Upcoming Webinars: Progress Review and Leading Health Indicators

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Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment of Syphilis and HIV — A Healthy People 2020 Progress Review Webinar New!

Register Now | August 1, 2017 | 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. ET

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Join us on Tuesday, August 1 at 12:30 p.m. ET for a Progress Review webinar featuring 2 Healthy People 2020 topic areas:

  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • HIV

You’ll also learn how the Bureau of Infectious Diseases in the Louisiana Department of Health is addressing syphilis and HIV. You can find a complete list of presenters on the registration page.

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About Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) include more than 35 infectious organisms that are transmitted primarily through sexual activity. STDs can lead to harmful medical conditions, including poor reproductive outcomes and increased risk of HIV infection. Syphilis is an STD that can have very serious complications when left untreated, but it’s easy to prevent and can be cured with the right treatment.

HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. The virus can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), the last stage off HIV infection, if it’s not treated. HIV is spread through body fluids from sexual contact, sharing needles to injecting drugs, or can be passed from a mother to baby during pregnancy or birth. Unlike some other viruses, the human body can't get rid of HIV completely, even after treatment. So once a person gets HIV, they have it for life. No effective cure currently exists for HIV, but it can be controlled with proper medical care. Treatment for HIV is called antiretroviral therapy (ART). If taken as prescribed, ART can reduce the levels of virus in the body to very low or undetectable levels (viral suppression), dramatically prolonging the lives of many people infected with HIV, keeping them healthy and greatly lowering their chance of infecting others. STDs and HIV remain a significant public health problem in the United State due to their associated health care costs and complications.

About Progress Review Webinars

The Progress Review webinars focus on tracking and measuring the progress of select Healthy People 2020 objectives throughout the decade.

Who’s Leading the Leading Health Indicators? Webinar: Social Determinants Reminder!

Register Now | July 20, 2017 | 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ET

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If you haven’t already registered, please consider joining us on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. ET to learn about progress made toward achieving the Healthy People 2020 Social Determinants Leading Health Indicator. You’ll also hear how Diplomas Now is working to increase high school graduation rates by focusing on chronic absenteeism, behavior, and course performance in school.

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About Social Determinants

Social determinants of health are conditions in the environments in which people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality-of-life outcomes and risks. Our health is determined, in part, by access to social and economic opportunities; the resources and supports available in our homes, neighborhoods, and communities; the quality of our schooling; the safety of our workplaces; the cleanliness of our water, food, and air; and the nature of our social interactions and relationships. Social determinants are often a strong predictor of health disparities—so it’s important to recognize the impact that social determinants have on health outcomes of specific populations.

About Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators

The Leading Health Indicators (LHIs) represent a smaller set of Healthy People 2020 objectives selected to communicate high-priority health issues and actions to help address them. LHIs are used to assess the health of the Nation, facilitate collaboration across sectors, and motivate action to improve the health of the U.S. population.

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