Archive for the ‘Conferences’ Category
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: http://bit.ly/1JxGfrS
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: http://bit.ly/1PDJEqL
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: http://bit.ly/1FmvaIK
To learn more and register: http://bit.ly/1yg7AuX
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: http://bit.ly/1KINJ7G
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, firstname.lastname@example.org)
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