Archive for the ‘Conferences’ Category
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
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: http://bit.ly/1xL3b0I
To view the toolkit: http://1.usa.gov/1HVqI1P
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: http://1.usa.gov/1BJxjc4
Infographic on Climate Change and Health from the American Public Health Association: http://bit.ly/1uIDuHH
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
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, email@example.com)
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
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
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
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
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