APHA presents four opportunities to talk about improving the health of our communities.
The Power of How: Using Tested Metaphors to Build Public Understanding about Environmental Health
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 1:30–2:45 p.m. EDT
APHA has just released an exciting new set of communications tools and resources based on a multi-year, multi-method inquiry into how the American public thinks and talks about environmental health. To introduce the findings’ framing strategies, we are hosting a three-part webinar series. Parts one and two are recorded, part three will occur May 5.
CDC’s Community Guide: Improving the Science of Built Environment and Public Health for Physical Activity
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 2 p.m. EDT
CDC’s Community Guide provides evidence-based interventions and recommendations for addressing public health challenges and chronic disease factors. In this webinar, participants will hear about new updates to the Community Guide that focus specifically on built environment factors to improve physical activity, and hear some examples of how to put such interventions into place at the local level.
Population Health in the context of the Affordable Care Act:
The Role and Accountability of Hospitals and Health Systems
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 1-2:30 p.m. EDT
During this webinar, we will provide an overview of the strategic processes, tools and frameworks used by one health system to guide its 35 hospitals in the strategic planning process. Many of the hospitals worked with local health departments and other key community stakeholders, and used a set of tools including evidence-based snapshots, to develop high impact strategies. The lessons learned and future challenges and opportunities for engagement of hospitals in the population health discourse will be discussed.
CHES, CME, CNE or OP continuing education credits are available for this activity.
A Public Health Approach to Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 2-3:30 p.m. EDT
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has characterized prescription drug overdose as an epidemic. This webinar will feature an overview of the science and include federal and state level prevention efforts. The prescriber’s perspective will be presented, along with recognizing the important role of policy in addressing this burden.