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Volunteer to be a Moderator

ACHNE is in search of volunteers to help moderate the 21 sessions being presented this year in Baltimore, MD.  This responsibility only requires a little bit of your time, but is invaluable to ACHNE and keeping the annual institute running smoothly.

Moderator guidelines have been developed to give you a better sense of what this role entails. Click here to review.

If you are willing to support ACHNE in this role, please email  Ann Crosse expressing your interest. You may also contact her with any questions you may have.

Thank you so much for your help!

See you in June!

Lori Pierangeli and Susan Lehman

Highlights of the Upcoming Annual Institute

The planning is done. The speakers and presenters are ready for action! All we need now is YOU to come and join the program at the 2017 ACHNE Annual Institute!

Some of this year’s highlights include: Two pre-conference workshops with different foci; more exposure to the posters and the presenters who work so diligently to prepare them; Wake up and Walk 1k, following up last year’s very successful fun run/walk with the President of ACHNE; and Friday evening's, Dine around Baltimore meet and greet dinners to share with friends.  And don’t forget, we will be honoring our colleagues who will be receiving awards at the Friday luncheon.

NEW THIS YEAR! ACHNE will debut it first-ever Silent Auction at this year’s Institute, and we need you to participate. There is no minimum or maximum monetary value for items you may contribute.  If you have an item to highlight your school, state or your region of the US that would be great! The proceeds from the Silent Auction will fund student scholarships so they may attend AI's in future years.  If you would like to contribute and item for the auction, please download the Silent Auction Donation Form and forward to Ann Crosse at ACHNE Headquarters. We are looking forward to a very successful Silent Auction!

See you in Baltimore!

Marcia Stanhope, Program Chair


Registration for the 2017 ACHNE Annual Institute is now open.

Click here to view the program schedule and register!


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EPA May 9 Webinar: Which Came First? The Bed or the Bug? - Bed Bugs 201

Message: Which Came First? The Bed or the Bug? - Bed Bugs 201   EPA Webinar
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 01:00 PM CDT - 02:30 PM CDT

As bed bugs hitchhike across the country, they increasingly find their way into school residence halls, childcare centers, and multi-family dwellings. In this webinar, we will touch on our history with bed bugs and explore in detail recent improvements in bed bug detection, monitoring, and control technologies. 

Our presenters will discuss the importance of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to bed bugs and the latest control strategies for a variety of sensitive environments. IPM is an approach that uses a hierarchy of practices, including education, pest exclusion, sanitation, biological controls, mechanical methods, and chemical options, to reduce unnecessary pesticide exposure while providing sustainable bed bug control.

Learn what you should and should not do when dealing with bed bugs, as well as issues you should be aware of. We'll provide you with suggestions for both interviewing pest management professionals and setting expectations for their services. Join us as we discuss this next level of IPM tactics for bed bug management in your community. 

Space is limited to the first 1,000 to attend. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to join the webinar.

More Info and Register, go to: Please Note: If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, please contact us at at least a week before the event.

posted 4/17/17 delete 5/10/17

Final Report of the National Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, Integrative and Public Health.

Work on health promotion and disease prevention, for individuals, families and communities, is more important now than ever. I hope you will find our work summary, conclusions and recommendations to be useful in your work to improve the health of our nation. 
The Legacy Report has been posted on the advisory group website — the link is:

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Council on Linkages Releases Meeting Schedule for 2017

The Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice (Council on Linkages) has scheduled four meetings to be held throughout 2017. Dates and times of the meetings are as follows:

  • Tuesday, April 11th, from 1-3pm ET
  • Monday, July 17th, from 1-3pm ET
  • Monday, October 2nd, from 2-4pm ET
  • Tuesday, December 12th, from 1-3pm ET

These meetings will be held by conference call and will focus on activities related to the Academic Health Department Learning Community, the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals, and other initiatives of the Council on Linkages. All public health professionals interested in learning more about Council on Linkages initiatives are welcome to attend. Additional information, including agendas and meeting materials, will be available prior to each of these meetings. For more information, please contact Janelle Nichols at

Posted Feb 28, 2017 Remove December 13, 2017


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