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The Association of Community Health Nursing Educators (ACHNE) provides a meeting ground for those committed to excellence in community and public health nursing education, research, and practice. ACHNE was established in 1978 and is run by elected volunteer leaders who guide the organization in providing networking through the quarterly newsletter and membership directory, and providing educational opportunities through publications and the annual Spring Institute. 

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Abstracts for 2017 Annual Institute accepted through December 7, 2016

New Dues Rates
Communication Committee’s June Survey validates the need to make ACHNE membership more accessible to nursing students. All the 2016 ACHNE committees’ goals include students as our future Community Health Nurses. It was when the members spoke through their participation in the Communication Committee’s survey that the ACHNE Board started to make this goal a reality.

The ACHNE Mid Year Board Meeting in Denver on October 27, 2016 voted to increase the Membership dues to $150.00 and to make the Student dues $75.00. The discussion was lively but always came back to the fact the ACHNE need to promote access to nursing students and support the future generation of nurses. The new dues rates will go into effect immediately. Check your renewal notice. We hope this gives you adequate notice. This is our collective effort to bring students into the organization and the process of creating Health Communities.

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Request for Abstract Submissions for the APHN 2017 Conference. Our Theme is "The Power of a Culture of Health: Advancing Health Equity, Social Justice, and Public Health Nursing." The conference is April 23-26, 2017 in San Diego, California. Please consider submitting an abstract and share this Call for Abstracts with your colleagues and other organizations. All abstract submissions must be received by December 12, 2016. We would love to receive poster or podium submissions from ACHNE members!

Posted December 2, 2016

COCA Training Opportunities

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Andy Slavitt: Keeping Medicare's Promise with MACRA https://blog.cms.gov/2016/12/01/remarks-by-andy-slavitt-keeping-medicares-promise-with-macra/

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Mark your calendars! The 2017 Omaha System International Conference: A Key to Practice, Documentation, and Information Management will be held April 20-22, 2017 in Eagan, Minnesota. More details are on www.omahasystem.org/conferences.html. The school host will be the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado. The calls for award nominations and poster abstracts have just been announced. Start planning your responses and see Conferences for details!

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WEBINAR: Cultural Competencies for an Aging LGBTQ Population--Tuesday, December 13, 2016--8 am HST / 10 am PST / 11 am MST / 12 pm CST / 1 pm EST--(please note the time for your location)
This 90 minute webinar will discuss the health and social care needs of older adults in the LGBTQ community. We will highlight the special obstacles faced by this population, opportunities to improve cultural competency and best practices to integrate LGBTQ friendly care into your organization.The target audience includes HRSA grantees, healthcare providers, public health officials, community based organizations and advocates wanting to improve competency in regards to serving the needs of aging LGBTQ patients in their practices.

Free registration in advance is required and space is limited. Please feel free to share this announcement with your colleagues.

For more information, please contact Valerie Gallo at 415-437-8095 or vgallo@hrsa.gov

TO REGISTER, PLEASE GO TO: https://hrsaseminar.adobeconnect.com/aging_lgbtq_population/event/registration.html

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POSITION The University of Washington Tacoma Nursing & Healthcare Leadership program is recruiting to fill one faculty position at either the Assistant Professor (tenure track) or Senior Lecturer (non-tenure) starting in the 2017-2018 academic year.  If you or someone you know is interested in applying or want more information, please see either of the following URLs:

