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Webinar: HealthMap: Using Online, Real-time Surveillance to Identify Emerging Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Friday, November 7th, 2014

John Brownstein, Ph.D., co-founder of HealthMap and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and director of the Computational Epidemiology Group at the Children’s Hospital Informatics Program in Boston, will present HealthMap: Using Online, Real-time Surveillance to Identify Emerging Infectious Disease Outbreaks, sharing how this widely used online tool delivers real-time intelligence on a broad range of emerging infectious diseases, including the 2014 Ebola outbreak.

HealthMap: Using Online, Real-time Surveillance to Identify Emerging Infectious Disease Outbreaks
Thursday, November 13 at 1:30 pm ET.
Instructions to join conference call/webinar and how to get MLA Continuing Education credit: http://1.usa.gov/17xlCVm
HealthMap: http://bit.ly/1uH2Ko2

Preparing Your Healthcare System for Ebola

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Hospital executives, hospital emergency management directors and/or safety officers across the United States are invited to participate in a conference call with leaders from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other government agencies on preparing healthcare systems to protect health and safety should an Ebola patient present at your facility.

When:   Friday, October 31st — 3 – 4 pm EDT

Leaders from:    Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, HHS

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HHS

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, HHS

Intergovernmental and External Affairs, HHS

Department of Transportation

How:  Call: 800-857-0664; Participant passcode: 8614132

Audio streaming for this call is also available at: http://bit.ly/1wgCwr6

HHS held two previous calls, Preparing Your Healthcare System for Ebola, on October 9th and October 20th. Auto replays and transcripts of these calls are available at: http://1.usa.gov/1zj9lpN

Please check the ASPR Ebola Webpage http://1.usa.gov/1tmib13  and CDC Ebola Webpage http://1.usa.gov/1rDg3OL regularly for the most current information. State and local health departments with questions should contact the CDC Emergency Operations Center (by phone or email, eocreport@cdc.gov)

Technologies to Improve Glycemic Control among Persons with Diabetes: Free webinar

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

November is Diabetes Awareness month. On  November 13, 2014, 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. ET,  join Healthy People 2020 and the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance for a webinar highlighting free evidence-based and emerging mobile technologies designed to improve glycemic  control and the health of persons with diabetes. Diabetes affects an estimated 29.1 million people in the United States. As the 7th leading cause of death, diabetes can lower life expectancy by up to 15 years and increase the risk of heart disease 2 to 4 times. Effective glycemic control among persons with diabetes can prevent or delay complications from diabetes. Improving glycemic control among persons with diabetes is one of Healthy People 2020ʼs Leading Health Indicators.

To register: http://1.usa.gov/1vhTnFH

Webinar: Tools to Integrate Equity into Community Health Needs Assessments

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

On Thursday, October 23, at 2:30 pm ET, the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA) in collaboration with the Community Action Partnership and the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI), will offer a webinar entitled “Tools to Integrate Equity into Community Health Needs Assessments.”

From the announcement:

“This webinar will [highlight] two analytical resources for conducting Community Health Needs Assessments with a health equity lens: the ‘Health Disparity Tool’ from America’s Health Rankings and ‘Community Commons’ from the Institute for People, Place and Possibility and the Center for Applied Research and Environmental Systems.”

For more information and to register: http://bit.ly/1wam2SA

ONC Innovation Engagement: Pillbox (Google Hangout)

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC)’s next Innovation Engagement Google Hangout is on October 7 at 2pm ET, featuring a discussion between David Hale of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and Mark Silverberg from Social Health Insights on Pillbox, an NLM project to aid in the identification of unknown pills (oral solid dosage form medications). This resource combines images of pills with appearance and other information to enable users to visually search for and identify oral solid dosage form medications. NLM created and released open source code for “Pillbox” to make this data easily accessible and usable by the developer community. Available on Github, Pillbox is a collection of Python scripts that download the SPL data files, process the data files along with other data sources to create a “pill-focused” view of the information, and provide the data into formats that can be easily used by APIs. Pillbox is available as an API or developers can download and incorporate the scripts into their own applications. Join ONC on Oct 7 to learn more about Pillbox and how you can get involved.

Google Hangout (October 7, 2014, 2:00pm ET): http://bit.ly/1rIs48L
Pillbox: http://1.usa.gov/1oGUe0q

Upcoming Webinars

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

HHS/Region V and the Office on Women’s Health (OWH): Webcast. Healthier Pregnancy: Tools and Techniques to Best Provide ACA-Covered Preventive Services. This webcast will share best practices on how health care providers can incorporate ACA pre-natal and perinatal preventive services. September 23, 2014, 9:00 am ET. Register: http://bit.ly/1rqeI1s

 

HHS/The Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships: Webinar. Special Enrollment Periods and Resources for the Uninsured. September 30, 2014, 2:00 pm ET. Register: http://bit.ly/1mhjWNv

Webinar: Social Media Impact for Health Communication

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Join the “Social Media Impact for Health Communication” webinar to learn about both the potential impact and limitations of social media as a tool for health communication. Two expertsfrom UMass Medical School, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine and Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, Viswanath Lab will present their research findings on the use of social media for health organizations.

Social Media Impact for Health Communication
Date: September 11, 2014
Time: 10:00 to 11:30 am ET
http://bit.ly/1ljT7lE

First Nations Development Institute: LEAD Conference in September 2014

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

The First Nations Development Instituie will hold its annual Leadership and Entrepreneurial Apprenticeship Development (LEAD) conference in September.  For nearly 35 years, First Nations has worked with Native nations and organizations to strengthen American Indian economies, which supports healthy Native communities.  As an extension of this mission, the LEAD conference is designed to help emerging leaders in Indian Country network, share ideas, and learn new skills related to asset-building.

Conference Dates and Location: September 24 -26, 2014 in Tulalip, WA

Information and Registration online: http://bit.ly/1AvoJhV

Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Health Literacy for Informed Consent and Health Literacy: A Workshop

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

On Monday, July 28th, the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Health Literacy is offering the workshop: Informed Consent and Health Literacy.  The workshop will feature presentations on the effect of regulatory requirements on health literate communications and ways to meet the requirements in a health literate manner.  The meeting will run from 8:30am to 5:15pm Eastern time and can be viewed in person in Washington DC or via free webcast.  For more information, please visit the event web site: http://bit.ly/1p4ydJp

Informed consent is one of those overarching issues that touch on primary care, research, ethics, cultural competency, health disparities, legal issues and more.  The agenda includes a stellar roster of speakers, and should make for an informative and enlightening discussion of the issues and future direction in this area (PDF file): http://bit.ly/1mSDTre

Webinar: Latino Language Access and the ACA, Thursday June 26th

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

The opportunity to gain coverage for the 32% of Latinos that are uninsured is upon us.  To help with effort on how outreach and enrollment can be done more effectively in working with Latino populations, the Office of Minority Health is pleased to share a three part webinar series this summer to help agencies, organizations and communities learn from recent community dialogues with uninsured Latinos what they said would help them to secure health coverage and what challenges they faced in learning about or getting covered under the Affordable Care Act.

Date: Thursday, June 26th
Time: 2pm Eastern
Information and Registration: http://bit.ly/T5pxZc