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WHO's aim is to stop ongoing Ebola transmission worldwide within 6-9 months, while rapidly managing the consequences of any further international spread.
Initial human testing of an investigational vaccine to prevent Ebola virus disease will begin next week by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health.
Previously unrecognized health benefits could be realized from fast action to reduce climate change and its consequences.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has launched the We Can Stop HIV One Conversation at a Time campaign, a new national, bilingual communication campaign that encourages Latinos to talk openly about HIV with their families and friends.
Many Americans know little about how Ebola is transmitted and harbor unfounded fears about the possibility of an outbreak in the United States, a new survey shows.
E-cigarettes and similar devices are frequently marketed by manufacturers as aids to quit smoking, or as healthier alternatives to tobacco, and require global regulation in the interest of public health, a new World Health Organization (WHO) report states.
The CDC has created several fact sheets with graphics and illustrations to help understand and explain information about Ebola.
The National Institutes of Health has issued a final NIH Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) policy to promote data sharing as a way to speed the translation of data into knowledge, products and procedures that improve health while protecting the privacy of research participants.
The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in west Africa is unprecedented in many ways, including the high proportion of doctors, nurses, and other health care workers who have been infected.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends offering or referring adults who are overweight or obese and have additional cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors to intensive behavioral counseling interventions to promote a healthful diet and physical activity for CVD prevention.
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell has announced $35.7 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 147 health centers in 44 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico to support patient-centered medical homes through new construction and facility renovations.
A new web page, Ebola Outbreak 2014: Information Resources, is now available from the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) Disaster Information Management Research Center. The resources on this page may be of value to international and local organizations and individuals providing Ebola outbreak-related services in West Africa, as well as friends and family of people in the affected region.
More than a quarter of a million youth who had never smoked a cigarette used electronic cigarettes in 2013, according to a CDC study published in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research.
CDC's new environmental health tools can help prevent foodborne illness.
The magnitude of the Ebola outbreak, especially in Liberia and Sierra Leone, has been underestimated for a number of reasons. Many families hide infected loved ones in their homes. As Ebola has no cure, some believe infected loved ones will be more comfortable dying at home.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have announced the availability of a draft NIOSH Current Intelligence Bulletin, Promoting Health and Preventing Disease and Injury through Workplace Tobacco Policies, for public comment. Comments are due September 15, 2014.
The National Library of Medicine has launched a special display and an online adaptation of "Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection," which presents a selection of historic postcards spanning a century of nursing imagery.
The 2014 version of the Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (Core Competencies) is now available. Following a year-long review and revision process, the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice recently released this updated version of the Core Competencies for use by public health practitioners, educators, and researchers.
A majority of states are not measuring up on legislative solutions that prevent and fight cancer, according to a new report released by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN).
The occurrence of Ebola virus infection in health care workers is a sobering reminder that the preparedness of health care personnel is often a significant factor in Ebola outbreaks. Isolation and strict infection control procedures are essential to prevent spread of the disease.
NACCHO and CDC's Division of Human Development and Disability at the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities have developed four new tutorial videos to enhance the user experience on Disability and Health Data System (DHDS).
Clinicians, practices, and health systems that provide primary care and have achieved hypertension control rates greater than 70% are eligible to enter. The challenge deadline is October 10, 2014.
NACCHO's Informatics Team has released a new issue brief on syndromic surveillance system functionality that contains recommendations on essential components that a syndromic surveillance system ought to include to be considered fully functional.
Local health departments and other community organizations can help their communities to better understand the situation of unaccompanied children trying to cross the border into the U.S. by communicating accurate information and clarifying common misconceptions.
New data show the continued critical need for all pregnant women, regardless of trimester, to receive the influenza vaccination, according to an updated Committee Opinion released by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Three new research awards will address the growing proportion of the U.S. population that has multiple chronic medical conditions.
Ebola, the serious, often fatal disease spread by interaction with the blood or fluids of a symptomatic infected person, has been making headlines across the country. The public is asking questions and wondering if they're at risk.
NACCHO's Model Practices Program honors outstanding local public health practices and shares them through the Model Practices Database. NACCHO will accept applications October 1-30, 2014.
According to a systematic review from CDC's Community Guide Branch, health communication campaigns can change health behaviors when combined with the distribution of free or reduced-price related products. (Community Preventive Services Task Force)
The Ebola outbreak provides an important opportunity for local health departments to review current preparedness plans and ensure procedures are in place to contain any potential outbreaks that may occur now or in the future.
Older people who aren't expected to live more than 10 years are still being screened for prostate, breast, cervical and colon cancer -- even though it is unlikely to benefit them, a new study finds.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a series of updates and actions taken showing its progress in laboratory safety.
In order to support the global efforts to contain the spread of the disease and provide a coordinated international response for the travel and tourism sector, the heads of WHO, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Airports Council International (ACI), International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) decided to activate a Travel and Transport Task Force which will monitor the situation and provide timely information to the travel and tourism sector as well as to travelers.
ASTHO has released an issue brief that provides an overview of the evolution of caregiving policy, highlights caregiving programs and policies, and offers recommendations for identifying and structuring caregiving interventions.
The National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) has modified its eligibility criteria for student candidates to reflect the growing innovation occurring in public health education.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced new procedures that will allow the agency to trace contaminated ground beef back to its source more quickly, remove it from commerce, and find the root cause of the incident to prevent it from recurring.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, in collaboration with the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), is pleased to present the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice supplement entitled "Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Centers: Lessons and Models," available for viewing at no cost.
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) has been activated to support healthcare professionals working on the Ebola public health emergency in West Africa.
Smokey Bear, an icon of public health, is celebrating his 70th birthday. Born August 9, 1944, the creation of the U.S. Forest Service and the Ad Council has over the decades become the center of the longest-running PSA campaign in U.S. history.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers to be aware of products sold online claiming to prevent or treat the Ebola virus.
A panel of ethicists specially appointed by the World Health Organization says it is ethical to give untested treatments to people battling Ebola in the current outbreak.
A listing of top-tier resources for local health departments (LHDs) is now available online to assist in addressing select CDC public health preparedness capabilities.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Cologuard, the first stool-based colorectal screening test that detects the presence of red blood cells and DNA mutations that may indicate the presence of certain kinds of abnormal growths that may be cancers such as colon cancer or precursors to cancer.
The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) has collaborated with the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop Public Health is for Everyone online toolkit. The toolkit can help public health professionals create programs that benefit entire communities, including people who have disabilities.
The 2014 National Preparedness Report provides a status update on the nation's progress toward reaching the national preparedness goal of a secure and resilient nation.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a rule finalizing Oct. 1, 2015 as the new compliance date for health care providers, health plans, and health care clearinghouses to transition to ICD-10, the tenth revision of the International Classification of Diseases.
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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.
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))
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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))
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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))
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Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce
News from the Public Health/Health Administration Section of MLA. (Medical Library Association (MLA))
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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)
FDA press releases and Talk Papers. (Food and Drug Administration (FDA))
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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))
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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))
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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)