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Human testing of a second investigational Ebola vaccine candidate is under way at the National Institutes of Health's Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
Recent intensive efforts to improve collection and reporting of data on tuberculosis (TB) are shedding new light on the epidemic, revealing that there are almost half a million more cases of the disease than previously estimated.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that public health authorities will begin active post-arrival monitoring of travelers whose travel originates in Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Guinea.
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) has been extended to support healthcare professionals working on the West Africa Ebola Outbreak.
As news about the Ebola outbreak continues to dominate headlines, APHA has published the 20th edition of its Control of Communicable Diseases Manual as a key resource for public health professionals fighting infectious disease.
WHO has declared that Nigeria has reached the 42-day mark of no new detected cases of Ebola and is now considered free of Ebola transmission.
USAID, in partnership with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the United States Department of Defense, is calling on the global community to share pioneering ideas that deliver practical and cost-effective innovations to fight Ebola.
Data for Health is a new initiative that seeks to explore how information and data on health can be harnessed to help people lead healthier lives. A pdf describing the program and its advisory committee is provided on the website. (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is tightening previous infection control guidance for healthcare workers caring for patients with Ebola, to ensure there is no ambiguity.
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has launched a Web collecting initiative to capture and preserve selected born-digital content documenting the 2014 Ebola outbreak.
In a new supplement to the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, experts address critical challenges to public health, from workforce development, capacity building, partnership and collaborations, and changes and needs in workforce composition.
APHA's Get Ready 2015 Tips from Tots Calendar to promote preparedness is now available online.
Based on additional information obtained during interviews of close contacts to the second healthcare worker from Texas Presbyterian Hospital who tested positive for Ebola, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is expanding its outreach to airline passengers now to include those who flew from Dallas Fort Worth to Cleveland on Frontier flight 1142 on Oct. 10.
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) seeks an outstanding public health leader to become its next Executive Director. (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Surgeon General and Rallyware, have launched MRC Connect, the first social media application for the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC).
The Meaningful Use Communication Staff at the CDC are reaching out to the informatics community on how the use of electronic health records (EHRs) can be useful in responding to the Ebola crisis.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms that the second healthcare worker who tested positive last night for Ebola traveled by air Oct. 13, the day before she reported symptoms. Because of the proximity in time between the evening flight and first report of illness the following morning, CDC is reaching out to passengers who flew on Frontier Airlines flight 1143 Cleveland to Dallas/Fort Worth Oct. 13.
A second healthcare worker at Texas Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for the index patient has tested positive for Ebola according to preliminary tests performed overnight by the Texas Department of State Health Services' laboratory.
Partners In Health, in partnership with Last Mile Health in Liberia and Wellbody Alliance in Sierra Leone, is planning to supplement the ongoing community and health center work of these organizations in Grand Gedeh, Liberia, and Kono, Sierra Leone.
State and territorial health departments have been mobilizing for months to respond to possible imported cases of Ebola.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed and started using a new, faster lab test for detecting enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in specimens from people in the United States with respiratory illness.
So far federal and Texas investigators haven't determined how a nurse was infected with Ebola while caring for a patient from Liberia, but the event has caused the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to rethink approaches for battling the disease.
As the role of pharmacists in public health grows, the fields are partnering more.
Climate change is a threat multiplier, and the Defense Department is taking steps to incorporate this issue into all planning.
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) and Axiall Water Treatment Group have released "Looking for Trouble-Seeing Eye-to-Eye with Health Inspectors," a report on commercial pool operations and inspections that highlights multiple violations in pool water safety.
The National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) is seeking nominations for item writers for the Certified in Public Health (CPH) examination. Nominations are due October 31, 2014.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Homeland Security's Customs & Border Protection (CBP) will begin new layers of entry screening at five U.S. airports that receive over 94 percent of travelers from the Ebola-affected nations of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell has announced that because of the Affordable Care Act, $283 million has been invested in the National Health Service Corps in fiscal year 2014 to increase access to primary care services in communities that need it most.
The CDC has issued a health advisory to remind healthcare personnel and health officials to elicit travel history of patients and to consider the possibility of Ebola in patients who present with fever, myalgia, severe headache, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, or unexplained bleeding or bruising.
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) has launched a new blog to communicate credible, timely information on issues important to state and territorial public health.
The 2013 Profile has been released and is available on the Administration for Community Living's Aging Statistics page. (Administration for Community Living USA)
CDC has launched the "#20 Million Memorial," a social media effort that honors the more than 20 million Americans who have died from smoking since the first Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health was issued over 50 years ago.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is soliciting written comments regarding new objectives proposed to be added to Healthy People 2020 since the last public comment period in fall 2013.
More than 2.5 million people went to the emergency department - and nearly 200,000 of them were hospitalized - because of motor vehicle crash injuries in 2012, according to the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Ebola virus is transmitted among humans through close and direct physical contact with infected bodily fluids, the most infectious being blood, feces and vomit. (World Health Organization (WHO))
Distance learning professionals from state, local, territorial and international health departments, as well as university and hospital learning professionals who are responsible for developing online training products, are invited to apply to participate in the E-Learning Institute, February - June 2015. Applications are due November 3, 2014.
Four substances have been added in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 13th Report on Carcinogens, a science-based document that identifies chemical, biological, and physical agents that are considered cancer hazards for people living in the United States.
The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department shut off water to thousands of residents, raising concerns about public health.