Assistant Professor: http://ap.washington.edu/ahr/academic-jobs/position/aa21464
Senior Lecturer: http://ap.washington.edu/ahr/academic-jobs/position/aa21465
Please feel free to pass this announcement along.
Thank you. David Reyes, DNP, MPH, RN, APHN-BC
Assistant Professor, Nursing & Healthcare Leadership Program
University of Washington Tacoma
1900 Commerce Street
Campus Box 358421
Tacoma, WA 98402-3100
(T) 253.692.5676; (F) 253.692.4424
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 The 2017 Consumer Food Safety Education Conference (To register, visit www.cfsec2017.fightbac.org. Early bird rates (save $50 ) end December 1. ) will focus on behavior change -- the heart of improving food safety practices at home and at work. Learn from our keynote speakers: Dr. Lou Atkins, Centre for Behaviour Change, University College, London, a co-author of The Behaviour Change Wheel Frank Yiannas, Vice President of Food Safety for Walmart and author of Food Safety = Behavior Charles Duhigg, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the New York Times and author of The Power of Habit Primary tracks include motivation and risk perception as keys to behavior change, influencing behavior though physical design, measuring behavior change, targeting at-risk populations and behavior change in the digital age. Details here: cfsec2017.fightbac.org This conference is important for those who educate consumers about foodborne illness. The conference will be a great place to network and engage in collaborative dialog about food safety initiatives. The conference takes place on January 25-27, 2017 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC, and is hosted by the non-profit Partnership for Food Safety Education.

December 1, 2016

New thread has been posted to forum Forums, thread APHN Webinar - CDC Implementation Guide on Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention: What PHNs Should Know by Pam Levin on 12/01/2016 at 7:55AM. 
Please the attached flyer for info on APHN's upcoming webinar:  http://www.achne.org/i4a/bb/index.cfm?page=topic&topicID=7. 
The CDC Implementation Guide on Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention: What PHNs Should Know 
December 6, 2016 (2:00-3:15 pm EST)

December 1, 2016

The Community Guide (website) is a free resource to help choose evidence-based interventions that could be used to improve health and prevent disease in your community. We would like to learn about your use of The Community Guide. If you are a member of more than one Quad Council Coalition (QCC) organization, please only complete this survey once

The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes. Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/useofTCGbyQCC     Thank you in advance for your participation.

Posted November 14, 2016

What Works: Improving Women’s Health

The Community Preventive Services Task Force is pleased to announce the new What Works: Improving Women’s Health fact sheet which features the leading health conditions affecting women and summarizes the Community Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force) findings that can be used to improve women’s health. Information provided in this fact sheet is designed to help public health planners, community advocates, educators, and policymakers find evidence-based intervention strategies to use for developing successful interventions that address heart disease, cancer, and mental health in women.

This fact sheet was developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health (OWH). OWH coordinates women’s health efforts, works with federal agencies and external partners to address important women’s health topics, and supports policies that improve access to health care services.

You can access the What Works: Improving Women’s Health fact sheet from The Community Guide website https://www.thecommunityguide.org/ or from the Topic and Resources pages (https://www.thecommunityguide.org/topic/cardiovascular-disease) (https://www.thecommunityguide.org/topic/cancer)
(https://www.thecommunityguide.org/topic/mental-health) (https://www.thecommunityguide.org/resources).

Print the fact sheet or one-pager as a handout for presentations and exhibits, attach it to webinar materials, or link to it from slides.


Posted November 10, 2016


Teaching Population Health through Student-Run Clinics Webinar
December 13, 2016 | 2:30 p.m. ET
Student-run clinics have been established at many medical schools nationwide. They provide healthcare access to underserved populations, serve as an early clinical training experience for learners, and create an opportunity for interprofessional collaboration. As institutions consider innovative ways to teach population health, some student-run clinics have been a propitious environment for experiential learning of these important principles. This webinar will highlight student-run clinic models from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine External Link and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University External Link, each with an explicit focus on population health. There will be an extended Q&A session at the end.

Posted November 2, 2016

ACHNE 2017 Call for Nominations
ACHNE 2017 Call for Nominations is now open! ACHNE invites you to consider running for office as a board or committee member on the 2017 ACHNE ballot. There are several positions available this year, Please click here to learn more about these positions, eligibility requirements and to begin the nominations process. Please feel free to nominate yourself, or encourage a colleague to run for one of these important leadership positions! Nominations will close on Friday, December 9th.

Posted October 28, 2016

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