting, protecting, and improving global and domestic public health. In addition, the conference will help participants build effective partnerships to accomplish public health law and policy objectives. All individuals interested in the use of law as a tool for improving the public’s health are invited to attend. Register online.

NASHP 23rd Annual State Health Policy Conference
New Orleans, LA
From:
10/04/10 11:30 AM
To:
10/06/10 11:30 AM

"Implementing Health Reform—When the States Go Marching in"

Register to attend the NASHP'S 23rd Annual State Health Policy Conference, "Implementing Health Reform: When the States Go Marching In," on October 4–6, 2010, in New Orleans, LA.  The conference will focus on the landmark healthcare reform legislation that will change the way states deliver healthcare. Conference topics include: building insurance exchanges, aligning coverage across Medicaid, CHIP, and exchanges, reforming the delivery system, reducing health disparities, implementing new payment models, and more. Early bird registration is available through Sept. 10, 2010. For more information and registration information visit www.nashp.org.

Contact:
Ashlee Sawyer
(202) 874-6524 OR
asawyer@nashp.org

Planning Healthy and Child-Friendly Communities
Charleston, SC
From:
10/17/10 8:00 AM
To:
10/21/10 5:00 PM

Program Name:  Planning Healthy and Child-Friendly Communities
Dates: October 17-21, 2010
Location:  Dock Street Theater/City Council Chambers, Charleston, SC
Co-Organizers:  IMCL and City of Charleston

More information:  http://www.livablecities.org/conferences/forthcoming-conferences/78-48th-conference-in-charleston.html

Contact:  Suzanne.Lennard@LivableCities.org

Investing in Early Childhood: Partnerships to Implement Home Visiting Programs
Webinar
From:
10/26/10 1:00 PM
To:
10/26/10 2:30 PM

This webinar will bring together public and private sector stakeholders to explore how partnering to invest in early childhood will reap benefits for children and families and will ultimately benefit all of society.

Registration closed on Monday, Oct. 25, at noon (EDT).

Hillary P. Peabody, MPH
Research & Policy Analyst
NIHCM Foundation
1225 19th Street NW, Suite 710
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 296-4426
Fax: (202) 296-4319
www.nihcm.org

Strategies to Support Public Health Sustainability—Michigan Economic Case Study
From:
11/16/10 2:30 PM
To:
11/16/10 3:30 PM
The Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support (OSTLTS) at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is planning a series of monthly webinars/conference calls with Health Officials representing state, tribal, local and territorial public health. These webinars will provide a forum for Health Officials to engage in discussions with each other and CDC around key issues and public health priorities (especially those highlighted in CDC''s Vital Signs, including sharing lessons learned and success stories. We know you are busy and your time is valuable, so we are working hard to make these calls relevant and valuable as you strive to meet your many challenges. The agenda will feature: Dr. Judy Monroe (CDC OSTLTS Director), Dr. Jean Chabut (State of Michigan Public Health), Susan Moran (Medicaid Program Operations) and Debra Brinson (Ingham County Health Department). This hour-long call will consist of a five minute introduction, approximately 30 minutes of presentations and 25 minutes of discussion.

Agenda

2:30 PM
Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Judy Monroe, CDC OSTLTS Director
2:35 PM
Presentations Dr. Jean Chabut, State of Michigan Public Health

Ms. Susan Moran, Medicaid Program Operations

Ms. Debra Brinson, Ingham County Health Department

3:00 PM
Discussions Phone lines will be muted until presenations are completed and lines are open for discussion
3:25 PM
Wrap-up Dr. Judy Monroe
3:30 PM
End of call
 

How to Participate:

Webinars will utilize Microsoft Office Live Meeting, an online meeting space allowing real time collaboration.  To participate, you will need to call in and join the event online.  This will allow you to see the PowerPoint Slides, as well as participate in an interactive discussion after the presentation.   

*Please keep in mind conference call lines will be limited.  Please consider coordinating with your colleagues to minimize the number of phone lines required.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lynn Scharf at LScharf@cdc.gov.

Step 1)   Dial in (USA only):  888-233-6819 Participant pass code:  3192190

Step 2)   Log on directly:  https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php?i=PW9018399&p=3192190&t=c 

Assistance:  Press *0 at anytime to speak with the operator

We hope you will be able to join us! We welcome your suggestions and input and look forward to continuing to work together to make a difference in public health.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lorine Spencer at lspencer@cdc.gov

 

Strategies to Support Public Health Sustainability: Michigan Economic Case Study Webinar
From:
11/16/10 2:30 PM
To:
11/16/10 3:30 PM

The Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support presents a forum for health officials to discuss key issues. 

