Tribal Zika Response and Planning Webinar

The National Indian Health Board (NIHB) presents a webinar on

Tribal Zika Response and Planning: Sexual Transmission of Zika Virus
What do you need to know to be prepared?
*Thursday*, July 6, 2017
4:00 pm- 5:00 pm EST
  Aedes Species Mosquito, CDC

"Never before in history has there been a situation where a bite from a mosquito could result in a devastating malformation." 
-Dr. Tom Frieden, Former CDC Director, Fortune, April 13, 2016

The summer months mean both mosquito and travel season; a combination that can put communities at risk for local transmission of the Zika Virus. Not only must communities protect themselves from mosquito bites and reduce mosquito breeding sites, but they must also put in place strategies that will prevent the sexual transmission of the Zika virus. This webinar will openly and respectfully discuss the sexual risk of Zika transmission, as well as present strategies that are appropriate for clinical and community-based practitioners as well as individuals who are concerned for the health and well-being of themselves, their partners, and their families. 

Topics to be covered will include:
  • The fundamentals of the sexual transmission of the Zika virus
  • Recommended and potential strategies for prevention of sexual transmission of the Zika virus
  • How to incorporate preventative measures for sexual transmission into Zika Action Plans
The intended audience for this webinar is:
  • Tribal leaders and community members
  • Those that conduct health education and promotion activities
  • Tribal health providers and officials 
  • Family planning, OB/GYN, and reproductive health service providers

Host
Brianna Carrier - MPA, M. Ed
Public Health Program Coordinator, National Indian Health Board

Presenter
Foley, Robert - M.Ed.
Chief Program Officer, National Indian Health Board
Robert Foley oversees programs and advocacy initiatives providing technical assistance, training, resource brokering and information dissemination services on Medicare/Medicaid/CHIP; methamphetamine, suicide, and HIV prevention; public health accreditation; and ensuring there is a Tribal voice in congressional activities.  Previously, Mr. Foley worked with the National Native American AIDS Prevention Center delivering HIV TA, creating national prevention and educational materials, and promoting targeted local social marketing efforts.  Mr. Foley worked as a training specialist with the National Network of Prevention Training Centers to train on HIV/STI evidence-based prevention.  Prior, he was a research assistant with the Tri-Ethnic Center for Prevention Research at Colorado State University where he examined substance use and domestic violence prevention in rural and ethnic communities.


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Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada)
1-877-668-4493
Access code: 735 632 144



If you have questions about this webinar please contact Brianna Carrier at bcarrier@nihb.org or call 202-507-4082
 

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