|Thursday, September 3, 2015
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|Webinar Series on the Intersection of Public Health and Health Care—The Role of Law. The American Health Lawyers Association and the Public Health Law Program (PHLP) are co-hosting a six-part, free webinar series focused on legal issues at the intersection of public health and health care. The fourth webinar in the series Implementing the ACA—Community Health Needs Assessments, will take place Friday, September 18, 2015, 1:00–2:30 pm (EDT). This webinar will describe federally qualified health centers and rural health clinics and give practical insight into the field.
Tools and Resources: State Strategies to Improve Health and Control Costs. CDC, in partnership with the National Governors Association and the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, has recently developed tools and resources on state strategies to improve health and control cost that will provide public health stakeholders, governors’ offices, and Medicaid directors with specific, evidence-based population health strategies that can be integrated into healthcare delivery systems to improve health outcomes and reduce the cost of care within five years. The resources give statistics about the health burden and information about the economic costs associated with improving tobacco control, improving asthma control, and preventing tooth decay.
Special Ethics Pre-Conference Session at the 143rd Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association.The APHA Learning Institute is offering a course for public health professionals, LI1005 Good Decision Making in Real Time: Practical Public Health Ethics for Health Officials, at the 2015 Annual APHA meeting. The ethics session will take place October 31, 2015, from 9:00 am–5:00 pm in Chicago, Illinois. It will introduce the basics of public health ethics and engage participants in discussion of case studies on issues public health officials are likely to face. Contact Drue Barrett at DBarrett@cdc.gov or 404-639-4690 for more information about the course. APHA’s 2015 Meeting will take place October 31–November 4, 2015. Register by September 17, 2015, for early bird rates.