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June 2013 Blog Posts (12)

Upcoming Webinar: Environmental Noise: Public Health Effects and Legal Remedies

Thursday, June 20, 2013

1:00-2:00pm ET

Environmental noise can lead to an array of health issues including hearing loss and heart disease. But noise is ubiquitous and comes from a myriad of sources, which limits individuals in their power to lower dangerous noise levels at work, school, and on private and public property.…



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Upcoming Webinar: Sustaining Your Coalition

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

2:00-3:30pm ET

Engaged community coalitions can be a critical driver for community health and chronic disease prevention efforts. This Webinar will provide participants with strategies and tools for successfully engaging and sustaining community coalitions and partnerships. Presenters will discuss techniques for keeping your…

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Announcing NACCHO's Public Health Preparedness Summer Webinar Series

Throughout the summer, NACCHO will host several free webinars to bring you the latest research and model practices in the field of public health preparedness. Featured speakers will include federal partners, local and state health officials, and other experts discussing topics important to local health departments.

Register today for this month's webinars:…

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Upcoming Webinar: Implementing Equity in Health in All Policies and Health Impact Assessments -- From Concept to Action

Wednesday, June 19

12:30 - 2:00 p.m. ET

Growing evidence demonstrates that social and economic factors significantly influence health outcomes. Because of this, there is growing interest in considering health in decision-making processes that have social and economic implications, and tools such as Health Impact Assessments (HIA) and compelling approaches…

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Upcoming Webinar: The Tobacco Control Act Four Years Later: Living Up to its Promise?

Monday, June 24, 2013

12:00-1:30pm Central

June 22, 2013, marks the fourth anniversary of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009, which granted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the authority to regulate tobacco products to benefit public health. Since the Act became law, the FDA has established the Center for Tobacco…

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Upcoming Webinar: You Don't Say? Tobacco & the First Amendment

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

12:00-1:30pm Central

Decades ago, the U.S. Supreme Court held that freedom of speech stops at the right to yell "Fire!" in a crowded theater. But does the tobacco industry have the right to basically say "Smoke!" to the American public? The tobacco industry often challenges tobacco control laws and regulations on the grounds that…

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Southeast Regional Health Impact Assessment (HIA) Summit: Registration is Now Open

The first ever Southeast Regional HIA Summit will be held July 31 – August 2 in Davidson, NC. This is not your typical conference. Here’s what the first Southeast Regional HIA Summit has to offer:

• Opportunities to LISTEN: Hear from Dr. John Santopietro, M.D., Carolinas HealthCare System, on The State of Mental Health in the U.S. and Mitchell Silver, AICP, Past President of the American Planning Association on Building…

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Upcoming Webinar: Health Bucks Program

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

2:00-3:00pm Eastern

Center TRT (Training and Research Translation) presents a Webinar on the Health Bucks Program. Health Bucks are $2 coupons that can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farmers markets. By providing a financial incentive that increases purchasing power, the Health Bucks program helps…

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Tribal Public Health Capacity Building and Quality Improvement

CDC's Tribal Support Unit announces the availability of funds to strengthen and improve the infrastructure and performance of tribal public health agencies and tribal health systems through capacity building and quality improvement. Initiating tribal-specific programs will allow awardees to accelerate and expand the reach and health impact of tribal public health infrastructure. Letters of intent are due June 17, 2013 (Optional); the application deadline is July 15,…

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Upcoming Webinar: Performance Management in Public Health -- From Conceptualization to Implementation

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 | 3:00PM ET

Building and using an effective performance management system is an important part of developing a culture of continuous quality improvement in your health department. It is also a requirement in domain 9 of the Public Health Accreditation Board's (PHAB's) accreditation standards and measures.

Performance management is the use of data…

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Upcoming Webinar: Sustaining Your Coalition

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

2:00-3:30 pm Eastern

Engaged community coalitions can be a critical driver for community health and chronic disease prevention efforts. This Webinar will provide participants with strategies and tools for successfully engaging and sustaining community coalitions and partnerships. Presenters will discuss techniques for keeping your…

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CDC’s National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network (Tracking Network)

CDC’s National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network (Tracking Network), is the first surveillance system to integrate data on health, exposure and hazard information systems. The Tracking Network contains data for air and water contaminants, nine individual and population health conditions and exposures, and national demographic statistics. The Tracking Network is expanding the use of environmental public health data, creating cutting edge…

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