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October 2018

October 18
Mission Possible: Changing the Course of Dementia, A Growing Public Health Crisis

This Mission Possible: Changing the Course of Dementia, A Growing Public Health Crisis webinar, hosted by the Alzheimer's Association, CDC, NACDD and ASTHO, will describe actions and state examples from the Updated Healthy Brain Initiative Roadmap – State Public Health including applying a public health approach to Alzheimers.

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September 2018

September 26-27
ASTHO 2018 Annual Meeting

The ASTHO 2018 Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of state and territorial health officials, federal public health officials, academic leaders, private sector health industry executives and leading public health nonprofit agencies.

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September 20
ASTHOConnects: The Value of Familial Support to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke

Join ASTHO and state/territorial health agencies for a webinar exploring the different types of return on investment (ROI) tools available to assess the value of familial engagement. The learning opportunity will also include state spotlights to discuss the use of Plan, Do, Study, Act Cycles in promoting innovative strategies in public health and its relation to family and community engagement.

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August 2018

August 28
The Role of State Health Leadership and Partnerships in Addressing Maternal Opioid Use

Join the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) and the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) for a webinar discussing the role of state health leadership and partnerships in addressing maternal opioid use. This webinar will highlight the AIM patient safety bundle – Obstetric Care for Women with Opioid Use Disorder – and state and national efforts and strategies for addressing substance use disorders, including opioid use and misuse, among women of childbearing age and during pregnancy. The webinar features states that are coordinating efforts and resources to address both neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) and maternal opioid dependency or have begun to lay the groundwork to coordinate care for both mom and baby.

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August 16
ASTHOConnects: Ask the Experts: Smoke-Free Housing Policies on Tribal Lands

Join ASTHO for a virtual session that will bring together panelists from tribes, states, national networks, and federal agencies to share successes and lessons learned in creating and sustaining smoke-free public housing policies in American Indian and Alaska Native communities.

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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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