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Health Services Officers (HSOs) are one of eleven professional categories of the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS).  HSOs contribute vitally to the health of the Nation and are an invaluable resource to the Office of the Surgeon General, the PHS, other governmental agencies, and the American public.   more...


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  • Free or Low Cost CHES/CE Opportunities Resources September 2015
    The role of the CHES/CE Opportunities Sub-Committee under the Health Promotion and Health Education Track is to serve as a resource for officers seeking CHES certification and continuing education opportunities related to career development. Attached is a list of free or low cost webinars, trainings, and self-study opportunities for September 2015.

    *** September CHES/CE Opportunity Highlights***

    The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and Academy Health are cohosting the 2015 AHRQ Research Conference from October 4-6, 2015 at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Crystal City, VA. The registration fee is $150 for members and $225 for non-members. You must register by October 3, 2015. There are sveral tracks at the conference including improving health care quality, increasing accessibility to health care and health equity.

    This conference provides the opportunity to earn several continuing education contact hour (CECH). For more information and to register, visit http://ahrqresearchconf.academyhealth.org/home.

    Contact Information:

    For additional information, please contact CDR Karen Beckham at KBeckham@hrsa.gov or LT Janesia Simmons at Janesia.simmons@fda.hhs.gov.

    Attachment: September 2015 CHES/CE Opportunities ChartCHES/CE Opportunity Resource