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Topics in Public Health

tablet webinarThe Topics in Public Health (TPH) Series is a complimentary educational series that targets public health professionals.

The series meets the need to provide educational offerings pertinent to public health professionals through exposure of topics that directly affect public health.

TPH presents offerings directly related to the Health and Human Services (HHS) Strategic Plan, HHS Secretary's Strategic Initiatives, topics relevant to the DHHS Operating Divisions, and/or other topics directly related to the advancement of public health.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

CE credit is available for physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurses, and certified public health professionals who attend our live webinars. Refer to the Activity Outline for complete CME, CPE, CNE, and CPH information. If CE credit is unavailable, it will be clearly noted.

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Current Offering Information

When: Friday, October 23, 2020
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm EST
Topics in Public Health: Youth Suicide Trends in the United States

CE credit approval: 1-hour for physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and pharmacists (see Activity Outline for more details)

Register here for webcast (public attendees and FDA staff)

Presented by: Brandon Johnson, M.H.S

Abstract: Suicide is a public health issue that has increased in overall rate for the last 17 years while other public health issues have decreased. Suicide remains the 10th leading cause of death and was one of two top-10 categories that didn't decrease in the last year. Over 48,000 individuals die by suicide each year. Despite these challenges, there have been advances in suicide prevention research, strategy, evidence-based practices and efforts. Increasing skills to identify and to assist a person struggling with suicidal ideation may save a life and help prevent a traumatic event for a family and community.

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Registration information will be released via email. Sign up here!

Past Webinars

Date Topics in Public Health Speaker Name(s)
March 20, 2020 Clinical Relevance of Product Quality and Drug Manufacturing
  • LCDR Mahesh Ramanadham, PharmD, MBA
January 17, 2020 Sexually Transmitted Disease & Cervical Cancer Screening: What, When, & How
  • CDR Julia Shemek, WHNP-BC
December 13, 2019 President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) – The Basics
  • CDR Tina Nhu, PharmD, RPh
Friday, November 15, 2019 The Challenge of Cybersecurity in Public Health
  • CDR Misty Rios, APRN, FNP-C, CCHP-MH
Friday, October 18, 2019 Community Health Care - “Extra-Clinical Care”: An Innovative and Systematized Approach to Healthcare Risk Assessments for the Homeless and the Underserved Populations
  • LCDR Kelly Fath, MSN, FNP-BC
Friday, July 19, 2019 Pills, Patches and Rings Oh My! How pharmacists can navigate the road to expand contraception care and STI screening
  • LCDR Thalia Vega, PharmD, BCACP
Friday, June 21, 2019 
The Opioid & Prescription Drug Crisis & Building Recovery-Ready Communities
  • Justin Riley, President & CEO, Young People in Recovery
  • Franklin Erickson, National Program Director, Young People in Recovery
Friday, March 22, 2019 
Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems: An Overview
  • CDR Thomas Addison, PharmD, BCACP, NCPS
  • CDR Jing Li, PharmD, BCPS, cTTS
Friday, December 14, 2018 
Not Your Typical Disaster Response: An FDA View of the 2017 Hurricane Season
  • CAPT Catherine Chew, PharmD, BCGP
  • CDR Emily Thakur, RPh
  • CDR Kelly Ngan, PharmD, MPH
Friday, November 16, 2018  Arresting Tuberculosis (TB): The Challenges of TB Management in an Immigrant Detention Setting 
  • CAPT Diana Elson, DRPH, MA
  • CDR Edie Lederman, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA
  • CDR Geri Tagliaferri, RN, BSN, MPH
  • Nicole Boardman, MPH
Friday, October 19,2018 Advancing Public Health Through the Project ECHO Model
  • Aimee Young,, PharmD, BCPS, CPE
  • Sarah Freeman, PharmD
  • David Espey, MD,
  • Shawna Williams, MPH,CHES
  • Karla Thornton, MD, MPH
  • Christopher Piromalli, MPH, DO
Friday, September 21, 2018  Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network
  • Jennifer L.A. Jones, DVM FDA 
Friday, July 20, 2018

Current Utilization and Payment Trends in Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Therapies for Opioid Misuse and Overdose

  • CDR Matthew Febbo, MBA, RPh
  • Jean Mackey Bennett, PHD, MSM, MSN, RN
  • Hooshang Shanehsaz, RPH

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