and Medscape are proud to introduce a new free
continuing education (CE) activity. This activity includes the Advisory
Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations for use of the
hepatitis A vaccine for persons experiencing homelessness. The ACIP
recommendations reported in MMWR are the basis of the activity.
This activity is for public health
officials, emergency medicine clinicians, family medicine practitioners,
infectious disease physicians, internists, nurses, pediatricians,
pharmacists, and other physicians who care for homeless patients who might
benefit from vaccination against hepatitis A.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to—
- Describe the specific ACIP
recommendation for use of the hepatitis A vaccine for persons
experiencing homelessness and the implications for public health
- Determine clinical considerations for use of the
hepatitis A vaccine for persons experiencing homelessness, according to
the ACIP recommendations; and
- Explain the rationale for use of the hepatitis A
vaccine for persons experiencing homelessness, according to the ACIP
this free MMWR/Medscape CE activity here. If you are not a registered user on
Medscape, register for free or log in without a password and get
unlimited access to all CE activities and other Medscape features.
For more information on upcoming trainings and conferences organized or
sponsored by federal agencies or COCA partner organizations, which include
non-federal organizations, visit this page. It has been
updated to include conferences from August-December 2019.
Public Health Grand Rounds
is a monthly webcast created to foster discussion on major public health
issues. The Grand Rounds sessions also highlight how CDC and its partners
are already addressing these challenges and discuss recommendations for
future research and practice. Visit Grand Rounds On-Demand to
browse upcoming and previous presentations. Free CE is
available for most topics.
Looking for training on
other public health topics? CDC TRAIN, CDC's online learning system,
provides access to more than 1,000 courses that CDC programs, grantees,
and other funded partners have developed. CDC has approved and verified
courses offered by CDC providers.
Discover CDC Learning
Connection’s featured trainings for August!
Policy Analysis and
has been a useful tool in many public health achievements. Take
CDC’s Introduction to Policy Analysis in Public Health course to
learn techniques for analyzing public health policy options.
resistance is an urgent public health threat. Learn strategies to
optimize antibiotic use and combat antibiotic resistance with the
CDC’s Antibiotic Stewardship Training Course. Earn free
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Preparedness and Response Training Resources
page features scheduled and on-demand access to information on
emergency preparedness and response training resources that CDC, other
federal agencies, and COCA partners offer—be sure to view these valuable
COCA partners, do you
have a training course that is related to emergency preparedness and
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pleased to feature the National
Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) in our August COCA Partner
The NACHC was founded in 1971 to promote efficient, high quality,
comprehensive health that is accessible, culturally and linguistically
competent, community directed, and patient centered for all.
NACHC serves as the leading national advocacy organization in support of
community-based health centers and the expansion of health care access
for the medically undeserved and uninsured. They conduct research and
analysis that informs both the public and private sectors about the work
of health centers. NACHC also provides training,
leadership development and technical assistance to health center staff
and boards to support and strengthen health center operations and
NACHC also works
closely with chartered State and Regional Primary Care Associations
(PCAs) to fulfill their shared health care mission and support the
growth and development of community-based health center programs.
Read more about NACHC in
your state or region.
To learn more about NACHC, visit their website and
like them on Facebook.
Partnerships with professional associations are vital to CDC’s ability
to share information with clinicians about public health emergencies,
CDC guidance, health alert messages, and training opportunities.
Clinician's Corner Featuring Susan Little, DVM, PhD, DACVM
Welcome to the Clinician’s
month, we feature a CDC clinician, a clinician who has collaborated with
COCA, or a presenter from a COCA Call. This month we’re excited to
feature Susan Little, DVM, PhD, DACVM.
Dr. Little is a Regents Professor and the Krull-Ewing Endowed Chair in
veterinary parasitology at Oklahoma State University where she teaches
veterinary students and oversees a research program focused on ticks and
tick-borne infections. She has been active in research on ticks and
tick-borne infections in North America for more than 20 years and has
received numerous awards for teaching and research. In 2017, she
received the Distinguished Veterinary Parasitologist Award from the
American Association of Veterinary Parasitologists.
Dr. Little received her undergraduate degree from Cornell University
after which she pursued her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine at Virginia
Tech. She then completed her PhD from the University of Georgia.
Listen to Dr. Little present during a COCA Call: The Changing
Distribution of Ticks and Tick-borne Infections. Free CE is
available until January 2020.
COCA Calls offer the
most up-to-date information and guidance for clinicians about key
emergency preparedness and response topics and emerging public health
threats. If you were unable to attend a live call, you may view it on-demand. Free CE is available for most COCA Calls.
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