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April 2019

April 25
ASTHOConnects: Federal Initiatives to Address Environmental PFAS Contamination

Join ASTHO, national partners, and state health agency officials in learning more about federal initiatives to address the issue of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) contamination across the country. This webinar is designed to inform state and territorial health officials and their staff about the ongoing federal initiatives to address environmental PFAS contamination and associated human exposures.

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May 2019

May 6-9
SRD and CFO Annual Meetings

Invitation only. The Senior Deputies Annual Meeting provides an opportunity to strengthen relationships between state, territorial and federal partners and share programmatic priorities and best practices in public health. The Chief Financial Officers Peer Network in-person meeting provides a place for CFOs to network with their peers and non-traditional partners to build upon their skills in public health economics and financial management. Public health budgets have remained stable or even declined in recent years, even as the complexities of public health have worsened and new challenges have emerged.

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May 13-15
2019 Prevention for States and Data-Driven Prevention Initiative Recipient Meeting

This meeting is one of the few opportunities recipients have to convene and share promising practices and innovations, both of which are critical for moving programs forward. This is also an opportunity for our state program partners to engage with Injury Center and Division leadership, network with peers, and to interact with subject matter experts regarding the strategies highlighted in the Prevention for States and Data Driven Prevention Initiative cooperative agreements.

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May 13
ASTHOConnects Series on Brain Health: Ask the Experts

Engage with experts from the national and state level about specific ways to incorporate brain health, Alzheimer’s disease, and caregiving content into programs in your jurisdiction. Tools, examples, and practical tips will be provided. Speakers will be ready to answer questions you submit in advance. The information provided will move efforts toward action in your jurisdiction.

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May 14-15
Pfs/DDPI Awardee Meeting

Invitation only. The 2019 Prevention for States and Data-Driven Prevention Initiative Recipient Meeting is one of the few opportunities recipients have to convene and share promising practices and innovations, both of which are critical for moving programs forward.

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May 15-16
2019 NAVCO Annual Meeting

Invitation only. NAVCO representatives from the states and territories will convene to discuss current vector-borne issues

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May 21-22
NARR Annual Meeting

Invitation only. NARR members and federal partners convene annually to collaborate on upcoming priorities, share lessons learned, promising practices and maintain a pulse check on the overall capability of the nation to respond to radiological incidents.

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May 30
ASTHO Leadership Summit on Adverse Childhood Experiences

Invitation only. The goal of the summit is to promote engagement and cross-sector partnerships between state health leadership, behavioral health departments, and state epidemiologists to address upstream approaches to the primary prevention of ACEs. We are looking to have a targeted discussion on the connection between ACEs and other health problems, including substance misuse, suicide, chronic disease, other forms of violence, and intergenerational patterns leading to poor health outcomes. Emphasis will be placed on how states are using the ACEs BRFSS module to inform their work. Evidence based, informed, and experience-based interventions will be shared, and attention will be given to how preventing ACEs is a primary prevention tool for opioid use and misuse.

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June 2019

June 4-7
Insular Area Climate and Health Summit

Invitation only. This is the second Climate and Health Summit hosted by the ASTHO Environmental Health team. Its purpose is to convene representatives from territorial and insular area health agencies to discuss agency priorities and learn from subject matter experts. It will be followed by a two-day surveillance workshop hosted by a GIS instructor from the National Library of Medicine.

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June 12
Lubbock Regional Opioid Workshop

The purpose of this workshop is to enhance local capacity to gather and analyze opioid and other substance use surveillance data. Attendees will receive hands-on training on ESSENCE, which uses near real-time data from emergency departments throughout Texas, and Texas Health Data, an interactive website managed by the Texas Department of State Health Services. In addition, attendees will learn how to use data to inform local public health strategies.

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June 17-18
New Health Officer Orientation

Invitation only. The CDC will be extending an invitation to newly appointed S/THOs to participate in New Health Officer Orientation on June 17-18 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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June 18-19
GIS Surveillance Workshop

Invitation only. Up to ten state or territorial health agency staff will participate in a workshop about GIS applications for vector borne disease.

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June 18-20
State Environmental Health Directors (SEHD) Peer Network Annual Meeting

Invitation only. This meeting is an annual convening of state and territorial environmental health directors, federal partners, and NGO partners. Attendees come together to hear updates on key environmental health issues, as well as connect and collaborate with peers in other states. This will be the 12th convening of the full SEHD peer group.

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June 19
ALI: Strategic Communications Workshop

S/THO only. ASTHO will host a day of intensive communications training for all health officials. This will include breakout sessions on executive presence, working with the media and crisis communication. All members are invited to attend.

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June 19
ASTHO Board Meeting

Invitation only. ASTHO will host its quarterly board meeting in Atlanta.

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June 20-21
State Legislative Liaisons Annual Meeting

Invitation only. The State Legislative Liaison Annual Meeting convenes state legislative liaisons to provide information, knowledge, and resources about the evaluation and application of emerging public health law and policy. The annual meeting provides an opportunity for peer sharing and work and learn from subject matter experts as well as policymakers about key public health policy issues.

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June 25
Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition Meeting

Invitation only. The Making Dialysis Safer for Patients Coalition is a partnership of various public and private sector organizations working together to prevent bloodstream infections in hemodialysis patients and increase the visibility of CDC recommended practices. This is the third in-person meeting of partners dedicated to making dialysis safer for patients.

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July 2019

July 9-11
National Viral Hepatitis Planning Meeting

Invitation only. A National Meeting for states and selected local jurisdictions to share strategies and challenges around viral hepatitis elimination planning.

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July 16
Arlington Regional Opioid Workshop

The purpose of this workshop is to enhance local capacity to gather and analyze opioid and other substance use surveillance data. Attendees will receive hands-on training on ESSENCE, which uses near real-time data from emergency departments throughout Texas, and Texas Health Data, an interactive website managed by the Texas Department of State Health Services. In addition, attendees will learn how to use data to inform local public health strategies.

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August 2019

August 5
Longview Regional Opioid Workshop

The purpose of this workshop is to enhance local capacity to gather and analyze opioid and other substance use surveillance data. Attendees will receive hands-on training on ESSENCE, which uses near real-time data from emergency departments throughout Texas, and Texas Health Data, an interactive website managed by the Texas Department of State Health Services. In addition, attendees will learn how to use data to inform local public health strategies.

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August 7
Houston Regional Opioid Workshop

The purpose of this workshop is to enhance local capacity to gather and analyze opioid and other substance use surveillance data. Attendees will receive hands-on training on ESSENCE, which uses near real-time data from emergency departments throughout Texas, and Texas Health Data, an interactive website managed by the Texas Department of State Health Services. In addition, attendees will learn how to use data to inform local public health strategies.

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September 2019

September 23-25
ASTHO 2019 Annual Meeting

ASTHO's largest meeting of the year will occur at the Hyatt Regency in Bethesda, MD. Mark your calendar in anticipation of this valuable meeting.

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October 2019

October 22-24
15th Annual ASTHO DPHP Meeting

Invitation only. An annual meeting to bring together the ASTHO directors of public health preparedness, preparedness staff, federal partners, affiliates and ASTHO staff. The meeting focuses on the emerging climate of health security while supporting peer-to-peer relationships with panels on lessons learned and promising practices. Affiliates and federal partners are invited to present on policies, tools and other relevant areas that aid in building the capacity of the DPHP workforce.

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