NACCHO's Infectious Disease Prevention and Control (IDPC) Workgroup
The IDPC workgroup is one of several advisory groups at NACCHO comprised of staff from LHDs across the country. The group provides valuable programmatic and policy guidance to NACCHO and has monthly conference calls to discuss a wide range of issues related to infectious diseases. If you would like to submit a topic or issue for discussion on a future IDPC workgroup monthly call, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LHDs and HAI Prevention, Surveillance, and Response Archived Webinar
HAIs present distinct challenges for communicable disease prevention and control efforts at LHDs. On July 26, 2012, NACCHO hosted a webinar that provided a brief overview of HAI prevention efforts and presented findings from a needs assessment that staff conducted in collaboration with the CDC. To access the archived webinar, click here. The presentation slides are also available.
H3N2v Outbreaks at County Fairs Archived Webinar
In response to recent H3N2v outbreaks at county fairs, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) hosted a "Healthy Fairs" webinar on August 9, 2012. Presenters included staff from the CDC and the USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. The archived webinar is available here.
Vaccine Education Center (VEC) Webinar
The VEC is hosting a free webinar titled Current Issues in Vaccines - Fall 2012 on September 12, 2012 (12:00-1:00 PM EDT). The webinar will include information on pneumococcus, pertussis, influenza, meningococcus, and HPV. Registration is required.
Clinical Vaccinology Course Scheduled for November 2-4 in Miami, FL
The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and Emory University are sponsoring a clinical vaccinology course in Miami (November 2-4, 2012). Register by the September 21 early-registration deadline and save $100 on the registration fee.
AHIP Free Webinar Series on Third-Party Reimbursement for Vaccines
America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) is hosting a free webinar titled Third-Party Reimbursement for Vaccines: Effective Billing Strategies for Public Health Departments on September 19 (2:00-3:30 PM EDT). The webinar will discuss how to navigate the credentialing process with health plans and is limited to 150 registrants.
Free Quantitative Methods in Clinical and Public Health Research Online Course
Quantitative Methods in Clinical and Public Health Research is the online adaptation of material from the Harvard School of Public Health's classes in epidemiology and biostatistics. During this free course, students will analyze sample data sets to acquire knowledge of appropriate computer software. There are no prerequisites required for registration, and classes begin October 15, 2012.
Call for NACCHO Model Practices Applications
Since 2003, NACCHO's Model Practices Program has honored and recognized outstanding local public health practices and shared these practices through the Model Practices Database. Share what works by submitting a practice and contribute to the overall improvement of public health through evidence-based practice methods. The submission period is open from Oct. 1 through Oct. 31 and the application can be found here
. For more information, contact NACCHO's Model Practices team at email@example.com
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.
Call for Applicants: Training for New Local Health Officials
NACCHO will launch the third cohort of Survive and Thrive: Roadmap for New Local Health Officials in fall 2012. Applications are now open and space is limited for this learning opportunity. Individuals may apply as new local health officials, aspiring local health officials, or coaches. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, and there are no application deadlines at this time.
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.