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December 2019

December 3
Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) During Pregnancy

The AMCHP-ASTHO Promoting Innovation in State MCH Policymaking (PRISM) project is hosting a webinar on the use of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) among pregnant women in substance use disorder treatment. This webinar will highlight current research and treatment recommendations on the use of MAT among pregnant women, policy considerations, and opportunities for Title V programs to support MAT efforts in states. The webinar will feature Hendree Jones PhD, Researcher and Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Executive Director at the UNC Horizons program, and Rick Massatti, State Opioid Treatment Authority for the state of Ohio.

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November 2019

November 21
ASTHOConnects 2019 ASTHO Vision Awardee Showcase

The ASTHO Vision Awards are presented annually to recognize outstanding state and territorial health department programs or initiatives that demonstrate creative and innovative approaches to address public health needs or challenges. During this webinar, we will hear from the four 2019 Vision Award winners, Texas Department of State Health Services, New York State Department of Health, Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services.

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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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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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August 2019

August 20-22
OMNI In-Person Meeting #2

Invitation only. Meeting of the Opioid Use Disorder, Maternal Outcome, Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Initiative (OMNI) Learning Community and planning sessions.

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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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August 6
ASTHOConnects: State Uses of the PFAS Exposure Assessment Technical Tools

The webinar will focus on these states’ use of the PFAS Exposure Assessment Technical Tools (PEATT)—a guidance document developed by the Centers for Disease Control and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) to measure PFAS exposures through drinking water sources. Results from the PEATT allow health officials to estimate levels of exposure for the entire affected community, not just those individuals tested. The PEATT also provides guidance on how to share these results with affected communities.

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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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