Monthly Archives: May 2014

CDC’s Grand Rounds Presents “Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for Prevention of HIV Infection,” today, May 20, at 1 p.m. (EDT).‏

Join us today for the May session of CDC’s Public Health Grand Rounds, “Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for Prevention of HIV Infection.” This session will be available via live webcast from CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, May 20, at 1 p.m. (EDT) at http://www.cdc.gov/cdcgrandrounds/. The webcast link is only active during the date and time of the session, but all sessions are archived for future viewing.

Each year, an estimated 50,000 individuals become infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in the United States. A new prevention strategy, Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), is intended for high-risk populations to reduce their risk of becoming infected with HIV. PrEP includes daily medication and routine follow-up. When used consistently, PrEP is shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection. If delivered effectively and used in combination with other proven prevention methods, PrEP may help address the HIV epidemic in the United States.

Please join us as we explore the opportunities for using PrEP as another tool to prevent the transmission of HIV and discuss the challenges to effective implementation that must be addressed.

http://www.cdc.gov/cdcgrandrounds/

If you are interested in health education and promotion, check out the free trail to these SOPHE publications …

Free Online Journal Trial Through May 31st

Sign up for a free trial to Health Education & Behavior and Health Promotion Practice, the official journals of the Society for Public Health Education. By registering for this trial, you will have access to the cutting-edge research published in HEB and HPP through May 31, 2014.

Health Education & Behavior (HEB) is a peer-reviewed bi-monthly journal that provides empirical research, case studies, program evaluations, literature reviews, and discussions of theories of health behavior and health status, as well as strategies to improve social and behavioral health. HEB also examines the processes of planning, implementing, managing, and assessing health education and social-behavioral interventions.

Health Promotion Practice (HPP) is a peer-reviewed bi-monthly journal devoted to the practical application of health promotion and education. HPP focuses on critical and strategic information for professionals engaged in the practice of developing, implementing, and evaluating health promotion and disease prevention programs.

https://online.sagepub.com/cgi/register?registration=SOPHE2014

Wisconsin gets recognized!

Wisconsin gets a shout out in an APHA video interview with the Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services. We’re a shining example of using leading health indicators at the state level. 

Watch the new video: Howard Koh, MD, MPH, assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services, sat down with APHA Executive Director Georges Benjamin, MD, to talk about the Leading Health Indicators and how communities can use them to improve health.

More “leading health indicators” resources: http://action.apha.org/site/MessageViewer?dlv_id=52401&em_id=47561.0