Four May APHA webinars on improving the health of our communities

Want to get updated on some hot topics in public health–without moving from your computer? Then you might want to tune in to one or more of these webinars offered in May by the APHA!

The Power of How: Using Tested Metaphors to Build Public Understanding about Environmental Health
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 10:30?11:45 a.m. PDT
See this exciting new set of communications tools and resources on environmental health. While this is the third in the series, you can view the first two and others of interest on the APHA’s Webinars website.

CDC?s Community Guide: Improving the Science of Built Environment and Public Health for Physical Activity
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 11 a.m. PDT
CDC?s Community Guide provides evidence-based interventions and recommendations for addressing public health challenges and chronic disease factors. In this webinar, participants will hear about new updates to the Community Guide that focus specifically on built environment factors to improve physical activity, and hear some examples of how to put such interventions into place at the local level.

Population Health in the context of the Affordable Care Act: The Role and Accountability of Hospitals and Health Systems
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 10-11:30 a.m. PDT
During this webinar, we will provide an overview of the strategic processes, tools and frameworks used by one health system to guide its 35 hospitals in the strategic planning process.
CHES, CME, CNE or OP continuing education credits are available for this activity.

A Public Health Approach to Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. PDT
The CDC has characterized prescription drug overdose as an epidemic. This webinar will feature an overview of the science and include federal and state level prevention efforts.