Epi Methods Planning Call

You are invited to attend the next Epi Methods Planning Call on Monday, March 12 at 3pm ET.

The call will be a facilitated discussion and brainstorming session with the ISDS Analytic Solutions Committee to develop topics for use cases for state/local health departments.

Specific areas of interest include but are not limited to influenza, mental health, and opioid surveillance.

Register here to join the call

Below is a list of discussion questions for the call:

  • What types of data do you and your colleagues regularly work with?
  • What types of questions about the data are you unsure how to address?
  • Do you need (or would you like) assistance with more advanced analyses of your data than you’re already completing?
  • What types of reports are you asked for that require more analysis than you or your staff have time to develop?

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    A two-day communication workshop for public health professionals who communicate risk, health, and disease data. This interactive training is designed and tailored to understand different risk perceptions among varying audiences and cultural groups, and hone interpersonal communication skills when meeting with individuals or small groups from the community.


    • Understand different risk perception among different audiences and cultural groups.
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    • Identify best practices in or with small groups comprised of culturally diverse individuals.


  • 06/19/19 - 06/20/19 All day

    This HHS/NIH Workshop will assess the available scientific evidence on achieving health equity in the use of clinical preventative services in a health care setting, focusing on three leading causes of death in the United States: cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. The workshop is being held in Bethesda, MD but can also be attended via NIH VideoCast.

    When: June 19-20, 2019

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    Tuesday, June 25, 2019
    2 to 3:30 pm ET; 11 am to 12:30 pm PT

    More details, including an agenda will be shared before the webinar.

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  • 07/09/19 All day

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    • Why they chose to conduct a self-assessment
    • What they learned about their organization from the process
    • Who was involved, and
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    • Voice Recording-microphones, Audacity, sound rooms

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    • Movie Maker/Movavi/IMovie titles, credits, transitions
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    For more information please contact:
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    There is no registration cost for this workshop (20 participant max), airfare and travel will have to be covered by your programs but a limited amount of rooms will be set aside for those needing lodging. It will be set on a first-come first-serve basis.

    View/Download Flyer (PDF 428KB)


    Participants will:

    • Create their own 1 to 3 minute digital story told in first person narrative.
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    Participants should bring:

    • Headphones/Earbuds
    • Photographs saved on USB drive or CD
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    Participants should bring a draft story.

    • Keep it to 300 words or less
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    This cost principles training workshop will be a follow-up to last year’s Grant Management training workshop and build on our grant management skills. Anyone involved in grant-related financial actions will benefit from this course which will cover cost principles throughout the grants lifecycle, including budget development and review, spending decisions, and site visits and audits.


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    View the Save the Date flyer for the upcoming workshop July 30 – 31, 2019 in Denver, CO.
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