Please join the HHS Partnership Center and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the webinar launch of the Zika Health Ministers Guide and the Zika Action Guide for Health Ministers on September 21, 2016 1:30 PM (GMT-4:00) Eastern Time (US and Canada). Health ministers with an interest in the Zika situation in Florida are invited to join a second webinar focused specifically on Florida on September 21, 2016 3:00 PM (GMT-4:00) Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Zika virus is affecting many countries and territories ( and will likely spread to others. It has been shown to cause serious birth defects when a woman is infected during pregnancy. The virus is spread by Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Health ministers, when called or motivated to help their community improve resilience and health, can help educate their communities, mobilize people to help control mosquito populations, and reduce the impact of Zika.

National Webinar

The national webinar is part of continued HHS efforts to increase community resilience, deploy community-based interventions, improve access and use of services, and address the levels of stress in our communities. Over the course of the next few months the Partnership Center will release a series of guides designed to help us work together to build a healthier, happier America.


Kimberly Konkel, MSW, Associate Director for Health,  HHS Partnership Center.



Anne Schuchat, MD, Principal Deputy Director for CDC, RADM, US Public Health

Scott Santibañez, MD, DMin, MPHTM, Associated Director for Science, CDC Division Preparedness and Emerging Infections

Luis J. Ocasio Torres, PsyD, MDiv, Faith Based and Neighborhood Communities Director for the Office of the Governor, Puerto Rico


Attendance information

When: Sep 21, 2016 1:30 PM (GMT-4:00) Eastern Time (US and Canada)


Join the webinar with digital audio, video and presentation formats from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, or Android device.

Please click the link below to join:


Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +16465588656,783191243# or +14086380968,783191243#

If you cannot join through digital audio, you may join by telephone:    Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)

Webinar ID: 783 191 243


International numbers available:


To ask questions, you will need to join through the Zoom platform. Questions will be taken through a chat function in the Zoom platform and read aloud by the hosts.