LHDs and Federal 317 Program Funds
After October 1, 2012, vaccines purchased through CDC's Section 317 immunization program cannot be used to immunize anyone who has insurance coverage. How are you preparing for this deadline? Will you be ready? What challenges are you experiencing? Please send feedback to Rebecca Gehring at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LHDs and HAI Prevention, Surveillance, and Response Webinar
HAIs present distinct challenges for communicable disease prevention and control efforts at LHDs. This webinar will provide a brief overview of HAI prevention efforts and present findings from a needs assessment that NACCHO conducted in collaboration with the CDC to better understand the present involvement of LHDs in HAI prevention and control.
Furthermore, attendees will be able to comment on the findings and share perspectives with NACCHO and CDC on strategies and opportunities for better conceptualizing and understanding potential LHD roles and supporting LHDs in HAI-related prevention and outbreak response.
The webinar will be held on July 26 (1:00-2:30 PM EDT); click here for registration. To learn more about HAIs, visit CDC's HAI website. To learn more about NACCHO's HAI project, click here.
2012-13 Influenza Season Webinar
The Virtual Immunization Communication Network (VICNetwork) will host a webinar titled Influenza Outlook: Strategies and Plans for the 2012-13 Influenza Season on July 25 (2:00-3:00 PM EDT). Presenters from CDC's Influenza Coordination Unit will provide updates on the 2012-13 influenza season, share CDC campaign plans for promoting influenza vaccination, and review ways to use traditional and new media to publicize and coordinate influenza vaccination activities and messaging.
International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease Accepting Abstracts
The 17th Annual Conference of the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease - North America Region will be held in Vancouver, BC, Canada (February 28-March 2, 2013). Abstracts for poster and oral presentations are now being accepted for research on all aspects of tuberculosis control, including epidemiologic, clinical, basic science, nursing, social, behavioral, psychosocial and educational studies, as well as outcomes of program initiatives. Additional information can be found here.
Call for Health Impact Project Grant Submissions
The Health Impact Project will fund three HIA program grants to support organizations that have completed at least one prior HIA. This funding will enable organizations to conduct at least two HIAs, and to implement a plan that establishes the relationships, systems, and funding mechanisms needed to maintain a stable HIA program that endures beyond the conclusion of the grant period. Applicants may request grants of up to $250,000. Grantees will be asked to provide a minimum of $100,000 in matching funds, either through in-kind contributions of staff time, or through outside funding sources. The deadline to submit proposals is September 28, 2012.
Free Health Policy Course on the Afforable Care Act
Coursera, which offers free online courses from Princeton University, Stanford University, University of California-Berkeley, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and University of Pennsylvania on a variety of topics, is currently offering a course on health policy and the ACA.
Legal Pitfalls When Implementing Telemedicine Practices Webinar
Join the firm of Fulbright & Jaworski for a free webinar on August 16 (1:00-2:00 PM PDT) titled Avoiding Legal Pitfalls When Implementing Telemedicine Practices: Insights from the ATA Annual International Meeting and Exposition.
Call for Health and Society Scholars
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has announced a call for applications for its Health and Society Scholars program. This provides two years of support for postdoctoral scholars at all stages of their careers for research on multiple determinants of population health and contribute to policy change. For more information, visit www.healthandsocietyscholars.org or contact Gerard Lebeda, the Deputy Director of the program, at email@example.com or 212-419-3566.
Submit a Tool to NACCHO's Immunization and Infectious Disease Toolkits
NACCHO's Immunization and Infectious Disease Toolkits are intended to provide LHDs with resources related to immunization and infectious disease prevention and control practices. Examples of tools include templates, guides, community resources and much more. Log in to submit your own resources to the Toolkit to share with other LHDs.