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June 2018

June 29
Ask the Experts: Improving Health Disparities in Rural Communities

Join ASTHO and CDC to learn about policy, systems, and environmental change strategies for promoting public health in rural settings. Expert panelists will discuss innovative public health programs and partnerships for improving health disparities in rural communities.

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June 26
ASTHO Webinar: Language Acquisition and Early Brain Development

The Language Acquisition and Early Brain Development Webinar, hosted by ASTHO, discusses how states and territories are encouraging positive, language-rich interactions between caregivers and children, particularly from the prenatal period to three years of age. Speakers will discuss the importance of early learning and language development for child and brain development.

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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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