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PHF E-News: News for Public Health (August 2019)

Related Categories: TRAIN, Workforce Development

Topic: Community Development, Infrastructure, Strategic Planning, TRAIN, Workforce Development

Date: 8/19/2019

News, resources, tools, and information on performance management, quality improvement, and workforce development to improve the quality and performance of your organization and the health of your community.
PHF E-News: News for Public Health
TRAIN Learning Network Reaches Milestone, Surges Past 2 Million Health Workers

The Public Health Foundation (PHF) announced today that the TRAIN Learning Network now reaches more than two million professionals, volunteers, students, and others – expanding learning opportunities to public health, healthcare, behavioral health, preparedness, and other members of the health workforce. The milestone marks rapid growth for TRAIN, which has grown by more than one million users since early 2016. TRAIN also welcomes California and North Dakota as the latest state affiliates to join the network. Learn more about TRAIN and how it supports a skilled and well-prepared workforce.
August is National Immunization Awareness Month

National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) is an annual observance held in August to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. PHF, in collaboration with the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), developed toolkits for communicating with parents, patients, and healthcare professionals about immunization. Visit the CDC's new NIAM website today to access these communications resources and find messages that you can use to highlight the benefits of vaccination and improve the health of your community.
CDC Webinar - Strategies for Addressing Vaccine Misinformation in the Practice
August 28, 2019 from 1-2pm EDT

Join PHF and immunization experts from CDC, RefuahHealth Center, and Kids Plus Pediatrics during National Immunization Awareness Month for an upcoming webinar, Strategies for Addressing Vaccine Misinformation in the Practice, on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 from 1-2pm EDT. This webinar is free to join, but registration is required. Mark your calendar and register today for this event.
Have You Heard?
Milwaukee Hires PHF to Conduct Audit of Lead Program

PHF is working with the City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin to help identify improvements to the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program run by the Milwaukee Health Department. Read more about the project on Urban Milwaukee's website.
Resource Spotlight:
#HowIRecommend Vaccination Video Series

The #HowIRecommend video series from CDC includes short videos on how healthcare professionals can effectively recommend vaccines and answer common questions.
Complimentary "Head" and "Heart" Messages are Needed to Counter Rising Vaccine Hesitancy

In the September/October 2019 issue of the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, Mike Fraser, Executive Director of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, writes that public health leaders need to target communication to both the rational, decision-making part of our brains as well as the more emotional, irrational part that is driving parents to delay or refuse vaccines at the pediatrician. Read the article and Fraser's tips on more effective communication practices to increase vaccination rates.
Coming Soon:
Cross-Sector Collaboration Tool

Are you working across sectors to improve population health? Working with more than 500 health departments, PHF knows what it takes to collaborate successfully with your partners. We are working on a Cross Sector Collaboration tool to help make sure that your organization is well prepared to make an impact in your community - stay tuned for its release in a future issue. In the meantime, you can contact Ron Bialek at or (202)218-4420 to learn how PHF can help you achieve your population health improvement goals starting today.
Mark Your Calendar: Upcoming Events
National Immunization Awareness Month
August 1-31, 2019

CDC Webinar - Strategies for Addressing Vaccine Misinformation in the Practice
August 28, 2019 from 1-2pm EDT

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) Annual Meeting
September 23-25, 2019 in Bethesda, MD

National Summit on the Social Determinants of Health
October 20-22, 2019 in San Diego, CA


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PHF E-News: News for Public Health (August 2019)