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.
Join American Public Health Association, PHI Center for Climate Change and Health, Island Press.
Welcome to the Security and Sustainability Forum
PHF Public Health Improvement Resource Center- The Public Health Foundation's Public Health Improvement Resource Center website was created to meet the needs and interests of states, communities, and the public in supporting public health improvement. This website serves as a gateway to information and resources on building capacity of public health systems.
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.
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:
Thank you for your support of the LEAP Program. For additional information about the LEAP Program, visit the website at www.bit.ly/dhpelupus.
Climate Change and Occupational Safety & Health Webinar
Thursday, January 12 2017
11:00 AM-12:30 PM CST
Sponsored by APHA ENVIRONMENT & OHS sections
Co-sponsored by the NIOSH ERC CEO programs
Contact hours: 1.5
Please register for the session at no cost at:
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
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.
APHA is excited to announce the launch of National Public Health Week 2017!
This year’s campaign will take place April 3-9, 2017 and is themed “Healthiest Nation 2030.” Visit the website to view this year’s brochure and sign-up for updates. And be sure to follow on Twitter for the latest news.
As part of this year’s campaign, APHA will once again be leading a challenge to encourage communities to get physically active. APHA’s 1Billion Steps Challenge is easy to join and a great way to improve your health while having fun! You can create and lead your own team! Attending the APHA Annual Meeting? Make sure to stop by the NPHW booth, #2216A, to learn more about NPHW 2017, sign-up for updates and get your free NPHW swag! Join us in celebrating public health as we work to make the U.S. the healthiest nation in one generation.
Sincerely, Kimberly Moore Smith Director, Affiliate Affairs
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, 9-10:30 a.m. EDT
With the ever increasing attention on efforts to improve women’s and children’s health, major achievements have been made to reducing child mortality and improving maternal health. However, women and girls still remain particularly vulnerable to sexual and gender-based violence in humanitarian crises, refugee camps, war or natural disasters.
The renewed Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents' Health calls on all humanitarian and development actors to redouble their efforts and to work better together to build health and resilience among those living in these fragile and volatile circumstances.
Join us in a webinar to learn more about the pressing issues they face and to discuss a way forward to ensure they are able to survive, thrive and transform. This is the first in a webinar series — New Evidence to Bend the Curve of Progress for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents' Health — that will explore the latest evidence and recommended interventions on how to improve the health of women, children and adolescents.
• Welcome and introductions — Emanuele Capobianco, deputy executive director, The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health
• Taking stock of the challenge to women's, children's and adolescents' health: Evidence to date and gaps
• Realities on the ground: Success and challenges in sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health delivery (Country perspectives from Afghanistan and Syria)
• A call for action — Richard Horton, editor-in-chief, The Lancet
• Connecting all dots: The everywhere workstream — Her Royal Highness Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordan, chair of Every Woman, Every Child Everywhere