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Global Health & Disasters Course
Date: October 9-20, 2017
Location:Anschutz Medical Campus at the University of Colorado in Aurora
Registration:Register early to lock in your participation!
This international health course is a two-week training offered once a year as part of the University of Colorado School of Medicine Global Health Track. The first week of the course is the Global Health section (October 9-13, 2017) and the second week of the course is the Disasters section (October 16-19, 2017). This course prepares its participants for international experiences and future global health work. The interactive training incorporates readings, lectures, small group problem based learning exercises, technical skill sessions, and a disaster simulation exercise. Have questions? Please contact Molly Moss, Program Assistant, Center for Global Health, at molly.moss@ucdenver.edu.

Are You Ready? The CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule, Exercises and Drills Webinar
Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Time: 2:00pm ET/1:00pm CT
Phone: 888-337-8199
Participant Passcode: 506173
Registration Link: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/ouvb878ca68c&eom
Speakers: Deanna Dahl-Grove, MD, FAAP; Rachel Charney, MD, FAAP; Lisa Marunycz, RN, BSN, MBA

In 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers regulation went into effect. Participating facilities are required to demonstrate compliance with the rule by November 2017. The purpose of the rule is to establish requirements to ensure adequate planning for both natural and man-made disasters, and coordination with federal, state, tribal, regional and local emergency preparedness systems. The regulation outlines four core elements of risk assessment and emergency planning, communication planning, establishment of policies and procedures, and training and testing. The expert speakers on this webinar will describe the key elements of the new regulation and share examples of activities that children's hospitals can undertake to address the exercise requirements of this rule. By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the purpose and requirements of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Emergency Preparedness Rule requirements for participating children's hospitals.
  2. Identify three types of exercise and drills that have been used in children's hospitals to meet the new regulation.
  3. Recognize key resources that participating children's hospitals can use to assist them in meeting requirements​

Describe the purpose and requirements of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Emergency Preparedness Rule requirements for participating children’s hospitals.

Identify three types of exercise and drills that have been used in children’s hospitals to meet the new regulation.

Recognize key resources that participating children’s hospitals can use to assist them in meeting requirements.

​Submit questions ahead of time to DisasterReady@aap.org or live during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

2017 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Expo
Date: November 4-8, 2017
Location:Georgia World Congress Center
The 2017 American Public Health Association (APHA) Annual Meeting & Expo is taking place November 4-8, 2017, in Atlanta, GA. The APHA Annual Meeting is the largest public health meeting in the world. During the four-day meeting, more than 4,000 scientific abstracts will be presented, offering opportunities learn about new research and practice, conduct hands-on assessments of the latest tools and services, network with industry experts and colleagues, and professional horizons. Registration and housing opens June 1, 2017. See additional information about registration fees and travel information. Click here for information on continuing education.  

2017 National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference
Date: November 28-30, 2017
Location:Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
The National Healthcare Coalition Preparedness Conference (NHCPC) is taking place November 28-30, 2017, in San Diego, CA. The conference is intended for health care, public health, emergency medical services, emergency management, health care coalitions, and other professionals to share best practices, training models, plans, tools, and other resources that promote and advance development of health care coalitions and describe effective coalition work in preparedness and response. Registration for the conference is TBD. If you would like to submit your abstract for a chance to present at the 2017 NHCPC, click here. Abstracts are due June 29, 2017.

Columbia Regional Learning Center

The Columbia Regional Learning Center (CRLC) provides free, online certificate training courses, webinars, and lectures designed for individuals working in health systems. All of the CRLC's certificate courses are developed based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Preparedness and Response Competencies and Public Health Emergency Preparedness Capabilities. See the List of Courses.

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