Category: Announcements


ITUP Regional Workshops Set for Next Month in Northern California

The Insure the Uninsured Project (ITUP) will be holding three regional workshops in northern rural counties in May. Recall, the ITUP workshops will be held to provide updates on state and federal health reform and share local challenges and best practices. The upcoming workshops locations include: North Rural – Mendocino: Tuesday, May 15, 11:30 am…

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2018 NACCHO Award Nominations Due Next Week

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is accepting submissions for several local health department and public health practitioner awards. Submissions are due next Friday, May 4 at 11:59 PST for the following awards: 2018 National Advocate of the Year Award: This award seeks to recognize outstanding accomplishments of LHD staff related…

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CDPH Accreditation Workshops to be Held in May and June

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is sponsoring two new workshops on public health accreditation topics. The first workshop on workforce development entitled “Discovering and Working with Your Talents and Strengths” will be held on Tuesday, May 22 in Sacramento, and the second workshop on community health assessments (CHA) and community health improvement plans (CHIP) will…

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ITUP Announces Series of Regional Workshops

The Insured the Uninsured Project (ITUP) recently announced its series of 2018 regional workshops to be held throughout the state. The workshops convene local leaders for constructive dialogue and creative problem-solving related to health reform. This year’s workshop topics will feature: Behavioral health integration and improvement Health reform in California ITUP utilizes workgroup findings to…

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Safe States Issues Injury and Violence Prevention Orientation Toolkit

Safe States, an alliance to strengthen the practice of injury and violence prevention, recently issued an injury and violence prevention toolkit as an online resource guide for public health practitioners and related professionals. The toolkit includes a curated compilation of training resources and materials centered on the core competencies of injury and violence prevention and…

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Kaiser Permanente Announces New Firearm Injury Prevention Initiative

This week, Kaiser Permanente announced the formation of the Kaiser Permanente Task Force on Firearm Injury Prevention and a $2 million investment in research to prevent injuries and death caused by firearms. In 2016, firearm-related injuries caused over 30,000 deaths in the United States, and Kaiser Permanente treated more than 11,000 victims of gunshot wounds…

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APHA’s National Public Health Week 2018 Set for Next Week

The American Public Health Association’s (APHA) National Public Health Week (NPHW) is set to occur next week, April 2, 2018 – April 6, 2018. NPHW is utilized to highlight the ever-important work of public health in creating the healthiest nation in one generation. The week celebrates the power of prevention, advocacy for health and fair…

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CDC Declares April STD Awareness Month

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has declared April 2018 as STD Awareness Month. This year’s theme is “Treat Me Right” which is intended to encourage health care providers to foster a trusting patient-provider relationship and ensure patients are correctly diagnosed. The theme is also intended to encourage patients to know what…

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Save the Date—Integrated Chronic Disease Prevention Regional Convening

The CHEAC-CCLHO California Chronic Disease Prevention Leadership Project will be hosting a regional convening workshop titled, Innovative Approaches to Creating an Integrated Chronic Disease Prevention Agenda. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, June 13 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at The California Endowment – Oakland Regional Office in Oakland, California. Local health department…

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