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has announced that it will gain the expertise of the Public Health Data Standards Consortium (PHDSC) to align clinical data standards and public health data standards, as well as to strengthen the health information infrastructure and workforce.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has announced its new strategic plan outlining how SAMHSA will continue to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders, promote emotional health and wellness, address prevention of substance use disorders and mental illness, increase access to effective treatment, and support recovery. (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA))
Several resources at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) are available to those who need access to health information related to the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
National Health Education Week, October 20-24, 2014, honors the work of health education specialists. (Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE))
Prohibiting smoking in all government subsidized housing in the United States, including public housing, would save an estimated $497 million per year in health care and housing-related costs, according to a CDC study published in Preventing Chronic Disease.
Doctors at the Texas hospital that initially treated the man who visited West Africa and contracted the disease sent him home with antibiotics after a lapse in communication. The miss is drawing scrutiny of the U.S.'s readiness to handle an outbreak.
CDC has released an infographic on intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and stalking. It features the latest findings from the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey.
WHO regards the expedited evaluation of all Ebola vaccines with clinical grade material as a high priority.
Heroin deaths increased sharply in many states, according to a report of death certificate data from 28 states published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in this week's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Forty-two states and the District of Columbia have confirmed a total of 500 cases of Enterovirus D68, the severe respiratory illness that has been infecting children since the summer.
Potential tests to help doctors diagnose influenza sooner and more accurately will advance in development under contracts from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR).
The FDA is calling on America's innovators to submit concepts applying cutting-edge techniques to achieve revolutionary improvements in the speed of the FDA's detection methods for Salmonella in produce. The submission deadline is November 9, 2014. (Food and Drug Administration (FDA))
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed through laboratory tests the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the United States in a person who had traveled to Dallas, Texas from Liberia.
The Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) has announced the publication of a Health Education & Behavior (HE&B) supplement devoted to the latest research and practice to promote healthy aging. All articles in the HE&B supplemental issue are provided through open access.
CDC has released emerging guidelines for Ebola applicable to the public health preparedness national standards for state and local planning.
NACCHO and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication recently conducted a study to gain a greater understanding of public health preparedness for climate change at the local level. (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))
Health workers are among the thousands of people infected during the Ebola outbreak, which is focused in West Africa.
The National Library of Medicine is now a participating institution of the Commons on Flickr. The images include public health posters, book illustrations, photographs, and art work.
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) announces a funding opportunity for small projects to improve access to disaster medicine and public health information for health care professionals, first responders and others that play a role in health-related disaster preparedness, response and recovery. The deadline for proposals is Thursday, June 19, 2014. (National Library of Medicine (NLM) U.S.)
APHA brings together communities across the United States to observe National Public Health Week as a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation.
The National Public Health Week (NPHW) toolkit offers information on event planning, social media promotion, suggested activities, letters to editors, and talking points for each day's theme. NPHW is April 7-13, 2014.
APHA news releases and statements on key public health topics, from health reform to violence prevention to public health funding and more. (American Public Health Association (APHA))
Online portal for public health news, opinion and exchange. (American Public Health Association (APHA))
Weekly e-newsletter that includes the latest in ASPPH news, research developments, funding opportunities, member updates, and faculty awards. (Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH))
Current and archived press releases, media advisories, and press briefing transcripts. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
Recent news stories about CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
CDC health alerts, advisories and updates on emergent health issues. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
Monthly email publication to find out news for health centers, HIV/AIDS programs, rural health, maternal and child health, health information technology and to stay informed of HRSA grant opportunities. (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA))
Links to HRSA press releases. (Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA))
Timely public health news updates from APHA's newspaper. (American Public Health Association (APHA))
New information and health statistics released by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). (National Center for Health Statistics, CDC (NCHS))
Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce
News from the Public Health/Health Administration Section of MLA. (Medical Library Association (MLA))
News from the CDC Public Health Information Network (PHIN). (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC))
(Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce (PIAPHW))
SOPHE news, announcements, and new research findings from Health Education & Behavior and Health Promotion Practice. (Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE))
A daily compilation of news from mainstream media sources around the world, focusing on environmental health, including climate impacts, contamination, sewage infrastructure, water availability and bird flu. (Environmental Health Sciences)
The latest news from the IOM, including information about new reports, activities, meetings, and other noteworthy events. (Institute of Medicine (IOM))
Nonprofit news organization committed to in-depth coverage of health care policy and politics. (Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF))
Ongoing, publicly-available collection of news stories about public health issues facing communities across the nation. News clips are searchable by state or in the following subject areas: budget cuts, County Health Rankings, H1N1, good news and more. (National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO))
(National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD))
(National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) NIH)
Online destination for information and discussion about public health. The content includes daily roundups of public health news and information, profiles of individuals working on the front lines of public health, perspectives from leaders and innovators in public health, and live coverage of events relevant to public health. (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))
Semimonthly updates on new publications, presentations, and other developments from Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. (Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.)
News from the Pan American Health Organization. (Pan American Health Organization (PAHO))
News about the Public Health Quality Improvement Exchange (PHQIX), an online community designed to be a communication hub for public health professionals interested in learning and sharing information about quality improvement (QI) in public health. (Public Health Quality Improvement Exchange (PHQIX))
Recent news releases from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF))
Selected news stories on topics of interest to rural communities. (Rural Assistance Center (RAC))
Press Releases from Trust for America's Health, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives by protecting the health of every community and working to make disease prevention a national priority.
Online news digest from the Center for Health Communication at the Harvard School of Public Health. The site covers critical public health issues from around the world. (Harvard School of Public Health)