CDC Grand Rounds on Infectious Diseases
CDC's next Grand Rounds, Explaining the Unexplained - Infectious Diseases, Pathology, and Public Health, will discuss the history of emerging infectious diseases, highlight the importance of pathology in public health, and review case studies. This live webcast is scheduled for Tuesday, September 18 (1:00-2:00 PM EDT). Free training and continuing education/contact hours are available for watching the broadcast.
Flu + You Campaign
The National Council on Aging's (NCOA's) Flu + You campaign seeks to educate and empower older adults and their caregivers about the dangers of influenza, the importance of annual vaccination, and available vaccination options. It includes a toolkit and key facts. NCOA also will conduct regional programming for Flu + You in Arizona, Florida, and Pennsylvania to reach older adults and their caregivers. See a list of dates and locations.
"Leading by Example" Influenza Vaccination Initiative
The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) is calling on healthcare professionals and community leaders to lead by example and get vaccinated annually for influenza through its Leading by Example initiative. NFID issued an influenza prevention commitment statement calling on these leaders, as well as individuals, to do their part to make influenza prevention a health priority for all.
List Your Influenza Vaccine Clinic with HealthMap Vaccine Finder
The public can now find real-time influenza vaccination clinics at local health departments, pharmacies, and other influenza vaccination venues by using the free, online HealthMap Vaccine Finder. Local health departments and other providers in your jurisdiction who want to list their influenza vaccine clinics with HealthMap Vaccine Finder can start the process to sign up using the online form. Once approved as a clinic location, the provider will be responsible for providing up-to-date information on clinics and vaccine doses. Contact the HealthMap team at email@example.com with questions regarding this program.
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.
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 October 1-31, 2012, 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.
NACCHO Announces Accreditation Support Funding Opportunity
NACCHO, with support from CDC, is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for public health departments (state, local, territorial, and tribal) and organizations that assist local and tribal health departments (e.g., state health departments and public health institutes) to prepare for or undertake accreditation-related activities. Application requirements and full details about this opportunity are provided in the request for applications (RFA). This opportunity is available as a second round of funding through the Accreditation Support Initiative. Questions about this initiative may be directed to email@example.com
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 for fellow and coach applicants. Individuals may apply as new local health officials, aspiring local health officials, or coaches. Applications will be accepted until October 15, 2012.
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.