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There's still time to sign up for the Shifting Upstream Series! Session 1 kicked off with an address from Dr. Judy Monroe followed by an in-depth presentation from Dr. Joey Vrazel on understanding the importance of systems change with the social determinants of health. If you missed Session 1, you can tune in for Session 2 and review the recording of Session 1 for the complete series information. Register today!


New Voices of Long COVID Campaign from Resolve to Save Lives

The new Voices of Long COVID campaign from Resolve to Save Lives is "designed to increase public awareness of Long COVID and promote vaccine uptake—particularly among people ages 18-29—the initiative features testimonials from a diverse group of young adults who are struggling with persistent health problems from COVID-19...The campaign was designed based on the organization's national survey that showed nearly a third of American adults are unaware of Long COVID, and that long-hauler stories can motivate 40% of unvaccinated people to consider getting a COVID-19 vaccine." The organization has created a free toolkit including TV and radio ads, as well as digital material for social media, to promote at the national, state, and local level. Access the resources and spread the word here!

Region V Public Health Training Center leads free COVID-19 Debrief sessions for frontline responders

"Designed for frontline COVID-19 responders, each discussion-based session will provide a safe space to share experiences working through the COVID-19 pandemic. The session will also provide strategies to manage stress and distress and improve self-care. Each session will be led by two clinical social workers who have conducted facilitated processing sessions for local health department staff here throughout the pandemic." RVPTHC will be hosting these sessions on Tuesday, December 14 and Tuesday, January 18 from 12-12:45 p.m. EST. You can sign up for the December session here, or the January session here!

Nominate a Public Health Hero!

We’re gathering information to feature Indiana’s public health heroes in the weeks and months ahead. This includes the governmental and non-governmental workforce, professionals in community based organizations, clinical care partners, academic faculty and staff, and students alike. Use this form to submit a colleague, peer, or even yourself! We've already received some great submissions--keep them coming! Submit your nomination here.

Get involved with the Governor's Public Health Commission and IPHA

IPHA is a part of the Governor's Public Health Commission, which meets monthly with a variety of stakeholders in public health. The meetings discuss current challenges in public health for Hoosiers and bring together representatives from public health, local government, and healthcare associations to identify ways to improve public health services throughout the state.

We are convening a new IPHA Action Team to monitor, discuss, and provide input to the Governor's Public Health Commission. If you are interested in participating, please let us know at [email protected]!

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps is Hiring

There are amazing opportunities at the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHR&R) program at the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. CHR&R is hiring for Co-Directors who are passionate about growing community power to improve health and equity. Lead this national program into its second successful decade and play a role in advancing health and equity across the country. Apply by December 15 here!

Find Trainings from the Network of National Library of Medicine

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The Network of the National Library of Medicine aims to connect individuals with equal access to information. Their efforts include specific outreach to public health departments, and they offer classes and trainings (live or self-directed), CHES credits, funding opportunities, and more. Membership is free and members can network with other member organizations throughout the state! You can being exploring the resources NNLM has to offer by viewing their training schedule here.

Upcoming IPHA Meetings:

Health Equity Action Team Meeting

Tomorrow, December 9, 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Click here to register.

Shifting Upstream: A Call to Action for a New Way of Working

Session 2: Tuesday, December 14, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Click here to register.

IPHA Policy & Advocacy Meeting

Wednesday, December 15, 2-4:00 p.m.

Click here to register.

Governor's Public Health Commission Meeting

Thursday, December 16, 1:00 p.m.

Click here for the livestream link.

Reminder: December Monthly Meet-Up is Cancelled

We will reconvene on January 18 with a presentation from the Indiana Family & Social Services Administration!

Other Public Health Events & Resources:

  • Indiana State Advisory Group from National Library of Medicine is Accepting Applications. Submit your application here.

  • Health and Hospital Corporation is hiring a Grants Coordinator. Read the description and apply here!

  • The Indiana School Health Network is calling for proposals from school health professionals and advocates to present at the 2022 Indiana School Health Network Conference on June 20-21. Proposals are due January 15, 2022. You can view the application here.

  • APHA and Kaiser Permanente have launched a fellowship program & scholarship initiative to provide financial support to the development of diverse, underrepresented public health leaders committed to pursuing health equity for all. Read more about the program here.

  • Follow us on LinkedIn here!
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