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August 23, 2018

2018 National Tribal Health Conference

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Travel-Associated Zika Cases and Threat of Local Transmission during Global Outbreak, California, USA: Article Published
Experts at the California Department of Public Health recently published an article about travel-associated Zika cases and the threat of local transmission. The abstract states:
"Zika and associated microcephaly among newborns were reported in Brazil during 2015. Zika has since spread across the Americas, and travel-associated cases were reported throughout the United States. We reviewed travel-associated Zika cases in California to assess the potential threat of local Zika virus transmission, given the regional spread of Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus mosquitoes. During November 2015-September 2017, a total of 588 travel-associated Zika cases were reported in California, including 139 infections in pregnant women, 10 congenital infections, and 8 sexually transmitted infections. Most case-patients reported travel to Mexico and Central America, and many returned during a period when they could have been viremic. By September 2017, Ae. aegypti mosquitoes had spread to 124 locations in California, and Ae. albopictus mosquitoes had spread to 53 locations. Continued human and mosquito surveillance and public health education are valuable tools in preventing and detecting Zika virus infections and local transmission in California."
View this article in its entirety HERE. You can also check out NIHB's Zika hub to learn more and view other resources HERE.

Continuing Education Activity: HIV Testing Intervals for At-Risk Adults

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) and Medscape are proud to introduce a new Continuing Education (CE) activity that describes compliance with recommendations from the CDC for HIV infection screening among persons at increased risk, based on an analysis of 2006-2016 data from the General Social Survey (GSS).

This activity is intended for family medicine practitioners, internists, obstetrician-gynecologists, infectious disease clinicians, pharmacists, public health officials, nurses, and other clinicians involved in HIV infection screening.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will
  1. Assess the percentage of adults who were ever tested for HIV infection and the interval since their last test, based on an analysis of General Social Survey data from 2006-2016
  2. Identify factors associated with compliance with recommendations from the CDC for HIV infection screening
  3. Determine the clinical implications of findings regarding decreased compliance with CDC recommendations for HIV infection screening
To access this FREE MMWR / Medscape CE activity, click HERE

New Diabetes Education Tool: Low Blood Sugar

This diabetes education tool from Indian Health Service (IHS) describes the symptoms of low blood sugar and how to treat it.

View the tool HERE
Contact Lens Health Week
Monday-Friday, August 20-24, 2018

This week is Contact Lens Health Week.  CDC and partner organizations are using the weeks to promote the theme "healthy habits means healthy eyes".  The goal is to increase awareness of healthy habits that can reduce the risk of an eye infection.  

Three key ways to prevent an eye infection: 
  1. Healthy contact lens hygiene habits
  2. Proper use, care, and storage of contact lenses and supplies
  3. Regular visits to an eye care provider
Learn more about contact lens health HERE
Monday-Thursday, September 17-20, 2018 in Oklahoma City, OK 
J oin NIHB for the 35th Annual National Tribal Health Conference!
The National Tribal Health Conference (NTHC) is the largest American Indian and Alaska Native specific gathering each year focused specifically on health. The conference focuses on exploring health policy and its impact on Tribes, advancing Tribal capacity to expand policy work, and policy and political work in the arenas of health care and public, behavioral, and environmental health.

Registration and Lodging
Registration for the 35th Annual National Tribal Health Conference is open now! Registration closes Wednesday, September 12 and will reopen onsite.  You can register, and find information about lodging  here.
Sponsors and Exhibitors

NIHB is honored to welcome your support. We invite you to become an official sponsor of this premier Tribal health care gathering. We offer a variety of sponsorship levels with many benefits included.  Learn more about sponsorship opportunities here
NIHB welcomes a variety of exhibitors and vendors to this premier Indian health conference. Click here to learn more about exhibiting. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis and the deadline to register as an exhibitor is Wednesday, September 12, 2018. 
Save the Date: Diabetes in Indian Country 2019 Conference
Tuesday, August 6- Thursday, August 9, 2019 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Join IHS, Tribal, and Urban clinicians, community health providers, and SDPI grantees at the 2019 Diabetes in Indian Country Conference at the Oklahoma City Convention Center. 
To download the save the date, click here.
To see updates about this conference, or review archived material from the 2017 conference, visit the diabetes in Indian Country website here.