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.

Tobacco and Lupus Webinar – Free CHES Credit

The Directors of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE) LEAP: Lupus Education and Awareness for Patients, Professionals and Providers Program will offer a webinar on tobacco use and lupus entitled Lasso Tobacco before Lupus Strikes at 11:30 am EST on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 featuring Emily Kohler, RDH, CTTS, CPT, who is the Tobacco Program Manager for the Big Bend Area Health Education Center (AHEC) and Rob Thomas, DrPH, EdD, MBA, Executive Director & CEO of Big Bend AHEC and Big Bend Rural Health Network.

The purpose of the webinar is to increase the lupus health knowledge and awareness of health educators, public health professionals and primary care providers. This webinar is a part of the educational offerings of the DHPE LEAP: Lupus Education Webinar Series. One free continuing education unit is offered for this webinar.

Registration Link for Tobacco and Lupus Webinar:
attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4262097774733954561

Thank you for your support of the LEAP Program. For additional information about the LEAP Program, visit the website at www.bit.ly/dhpelupus.

 

Holiday Food Safety Twitter Chat

Set up your calendars to join CDC and NBC News Health for the 4th annual Holiday Food Safety Twitter Chat on December 7, 2016 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm EDT. This year’s theme is “Cook. Chill. Don’t Get Ill”.

How You Can Help:
Below are promotional messages that you can share through your social media channels to invite others to participate. We would appreciate your support in participation and getting the word out via your networks. Please join us using the hashtag #CDCFoodChat.

Sample Facebook posts:

  • Cook. Chill. Don’t get ill. Talk with CDC food safety experts and @NBCNewsHealth about tips for safe and healthy holiday meals. Send questions on Twitter using #CDCFoodChat December 7 from 2-3PM ET. go.usa.gov/x8aPr
  • Cook. Chill. Don’t get ill. Tweet with CDC #FoodSafety experts and NBC News Health about tips for safe and healthy holiday meals. Mark your calendars for #CDCFoodChat on Wednesday, December 7 at 2 PM ET. go.usa.gov/x8aPr
  • Cook. Chill. Don’t get ill. Join CDC experts, NBC News Health, and food-smart connoisseurs to learn how to keep everyone safe and healthy this holiday season. Send questions on Twitter using #CDCFoodChat Wednesday, December 7 from 2-3 PM ET. go.usa.gov/x8aPr


Sample Twitter posts:

  • Cook. Chill. Don’t get ill. Learn #FoodSafety tips during #CDCFoodChat Wed, 12/7 from 2-3 PM ET go.usa.gov/x8aPr
  • Having a holiday party? Learn #FoodSafety tips during #CDCFoodChat Wed, 12/7 from 2-3 PM ET. go.usa.gov/x8aPr

· Cook. Chill. Don’t get ill. Join #CDCFoodChat Wed, Dec 7, 2PM w/ @CDC_eHealth, @CDC_NCEZID, & @NBCNewsHealth go.usa.gov/x8aPr

Register for APHA Live!

We look forward to seeing many of you in Denver, but know that some of you cannot attend the meeting. For those that are unable to attend, APHA Live will allow you to participate virtually and tune in to eight sessions. APHA Live features speakers like Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, and CDC Director Tom Frieden.

Registration includes live broadcasts, on-demand viewing for up to one year and continuing education credits. Click below for more details and to register to be a part of the 2016 APHA Annual Meeting & Expo.

Register here!