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PHF E-News: News for Public Health (September 2023)

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Topic: PHF News, TRAIN, Workforce Development

Date: 9/20/2023

Public health news, resources, tools, and information to improve organizational performance, equip the workforce, and build public health infrastructure.
PHF E-News: News for Public Health

Register for the 2023 Public Health Learning Forum and TRAIN Learning Network Annual Meeting

Join the Public Health Foundation (PHF) at the 2023 Public Health Learning Forum and TRAIN Learning Network Annual Meeting! The theme for this year's meeting is Rebuilding the Public Health Workforce, with topics addressing health equity, academic health department partnerships, Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals, Racial Justice Competencies, recruitment and retention, and more. Register today to secure your spot for this important meeting.

Mpox Case Investigation in Baltimore City:Lessons Learned and Tips for Public Health Professionals

M​pox took the world by storm in 2022, ushering in another global public health challenge. The constant commitment from the public health workforce has contributed to the drastic decline in reported daily cases. In a recent blog post by Nakilia Thompson, Health Communications Associate at PHF, she shares her lessons learned while working as an mpox Case Investigator in Baltimore City. Read the blog post and explore tips and resources relevant to all public health professionals serving their communities.

Updated Social Determinants of Health Training Plan

Interested in learning about the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) and applications and interventions to address them? Explore PHF’s updated SDOH Training Plan available on the TRAIN Learning Network (TRAIN). This training plan provides an overview of the SDOH, with 18 courses in three key sections: Foundations, Populations and Social Context, and Applications and Key Interventions. Register for the training plan in TRAIN today.

Join the Council on Linkages for September 26th Meeting

Mark your calendars to join the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice (Council on Linkages) for its next meeting on September 26, 2023, from 2-4pm EDT. Hear the latest on Council on Linkages initiatives, including the Academic Health Department Learning Community, Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals, and Council on Linkages contributions to rebuilding the public health workforce. The meeting will be held virtually, and all who are interested are welcome to attend. Visit the meeting webpage to learn more.

Welcoming Tennessee TRAIN

PHF welcomes the Tennessee Department of Health as the newest member of our TRAIN community. Tennessee becomes the 30th state TRAIN affiliate. View all of our TRAIN affiliates and learn how your state can become the 31st affiliate.

Prepare for the Fall 2023 Vaccination Season with TRAIN

Fall is rapidly approaching, and with it comes the increased circulation of respiratory illnesses within communities. Vaccines such as those used to prevent the flu, COVID-19, and RSV are now available to help slow the spread. Prepare your immunization staff for fall vaccination season with the updated Building Awareness of Immunization and Vaccinestraining plan, including videos on vaccine expiration dates and beyond-use dates or times for vaccine inventory management. Access the training plan on TRAIN today.

CDC Recommends Updated COVID-19 Vaccines

Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended an updated COVID-19 vaccine for everyone six months and older. Updated vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna are becoming available. Immunization remains the best way to reduce the risk of developing severe COVID-19 complications and hospitalization. Learn more about the latest CDC COVID-19 vaccine recommendation.

Working to Create Accessible Sepsis Resources

The need for accessible resources and training on sepsis is crucial year-round. CDC recently announced the first-ever Hospital Sepsis Program Core Elements initiative to help optimize hospital sepsis programs. In continuing to strengthen sepsis programs, the Sepsis Alliance Institute has made high-quality trainings available through TRAIN to include introductory courses on the basics of sepsis, the importance of managing antimicrobial resistance, and training for first responders. ​Explore these and other high-quality sepsis trainings in TRAIN.

Join PHF at the 2023 Open Forum: Next Generation

Mark your calendar to join PHF at this year’s Open Forum: Next Generation. PHF will lead discussions and share resources and tools on topics, including the Core Competencies and communication and promotion strategies to build organizational relationships. Open Forum will be held in person in Indianapolis, IN, from September 27-29, 2023. Learn more and register today.
Mark Your Calendars: Upcoming Events

National Sepsis Awareness Month

September 1-30, 2023

Learn more.

Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice Meeting (Virtual)

September 26, 2023 from 2-4pm EDT

Learn more and register.

Pain in the Nation 2023: The Epidemics of Alcohol, Drug, and Suicide Deaths(Webinar)

Presented by Trust for America's Health

September 26, 2023 from 2-3pm EDT

Learn more and register.

2023 Open Forum: Next Generation

September 27-29, 2023 in Indianapolis, IN

Learn more and register.

2023 Public Health Learning Forum and TRAIN Learning Network Annual Meeting

October 16-19, 2023 in Richmond, VA

Learn more and register.

American Public Health Association 2023 Annual Meeting & Expo

November 12-15, 2023 in Atlanta, GA

Learn more and register.

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PHF E-News: News for Public Health (September 2023)