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Surveillance in Public Health Training


This course is cosponsored by CDC (Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services) and Emory University (Rollins School of Public Health). Classes will be taught by CDC and Emory field experts.

May 18 – 22, 2020
(deadline April 18, 2020 or later with available seating)

$850 (4.5 days training)

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Course Covers:

  • History of Public Health Surveillance (PHS)
  • Overview of PHS
  • Considerations in planning PHS
  • Sources and collection of data for PHS
  • Data science and its role in PHS
  • Analysis and Interpretation of PHS data
  • Communicating PHS data
  • Ethics and legal issues in PHS
  • State and Local issues in PHS
  • The Emerging Role of Artificial Intelligence in PHS
  • Evaluating PHS data/systems

Special topics in Public Health Surveillance (PHS):

  • Foodborne/Molecular surveillance
  • Cancer surveillance
  • Syndromic surveillance
  • HIV/AIDS surveillance

Hands-on table top PHS case study exercises:

  • Epidemiologic response to Hurricane
  • NY City Surveillance
  • Development of Surveillance Systems


6th International Meeting on Indigenous Women’s Health

“Advancing and advocating for health in rural and urban communities.”

February 18-21, 2020
Marriott Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM

The International Indigenous Women’s Health Meeting, held every two years, focuses on innovative clinical care models and community-based approaches to health for women and their families in First Nations, Inuit, Métis, American Indian and Alaska Native and other Indigenous communities. During the meeting, participants will further strengthen their knowledge about prevalent health problems facing Indigenous women and acquire practical skills. Opportunities to share knowledge and support one another’s efforts, to
network, and to develop partnerships are built into the program. Topics include: rural maternity safety, trauma-informed care, maternal substance use and cultural safety. Optional hands-on sessions are available for clinical skills building and safety planning.

Program Objectives/Outcomes:

  • Employ enhanced systems of culturally-informed care to advance the health status of Indigenous women
  • Examine strategies and unique solutions to meet the emerging health needs of women in Indigenous populations
  • Implement evidence-informed practices that enhance the health care team’s clinical skills in providing quality women’s health and maternity care to Indigenous women
  • Develop partnerships to increase collaboration and information exchange between those working in Indigenous women’s health in both rural and urban settings internationally
  • Identify opportunities to improve capacity building and advocacy efforts in maternity and women’s health care


Secondary Analysis of Existing Datasets in Heart, Lung, and Blood Diseases and Sleep Disorders (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed)

Grant Opportunities

The goal of this funding opportunity is to stimulate the use of existing human datasets for well-focused secondary analyses to investigate novel scientific ideas or new models, systems, tools, methods, or technologies that have the potential for significant impact on biomedical or biobehavioral research in areas relevant to the NHLBI mission. This FOA actively supports the use of existing database resources to conduct additional analyses secondary to a project’s originally-intended primary purpose. Applications may be related to, but must be distinct from, the specific aims of the original data collection. It will not support the collection of new data.

Applications Due: Nov. 25, 2022

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Using Evidence-Based Interventions to Increase Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening in Urban AI/AN Communities Nationwide

Grant Opportunities

Screen Our Circle (SOC) is a National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It aims to increase cancer screenings and early detection rates in urban AI/AN clinics across the nation, ultimately reducing the impacts of breast and cervical cancer in Indian Country. SOC provides support to urban AI/AN clinics and assists in removing screening barriers by raising awareness of cancer burdens and solutions, promoting health system changes, and performing community education and outreach activities.

Applications Due: Dec. 31, 2019

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GATHER Food Sovereignty Grant

Grant Opportunities

With the generous support of the Indigenous Peoples Fund at Tides Foundation, First Nations will establish a Gather Food Sovereignty Grant that will support work contributing to building a national movement that will fulfill a vision of Native communities and food systems that are self-directed, well-resourced and supported by community policies and systems. This opportunity is targeting emerging projects that focus on developing Tribal Food Sovereignty. Through the first round of the Gather Food Sovereignty Grant, First Nations expects to award up to 8 grant awards of approximately $32,000 to support Native American-led food sovereignty work.

Applications Due: Feb. 27, 2020 (no later than 5 p.m. Mountain Time)

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