Announcing call for 2018 Public Health Fellowship in Government

AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION

The Fellowship in Government provides a unique public policy learning experience, demonstrates the value of science-government interaction and enhances public health science and practical knowledge in government. APHA is looking for candidates with strong public health credentials and an interest in serving as a staff person in the U.S. Congress. The fellowship is based in Washington, D.C.

Applications, additional information and brief articles from the previous fellows are available on APHA’s website.

The application deadline for the 2018 fellowship is August 14, 2017

Emerging Issues in Tobacco Use and Opioid Addiction and Prevention webinars

Emerging Issues in Tobacco UseTuesday, May 16, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern

This webinar will discuss the current landscape on tobacco use and address emerging issues in tobacco misuse and prevention. It will feature experts from SAMHSA and the CDC, as well as NPW partner Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids.

Register today: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/aw7y9kj6ybk&eom

Opioid Addiction and PreventionWednesday, May 17, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern

This webinar will discuss the growing issue of opioid addiction and how partner engagement can support prevention efforts. It will feature SAMHSA and state prevention experts, and NPW partner, American Society for Addiction Medicine.

Register today: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/749hzwn4sivd&eom

May Webinars – 5/9 and 5/18

Plan4Health: Nutrition webinar:  Tuesday, May 9

Join us for the third webinar of a three-part series to learn about the Plan4Health Initiative, and the importance of planning and public health to create the healthiest nation. Presenters will talk about nutrition focused policies, systems and environmental strategies that improve access to food and beverage options.

Objectives

·       Discuss policies, systems and environmental strategies focused on access to healthy food and beverages.

·       Describe successes, challenges and lessons learned when implementing policies, systems and environmental change related to nutrition.

Date: May 9

Time: 2 - 3 p.m. ET

Webinar Link: https://ampublichealthassoc.adobeconnect.com/_a1127126520/seminars/

Please use your computer audio

Moderator:       Shiriki Kumanyika, PhD, MPH, Past APHA President

Emeritus Professor of Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Presenters:   Aaron Mondada   Idaho Plan4Health Coalition

                       Melissa Oden  Plan4Health Tarrant County

Accreditation Webinar: Thursday, May 18

National voluntary public health accreditation is designed to establish a standard for the provision of governmental public health services available to all residents of the United States. This past year, the CDC and APHA provided funding to 6 APHA Affiliates to implement accreditation readiness activities with local, state, tribal and/or territorial health departments. Join us to learn more about the activities and work being conducted in GA, OH, TX, and UT.

Objectives:

·       Provide an overview of current accreditation readiness activities

·       Discuss successes, challenges, and opportunities

·       Discuss needs for PI resources and assistance to health departments that are not seeking accreditation

 Date: May 18

Time: 2 - 3 p.m. ET

Improving Diabetes Screening and Referral to Prevention Programs Webinar

Register Now | February 21, 2017 | 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. ET

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation on blood glucose and type 2 diabetes screening. Join Healthy People 2020 and the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance on Tuesday, February 21 at 12:30 p.m. ET for a Spotlight on Health webinar about diabetes screening and prevention. We’ll discuss:

  • Provider referral to evidence-based diabetes prevention programs
  • Medicare’s focus on diabetes prevention programs

You’ll also hear from a federally qualified health center in Texas that has improved rates of screening and referral for adults with prediabetes who are at risk for diabetes.

Register today!

America Walks – 2017 Walking College Fellowship

Looking for a way to gain the skills and knowledge you need to make your community more walk-able? America Walks invites you to apply for a 2017 Walking College Fellowship - http://americawalks.org/walkingcollege/ - to help you take your local advocacy work to the next level. The application process opens on February 1st, there's an "Orientation to the Walking College" webinar on February 14th, and the deadline for submitting applications is February 28th.