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June 2018

June 21
ASTHOConnect: Addressing Older Adult Falls: State Examples, Medical Costs, and Opioid Misuse

ASTHOConnect: Addressing Older Adult Falls: State Examples, Medical Costs, and Opioid Misuse, hosted by ASTHO, is a webinar on older adult falls. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Injury Prevention and Control team and the University of Vermont Medical Center’s Trauma Services team share their successes, challenges, and lessons learned from ASTHO’s Older Adult Falls Prevention Learning Collaborative.

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June 15
Multi-Sector Collaborations to Advance Health Equity

ASTHO, with support from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH), hosts this Multi-Sector Collaborations to Advance Health Equity webinar.

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June 12
ASTHO and FDA Center for Tobacco Products Discuss the FDA Advance Notices of Proposed Rulemaking

ASTHO Executive Director, Mike Fraser, sits down with Mitch Zeller, Director of the FDA Center for Tobacco Products, to discuss FDA’s comprehensive nicotine and tobacco product regulatory policy.

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June 8
Understanding & Responding to the Lifelong Effects of Opioid Exposure for Infants, Children & Families

This live webcast, presented by ASTHO in association with The Forum at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, addresses the effects of the opioid epidemic on children and families. Presenters offer their perspectives and share innovative approaches to prevent ACEs relating to opioid use and promote healthy caregiver-child relationships that help buffer the effects of trauma.

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May 2018

May 30
Ask the Experts: Integrating Mental and Public Health

At the Ask the Experts: Integrating Mental and Public Health webinar, expert panelists discuss public health programs implemented for people with mental health disorders, how to systematically integrate behavioral and public health systems, and how to reduce the stigma surrounding mental and behavioral health.

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May 23
PHAB Domain 6 Webinar Series: Enforcing and Providing Education on Public Health Laws for PHAB Accreditation

The final webinar in a three-part series, Enforcing and Providing Education on Public Health Laws for PHAB Accreditation, provides attendees with information on how health agencies enforce and communicate information on public health laws. During the webinar, Wisconsin shares information on what, why, and how they’re enforcing their public health laws, and examples of documented activities for accreditation. This webinar also provides pertinent information on PHAB Standard 6.2 – "Educate Individuals and Organizations on the Meaning, Purpose, and Benefit of Public Health Laws and How to Comply," and highlights approaches for states to work with local and Tribal jurisdictions to educate and enforce public health laws.

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May 23
ASTHOConnects: In Health Matters, Place Matters -The Health Opportunity Index (HOI)

At the ASTHOConnects: In Health Matters, Place Matters -The Health Opportunity Index (HOI) webinar, the Virginia Department of Health, Office of Health Equity team provides an in-depth presentation highlighting how they developed the HOI, an online mapping tool of community health influences that allows advocates, citizens and providers to view the many factors that affect health across their state.

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May 9
PHAB Domain 6 Webinar Series: Updating Public Health Laws for PHAB Accreditation

The second webinar in a three-part series, Updating Public Health Laws for Public Health Accreditation, provides attendees with strategies and tools to review and update public health laws to meet PHAB requirements. An accredited health department, New Mexico, shares their accreditation journey and tips to successfully meet the requirements for PHAB Standard 6.1 – “Review Existing Laws and Work with Governing Entities and Elected/Appointed Officials to Update as Needed”. Washington State Board of Health also shares information on their use of Health Impact Review for updating and reviewing laws.

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