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Time Out for Genetics Webinar Series
The Genetics in Primary Care Institute – a cooperative agreement between the American Academy of Pediatrics and the HRSA Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) – is now offering Time Out for Genetics, a free educational webinar series. The objective of this 10-part webinar series is to increase awareness and education regarding the provision of genetic medicine in primary care practice. It is designed for primary care clinicians, pediatricians, pediatric sub-specialists, family physicians, nurse practitioners, genetic counselors, geneticists and other stakeholders. The upcoming webinars are: Ordering the Right Tests – Genetics in Primary Care (May 31 from 12-12:30 p.m. CDT) and Genetics Evaluation, Referrals, and More – What To Do Next (Jun. 28 from 12-12:30 p.m. CDT). For more information on the Time Out for Genetics webinar series, or to register for a webinar, click here.

Environmental Public Health Tracking Webinar: Children's Health
On Jun. 1, from 1:30-3 p.m. EDT, NACCHO will host a webinar with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Environmental Public Health Tracking: Children's Health. Presenters include Heather Strosnider, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Chris DuClos, Florida Tracking Program, and Andy Smith, Maine Tracking Program. Limited space is available. To participate, e-mail Amy Chang to confirm your registration and obtain call-in information.

Upcoming AMCHP Webinar on the RHAD Toolkit
AMCHP and CDC will host a national webinar, “Emergency Preparedness and MCH: A guide to the Reproductive Health Assessment after Disaster (RHAD) Toolkit,” on Jun. 28, 2012 from 3-4 p.m. EDT. This webinar includes a description on the importance of post-disaster reproductive health assessments and the rationale for the creation of the RHAD Toolkit; highlights one state’s experience trying to capture post-disaster reproductive health data for their MCH program; and reviews the successes, challenges and lessons learned from piloting the Toolkit. Speakers will include Amy Williams, MPH, Consultant, Division of Reproductive Health/CDC; Juanita Graham, MSN, RN, Mississippi State Department of Health; and Jennifer Horney, PhD, MPH, CPH, Director, University of North Carolina Center for Public Health Preparedness. To register for the webinar, click here. For more information on the RHAD Toolkit, click here.

18th National Health Equity Research Webcast – Jun. 5
The 18th National Health Equity Research Webcast, presented by the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health Minority Health Project and UNC Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, promises sought-after presenters and a distinguished moderator focusing on Social Determinants of Health Disparities: Moving the Nation to Care about Social Justice. This free, interactive session will be broadcast with a live audience in the Tate-Turner-Kuralt auditorium at the UNC School of Social Work and can be viewed over the Internet (webcast). Questions will be taken from broadcast participants by e-mail and toll-free telephone. The webcast will take place on Jun. 5 from 1:30-4 p.m. EDT. For more information, click here.

Join the MCH Leadership and Legacy CoP
In July 2011, at the 4th annual University of Illinois at Chicago Maternal and Child Health Leadership Retreat: Leadership, Legacy, and Community: A Retreat to Advance MCH Scholarship and Practice, participants developed the first ever MCH Leadership and Legacy Community of Practice (CoP). Participants included a wide range of interdisciplinary students and professionals in public, nonprofit and academic settings. The purpose of this CoP is to support the leadership and professional development of community members. The group engages in and develops events, meetings, workshops and trainings that are both valuable to the members and resonant with their professional development needs. Currently, they are focused on ‘leading across the generations,’ ‘self-care,’ ‘leveraging differences’ and ‘leading with authenticity.’ The CoP meets three to four times a year by phone to discuss their agenda items. For more information, click here.