COCA Email Updates: November 10 – November 17, 2014
Available for download: November 17, 2014, COCA Email Update
COCA News and Announcements
Upcoming COCA Calls/Webinars:
Date:November 20, 2014
Time:2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (EDT)
Dial in Number:800-779-5194 (U.S. Callers)
Cervical cancer is vastly preventable, but there are still women who develop and die from cervical cancer every year. Human papillomavirus (HPV) types associated with cervical cancer can be prevented through screening tests and HPV vaccination. These measures are effective to prevent HPV infection and highlight the importance of clinicians taking action to establish evidence-based practices in screening and vaccination. During this COCA Webinar, clinicians will learn about CDC’s HPV vaccination recommendations and the USPSTF cervical cancer screening recommendations.
Recent COCA Calls/Webinars:
Date:October 20, 2014
Date:October 14, 2014
Free continuing education credits (CME, CNE, ACPE, CEU, CECH, and AAVSB/RACE) are available for most calls. More information about free CE.
CDC Emergency Response – 2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa
CDC Safety Training Course for Healthcare Workers Going to West Africa in Response to the 2014 Ebola Outbreak (Spaces still available for the December 2-4 and December 15-17, 2014 classes)
CDC News and Announcements
Each week select science clips are shared with the public health community to enhance awareness of emerging scientific knowledge. The focus is applied public health research and prevention science that has the capacity to improve health now.
Public Health Preparedness
Find preparedness resources for all hazards.
Find online and in-person training resources.
Natural Disasters and Severe Weather
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
MMWR publications are prepared by CDC. Electronically Subscribe.
November 14, 2014 / Vol. 63 / No. 45 Download .pdf document of this issue
- Great American Smokeout — November 20, 2014
- Tobacco Use Among Middle and High School Students — United States, 2013
- Estimated Burden of Keratitis — United States, 2010
- Possible Eradication of Wild Poliovirus Type 3 — Worldwide, 2012
- Progress Toward Regional Measles Elimination — Worldwide, 2000–2013
Infectious, Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
Weekly Flu View – November 7(CDC)
Flu View is a weekly influenza surveillance report prepared by CDC Influenza Division. All data are preliminary and may change as CDC receives more reports.
Health care providers play an important role during flu season. The following guidance and information will assist health care providers and service organizations to plan and respond to seasonal flu.
Current Travel Warnings - November 12 (US Department of State)
The U.S. Department of State issues Travel Warnings when long-term, protracted conditions make a country dangerous or unstable. Travel Warnings recommend that Americans avoid or carefully consider the risk of travel to that country. The State Department also issues Travel Warnings when the U.S. Government's ability to assist American citizens is constrained due to the closure of an embassy or consulate, or because of a drawdown of State Department staff.
Food, Drug and Device Safety
MedWatch is your Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gateway for clinically important safety information and reporting serious problems with human medical products.
FoodSafety.gov Reports FDA and USDA Food Recalls, Alerts, Reporting & Resources – (HHS/USDA/FDA/CDC/NIH)
Foodsafety.gov lists notices of recalls and alerts from both FDA and USDA. Visitors to the site can report a problem or make inquiries.
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