Category: Announcements


CDC Launches Diabetes State Burden Toolkit

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new Diabetes State Burden Toolkit with state-specific data. The toolkit breaks the burden of diabetes down into three categories: health burden, economic burden, and mortality. Based on 2013 data, for example, the toolkit shows a cost of $19,410 per person aged 19-64 with diabetes in…

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NACCHO Strategies for Promoting Tobacco Cessation Webinar

On Wednesday, June 21, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) will host a webinar on low-cost strategies for tobacco prevention. The webinar will take place from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm (PST) and will explore ways local health departments can integrate the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Tips from…

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NACCHO Invites LHD Staff to Participate in Sentinel Network

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is inviting LHD staff to join the HIV, STI, and Viral Hepatitis Sentinel Network to gather and share information on LHD efforts, needs, challenges, and successes related to sexually transmitted diseases. Information will be collected from the Sentinel Network through brief quarterly queries and virtual…

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NACCHO Launches Advocacy Toolkit

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) recently launched an Advocacy Toolkit to help public health professionals and advocates reach out to Members of Congress and their staff. The toolkit includes items such as strategies for communicating with Congress, tips on how to become a valuable resource for policymakers, budget and appropriations…

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CDPH to hold Naloxone Grant Program Webinar in May

The California Department of Public Health will be holding an additional webinar for local health departments to address questions regarding the receipt and distribution of naloxone. The webinar will give participants the opportunity to hear from other LHDs about their experiences distributing naloxone, including issuing standing orders and addressing liability concerns. Two webinars were held…

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Humboldt County Names New Public Health Director

Michele Stephens was recently named the new director for Humboldt County’s Public Health Branch as of March 12, 2017.  Michele has been with the Humboldt County Department of Health & Human Services since 2006, and has served as both a supervisor and manager in the department’s Child Welfare Services Division.  Please join us in welcoming…

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Accreditation and Quality Improvement Resources Available

The Association of State And Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) just recently released two leadership guides, one on public health accreditation and one on performance management.  We’re pleased to note both documents are authored by Ron Chapman, MD, MPH, Health Officer, Yolo County, and former CDPH Director.  Dr. Chapman, along with Leslie M. Beitsch, MD, JD,…

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Maternal, Infant, and Child Health Webinar to be held on May 18

Healthy People 2020 is hosting a webinar exploring the progress made toward achieving the  maternal, infant, and child health leading health indicators, on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PST. The webinar will highlight efforts in Cincinnati to reduce infant mortality and preterm birth rates.  For more information and to register for…

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EMSA Director’s Advisory Group (DAG)

CHEAC is looking for one member to serve as the CHEAC representative on the Director’s Advisory Group (DAG) for the Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA).  This group of various EMS stakeholders, including EMSAAC, hospitals, ambulance providers, and fire and law enforcement representatives, meets with the leadership of the EMS Authority to discuss a variety of…

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