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Workshop: Opportunities and Strategies To Promote Behavior Change in Behavioral Health

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

April 15, 2015 | 8:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m. Eastern Time
Keck Center of the National Academies

The National Research Council’s Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences has convened an expert committee that will host a 1-day workshop on Opportunities and Strategies To Promote Behavior Change in Behavioral Health. Registration for this workshop is now open.

The workshop will examine the role of intermediate and mediating variables that influence treatment-seeking behaviors and access to care, including:

  • Socioeconomic barriers, social networks and institutions, and cultures, including the social norms, beliefs, and attitudes that are most amenable to positive change
  • Strategies for outcome research and evaluation.

To view the workshop agenda:

To learn more and register:

Webinar: Federal Income Taxes and Health Coverage 101

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Sign up for an upcoming free webinar: Federal Income Taxes and Health Coverage 101.
The 2015 tax season is the first time individuals and families will be asked on their tax returns for some basic information regarding their health coverage.

February 25, 2015 | 2 p.m. Eastern Time
Join by Phone Only: 1-480-297-0021
Access Code: 362-066-915 — The PIN is the # key.

To register:


Webinar: Community Health Workers: Their Role in Preventing and Controlling Chronic Conditions

Friday, February 6th, 2015

The National Diabetes Education Program and CDC’s CHW Workgroup at the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion are hosting a webinar that will outline what CHWs are, describe their roles in achieving health equity, and discuss promising practices of the CHW workforce. The event will showcase the strategies that CDC uses to engage CHWs in chronic condition prevention and control, policy development, and other efforts.

Speakers will discuss the history and evolution of CHWs at the national level, highlight the experience of organizations implementing the CHW model, and describe lessons learned in working effectively with CHWs.

Community Health Workers: Their Role in Preventing and Controlling Chronic Conditions
Date: Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Time: 1:00-2:00 PM EST

Affordable Care Act Enrollment Assistance for LGBT Communities

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Tuesday, January 13, 2015   3–4:30 p.m. Eastern Time

SAMHSA invites you to join a webinar that will provide an in-depth review of SAMHSA’s recently released toolkit for behavioral health providers to assist lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities with Affordable Care Act (ACA) enrollment.

The toolkit, Affordable Care Act Enrollment Assistance for LGBT Communities: A Resource for Behavioral Health Providers, is a three-part guide intended to help behavioral health providers better understand ACA enrollment and the unique concerns facing their LGBT patients.

Experts in LGBT health insurance enrollment and behavioral health care will present the toolkit and give an overview of each of its three parts. The webinar will also provide an overview of LGBT health disparities, and discuss targeted outreach and enrollment strategies.

To register for the webinar:

To view the toolkit:


Webinar: Climate Change and Health

Monday, December 15th, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control will offer a Public Health Grand Rounds entitled Climate Change and Health-From Science to Practice.

From the CDC:

“This session of Grand Rounds will explore the wide-ranging health impact of our changing climate and discuss some of the strategies, programs and partnerships currently being used to confront the challenges associated with global climate change.”

December 16, 2015 1PM ET

More information and webcast links:

Infographic on Climate Change and Health from the American Public Health Association:

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:

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:

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:

Please check the ASPR Ebola Webpage  and CDC Ebola Webpage regularly for the most current information. State and local health departments with questions should contact the CDC Emergency Operations Center (by phone or email,

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:

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:

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):