Topic: Strategies to Support Public Health Sustainability: Michigan Economic Case Study Webinar

Invitation and additional information to follow.

Modeling for Public Health Action: From Epidemiology to Operations
Atlanta, GA
From:
12/09/10 8:00 AM
To:
12/10/10 5:00 PM

This conference will promote the exchange of information and ideas about modeling uses to shape public health action. It is intended for public health practitioners and policy makers in state and local health departments, state and local health policy makers; scientists and modelers working at CDC and its federal partners in public health; academic researchers, non-government organizations, and international practitioners, modelers and policy makers.

 

The conference will do the following:

  • Discuss effective and practical modeling applications to public health; 
  • Provide high-quality sessions, training, and networking opportunities;
  • Address issues and opportunities in public health modeling; and
  • Foster interest in applying analytical tools for public health policy and operational decision making.
 

For more information, click here.

PHLN Inaugural Meeting
University of Maryland School of Law in Baltimore, MD
From:
12/10/10 10:00 AM
To:
12/10/10 3:00 PM

The Public Health Law Network (PHLN) will be hosting a meeting of public health officials and their legal counsel from Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia, New Jersey, and West Virginia to discuss substantive areas in which you are struggling with law, regulation, or policy development; emerging public health needs that you want to address, but may not have resources; and areas where there may be substantive fear of litigation or understanding of the legal parameters.

This meeting will be on Friday, Dec. 10, 2010 from 10 AM to 3 PM EST at the University of Maryland School of Law in Baltimore.

Health officials and their legal counsel interested in participating may contact Subha Chandar at schandar@naccho.org by Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010. 

Space is limited.  Mileage for travel and parking may be covered.

 

2011 Public Health Preparedness Summit
Atlanta, GA
From:
02/22/11 12:00 PM
To:
02/25/11 5:00 PM

Join NACCHO for the 6th Annual Public Health Preparedness Summit taking place Feb. 22-25 in Atlanta! The Summit is the largest conference for public health and emergency preparedness professionals offering a variety of learning opportunities including posters, interactive sessions and workshops focused on building, enhancing, and sustaining our nation’s ability to plan for, respond to, and recover from disasters and other public health emergencies. Log on to the Summit Web site, www.phprep.org, to read more about the Summit.


2011 Preparedness Summit


The Summit is jointly sponsored by the Association of Public Health Laboratories, the Association of Schools of Public Health, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, the National Association of County and City Health Officials, the National Emergency Management Association, and the Medical Reserve Corps program.

Sleep Health & Safety 2011
Washington, DC
From:
03/17/11 8:21 AM
To:
03/18/11 8:21 AM

The National Sleep Foundation's annual Sleep Health & Safety Conference will take place on March 17–18, 2011 at the JW Marriott in downtown Washington, DC.  Larry Culpepper, MD and Charles Czeisler, PhD, MD will co-chair the dual track program with more than 500 attendees expected.

Registration for Sleep Health & Safety 2011 and the Annual Awards Dinner will open in September 2010.  Visit the National Sleep Foundation's website, www.sleepfoundation.org/shs for more information.

Contact:  Jennifer Cowher Williams
National Sleep Foundation
(202) 347-3471, ext. 211
jwilliams@sleepfoundation.org

 

Association of Public Health Laboratories Annual Meeting
Omaha, NE
From:
06/05/11 8:30 AM
To:
06/08/11 5:00 PM

The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) Annual Meeting brings together laboratory scientists, governmental officials, corporate representatives, and others for four days of intensive sessions on public health laboratory science, practice, and policy. For more information, please visit the APHL website.

NACCHO Annual 2011
Hartford, CT
From:
07/20/11 4:00 PM
To:
07/22/11 1:00 PM

NACCHO’s annual conference is frequently cited as one of the most valuable learning and networking opportunities in the field for local public health practitioners to come together and discuss the critical issues of the moment and to plan for the future. Mark your calendars now and start making plans to attend NACCHO Annual 2011 taking place July 20–22 in Hartford, CT. Join us at the Connecticut Convention Center, the Hartford Marriott Downtown, and the Hilton Hartford.

NACCHO Annual 2011 will be the year’s largest gathering of local health officials in the United States—planned by local health officials for local health officials!