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Training Opportunities on TB, Coccidioidomycosis (Valley Fever) and How to Advocate for Health

May-June 2018

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  Valley Fever Symposium


Valley Fever Symposium

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley Medical Offices.

Saturday, May 12, 2018 9AM-3PM, Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley Medical Offices, Lancaster

4 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

Cost: Free, including parking, breakfast, and lunch.

This activity is for health care professionals, especially those practicing in areas such as Antelope Valley where the disease is endemic. Learn from infectious disease and occupational health experts about coccidiomycosis. A veterinarian will present information about coccidioidomycosis infection in animals. Questions and answers will follow the presentations.

  TB Conference flyer


TB Elimination in the US: Mirage or Oasis?

National TB Conference / California TB Controllers Association (CTCA) Spring Meeting

May 21-24, 2018, Omni Rancho Las Palmas in Palm Springs

The National TB Controllers Association (NTCA) and CTCA are jointly hosting the 2018 conference and NTCA is thrilled for this opportunity to network with and learn from their California colleagues. The NTCA sections (National Society of TB Clinicians, National TB Nurse Coalition, and the Society for Epidemiology in TB Control) will convene annual meetings on Monday, May 21st. Consider attending a section meeting to learn and discuss cutting edge information from expert TB clinicians, nurses, and epidemiologists.

The section meetings are open to any conference participant and are not limited to those with a professional background aligned with the sections’ focus. See the agenda for additional details on the section meetings, topics, and presenters for this conference. For questions, email, or call 678-503-0503

  How to be an effective healthcare advocate


Making Your Voice Heard: How to Be an Effective Healthcare Advocate Webinar

Southern California Public Health Association, California Baptist University and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health

Kyle Ragins, MD, MBA, Doctors for America

Archived webinar

1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Cost: Free

Local, state, and federal policies can have a major impact on health. While only a minority of health care providers in LA County are actively engaged in public health advocacy efforts, many desire to leverage their expertise to positively impact policies that promote the health of patients and communities. In this webinar, Kyle Ragins, MD, MBA, explains communication techniques, organizing strategies, and roles for physicians and other health care providers in influencing public policy to promote health.


Public Health offers free CME through webinars and Rx for Prevention articles.

Visit the DPH CME webpage to access CME on hepatitis A, Zika, tuberculosis, HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, mumps, pertussis, and medication therapy management.