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Webinars for week of July 13

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

The Patient Education Materials Assessment Tool (PEMAT)

From: Health Literacy Nebraska and Nebraska Association of Local Health Directors

When: Tuesday, July 14  noon – 1pm CST

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Reaching Out with Technology: Meeting the Triple Aim with Telehealth

From: Health Resources and Services Administration

When: Wednesday, July 15  noon – 1:00pm CST

For more information:


The Saskatchewan Farm Injury Cohort: Lessons learned from eight years of collaboration

From: AgriSafe Network

When: Thursday, July 16  noon – 1:00pm CST

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Addressing Health Disparities through the National Prevention Strategy and Partnerships: Health Care Systems, Insurers, & Clinicians

From: Office of Refugee Resettlement

When: Thursday, July 16  1:00pm – 3:30pm CST

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Aging Conference and Resources

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

The White House Conference on Aging is having a national conversation about how to best address the changing aging landscape in the coming decade.

You can watch a live stream of the event, register to host a viewing party, participate in Q & A with experts, tweet using the has tag #WHCOA, how to get involved and more!

For more information:


State and Area Agency on Aging Finder

Administration on Aging – Directory of state and area agencies on aging, which help ensure resources and support services are available to older adults.

Where Can I Find Evidence-based Disaster Health Information? (webinar)

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Join the next Disaster Information Specialist conference call. Open to all!

Thursday July 9 2015 at 1:30 pm ET

Representatives from the Disaster Information Management Research Center at the U.S. National Library of Medicine will present on how to use U.S. National Library of Medicine resources to access evidence-based disaster health information.

Log into the Adobe Connect session at

Enter your name in the guest box and click “Enter Room”. A box should pop up asking for your phone number. Enter your phone number and the system will call you.

For those who cannot use the call-back feature or can only attend by telephone:
Dial-In: 1-888-757-2790
Pass-Code: 745907

For more information and to view past webinars:

Webinar: Take Action: Recognizing and Building on Assets

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps – This webinar is part of the Take Action series, exploring how communities take action on the many factors that influence health. In this webinar, we will explore the benefits of an asset-based approach to building healthy communities. We will discuss how identifying and focusing on assets can enhance how people come together around a common cause. We will also highlight practical tools and resources from the Roadmaps to Health Action Center that can help you recognize and build on your own community’s assets. Our guest, Cristie Upshaw Travis, CEO of the Memphis Business Group on Health, will be joining us to talk about how community groups and organizations in the Memphis area have leveraged their assets to expand and align health improvement initiatives.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 3:00pm EDT

For more information:

Roadmaps to Health Action Center:

Health Literacy and Palliative Care: webcast

Monday, June 15th, 2015

The Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Health Literacy will hold a workshop featuring invited presentations and discussions of the effect of low health literacy on all aspects of palliative care. The workshop will be in-person at the Keck Center in Washington, DC and will be available as a webcast.

July 9, 2015 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM ET.

For more information and to register:


Webinar For Faith-based and Community Organizations on Youth Preparedness Resources and Partnerships

Friday, June 5th, 2015

The Department of Homeland Security Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships, FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division and whole community partners invite you to join a co-hosted a webinar, Getting Youth Involved In Emergency Preparedness, intended to help connect faith-based and community organizations to tools and resources for youth preparedness activities. Audience members will hear from organizations that are affirmers of the National Strategy for Youth Preparedness Education and how they can work alongside youth and leverage existing resources and partnerships to increase preparedness in communities.

Title: Getting Youth Involved In Emergency Preparedness
Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm (EDT)

Webinar: From Homeless to Healthy: How to Effectively Reach People who Experience Homelessness (and keep them engaged)

Friday, May 1st, 2015

What can integrated primary and behavioral health care providers do to connect with individuals who experience homelessness – and keep them engaged in services? Individuals experiencing homelessness face many challenges that can prevent them from engaging in primary and behavioral health care integrated services, such as a trauma history, distrust of the health care system, extended periods of homelessness, or unresolved substance use issues. Join this webinar, a partnership between the SAMSHA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions and the SAMHSA Homeless and Housing Resource Network, to learn considerations for working with the homeless population. Hear how a SAMHSA Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration (PBHCI) grantee provides mobile services and medical outreach to engage clients and how sober housing may be an option for those also seeking substance use treatment.

Richard Cho, MCP, Senior Policy Director, U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, James Withers, MD, Medical Director, Operation Safety Net, Pittsburgh Mercy Health System, Jason Howell, MBA, PRSS, Director, Texas Recovery Oriented Housing Network, National Alliance on Recovery Residences

From Homeless to Healthy: How to Effectively Reach People who Experience Homelessness (and keep them engaged)
Tue, May 19, 2015 2:00 PM EDT

Upcoming webinars from the American Public Health Association

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

The American Public Health Association has several upcoming no-cost webinars:

The Power of How: Using Tested Metaphors to Build Public Understanding about Environmental Health
Tuesday, May 5, 2015  1:30–2:45 p.m. EDT

CDC’s Community Guide: Improving the Science of Built Environment and Public Health for Physical Activity
Wednesday, May 6, 2015  2 p.m. EDT

Population Health in the context of the Affordable Care Act: The Role and Accountability of Hospitals and Health Systems
Tuesday, May 12, 2015  1-2:30 p.m. EDT

A Public Health Approach to Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention
Wednesday, May 13, 2015  2-3:30 p.m. EDT

For more information and to register:

Assessing Patient Health Information Needs for Developing Consumer Health IT Tools (webinar)

Monday, April 13th, 2015

From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality:

“As the development of consumer health IT tools becomes increasingly commonplace, methods for analyzing their personal health information management needs must become an embedded component of the design lifecycle. The projects presented in this Web conference will discuss the identification of users’ personal health information management practices and the context in which these practices occur to inform the development of consumer health IT tools to improve communication of safety concerns of hospitalized patients and effective health management of patients with diabetes and children with asthma.”

Thursday, May 7 1:30-3:00 pm ET

For more information and to register:

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: