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February 2019

February 13
Austin 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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March 2019

March 6-7
Accountable Health Communities Convening

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials will a convening to share knowledge, strengthen relationships, and explore collaborations between participants and community integrators to address health-related social needs. Participants will include Accountable Health Communities Alignment Track Bridge Organizations, state public health and Medicaid leaders, health insurance plans, healthcare providers, philanthropies, federal partners, and community integrators advancing access to health and social services.

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March 11-14
ASTHO Washington Week

Leaders in public health will convene in Washington, DC for an exciting week to establish and strengthen state and federal relationships, meet with key HHS members and discover more about the power to influence as a leader.

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March 25
ASTHOConnects Series on Brain Health: Conversation and Cup of Joe

Learn from the CDC and featured states about current efforts to implement brain health and Alzheimer’s disease programs in your jurisdiction including using the HBI Road Map. The CDC’s Alzheimer’s Disease and Healthy Aging Program will present data from the BRFSS Optional Modules on subjective cognitive decline and caregiving. The featured states will share their experience incorporating brain health messages into public health by using the HBI Road Map.

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April 2019

April 16-17
PCO Training Academy Kickoff Meeting

This is an in-person convening that will last approximately 1.5 days and will be an opportunity for all participants to hear from experts in the field and from HRSA so that everyone is working with the same set of common knowledge about PCO roles and responsibilities. The convening will include focused sessions on areas of interest and technical assistance needs among the participating PCO directors. Potential sessions for the in-person convening include presentations from HRSA staff on their role in PCOs’ work, the scope of PCO responsibilities, and federal requirements, timelines and processes for PCOs, workforce subject matter experts to discuss best and promising practices around provider training, recruitment, and retention, and how best to use the tools available to PCOs, primary care association (PCA) leaders to discuss how to form effective PCO/PCA partnerships, and subject matter experts in payment and delivery reform to discuss how PCOs can participate in their states’/territories’ healthcare transformation efforts to ensure that primary care, prevention, and workforce capacity are part of the conversation. (All Training Academy mentee participants will be expected to attend the in-person convening.) INVITATION ONLY - Meeting held at ASTHO Headquarters

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